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  • Galena, Ill., offers a lovely sense of home and a deep peace

    Galena, Ill., offers a lovely sense of home and a deep peace
    Scratch Brittany, scratch the Cotswolds: The prettiest place I've ever been, anywhere in the world, is Galena, Ill. It's also the only place on the planet where I feel truly at home. More than 40 years ago, I fell in love with Galena for its history and...
  • Oddball Washington, D.C., monuments give quirky history lesson

    Oddball Washington, D.C., monuments give quirky history lesson
    Sure, the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument are must stops for visitors touring the nation's capital. But what about Sonny Bono Park? Or the Maine Lobsterman Memorial? Or the Cuban Friendship Urn? They're all here, as are scores of bronzes,...
  • The misuse of American might, and the price it pays

     The misuse of American might, and the price it pays
    The U.S. military is like the highly skilled, gadget-toting contractor who promises to give your kitchen a nifty makeover in no time whatsoever. Here's the guy you can count on to get the job done. Just look at those references! Yet by the time he...
  • Chattanooga: A Rebel Waterloo

    It has been two months since the Rebel army in Georgia delivered the morale-killing blow at the Battle of Chickamauga that sent Union Gen. William Rosecrans packing to be replaced by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. The Southern army, led by Gen. Braxton Bragg,...
  • Scandal recap: “Vermont is for Lovers, Too”

     
    Scandal Recap: “Vermont is for Lovers, Too” So it looks like Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is back to her once-every-few-episodes “physical encounters” with President Grant (Tony Goldwyn) after finding out that that he only bought...
  • Scandal recap: “YOLO”

     
    Scandal recap: “YOLO” I entered my viewing experience at 6 this morning (I was busy during the episode) believing that an episode titled “YOLO” wouldn’t exactly be a moniker for television excellence and that I would promptly...
  • Scandal recap: Episode 5 – “More Cattle, Less Bull”

     
    Scandal recap: Episode 5 — “More Cattle, Less Bull” Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) continued her off-and-on love for the president (Tony Goldwyn) in a phone call. After another Sunday dinner with her father, Eli Pope (Joe Morton),...
  • Scandal recap: Episode 6 – “Icarus”

     
    Scandal recap: Episode 6 – “Icarus” Before I start the Scandal recap, I want to explain the story of Icarus. In Greek mythology, Icarus was the son of a master craftsman, Daedalus. Daedalus offered Icarus a pair of wings made of feathers...
  • Two distant worlds meet in Wyoming's smallest town

    Two distant worlds meet in Wyoming's smallest town
    They're two men from nations once at war, faraway realms with starkly foreign languages, cultures and such opposing weather as frozen wind and tropical heat. But these days, Don Sammons and Nguyen Dinh Pham prefer to concentrate on what they have in...
  • Scandal Season 3 recap: Episode 3 – “Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington”

     
    Scandal Season 3 recap Episode 3 – “Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington” The episode picks up where the last one ended, with Olivia (Kerry Washington) searching for the now-missing Huck (Guillermo Diaz). She tried to call him, but he ignored...
  • Scandal recap: Episode 4 – “Say Hello to My Little Friend”

     
    Scandal recap: Episode 4 – “Say Hello to My Little Friend” The episode begins with members of Pope & Associates attempting a return to “normal life.” Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) wanted to join forces with Olivia Pope (Kerry...