Category: History

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
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
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
There are many contradictory myths and superstitions about black cats -- some good, some bad.

The Black Cat

Bringer of good luck and bad along with a bit of fun

/ October 19, 2018

The Overview Effect

The awe-inspiring experience when Earth is viewed "as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful"

/ October 14, 2018
A hike to the top of Snake Mountain is rewarded with expansive views of Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains.

Snake Mountain

One of the best beginner hiking trails in Vermont with expansive views of Champlain Valley and the Adirondacks

/ September 19, 2018
The making, sharing and eating of mooncakes is a hallmark tradition of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Mooncake

The traditional hallmark of Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations

/ August 28, 2018