Gauge: Railroad to Chariots

Next time you are handed a specification and wonder what horse’s rear came up with it The US Standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4  feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used?  Because that’s the way they built them in England, and the US railroads  were built by English expatriates Why did…

History I Didn’t Know

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I love History. I really love learning about historical things I didn’t know about. Especially if it is about something I thought I knew. I get a kick out of learning the obscure and not so obscure.  Enjoy these three historical vignettes: MARK TWAIN We all know who Mark Twain was, right?  Most folks know Mark Twain as Samuel Langhorne…

TV Commercials Remembered

One day I started to think about commercials.  I started with how different they are these days, much different than I when I was a child.  They seem more sophisticated, more, sublimely engineered to get your attention. Especially kid’s commercials.  That thought brought me to commercials that I remember from my time as a kid.  I would like to think…

Writers block?

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I guess all writers go through it. It seems to have hit me hard. That feeling that no one reads anything you write anyway so why bother writing.  I have turned my attention to crocheting and jewelry making and selling them on my Website. www.craftedbytw.com. (yes shameless plug).  Have actually been giving that most of my attention.  The kind of…