Now That’s Refreshing!

When Ray Kroc bought McDonald’s, he knew he had stumbled onto something big. The brothers he’d purchased the restaurant from had a great formula, but no designs of expansion. Kroc dreamed of a chain of restaurants, scattered across the country. The burgers, he thought, would draw people in. All he needed was a beverage partner. … Continue reading Now That’s Refreshing!

Sounding the Call

In 2016, Swedish blogger/photographer Jonna Jinton posted a video of herself to YouTube. In the clip, she practices kulning (pronounced “cool-ning”); an ancient Scandinavian singing technique used to call home herds of cattle that had scattered into the mountains. As the singer’s voice resonates across the countryside, cows begin to appear; their bells clanging ever … Continue reading Sounding the Call

A Day in the Life

Howard Tibbals began playing with dioramas around the time he turned seven, back in 1943. You’re familiar with dioramas, right? They’re three dimensional models depicting a scene, often used in grade school classes to help kids learn about history or nature. At some point, each of my three children came home declaring their need for … Continue reading A Day in the Life