Here is how we made Ancient Roman Vermouth from a 2000 year old recipe (and almost went blind).
The Livermore Centennial light bulb has been on, continually, for over 100 years. If this doesn't blow your mind then hearing stories from retired Fire Chief Thomas Bramell about how they used to hit it with footballs because they had no idea how old it was will definitely make you thing this bulb has super... Continue Reading →
This year I was fortunate enough to get a little face time with José González the owner of the oldest restaurant in the world, Botin (www.botin.es), located in Madrid, Spain. This year the city will be hosting the world renowned Davis Cup Tennis tournament (www.daviscup.com) in association with Kosmos Tennis (www.kosmostennis.com) so I was sent... Continue Reading →
Come take a quick flight with us over San Lorenzo La Escorial, the Royal holy seat of the Spanish Catholic Church, and a beautiful complex that was built by King Philip II of Spain. Just one hour outside of Madrid this makes a perfect day trip to get into the middle of paradise. Check out... Continue Reading →
If you travel an hour west of Madrid, you will find yourself in some of the most beautiful green landscape imaginable. This is San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and the site of the historic residence of the king of Spain, built by Philip the second in the 16th century. This controversial building constructed by Juan... Continue Reading →
Anthropedermic Bibliopegy. Yeah. It has an actual term when you bind a book in human flesh, because, well, it's that common I guess? What is a leather bound book? Cowpedermic Bibliopegy? That sounds stupid. In anycase there is one hidden, sorta, inside a very unique library in Boston called the Athenæum. It is actually the... Continue Reading →
In the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, Massachusetts is the Mapparium: a three-story stained glass globe, flipped inside-out so the left-right orientation is correct. A 30-foot-long glass bridge runs straight through the globe. Standing in the center of those 608 stained glass panels, you can see the inside-out world in perfect scale. And It.... Continue Reading →
Boston is such a cool and unique town, one of the oldest in America with a ton of interesting history, and the Brattle Bookshop is definitely not to be missed if you are looking for something unique, historic, and truly Boston. https://youtu.be/PvbK2Jtxif8 Owned by the Gloss family and opened in 1825, the Brattle Bookshop has... Continue Reading →