Posts from the ‘history and literature’ Category


“Because of what you have done,” the President told the astronauts, “the heavens have become a part of man’s world. And as you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquility it required us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to earth.”

Men Walk On Moon – the original New York Times moon landing front page story, July 21, 1969.



A Purple Martin (Progne Purpurea), from America’s Other Audubon – the fascinating story of how one young Victorian woman by name of Gennie Jones changed the face of science illustration through art, science, and entrepreneurship.