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Requiem For A Giant   I started my career with Kodak (1969 to 1976) during their halcyon days of sales and marketing.   I was...

  Jean Paul Gaultier    An Artist Of Couture, Rich And Famous In Inspiration     Blinking, smiling and talking mannequins surprise visitors at the San...

    New York City: a plethora of inescapable pleasures and pandemonium and the adrenalin rush on every corner that has a heart beating for...

with Sandra Grabman     Born in San Francisco to Irish-American parents, Lloyd Nolan was one of Hollywood’s most dependable and respected actors. Whether a...

MacLaine Metamorphosis   Shirley MacLaine’s latest reincarnation will be as Martha Levinson, the Countess of Grantham’s Mum, in the phenomenal television series Downton Abbey.  Stepping...

  My best friend Mike was a cop, now retired.  A very intelligent man except for his choice of vocation, and most would suggest his...

photography by Heide Van Doren Betz   The first sight when arriving in the California desert is that of the towering, imposing windmills. The visuals...

Would that we were all so lucky as to have a favorite relative who proves that life is a banquet, while overcoming insurmountable obstacles along...

I am not a Mac person. I wanted a computer, not to join a religious cult. Back in the stone age of digitization, I got...

PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETER SOLMSSEN   And That’s PIZZAZZ Star Wars, Silicone Valley, Haight Ashbury – these six words spark a plethora of thoughts and images...

Photographed by Heide Van Doren Betz   A private yacht trip from Spain to the Balearic Islands must have been designed in heaven.  Warm sunshine...

      In the early years of Cuban tourism, a decade after the 1959 revolution, the beaches were spectacular and the purported first class...

Over 50,000 books on the American Civil War have been published.  Yet, one came along that blew them all away, Gone With the Wind.  It...

Toronto unilaterally declared itself the world’s most diverse city. In reality this is not a great stretch with 140 languages and dialects throughout this collection...

Photography by Heide Van Doren Betz       Over the past decade, on three occasions, I was the guest of the German Archeological Society,...

I will cut directly to the chase; holocaust deniers are idiots. Israel still has citizens with green tattoos from the death camps, difficult to refute....

  Several months ago the Los Angeles Opera staged Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen, the most discussed and written about work of opera...