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By the time I turned 40 I had owned 42 vehicles.  I have enjoyed Austin Healy, MG, Triumph, Jaguar, Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Lexus … you...

At the Hollywood Canteen, Irene Manning entertained servicemen evenings, while wrapping up filming of THE BIG SHOT by day at Warner Bros.  In the JO LEE...

I was attending meetings in Phoenix and agreeably surprised with the resort, the Arizona Biltmore designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was 121°F/49.4°c when I...

  Outshining My Fair Lady, Ascot and the Easter Parade all in one is no easy feat. The 26th Annual New York Central Park Conservancy...

  In 1942, Humphrey Bogart, 43, a two-fisted scotch drinking, five pack a day cigarette addict, with a prolific four letter word vocabulary, veteran of...

All things must come to a beginning.  Had Paul Gavin’s course been charted for him? The movies certainly cast their spell over this impressionable child. ...

My ‘big’ boss was traveling with me and we would ultimately attend a seminar in Detroit that involved his corporate presentation. We worked for a...

  A CELEBRATION OF THE ANCESTOR RICH, FAMOUS OR NOT In much of Latin America death has an important cultural meaning. The past is not...

The Chateau of Versailles gained prominence as the center of French political and social power in the early 17th century. King Louis XIII originally built...

  CREATOR OF WONDROUS CEILINGS, FOUNTAINS, CHANDELIERS AND OBJECTS IN GLASS FOR THE RICH & THE FAMOUS Dale Chihuly has rightfully attained fame and fortune for...

This is not about personal piety. I venerate Hunter S. Thompson. As a child I was baffled by the act of smoking. Lighting up, absurd...

In 1977 and 1978 I lived in Montreal and commuted to Toronto on weekends.  I was in my late 20s and full of myself. Through...

Board and boat sailor, tennis player, terrible musician all tempered by eclectic friends – provides a basis for views and opinions on a broad range...

Berlin’s incredible Museumsinsel is a ¾ square mile island mid city. During World War II, over seventy percent of the original Museum buildings were destroyed,...

There is no place like home more than a cemetery for James Dougan, the keeper of the headstones, especially at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver...

Converts are the worst. Much like the ex-prostitutes in the choir, I sing loudest about TV’s dysfunctional Simpson Family. In its twentieth season, the Simpsons...