We picked up almost 40 pounds of trash yesterday. We meant to walk a mile north and not begin collecting until we turned for home. But there was too much to ignore and we were overloaded by the time we'd walked a mile.  On the way home we realized we could not even complete our [...]


From swimsuits to snowflakes in one predawn session. I read an article this morning by a woman who has decided against giving reviews of items she has purchased online. She finds the process impersonal and the expectation an imposition. She bought a swimsuit she likes and has purchased many times and her continued patronage ought [...]


People often look at life expectancy statistics and assume that people died at the age of 46 in 1900 because medical care was poor and that people seldom lived past age 46. In fact, anyone reaching the age of 46 in 1900 was probably as likely to reach age 75 or 80 or even 95 [...]