Electric planes! Don’t laugh, companies are working on them. Or how about hooking up pods to the bottom of an “airframe” like cargo containers are moved by rail and truck? Yes, those too are under consideration. Sounds good for cargo, but kinda weird for passengers. Kind of like connecting a cabin like those cars that take you from one terminal to another or out to a plane. Maybe or maybe not. Just more of the odd stuff you can check out on the web–but may come true someday.
It’s not too late to plan that summer vacation, but don’t dawdle. If you can’t get there this year, we’ll tell you about places that will still be worthwhile another time. Looking for a good book? We’ll review a few for a variety of tastes. Plus if you want to write one yourself, we’ll offer some fresh tips that might come in handy to reach an audience or make it read well. As always, we’ll provide excerpts and links to interesting items we found on the web and this time an interview with a person making a difference.
Did you watch the PBS series on the Vietnam War? This 10-part, 18-hour film is among the best and most comprehensive feature on that war–with interviews from both sides and more. Stream it from the web and much more on the PBS site. Or take a peek at some beautiful travel photos from Nat Geo.
More on financial planning (boring or droll–it’s important). Weight-loss techniques that actually WORK–the publisher can prove it! You won’t believe how much he’s lost. Building that dream home–realizing a boomer fantasy; another true-life experience. We’ll explain some alternatives and offer tips on buying a house. Plus the usual: Like an interview and items worth noting
You’re already on the web, so why not check out some of the interesting things we found here recently. Like a great photo of Jupiter’s red spot. Or the strange aftermath of a fish spill (yes, that’s what happened) on an Oregon highway. Finally, some cool gadgets for summer–at the pool, the park or wherever you might be enjoying yourself.
A big issue coming in October. A special commemorative feature on author/publisher John Maberry’s 2007 memoir on how his experience in Vietnam led to the great fortune of practicing Buddhism. Planning a trip to Orlando’s Walt Disney World–how far out to plan and why to go there. An interesting and exciting interview and much more.
Great stuff coming in July, on our new schedule. Cirque du Soleil–go see them! How and why to get started early on those retirement savings or maximize them if you didn’t. Tech trends like driverless cars–scary or something to look forward to? An interview with somebody; it will be a surprise but we expect you will find it interesting and we hope inspiring as well.
You’re already on the web, so why not check out some of the interesting things we’ve found. A pie for mathematicians–decorated with pi, out to several digits. A comeback to the email spam/scammers that may make you laugh. A not entirely whimsical answer to the question of “how long does it take to write a book”–in short, it depends. Finally, more on the brain/body connection.
You’re already on the web, so why not check out some of these interesting–or odd, things we’re featuring this issue. The ad blocking arms race; your software versus the web sites that want you to see their ads. The not so new but increasing problem with fake news, especially on social media. Funny food labels in stores–ever seen a banana with seeds? We haven’t either.
What’s coming? See a few highlights from items coming in the next issue. Some humor–but not about politics. More on money–saving for Boomers vs Millennials. Snippets from books not written–our publication agenda for the next decade. A summer travel feature. We’ve been on some good ones. We’ll share our thoughts on what’s worth doing and why.