July 16, 2024

This is the birthday of Washington Irving, an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for short stories like Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but he also wrote several biographies and served as the US Ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

Today’s feature article is a review written by our Filed Gear Editor, Thomas Christianson.

But first, the results of the writing contest judging.