Sporting Arts

Rediscovering Francis Lee Jaques:  Part I

I knew nothing of museum artist, illustrator, and painter Francis Lee Jaques (1887–1969).  It was…

In Love Again, with Kuhnert

Each time we return to Tanzania – from 1994, when we were tasked with building…

Terrines, Tureens, and Strasbourg

Over the years, I accumulated an indecent number of game-themed lidded earthenware pots, also called…

Niagara Falls to the Andes, With Frederic Church

American songwriter Marc Cohn, of “Walking in Memphis” fame, is likely the only singer/songwriter ever…

John Wootton

Few circumstances are more frustrating than reading about an interesting, even historically important, painting and…

On the Road With the Unstoppable Albert Bierstadt

As a kid growing up in Manhattan, I went to nursery school down the street…

On Safari with Grant Hacking

I wish I’d collected the T-shirts I’ve seen over the years of Africa’s Big Five…

Spring Means Asparagus

As a child in the 1950s, I did not grow up with fresh asparagus. Or fresh…

24 Hours — OK, 48

We’d been gone from our cozy cottage in France for more than six months and…