New Year Resolutions

It seems hard to believe that a  New Year is upon us. What are your plans and resolutions for 2010? Edith Piaf sang a song called ‘Je ne regrette rien’  – ‘I do no not regret anything. One my favourite songs, it reminds me of France and Paris. Whenever, I hear the song I remember the streets of Montmartre where she used to sing as a young girl before she…

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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus went on many interesting and varied voyages during his life. I have been researching his endeavors recently and was intrigued by his bold visions of what he would find as he set out to explore the world. Imagine if you interviewed Christopher Columbus about his voyages. What would you ask him? I decided to do that in a virtual way and am working on an audio of what…

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Visiting London

London is full of distinguished landmarks, such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and Hyde Park. I am currently looking at who were the amazing people who developed London. This year I visited and walked around the historic streets and went to the house where Charles Dickens lived and also visited the places mentioned above. Which places in London have you enjoyed visiting? Thanks…

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Love Stories

What is it that makes one person fall in love with another? That was the question that led me to conduct virtual interviews with people like Emperor Napoleon and Josephine, plus Galileo and his mistress Marina Gamba.  William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway’s marriage was a fascinating example of how the great writer chose an uneducated women who was 8 years older than himself. What drew them together and pulled them…

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Meeting People

If you could travel through time, who would you like to meet? Would it be a famous classical musician like Mozart or Beethoven or someone more modern like Elvis Presley or Edith Piaf. Would you choose to meet a famous scientist like Einstein or rich business person like Henry Ford? No doubt, your choice would reflect your interests. That is what started me on a journey to meet amazing people…

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Amazing Americans

If you had to name a famous American who would be top of you list? Would it be President Lincoln for abolishing slavery, or  Henry Ford for developing the motor car, or Walt Disney for creating Mickey Mouse and the the animated cartoons, or Elvis Presley for his great ability to sing, or another person who you regard as important. Thanks to stuckincustoms for the use of this photo from…

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