The Wright Brothers

 Just finished the book The Wright Brothers by David McCollough which, I know shockingly, was about the Wright Brothers. It was a well written account of two brothers who had a passion about manned flight. A few things struck me about the book. They made their money building and fixing bicycles, but their passion was…

Mosquito Squashing Days

When I was in about 4th grade, I was sitting on the back step of our house swatting, smashing, and shooing mosquitoes.  I came up with the greatest idea.  What we needed was simple – a Mosquito Squashing Day.  If everyone in the United States would squash two mosquitoes on this day, our problems would…

Watermelon Glass Experiences

A number of years ago, my wife and I took a trip to Colorado. We saw some glasses in a shop that had watermelons imprinted completely around the glass.  We bought them as a nice reminder of our trip and for years we simply called them the watermelon glasses. One summer day I asked my…