Washington’s Crossing

Washington’s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer, Oxford University Press, 2004. This book takes us from Boston in March of 1776 to Princeton in January 1777. I found it detailed, yet interesting. The struggle to form and keep an army fighting against the best army in the world at that time is the overriding theme of…

Tree Hunters Part III

What are the biggest trees in the world?  By biggest I mean tree volume not height.  The Giant Sequoia in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California have generally been considered the biggest.  But have all the giant trees been found?  My previous posts on Tree Hunters focused on Europe and Eastern United States tree hunters. …

In Memory

Around 2002 or 2003 when our family was busy with three kids in all kinds of activities my youngest daughter Leisa started begging for a dog.  Finally I gave in and said we would get a dog to replace her two older sisters when they headed off for college.  As that time got close Leisa…