Prohibition of alcoholic drinks was attempted in the United States from 1920 to 1933 and was abandoned because it not only failed but caused a huge surge in violent crime and human tragedy.
The War on Drugs was started in 1914 (by an obsessive racist named Harry Anslinger),
Continue reading “Not a Crime but a Misery-Reliever”
There have been many messages expressing regret that Continue reading “Moonlight through Weeds”
The first of this year’s two total eclipses is drawing near: March 9, to be seen from within a narrow path across the Earth:
Continue reading “Wallace and the track of next week’s eclipse”
A year ago died Barbara Murray, whose two little books Continue reading “Nightingales”
It was a December when I learned what had happened to him. Continue reading “In memoriam Robert Burnham”