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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
Statues and plaques publicly heralding men who changed America are ubiquitous in Washington, while similar public recognition for women who changed America is scant and obscure.
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…
Charlotte, North Carolina’s airport, the world’s seventh busiest (ranked by aircraft movement), is so unique a standout it could be added to a list as one of the city’s tourist attractions.
Although the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area is thought of as mostly beaches and bars, there are some behind the scenes discoveries to include in the mix for a one or two day sample itinerary by car.
“We will probably have only one camel at the U.S.Supreme Court this year. Hump-free isn’t available,” I heard a female voice explain as I exited a buffet line at a Washington, D.C. event.
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 …
On the eve of our planned trip last week to our favorite August destination, Canada’s Waterton National park, the horrific California forest fires, peripheral in our thoughts, came to our full attention.
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If you want to include a bit of LBJ Texana when you are visiting Washington, don’t look in the U.S. Capitol “corridors of power” where Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973) once reigned supreme as “Master of the Senate;” and from 1963-69 served as the 37th president of the United States.