Category: Made in the USA

Colonial Williamsburg: It’s Not Just for History Geeks

testingColonial Williamsburg: It’s Not Just for History Geeks

Then: your parents paid for you to go into a labor-intensive apprenticeship for seven years with the hopes of your skill supporting the family. You were 12. Now: your parents pay for you to go to college, a social-intensive environment where you also learn whatever you want for four years and then decide what work […]

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Do You Know about the Harmony between Tobacco, Soybeans, and Cotton?

testingDo You Know about the Harmony between Tobacco, Soybeans, and Cotton?

A crop will tap nutrients from the soil, therefore it can’t be planted in the same field two years in a row. In fact, it’s on a three-year cycle. In North Carolina, many farms rotate between tobacco, soybeans, and cotton. I wonder if they grow all three simultaneously on different fields to diversify against the […]

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Did you Know that there’s a BBQ Society?

testingDid you Know that there’s a BBQ Society?

Me neither. I get that BBQ is important. Really, I do. (My Dad makes the most incredible BBQ brisket, mmmm) But perhaps they could focus on making the roads level before memorializing ingredients? Oh, maybe I’m being cranky. You try driving with 5,000 pounds of weight that see-saws on a bad road and see how […]

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What’s a Jewish Girl like You Doing in a NASCAR Place like This?

testingWhat’s a Jewish Girl like You Doing in a NASCAR Place like This?

It’s mandatory to visit something NASCAR when in Charlotte. My friends who live here weren’t aware of this rule, but I gleaned it from the tourism website that fixated on the sport. NASCAR According to Paula It’s admittedly odd that I chose to spend the day exploring the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Charlotte Motor […]

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Did You Know that Space Exploration has Foundations in Weapons?

testingDid You Know that Space Exploration has Foundations in Weapons?

I didn’t. Although rockets do look like missiles, so perhaps if I ever sat down to think about it… Where it Always Begins: War When you visit the U.S. Space & Rocket  in Huntsville, AL there is no doubt about the connection. It all started with a German engineer during WWII. He was “hired” to […]

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