Map Monday, Happy 100th to the US National Park Service

The first national park predates the National Park Service (NPS) by more than 40 years.  In 1872, President Grant created the first national park, Yellowstone.  While inside US territory, the park was not part of an admitted state.  As federal land, the national government assumed direct control.  Various civilian staff… Read more“Map Monday, Happy 100th to the US National Park Service”

Map Monday, Watkins Glen State Park

If you live outside the Finger Lakes region, you probably associate Watkins Glen with auto racing.  The first Watkins Glen Grand Prix was held in 1948. The race utilized public roads and ran through the heart of the town.  After the death of a seven-year-old spectator the race was moved… Read more“Map Monday, Watkins Glen State Park”

Review of Supreme Tiger Princess Dragon

Review of ‘Supreme Tiger Princess Dragon’ by Frank D Rogers (July 2016): Frank D. Rogers’ Supreme Tiger Princess Dragon presents a fast-paced romantic adventure story with a unique genre-crossing depiction of magic and technology.  He deftly intermingles modern elements with classical high fantasy fixtures.  Readers may scoff at the inclusion… Read more“Review of Supreme Tiger Princess Dragon”