Author Archives: Geets Vincent

Sport for royalty and riffraff

To the general public the games and their names are casually mentioned interchangeably. Confusion persists about billiards, snooker, and pool, since some folks picture dingy parlors and street corner sharks while others conjure images of aristocrats

Moments of humor during WWII

Their efforts to communicate with folks back home weren’t always easy for the GIs serving in World War II. Aside from censorship, it was often difficult to tell their families about the grim events and scenes overseas ...

Just married? On to the honeymoon!

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”  — William Shakespeare
If the Bard, in his famous romance  “Romeo and Juliet” claimed names are less important than emotions, the same may be said about defining “honeymoon” or trying to discover the word’s original root...

The lure and lore of calendars

Fascination with human recording of time’s passage fills many pages in encyclopedias and is reflected on numerous Internet sites that describe lunar, solar and astronomical systems dating back to Egyptian times and depicting even earlier markings.

A music and museum lover’s delight

California’s third largest city, following Los Angeles and San Diego in population, is San Jose. Its cultural, artistic and entertainment venues encompass visual arts, theatre, ballet and special sites just for children.