June 2011

85 Years Ago: Andy Griffith was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina

 Happy 85th birthday, Andy Griffith!  read more...

Retropolis Tour of America: Rollerskating Dance Moves that ROCK in Little Rock, Arkansas

These dance moves don't just ROCK. They ROLL! 

When I lived in New Orleans I used to watch the best breakdancers I've ever seen who would regularly perform on the streets. They could do foot work that would almost make you believe they were magical - as if their feet were going to float right up off the sidewalk. At times they would make me wonder how they could do certain moves without breaking their ankles or snapping their neck.  read more...

Happy 100th Birthday, IBM! Cheers to staying modern with age!

People often refer to the generations who are older than them as "old fashioned". There is a stereotype of old people who get stuck in their old habits and old ideas, who are unwilling to change and grow with age. Actually, there are plenty of younger adults who are just as stubborn about their ways, who are unwilling to change their thinking and grow. However, people tend to think of younger people as stubborn, rather than "old fashioned". Once they get older, they'll be called "old fashioned". read more...