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?”
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”
[Photo too disturbing to publish goes here] Flesh, cells and protein rot. You’ve seen vegetables disintegrating into piles of squashed odor and off-beat color. You’ve smelled rancid milk. You didn’t eat that meat or the fish that seemed a little off. You know that wounds are risky sites. Social niceness keeps us in the dark aboutContinue reading “Iatrogenic Disease :: Hello Hospitals?”
OpenStreetMap.org holds a mapping party at Congressional Cemetery on Sunday, July 15 10 a.m. to 3 pm. OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. Two major driving forces behind the establishment and growth of OSM have been restrictions on use or availability of map information across much of the world and the advent ofContinue reading “Mapping Party :: Congressional Cemetery Washington DC”
I recently learned about a project initiated by Everett Pompeii — a college student currently in Japan. Here are his words: “The more people you inspire to get out there, the better off the world is (in my view, anyway). Before we get too far, a bit about me. I’m a college student from theContinue reading “Hitchhiker’s Guide to Earth”
e-Books are just right for travel -lightweight, infinite, a personal library. After CreateSpace handled the formatting, I uploaded the text and images for Pyrenees Pilgrimage, my recent book about walking across France through the Pyrenees Mts. It’s for sale in Kindle format on Amazon.