Tornado

This is a remarkable video, from a drone, of the recent tornado on Friday 29, 2022 in Andover, KS. Over 1,000 buildings were damaged in a 12.75 mile path. Thankfully, there were no fatalities. It was similar with Andover’s tornado thirty years ago, on April 26-27, 1991. The United States has the highest number of tornadoes in the world. The country experiences an average of … Continue reading Tornado

World Book Day-Shakespeare Bookstore in Paris

Today is World Book Day, the day of celebrating of books and joys of reading. My legendary bookstore experience was in Shakespeare & Company in Paris. Located on the bank of the Seine opposite Notre-Dame, it is the one of the most famous booksellers in the world. Sylvia Beach, an American expat established Shakespeare and Company in 1919. In his book “A moveable feast”, Ernest … Continue reading World Book Day-Shakespeare Bookstore in Paris

Diabetes Remission

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when blood glucose (blood sugar) is too high. The hormone insulin moves sugar from the blood into our cells to be stored or used for energy. With diabetes, the body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does make. Untreated high blood sugar from diabetes can damage the nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs. … Continue reading Diabetes Remission

Berlin Wall in Central Missouri

Fulton, Missouri is located in central Missouri, USA. It is 105 miles / 169 km from St Louis. Westminster College is a private college in Fulton. It was established in 1851 as Fulton College. Although it is a small college, with about 1500 students enrolled in 2020. There is something very special about this college: America’s National Churchill Museum is located on the campus. On … Continue reading Berlin Wall in Central Missouri

Colors from Museums Brought to Life

Art improves our quality of life. It gives us immense pleasure and relief from stress. Although I am fond of traditional paintings, now I have been finding myself enjoying modern art more and more.   I learned about the interesting modern art and history at the Musée Matisse in Nice, France. Henri Matisse (1869-1954) is widely regarded as the greatest colorist of the 20th century, … Continue reading Colors from Museums Brought to Life

Merry Christmas from Nice, France

It is lovely to spend Christmas Day in Nice, a beautiful city on the French Riviera. It has sunshine, deep blue water, Promenade des Anglais, Vieux Nice, art work, and delicious food. A surprising Christmas gift was the ballet of “Don Quixote“ at Opéra de Nice. The theater is beautiful with an interesting history. I love ballet, but don’t have many opportunities to watch it … Continue reading Merry Christmas from Nice, France

First Two Days in Nice France

It is not easy to have an international trip during COVID time. Right now, France and the United Kingdom both request international travelers to submit a negative COVID testing within 48 hour departure, plus the certification of vaccination if you have. I went to Nice to visit my daughter who is currently staying in Nice France. Submitted all the paperwork of COVID testing and vaccination … Continue reading First Two Days in Nice France

Mystery of Alcatraz Escape

Alcatraz is located in San Francisco Bay. This small island was operated as a federal prison from 1934 to 1963. Today it has become a major tourist attraction with more than a million visitors each year. We visited Alcatraz in Oct 2021. The island is beautiful and calming itself. However, most of the prisoners in this former federal prison were infamous and notorious bank robbers … Continue reading Mystery of Alcatraz Escape