America(ns) First?

Remember the good old days of U.S. car manufacturing in the late 1970s and 1980s? No? I don’t either. Those were perhaps the worst years for quality, value, and innovation in the industry’s history. Those years produced the boxy and very bad Chrysler K-car and, in the words of one automotive writer, a Ford Thunderbird… READ MORE


In the online world, it’s trendy to choose a word for the year. This word should guide your aspirations for the coming days, a daily reminder rather than a resolution. In the past, I’ve chosen content, hope and new. My husband chuckled when I told him that because, this year, new definitely happened. Maybe because… READ MORE

Best Part of My Journey

We had seized the day—opportunities homeschool and my mother’s National Park connections afford us—and went up to D.C. last week for the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree. Ask my twelve-year old what she liked best, but don’t believe political leanings have anything to do with her answer. Most twelve-year olds would rather see Kelly… READ MORE

Boeing May Have Just Saved the World, Really

Boeing aircraft company just gave the world a Christmas present. On December 11th, it signed a deal with Iran’s state-run airline to sell 80 aircraft at a cost of $16.6 billion. I have been anxiously awaiting this announcement because of the impact it will most certainly have on the multi-lateral deal to control Iran’s nuclear… READ MORE

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