18th Century houses, 21st Century cars

It’s been a busy two weeks!  We visited Gunston Hall (pictured above), home of George Mason, the framer of the Virginia Bill of Rights and godfather of the National Bill of Rights.  Thanksgiving was held at my sister-in-law’s; the best part was the fruit salad.  We attended the Alexandria Scottish Festival, where I learned how to dance the cantigall.  I found a 40% silver half dollar at the bank.  On Sunday, Evelyn and I are helping Ian install carpet tile in his basement, and we also expect to see the new 007 movie this weekend.

For those of you who think that electric cars are chronically wimpy wussmobiles, then you should check out this car.  It’s performance curves arch above those of the finest European roadsters and at a third the cost.  And it does it silently; no shifting, no vibrations, no emissions.  This car is a labor of love by a concordance of Silicon Valley tech gurus and engineers.  They’re doing it for the technology, not the money or glamour, so you bet they got it right the first time.

Nifty Wikipedia Thing: the man who invented sulfuric acid

What I’m reading:
"Lost Chance in China" by John S. Service
"The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" by Douglas Adams (I’m reading the Hitchhiker series to Evelyn).


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