Category Archives: history

Primitive Technology: Forge Blower

I invented the Bow Blower, a combination of the bow drill and forge blower to make a device that can force air into a fire while being easy to construct from commonly occurring natural materials using only primitive technology. I … Continue reading

Posted in archaeology, history, science, technology, video | Leave a comment

What The Hell Was Megadeth, Arizona? — Cuepoint — Medium

This is the story of how an unlikely threesome—a girl, a heavy metal band and their fans — pioneered the web at its infancy, bucked the status quo and proved that the Internet wasn’t a fad. It’s 1994. I’m working at Capitol … Continue reading

Posted in history, music, technology, web | Leave a comment

The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus

The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times – Facts So Romantic – Nautilus.

Posted in education, history, science | Leave a comment

The 40-Year Slump

What has vanished over the past 40 years isn’t just Americans’ rising incomes. It’s their sense of control over their lives. The young college graduates working in jobs requiring no more than a high-school degree, the middle-aged unemployed who have … Continue reading

Posted in history, home, kiddos, money, reflection, work | Leave a comment

Unwelcome tasks and burdens

…Town notables, as town autonomy vanished, found they had become subordinate implements of the imperial bureaucracy, and the life went out of their public functions, which grew every decade more disagreeable, more profitless and more oppressive. They had to be … Continue reading

Posted in books, education, history, money, reflection, work | Leave a comment

river of monks | gregfallis.com

Interesting…Des Moines as “the Monks” never quite settled with me. I look forward to learning more about this alternative explanation: But there’s more. One of the first people to call the river by its European name was the French Jesuit … Continue reading

Posted in archaeology, des moines, funny, history, iowa | Leave a comment

Exclusive: The first pictures of blood from a 10,000 year old Siberian woolly mammoth

This is bizarre. Exclusive: The first pictures of blood from a 10,000 year old Siberian woolly mammoth.

Posted in archaeology, history | Leave a comment

A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – Books on Google Play

A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – Books on Google Play.

Posted in books, history | Leave a comment

Maquoketa Caves State Park

Maquoketa Caves State Park.

Posted in history, iowa, kiddos, out and about, places to visit, walking | Leave a comment

The Art of Living: A 1924 Guide | Brain Pickings

via The Art of Living: A 1924 Guide | Brain Pickings.

Posted in art, books, education, history, hobby, home, kiddos, reflection, technology, time management, work | Leave a comment