Monthly Archives: July 2014

Unsung Heroes

Don’t you just love ‘unsung heroes’? History dutifully records their exploits, but manages to exclude most of their personal profile. These heroes seem relegated to the shadowy places, away from adoring crowds, and removed from the lights, cameras, and red carpet … Continue reading

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Lessons in Heavy Lifting

Astana, Kazakhstan has more construction cranes per capita than any city in the world, or so I was told by a resident earlier this year. (See, you learn important stuff reading this blog, right?) I find cranes fascinating, and I … Continue reading

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Skepticism – Unveiling the Magic

When David Copperfield declared that he was going to make the Statue of Liberty disappear, I must admit that I was more than a tad skeptical. Not that I wanted to accuse the guy of deliberately deceiving the public, but … Continue reading

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Freedom – “Just Another Word …”?

In 1971, Kris Kristofferson recorded a slightly altered Janis Joplin song that had a particularly haunting line about freedom. He sang, “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose; freedom ain’t worth nothin’, but it’s free.” In spite of … Continue reading

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