Are Railways in Peril?

National Rail Networks :: A Look Back in Time The world’s first national rail networks were constructed in Britain, with the first inter-city line connecting the industrial midland city Manchester with the port of Liverpool in 1830. So, are you wondering, which country forged a national rail network next?  France? Sweden, the United States? ItContinue reading “Are Railways in Peril?”

Falcon Dam :: Rio Grande

The 1953 dedication of Falcon Dam created a massive reservoir on the Rio Bravo del Norte, aka Rio Grande. Farmers and villagers were displaced on both sides of the river. A city on the Mexican side was flooded, the inhabitants relocated to new homes built for them by the Mexican government. Towns and farms onContinue reading “Falcon Dam :: Rio Grande”

Gastronomica Reader :: Wikimania 2012

What fun to find that the Gastronomica Reader , which includes my long article about Diana Kennedy and Mexican organic farming,  is on a book list run by an Estonian webrarian! Fun because this connects directly to last week’s Wikimania 2012 in Washington, DC where I met a wikimanian from Estonia, Raul Veede.  Synchronicity and random serendipityContinue reading “Gastronomica Reader :: Wikimania 2012”

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