Christmas Holiday Videos

Happy New Year From The Times Square Ball!

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Except for two years during World War II, every year since 1904 throngs gathering in New York City’s Time Square on New Year’s Eve have seen a lighted ball fall toward the earth at midnight to mark the beginning of another year as the event is broadcast via TV to millions across the planet. But […]

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Riding Amtrak Through The Snow

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Driving in snow?  Well, for most of us sea-level dwellers, that’s a Trip to Hell.  But if you’ve just gotta go to Grandma’s House through the snow during the Christmas holidays, here’s the way to do it:  Via Amtrak. Alas, if your trip this year  calls for a ride east across the Sierra Nevada from […]

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Giving Troops Hope for The Holidays

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This Christmas members of the U.S. Armed Services who have been serving in Iraq will have been withdrawn from that country and, hopefully, be home for the holidays. For those in the military who served in foreign countries in the 20th century, one legendary movie and TV personality brought them Christmas and hope for the […]

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San Francisco’s Palatial Holidays

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Scheduling lunch at a hotel that was about burn to the ground probably sounds like a bad idea. After the meal, my companion would have been escorted along with the other ladies to the “Fainting Room” where they could loosen their corsets and be able to breathe, free from the clouds of smoke emanating from […]

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Found in My Own Backyard: Snow in San Francisco

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Never before in the four decades that I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area had I seen snow fall at sea level. But in this age of global warming, the weather patterns near my home have changed.  In fact, I can confidently predict that it will snow not just once between now and […]

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