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Jun 18, 2014

Rocky Marciano

Rocco Francis Marchegiano, or Rocky Marciano, was born on September 1, 1923, in Brockton Massachusetts. His father worked in a shoe factory, and from a young age, Rocky knew he didn’t want to have a job like that. His first loves were baseball and football. He only took up boxing while in the Army. After short pro baseball stint with a minor league team, he started boxing professionally. He then…   Read More >>

Jun 14, 2014

A Personal Uniform Makes Travel (and Life) Easier

The Basic Uniform

If you visit this blog often and have sharp eyes you might have noticed that I always look to be wearing the same clothes. No - we are not that poor. A couple of years ago I made the intentional move to a “personal uniform” and have found it to be advantageous for life in general and especially for full-time travel.  Lately I came across the phrase “capsule wardrobe” for…   Read More >>

Jun 14, 2014

Panmunjom

Panmunjom was a village in Korea, now located on the border of North and South Korea. In reality, the village of Panmunjom no longer exists. It was destroyed in the Korean War and never rebuilt. However, the name is used to refer to the Joint Security Area, which still exists to this day and is still used to negotiate peace. This Joint Security area was where the Korean Armistice Agreement…   Read More >>

Jun 13, 2014

Liberace

Wladziu Valentino Liberace was born on May 16, 1919 in Wisconsin. He learned, by ear, to play the piano by the age of four. Liberace’s father tried to discourage his son’s interest in piano, and when he saw he could do nothing, he tried to make Liberace play classic music, but Liberace insisted on playing the modern music of the day. Liberace is remembered as being glittery, covered with sequins…   Read More >>

Jun 6, 2014

The Rosenburgs

During the Cold War, America’s fear of Communism was huge. Anything related to Communism was shunned, people were fired simply for being suspected of being communists, and people in the entertainment business were blacklisted for not cooperating with investigations into communism in America. This paranoia led to the Joseph McCarthy attacks - which didn’t prove much, if anything - and investigation into anything related to Communist spying. Julius Rosenburg began…   Read More >>

Jun 5, 2014

Tom Bihn Interview

Boyinks on Bihn

After we decided to go all-in on this full-time travel idea I decided it was time for a technology change. A long-time PC user, I felt it was time to switch to the Macintosh platform. I wanted to be as portable as possible, so chose a MacBook Air as my laptop of choice. That was actually the easy decision. The harder decision was how to carry it. There are a…   Read More >>

Jun 4, 2014

Sugar Ray

Sugar Ray Robinson was born Walker Smith Jr. in the spring of 1921. At the age of 15, he tried to get into a boxing match, but was not old enough to compete. He then went to his friend Ray Robinson, borrowed his birth certificate, and got in at the fake age of 18. Someone at the match referred to ‘Ray Robinson’ as being ‘sweet as sugar’, and thus Sugar…   Read More >>

Jun 4, 2014

How to Recreate Songs in Garageband

You just heard your favorite song on the radio. You think you would like to record yourself singing that song, however, you don’t want to buy the karaoke version. What to do? Instead of illegally downloading it off the internet, try making it in Garageband. First step: Open Garageband. This is under Applications, or, if you want to be all fancy, command-space-garage-enter. This saves you a little time and looks…   Read More >>

Jun 2, 2014

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando Jr. was a renown American actor born on April 3rd, 1924 in Omaha, NE. Best known for the role of Don Vito Corleone in ‘The Godfather’, Brando has also been in movies such as ‘On the Waterfront’, ‘Apocalypse Now’, and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’. On March 5, 1973, Marlon Brando won an Oscar for his performance in ‘The Godfather’. However, he refused the award,  sending Apache descendent Sacheen…   Read More >>

May 31, 2014

H-Bomb

World War II was underway, and America was slightly scared. Japan had managed an attack on a major US base, and if they could hit that, they might be able to attack the mainland. In 1941, the Manhattan Project began - a super-secret program to create an atomic bomb. As the war continued, the project became urgent. The bombs were completed by November 1943. Planes had to be modified to…   Read More >>

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