November 11th, Veterans Day, marks the end of WWI and the major hostilities on the "11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month."
Any Swiss town like Bellinzona that boasts three fortresses — Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro — must have a great story behind it.
Baseball's proliferating rules chip away at the game's character. Like rules involving a time clock and what to do if a catcher drops a third strike.
Living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, writing 172 columns about the disease and my life with it, now I learn about the "heterogeneity of ALS."
More than just a deadly disease, Coronavirus, spurs a whole new language - Coronalingo like covidiot or coronatini that leads to a new coronials.
Sparky Anderson would manicure the ball field. Extra water along the third-base line to slow the ball. A rounded baseline to keep the ball in the infield.
Three of the five Nordic countries, Norway, Finland, and Sweden, make up a trio of peninsulas that extend fingers of land that eventually yield to the sea
We remember Yogi Berra as a first-class catcher and later MLB coach. But he became equally if not more famous for his colorful malapropisms.
Travel may be the hardest hit industry during this global CoronaVirus outbreak. Cruise ships getting the brunt of the disdain.
May 2, 1939, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig benched himself for the "good of the team." After 2,130 consecutive games, the streak was over.
Travel has always had its rules and regulations. This little known federal law offers some protection when making post-pandemic flight reservations.
The world is full of interesting facts that you might, at first read, think are fake news. But they are just strange. Like snail teeth.
Diverting the men from the horror of WWI in Ypres, France, The Wipers Times brought a sense of optimism, normality, and humor where there was anything but.
John Lennon would be happy to know that despite ALS there's still plenty of life to live. As for Woody Allen, I fully intend to participate.
What better way to come up with helpful air travel hints than by viewing aviation as seen by those who fly for a living: flight attendants.
Myth Trivia is the study of life via trivia - the minutia of our everyday, from cigarettes to bathing suits designed for women, that quickly changes.
In every major catastrophe like the coronavirus pandemic, there's always a point where establishing blame takes priority over anything else.
Basel has quickly become one of the cultural hubs of the continent with more museums per capita than any city in Europe. Yet Americans pass it by in droves?
The Plaintiff, Wile E. Coyote has suffered physical and financial damages due to a lifetime of purchasing Acme products in his pursuit of the Road Runner.
In the time of pandemic is a poem written by poet Kitty O'Meara of Madison, Wisconsin. Not Kathleen O'Meara of 19th Century Ireland by way of Paris.