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Archive for February, 2012

Mark Twain on Travel

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. – Innocents Abroad I have found out there ain’t no surer way to […]

Is it too late to change my mind?

To hear Monica McCarthy tell it, one should have a grip on ones core values before making big decisions. She should know. This past year she suspended her acting career and cancelled her wedding. So I started thinking about big decisions in my life and the core values I hold. Core values. Hmmm. Is it […]

Nature Calls

Continuing my grand tradition of public experimentation, I present the first video posted to HMS Henning, but surely not the last. This is a simple presentation, filled with colors (grayscale), motion (subtile) and music (sorry, that would be a copyright violation). These silkworms were busy demonstrating their unique worminess at the Jim Thompson house, now […]

Under the weather and on the road: 13 ways to feel better

This helpful post has been moved to our travel blog, Travel Past 50. Click here for 13 Ways to Feel Better. And get well soon!

Book Review: In Tasmania

In Tasmania is that rare book – a doggedly researched work of non-fiction that reads like a page-turner. For several years after moving to eastern Tasmania from England, author Nicholas Shakespeare pursued all sorts of leads, delving into his past before even understanding his intricate connections to Tasmania and its people. He uncovers a new […]