Atlas Obscura around the world

Atlas Obscura around the world

Well, this is cool. Atlas Obscura, which “catalogues the most unusual, surprising, and amazing places around the world,” has a clickable map. I have the Atlas Obscura book on my dining room table, and I flip through it at random during breakfast when...
What’s that down there?

What’s that down there?

I posted this to my Facebook friends last month and was pleased I got a winner. I’m returning from a vacation, on my way home to Denver but soon to land elsewhere before getting my connection. The photo is cut off at the top – I’ll try to fix it. But...
Shortwave magic

Shortwave magic

When I was about ten, my grandfather gave me his Zenith shortwave radio. It looked like this. I think he gave it to me because I’d expressed interest in it at his house, and he was not using it. I remember sitting in the basement, the antenna raised to its limit so it...