Physics From The Farm

The first thing that Ellen Vinson wanted to tell me about her aunt, physicist Melba Phillips, was that Phillips was the only person from Pike County, Indiana, to ever have an obituary in the New York Times.

2015-06-23T11:19:48-04:00June 23, 2015|

How To Make A Building Fall

One Saturday morning when I was eight, my dad took my brother and me downtown to watch a building get blown up. Thousands of people came out to celebrate the event, as strange as that sounds.

2015-02-19T10:49:20-05:00February 16, 2015|
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