It is two days before Christmas and we couldn't be farther from a mall or a computer feverishly buying last-minute gifts.
Forget the ubiquitous and delicious French macarons.
HUZZAH! There may be 21st-century LED holiday lights all over Boston, but we've time-traveled back to 1773 -- Dec. 16, 1773 to be exact -- the night that literally changed the course of American history. Welcome to the Boston Tea Party.
In the historic Sicilian town of Taormina, Aldo Valerio greets us like friends he hasn't seen in a long while, with effusive hugs and kisses. But we're strangers who've only corresponded a few times via email.
I hate waiting in long lines.
Just 272 words. President Lincoln spoke for only two minutes Nov. 19, 1863 when he delivered those 272 words -- The Gettysburg Address. At the time, no one expected the speech to be a big deal.