Issue 74

We all need escape routes from the hustle and bustle of daily life to unwind and breathe. Sometimes the exit strategy is as simple as a cup of tea, though this issue’s article on the quest for the perfect cup of tea is anything but simple. Tea lover Shane Braverman explores the world of tea, from humble beginnings in a bag of chamomile to loose tea leaves brewed at the ideal temperature.

Battle of the Brains Robotics Competition

Under the direction of professional engineers, kids of all ages apply their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to build a robot of their own design.

Brotherhood of the Saddle

It was quite a sight in Wickenburg, Arizona, as some 150 men on horseback returned to town after five days of riding in the Sonoran Desert.

Dave Hartford, the Boat Whisperer

David shares his life journey building Cypress, a fifty-two-foot sailing schooner that he’s assembling from scratch—a project that is thirty-five years in the making.

Classically Current with Laura U

Interior designer Laura Umansky incorporates elements that are whimsical, yet sophisticated in order to craft a design that she refers to as classically current.

All About Comfort Food

Rick Rodgers shares four deliciously comforting recipes from his cookbook, Comfort Food: Recipes for Classic Dishes and More.

Rolling with the Times

Roll with Sara Thomas as she covers the history of roller skating rinks, from their US arrival in the late nineteenth century to current market trends.