Category: Enlighten

There's no cocktail that matches the cool, crisp taste of the classic martini.

The Martini

"I had never tasted anything so cool and clean.".... Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms (1929)

/ December 8, 2018
The Strasbourg Christmas Tree, France - December 2017

Capitale de Noël

Exploring the streets and treats of the historic Strasbourg Christmas Markets

/ December 6, 2018
A lover's Christmas gift goes terribly wrong

My True Love Gave to Me

......the 'Perfect Gift' goes terribly wrong in this comical tale

/ December 5, 2018
Apollo 17 photo taken December 13, 1972 on the lunar surface

The Last Moonwalk

A look back at December 1972 -- the last time humans landed on the Moon and walked its...

/ November 30, 2018
FREE to Watch Mars Close Approach on July 31, 2018

Mars Close Approach

A guide to human exploration & finding the best views of Mars in the night sky

/ November 27, 2018
The best places and times to watch for falling stars

Catch a Falling Star

How to catch and snap amazing views of December 2018 Geminids meteor showers around the globe

/ November 26, 2018
The past, present and future of skiing in China

Skiing China

"If your head is not clear, it will clear if you ski"-- Shan Zhaojian

/ November 25, 2018
The beautiful art, history and collecting of buttons.

Beautiful & Fascinating

The art, history and collecting of buttons

/ November 19, 2018

Lincoln @ Gettysburg

How Abraham Lincoln used brilliant communication skills and new technology to lead the country during its darkest, deadliest...

/ November 18, 2018
The Chrysanthemum is the flower of November

Chrysanthemum

The Royal Queen of Fall....beauty, elegance, nobility, and strength

/ November 13, 2018
One of the best cures for a stressed-out body and mind is to spend a little quality time in the forest.

Among The Trees

A walk in the woods is full of surprises and good things for your heart & soul

/ November 12, 2018
Watch On2In2™ LIVE & FREE performances of the opera from around the world

Night at the Opera

FREE To WATCH LIVE - Verdi’s Requiem, Nov 10

/ November 9, 2018

Exploring Yountville

Favorite Y-Walking Tour Stops and Special Events

/ November 8, 2018
Hummingbirds are fun to watch and John Audubon's illustrations in The Birds of America are extraordinary.

Birds of America

FREE to View and Download - John Audubon's remarkable illustrations of birds

/ November 7, 2018
Artist Vincent Valdez paints a tribute to his childhood friend, John, and tells his story of struggle and loss

Lost in Wars

"A eulogy for those who can’t find their way home"-- Vincent Valdez

/ November 1, 2018
Learning about what really happened to my great-grandfather after he immigrated to America from Germany in the 19th century took a lot of genealogical research, and there's still more digging to do. But, I did find Peter, and discovered the cause of his death was not what had been speculated.

Family Mystery

What happened to Peter after he arrived in America? There were no answers, but plenty of speculation.

/ October 27, 2018