AMTRAK (Finally) to Allow Dogs & Cats On Board

Amtrak is inaugurating a policy to allow dogs and cats to accompany owners on select trains. With any luck this testing-the-water move by Amtrak will (finally!) open the door for pet travel on America’s railroads. In Europe dogs and cats (and often other pets) have long been welcomed on public transportation, but for the most […]

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Eight Sites Where You Can Improve Our World While Shopping

  As I write this the holiday shopping season is in full swing.  Maybe you are one of those overachievers that already has all your shopping completed and wrapped? I have a hard time identifying with you, but good for you.  If, like me, you are just starting to think about gifts — or if […]

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN EXPRESS (Imax)

While attending the National Train Day festivities at the stunningly renovated art deco Union Station in Cincinnati May 11, 2013 I checked in to the Imax theater and saw Rocky Mountain Express, a 45-minute IMAX film directed by Canadian filmmaker Stephen Low. The film features a Canadian Pacific Railway’s restored  steam locomotive as it traces the […]

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Eso es lo que ella dijo (That’s what she said): Word Lens iPhone app

iPhone apps are so amazing and so numerous that when they make news it is news. The buzz has been intense over Word Lens from Quest Visual. I understand completely. Anyone who has had their vocabulary or phrase book overwhelmed by trying to order an item from a street vendor menu will lust after this app.

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