Booknotes

John George Nicolay: The Man in Lincoln’s Shadow, by Allen Carden and Thomas J. Ebert (University of Tennessee Press, 2019) “is the story of an immigrant boy who through hard work, tenaciousness, and a good bit... Read More...

“Look Who in Yonder Manger Lies”

The Putz has become one of the formative activities of my life. By Pastor Roy Ledbetter Photographs Courtesy Pastor Roy Ledbetter The figure of Francis of Assisi in my Nativity scene kneels with a lamb in ... Read More...

MAGNIFICENT MARZIPAN!

It’s not hard to see why we’re “nuts” about this marvelous confection. By Sharon Hudgins • Photographs Courtesy Sharon Hudgins   I admit it: I’ve never met a marzipan I didn’t like. I’ve been in l... Read More...

The Angles and the Saxons

By Peter Pabisch Modern academia questions if the history of Germanic immigration into Britannia is portrayed as belligerent. It is rather believed that after the orderly leaving of the Romans from the year ... Read More...

The World BEAThoven Album

Inspired by the work on 179 European folk songs which Ludwig van Beethoven reworked and rearranged for the Scottish publisher George Thomson between 1809 and 1820, this extraordinary project with an internation... Read More...

TOP 100 Destinations

More than 13,000 foreign visitors to the German National Tourist Board’s (GNTB) online portal from over 50 countries took part in a survey (November 14, 2019 through July 31, 2020) for the TOP 100 destinations ... Read More...

Interlaken

Winter fun between the lakes. By Wibke Carter • Photographs Courtesy Wibke Carter Interlaken in Switzerland is located in a peerless location between glacier-fed lakes Thun and Brienz with the pearly white ... Read More...

CARMEL CHRISTKINDLMARKT

Crowds love its attractions, authenticity, and ambiance By Don Heimburger • Photographs Courtesy Don Heimburger Towering over the Carmel, Indiana Christmas Market is a giant can’t-miss-it 33-foot-tall Weihn... Read More...