Steven Johnson wrote a fascinating book, How We Got
to Now: Six Inventions That Made the Modern World. It
was also made into a series on PBS. I watched it, and
Kathy, knowing how much I'd enjoyed it, bought me the
Johnson and I both like to trace the connections
between things. That's why my website has its
structure--so I can explain several different aspects of
the same subject.
Johnson's chapter on "Glass" inspired this month's
website. Glass is a big part of our everyday lives.
Every morning when the sun comes up, I open the
blinds to let the light in through our glass windows. I fill
a glass vessel with orange juice for breakfast. I put on
my reading glasses to read a book or look at
something on the glass computer screen.
Glass has been around for a long time. It was found
among the treasures of the Egyptian Pharaoh
An eclectic website about Women, Christianity, History, Culture and
the Arts--and anything else that comes to mind.