Readers: While called the “Festival of Lights,” Diwali is most importantly a day to become aware of one’s “inner light.” In Hindu philosophy there is an idea of “Atman,” something beyond the body and mind which is pure, infinite and eternal. Today is a celebration of “good” versus “evil”; A day when the light of […]

Readers: As those of you who follow my blog know, I had the opportunity to see the Eiffel Tower on two different occasions last year. I even had the good fortune to have a wonderful dinner in Tour 58 on the first level of the Tower. Today is the 125th birthday of the Eiffel Tower. […]

Here is another one from Charles Apple’s blog. [SOURCE] Charles says: “What a scream. I don’t know for sure who designed it, but my old pal Doug Jessmer — who works there now — tells me: I’m fairly sure that was Thomas Marcetti Jr. I know it was on his screen a bit the last […]

As I near completion of Steven Johnson’s thrilling book, The Ghost Map, I thought I would pause and celebrate the 200th birthday of Dr. John Snow, who created the now famous map that helped identify the cause of the 1854 cholera epidemic in London. I am hoping next weekend to start my multi-part series about […]