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Culture is Alive and Well

The Skirball Cultural Center is a museum located in LA near the Getty Museum. The center was free the day I went. The architecture was akin to a gigantic Torah: We went through the museum that was comprised of two … Continue reading

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City of Lights

Los Angeles can be overwhelming especially if one dislikes traffic. Still, it has much to offer if you decide to go. We took a number of excursions during this particular visit. The first was linked to Oscar weekend. LA being … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Redux

Couldn’t wait to visit the canyon again — cold be damned! There is something mystical about this place that compels me to visit. Someone recently said, “it’s just a big ditch”. Not to me!! Few folks were there and animals … Continue reading

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Snowbirding in Tucson

I’ve never been to Tucson, AZ. until now! Officially, I’m here to attend myriad of Gem Shows that occur every year in Arizona. But the show(s) don’t really be begin until later this week. So some tourism is in order! … Continue reading

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Happy as a Pig in Mud

Right here, in little old Fulton, MO, the two leaders of the free world (in 1946) visited for a day. That’s right, President Truman and Prime Minister Winston Churchill came here by train: Why here; you’re thinking? The college invited … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

Once again I’m leaving in the winter. Heading to Tucson and LA. But first, stopped in Kansas City–actually Harry Truman’s old stomping grounds: Spent the day at the Truman home: Photos of young Harry and Bess — they went together … Continue reading

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Sadness comes with the Territory

Prague was more than I recall–the city has really changed in the past 10-years. Taking a free tour of the city was certainly the right way to start. Kenny is an American ex-patriot who is from Denver. He’s lived in … Continue reading

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Passau, I Hardly Knew Ye

Passau is in Germany on the edge of Bavaria only a few miles fro Austria. The Danube is joined here by two other rivers–the Inn and the Ilz: Our first morning was foggy and mysterious–this is on the Inn River: … Continue reading

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Do you know the way to Cesky Krumlov?

I know it doesn’t rhythm–sometimes things just work that way. We stopped in Linz, Austria and then went to Cesky Krumlov–located in the Czech Republic: potty break along the way: For me it ”twas a return engagement. It was the … Continue reading

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Going Up the “Brown Danube”

Today there was only one stop. This was to the Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig. The day was quite beautiful, however, until we reached the abbey which was located on a hilltop overlooking the Danube River it was hard to see … Continue reading

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