He waited for a long time sniffing around the edges waiting to see when to jump in. He had become bored with everything else in his life. His cronies, his employees, everybody would kow tow to him, he was their billionaire leader, he could do no wrong. They hung on to his every word. Yet he secretly despised them for their dependency, but he needed them. Needed them to say those words that were like velveteen to his ears. " You would make a great President, Mr. Trump"
There was a chord, deep within him, reaching for something that was surrounded in a mist, it came like waves on the sea-- appearing and disappearing. When images began to come clearer, the inevitable breath of the wind scattered them again, and he was alone.
Among all the dire consequences of global warming, scientists now think that melting glaciers and ice caps could cause the earth to tilt on its axis. We could wryly lament that phenomenon as the root cause of the turbulent, tilted thinking we see here in the U.S. and across the world manifesting in wars, threats from North Korea, the rise of ISIS, right wing extremism on the rise in Europe, and the demoralizing, thoughtless tone of the frontrunners, on the Republican side, in the election campaign.
There are a variety ways to see and enjoy the Emerald Isle—from the luxury of five-star Dublin hotels, to the myriad of fine B&B’s dotting the countryside, to unique farmhouse vacations where you can enjoy milking cows, gathering eggs, salmon fishing and horseback riding.
Paul Mellon's Most Treasured Works on Paper - Through September 18, 2016. Paul Mellon was one of America's greatest art collectors and remains one of the National Gallery of Art's leading benefactors. Timed to coincide with the Gallery's 75th anniversary, In Celebration of Paul Mellon features 88 of the finest pastels, watercolors, drawings, prints, and illustrated books selected from his donations.
The RMS Queen Mary, flagship of the British-American Cunard-White Star Cruise Line, began her storied run in May 1936 as part of a two-ship weekly express service between Southampton, England and New York City.
Editor’s Note: This award winning and timeless documentary; “Watchers of the Sky”, brings to light some of the complexities involved in individuals trying to change bureaucracies. It is one of the saddest reflections on where we are today and the courageous people who give years of their lives for ideals-- while few listen!
While no one questions that California is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in recent history, the jury is still out as to why, at least according to some conservatives like former Hewlett Packard CEO and 2016 Republican Presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina.
Editor’s Note: The following letter, written by Farid Kashani, was given to the judge at a Iranian court hearing the case of his mother for practicing the Baha’i faith. Surprisingly, the judge requested the boy read it to the court.
Just five short months ago on December 12, 2015, 196 nations in attendance at the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference in Paris adopted one of the most ambitious and far reaching agreements that focused on curtailing climate change and global warming.
The hit British drama Indian Summers is set to air on PBS this fall, following the great success of the Downton Abbey. With interest in this vibrant and colorful destination set to peak, Los Angeles based Railbookers, specializing in custom made rail vacations, are one of the first to create a journey inspired by the show.