Pikes Peak, Inspiration for “America the Beautiful”

America’s patriotic song of “America the Beautiful” was originated as a poem inspired by Pikes Peak. Pikes Peak is 10 miles (16 km) west of Colorado Springs with 14,115 feet (4,302 meters) in elevation. It is called America’s mountain, the icon of American west. Katherine Lee Bates (August 12, 1859 – March 28, 1929) was a professor at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. In the summer … Continue reading Pikes Peak, Inspiration for “America the Beautiful”

Art Work at Old Town San Diego

Old Town San Diego is the location of the first European settlement in California. It provides advantages of Mexican heritage, historical sites, colorful shops and delicious restaurants. Old Town San Diego Historic Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There is a very large wall painting in the center of the old town I really enjoyed. A lady working there told me … Continue reading Art Work at Old Town San Diego

Herbal Medicine: Aloe Vera

Summer is here. Outdoor activities are a great part of a healthy lifestyle. Taking care of skin before and after exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun is important. Sunburn can lead to not just sore skin, but also skin aging and skin cancer. Aloe vera gel is widely known to relieve sunburn and help healing wounds. There are commercial made aloe after sun … Continue reading Herbal Medicine: Aloe Vera

Teresa Teng

Teresa Teng (29 January 1953 – 8 May 1995) was a legendary Taiwanese singer, a cultural icon, and also referred as “Asia’s eternal queen of pop” in East and Southeast Asia. Teresa Teng was a daughter of a military family in Taiwan with four brothers. She showed her singing talent when she was a little girl. With her father’s approval, she quit school to pursue … Continue reading Teresa Teng

Tokyo Olympics 2021?

In October 2019, we visited Japan. Japan is a country combined with the modern and traditional. In the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, we saw the signs for Olympic 2020. The date was counted how closed to the Olympic Games everyday. People were excited and eagerly awaiting the wonderful event called the Olympic Games. Kyoto Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is one of my favorite places we visited. … Continue reading Tokyo Olympics 2021?

Classic Auto on Display – Harold Warp Pioneer Village

If you love antique automobiles, Harold Warp Pioneer Village in Nebraska is the right place to go. It has 350 antique cars, 17 flying machines, 100 antique tractors, all displayed in chronological order of development. According to their web site it’s the largest private collection of Americana. There are signs with each model of transportation, vehicles and other items. These signs were written by museum’s … Continue reading Classic Auto on Display – Harold Warp Pioneer Village

From Sod House to the Modern World – Harold Warp Pioneer Village

Harold Warp Pioneer Village, a non-profit foundation museum at Nebraska, not only just for the pioneer time of American history, it covers from 1830 to present, on 28 buildings on 20 acres, more than 50,000 items from every field of human endeavor (the largest collection of historically arranged antique cars in USA et al). Harold Warp (December 21, 1903 – April 8, 1994) was a … Continue reading From Sod House to the Modern World – Harold Warp Pioneer Village

Audiobook App Experience

I love books. But sadly, I had a very limited book reading in the past several years. After 8 hours work, cooking, cleaning and internet browsing, I just don’t have much time left for reading books. Luckily, the audiobook apps have prompted my book reading. My favorite books are classic novels and mystery fictions. I have used different audiobook apps to help me. There are … Continue reading Audiobook App Experience

National WWI Museum and Memorial

If you visit Kansas City, there is a must visit site: National WWI Museum and Memorial. Started in 1920 with the name of Liberty Memorial Museum, this WWI museum is one of the largest Great War collections in the world and one of the top 5 museums in the country-more than 330,000 items strong. At the entry of the museum, below the Paul Sunderland Bridge … Continue reading National WWI Museum and Memorial

Lavoisier & French Revolution

Antoine Lavoisier (26 August 1743 – 8 May 1794), a French nobleman and chemist, has been widely considered as the “father of modern chemistry”. Lavoisier was central to the 18th-century chemical revolution, which transited from alchemy to modern chemistry. Why Lavoisier was considered as the father of modern chemistry? Antoine Lavoisier determined that oxygen was a key substance in combustion and respiration. He discovered that water … Continue reading Lavoisier & French Revolution