DNA and Chimerism

We have all heard about the guy who served 25 years or so  for a crime he did not commit.  He was fortuitously saved from further incarceration by DNA testing. Released as an innocent man we all celebrate modern science and its amazing ability to reveal the truth in these cases and exonerate the poor guy.   But what if DNA…

Patriot Josiah Bartlett

In 1774, Josiah Bartlett’s house burned down.  Although never proven, it was rumored the fire had been set by his political enemies. Bartlett was a Tory, a rebel, and Royal Governor John Wentworth was, of course, a Whig.  Bartlett had joined the Colonel assembly in 1774 and became part of the Committee of Correspondence. It was then he began his…

Western Railway Museum Trains pt 2

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The second train ride we had  was an example of the interurban rail system. Again this was also electric. I always thought that the telephone poles you see next to the train tracks were  the remnants of the telegraph lines, but it turns out that some of them were electric lines to power the trains. The interurban train got it start when…

Emphysema Update Video

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Second video for my update on living with emphysema. I did this one on my phone so its a bit shaking sorry..I talk with my hands. I  also held the phone the wrong way. Oops, still learning. Anyway, good subject this time.If there is something you would like me to talk about I would be happy to do my best. Leave…

Robert Morris, Founding Father

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The portly merchant sat with a rather large group of other merchants at the local tavern in Philadelphia.  He was raising his mug full of Metheglin. (A mead made with spices and herbs) to St Georges whose day they were celebrating.  The year was 1775 and Robert Morris had just received word of the Lexington Massacre.  He was no fan…