Historical ink-making

The ink that was used to write the Constitution: you could probably make it from stuff in your backyard.

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Be Milwaukee’s Guest

A recipe for German hot potato salad from a charming food blogger via a 1959 Junior League cookbook.

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Living history: Seattle’s disgusting wall of gum

I saw a father distribute chewing gum to three elementary school age kids, and watched as they dutifully chewed, and then each of them took their gum and put it on the wall while screaming, “Ew, ew, ew!” And then I saw their mother pull out the hand sanitizer. Defiled and sanctified in the matter of minutes.

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Detroit turns 310

Dear Detroit: Happy birthday. And chin up.

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Street signs

“Detroit has no street signs, but Detroit has signs of streets.”

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