Desert-Loving English?

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  In one of the opening scenes of "Lawrence of Arabia", (1962) when T E Lawrence was introduced to King Hussein, the king asked him, "Please don't tell you are one of those desert-loving English". Mike...

Melancholy, a Ten-Minute Indulgence

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Just to shut you down for about ten minutes, remind you of your place... ...and our place.   Both from Ken Burns films: Lewis and Clark https://youtu.be/llhs1p2xNgo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzTONjssOqc Ashokan Farewell, Civil War https://youtu.be/uZmxZThb084 Ashokan Farewell-Sullivan Ballou Letter https://youtu.be/1VK1KcZoDu0

Maria Georgieva Tracheva, an Art Friend in Bulgaria

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...could use your business. I've known her as Mimi since I first visited the Sofia Flea Market in the center of the city in 1994. I last visited her in 2008, and in those years,...

Comparing 20-year old music tastes in 1965 and 2022

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Culturally this is no small matter. Moreover, natural laws of cultural survival are at stake as well. It's not that bunch of old farts simply think their music tastes were more civilized. You should make...

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker

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One of the first history books I ever read was Fighting the Flying Circus by Eddie Rickenbacker. He was America's "Ace of Aces" in World War I, flying French bi-planes (since we hadn't made...

“Heaven for Climate, Hell for Society”, Hal Holbrook

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  You'd have to watch a lot of Hal Holbrook's presentations to find the one quoted in the title. But I heard off an old LP from 40 years ago, and he was comparing the differences between the North and the South at the time...