There's this prison, you see, but there's something different about it. People who visit don't come away with visions of iron bars and murderers and breakouts and hardened men desperate to find a way out.
Research tells us Americans are getting smarter as time goes by.
You might not be finding much to laugh about these days.
It was half a century ago this month that President John F. Kennedy set a goal for the United States to put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth by the end of the decade.
These figures are staggering:
Let's be Olympic champions, you and me.
A new e-book says the early morning hours -- we're talking about getting up early, not staying awake till the wee hours -- are best for getting things accomplished.
Even the French don't want to live in France anymore.
If you've been watching the Olympic soccer competition, chances are good that you're now in a catatonic state -- drooling on your shirt, immobilized by boredom and trying desperately to suck down enough cans of Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy to keep your peepers open.
Have you ever smelled a dead whale?
I was walking through a gigantic American airport last week when I happened upon a plaque which stirred a memory of two stories from long ago. A bit of research on the Internet -- gosh, it's easy to find out things these days -- turned up the information below.
A recent study released by a Washington think tank says school is too easy for most kids in the United States, failing to challenge them and leaving them bored.
You can observe a lot just by watching, Yogi Berra once said, and I've been doing some observing lately.
"Early to bed and early to rise," said Benjamin Franklin, "makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."
Ralph, who runs a roadside nursery business on the Maine island where Nancy and I spend time, is a conspiracy theorist of the first order.
I was in Boston recently and just down from our hotel, in the heart of the Back Bay, is the Berklee College of Music.
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