Other Interesting Stuff

Celsius or Fahrenheit?

The Celsius temperature scale was created in the mid-18th century and is part of the metric system.  It’s also the planet’s “official” form of temperature measurement and has been adopted by the majority of countries around the world. Who among us doesn’t recall... Read More

Turn Left at Greenland

During their first United States tour in 1964, a reporter asked Ringo Starr, “How do you find America,” The Beatles drummer didn’t miss a beat and replied, “Turn left at Greenland!” Well, perhaps it was that simple for Mr. Starr and his friends, but sometimes... Read More

Water, Water Everywhere…

Skiers understand that chairlift conversations can be interesting, informative and…arcane.  One day while riding up on Chair 11, a mother and her daughter from West Virginia, joined me.  Almost immediately after lowering the safety bar and exchanging the usual... Read More

A REALLY Big Problem!

I love reading the letters-to-the-editor and the Wisdom-from-the-Web comments that detail the significant concerns of the valley’s residents.  While issues such as the height of the proposed new Crossroads center, the cyclist v. pedestrian war-of-the-pathways, and the... Read More

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

Folklore tells us that witches and witchcraft permeated life in the western world since ancient Rome.  Why then is there such a paucity of witches in modern society?  Considering that today is Halloween I decided to investigate the matter and offer a possible... Read More