How the Icelandic Volcano Grímsvötn Helped Spur the French Revolution

Photo by Matt I saw this article on the web about these gorgeous lava fields that are covered with moss, and ended up learning about how the same volcano also caused a change weather across parts of Europe. The eruption of Grímsvötn between 1783 and 1784 was one of the most devastating eruptions in recorded …

Always great to catch up with your neighbors at the Tunbridge Fair

I was hanging out at the Fiber Nook outside the sheep barn, when I noticed our good Senator behind me. I instinctively grabbed my camera (aka, iPhone) and handed it to Sarah. Sarah didn’t see Bernie, and thought some commotion or trouble was happening, and that I was “springing to action” (her words). I watched …

Annual Ferris wheel selfie with my beautiful wife, Sarah (2017)

As is our tradition, Sarah and I made the last day of the Fair our date night. We took a stroll, had lunch together, visited with friends and neighbors on Antique Hill, rode the Ferris wheel — smooched when it stopped, enjoyed maple creemees, and checked out all the cool entries in Floral Hall and …