Alexandria Virginia, A Grave And A Legend

A Short Story Across the Potomac River from Washington is the historic city of Alexandria, Virginia. The city was an active and important seaport in the colonies from the early eighteenth century and has buildings dating back to the seventeenth century. It was originally part of the land ceded to the Nation’s Capital but wasContinue reading “Alexandria Virginia, A Grave And A Legend”

A Vietnam Adventure, An Afternoon Shopping On Dong Khoi Street

A Short Story Spending a few days in Vietnam on two occasions recently, we spent time shopping on Dong Khoi Street in Saigon. (Officially, it’s Ho Chi Minh City, but even the residents still call it Saigon.) Vietnam is bargain hunter heaven, featuring a great exchange rate with the U.S. Dollar which are accepted virtuallyContinue reading “A Vietnam Adventure, An Afternoon Shopping On Dong Khoi Street”

The Surprising Rise Of Graffiti In Barcelona Tells A Concerning Tale

Barcelona is seeing a rapid rise in graffiti which is a sad commentary on what is happening in this city. The Free Catalonia movement and the Spanish governments reaction may be part of the current cause.

Jerusalem, A Ladder And A Church

The story of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and a ladder against a second story window. Recognized by Emperor Constantine in 330 A.D. as the sight of the Crucifixion, burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ the church is one of the most visited sights in the Christian faith.

Bastille Day In Paris

A Short Story An Unexpected Bastille Day Opportunity We had been traveling through southern France for a week and intended to finish with a few days in Paris since that was where we would catch our flight home. When we planned this trip we hadn’t realized that July 14th was Bastille Day. When we learnedContinue reading “Bastille Day In Paris”

1965 And The 4 Minute Louvre

Shortly after graduating high school the summer of 1965 found me in Paris visiting a Parisian exchange student, Jean Paul that had spent some time with my family the year before. At the same time a classmate of mine was also in Paris with her parents. For a few days Jean Paul, Beth and IContinue reading “1965 And The 4 Minute Louvre”

A Bit Of History In Ocala, Florida

It’s unusual to come across an early nineteenth century stockade fort in the middle of a Florida town. Not something you expect outside of Disney World. But on a recent drive through central Florida that is what we found in Ocala. It’s a historically accurate replica of Fort King at its original site. Designated aContinue reading “A Bit Of History In Ocala, Florida”