A visit to Star City, a once highly restricted area where cosmonauts trained for space missions, was included on the itinerary of a trip to Russia a few years ago. The premises appeared to be largely abandoned by that time, but Soviet era architecture continued to set a serious tone . . .
June 20, 2020
The Appalachian Mountains boast breathtaking beauty, whether it be their towering trees, playful streams, or alluring skylines viewed from a deck overlooking a majestic valley. Villages and small towns are sprinkled throughout this territory, quietly minding their own business until word of their attractiveness leaks out and streets swell with crowds eager to get in on the fun.
May 1, 2020
Like much of the world, I’ve spent the last few weeks at home in the hope that isolating myself from others helps flatten the COVID-19 curve. At the very least, it makes me less irritating to those who never see me!
April 18, 2020
Parked on the side of Highway 64 in the little North Carolina town of Siler City, a small brick building with huge front windows houses a family owned restaurant known as Johnson’s.