In a couple of days we commemorate 67 years from the official end date of World War II (2 September 1945). To date (thank goodness) it remains the biggest conflict in the history of mankind, involving 100 million military personnel and resulting in 50-70 million fatalities. Let us do all we can to ensure these … Continue reading At the WWII Memorial in DC
Earlier this month (on August 7th to be exact), my website turned 12. Yes, I've been writing and publishing online since 2000! I also got two unexpected gifts around the anniversary date. One of my articles got featured on the home page of WordPress.com (in the Freshly Pressed section). It was the second time I … Continue reading It’s my website’s 12th anniversary
In just a couple of years, we'll be coming up on the 100th commemoration of the start of World War I. Whether you think of the 28th of June, 1914 or the 28th of July of that same year as its start, it was a war that left an indellible mark on Europe and on … Continue reading At the WWI Memorial in DC
Sure, the Cherry Blossoms Festival draws big crowds in DC, but the cherry blossoms that really get me going are the ones in our very own garden! We have a truly wonderful cherry tree that grows next to our house. It makes the juiciest and most delicious cherries ever, and it makes so many of … Continue reading Our very own cherry blossoms
We had fun at the 2006 Cherry Blossom Festival, as you'll see from the photos. There were more people that year -- they grew from year to year, as I pointed out before. Ligia and I took our time walking around and I got some interesting photos as a result. I think when you compare … Continue reading DC Cherry Blossoms in 2006
Today is International Women's Day, so I'd like to wish all the women reading this a wonderful year in which their dreams come true. Where would we (men) be without you? The answers to that question are frightening. I certainly wouldn't be here without one particular woman (my mom) and I wouldn't be the man I … Continue reading Flowers for Women’s Day
For those of you who want to keep up with the YouTube Next Chef and Next Trainer programs, YouTube publishes weekly wrap-up episodes, where they highlight what we're learning and producing. This week's Next Chef video features Thanksgiving recipes and we're thrilled to see that Ligia's recipe was chosen as the video thumbnail and as … Continue reading Thanksgiving recipes from YouTube Next Chef
A little while ago, we heard about a contest Google had announced, called the YouTube Next Chef Program. We immediately thought about Ligia's cooking show, Ligia's Kitchen, and what a great fit that would be for the contest. Ligia applied, but didn't think she'd win, particularly because the field of applicants was global, and the … Continue reading Ligia was chosen for YouTube’s Next Chef program!
The cast of "The Princess Bride", one of my all-time favorite movies, reunited recently for a photoshoot featured in Entertainment Weekly, and they gave a couple of interviews afterwards. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR5hpfOAbsU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enxmJWPgffY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abBjXMNFHPY What a great movie, and what a great cast! I'm so glad the movie is still well-liked today!
A new site design went live yesterday. If you haven't checked my site in a while, click through to see it, it's worth it. The new header image is a panoramic photograph taken atop the Parang Mountains, on the Transalpina Road, which I just wrote about. The header also celebrates the 10-year anniversary of my website … Continue reading New site design