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Passengers board Trans World Airline Constellation aircraft. c. 1940's. (Library of Congress)

The Apple’s of the Skies

My grand-pop had a small plaque on his wall commemorating the day he had flown 100k miles on a commercial plane. In the 1960′s, earning that plaque was an honor. Men and women wore suits and dresses, they drank coffee and wine in gathering lounges—traveling by plane was not only an experience in and of […]

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Will We See the Northern Lights from North America Tonight?

Tonight in North America, we might be treated to rare glimpse of a colorful sky caused by a solar flare that occurred on Thursday morning. Aurora borealis (called aurora australis in the southern hemisphere) is a result of solar flares that cause radiation from the sun to interact with atmospheric protons–that’s when colorful beams of light start to dance […]

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Pike Place Market, Seattle

Favorite Local Spots in Seattle’s Pike Place Market

You may know downtown Seattle’s Pike Place Market as an outdoor farmers market where flying fish soar through the air. But to a local Seattleite, the pockets of the Market exemplify much more than just a place to sit on a carved bronze pig for a candid snapshot.  So then, what is “the Market” to a native Pac-N-Westerner? Let’s dive […]

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