Americans rarely think of their personal fates tied to ancient history, but DNA reports and access to new databases tracing ancestry far into the past can change perceptions of who Americans are. Fourteen generations before me, one of my oldest known ancestors was Simon Symonson, born in Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands in 1510, according to Ancestry.com. He died... Continue Reading →
The Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Lithuania, Denmark France, Norway, Iceland and Spain compete for second, to Trump's America First. Vanity Fair offered highlights.
1:26 minute video of what we saw -- a lot -- during layover https://goo.gl/photos/GJ9pNSm6DV6jiU716 Delightful seven-hour layover in the Netherlands on way to the US. We escaped Amsterdam airport for a tour of windmills and small towns. For slideshow on Facebook, click here. The most important things I learned on the tour are that: the... Continue Reading →
March 24, 2014. "POTUS meets Rembrandt. The President looks at Rembrandt's 'Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul' during a tour of the Gallery of Honor at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)