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50 Years Later: Fort Worth Remembers President John F. Kennedy

JFK photo in Dallas

I’m of that age where I remember exactly what I was doing when I heard the news that President Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas. I was at school and it was recess. I didn’t really understand what the word assassinated meant, but I did know that it was very, very bad. Our teacher gathered […]

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Visit the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas

The San Antonio de Valero Mission was relocated three times, but after becoming the fortress known as The Alamo had only one location.  It can be seen today in that same location, a short distance from San Antonio’s River Walk. The mission turned fortress was the scene of several battles during the Texas Revolution including […]

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Summer Visit to Southern Methodist University

I keep track of the college campuses that I visit much in the same way that I keep track of states and countries I visit.  I’ve found that visiting a campus is a little snippet of real life, a trip off the beaten tourist path to people live, work, and play.  In addition to some […]

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lotus at Kenilworth Gardens, DC

I’m working on the May newsletter (it comes out on the first Sunday of the month) – have you subscribed? […]

Books to Read on Your Next Flight

In honor of World Book Day, I’m updating my progress in the 2017 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge – and in […]

A Dozen Gardens From Around the World

Since the flowers in my garden are not terribly impressive yet - things will be in full color in another few weeks - I turned to some of my blogger friends to get a take on some of their favorite gardens around the world. I selected a dozen of them, one for each month of the year, and hope you can work a visit into one of them during your next vacation.

The days are getting longer, and with flowers blooming in the yard along with a few peeks of the sun […]

Celebrate World Wildlife Day

Today, March 3rd, is UN World Wildlife Day. The UN General Assembly made this proclamation four years ago as a […]