The Civil War is typically seen through the eyes of Abraham Lincoln and his frustrations with his generals in the time leading up to and including the first half of the war. It's a long period of time, and usually the period of victory for the north is lost in the rush to close out … Continue reading The General Who Won the War: and Kept the Country Together After
Before automobiles, the telephone, electricity or any large earth moving construction equipment of any kind, the United States undertook one of the greatest engineering achievements in history. They connected the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the country of Panama. https://youtu.be/wJ_W9gIH3WA In the same way that setting out to put a man on the moon was … Continue reading How Do You Build a Canal Before Power Equipment?
In the annals of Professional Cycling, no one dominated the sport like Eddy Merckx. Before the controversies surrounding PED's, Eddy was crushing opponents, and doing it consistently, every week...until of course his insatiable appetite for success became his undoing. In professional baseball, Cy Young has what is considered an unbreakable record 511 career wins. Walter … Continue reading Summer Read Series: A Cyclist They Called “The Cannibal.”
Is it really possible that a book about a horse should warrant a Hollywood movie? Absolutely Yes! And not only that, Laura Hillenbrand's blockbuster book deserves a trilogy. https://youtu.be/Yv6RnFTlu4I Seabiscuit, An American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand is a #1 New York Times Bestseller about the most popular race horse in American history. Yeah, that sounds … Continue reading This Book About a Horse Deserved a Trilogy of Movies, Not Just a Single Feature.
There is an ongoing debate on which to do first. Should you watch the movie or read the book? I think Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand might settle the debate. Louis Zamperini lived one of the most amazing lives you've never heard of. An Olympic runner noticed by Hitler himself, his athletic career is worthy of … Continue reading Read Which First? The Book or the Movie? This Summer Read Might Settle the Debate.
LeMond vs. Hinault. If you don't know what that means, you need to read this book. Even if you're hardly interested in the world of cycling now, getting a behind the scenes look into one of sports' greatest rivalries will open your eyes to the strategy and machinations of this incredible competitive sport. Greg LeMond … Continue reading The Bike is Not all PED’s and Pedaling
"We can put a man on the moon, but we can't spray butter evenly over our popcorn." Hasn't this been said, like, a billion times! No more people! It's real, it's here, and it works! Yes, this is what you've always wanted. All your dreams come true. https://youtu.be/ncjOWVDMz9w The Biem (pronounced beem) Real Butter Sprayer … Continue reading Real. Butter. Sprayer.
8 year old Hannah is just learning English. We adopted her from China only 8 months ago and she didn't speak a word of English this past summer. It's been amazing to watch her progress and growth in such a short time. Heading into this Spring, she's already beginning to read her first chapter books. … Continue reading Hannah’s All Over Junie B. Jones Books
Sam loves baseball. Well, full disclosure here: he loves whatever sport he's currently playing. But right now, he LOVES Baseball. And would you believe that a book has played a significant part in his current passion? Baseball can be a challenge though. It's a complicated sport that moves at a slower pace, coupled with a … Continue reading My Son Loves Baseball Just that Much More Because of this Book.
Picking up doggy waste is a rite of passage for children across the world. You might be tempted to pause and ponder if it's appropriate to give your kids a pass from this generational obligation. It's a legitimate question, and we can't answer that for you. For the rest of you without children of Poop … Continue reading Pooper Scooper? Doo Duty? Dump Patrol? Whatever You Call It, This Device Just Made it Fun.