Beginning in 1763, Charles Mason, a British astronomer, and Jeremiah Dixon, a British surveyor and amateur astronomer, began mapping out the line of demarcation between slave states and free states.
Pulse of the Heartland
“How could it be that the home of Silicon Valley and JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratories) — doing incredible things like indexing all the world’s knowledge and putting rovers on Mars —would build a bullet train
It made headline news for a couple of days and then sort of faded into the background. The iconic Washington Post has been sold to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.
Last week, as we were driving home from a vacation in Bodega Bay, Patty and I listened to a report on the radio about fast-food workers in New York walking off the job.
At 9 a.m. Friday, I watched the technician as he pulled wires and disconnected various elements from one another. When he’d finished, he picked up my computer and took it away. He said it had a virus.
We’re often told that our children are our future. If that’s true, then our future could be rather bleak.
It was the first week of June, and I was 12 years old. Over Memorial Day weekend, my family made the trip from our one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, NY, to Laurence Harbor, N.J., on Raritan Bay.