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The Difference Between Scientists and Engineers

The Difference Between Scientists and Engineers

I recently toured the Lowell Observatory for the first time. Everyone’s favorite sometimes-planet Pluto was discovered here in 1930, though the observatory dates back to 1894. That was before electricity was available from nearby Flagstaff. Back then, Percival...
Ski Resort Architecture and Artificial Warmth

Ski Resort Architecture and Artificial Warmth

Just a few notes on a neglected aspect of architecture: Namely, that cold tends to preserve it. <ahref=”http://billlabrie.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/IMG_0052.jpg”> I was originally going to go off on how ski resorts are stuck in time. Many of...
Guns? America IS the Gun.

Guns? America IS the Gun.

“But it’s not like that in Canada. Canada restricts firearms. They don’t worship guns like they do in the U.S.”     The thing to remember about the US vs. Canada: Canada has a day they celebrate called “Constitution Day.”...

Yo Bae, Who TF is Paul McCartney?

Ahhh, Kids: Back in my day, kids were amazed that solo artist Paul McCartney had been in a really successful band back in the day. The band was called “Wings.” They did that “Silly Love Song” record you could still hear in dentist’s...