Today marks 50 years since Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin took that famous small step for all of us. The grip of wonder and confusion still holds me, as it did in 1969.
The fourth wife of Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves, is not well noted in history. She was a stranger in a strange land, a bride of an unconsummated marriage. At least she kept her head.
In celebration of Father’s Day, let’s honor two dads who are far less remembered than their famous children. Typical.
Mileva Marić Einstein, a gifted scientist in her own right, may have played a bigger role in Einstein’s work than we know, with some believing that his famous theory of relativity was actually hers.
Even the founder of Mother’s Day decided the day had become too commercialized. Should we too be thinking about the real meaning of the day?
Being between Scylla and Charybdis was the ancient Greek equivalent of being between a rock and a hard place. Except with more teeth.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the stranger the person, the stranger the pet they own. This certainly holds true for the artists of yesteryear.
Dave Brubeck was one of the most popular jazz musicians of the 1950s, but it was his refusal to play in segregated venues that he should be remembered for.
Brussel sprouts, rotten fruit in a drawer, lederhosen kink. It seems the more creative an artist is, the more creative they are with their habits.
The Queen of Sheba crosses time, religion, and form. Not bad for someone who might not have existed.