| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
By the time you get to Woodstock, you still have 70 miles to go to find the natural amphitheater that became the hallowed ground of rock 'n' roll with the Woodstock music festival in 1969, a kind of ceremonial end to the 1960s. I discovered this on a...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:53 PM
Pete Seeger was a teenager in the 1930s when he heard an Appalachian balladeer perform on an old-fashioned, five-string banjo and fell in love with the instrument, the timeless melodies and, most of all, the words.
"Compared to the trivialities of...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
What a view!
We're standing atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty -- about halfway up the 305-foot, 1-inch climb to the crown -- looking out at the New York City skyline.
Even the jaded high school boys I'm chaperoning can't help but be impressed....
| Nov 3, 2013
Truth is overrated.
Most of the time, it's boring. "The wind blew." So what?
"It blew so hard I saw a chicken lay the same egg twice." Really?
Sometimes telling the truth is necessary, but most of the time the plain truth is just that: plain. It...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:14 AM
A Florida pilot said he felt flat out panic after a bird shattered the front window of his small aircraft -- in mid-air. But if he felt it, he didn't show it: He safely landed the plane moments later.
Rob Weber said he was traveling at 170 mph Saturday...
| Feb 20, 2014
Most breathtaking views in the U.S., according to Men's Journal (tinyurl.com/kucjg65):
• Franconia Ridge, New Hampshire
• Hudson River, New York City
• Charlies Bunion, North Carolina
• The Florida Keys Haystacks
| Feb 8, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Four fascinating things happened in 1955, and one of them was good.
The happy event that year was the opening of the Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River, about 15 miles north of the George Washington.
If you are going to Connecticut, by the way,...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The water thunders down — 700,000 gallons per second, in fact — as we stand underneath Niagara Falls on the famous Hurricane Deck, part of the Cave of the Winds tour. We're totally soaked, but we don't care.
The sheer power of the water...
| Oct 20, 2013
NEW YORK CITY — Time is running out.
It's my first experience using Citi Bike, the new New York City bike share program, and I've made a terrible mistake, I've lost track of time and now it looks like I won't get my bike back to a docking...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Much of what you’ll find during this weekend’s eighth annual, three-day Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance car show will be familiar, if seeing your face reflected in the gleaming fender of a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster can be...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Joyce Brown first came to know Pete Seeger as the child of a Philadelphia labor organizer who, along with his friends and neighbors, found himself in the crosshairs of Sen. Joe McCarthy’s Commie-hunting tribunals in the 1950s. Many of her friends&...