Bessie's first qualification for placement on my favorites list, therefore, was that unlike other adults she wasn't scary. Next, it was because she made the kind of sour things that I love, Kosher-style dill pickles that are hard to find unless they're homemade.
Madeleine's Hosiery, which has been on Steinway Street forever, or at least for as long as anyone can remember, probably won't be there the next time you pass by.
Donald Trump has since attempted to walk back his remarks; no matter... he said, what he said. Were you to have told brave marines they were heroes, they would not have recounted how smart, wealthy or brave they were, they would have blushed and humbly replied; "we just did our job."
Joseph Przybysz, my grandfather, never dreamed of coming to America. When he was a young boy in Poland, years before the German occupation, he wanted to follow in the footsteps of his parents.
I interviewed iconic German filmmaker Werner Herzog in 2009 for his film Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Several memories: Herzog's dry, yet oddly melodious speaking voice; his somewhat acerbic sense of humor; his unique, grimly optimistic outlook on life.
Taurel explores the many faces of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), painting a detailed portrait of the military experience which explains that when trauma strikes one, it affects all.
By sounding the alarm of Hitlerism and the looming Nazi menace--thus saving Western Civilization from a new dark ages--many consider former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to be the single greatest man of the 20th Century.
As if a reminder were needed, a variety of asset classes are once again frothy and it feels a lot like 2008.
The time has come for us to break out of the distorted and misleading conception of progress and development that has so seduced us and led us towards destruction.
So I'm sitting on the ramparts of an 11th century Austrian castle, watching the moon rise, talking about--of all things--Greece and European politics....
To view ourselves in the context of our background, history and the present, is an essential aspect of self-acceptance.
The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.
To be clear, we are not suggesting ending the use of fossil fuels tomorrow. Decarbonizing our industries, homes, transportation, power generation and food production will take time. But we must make this transition as quickly as humanly possible.
For Kiev, winning the public relations war against Vladimir Putin would seem to be a no-brainer. For a year now, the Kremlin has conducted a thinly-disguised war of aggression in eastern Ukraine resulting in the deaths of thousands.
I'm late at reading all the dissents to the 5-4 decision making marriage legal across the country for gays and lesbian, but Clarence Thomas said something so extraordinarily illogical and ahistorical, it has to be noted:
I held his hand as we laughed and reminisced and he told me his decision not to go on a ventilator. He'd said his goodbyes and he was at peace. I was still holding his hand when the beeping interrupted my dozing. And he was gone ... just like that.