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Transport Yourself Into Your Family's Future

Posted on 11/02/2014 12:57:03 AM

Photo albums were the stuff of family memories with yellowed and often torn photos of people without names. Standing stiffly on prop sets intended to provide a bucolic view for the folks back home in Europe, we marveled at their clothes, the mustaches and their erectness. Of course, in many instance..

Transnistria o Pridnestrovia

Posted on 09/21/2014 05:35:59 PM

Transnistria o la República Moldava Pridnestroviana es una de esas sub-regiones que allá cuando empecé el blog más me interesaba. Por ello sale en los subtítulos: cuando pido colaboración a los lectores. Por la ayuda de uno de ellos _gracias Luís Carl..

Gistaín y Hallstatt : dos Shangri-La en Europa

Posted on 09/21/2014 05:30:52 PM

Shangri-La es el topónimo de un lugar ficticio descrito en la novela de 1933 “Horizontes perdidos” ( James Hilton ). Por extensión, el nombre se aplica a cualquier paraíso terrenal, pero sobre todo a una utopía mítica del Himalaya: una tierra de feli..

The Buried Treasure of the Pirate La Buse

Posted on 08/04/2014 11:28:39 AM

We all love a good pirate story. Even though most of the things we know about them are based on books and movies and not even remotely factual, they still manage to capture our imagination. However, history has only been favorable to a select few pirates. We’ve all heard of Blackbeard and Henr..

The Children of Conflict Zones

Posted on 07/29/2014 07:19:59 PM

Childhood is supposed to be a time of wonder, exploration and growth, both emotional and physical. But some of the exploration that children in conflict zones experience does not contribute to the emotional growth we wish for them.  Some will have their emotions blunted in later life and some w..

1950s Britain

Posted on 11/16/2013 11:16:11 AM

Family Britain 1951-1957 David Kynaston 2009     Kynaston's writing is so engaging: he gives enough detail so readers unfamiliar with the culture can enjoy the diary entries written by ordinary folk. There is a mass of information collected in the Mass Observation Archive which Kynaston ..

Who Killed President Kennedy?

Posted on 11/10/2013 07:15:00 AM

The United States has had its share of Presidential assassinations, but none, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln, has stirred up so much interest and so many theories as the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy 50 years ago this month. Generations have grown up not having any experi..

Istria y los Alpes Julianos

Posted on 09/28/2013 05:45:01 AM

En mi proyecto personal de crear un boceto regional de Europa me estoy encontrando con muchas dificultades. Algunas de ellas permanecen sin una solución que me satisfaga. Hoy voy a dar unas pinceladas sobre una de esas regiones. La voy a llamar Istria-Alpes Julianos, por decir algo. Si la..

Waldstätten : la génesis de Suiza

Posted on 09/28/2013 05:41:42 AM

La región de Waldstätten la componen los cantones primitivos de Suiza: Schwyz, Uri y Unterwalden. Abrazan todos ellos junto a Lucerna el Lago de los Cuatro Cantones o lago de Lucerna. Waldstätten es el centro de Centroeuropa, el centro del catolicismo helvético y el centr..

Today, We Remember Hatred Most Vile

Posted on 09/15/2013 10:11:52 AM

There are certain days in the yearly calendar in the US when we stop, perhaps for a moment or more, to remember some event; the end of WWII, the birth of our nation, the murder of a President. But there can be no more sorrowful a day of remembrance than September 15, 1963 when four little girls in..

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