Rocket Man—Wernher von Braun

One man’s knowledge and desire helped the United States open a doorway to space. By Peter Vogt   The rise of Nazi Germany and its subsequent defeat caused two different German brain drains, the fi... Read More...

Oberammergau—Passion Play 2020

The Oberammergau Passion Play attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world every ten years—the premiere of the 42nd Passion Play will be on 16 May 2020. The Passion Play goes back to a vow... Read More...

Traveling With No Itinerary

By Bob Bestor Group travel via bus, rail or ship/boat, in which decisions regarding accommodations, transport, sightseeing—and sometimes even sustenance—are made by a tour company, is favored by many. I, on ... Read More...

Butter Me Up!

By Sharon Hudgins Photographs courtesy Sharon Hudgins When I was growing up in Texas, we never ate butter at home. The cooking fats of choice were Crisco vegetable shortening and sticks of solid oleomargari... Read More...