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Friends and acquaintances from around the world are emailing to share with me their personal impressions of the atmosphere created by the coronavirus in their location. A sampling includes Rome, Taiwan and London — with photos.

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When the Library of Congress, in Washington, asked America’s public for help in transcribing historic documents written in cursive penmanship, about 11,000 people across America volunteered in 2019, the first year.

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Even in retirement, Texas-born President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose farm acreage for his “last posting” literally surrounded by the same type of honored warriors he commanded in some of world history’s most famous battles.

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Crashing a car into a large upright piano being pushed across a downtown San Antonio street, not at an intersection, accompanied by musicians brandishing brass instruments, might be challenging to explain later to an insurance representative: One of those, “How did that happen?” incredulitie…

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We were on the phone at George Bush Intercontinental Airport with an airline agent, who was helping us salvage a day of our vacation trip after Air Canada announced that our 6:15 a.m. flight from Houston to Calgary would be delayed about six hours.

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Capitalizing on this year’s 50th anniversary of America’s spectacular Apollo 11 landing of humans on the moon, tour companies are offering Astrotourism: skyward-themed trips to remote stargazer locales worldwide — one of which is in Texas.

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The same intriguing interplay of light and shadow, characterizing the abbreviated life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, echoes symbolically in architect Steven Holl’s design of a new addition, adjacent to the 48-year-old existing Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, on a bank of t…

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America’s 1,912 mile transcontinental railroad, completed 150 years ago when Leland Stanford, Central Pacific Railroad president, drove the final anchoring spike into the tracks at Promontory Summit Utah, fundamentally changed America forever in the same way as the internet did.

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Although it’s only a tiny piece of bright pink ribbon, an enterprising American woman, who headed a cosmetics empire, used her ingenuity to make that pink ribbon a world-recognized symbol of the battle against beast cancer, which although it affects mostly women — also affects men. Entrepren…

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You don’t have to travel to Washington D.C. or Philadelphia to be involved up close and personal to rescue and make more publicly available, America’s most seminal historic documents of the prior 200-plus years.

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In a recent first visit to Mobile, Alabama, a port city of 195,000 on the shores of Gulf of Mexico, the downtown architectural styles and vibe kept reminding me of another place. Then there were the street names: Royal, Dauphin, St. Louis, and Joachim, with black wrought iron balconies over …