Urge to travel, need for a change

Today an old acquaintance from my days as an English teacher in Japan put up some pictures of Packwood House in Warwickshire, England.  One great thing about teaching in Japan is I made a lot of friends;  the English teachers came from many English speaking countries and many Japanese staff members married them.  From this […]

Railroad Tracks

The US standard railroad gauge is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That’s an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that’s the way they built them in England, and English expatriates designed the US railroads.