Walking: America’s Favorite Spectator Sport

In odd Friday news – did you know that a popular competitive sport in the 1870s and 80s was . . . walking? NPR has more: “In the decades after the Civil War there was mass urbanization in the United States [with] millions of people moving into the cities,” Algeo tells NPR’s Robert Siegel. “And [Read More...]

No More Folders

Yesterday, I was putting laundry away and changing the bedsheets and catching up on NPR, and I heard this piece about the new Apple iOS. In case you can’t listen to it right now, here’s the basic idea: the new operating system for iPhones and iPads is releasing very soon, and Apple is finally migrating [Read More...]

Pay It Forward (With Coffee)

This popped up on my Facebook feed this week and made me smile enough that I wanted to pass it along: Tough economic times and growing poverty in much of Europe are reviving a humble tradition that began some one-hundred years ago in the Italian city of Naples. It’s called caffè sospeso — “suspended coffee”: [Read More...]