It would be like leaving Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady off your Super Bowl gameday squad. And, oh boy, was I bummed. I was at our home in Newport, South Wales, sitting with my family, wearing my World Cup Willie mascot badge.
As with all of Churchill's anything-but-commonplace, day-to-day appurtenances -- his bespoke slippers, his siren suits, his hats, his cigars -- Churchill's eyeglasses had a story behind them, I was convinced.
If you have a thing for European-inspired traditions, take a detour to Regina on your next North American road trip. Set squarely among Canada's most agricultural province -- a vast expanse that was once part of the Northwest Territories -- Saskatchewan's capital is all about traditions.
On September 9th, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning British monarch in history, passing the record set by her grandmother, Queen Victoria. In her 63 years on the throne, she has seen the world move into the modern age politically, culturally, and scientifically.
In becoming the longest reigning monarch in the history of her 'sceptered isle,' Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is moving today from the fairytale land assigned to her, into another realm, one reserved to the some of the most important political personalities in History: the legendary.
"God save the Queen!" the masses cheered. A solid narrative short, like a short story, in most cases, should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Of course, in the proper hands, this rule is meant to be broken.