Tropical Storm Issac: A view from the Acreage

I moved to the Acreage in Loxahatchee nearly a decade ago. We went through Hurricanes Francis, Jean and Wilma but have never seen flooding like this. Indian Trail […]

Doodle 4 Google 2012 Contest

Google “Doodles” are those fun graphics we see posted on Google’s home page that make up the Google logo. Google started using Doodles to commemorate birthdays of […]

Back by popular demand: More military memes

I think about our men and women in uniform every day and appreciate the hard work and sacrifices that they and their families make. So in honor of […]

The ‘Boys of Summer’ are back and there’s an app for that

Today marks the official start of baseball season (though the Marlins had their official season opener last night) and not everyone can be in front of their television to watch […]

The greatest Peep show on Earth

For the past six years around Easter, the Washington Post has its annual Peeps Diorama Contest. There were many creative entries depicting some of the most iconic […]

Military unveils new ‘heat beam’ weapon

The Active Denial System, called ADS for short, is a non-lethal weapon that has been in development for 15 years. It delivers a man-sized heat beam on […]

Navy to test humanoid robot to fight fires

The Navy has teamed up with Virginia Tech and the University of Pennsylvania to develop a humanoid robot to fight fires on-board its vessels. The Navy Technology Center […]

Military ‘memes’ worth a thousand words

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. I enjoy these posters, also known as “memes,” and they are just too good not to share. Reminds […]

The Dogs of War

Anyone who knows me is well aware that I have a great love of our military and a great love of dogs, especially the German shepherd. Our […]

Online strike over Internet censorship

If one of your favorite websites isn’t working today, it may be because it “went dark” in protest of the SOPA bill. SOPA is the acronym for the Stop […]

Times Square New Year’s ball – an American icon

In 1904, German Jewish immigrant and New York Times owner Alfred Ochs selected a new home for the newspaper. The New York Times Tower was situated on […]

Misprint in advertisement sparks a Santa tradition

In 1955, Colorado Springs-based Sears and Roebuck Co. ran an advertisement at Christmastime urging children to call Santa Claus. The phone number was misprinted in the ad. […]

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