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Achenblog: September 30, 2007 - October 6, 2007

Gawking at Open Houses

Goin' campin'! And will thus be offline. Now is your chance to post inflammatory and irresponsible comments on the blog. That said, I know you won't. Just do it in your head (always good advice for any situation). In...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 6, 2007; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rick Atkinson on WW2; Plus Two Cents On Fred Thompson

Anyone who saw the Burns series (I saw only some of it, but liked it a lot) would have noticed the tremendous scale of wartime mobilization. No warfare on the cheap back then; everyone was all-in. I thought of...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 5, 2007; 7:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Remembering Downtown Los Angeles 1995

[This just in: I'm told Oprah interviewed Jim Olds of GMU's Krasnow Institute on her XM satellite radio show last night, and they discussed my Outlook story on the mind. Hasn't aired yet. I didn't get mentioned specifically --...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 4, 2007; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
 
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Sputnik and the Space Age [Annotated]

Much that seemed certain in October 1957 turned out to be misunderstood or purely illusory.

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 2, 2007; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (318)
 
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Drop That Cellphone and Back Away Slowly

At the block party last night (I brought, shockingly, beans) we had much discussion of my proposal to stage an 18th Century Weekend. I've discussed it here before: Participants would agree to eschew, and also shun and abhor and...

By Joel Achenbach  |  October 1, 2007; 7:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
 
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