Shorpy has a picture of what appears to be a very very early (1927) fax machine.
The abnormally high heat (well, it’s not abnormal any more) continues to pummel the East Coast. Highlights from CNN: It may be near the end of the week before power is restored to some of the millions lacking electricity following weekend storms as another day of sweltering temperatures was forecast for much of the nation Monday. […]
Despite the fact that it’s my hometown, and that my sister, four days later, is still without power––not expected to be restored until Friday––I take some satisfaction (though not to the level of schadenfreude) that our nation’s capital appears to be in the front line of climate change. As the Washington Post tells us: Between […]
This entry is inspired by a conversation I had in Malibu on Sunday. Someone asked me where I grew up, and I said Washington, DC. He said “Wow, that’s a very smart place,” and I agreed, saying I had heard that as well. Actually, I had heard it from an unscientific source: Alex Trebek, saying […]