Monthly Archive: February 2015

Feb 27

The New York Pass*

When visiting a city the size of New York, it is difficult to narrow down the best sights to see if you are limited to only one day. Most of the attractions listed herein are consider to be the highlights of a visit to New York City. In previous articles I have written about my …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://english-speak-english.com/the-new-york-pass/

Feb 16

Oh, Atlanta!

It has been more than 35 years since I last visited Atlanta, Georgia and on a recent trip to meet with one of my business contacts, I was stunned at the change in the city skyline. Atlanta is a city with a rich history reaching back to the mid-19th Century and has now grown from …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://english-speak-english.com/oh-atlanta/

Feb 15

Tulips and other ornamental bulbs

Tulips were first cultivated in Central Asia more than 500 years ago and brought to Europe in the mid-16th Century. Tulips require vernalization to flower but they may be “forced” by keeping the bulbs wrapped in dark paper and refrigerated for several months. All of my bulbs are currently sleeping under about 3 feet of …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://english-speak-english.com/tulips-ornamental-bulbs/

Feb 13

Johnny Cash

J. R. (Johnny) Cash was a well known balladeer of the 20th Century and famous in the American Country Music genre. His rich baritone voice was heard for decades on radio stations and juke boxes across the land. Johnny Cash came from very humble beginnings. A family of poor sharecroppers in the southern state of Arkansas. Cash’s song writing …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://english-speak-english.com/johnny-cash/

Feb 10

Thomas Paine –Common Sense

“When men yield up the exclusive privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon,” Thomas Paine * Common Sense, the short and concise pamphlet by Thomas Paine, enumerated some of the basic tenets of the Liberty Philosophy. Paine was an American revolutionary war era propagandist. He put forth the argument for American …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://english-speak-english.com/thomas-paine/

Feb 02

Preparation for the trip to China.

This is the second article in a series about my plan to visit China. To read the first article go here. *** Update*** I returned to the Chinese Embassy in NYC today and picked-up my 10 year visa! 02/13/15 * One of my Chinese friends, who is too shy to post a comment on the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://english-speak-english.com/peparation-trip-china/