Ireland Writes

Christa McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe, a schoolteacher from New Hampshire, was the first private citizen to be selected for space shuttle travel. The Challenger’s immediate ill fate on January 28, 1986 took Christa’s life and bright future, but her short history is that of the ideal public educator. Writer’s note: As a New Hampshirite, I grew up viewing … More Christa McAuliffe

Ah Bing

Food history is long, complex, and often mysterious. Any chance to share little-known stories is something that I jump on. The story of Ah Bing is exactly one of those stories. Ah Bing left nothing behind; his story is only known through hearsay. But his contributions to horticulture are important to recognize, as you’ve likely … More Ah Bing

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