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April 19, 2019
Benjamin West [Public domain] Benjamin West, American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace Agreement with Great Britain, 1783-1784, London, England. (oil on canvas, unfinished sketch), Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Delaware, gift of Henry Francis du Pont. From left to right: John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, and William Temple Franklin. The British commissioners refused to pose, and the picture was never finished.
Danecdotes: This week in less-discussed history
April 19, 2019 - 7:30am
April 14, 2019
The word I had in mind is "phenology," which has to do with observing the natural world and keeping a record of it. Photo illustration, Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
The Cracker Barrel: Nature notes
April 14, 2019 - 2:30am
March 31, 2019
Snow flea, close up. Cropped from version on en:wp. Daniel Tompkins, en:User:Plantman2 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (]
The Cracker Barrel: The skeptic and the snow fleas
March 31, 2019 - 7:30am
Breezy Point Mayor's Notebook: Give a hand to our public works department
March 31, 2019 - 2:30am
March 23, 2019
The Last Windrow: Who's ready for the annual Minnesota Twins forecast?
March 23, 2019 - 7:30am
March 17, 2019
Poor Richard, 1739. An Almanack for the Year of Christ 1739. Benjamin Franklin Library of Congress Rare Book & Special Collections Division
The Cracker Barrel: Poor Richard
March 17, 2019 - 2:30am
March 11, 2019
Bormett's Vignette: Memory-filled playlists keep me grounded
March 11, 2019 - 7:30am
March 3, 2019
The Cracker Barrel: Mental antifreeze
March 3, 2019 - 8:30am
February 18, 2019
Filled with wonder, we have no time for feeling bored. The world is a treasure-house of miracles. A lifetime is not long enough to explore more than a fraction of them. Photo Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: A sense of wonder
February 18, 2019 - 10:00am
February 17, 2019
Tom Lillehei
Mayor's Notebook: Participate in changing Breezy Point for the better
February 17, 2019 - 10:00am
February 10, 2019
Bormett's Vignette: A superb Super Bowl abroad
February 10, 2019 - 10:00am
February 5, 2019
By Joseph Duplessis [Public domain]. Portrait of Benjamin Franklin, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, a gift of the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less. {{PD-US}} – U.S. work public domain in the U.S. for unspecified reason but presumably because it was published in the U.S. before 1924.
The Cracker Barrel: Benjamin Franklin
February 5, 2019 - 11:00am
January 20, 2019
Photo Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: 'Norwegian Wood'
January 20, 2019 - 3:30am
January 8, 2019
Every so often a book comes along that changes the way we think about the world. Charles C. Mann's 1491 is one of them. Subtitled "New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus," Mann's book turns our understanding of history upside down and inside out.
The Cracker Barrel: 1491
January 8, 2019 - 3:30am
December 25, 2018
'Ain't no ox can fly!'
December 25, 2018 - 8:00am