Monthly Archives: January 2013

Nightmare Come True

Some people claim that they “never dream.” My understanding is that everyone dreams, but some people—for whatever reason—don’t remember their dreams. Among those who do, there seem to be some pretty much universal themes. Is there anyone who hasn’t dreamed … Continue reading

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Searching for Ancient Technology

As I wrote yesterday, sometimes you just come to the end of the Internet without finding what you’re searching for. This has been the case with a gadget my father mentions in several of his letters from Italy in 1945. … Continue reading

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What is a “five-pound box”?

As I have previously mentioned, I am currently transcribing my father’s letters from Italy during World War II. As I said in “Why I Love the Internet,” it is very satisfying to track down details mentioned in the letters and … Continue reading

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