British Columbia’s George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary is the best place on the West Coast to see some of the world’s most spectacular birds, including trumpeter swans, eagles, owls and sandhill cranes. This pit stop for migratory birds is the perfect reason to linger …
Month: March 2015
150 years after Lincoln saw the fall of Richmond
Washington, D.C., may have a massive neoclassical temple to Lincoln on the Potomac. But 110 miles south on the banks of the James, the Great Emancipator gets no such deification. In Richmond, god-like status is reserved for Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
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An airport delay, a playmate and a lesson from children about friendship and acts of kindness
A mysterious envelope arrived in our mailbox recently, addressed to “Michael” (no last name) in purple letters from someone apparently comfortable with using a crayon as a primary writing tool. My 10-year-old son, Michael, was delighted to discover it was stuffed with all sorts of …
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