29 September 2010

Story on NPR About Maglites and How They Are Still Made in the USA

There was a story on NPR this morning about Maglites and how they are still made in the United States.
Besides the fact that they are virtually indestructible, it's also nice that I can support American industry when I buy flashlights.

19 September 2010

On Not Lobstering on Yom Kippur

There was an article in yesterday's New York Times, here:
about a Jewish lobsterman and how he fits in with the culture of Deer Isle, Maine.  As you might guess, Deer Isle does not have many Jewish people.  He talks about that, but also talks about how lobstering, in it's own way, fits into the Jewish tradition.

09 September 2010

On Dreams

There was an article in the Science section of the New York Times about how dreams appear two ways.  First, they might appear as the result of a day's emotional events.  Second, though, there is almost a "rerun" effect.  They'll "play," if that's the right word, a week or so later.   Here's a link to the article: