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What we’re watching: Port City Sound, Airbus flight formation, Boston snow removal

A USAir flight to New Orleans today was delayed for maintenance AFTER passengers had boarded (I’m a flight attendant). I started talking to the passengers and realized we had a barbershop quartet in our presence. The group had been competing in the Seniors Quartet Contest. I asked them to sing and most of the passengers […]


Memorial Day domestic destinations

I saw a headline the other day about top Memorial Day destinations. I clicked on it because I thought it would be a thoughtful list of patriotic type destinations that provided an opportunity to reflect on the importance of defending freedom and battles that shaped our nation. I was wrong.


National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges open to the public again

The recent shutdown of the US government closed the entire US National Park System. While rarely mentioned during the shutdown, it also closed the US National Wildlife Refuge System. Ned Levi discusses visiting both, with special emphasis on the less known National Wildlife Refuge System and what the refuge system has to offer travelers.