Lincoln’s Rock is a remote overlook nestled in the Blue Mountains of Australia. It lies at the end of a rough dirt pathway and involves a steep scramble over rocks and scraggly brush. The view, however, is well worth the detour from the main road. The ground drops away suddenly revealing a gorgeous valley of … Continue reading Here I Am Starved
The hottest title on Netflix right now is Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Based on the professional organizer’s 2014 book, and introduced to coincide with New Year’s resolutions, the show has everyone talking. Fans are quick to share how Kondo’s KonMari method has changed their lives. Detractors will tell you why it simply doesn’t work … Continue reading The Quest for Joy
In 2008, the city of Perth in Western Australia adopted a program called “Forgotten Spaces.” Focused on the city’s central business district, the plan focused on revitalizing the downtown area by updating its laneways and arcades; the narrow streets and alleys located between the towering office buildings. These spaces offered intimate potential settings for small … Continue reading The Conversation
On Friday night Mother Nature passed through Lubbock, leaving behind our first snowfall of the season. Residents woke up Saturday to between seven and twelve inches of snow, with a steady curtain of the white stuff continuing to drop until mid-day. Cold temperatures and icy conditions led local authorities to recommend staying off of the … Continue reading How’s Your Driving?
Last year, scientists in Seoul, South Korea, approached Vanesa Semler of Dorado, Puerto Rico with an odd request. They wanted to know if they could clone her dog. Semler’s furry friend Milly is very small, even for a Chihuahua. In fact, “Miracle Milly” holds the distinction of being the world’s smallest dog by height. According … Continue reading Desirable DNA
My name is Scott Voland. It was given to me by my parents and forms the core of my identity. At the same time, I acquired other names - son, grandson, cousin. In time, I also became known as brother, schoolmate, and friend. Over the years, I’ve added other names; other identities. Some were the … Continue reading Who Do You Think You Are?
Just days after writing about the inventor of Liquid Paper, I came across this typewriter. It’s a Remington Portable #2. According to my research on the serial number, it was manufactured in May of 1924. It was the 813th unit produced that month. I discovered this treasure in an old warehouse. It was hidden away … Continue reading More Stories Yet to Tell