Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

spider webWe like to have visitors. Sometimes, the best visitors are unexpected. In all cases, the best visitors are those who stay overnight but need no accommodations, carry no baggage, require no food, and don’t carry on long conversations. They take up no space and leave behind no laundry or trash. They even help around the house.

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Ten Things That Will Disappear In Our Lifetime

privacy webWhether these changes are good or bad depends in part on how we adapt to them. But, ready or not, here they come. Maybe not in the seniors of today lifetimes but more likely in our children’s.

1. The Post Office
Get ready to imagine a world without the post office. They are so deeply in financial trouble that there is probably no way to sustain it long term. Email, Fed Ex, and UPS have just about wiped out the minimum revenue needed to keep the post office alive. Most of your mail every day is junk mail and bills.

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Great Motorcycle Routes (Try It On a Trike)

farm on route 655 webPA Route 6 and The Grand Canyon
PA Route 6 is more of a journey than a ride, but if you complete the entire trip, you will hit absolutely every example of the best that Northern PA has to offer. Start your trip in Milford, right on the New York border to the east.

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Strange and Unusual Facts

wonder woman 01 webWilliam Marston engineered one of the earliest forms of the polygraph in the early 1900’s. Later he went on to create the comic strip Wonder Woman, a story about a displaced Amazon princess who forces anyone caught in her magic lasso to tell the truth.

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Local Vietnam Veterans Interviewed for Documentary

vietvet statue webNoted filmmaker Ken Burns has a 10-episode documentary on the Vietnam war that premiers on September 17 on PBS. Our local PBS station (PBS39) has compiled a series of podcasts with local Vietnam veterans that give you a firsthand narrative of what the veterans experienced during the war.

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Joy Riding My Way - Inventing a New Ride

walbug 01 webThere are many people who are mechanically inclined and there are people who have imagination. When you combine those two traits the result can be truly remarkable. Thirty years ago Harry Wohlbach, a Macungie resident, took $700, a transmission-damaged VW bug and a crash-damaged 1982 Suzuki motorcycle and created the “Walbug”.

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