Yearly Archives

  • Coronavirus and Matzoh Ball Soup

    Like most people in Maryland, I’m practicing “social distancing” to avoid the Coronavirus and help “flatten the curve” of those catching the virus. If successful, this strategy is unlikely to reduce the numbers catching the virus, but it will spread out the need for medical intervention. China’s Wuhan province was the first struck, and now […]

  • Repairs on Notre Dame Cathedral

    Repairs on Notre Dame Cathedral may take over a decade and cost more than $1 billion. On April 15, 2019, a fire broke out in the cathedral, which was undergoing repairs, and only the heroic efforts of firefighters saved the whole structure from collapse. Begun in 1160, it was largely complete by 1260, although modified […]