“The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance”

My comrade John at Pencil Revolution has posted a review of Henry Petroski’s  "The Pencil: A History of Design and Circumstance": "The text is extremely engaging, even though we non-engineers might be tempted to be wary of reading a book... Read More

12/04/2006

Sketching Paris

Photo:Mona Bismarck Foundation "It nearly always pays to take the long route in Paris. If you have time to spare, instead of going straight to your destination, you ought to veer from the path by a street or two to... Read More

12/04/2006

End of the Journey

Heart-breaking, awe-inspiring images by Edward Burtynsky of salvaged ships in Chittagong, Bagladesh. Shipbreaking. LINK [Thanks... Read More

12/04/2006

Hebrew Calligraphy

"The Letter Aleph has 3 distinct parts and 10 laws concerning its form. There is an upper Yud, a lower Yud, and a body that is similar to a Vov. There should be a clear connection from the body of... Read More

12/04/2006

Jefferson Moses’ Diaries

"The diary was presented to Jefferson Moses by his father when he was home on furlough in September,   1863. His initial entries were irregular but starting on October 16, he seldom   missed a day until his discharge in June, 1865.... Read More

12/04/2006