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

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

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

Memphis – The City of Music

Memphis, Tennessee is the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll and home of the blues. We spent a total of 4 days in Memphis and our tour of this historical music city was marvelous. Graceland Graceland is the home of Elvis Presley. It is also the 2nd Most Visited Home in the United States, about 700,000 people thronging to it every year. Only the White House … Continue reading Memphis – The City of Music

The Adventures of Calie and Oreo

Today is “International Cat Day”. I feel that I have responsibilities to tell the adventures storys of Calie and Oreo. Although, they are large female cats, they are easily scared due to lack the experience with other animals. Calie and Oreo were rescued into my in-law’s basement after they were just born. As indoor cats, they had easy and relaxing lives until one day “Kitty” … Continue reading The Adventures of Calie and Oreo

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

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