Earlier this week the featured document from the U.S. National Archives was a drawing of the Matinicus Rock Lighthouse on the coast of Maine. The drawing is one of many in the Designs for Democracy series published by the National Archives.Designs for Democracyis an online exhibit created by theNational Archives and Records Administration. The exhibit features drawings sketches and pictures that demonstrate the creativity and ingenuity of Americans through history. The exhibit is divided…

Earlier this week the featured document from the U.S. National Archives was a drawing of the Matinicus Rock Lighthouse on the coast of Maine. The drawing is one of many in the Designs for Democracy series published by the National Archives.Designs for Democracyis an online exhibit created by theNational Archives and Records Administration. The exhibit features drawings sketches and pictures that demonstrate the creativity and ingenuity of Americans through history. The exhibit is divided…

Land's End (Cornish: Penn an Wlas or Pedn an Wlas) is a headland and holiday complex in western Cornwall, It is the most westerly point of mainland Cornwall and England, is within the Penwith peninsula and is about eight miles (13 km) west-southwest of Penzance at the starting and finishing point of the A30 road.   Land's End has a particular resonance because it is often used to suggest distance. Land's End to John o' Groats in Scotland is a distance of 838 miles (1,349 km) by road and this…

Land's End (Cornish: Penn an Wlas or Pedn an Wlas) is a headland and holiday complex in western Cornwall, It is the most westerly point of mainland Cornwall and England, is within the Penwith peninsula and is about eight miles (13 km) west-southwest of Penzance at the starting and finishing point of the A30 road. Land's End has a particular resonance because it is often used to suggest distance. Land's End to John o' Groats in Scotland is a distance of 838 miles (1,349 km) by road and this…

A mosaic depicting the Pharos of Alexandria, from Olbia, Libya c. 4th century AD.The Lighthouse of Alexandria, was a lofty tower built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom  280 - 247 BC. With a height variously estimated at 120 - 140 m, it was one of the tallest structures on Earth for many centuries. Badly damaged by three earthquakes between 956 and 1323, it then became an abandoned ruin. In 1994, French archeologists discovered some remains of the lighthouse on the floor of Alexandria’s Eastern…

A mosaic depicting the Pharos of Alexandria, from Olbia, Libya c. 4th century AD.The Lighthouse of Alexandria, was a lofty tower built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom 280 - 247 BC. With a height variously estimated at 120 - 140 m, it was one of the tallest structures on Earth for many centuries. Badly damaged by three earthquakes between 956 and 1323, it then became an abandoned ruin. In 1994, French archeologists discovered some remains of the lighthouse on the floor of Alexandria’s Eastern…

Maine sums up its philosophy quite simply—just look at the bottom of any Maine license plate. What word do you see? Vacationland! Indeed the state of Maine has earned that title. Every season, hordes of visitors travel to Maine for all types vacations. The state of Maine is divided into 8 distinct regions of tourism.

Maine sums up its philosophy quite simply—just look at the bottom of any Maine license plate. What word do you see? Vacationland! Indeed the state of Maine has earned that title. Every season, hordes of visitors travel to Maine for all types vacations. The state of Maine is divided into 8 distinct regions of tourism.

Famous landmark: The White Cliffs of Dover, with a lighthouse on top, seen from the car ferry port.

The crumbling cliffs of Dover: Now France is even further away as thousands of tons of chalk crash into sea as winter takes its toll

Famous landmark: The White Cliffs of Dover, with a lighthouse on top, seen from the car ferry port.

Elegance Creek- Kitsap County- The fall is divided in two by a jutting piece of basalt at the rim. The falls crash into a small splash pool in a small grotto, framed by fallen cedar trees and green rock walls.

Elegance Creek- Kitsap County- The fall is divided in two by a jutting piece of basalt at the rim. The falls crash into a small splash pool in a small grotto, framed by fallen cedar trees and green rock walls.

Split Rock Lighthouse - Minnesota...  wow, three of my favorite things.  Lake Superior, Fall leaves and lighthouses.

Split Rock Lighthouse - Minnesota... wow, three of my favorite things. Lake Superior, Fall leaves and lighthouses.

Good evening from Maine where I'm getting ready to fly to the Georgia Educational Technology Conference  tomorrow. I'll be speaking there ...

Good evening from Maine where I'm getting ready to fly to the Georgia Educational Technology Conference tomorrow. I'll be speaking there ...

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