Venice Italy

Tweet Tours Uniworld Milan to Istanbul, including 7-day Po River cruise (start and end in Venice) and 6-day private train Venice to Istanbul. Venice Carnival Venice Carnival in 2022 runs February 12 through March 1. The last weekend of Carnival, Fat Thursday to Shrove Tuesday, is the busiest and best time to attend. Carnivaland. Tripadvisor….


Tweet Hetch Hetchy Lodging in Groveland at Evergreen Lodge and Rush Creek Lodge. Evergreen’s options includes fancy tent cabins and Rush Creek’s includes spa and meal packages. The lodges are a half hour drive from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and a three hour drive from Alameda. Ginny Prior‘s article on visiting Hetch Hetchy. Expect for entrance…

Books to Read

Tweet Bios Little Wonder: The Fabulous Story of Lottie Dot, the World’s First Female Sports Superstar by Sasha Abramsky. The Divine Miss Marble: A Life of Tennis, Fame, and Mystery by Robert Weintraub Dutton.

DC Sightseeing

Tweet Start at Union StationLibrary of Congress 8:30am – 4:30pm Tu – Sa Gallery 10am – 5:30pm daily Gallery of Art 10am – 5pm M – Sa 11am – 6pm Su Museum 10am – 5:30pm Louisiana & D St NW; X1 bus Foggy Bottom Station, 9 stops, Constitution Ave NW &…

Bay Area Gardening

Tweet Master Gardeners of Alameda County Asian Vegetables Mizuna Mustard Komatsuna (Spinach Mustard) Loose Leaf Chinese Cabbage var. Beka Santoh Thai Red Stem Basil Lemongrass

Videos at Home

Tweet Streaming Services Kanopy YouTube Disney+ – Hamilton, Frozen II, Soul National Geographic story behind Hamilton the person D23 on Hamilton the musical Netflix, Vimeo HMC Online (Harvey Mudd College) CMC Online (Claremont McKenna College) Race Last Black Man in San Francisco Dirty Gertie – Kanopy Loving – CCC Lib DVD A Question of Color…

The Old Country

Tweet The Dnieper–Bug Canal flows east from Brest in southwestern Belarus, just over the border from Poland and less than 50 km north of Ukraine, through Kobryn, to The Pina (river). In Pinsk, The Pina runs into the Prypiat (river). The Prypiat starts at the northwestern corner of Ukraine, crosses north over the border into…

Name Notes

Tweet Jewish Names ben Reb – title of respect, as in ‘Reb Yeshea ben Simca Pinkhaus’. Ida Molly Goldsholl Surname There are many variations of ‘Goldsholl’. Goldshol Goldsholl Goldsholle Goldshur

Genealogy Tools

Tweet Jewish Genealogy Yad Vashem – Records of victims of the Shoah (WWII Holocaust). See ‘Hall of Names’ and search on a surname such as ‘Goldshol’. JewishGen Communities and JewishGen Gazetteer – powered by It’s easier to use an external search engine for an initial hit (ex. ‘prypiat’) and then follow the related links…