Will the REAL Independence Day Please Stand Up?

Happy Birthday to the United States of America!   Wait...what? America's birthday is generally accepted to be July 4. Independence Day. A day filled with ┬áhot dogs, fireworks, and flags. The day our founding fathers banded together to declare independence from Great Britain, marking the end of colonial rule and the birth of a new … Continue reading Will the REAL Independence Day Please Stand Up?

It’s All The Farmers’ Fault…Again!

It's that time of year again. A time of simultaneous joy and dread, elation and despair, all depending on which side of the fence you sit. Summer. Break. That too-long but oh-so-short hiatus in school schedules and homework, book reports and science projects, early mornings and jam-packed afternoons. It's weeks upon weeks of bare feet, … Continue reading It’s All The Farmers’ Fault…Again!

The Czar, The River, and the Thistle

Springtime in the southern plains. Although the days of the black dusters have long-since passed, March and April still bring with them the ferocious winds that once doomed the barren grasslands. While gone are the dunes that once piled against fences and buried unfortunate automobiles, stick around long enough and you might still see a … Continue reading The Czar, The River, and the Thistle

Einstein’s “Greatest Mistake”

March 14 marks 140 years since the birth of Albert Einstein, the renown physicist, Nobel Prize winner, and father of the atomic age. Or was he? Although the first two labels are most certainly correct, the third moniker--though widely-held--may not be entirely correct. Especially if you ask Einstein himself. Born in Ulm, Germany in 1879 … Continue reading Einstein’s “Greatest Mistake”