The students at Lower Heath CE Primary School, near Prees, were delighted to welcome Teach Rex.
The company offers engaging workshops in schools with the aim of developing skills in creative writing, ICT, PSHE, drama and science.
The staff said it was an “incredible interdisciplinary experience” for all the children in the school and that it was “a lot of fun”.
The students were hooked on the event from the start of the week, when they discovered dinosaur eggs in each of the classrooms.
As the week went on, the eggs hatched and two huge dinosaurs came to spend the day with the students.
There were baby dinosaurs brought in for the younger kids to meet.
Charlotte Williams, deputy principal of Lower Heath CE Primary School, said it was a great opportunity for students to learn more about the history of dinosaurs.
She said the groups were inspired to complete “stunning” pieces of writing, supported by their dramatic work and vocabulary, as well as “stunning works of art.”
Miss Williams added: âIt was fantastic to see every class in the school being able to participate in the interactive learning experience and I think the staff were just as excited as the children about meeting the dinosaurs.
Teach Rex’s Joe and Sam brought Jam the T-Rex and a selection of baby dinosaurs for the immersive workshops.
“It was clear that the kids really enjoyed the day and it will definitely be a memory they will remember when they first experience it.”
Analuz German, a New York fashionista with a passion for creative writing, has completed her new book “Metal Powerhouse”: a gripping story of a brave girl who fights to keep her dreams hers.
Analuz writes, âRoxxi dreams of a mysterious and controllable marriage where she is about to marry her master. Marriage takes place in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world where robots and androids have replaced humans as a new race, and humans have now become programmable as mental slaves through mind control and human beings. brain trauma. In Roxxi’s dream, she is already a mind slave to his programming through her dreams and mind control; her Master is unknown because her face is hidden, yet she gives Roxxi a very scary look. The wedding is quite dreamlike since it is a dream that takes place in Roxxi’s mind. It suddenly ends when Roxxi is chained up and down and proclaims to her master, “I obey.”
Posted by Page Publishing, Analuz German’s mysterious tale follows Roxxi through her crazy dreams until she wakes up in a bizarre room called the Glass Dollhouse, and her adventure really begins.
After defeating a strange creature in the shattered glass mirror of her dreams, Roxxi gains possession of a diamond weapon. Roxxi discovers, through a winding path of dreams and nightmares, that the weapon holds a secret, triggered by her innermost thoughts. The mysterious weapon could be her savior, but when she wakes up face to face with a particular being, her weapon is nowhere to be found.
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Sales fell $ 500 million. The workforce has been reduced by three quarters. Operations in 14 countries were discontinued. Many national and local lobbying campaigns have been stopped.
Juul Labs, the once high-flying e-cigarette company that has become a public health villain to many because of its role in the wave of teen vaping, has functioned as a shadow of itself. , passing the pandemic largely out of public view in what he calls “reset” mode. Now her very survival is on the line as she leads an all-out campaign to persuade the Food and Drug Administration to allow her to continue selling her products in the United States.
The agency is trying to meet the September 9 deadline to decide whether Juul’s nicotine devices and pods provide enough public health benefit as a safer alternative to keep smokers on the market, despite their popularity with young people who have never smoked but have become addicted to nicotine. after using Juul products.
Major healthcare organizations, including the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network,asked the agency to reject Juul’s candidacy.
“The stakes are high,” said Eric Lindblom, senior researcher at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University, and former FDA adviser on tobacco. “If the FDA fails on this one, they will face public health lawsuits. “
Juul spares no expense to push back.Last week, the company agreed to pay $ 40 million to settle a singlelawsuit (with North Carolina) over thousands of people filed against it, thus avoiding an impending jury trial. The company had urgently requested the deal to avoid testimony from parents and teens in court while the FDA re-examines its vaping products.
Juul has not made public its 125,000-page request to the agency. But he paid $ 51,000 to have the entire May / June issue of the American Journal of Health Behavior dedicated to publishing 11 company-funded studies that provide evidence that Juul products help smokers quit. To smoke. (A spokesperson for Juul said the editors rejected one of the company’s submissions.) The fee included an additional $ 6,500 to keep the newspaper by subscription open to everyone.
Three members of the journal’s editorial board resigned because of the arrangement.
And Juul’s federal lobbying has remained strong. He spent $ 3.9 million on federal lobbying in 2020, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks political spending. Altria, the big tobacco company that owns part of Juul, spent nearly $ 11 million.
Juul’s share of the vaping market has declined dramatically, falling to 42% last year, analysts said, from a high of 75% in 2018. But some public health experts fear the FDA approval could lays the foundation for the company’s growth. and extend its reach again.
Juul has long denied knowingly selling its products to teenagers and has publicly committed in recent years to doing everything possible to keep them away from minors. In its settlement with North Carolina, the company did not admit to intentionally targeting young people.
In an interview, Joe Murillo, director of regulation at Juul, said: “We have a greater opportunity than ever to convert smokers, but we will have this opportunity if and only if we continue to fight against underage use. and continue to act as the most regulated company that we are.
The company is seeking approval for its iconic vaping device, once dubbed the iPhone of electronic cigarettes, with tobacco and menthol flavored pods in two nicotine strengths: 5%, which is equivalent to nicotine in one. average cigarette pack, and 3 percent.
The decision is one of many critical issues facing the FDA – including the agency’s recent approval of a controversial Alzheimer’s disease drug and decisions on thousands of vaping products made by consumers. companies other than Juul – without a permanent commissioner in place. President Biden has yet to announce a candidate.
Recently, a House panel questioned Acting Commissioner Dr Janet Woodcock about the agency’s plans for Juul. She said the agency would base its decision on solid science and that it could not prejudge the request, which is still under review.
The decision will be based largely on the answer to two questions: will more smokers use Juul products as an exit ramp for traditional cigarettes than non-smokers will use it as a nicotine ramp? And can Juul really keep products out of the reach of children?
Much of the research Juul published in the edition of the journal he purchased follows the 12-month experience of 55,000 adults who purchased a Juul starter kit. The researchers, who were all paid by Juul, concluded that 58 percent of the 17,000 smokers who remained in the study had quit by 12 months. Twenty-two percent remained two users of traditional and electronic cigarettes, but reduced their consumption by at least half.
Elbert D. Glover, who was editor and publisher of the journal but retired shortly after the issue appeared, said the journal followed its standard protocol for scientists who verify studies before publication.
The steady decline in the number of Americans who smoke is a public health achievement. The rate fell from 42% in 1965 to 14% in 2019. Yet smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death, with some 480,000 people dying each year from smoking-related illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. .
Electronic cigarettes, which appeared in the early 2000s, were designed to give smokers the dose of nicotine they needed without the carcinogens from burning cigarettes. But until the launch of Juul in 2015, no e-cigarette had won over the public.
Juul’s sleek design and new use of nicotine salts in its pods created a nicotine-rich, low-irritant experience for mango, mint and other flavors, which quickly became a fad, especially among high school students. and college students. Public health officials feared that instead of helping adults quit smoking, Juul was hooking a new generation into nicotine, with potentially harmful effects on their developing brain health and posing other risks to their developing brain. health.
Juul’s rapid growth remained under the radar of the FDA until 2018, when the agency declared an epidemic of youth vaping.
“The FDA has left a wide open Wild West market around these vaping products and unfortunately Juul and others have taken the plunge and exploited it,” said Clifford E. Douglas, director of the University of Michigan. Tobacco Research Network. “What happened next spoiled a truly extraordinary public health opportunity for harm reduction. It is our obligation to return there to serve public health.
Mr Douglas believes that Juul is now marketing its vaping products more responsibly and that they could play a role in reducing harm for cigarette smokers.
Mr Lindblom, the FDA’s former tobacco adviser, has been very critical of Juul, but believes the FDA cannot take past bad behavior into account.
“The FDA needs to look at this prospectively and can’t really punish Juul, but it can certainly take into consideration Juul’s popularity among young people,” he said.
Many Juul critics don’t think the company deserves another chance. They are wary of the company ‘reset’, announced in September 2019 when KC Crosthwaite, a senior executive at Altria, maker of Marlboro cigarettes, became CEO of Juul.
Mr. Crothwaiteended some of Juul’s controversial lobbying campaigns in states and cities. It has closed shop in Juul’s foreign markets around the world, with the exception of Great Britain and Canada, although Juul is still sold through distributors in Ukraine, Russia, Italy and the United States. Philippines. Under public pressure, he withdrew the mint pods, which accounted for 70 percent of sales, from the market. And he suspended all American advertising.
“We need to put trust at the center of everything we do,” he wrote in an email to company staff last summer.
Critics argue that most of these changes were made at gunpoint – undertaken after the FDA threatened to shut down the company if teens continued to have access to Juul.
Of these public health advocates, Altria’s takeover of a $ 12.8 billion stake in Juul in December 2018 makes them even more suspicious.
“The Marlboro man came to Juul and now wants us to trust him,” said Matthew L. Myers, chair of the Tobacco Free Kids Campaign.
The Federal Trade Commission is now trying to unravel the Altria-Juul deal, alleging that the two companies entered into a series of deals that eliminated competition in violation of antitrust laws.
The commission argues that Altria and Juul started out as competitors in the e-cigarette markets, but as Juul became more popular, Altria faced its competitive threat by discontinuing its Mark Ten e-cigarette in exchange for a share of Juul’s profits. Both companies have denied the charges.
Even if the FDA approved Juul products, perhaps with restrictions, the company would face significant trade hurdles.
When Juul was forced to ditch its fruity flavor pods, new competitors, sometimes dubbed Juulalikes, flooded the void with cheap disposable e-cigarettes in flavors like Cherry Frost and Dinner Lady Lemon Tart.Altria now estimates Juul’s value at less than $ 5 billion, a fraction of its $ 38 billion valuation when Altria bought 35% of the company under the 2018 deal.
If Juul survives, the company will likely spend the next few years trying to settle thousands of lawsuits.
Fourteen states and the District of Columbia sued Juul, seeking money to pay for the fight against the youth vaping crisis.A criminal investigation of the company by the Justice Department is still ongoing.
There is also multidistrict litigation in a federal court in California, which has combined nearly 2,000 cases under the jurisdiction of a single judge, similar to the handling of opioid cases.
It is up to the FDA to determine if there would be a company left to collect if the plaintiffs prevail
What they couldn’t know was that Rowell wrote the story of Simon Snow when he was gravely ill. During a recent phone call with Vanity Fair, she revealed that she thought Carry on could be his last book. Never. The prolific Rowell took a long hiatus from writing and eventually learned that she had an undiagnosed thyroid disorder that drained her energy. As she recovered from the tumor removal, she started working on other projects, which meant there were four years left until Simon Snow’s second book, Capricious son, debuted in 2019. But by those intervening years, Simon, Baz and their classmates Penelope Bunce and Agatha Wellbelove had found their audience. Capricious son was a resounding success. Rowell quickly delivered on his promise that readers wouldn’t have to wait another four years and Simon Snow’s third and final (for now) book hits bookstores this Tuesday.
While the first book was an apparent Harry Potter riff, and the second book took Snow and his classmates from the Watford School of Magicks on a road trip adventure across America, Either way the wind is blowing is a much more personal and intimate story that finds the characters frequently encamped and locked in their homes battling with their personal demons. In other words, it’s a book Rowell clearly wrote during the pandemic. In addition to his health, Rowell has been through other personal storms, including a new controversy over his previous job and an unrelated Twitter hiatus in 2019. Partly struggling with his own commotion in the pages on Either way the wind is blowing, Rowell delivers his most deeply moving story to date. And that means something.
All of the same fun traps from Simon Snow’s first two books are also here, including the clever vanity that magic is found in repeating common phrases or words – hence the familiar sounding book titles. Simon, Baz and the others also face the rise of a charismatic new chosen one who rushes to fill the void left by snow without magic. Rowell spoke with Vanity Fair about writing her own anxieties through the lens of Simon and Baz and what exactly she thinks about happy endings. There are no significant spoilers here, but if you’d rather get into Either way the wind is blowing not knowing whatever about what’s to come, maybe it’s best to keep that until you’ve read the book.
Let’s start with your decision that this is the third and final book in the Simon Snow series. How final do you feel about it these days?
When i wrote Carry on, that was right before I was diagnosed for something that I have been sick with for a long time. i got to the end of Carry on really feel like this is it. Maybe it’s even my last book because I was really not well. Then I found out what was wrong with me and had a little more hope that I would feel better. People kept asking me on social media, are Simon and Baz happy? Well, no, how could you think they would be happy? They just went through this really tough thing. They killed the bad guy.
When you are out of danger, you can deal with your trauma. When I was in a place in my life where I had a little bit of distance, I was like, oh my God, I really need to help Simon get through this. Yes Carry on is it unboxing and dissecting the chosen one story, then there really should be unboxing and dissection of the happy ending. So I quickly traced the next two books in my head because I thought it would take at least two books to see Simon go through some sort of recovery after the happy ending.
Okay that’s why it’s three pounds, but what aboutonlythree books?
I really feel energized by everything I’ve written over the past two years. I feel like I have a lot of other things I could write about now. I’m really done with [Simon and Baz] at moment. I have written so many words and pages about them. But I would never say I will never write about them again. I think it’s likely that I will be able to see them again someday. But this story is over. If I had to come back to them, it won’t resume the next day.
I think Simon’s trauma and his attempt to deal with it is the most compelling aspect of the second and third books. You and i havespoken beforeabout your desire to subvert the Chosen One narrative, but has your attitude to these kinds of stories changed during the writing of this trilogy?
When I started to Carry on I was more cynical that the Chosen One stories were falsely inspiring. Now I’m in a place where I can feel inspired by a Chosen One story again. I don’t think they’re real, but I can see why we need them. It was partly during the pro-democracy protests in China that I listened to a This American life episode where some activists spoke of the importance to them of the Harry Potter stories. It reminded me why I love them too. Not specifically Harry Potter, but all of them. I think you pick your favorite stories, don’t you, but that doesn’t mean you stop loving them.
When news of the college admissions scandal first broke in March 2019, novelist Michelle Richmond had just completed a draft of her eighth novel, “The Wonder Test,” and had spent three years immersed in the subject of over- involvement and parental rights in Silicon Valley. .
Richmond, who grew up in Alabama, noticed when she moved to South Bay in 2009 with her husband and 5-year-old son a special fixation among parents and schools with test scores. He planted the seed of an idea for his entertaining new book that depicts status-seeking suburban parents willing to do just about anything – even commit heinous crimes – to ensure their children’s success and survival. their property value, linked to test scores from their public schools, remain stratospheric.
âThe cheating scandal horrified me, but it also confirmed some of the beliefs behind the premise of the book,â Richmond told The Chronicle.
“The Wonder Test,” released Tuesday, July 6, is a fast-paced thriller that deals with these topical issues, as well as a compassionate portrayal of an FBI profiler, Lina, whose spying sense is based on Richmond’s own husband, an intelligence officer.
The novel begins as Lina, mourning the death of her husband, and her precocious son, Rory, move to the fictional town of Greenfield, resembling Atherton, where children learn from specialists and motivational coaches to be “versions.” better, faster and smarter. of themselves, âwrites Richmond.
Instead of regular classes, Greenfield’s teens spend hours each day preparing for the Wonder Test, a supercharged standardized test with abstruse categories and intractable riddle-like questions.
When Lina discovers that three students from Greenfield at Rory’s new high school were kidnapped just before the exam, only to reappear a week later frail and traumatized, her years of counterintelligence come in handy in solving the mystery.
Richmond said she remembered the editors’ disbelief that her plot was too far-fetched when she submitted her “Wonder Test” manuscript. Yet months later, when wealthy parents – including more than a dozen in the Bay Area and celebrities Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, among others – were criminally charged with attempting to purchase their children in college, Richmond’s book seemed to speak directly to the moment.
âWhen fiction shows how weird things can get in real life, it helps us see that nothing is really impossible even though it hasn’t happened yet,â said Richmond.
Q: You told two separate stories in this novel: a review of competitive Silicon Valley parents and also a spy thriller. Which idea came first?
A: The initial impetus for the book was 12 years ago when we moved to Silicon Valley. I noticed very quickly that there was this competition that I was not used to, and often it was about the children rather than the parents. There was also a lot of testing in local public schools, and fundraising often referred to test results. I decided to take these ideas to the extreme.
I knew from the start that Lina’s character would be an FBI agent like my husband. I have lived the life of an FBI spouse my entire adult life, but I never wrote anything about it.
Q: Given the secrecy surrounding your husband’s work, were you able to glean enough details about the FBI’s work from him to make Lina credible, or did you do any outside research?
A: I haven’t done any research outside of my life. If you have a partner in any career, you absorb a lot in your life together. My husband is always my first reader, and if something is wrong or if there is any jargon that I am wrong, he will correct it.
Q: Lina and Rory are moving from New York to California, and their perspective as outsiders helps them see the nonsense and excesses of Silicon Valley. You grew up in the South and moved here as an adult. Did this perspective also help you see things clearly?
A: Absolutely. I grew up working class in Mobile, Alabama. I went to a huge public high school and very diverse, and the way I grew up, it just wasn’t competitive. I feel for the students now because there is pressure on the kids to be good at everything, so much is expected of them, and it’s crazy.
Q: Did you have fun writing the Wonder Test questions that begin each chapter?
A: Yes, it was pure pleasure writing test questions that were supposed to be impossible. When my son was still in elementary school, we laughed at the dinner table while doing his homework together. The family joke about his math has become: what is the girth of the brunette?
Something seemed so there, and it made you wonder, “What’s the value of trying to do these extremely complicated procedures?” It’s maddening for the parents, and it must be totally frustrating for the kids.
Q: Have you seen any positive changes among parents in the Bay Area since the admissions scandal?
A: I think the pandemic has really had an effect and there has been a reset for the families who have been fortunate enough to get out of it safely. I have the impression that the parents are relieved. They were sad to see their children isolated, but relieved from the intensity break.
Not all of the kids who were supposed to take their SAT or PSAT did, and no one seems to care too much. I might be overly optimistic, but I’m curious to see if there will be a long term effect if people reassess what’s really important.
“The test of wonders” By Michelle Richmond (Atlantic Monthly Press; 448 p .; $ 26)
Michelle Richmond in conversation with Katie Crouch: Virtual book launch. 6 p.m. Wednesday July 7. Free. Registration required to access the feed at www.booksmith.com.
The winners emerged in the Wema Bank Royal Kiddies Essay Contest, which was held to commemorate the celebration of International Children’s Day last month.
Wema Bank’s essay competition, titled âWrite & Win,â aimed to test the creative writing skills of young Nigerian schoolchildren between the ages of five and 12. It also aimed to develop children’s writing skills, promote their creativity, imaginative abilities, reward creativity and lead them towards excellence in their learning process.
Head of Retail Division Dotun Ifebogun said, âWe want to make sure that we support children and help them channel their thoughts into educational and stimulating activities.
According to him, Joanne Mosaku became the big winner, with a score of 78%. He was closely followed by Aiman ââElelu and Oshodi Inioluwa, both tied at 76%.
He explained that the bank has received more than 100 entries for the essay competition, which have been subjected to age qualification criteria checks, minimum deposit to account of 20,000 and meeting the deadline.
The essays were evaluated based on key parameters of content, organization, grammar, mechanics and style, the bank said.
A leading online education management company, Mind and Smith, was engaged to evaluate and score the essays.
Of the 10 winners, the top three essays will each receive Huawei tablets and Royal Kiddies branded t-shirts.
The other seven finalists will each receive N20,000 prepaid gift cards for school supplies in addition to a branded t-shirt.
In Cuba before the revolution, this form flourished thanks to the sponsorship of companies like Colgate-Palmolive, said June Carolyn Erlick, the editor of ReVista: The Harvard Review of Latin America, and the author of “Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context” (2018). Writers like Ms. Fiallo have refined her central themes: “Love, sex, death, the usual”.
Ms Fiallo met her future husband, Bernardo Pascual, director of a radio station and TV actor, while they were both working in radio. They got married in 1952. (Their daughter Delia said it was love at first sight, as in one of her stories: “She thought, ‘This man is going to be mine, ese hombre is going to ser mío. ‘”)
After the couple moved to Miami in 1966, Mr. Pascual worked in construction and then started a business that built parking garages. “The family joke is that in exile Bernardo went from the arts to the concrete”, Ms. Fiallo told the Miami Herald in 1987.
Ms. Fiallo first tried selling her scripts in Puerto Rico, for $ 15 an episode, but Venezuelan broadcasters offered her four times as much; To prepare, she immersed herself in the culture of Venezuela, a country she barely knew, by reading novels and interviewing Venezuelan exchange students in Miami to learn local idioms.
She drew her themes from current events, but also from romance classics like “Wuthering Heights”. She often broached social issues – rape, divorce, drug addiction – which often meant running up against censorship. A late 1960s drama “Rosario,” a sympathetic exploration of the trauma of divorce, was suspended for a time by the Venezuelan government. In 1984, the government threatened to cancel “Leonela” if Ms. Fiallo did not kill one of its characters, a female drug addict.
“Some friends say I could have chosen a more literary genre,” Ms. Fiallo told the Miami Herald. “But that’s what I feel most comfortable with. You can reach more people this way than with any book. Novels are full of emotion, and emotions are the denominator. common to mankind.
Columbus, Ohio- For seniors in the Columbus area, the COVID-19 pandemic has been characterized by change, resilience, and adaptability.
As the number of face-to-face gatherings dwindled to zero, the elderly, like our others, began to lead almost virtual lives. But now that statewide health orders have been lifted and vaccination rates continue to slowly rise in Ohio, seniors are starting to return to their pre-COVID routines.
Annette Schorr said living on Zoom, a video conferencing platform that grew in popularity during the pandemic, brought a modest life. She was able to catch up with her loved one through regular zoom calls, but the lack of a direct connection was evident.
After more than a year of virtual dinners, cooking classes and even virtual scavenger hunts, the 79-year-old said she was finally released after meeting other people in person.
âIt was very positive to see people in their bodies and in their blood,â Schorr said.
Westerville residents added that meeting friends and family in person is much more personal and dynamic than previous Zoom meetings.
âGetting together in person has electricity and spontaneity,â Schorr said.
Schorr opened his arms and praised the direct connection, but experts say some are still reluctant to return to pre-COVID life.
Dr Marian Schuda, medical director of the OhioHealth John J. Gerlach Center for Senior Health, said some seniors may need to make small adjustments to get back to their pre-pandemic habits.
âDon’t be afraid to kindly invite your grandma out for brunch,â Schuda said. “If she goes, she’ll probably have a good time.” “
Before the pandemic, Shuda told his elders to have at least one thing to look forward to every day. Now that the world is reopening, she hasn’t changed her advice. So, she said, the days don’t mix.
Shuda encourages the elderly to take full advantage of the hot summer weather. Gathering outdoors at a safe distance is a great way for older people to adjust to post-pandemic activities, she said.
The programming at the senior center, which has been significantly depressed over the past year, was one of Schuda’s pre-COVID tips for seniors looking for continued engagement. Now, Mr. Shuda said the senior center is starting to reopen and offers activities for those who feel empty.
Schorr participates in a weekly focus group at the Westerville Senior Center. She said the group switched to a virtual session after the pandemic. The number of participants increased from around 20 to around 5.
One of the five is Ron Kenreich, 79, of Westerville.
Audiophile Kenreich missed both attending a live concert and singing because of COVID. Over the past year, Kenreich has visited his brother on a farm in Pickerington. However, in addition to visits from these brothers, he and his wife, Beth, also 79, have minimized face-to-face interactions.
âIt was different, but it wasn’t painfully different,â Kenreich said of his experience with the blockade.
The couple, married for 57 years, have spent time together, composing and hanging out.
Kenreich said the focus group has been a positive outing for him for the past 15 months.
âThey just encourage you to look at life differently,â he said on a covered talking point.
The focus group is chaired by Lisa Clark, Senior Support Program Coordinator for Concord Counseling Services. She said technology has proven to be a barrier for some in the group, but the elderly are a resilient group.
While many of the group are keen to return to face-to-face meetings, Clark stressed the importance of creating space for different levels of transition that people can go through comfortably.
âYou have to meet people where they are,â Clark said.
She stressed the need for compassion as society enters this next stage of the pandemic and expressed hope for what older people can do in the future.
âI still have a lot of life,â she said. “But this life was kept in a box.”
At the summer solstice, Rob and Beskenreich dined in a restaurant instead of a patio for the first time before the pandemic in order to think outside the box due to COVID.
âI’m happy that things are going in the right direction,â she said.
For Roy Nichols, going in the right direction means resuming his many recreational and volunteer activities that were suspended due to the pandemic.
Nichols in Westerville loves art. He can’t wait for the theater to return. He is also delighted to meet his creative writing classes and his history groups in person.
In early January, Nichols lost consciousness at home and was rushed to the emergency room. The 74-year-old has been diagnosed with acute respiratory failure, pneumonia and COVID-19.
He almost died.
âCOVID is something I don’t want for my worst enemy,â he said.
The retired lawyer and self-proclaimed storyteller has since recovered, but he still worries about the long-term effects of the virus.
âCOVID has skyrocketed my energy level,â Nichols said.
But his worries didn’t stop him from starting to fill his pocket diary with direct activity. And after being vaccinated, Nichols said much of the anxiety surrounding the virus had subsided.
Schorr reiterated Nichols’ feelings, saying she had been very lucky during the pandemic and was excited about what was to come.
âThere was a tough part in COVID,â Schorr said. âBut it also provided an arena. In a way, it made life a reality.
She said the pandemic, particularly in accepting her granddaughter for the first time in over a year, was a significant reminder that “don’t take this life for granted.”
Beth and Ron Kenreich of Westerville (both aged 79) will perform a piano duet. A couple who continued to work together, walk and play music, said the pandemic was not as bad as the others, but were able to leave home and return to concerts and restaurants. Thank you.
Vaccination, the reopening of the state gives hope to the elderly
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most terrifying diagnoses a person can receive. It also takes a heavy toll on the partners and children of those who suffer from the relentless march of this incurable disease. Gary Chapman and Dr Edward Shaw, co-authors of Keeping Love Alive As Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages ââand the Alzheimer’s Journey, discuss ways to cope.
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Dr Edward Shaw, founder of the Memory Counseling Center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
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Everyone is part of a fandom. Whether it’s books, movies, TV shows or more, if you love something and share your enthusiasm for that particular thing with others, you are part of a fandom. And for many, being part of a fandom transcends simply liking or liking something. Fandom means community, family and place of belonging. It’s a home for those of us who’ve never had one, and it’s where many of us find who we are as people. That’s why responses to Gail Simone’s tweet asking for positive things fandom has done for you touched so many people.
Okay, for the question of the dayâ¦ can you name one positive thing, big or small, that your fandom has done for you, in your real life?
Games, enlightened genre, comics, movies, whatever. What benefit did you get from your hobby / passion?
Personally, the fandom saved my life. After an assault, my life changed. I couldn’t get out of bed, felt like I couldn’t breathe and spent so much time wondering if the pain I was feeling would stop if I just ended it. Honestly, I couldn’t find any hope even after therapy and even when I started taking medication to calm the fire in my mind. But do you know what saved me? Do you know who stepped in and gave me a family, a home and a purpose? Fandom did it. That’s why when I say the fandom saved me, I really mean it.
Much of my survival today is down to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general. I remember sitting in therapy, my therapist doing their best to give me some hope in my life. The goal was to find something, no matter how small, that I could hold onto to allow me to breathe and live a little longer. Jokingly I said, “I have to know what’s going on in the next Marvel movie. I can’t tell if I’m killing myself,” and it was stupid and silly at the time, but the way my therapist lit up as a Christmas tree showed me that I had touched the gold.
And it worked. Whenever I felt like my assault, my family, or the world was crushing me, I would remind myself, “You have to hold out a little longer because you have to know what’s going on in the MCU.” It worked for years. And it is through this fandom, this universe, that I have continued to push myself to improve myself and become a more active part of this fandom and others that I have fallen in love with and fallen in love with. Years later, and even though my relationship with the MCU has changed, I thank him for how much that anchored me.
I’m still fully grounded in the fandom, far beyond the MCU. And because of that, I have met friends who have become my family and who I visit every year, I have found my passion for writing, and I have a better understanding of my place in the world and of the mark I want to leave on it. I am still working to quell this fire in my mind through therapy and medication. These things are essential. But it just got so much easier to live with a fandom by my side, constantly holding my hand.
This power that the fandom has over the lives of those who join these communities is not limited to me or my experience either. Twitter was quick to answer Gail Simone’s question with her own answers about the benefits of having passion and being part of a fandom. Some found their careers, their partners, and explored the world because they embraced their passion and became members of something bigger than themselves.
I have a lot of answers on how #MyFandomHelpMe become the person I am today.
I was released by fanfic.
I learned to love myself through cosplay.
I started to create characters that reflected my experiences through magical girls.
Fandom has helped me shamelessly be me. https://t.co/OBISTaKI3m
I dress like my favorite game / comic book characters and people compliment me instead of judging me. I was able to come out of my shell more, make more friends and it really helped me through the doldrums of being diagnosed with my mental illness.#MyFandomHelpMe
#MyFandomHelpMe overcome many of my social anxieties. Even at the height of my anxiety, the one thing that has never left me at a loss for words is my favorite character (s). This middle ground introduced me to some of my favorite humans and gave me a confidence that I hadn’t experienced before. https://t.co/uewSLcSIWV
Earpers gave me strength, confidence, and support as I tried to leave an emotionally abusive marriage. They even helped me financially when I was in trouble. Not sure I could have done it without them.#MyFandomHelpMe
Dragon Age was my lifeline when I got cancer. I felt lonely, scared and isolated, and going on an adventure and saving the world with my strange gang of misfit friends made me feel less alone. #MyFandomHelpMe
When I was about 4 years old, I had to live in an oxygen tent in a hospital due to severe asthma. My mom would bring me Wonder Woman comics and a Slurpee from 7-11. I figured I’d get better and be WW someday. I still have these comics. #MyFandomHelpMe
Growing up in an abusive home, I didn’t know it at the time, but I learned about morality and empathy from the comics I read. These characters gave me the strength and hope for a better life one day and now I am giving these lessons to my own son. #MyFandomHelpMe
I met my wife by fandom I met some of my best friends thanks to fandom Fandom supported my creative writing The fandom people helped me get a job Fandom helped me through difficult times#MyFandomHelpMe https://t.co/FPkdH7z3sn
If the summer heat pushes you indoors, you might want to grab one of these July versions. This month’s most intriguing new books include a mystery, a young adult sci-fi tale set in Texas, and a few memoirs. The offers could not be more different, except for their readability.
The deadline for the Norfolk Day Drabble Writing Contest is fast approaching.
And with just a few days to participate, our judges shared their top tips as well as what they’re looking for in a winning play.
The free competition, in association with the National Center for Writing (NCW), is looking for the top 100 words written on the theme “A Norfolk Holiday”.
There are three categories to participate: young writers (5-10 years old), older writers (11-17 years old) and adult writers (18 years and over).
Alice Kent from NWC – Credit: SUPPLIED
Alice Kent, Director of Communications at NCW, will judge the Adult Writers category.
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Ms Kent has worked at Norwich University of the Arts and the Poetry Trust. She holds a Masters in European Journalism after studying in Denmark and the Netherlands. Her first short story, Len’s Whole Life, was published in the inaugural anthology Words and Women and she was already on the long list of the first chapter of the Grazia Baileys Women’s Fiction Prize.
She lives in Norwich with her partner, two young children and a beloved cat named Mishka.
She said: âI will be looking for texts that captivate the reader and stay in the mind long after reading the story. It can be done through a really insightful description, or maybe a little detail that shows real observation and care in writing the story. It should connect with the reader.
âI’ll also be interested in stories that convey something of Norfolk – it could be through the setting, the people, or the story – but something that could only be defined here in this county.
âI would say that initially, don’t worry about grammar or spelling. First of all, have fun with it and instinctively write down whatever comes to your mind. Refining can come later but in the beginning it is often useful not to worry about whether it is good or not. Just write down what you feel is most needed to put on paper, then maybe share it with someone else to get some feedback and see how it connects with a reader.
âThe only difference between a writer and a non-writer is that a writer writes – so write those words down and you become a writer. Enjoy it! ”
Author Melissa Brown – Credit: STUART HELLINGSWORTH
Author Melissa Brown will judge the older writers category.
A native of Michigan, Miss Brown made her home in Norwich twenty years ago. During this time, she made a huge contribution to education and the arts, working at the Millennium Library and teaching English and creative writing in the city.
She was a featured poet at the original Norwich: City of Stories event and was shortlisted for the IdeasTap Inspires program.
Her novel, Becoming Death, began as a project for National Novel Writing Month, known to those involved as nanowrimo, an annual international challenge that encourages participants to write 50,000 words of a novel in one month. .
Miss Brown said she owed her success to her grandmother who encouraged her to write and her ten-year supportive partner, Kris.
Describing what she looks for in a winning entry, she said, âSuccessful entries will include realistic dialogue and characters. The more I can imagine the characters in front of me, the better.
âYoung people are the future of creativity and storytelling. Hope to see something unusual but well constructed on the page.
Author Hayley Scott – Credit: SUPPLIED
And finally, Hayley Webster, a 5th grade teacher at Fakenham Junior School and an author for children and adults, will judge the Young Writers category.
His Teacup House series with Usborne, written as Hayley Scott, is about a family of toy rabbits coming to life. It has been nominated for various awards and used by the NUT in its diversity in the children’s fiction program.
Her most recent book, Luna Rae is not alone, is aimed at ages 9 to 12 and is about a girl who wants to become a pastry detective while trying to uncover a family secret and keep her own secrets.
She said: âI’m looking for stories that no one else could have written. Writers with fresh voices who aren’t afraid to break the rules and have fun with the language.
Police writer Elizabeth Haynes. Photo: SUBMITTED – Credit: Archant
Donna-Louise Bishop – Credit: Donna-Louise Bishop
Author Elizabeth Haynes and EDP Community Life Correspondent Donna-Louise Bishop will help develop a shortlist for judges.
Winners will be announced on July 27 and winning entries will be published in the EDP.
Norfolk Day 2021 is sponsored by Richardson’s – Credit: ARCHANT
How to enter:
Use Google Docs to check the word count. Submissions must be exactly 100 words long. Titles will not be included in the final word count.
One entry per person, including collaborations.
Participants retain the rights to their submissions.
Entries must be fictitious and written in English.
Participation is open to anyone from anywhere.
The final deadline for entries is Wednesday July 7, 2021 at 23:59 GMT. Email submissions to [email protected] with the header âNorfolk Day Drabble Competitionâ. Include full name, age and address.
Three rooms. By Jo Hamya. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 208 pages; $ 25. Cap Jonathan; £ 12.99
VIRGINIA WOOL felt that a woman needed money and her own room to write fiction. The anonymous narrator of Jo Hamya’s first novel aspires to more living space, but for more prosaic reasons: “the end goal that I wanted, through all the necessary work, was to be able to afford myself an apartment, not just a room, then move in and invite friends over for dinner ”. During a year filled with precarious jobs, low wages and rented digs, she painfully realizes that her small dream might be unachievable.
The story begins in the fall of 2018, when the narrator arrives at Oxford to begin a nine-month contract as a post-doctoral research assistant. She moves into a “borrow room” in a house owned by a university and spends her days working and roaming the city. She knows she’s come a long way – “you’re a woman, you’re a brunette, you’ve made it here” – but despite her efforts to fit in, she feels like a stranger.
She doesn’t fare much better when she trades Oxford for London and academia for “real world work.” Once again, she doesn’t have a permanent job or a fixed address, just a stranger couch and a short-term job as an editor for a company magazine. She finds herself sidelined by her colleagues, despised by her roommate and increasingly worried about her dwindling resources and her dying prospects. When her contract is not renewed and she exceeds her welcome as a tenant, she moves into her third bedroom, with her parents outside the capital. Now she feels defeated, but lowering her expectations and reassessing her plans may be her only chance to move forward.
“Three Rooms” presents some of the typical early excesses. The narrator’s reflections can border on navel-gazing; her fascination with a glamorous Oxford student becomes boring. Nonetheless, the novel evolves into a clever and original examination of privilege and belonging in 21st century England. His account of thwarted progress proves to be gripping, enriched as it is by judicious observations and insightful meditations on the trials of modern life and the state of the nation.
And the narrator’s frankness is refreshing. Some acquaintances emphasize the ironies of ambitions like hers, as when her roommate asks her: went to work for a publication that exalts them? It is a nuanced portrait of a woman in search of stability and an adult identity in a world strewn with obstacles.
This article appeared in the Books and Arts section of the print edition under the title “Home sweet home”
A member of the Sappony tribe, Martin joins High Country News from The New Republic, where he previously covered Indian country.
Nick Martin joins High Country News lead our office of indigenous affairs, which was launched in 2017 to cover the Indian country and center indigenous voices for an indigenous audience. Since then, the office has published hundreds of articles by indigenous journalists, including Tristan Ahtone (Kiowa), who helped establish the office. Ahtone co-wrote HCNThe Land-Grab Universities survey, which has won numerous accolades, including a George Polk Award, and sparked conversations and land-return initiatives on college campuses across the country.
Martin, a member of the Sappony tribe of North Carolina, comes to us from The New Republic, where he covered the Indian country. He also wrote for Deadspin, Splinter, The Washington Post and others. âWe were particularly impressed with Nick’s overall vision and his ideas on how to keep HCNS Indigenous affairs coverage is distinct and at the forefront of what other media do, âsaid Jennifer Sahn, editor-in-chief of HCN.
Martin will join HCN in August.
HCN: You’re from North Carolina, with deep family roots there, and much of your career has been on the East Coast and in national stores. What made you want to turn to a publication focused on the West? Nick Martin: As I progressed in my career and began to embark on political journalism, HCNThe native affairs office in has become a beacon for me and what native affairs journalism could be. It was not for an East Coaster to find a Western publication; he was a native journalist watching and seeing what was possible.
HCN: You have been covering Indigenous issues for The New Republic. How do you see your work evolving as you move HCN? NM: It depends on the post itself. I am moving from a role focused on writing to one where I will edit more. I will deal in large part with managerial and editorial strategy. I’m going to flex muscles that I haven’t been able to use as much before. I started in the local newspapers, working much closer to the field. For me, this is going to be a happy medium: not the pace of a daily newspaper, but not the removal of a national publication. The cover at HCN is extremely anchored in the place and the community. It is an exciting opportunity to step into this publishing and leadership role while staying true to what HCN it is about: covering the communities of the West.
HCN: The IA Desk has covered stories outside of what HCN generally defined as the West – Oklahoma, for example – because of their importance and how they can impact the region as a whole. What do you think the Indian country will look like as a coverage area for you and the office? NM: I think it will be an organic process. Graham (Lee Brewer, former editor and citizen of the Cherokee Nation) is originally from Oklahoma, and it makes sense to see his coverage of the nations in that region. I’ve found that you tend to produce some of your best work when you have a personal angle. For the people on the desk and the people we bring, Indian Country will be largely defined by their designs. We have the talent on the desk and the flexibility and ability to play with those limits, but stick with HCN.
HCN: You have written about the rural and agricultural environment of your family and of Sappony. How do you think this will influence your approach or coverage to HCN? NM: Our Aboriginal Affairs office will be defined by the people who sit on it, as will the definition of Indian country. When I first got into political journalism, I focused on communities like the one my family and I come from. The pieces that are most memorable to me relate to topics such as the rights of farm workers in North Carolina and the wage gap between rural and urban teachers during budget negotiations at the North Carolina General Assembly. These are things that I have taken in that have inspired me in one way or another. I’ve lived in New York for five years now – from one extreme to the other – but you are a lot where you grow up.
HCN: What aspirations do you have for the AI ââDesk and where do you see coverage going in the future? NM: I wanna stick with what made HCNThe Native Affairs Office has been doing very well so far. I’m going to do a lot of listening and soak up institutional knowledge. I’m really excited to see what we can do to build on what Tristan, Graham, Bryan (Pollard, IA Desk Assistant Editor and Citizen Cherokee Nation), Anna (Smith, IA Desk Assistant Editor) and others did. The beauty of Land-Grab Universities is that it lends itself to so many other stories, and we’ll be looking at this coverage. In addition to tackling the past, which we should be doing, we will also look forward to issues that will define the Indian country for the next 10-20 years, such as the recent history of lithium mining and the cost to them. indigenous religions. The federal government and tribal nations are turning away from fossil fuels and mining, but renewables also come at a cost. And that involves the larger subject of how the United States helps or resists the pursuit of tribal sovereignty. We need to stay ahead of the game and try not to get bogged down by constantly trying to swing towards the fences, while continuing to think big in terms of the next âLand-Grabâ.
HCN:We recently completed a reader survey, and much of the positive feedback we received was related to our coverage of Indigenous Affairs. In the short time since the office began, Aboriginal Affairs has grown into something our readers greatly appreciate and expect from us. How does it feel to take that back? NM: It’s a fascinating prospect. As a subscriber, I had access to the magazine’s archives, and have flipped through the past eight years or so. It’s a marked transition when the AI ââdesktop appears – all over the magazine. The coverage of Aboriginal Affairs flourished in a unique way for a magazine that is 50 years old. I think it was reinvigorated in a way that resonates with a larger audience. Before, HCNThe coverage of Indigenous Affairs was like most other publications, that is, it did not exist in a connected fashion. HCN brings a lot of people into their work with what the AI ââoffice does. Accomplishing something like âLand-Grab Universitiesâ sets the bar high – but also reflects how the rest of the industry hasn’t covered these issues well – and now we have promising readers and journalists looking to HCN for its coverage of Indigenous Affairs. But there isn’t an overwhelming sense of pressure. We just have to keep doing what we’re doing.
HCN: Since HCN started its office of native affairs, other publications followed suit or hired editors to cover the Indian country. So in relative terms the field is a bit more crowded now than it was in 2017. How do you see this trend and will it affect how you approach the role? NM: It is a product of HCNthe cover. This shows the difference it makes when a regional magazine like HCN with his profile and the quality of his journalism decides to create an office of Native Affairs. Other publications have been inspired to devote staff or office to Indigenous coverage. Since I joined The New Republic, they have seen the landscape and invested in covering indigenous issues, and part of that is shaped by HCN. This is a good thing. It is a good thing for the native journalists who do not have to sit in the spaces previously arranged for us. The land being more crowded pushes us to work harder. I want to partner with other AI offices, and I want to compete with them as well. I only see the positive.
HCN: Did you see how HCNHas the work of affected broader conversations around Indigenous Affairs coverage? And have you thought about it now that you’ll be leading the IA Desk? NM:As a subscriber and who has written about the Indian country in recent years in a national publication, I have read things in HCN that I would have liked to do or from angles that I had not thought of. And this happens in part through discussions with colleagues on HCNthe work of. Even going back to my time at Splinter, I traded HCN back and forth links with editors because the cover is so inspiring. One of the most attractive things HCN that’s how hard he works on partnering with other organizations. I want to tap into the connections we already have and create new ones. I want to work with smaller organizations to get their name out there, and work with bigger organizations to get our name out there.
HCN: One last question. You’re still in New York now, but planning to move west. Any idea where you’ll end up? NM: I am open to suggestions. The West is our oyster.
June Sarpong has partnered with HQ, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, to launch a new imprint to promote and celebrate the work of underrepresented authors without agents. The broadcaster and author wants to give a voice to people with disabilities, ethnic minorities and people from the working class.
Sarpong has published three books with HQ, including a new edition of his 2018 non-fiction work, The power of women, which was released earlier this month. It wants to provide a platform for authors who are often ignored, ignored or ignored. âOver the past five years, I have been fortunate enough to work with Lisa Milton and the HQ family on my own books,â she said. âTheir commitment to diversity and inclusion has been unwavering, so I can’t think of a better team to work with on my new editorial footprint.
“It is such an honor to be able to provide a platform for new voices from diverse backgrounds, there are so many stories to be told in worlds that have such rich content to offer to mainstream audiences,” she added. âI can’t wait to embark on this exciting journey to discover this untapped talent. “
HQ executive editor Lisa Milton said the imprint is addressed to “many who didn’t think the publication was open to them before.” Applicants do not need to know anything about publishing to work with HQ, but any submitted work cannot have been published in any format. HQ Creative Inclusion Lab is now open for submissions and editors can find details on how to submit at HQCIL.co.uk.
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You know we couldn’t end things without one last BFF group hug in the fashion closet. Photo: Jonathan Wenk / Freeform
Aww, our favorite magazine girls are screaming into the abyss one last time. That’s right, The daring guy kicked off the series finale with best friends Jane, Kat, and Sutton holding hands, standing on a Brooklyn sidewalk and letting it all hang out, a reminder of their New York subway screaming into the pilot. Of course, this time they were living their truths out in the open for all to see (and hear) because, you know, the growth. The former and future ladies of Scarlet the magazine has done a lot of this over the show’s five seasons in an always fun, multiple times relatable, and sometimes confusing (see: so much of what Jane does) way. Although at times it seemed like the rules of the magazine publishing industry as well as space and time as it pertained to New York City were totally ignored, the series offered a magnificent look at female friendship in their twenties thanks to the undeniable chemistry among its three tracks.
So after all this best friend shenanigans, how Jane, Kat, Sutton and their Scarlet do cohorts leave things? here’s how The daring guy said goodbye to its main characters before one last BFF group hug in the fashion closet (come on, you knew the show would end there!).
Well, my friends, Jane did. She finally did it! She learned to make pad thai. Oh, sorry, it’s just on her to-do list above “becoming an editor of Scarlet,“So I thought that was important. Oh, Jane, ridiculous to the end. She trained to be the acting editor when Jacqueline takes a really long, well-deserved vacation with her husband because, sure that sounds like a good idea. But then, after about a week of this training, Jacqueline sees how awesome Jane is (sorry EICs, your job is so easy I guess!). Jane is honored, sure, but after an altercation with Pinstripe (!!), she realizes that she is a writer, not a manager, damn it. She refuses the job and suggests that Jacqueline give it to Kat. So what is Jane going to do now that Thinking back on all the dreams of her life? Inspired by a photo of her late mother in Paris, Jane decides it’s time to leave her comfort zone in Scarlet and go see the world. Tiny Jane is ready for great adventures.
What a turn for Kat Edison! A few days ago, she was a barmaid at Belle; now she is editor-in-chief of Scarlet magazine. What a world! Turning to Jacqueline for advice, Kat brings her pitch to make her social movement hashtag #DontTurnAway a digital platform and magazine before presenting it to investors, but Jacqueline loves it so much that she makes Kat an offer to put it under the Scarlet umbrella. Kat will have full creative control and a huge budget. Sure, she would join the big, bad company she fought against for so long (which got her fired from the magazine originally), but she’ll be able to do some good that way. Sounds good, doesn’t it? But there is more ! After Jane turns down the IEC job, Jacqueline realizes Kat is an innovator and also loves spreadsheets so, so good, so hello, the job should have belonged to one time. Scarlet social media maven all along. Kat applies her new mantra “I’m not afraid anymore” to both her career (she takes the job) and her personal life (she goes to look for her daughter, Adena). A real happy ending here.
Sutton has been working on herself this season. She is in therapy for the first time, she has recognized an alcohol problem, she corrects her course. But then Richard “I have a divorce beard and learned that hot turtleneck men are a thing” Hunter shows up and the estranged husband and wife can’t stop having sex the one with the other. They live in a dream where the only rule is to ignore this little problem of Richard who wants children and not Sutton and both know it. Eventually, Sutton realizes that she has to let Richard go. I mean, the man is in contact with an adoption agency! She reads him a cute reference letter she wrote about how he’s supposed to be a father, and she signs the divorce papers. But wait! Richard says, “Yes, I’ve always wanted children, but the point is, I want you more.” He can’t imagine his life without her. It’s very elusive in theory but maybe a little more murky in practice. Either way, Sutton and Richard reunite. We wish them the best.
As a farewell gift, Scarlet‘s One True Queen gives us one last lesson in life: she is courageous and imagines a new chapter, a post-Scarlet life. Jacqueline has been trying to find that coveted work-life balance for some time now, and with her marriage finally back in a good place, she is retiring. She and Ian can work together, as they always wanted to. She also decides that a person can bequeath the editor-in-chief role to whomever they choose, which she essentially does with Kat, but we’re going with it. All Jacqueline gets in return for her years of service is a real half-ass slideshow on her finale. Scarlet gone, but she looks cool with it all so who are we to judge? Unfortunately, she does not resume her routine for “Push It”.
Yes The daring guy Hadn’t given this man-angel the happy ending he deserved, so many streaming devices would have been launched into the sea. Fortunately, for our hearts and oceans, that didn’t happen. After all these years, and after some major prompting from Sutton, Oliver finally admits he’s in love with Jasper, his fashion designer ex-boyfriend with whom he shares custody of Jasper’s daughter while Jasper worked on his sobriety. (he is doing very well) . And then he asks her for a date. They look happy and gorgeous as they walk the red carpet at the Scarlet party in some of Jasper’s best. All is well with the world.
Alex’s big departure came in the middle of season five, but in case you missed it, know that he put his writing and podcasting skills to good use. Fine stripe in the hope of being challenged and continuing to grow. And he’s still dating this rich and sexy doctor. Although his leaving party was really bad (a last minute office basketball game full of people who don’t understand basketball?), His life looks pretty good right now.
Jacqueline’s assistant and biggest fan had his big time earlier in season five when he had a heart-to-heart discussion with his boss about how woefully underpaid he was. He also ends his feud with Jane after Kat finally points out to him that his problem with her is simply that they’re the same person (try them obsessed with Jacqueline). We don’t know what he thinks about the alpha and omega retirement from his world, but if I had to guess it would be every feeling imaginable.
Our sex and relationship writer never really got her on this show, did she? Ultimately, Sage loses her working husband when Alex moves on to more difficult pastures, but she gets her own vertical. Does she look good?
Remember that a season of The daring guy when everyone kept talking about “dot-com” and developing “dot-com” and saying I DON’T WRITE FOR DOT-COM? Well, I’m happy to report that ultimately dot-com is booming. Everyone receives a vertical flush with the money from the investors. Everyone’s writing for dot-com now. Dot-com is living its best damn life.
Vermont Business Magazine Vermont’s official butterfly, the Monarch, will soon be returning to Vermont, and with it a new children’s book from best-selling New York Times authors and Essex residents John and Jennifer Churchman. This will be Churchman’s seventh book since 2015, when they debuted with their first book Sweet Pea & Friends The SheepOver.
As children’s book authors of the Sweet Pea & Friends book series, they turned their attention to the woodland animals that adorn their farm in their new book The Happy Garden ~ Best Friends. The book opens with a tattered and tired monarch butterfly returning to Vermont after its long migratory flight. Upon meeting Oliver, a carefree frog living in the garden, she asks for his help in watching over her egg. The story unfolds with Flora’s transformation from egg to caterpillar to butterfly under the watchful eye of Oliver the Frog and friends of the backyard and the woods.
During the research phase of the Butterfly Effect Project, the Churchmans came across a little-known scientific fact about butterflies, including the monarch. Despite the transformation that occurs at the chrysalis stage which breaks down the entire caterpillar into a liquid, memories of the caterpillar are kept in the monarch butterfly when it transforms. It was a fundamental inspiration for the story. The caterpillar that Oliver Frog befriended so lovingly and watched over would be remembered after doing the caterpillar transformation to his new form, the butterfly. Learn more about the study
The butterfly effect project
At the end of 2017, we were saddened to see fewer and fewer monarch butterflies around our farm in Vermont and had read reports of the endangered species around the world. Vermont is one of the last breeding grounds before the long migration south to Mexico and is our state butterfly. We knew we had to do something. Having a strong following as children’s book authors, we started a collaborative project with our fans on Kickstarter called Butterfly Effect.
With the support of our friends and followers, we have created a monarch and pollinator sanctuary on our farm by converting and dedicating two acres into a certified monarch tracking station and certified habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. We have planted hundreds of milkweed plants around fields of pollinator-driven wildflowers. Beehives have been installed and footpaths for future educational activities. Working with Monarch Watch, we have lifted and posted hundreds of Monarch Butterflies while documenting the process on our social media platforms.
We are happy to now announce that in 2020 we see Monarchs returning and our fields are once again filled with frogs, monarchs and pollinators of all kinds.
We always knew this body of work would culminate in one of our future children’s books and we have photographed and observed the storylines over the past few seasons with that in mind. With this story, we want to give hope to our youngest readers and let them know the impact they can have, alone or with like-minded friends, to change the world for the better.
About the author and illustrator
John Churchman is an artist, photographer and farmer who brings stories to life with his enchanting photo illustrations.
Jennifer Churchman is a storyteller, writer and multimedia artist.
The couple combine their talents to give voice to the stories of all the animals around them and add fun to their lives. They made their home on a small farm in the beautiful countryside of Essex, Vermont, with their daughter Gabrielle. They are the creators of The SheepOver, a New York Times bestseller, Brave Little Finn, A Farm for Maisie, Alpaca Lunch, The Easter Surprise, The Christmas Barn, and now, The Happy Garden ~ Best Friends.
Moonrise Farm in Essex, Vermont
Moonrise Farm is a ‘storybook’ and fiber farm in Essex, Vermont, in addition to being the home and studio of the authors and illustrators of the Sweet Pea & Friends children’s book series. The books give voice to beloved farm animals and their lived stories for Church members. Fans young and old love that the characters in the book are real and can follow their day-to-day âBeyond the Bookâ lives on Churchman’s online social media and tour the farm.
MANISTIQUE – Mary Magdalen Nelli, 95, a longtime resident of Manistique, came into eternal life on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility where she has been residing for the past few months.
She was born on May 7, 1926 to Slovenian immigrant parents, Anna (Rozich) and Frank Z. Gorsche, in Manistique.
Mary attended St. Francis de Sales Catholic School and graduated from Grade 8 in 1940. She then graduated as a Major from Manistique High School with the Class of 1944.
After graduation and a brief summer job as an accountant / secretary in the offices of the Inland Lime and Stone Company, she enlisted in the government sponsored cadet nurse program. She chose the Michael Reese Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago and began the three-year program to earn her nursing degree.
After graduating on May 27, 1947, she spent 14 years on the staff of the Michael Reese Hospital. After being appointed head nurse of two medico-surgical units, she was appointed supervisor of a private nursing pavilion.
When Mary returned to Manistique in 1961, to care for her mother who had had a stroke, she asked Michael Reese for leave and ultimately resigned. After her mother’s recovery, she applied and was accepted for a job at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. She was on staff as an operating room supervisor until her retirement in 1986.
Mary married Peter Nelli of Hancock on June 12, 1965. During their pleasant 32-year life together, trips included trips to the Expo in British Columbia, moose hunts in Alberta, Canada and a Alaska cruise.
Mary was proud of Pete’s heritage as a skilled carpenter. He donated his time and material to design (with brass and marble components from the obsolete communion rail) the magnificent altar, the pulpit, various matching furniture for the Church of St. Francis de Sales and the baptismal font of the Divine Infant mission in Prague. He also designed Mary’s unique kitchen area, where she excelled in making traditional Croatian povatetzas for friends and family.
Mary had a great sense of humor, especially if the joke was on her! Her hobbies included piano, dancing (especially polka dots), crosswords, creative writing, knitting in intricate patterns of Christmas stockings and sweaters. Her love of animals was quite evident to her “family” of several cats (nine at a time!) and dogs. She was a dedicated lifelong parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, US VFW Ladies Auxiliary Life Member, Michael Reese Nurses Alumni Life Member, Association Member of the daughters of Italy and life member of the Association of Bishop Baraga.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Peter Nelli; brothers, Francis Joseph (Gloria), John Aloysius, Peter Paul, Gorsche; sisters, Ann Marie (Anton) Marusich, Kathryn Christine (Joseph) Pastore; sister-in-law, Georgia Lucchesi; nephews, John Pastore and Paul Marusich; and cousins, Jack (Virginia), Robert (Eunice), Peter (Janice) Rozich, Lois MacKinder, George (Sylvia), Peter (Helen), Stanley (Barbara) and Joseph, Tomac, Mary Stadnyk and Mirko (Slavice) Stegne.
Survivors include her stepdaughter, Sandra (Ron) Gildersleeve; sister-in-law, Arvella Gorsche; nieces and nephews, Angela (Joseph) Haughlie, Ann Marie (Joseph) Lett, Christine Rozich, Mary Jane (John) Nemetz, Paula (Bruce) Polso, Val Marie (Patrick) Rozich, Tony Gorsche, Francis Joseph Gorsche, Jr., Ann Louise (Jim) Megas, Michael (Carol) Anton Jr., Mary Beth and Stephan Marusich; .several great-nieces and nephews; cousin, Shirley Shaw; and a very precious friend, Cherie Michalik.
Mary M. Nelli’s visit will take place at St. Francis de Sales Church on Thursday, July 1, 2021, from 11 a.m. until the time of Christian funeral Mass at noon, with Reverend Father Glenn Theoret as officiant. Interment will follow Mass at Fairview Cemetery in Manistique. In lieu of flowers, commemorative contributions can be made to the parish of St. Francis de Sales de Manistique. Manistique’s Fausett Family Funeral Homes assists the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left on their website at Fausettfh.com.
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Mission Brewery is a craft beer pioneer serving the San Diego community since 1913. The post of Head of Marketing Services is based in San Diego and works across sales, innovation, finance and operations. The position is responsible for all aspects of marketing including the Mission Brewery branding, social media, digital asset management, reception hall operations, event management and community engagement.
Generate and manage all Mission Brewery marketing plans in collaboration with senior management.
Oversees the development of engaging content campaigns (social, public relations, business, etc.) to increase brand awareness and support.
Maintain all social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Untappd and others
Keep our media and internal digital assets up to date with graphics, sell sheets, product photos, and more.
Responsible for managing all aspects of our taproom operations including staffing, marketing, events, consumer engagement and revenue generation.
Responsible for generating creative ideas and planning events held in the tasting room that appropriately reflect the Mission Brewery brand and personality. Promote these events and engage our fans, community and potential customers.
Works with the sales leadership team to ensure effective sales tools are provided.
Work with wholesale distribution partners to provide sales / marketing assets.
Identify opportunities for brand and packaging change and improvement that match consumer and competitive trends
Manage a merchandise program that faithfully reflects Mission Brewery and meets the needs of our sales team and distribution partners. Work with our various merchandise suppliers to ensure timely orders, inventory and pricing.
Manage department budgets and provide monthly reconciliations and analyzes
Perform all other assigned tasks.
Skills / experience required
Bachelor’s degree in commerce, marketing, communications, advertising or related degree preferred.
At least 3-5 years of work experience in the beer industry or related industry
Strong work ethic and self-taught mentality
Excellent project management skills to include detailed, organized and professional guidance.
Genuine passion for craft beer and the craft beer community
Strong skills in personal management, time management and organization
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to multitask and manage projects under tight deadlines.
Has a high degree of discretion and professionalism.
Excellent communication skills including the ability to work effectively cross-functionally.
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule and work on site, travel and work nights and weekends as needed for events.
As a condition of employment, the candidate (s) for employment must pass a post-offer and pre-employment background check.
Ability to move / lift heavy materials (up to 60 lbs)
Valid driver’s license
Must be 21 and over.
(The above is intended to describe the general content and requirements for performing this job. It should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts the management’s right to assign or reassign tasks and responsibilities for that job at any time.)
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Mission Brewery offers competitive compensation and benefits, a team-oriented work environment and growth for dedicated and engaged employees.
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Mission Brewery is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital / family status.
Prince Harry and Prince William cannot ‘do true honor in memory of their mother’ without reconciliation as statue of Princess Diana unveiled, historian Robert Lacey said News week.
The royal brothers’ relationship has been shattered by allegations of intimidation and allegations of insensitivity to Meghan Markle, the first colored royal to the British monarchy in living memory.
However, on Thursday they will together unveil a statue in memory of their mother at the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, a place where Princess Diana has gone for moments of quiet contemplation.
Historian Robert Lacey recounts royal rift in his bestselling biography Battle of the Brothers and says this week must be a turning point for the siblings if Diana’s commemoration is to be meaningful.
He said News week: “Maybe there will be some finger snaps and wand movements on Thursday.
“I do not see how they can give true honor to the memory of their mother without, not a total reconciliation, but a significant gesture of homage to her and to the other.
“Otherwise, what is the world going to say?” If they go out and make two wooden speeches, then go their separate ways, what meaning will this ceremony have and what conclusion will the world draw?
Harry and William will meet at the same location where four years ago the Sunken Garden was redesigned as a white garden to mark the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death.
Then the bullying allegations, the royal outing, the Oprah Winfrey interview and much of their rivalry had yet to happen.
This time their wounds have been laid bare in Lacey’s book, among other things, but they will be surrounded by the people who have helped provide emotional support to their mother.
Among them is Charles Spencer, the princess’s brother who delivered a eulogy at her 1997 funeral, vowing that his “blood family” would rule Harry and William “so their souls were not simply immersed in duty. and tradition, but can sing openly as you have planned. “
Lacey described how Prince William asked Earl Spencer to speak to Harry at the start of his relationship with Meghan in the hope of settling the differences.
He said News week: “Charles Spencer was called out earlier, just at the start of the courtship display [between Harry and Meghan] and it didn’t work.
âHarry pushed him away. [statue unveiling] will be a mostly Spencer occasion with the addition of Julia Samuel who acted as Diana’s advisor and was recognized by Harry and Meghan in the Oprah interview as a source of solace to them.
“There is nothing more the palace or the other friends can do.”
Prince William, 15, and Prince Harry, 12, stand with Charles Spencer, brother of Princess Diana, during his funeral. Historian Robert Lacey has suggested Earl Spencer could be a peacemaker during the unveiling of a statue in honor of his sister.
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In a pre-recorded speech for the Diana Award charity, Prince Harry said yesterday: “Later this week my brother and I recognize what would have been our mother’s 60th birthday, and she would be so proud of all of you for live an authentic life with purpose and with compassion for others.
âOur mother believed that young people have the power to change the world. She believed in your strength because she saw it day in and day out, and in the faces of young people just like you, she witnessed enthusiasm and enthusiasm. a passion without limits. “
He closed the speech by saying, “Stand up for what you believe in and trust that when you live in the truth and in the service of others, people will see it, just as they did with my mother.”
These closing remarks seem to echo a justification he offered for granting the revealing Oprah Winfrey interview on March 7.
He told his Apple TV docuseries The me you can’t see: âI like to think that we were able to speak the truth in the most compassionate way possible, thus leaving an opening for reconciliation and healing.
âThe interview was about being real, being authentic, and hopefully sharing an experience that we know is incredibly accessible to many people around the world despite our unique privileged position. “
The words of the Diana Awards speech could be interpreted as a renewal of this defense of her and Meghan’s decision to live by the truth in their explosive revelations about royal life.
However, there is one topic where Lacey says the brothers are united in wanting to preserve their mother’s memory.
He said Prince Charles lobbied behind the scenes to support the change in official royal policy so that when he becomes King his second wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will take the title of Queen, originally intended for Diana.
Camilla was not named Princess of Wales out of respect for William and Harry’s mother who held the title.
And the official position of the royal family is that they will be appointed princess consort rather than queen consort.
However, the Prince of Wales has other ideas and has encountered opposition from Harry and William to his campaign, according to Lacey.
He said News week: “If Uncle Charles Spencer can’t handle the reconciliation, who can? Father Charles clearly can’t. This has been evident publicly. In private, I found out that both brothers were absolutely ill until then. to the back teeth of Charles trying to negotiate full queen status for Camilla. “
A Kensington Palace spokesperson said last week: “Prince William and Prince Harry will attend a small event to mark the unveiling of a statue they have commissioned from their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace on Thursday, July 1.
“In addition to the close family of Diana, Princess of Wales, members of the statue committee, sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley and garden designer Pip Morrison will also be in attendance.”
It is not surprising that Hilary Fannin, the winner of the Institute of Irish Studies’ annual John McGahern Book Prize for his first Irish fiction work, is expected to ally so closely with Fighting Words, the organization led by Roddy Doyle that is committed to making creative writing accessible to all.
Fighting Words’ mission statement tells us that it is “to use the creative practice of writing and storytelling to empower our children and teens – from a wide range of backgrounds – so that they are ‘they are resilient, creative and shape their own lives’.
And Fannin knows all about that resilience, having left school at age 16, finding the Irish education system of the 1970s a cold home for those like her who wanted to explore their creativity or for whom rigid rules proved unbearable. She was raised in a loving but chaotic home, as she describes in her 2015 memoir Hopscotch, and with a sly understatement in our Bloomsday conversation she announces to me that she “wasn’t a particularly docile person.”
It will be more than four decades before Fannin returns to formal education, when she enrolls in the Masters program in Creative Writing at Trinity College Dublin under the warm mentorship of Deirdre Madden. The whole experience was, Fannin recalls, “mind-blowing”, and, having been removed from academia for 40 years, she struggled to accept that she “had a right to be there.” It’s all the more remarkable that at the age of 58, she published her award-winning debut novel, The Weight of Love, last year.
But Fannin – as the readers of this journal well know – is not a novice in the art of the writer, having provided a original Irish Times column for many years. The Chronicle is the result of Fannin’s work as a playwright, begun under the watchful eye of British playwright Bernard Kops via a City Lit course at a magical price in London in the early 1990s.
The London of this era is highlighted in The Weight of Love where the lives of two young Irish teachers, Ruth and Robin, intersect with that of the basement bohemian, Joseph. It’s a cityscape that will be familiar to many Irish people of a particular generation: rainy nights in Soho, love at first sight in Camden Town, the cold wind of Euston Road.
Fannin had his first play, Mackerel Sky, produced at the Bush Theater in London in 1997 before being critically acclaimed with Doldrum Bay in Dublin’s Peacock in 2003. Impressed with the play’s ability to capture the times Particularly from this time, The Irish Times came up with the job offer, first written on television and later extending into the current popular weekly column.
This talent for isolating the mood of the moment is echoed in the novel, which divides its time between London in 1995 and Dublin in 2018. One of the things The Weight of Love got me thinking about was the way that period under 25 actually represents something like a historical eon than a generation: the dividing line here is no longer the DA and BC of the birth of Christ but the years before and after the advent of the smartphone . As someone who came of age in the years leading up to the march of this ubiquitous device, the passages of London left me longing for an unguarded past, a world rich in possibilities of anonymity. .
The novel becomes, at its base, a reflection on the way in which we manage the intensity of youth and our memories of this time as we go through middle age and all its vicissitudes: “courteous and nervous” marriages, capricious children. , bourgeois barbecues.
Ruth, who has never sufficiently healed herself from the scars of an intense but brief love affair, cannot shake off the power of memory, having settled into a functional, albeit lukewarm, married life: “Monogamy , considered Ruth, is fatally flawedâ¦ You cannot forget the past. You cannot monogamize memory.
Ultimately, Ruth decides that life, like politics, is a game we can’t win: âWe all fail. At the end. I don’t think there is another option. But, despite this rather pessimistic assessment, it would be incorrect to classify this novel as a portrait of misery. It’s vivid, intensely observed, often funny, and makes you want to see how things turn out for those people at the crossroads that most of us will face in life.
The Dublin of 2018, which serves as the backdrop for the majority of the book, is a place still marked by economic collapse and yet again accelerating at an unbearable speed, leaving behind a whole new generation, embodied in a neighborhood pub. : âReborn now in the Republic of hip, it was a place that served craft beers to stylish young Dubliners who were paying cruel rents for living so close to the city. It’s an ominously familiar story. Dublin is now, Fannin fears, growing in size, devoid of cultural creativity, and Ireland, once again, is once again becoming Joyce’s old sow eating her young.
Fannin, born 1962, is a wonderful example for any aspiring writer keen to bring his fiction to light for the first time. His influences are Catholic, with Joni Mitchell and David Bowie as important for his artistic sensibility as Anne Enright or Anton Chekhov. And while this is her first novel, it sure won’t be her last. In addition to currently working on his fiction, Fannin is adapting Maxim Gorky’s Children of the Sun for the Rough Magic theater troupe and putting together a collection of essays based on his diary column.
All things considered, one could read this explosion of activity as a remarkable late bloomer and yet that doesn’t quite ring the bell. âNewâ writing does not necessarily mean âyoungâ writing and beginners can emerge anytime and anywhere. Far from being an end, The Weight of Love should be seen as a beginning, and we look forward to all that is to come.
Frank Shovlin is Professor of Irish Literature at the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool and editor of Faber & Faber’s Letters of John McGahern, to be published in September.
I wanted to say goodbye. If you woke up this morning and decided to scour this site for a Max Scherzer review, bloated contract review, or where the team is heading, then I’m sorry to disappoint you. After all, my main concern during all these months was to avoid disappointing our readers. But if you clicked on this article by accident or by chance, I hope you will continue to read a little further.
I’ve written for a few SB Nation sites, and had to do the âgoodbyeâ rounds over the past week. It was bittersweet to me. I know bigger things are on the horizon, but it’s hard to get away from the communities I’ve been a part of here. While I’m sure I’ll always be in hiding, checking the work of former colleagues to see what their thoughts are, it won’t be quite the same.
Our job here is to provide analysis and news, and I hope I’ve sated that cavernous appetite to some extent. The writers on these sites receive meager salaries for work that requires planning, research, and execution – in large part. We’ve put in a lot more effort than just putting a few words together on a page and then putting our name at the top of it.
I say this because, as life often does, I was pulled in a different direction. While the name at the top of the page may not matter to readers, which is perfectly fine, it does matter to writers, who have grown up with a community spending many hours creating pieces for the most. large number.
As Walt Whitman said in Song of myself, “I contain multitudes.” I too contain diversities and inclinations and the like. While this particular phrase has been consigned to the social media junkyard, resurrected daily for inspiration – or whatever, who can say? – for daily bloggers whose pages have garnered few views, who probably haven’t read Whitman themselves, this is still enough across a range of human experiences, including this one.
Having written intermittently for my own startup sites, as well as a list of others, since 2016, my time is coming to an end. Writing for these sites means a lot to writers, giving them the opportunity to share something close to their hearts in a community. I was no different.
Through ups and downs, praise and criticism, I hope I have given you all a product that at least arouses interest or curiosity. Although my work is sometimes unorthodox for this particular site, I hope it was not met only taunts and mockery, although I suspect my detractors are lurking around every turn.
Regardless of how I felt about my work, I enjoyed creating it; and I enjoyed giving it to you to mock, praise or just forget. The choice is always in the hands of the recipients and never of the giver. Once a coin goes live, its fate can never be predicted.
But it does make it all feel a bit grander than it is, don’t you think? Maybe it’s a bit of a stretch? After all, we only write about sports. We all know there are more pressing issues and concerns around the world, and probably even in our own hometown.
Still, he feels fit to make a show of it. This is sport, isn’t it? A giant show bringing together people from all walks of life sharing a common interest, a common bond. This is perhaps what I will miss most about contributing to SB Nation: While we may often disagree, our disagreements are based on the ideals of unity.
So, I hope our disagreements made sense. They have for me. Whether you hate my job, love it, or more likely don’t know who I am and need to verify the signature at the top of the page, I have greatly enjoyed my time here, and with all of you. . A final farewell: Goodbye, readers, and thank you.
And a final thank you to everyone who, not only at Federal Baseball, but also those who have helped and guided me every moment during the last 15 months of working under the aegis of SB Nation. It was a pleasure.
Inspiration came from the grief of her own son after losing his great-grandmother, Dorothy Jean Marlow, whom Adair helped as a granddaughter and caregiver in her home in Houston, Texas.
Dorothy Jean Marlow died on November 25, 2017. Jaspiere Smith Jr., then four, started showing signs of grief last year, said Adair, a 35-year-old Memphian native who works as a licensed therapist. and school counselor.
âI started noticing a lot of symptoms, a lot of signs of grief,â Adair said, adding that she was busy grieving and responding to everyone’s grief and didn’t realize her son was in. mourning.
Besides Jaspiere, now seven, others in Adair’s household were also in mourning in their own way. Her husband Jaspiere Smith Sr. played a supporting role; and there was no telling sign, according to Adair, that their five-year-old son Jayceon was overcome with grief then and now.
While the book is intended for young children and written in its simplest form, parents also have a role to play, Adair said.
âIt’s just a way to help kids understand what’s going on in their bodies, as well as help parents have the conversation,â she said. “Sometimes they don’t know how [to communicate with their grieving child]. “
According to the 1969 book “On Death and Dying”, the author, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, refers to the five stages of grief as denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
Adair adds the following blurb to promote his book: âAs parents, we cannot protect our children from life experiences like the death of a loved one. While it hurts us to see them hurt, our job is to help guide and validate their experiences through each stage of grieving.
Regarding death, Adair said, “We really focus on everything else.” She adds: âMourning is a community action. You are never alone. You don’t have to deal with this on your own.
“You Will Smile Again, I Promise” can be purchased through the author’s website at www.demarjeadair.com, online at Amazon and Apple Books, and at Walmart, Target, and Barnes and Noble.
Australian poet, writer and critic Sarah Holland-Batt received the University of Sydney’s Judy Harris Writer in Residence Fellowship of $ 100,000 at the Charles Perkins Center.
Holland-Batt, who is an associate professor of creative writing at the Queensland University of Technology, is the first poet to receive the one-year scholarship. She will use it to complete her fourth book of poetry and a book of personal essays, exploring topics such as in-depth brain treatment, the unknown side of Parkinson’s, aging and mortality.
âOne of the most exciting aspects of the Judy Harris residency is the prospect of pursuing a literary work while engaging in dialogue with leading researchers in health disciplines. I am delighted to see where these exchanges are leading my writing, âshe said.
Holland-Batt’s current work draws on his father’s experience with Parkinson’s disease and in the senior care system. His experiences in the system culminated when Holland-Batt testified on his behalf at the Royal Commission on the Quality and Safety of Elderly Care.
âPoetry can help foster empathy and understanding for older people,â she said of the relationship between her advocacy and her writing. “A poem can let a listener or reader get into a busy moment, they can feel like they are hearing someone’s intimate thoughts or experiences.”
âMost people are moved by stories like my father’s, but they still can’t imagine it happening to them,â she said. âA poemâ¦ can bring you closer to the lives of others, including those whose experiences may initially seem distant from yours. “
Holland-Batt will start the residency in the second half of 2021.
June Osborne (played by Elisabeth Moss) was a book editor, mother and husband. Everything changed when the United States became the Republic of Gilead and this character was forced to become a servant, giving birth to the next generation by force.
What did the name of June’s maid, “Offerd” mean? Here’s what we know about this character from Hulu’s original drama series, The Handmaid’s Tale.
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ introduced viewers to characters like June Osborne
In this dystopian world, the birth rate across the world has dropped dramatically. Some have turned to religion for explanations and to Gilead’s “commanders” for solutions. Once the Republic of Gilead was formed, a new way of life was established.
Loosely based on stories from the Bible, some women have been selected to be the servants of high officials. This included the main character of this series, June Osborne, who took the job involuntarily.
In addition, this character unintentionally took on another name. It was Offred, which was used periodically throughout the original Hulu series and Margaret Atwood’s novel. The meaning behind this world, however, was created by the Republic of Gilead.
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June Osborne became “Offred” and later “Ofjoseph”
When she lived in the United States, her husband and friends called her June Osborne. In Gilead, however, this character became a maid with the name “Offred”. This name change further underscored that June Osborne was the procreative property of her commanding officer.
However, this name was subject to change, as maids sometimes changed positions. Sometimes the maids referred to each other by their real names, but opportunities for these women to speak were rare.
For several episodes, June was called by name the maid of Fred and Serena Joy Waterford – Offred. It literally meant “from Fred,” indicating that it was owned by Fred.
This character was then transferred to the home of Commander Joseph Lawrence, thus becoming “Ofjoseph”. Other maids were called “Ofglen” or “Ofwarren”. These name changes weren’t allowed, of course. Nor was it the job of the maids of the Republic of Gilead.
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Gilead has changed more than the maid’s names and outfits
There were other ways Gilead stripped the identities of his women. This was especially true for the maid, who faced many rules and restrictions. Most obvious were their outfits, which were specially designed to obstruct their vision.
To encourage conformism, some maids were physically mutilated. This includes Janine, who had one eye removed as a result of rebellious streak and using forbidden language. Emily, after it was revealed that she was a ‘gender traitor’ or part of the LGBTQ community, she was forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).
After a miraculous escape to Canada, June Osborne has started her life anew, this time using her real name. Episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale are available to stream on Hulu.
âWhen you read these worlds in the books, it’s normally by a middle-class writer who creates a one-dimensional villain,â said Douglas Stuart, who won the Booker last year for âShuggie Bain,â his first novel about the life of the working class. in a phone interview, “but Gabriel created a world so rich in detail, motivation and consequence.”
Krauze insisted that the book is more than a sinister tale. “It’s a moral confrontation with the reader,” he said, saying it forces readers to realize that some people commit crimes because of their psychology, as well as poverty or lack of opportunity. .
The author’s note in some editions of the book is even clearer. âThis is the life I have chosen,â he writes. âMaybe I was looking for a sense of family and identity that I couldn’t find at home. Maybe this is how I found my people and they found me.
Krauze was born in north-west London to a cartoonist and painter who had both immigrated from Poland. He grew up on the corner of the South Kilburn Estate, in an apartment where his twin brother played the violin for hours a day. He became obsessed with books as a child, devouring everything from Tolkien to WWI non-fiction, and realized he wanted to be a writer at the age of 13.
That same year, he also threatened someone with a knife for the first time and saw his first stab. âI was in a youth club, and someone right next to me got stung, blood all over the floor, boom, boom, boom,â he said.
At 14, Krauze was arrested for the first time after being caught stealing videotapes. He began to spend more time on the South Kilburn Estate with his friends, in part to escape his mother’s gaze. At 17, he was embroiled in so many run-ins with violence and the law that he started writing it down – on scraps of paper, in cell phones – insisting he would someday make it. a book. At a hearing, he joked with his lawyer about the books he should read in prison.
Bend resident Joanna Malaczynski was introduced to toxic chemicals in consumer products during her career as a lawyer specializing in antitrust law and work involving toxins in products.
“I knew both how slow and demotivated the industries were (and) the seriousness of the problem,” she said. âBut a lot of things were still abstract. For example, I was familiar with terms like neurotoxin, which are chemicals toxic to the brain and the neurological system, but I wasn’t sure what that meant.
Then she got sick herself from chemical exposure.
Malaczynski has written a 180 page book on the subject titled “Silent Winter: Our Chemical World and Chronic Illness”. Published in March by Algora Publishing, “Silent Winter” explores the link between toxic chemicals in our environment and asthma, cancer, depression, chronic fatigue, dementia and other illnesses, many of which are often attributed to the way of life or to the genes of people.
According to a 2016 survey published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, more than 25% of people report chemical sensitivity and 12.8% of people are formally diagnosed with multiple chemical sensitivities.
âThere are certainly a substantial number of sensitive people,â she said. âThis is a huge problem,â and one that is not getting a lot of attention around the world.
An avid swimmer, Malaczynski’s chemical sensitivity was triggered by swimming in urban bodies of water, including the Willamette and Columbia rivers when she lived in Portland before moving to Bend in 2017.
âI spent a lot of time swimming inâ¦ urban waters, although I knew they had problems. I really love the water and I kind of looked the other way and justified it like we all do, âshe said.
Oregon Superfund sites in the region include Portland Harbor, Scappose Bay, and Columbia Slough. The waters may have agricultural runoff, the toxic compound dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), a toxic man-made chemical banned in 1979.
These long-lived chemicals can survive in silt, which can be brewed by, for example, a swimmer entering the water, or boats, whose diesel fuels can also pollute the water.
Malaczynski developed headaches, exhaustion that made him sleep up to 16 hours a day, as well as flu symptoms.
She writes in âSilent Winterâ: âFlu-like symptoms resulting from exposure to chemicals are well known in the industry. For example, employees who worked with toxic PFAS chemicals at DuPont reported having âTeflon fluâ. Fatigue, joint / muscle pain, cough and fever are known to be caused by “metal fume fever” in industrial workers. Occupational exposure to formaldehyde is known to induce flu-like symptoms. An influenza-like epidemic was induced in workers exposed to vinyl-based plastic vapors. The list goes on. “
Doctors tested her for parasites, Lyme disease, and various infections. Malaczynski found little help from conventional medicine. âIt’s just not a problem that they understand,â she said, adding that she had found more effectiveness in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
âWe are all exposed all the time,â she said. âSometimes we feel sick and we don’t know why. â¦ We have so many exhibits that it’s hard to even tell what’s going on unless you’re some sort of sleuth and detective. Microplastics, yes, are a huge problem. Some studies show that we ingest, on average, the value of a credit card on a weekly basis.
But microplastics are just one example of toxins that persist in our environment, Malaczynski said. Long-lasting scents can cause congestion problems for our kidneys, liver and heart, she said.
âWe also take in very persistent chemicals, which means they are very difficult to break down,â she said. âThe content of perfume – this really strong scent that seems to last and last – it lasts because it’s made up of chemicals that are added to the scent. These chemicals enter our body and are also very difficult to eliminate. “
Malaczynski’s chemical sensitivity endures as her body is unable to process toxins at the speed of a healthy person, she said.
âThey affect me much faster and much more deeply,â she said. “I kind of have to live in a world of avoidance.”
John Sacret Young, a writer and producer who was behind the famous “China Beach” television series, set in a Vietnam War military hospital, and whose work often explored the psychological wounds of war, is died June 3 at his home in Brentwood, Calif. He was 75 years old.
The cause was brain cancer, said his wife, Claudia Sloan.
Mr. Young was the executive producer of “China Beach,” seen on ABC from 1988 to 1991, which recounted the experiences of several women in an evacuation hospital. He created the show with William Broyles Jr., a former Newsweek editor who had served in Vietnam and then wrote the screenplay for Ron Howard’s “Apollo 13” (1995).
Mr. Young was then screenwriter and producer of the Aaron Sorkin series “The West Wing” (1999-2006) and co-executive producer and screenwriter of the series “Firefly Lane”, which debuted on Netflix in February. .
“China Beach” has made comparisons with “M * A * S * H”, especially regarding their parameters: one in a military hospital in Korea, the other in Vietnam. But where “M * A * S * H” was part comedy, drama, and aired mostly in half-hour segments, “China Beach” took a totally dramatic approach in hour-long episodes. He drew praise for his well-drawn characters, especially Colleen McMurphy, an army nurse played by Dana Delany.
With a cast (many of which are heading for stardom) that also included Tom Sizemore, Kathy Bates, Helen Hunt, Don Cheadle and Marg Helgenberger, “China Beach” won the 1990 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama, beating contenders like ” LA Law “and” The Murder She Wrote. ” It also launched the careers of Ms Delany and Ms Helgenberger, who went on to play a leading role in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.
Although “China Beach” was not a major audience success, it did earn praise for its writing and appropriate score at the time, including its theme song, Diana Ross’ 1967 hit and music. Supremes “Reflections”.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 2013, on the show’s 25th anniversary, Mr Young called the vietnam war “the story of our generation” and said choosing to focus on women was “crucial, interesting and relevant “.
New York Times television critic John J. O’Connor wrote in 1991 that “the series has sensitively exploited national terrain that remains difficult.” The year before, he had praised the series for eschewing prime-time television clichés in favor of something “inventive, imaginative, adventurous.”
Much of Mr. Young’s work – in books, television, and movies – has explored the impact of war. In addition to “China Beach” he wrote the miniseries “A Rumor of War” (1980), which adapts Philip Caputo’s famous memoir on his time in the Marine Corps in Vietnam and the emotional devastation that followed. ; “Thanks of a Grateful Nation” (1998), a telefilm set in the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War; and the theatrical release “Romero” (1989), with Raul Julia, which addressed the civil and religious upheavals that led to the assassination of Archbishop Óscar Romero in El Salvador.
Vietnam was also a dominant theme in Mr. Young’s memoir, “Remains: Non-Viewable” (2005), which focused on the death of his cousin Doug Young in combat in Vietnam and its emotional fallout.
The memoirs focused on a culture of New England Stoicism which, Mr Young wrote, kept his family from dealing with his loss.
“There was a shoe to drop,” he wrote, “the reality, the coming of the coffin, and it would happen soon enough; but in the meantime there was a free fall of silence, a strange decorum, and the postponement of a free fall of emotion that could not be measured.
Mr Young told NPR in 2005, although her family could see her cousin’s remains, the title of the book, read in another way, suggested how they had “viewed this war once it was over and said, ‘Stay no visible. “
John Sacret Young was born May 24, 1946 in Montclair, NJ, to Bill and Peggy (Klotz) Young. Her mother was a housewife and her father worked for the Public Service Electric and Gas Company in Newark. John was the youngest of four siblings.
He attended Montclair College High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in religion from Princeton, from which he graduated in 1969. Ms Sloan said he chose to study religion primarily because the program allowed him to ” write a novel as a main thesis.
He married Jeannette Penick in 1973. After their divorce, he married Ms. Sloan in 2010. With his wife, Mr. Young is survived by two sons, John and Riley; two daughters, Jeannette and Julia; a brother, Mason; and three grandchildren.
His first break came with “Police Story” (1973-77), a crime drama for which he started as a researcher and eventually wrote three episodes. To add verisimilitude to his scripts, Ms. Sloan said, Mr. Young has joined the Los Angeles Police Department.
Among his other credits was the film “Testament” (1983), starring Jane Alexander, about the struggles of a suburban family after a nuclear attack.
During his career, Mr. Young received seven Emmy Award nominations.
A great art collector, he also wrote “Pieces of Glass: An Artoire” (2016). This book works like a memoir, his life seen through the prism of art as it considers how artists, from Vermeer to Rothko, have affected him.
Mr. Young opened “Remains: Non-Viewable” with a reflection on storytelling, the art form that has defined much of his life and career.
“Call a story: a writer makes them up and puts them down,” he wrote, “but that’s what we all do to shape our days.”
A seven-member oversight committee will soon begin managing the day-to-day affairs of Jet Airways until the airline’s resolution process is completed, the airline said in a regulatory filing. The development follows bankruptcy court approval of the resolution offer jointly submitted by Murari Lal Jalan and Kalrock Capital for Jet Airways, the airline said on Saturday in a regulatory filing.
âThe resolution plan submitted by the consortium of Murari Lal Jalan and Florian Fritsch (resolution requester) in the CIRP of Jet Airways (India) Limited which was approved by the members of the Company’s Creditors Committee (CoC) during their 17th meeting, has now been approved / authorized by the National Company Law Tribunal, Mumbai Bench (NCLT) on June 25, 2021, via an order dated June 22, 2021, subject to certain instructions which must be issued by an order separate, âthe file says. .
Following the approval of the NCLT, Jet’s Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) was terminated and Ashish Chhawchharia ceased to be the Corporate Resolution Professional, effective 25 June 2021. From now on, a monitoring group will oversee the airline.
This panel will include three representatives appointed by the Jalan-Kalrock consortium. Three of the remaining seats will be filled by members appointed by the financial creditors with the highest share in the CoC. An independent insolvency professional appointed by the financial creditors, preferably Chhawchharia, will also be part of the panel.
This committee will oversee the implementation of the resolution plan, further mentioned Jet Airways in its file. “… the terms of appointment and the attributions of the monitoring committee will be as defined in the resolution plan and the day-to-day operations and management of the company will be carried out by the monitoring committee until the closing date such as defined in the resolution plan. “
The appointment of the monitoring committee, the implementation of the resolution plan and the duties and functions of the panel will be in accordance with the terms of the resolution plan and will be subject to any instructions that may be issued by the NCLT in this regard.
On June 25, NCLT issued the written order approving the Jalan-Kalrock Consortium resolution plan and approval is subject to certain instructions. A separate order regarding directions would be issued later by the court.
While approving the resolution plan, the NCLT also made it clear that it would not give any guidance on the issue of airport slots for the airline, citing that the issue would be dealt with by the relevant government or competent authority.
On June 22, the Jalan-Kalrock consortium said it would decide on next steps after receiving the written order from NCLT and stressed that it would work with aviation authorities to see the airline regain its wings.
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Every time I finish something that I’ve been working on for a while, I have a jarring feeling that combines “I did it!” Euphoria with bewildering dismay.
The duration of this unsettling and unstable stretch depends on the size of the effort and the amount of energy I put into it. The joy of having a great accomplishment is fantastic and affirming, but with that accomplishment comes a feeling of emptiness – a big or small gap depending on the weight of the effort.
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Perhaps this disorienting reaction represents both the future and the past. Thinking about the future, there may be an underlying fear that I won’t have anything to do with it. I don’t think this is the biggest problem for me. Fortunately, I always seem to have something to look forward to – a new article, a new book, or a family event.
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A bigger and bigger problem has to do with the past. Once I have completed a project, there is a sense of loss because a compelling goal is no longer there to think, worry, and aim.
I have just published my fourth book, “Prohibition Wine: A True Story of One Woman’s Daring in Twentieth-Century America” ââon May 25, 2021. I am relieved and delighted that this book is launched, but I miss many aspects of the journey. . : the writing, the constantly emerging questions, the research, the focus and the âahaâ moments of sudden clarity.
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I was talking to my granddaughter, Hannah, about these conflicting feelings of happiness and discomfort. She said she felt the same!
For Hannah, it was around her very recent graduation from Newton North High School and the gradual end of her four-year deep involvement there. Naturally, she is very happy to have graduated and of course we – her family – are all extremely proud. She will be leaving for college in September. Even though she has an exciting stage ahead of her, she too has this contrasting feeling of euphoria and lack of purpose.
Here we are, two disparate generations, sharing similar responses to our unique transitions. She is heading for a long future that has already started with big decisions about leaving home, selection to college and initial thoughts on a possible major. In her process of advancement, she will maintain powerful friendships from her childhood years as she finds other friends in a different place and learns things that she may not know now. Her sense of bewilderment will fade as she establishes a next phase of life and achieves a new balance.
For me, I step into my future and think about my options. Unlike Hannah, I have no plans to move or go back to school – although I will always continue my studies and only have to choose what I want to discover. Much like Hannah, my longtime friends will stay with me as I find people I haven’t yet met. Hannah will have a lot of new projects and I have a long list of writing projects. We both have a lot to look forward to.
Certainly some very important family milestones are built into my plans: graduation from high school for my grandson Sam (in three years); Hannah’s university degree (in four years); and my 10-year-old granddaughter Lina’s college and high school diplomas (four and eight years old).
When Lina graduates from high school, I will be close to the age of 91. Until then, I hopefully expect to have more days to get things done while going through difficult transitions. But long personal experience tells me that action and creativity will eventually prevail. I have no doubts that this will be true for me and for Hannah.
Marian Leah Knapp has been a resident of Newton for 51 years.
WINCHESTER – Andrew Joseph White’s idea for a horror novel with a transgender protagonist came about just months after he came out as a transgender man several years ago.
âI was angry with the state of the world and the way I had been treated trying to figure everything out,â he said this week.
White, a 2016 Handley High School graduate, said he was upset by the number of anti-trans bills introduced in state legislatures. PBS recently reported that in June 2021, more than 100 bills were introduced this year to restrict the rights of transgender people in US state legislatures. This is a new record for legislation targeting the transgender community, LGBT advocacy groups report.
“It took me until 19 or 20 to figure out that I was trans, and I didn’t know what was wrong with me until then, so I always felt like a monster, âhe said.
His anger helped shape his book âHell Followed With Us,â which he says will be released in June 2022 by Peachtree Teen via Peachtree Publishing Company.
The book is a post-apocalyptic young adult horror novel that details the story of Benji, a transgender boy who teams up with an LGBTQ + youth center to take down a fundamentalist cult that turned him into a monster, according to the site. White’s Web.
âYou can see the people making these laws looking at transgender kids and seeing monsters and I don’t understand how they can do that,â White said. “Finally, when I started to write this book, I just broke down and said, ‘If they want to see us as monsters, okay, I’ll give you monsters.'”
White points out that he has no problem with religion or Christianity. But he said he was disputing “what people twisted [religion] for the purpose of injuring other people.
âLook, if you’re offended by that, you’ve got to take a hard look at yourself, because if you see yourself in there, that’s a problem,â White said. “I wrote it for angry kids who are trying to come to terms with themselves and have been called disgusting on the news by politicians who don’t know them.”
White, 22, is excited to publish his first book before earning a Masters in Creative Writing from George Mason University. He is in the third and final year of the program.
On July 1, White will be in Winchester as one of four guest writers for the week-long summer workshop for young writers organized by Project Write, a non-profit organization.
He used to attend the summer and weekend Project Write workshops when he was a student at Winchester public schools.
As a product of Project Write, White hopes to inspire other students who are aspiring writers.
âI am delighted to be back at Project Write,â he said. âI hope I can talk to at least one child who resonates with the subject of the book. From the way I see it, if I help a kid through the life of publishing this book, I’ve been successful.
Rhonda Lancaster, director of Project Write, recalls working with White as a writer for elementary and high schools.
âAndrew already had binders full of ideas and story plans for novels, but he needed feedback on his writing. He also gave tremendous feedback to his peers, âsaid Lancaster. âI’m not surprised Andrew pursued creative writing in college or started a career as an editor at such a young age. We are delighted that Andrew is sharing his publishing journey as a source of inspiration for our current young writers. “
The Project Write workshop takes place from June 28 to July 2. Registration is accepted until opening day via the projectwrite.org group website. The workshop is held at Shenandoah University with an online option. Day registration is available. Contact Lancaster at [email protected] for more information.
“No one ever said, ‘You are brought back from Mexico because you are gay,'” Mr. Meislin said in an interview with Edward Alwood for the book “Straight News: Gays, Lesbians and the News Media” (1996 ). “But there was certainly a widespread belief in the newsroom that it was a factor – and not a small one.”
For his part, Mr. Rosenthal denied any link. “I knew Richard was gay when I sent him over there,” he told Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post in 1992. “Do you think I sat down and told the editor? foreign chief: “I’m sick of him being homosexual”? “
Mr. Meislin seized the opportunity presented by a return to headquarters. After a brief stint as a reporter, he became a graphic writer and worked to increase the number and sophistication of tables, diagrams and other visual representations of information.
In that capacity, he sent a prescient five-page memo in December 1993 to editor, Max Frankel, and editor, Joseph Lelyveld, arguing that little thought – and less judgment on the news – had been spent to The Times’ first consumer electronics product, @times on America Online, which was soon to debut.
“The New York Times is poised to establish an online personality, both visual and verbal,” he wrote. “How we combine the different elements of the new medium, how we make information available to readers, how we interact with them personally – all of this will make huge differences in the way we are viewed online.”
Seven months later, Mr. Lelyveld appointed him senior editor for information and technology.
Mr. Meislin was appointed editor-in-chief of The New York Times Electronic Media Company, later called New York Times Digital, in 1998; the editor of information technology in 2001; the editor-in-chief of information surveys and electoral analysis in 2003; the deputy editor for Internet publishing in 2005; and Internet publication consultant in 2008.
For several of those years, he was a leading member of The Times Gay and Lesbian Caucus, which was formed in the 1990s to ensure that LGBTQ people and issues were covered in depth in The Times and that , as employees, they were treated fairly.
In recent years, he was responsible for the graphic design and marketing of Hudson Dermatology, Dr. Uyttendaele’s group practice in the Hudson River Valley. The couple married on October 2, 2011. It was the 20th anniversary of their first meeting.
In the 1940s, the H&H Variety Store was on the corner of Main Street, Nisswa, where Lundrigan’s is now located. The H&H stood for Howard and Helen Storm, the owners whose family lived at the back of the store. Jim Storm was their son, and he recounts his long and rich life in his memoir, “Boy from Nisswa”.
Storm will host a half-hour walking tour of historic Nisswa at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 26. Those who wish to attend can meet him at Turtle Town Books and Gifts. There will be a dedication after the visit.
Storm writes, âWe lived in this comfortable space behind the variety store for six years. The slots at the front of the store (legal in Minnesota) interested me a lot less than the candy bins and … an endless variety of toys and games in the back.
He describes the joyful summers swimming and living on Round Lake; Sunday baseball games; and the creation of the liquor store out of a chicken coop, (occasionally) “The Pickle”.
As a teenager, Storm’s family moved to Mankato, where he enjoyed sports and attended Gopher football games. Eventually, he earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota and has married his wife for 46 years.
But as rich and wonderful as Storm’s life was, he also describes heartbreaks: debilitating panic attacks; the death of her first child; the death of his wife from cancer.
Whether readers are Nisswa natives or recent fans, âBoy from Nisswaâ is a nostalgic snapshot of a small resort town and a life that was far from small.
New WWE Creative Writer Kenice Mobley appeared on the âAsian Not Asianâ podcast this week and spoke about being hired by WWE.
As seen below, Mobley returned to Instagram on June 3 and posted a selfie to announce his new position in WWE.
She wrote: “This is my bed, which I’ll be spending a lot less time in because later this month I’m starting a writing job with WWE.”
Mobley is an active comedian who has been featured on StandUp NBC (where she was a finalist), Vice and Vice News, The Tonight Show, the 2020 BET Awards, and more. She revealed that WWE doesn’t ask her to know anything about wrestling, but that’s not too much of a surprise given the WWE job postings we’ve seen. A current job listing for a WWE Writer has âUnderstanding of WWE Audience (Demographic and Psychographic) an asset but not requiredâ as one of the qualifications, and another related qualification is âExperience. professional television staff in drama and comedy is a plus, âbut an understanding of professional wrestling is not required.
âYeah, I just got hired by WWE,â she said. (H / T at POST Wrestling) “Considering the things you know about me and my whole life and who I am, yes [thatâs surprising]. Yes, also a surprise for me. They didn’t require me to know anything about wrestling, but I have a background in film production and comedy writing and they tell me, “Perfect.” Between.'”
Mobley noted that she was working on the RAW team, but as of the podcast’s release date, which was Monday, June 7, she had not yet started her position. She mentioned WWE Champion Bobby Lashley on the RAW brand.
âSo I’m part of the Monday Night Raw crew,â Mobley revealed. âSo there’s Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown and the people I know who are there are Bobby – his name is either Bobby Ashley or Bobby Lashley and I should really know that. He’s like that black giant and he and the people on his team, I know they call each other – or at least since last year, they were called The Hurt Business. The company hurt. They’re wearing costumes and they’re like, âWe’re cool. “
At one point, Mobley was shown a photo of current WWE Performance Center coach and former WWE Tag Team Champion Scotty 2 Hotty. She admitted she had never heard of him and said she would feel “very bad” if she got beaten up by someone who looked like the former Too Cool member.
Mobley later recalled how she got on a date and the guy asked her if she felt like she was diminishing her dignity working for WWE.
“” I went on a date and this guy said, ‘Don’t you feel like -‘, he actually said, ‘Don’t you feel like that you diminish your dignity by writing for WWE? And I was like, “Uh, I’m getting paid to do what I’ve been working on for eight years,” and that’s twice – or not, that’s three times what I earn in my non-profit work. lucrative, so yeah, I’ll take it, âshe said.
Mobley has apparently protected her tweets over the past few days once the podcast started to take the rounds, but she can be found on Twitter at @kenicemobley and Instagram at the same address.
Interestingly, Mobley’s Twitter account is now secure while some of his recent tweets are unavailable. She tweeted on June 5: “People who followed me because of the wrestling are going to be really disappointed with my thirsty ass tweets.”
Then she wrote on June 14: “So excited to start my wrestling work, maybe someone will finally tell me what a ‘cure’ is, idk [grinning face with tongue emoji x 3]”
Mobley also posted a screenshot of how people were already talking about her on Reddit. It looks like she’s also made some favorable comments to fans who are quickly developing her. She also indicated that she helped with this week’s RAW episode.
Mobley hosts the weekly “Make Yourself Cry” show every Tuesday night at 10pm on Instagram Live. She also hosts the âLove About Townâ podcast. Her LinkedIn page says that she is currently a WWE Writer / Producer, working full time. He also indicates that she is currently working as a comedy consultant for the Center for Media & Social Impact (CMSI) on a contract. She has been working there since November 2020.
Stay tuned for more. You can see the Instagram post below, along with another post she made on some of her upcoming comedy shows:
“Books, Bricks and Bytes: Libraries in the 21st Century” (1998, co-edited with Paul LeClerc), is inspired by the fact that, as Dr Graubard writes in the preface, “Libraries are undergoing a technological revolution today. which goes far beyond anything that has existed since the invention of printing. Its essayists, including James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, examined the transformations underway in libraries in the United States and abroad.
“Minnesota, Real & Imagined: Essays on the State and Its Culture” (2000) was inspired by conversations he had with European acquaintances who told him they knew a lot about the eastern and western coasts of the United States, but not much else.
Dr Graubard himself was a frequent essayist, weighing in with strong opinions in journals and newspapers, and he did not hesitate to choose the people he hired. In a 1988 opinion piece published in the New York Times, he challenged the comments of William J. Bennett, President Ronald Reagan’s Education Secretary and prominent Conservative voice, who attacked Stanford University for program changes which, according to Bennett, undermined classical texts. and traditional courses on Western civilization.
“The glory of our university system is that curriculum reforms happen regularly,” wrote Dr. Graubard, “that many have taken place over the past half century, which different institutions – all autonomous – have chosen. different study paths, and that all of this happened without the Stentor interventions of those appointed by the federal government.
“The supreme irony of today’s so-called debate is that if Western civilization can be characterized by one attribute, it is its historical refusal to remain static, to accept tradition as inviolable.
Stephen Richards Graubard was born on December 5, 1924 in Brooklyn to Harry and Rose (Opolsky) Graubard. He served in the military during World War II, then earned a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University in 1945 and a master’s degree the following year from Harvard. While getting his doctorate. there in 1951, his fellow graduate students understood Henry A. Kissinger; in 1973, he made him the subject of a book, “Kissinger: Portrait of a Mind”.
Century’s city council this week declined to conduct a performance review as scheduled for its interim city manager, instead preferring to postpone it to a later date after a workshop and one-on-one meetings.
The council was due to review the performance of interim city manager Vernon Prather, but withdrew from the agenda item. Council members were required to submit written assessment forms to the city clerk, but not all five did.
“I don’t think it’s fair for him or for the board tonight,” said board chairman Luis Gomez, adding that he thought the generic assessment form was inappropriate for a city manager position.
âIf we take the plunge and start having discussions tonight, it wouldn’t be fair to Mr. Prather, as there are issues in the contract that need to be discussed further. There are still terms in the contract that should have been changed in December of last year, âGomez said. He said the language of the contract was not a “big deal”, but offered no clarification.
Instead, Gomez offered a council workshop to discuss “the city manager’s future efforts,” but said he didn’t want Prather at the meeting.
“Then every board member, that night, if they have any complaints or praise, write it down or put it in writing or any expectations about the CEO position, but their file will be on the table.” , continued Gomez. He said council members could meet individually with Prather and that these written criticisms would be presented to the mayor and Prather before another council meeting for public consideration.
The board did not set a date for a workshop meeting to begin the process.
Prather was hired in December 2019 and his contract was extended for one year in December 2020. He is paid $ 1,200 per week ($ 40 per hour) to work 30 hours on a schedule of his choice. He also receives a vehicle allowance of $ 600 per month, but does not receive any other benefits.
His contract specifies that the mayor and the city council will meet with him “at least every three months in order to define goals and performance objectives”.
Pictured: Century Town Acting Manager Vernon Prather. Photo NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.
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Designer Melanie Archer will lead the NGC Bocas Lit Fest seminar on how to make your book look great. The event will highlight the intersections between art, design and writing.
Noting that books are judged on their covers, Lit Fest said Caribbean writers have reason to pay more attention to book design than to the intrinsic value of indigenous design.
âIn the age of competitive online marketing, self-publishing, social media, booksellers and bestseller lists, books are judged on their covers. Additionally, as people increasingly turn to entrepreneurial pursuits during the covid19 pandemic, the number of self-published authors continues.But Caribbean writers have another reason to pay attention to book design: the intrinsic value of indigenous design, celebrating modern Caribbean aesthetics, âLit Fest said in a press release.
Archer will bring his teaching knowledge and multidisciplinary experiences in art, design, writing and publishing to the June 26 seminar. Archer is a freelance graphic designer, partner / editor at Robert & Christopher Publishers, co-founder of Design Objective, and part-time lecturer at UWI, St Augustine campus. She also writes on art, design and culture, and is the co-editor and author of A to Z of Caribbean Art, celebrating a number of Caribbean artists.
NGC Bocas Lit Fest said its Creative Writing Workshops connect attendees with the best animators in editing, language and all aspects of writing, as pillars of the annual literary festival. Since 2011, the facilitators have given 72 different workshops and masterclasses in Trinidad, Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana and Saint Lucia. Its online workshops are available year-round, via Zoom, to established and emerging writers around the world, and offer commentary and support, Lit Fest said.
Festival Director and Founder Marina Salandy-Brown said: âThere is real potential to channel our literary and artistic talents into the development of the Caribbean creative economy, and Bocas Lit Fest is particularly honored to be partner with some of the best writers and publishing professionals. to help new writers find their voice and make their passions work in these precarious times. The quality of the workshops is guaranteed.
All levels are welcome, with a special masterclass in speculative fiction at intermediate and advanced levels from August to October, led by Caribbean sci-fi and fantasy writing giants Karen Lord and Tobias Buckell.
For more information on the June-December 2021 workshops: www./. bocaslitfest.com/ateliers; [email protected]
NEW YORK (AP) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a union representing 1.4 million delivery people, is establishing itsâ¦
NEW YORK (AP) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, a union representing 1.4 million delivery people, is setting its sights on Amazon.
On Thursday, he will vote on whether to make organizing Amazon workers his top priority. The Teamsters accuse the nation’s second-largest private employer of exploiting employees by paying them low wages, pushing them to work at high speed and offering no job security.
“There is no clearer example of how America is failing the working class than Amazon,” says the resolution that will be voted on by representatives of the 500 local Teamsters unions on Thursday.
The resolution is expected to be approved and would allow the Teamsters to “fully fund and support” efforts to organize Amazon workers and create a division to help them and “protect the standards of our industries from the existential threat that Amazon is. “. He declined to say how much money he will spend on the efforts.
Any attempt to unionize Amazon will likely be an uphill battle. None have succeeded in the company’s 26-year history, including the most recent in an Alabama warehouse where workers overwhelmingly voted against union membership.
But the Teamsters have said they will try a different strategy. Randy Korgan, National Teamsters Director for Amazon, wrote to Salon earlier this month that unionizing one facility at a time doesn’t work because companies like Amazon have the money and the legal resources to crush. these efforts from within. Instead, Korgan wrote that organizing the Amazon workers will require âworkshop activism,â like strikes in warehouses and on city streets.
Amazon did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday.
The online shopping giant had strongly opposed organizing efforts at the Bessemer, Alabama warehouse. Amazon has argued that it pays workers at least $ 15 an hour and already offers the benefits unions want. He hung anti-union signs throughout the warehouse, including inside washrooms, and held mandatory meetings to convince workers why the union is a bad idea, according to a worker who testified at a hearing in the Senate.
During the vote count in April, nearly 71% of the more than 2,500 valid votes counted rejected a union.
The organization in Bessemer was led by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Stores Union of New York, which represents 100,000 workers in poultry factories; cereal and soda bottling installations; and retailers such as Macy’s and H&M.
The Teamsters are much bigger. The union has been around since the early 1900s, when goods were delivered by horse-drawn wagons. It now represents 1.4 million truckers, UPS employees and other types of workers, including nurses and warehouse mechanics.
“This is a strong and successful union,” said Alex Colvin, dean of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, who added that Amazon workers reflect the type of membership that it already represents. “He is a formidable adversary for Amazon to face.”
The Teamsters are targeting workers in Amazon’s rapidly growing delivery network, such as drivers and warehouse workers who pack and ship orders. Over the past two years, Seattle-based Amazon has focused on delivering most of its packages on its own and being less reliant on UPS, the U.S. Postal Service, and other carriers.
He has built several parcel sorting centers at airports, opened warehouses closer to where buyers live, and launched a program that allows entrepreneurs to start businesses delivering packages in vans stamped with the Amazon logo. In January, he purchased 11 jets that he plans to use to deliver orders to buyers faster.
The Teamsters said in their resolution that Amazon’s delivery network has become a dominant force in the logistics industry in a short period of time, and the way it treats workers could threaten the labor standards it has established. at UPS and other parcel, freight and delivery companies. .
Along the shores of Lake Superior, a new heroine has become the star of the year’s most anticipated young adult novel. The beginnings of Angeline Borley, firefighter girlSpent 10 years in production and will soon be adopted for television by the President and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground.
Daunis Fontaine, 18, a teenager from Anisina Abe, is a smart young woman who dreams of leaving her hometown in northern Michigan to study medicine at college, but instead finds herself caught in a local mystery. I secretly work as a confidential FBI informant. firefighter girl, Bouleley himself, Indians Shippewa Sault St. A registered member of Marie Tribe, he instills the culture and teachings of the Ojibwa, which beautifully address the themes of spirituality, confidence, resilience and self-discovery. Firefighters are guardians, and Danius unexpectedly finds himself playing a role similar to that of his loved ones, the tribal community, and ultimately his heart.
AT firefighter girlThe Anishinaabe tribe author writes a contemporary history of a strong female Ionic and Ojibwe community in Michigan’s upper peninsula. It’s a powerful story that’s perfect for social justice seekers of all ages. Prior to becoming a full-time author, he played various roles in Indian education at the tribal, state and national levels. She appears in a virtual event at Boswell Books Professor UWM and indigenous poet Margaret Nudin (What Chikadi knows) 7:00 p.m. on June 29.
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Rab Ferguson Landfill mountain is an environmental thriller for young adults steeped in folklore and community! Released on September 14, 2021, read on for the synopsis and an excerpt from Landfill mountains. Make sure to pre-order it from Onwe Press!
In a world ravaged by the effects of climate change, 16-year-old Joe is left with mountains full of trash. Conditions are so harsh that he has to travel to town to seek a cure for Lily, a six-year-old girl who has fallen seriously ill from an avalanche of garbage. On his way to town, he is blown away by a hidden world overflowing with storytelling magic.
In the words of the author: âIt’s amazing to work with the Onwe Press team. I can’t think of anyone better to help me share this story about the devastating impact of climate change. I’m so excited for readers to have the chance to climb the Landfill Mountains, which for so many years only existed in my own head. Maybe while they are there they will find folk tale characters living in the real world and realize, like I did, that storytelling is magic!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rab Ferguson was born and raised in the UK. He graduated with a first-class Creative Writing and English Literature degree in 2013, and since then has worked with young people, most notably as a storyteller. His short fiction films have appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Litro, Storgy, Under the Fable, Guts Publishing, Beyond the Walls and VoiceIn Journal. His first novel The Landfill Mountains will be released in 2021.
Richard B. Stolley, founding editor of People magazine, which changed the course of American publishing with its personality-oriented approach to journalism and which has long been one of the most popular magazines in the history of the country, died on June 16 in a hospital. in Evanston, Illinois. He was 92 years old.
The cause was heart failure, his family said.
For more than six decades with the Time Inc. media empire, Mr. Stolley was a leading writer and editor at Life magazine, where he covered the southern civil rights movement and the space race, among other great stories.
While at LIFE, he marked one of journalism’s great coup d’etats, acquiring the rights to Zapruder’s film for his magazine about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. 8mm of Kennedy’s procession – one of the earliest examples of a citizen capturing footage of an extraordinary event – was once called the most important 26 seconds in celluloid history.
Mr. Stolley rose through the ranks at Life and was associate editor when its last weekly issue was published in 1972. He then went to the development group of Time Inc. to help imagine new magazines. One day a call came from Andrew Heiskell, president of the company, who said that his wife, Marian Sulzberger Heiskell, a family member who controls The New York Times Company, had suggested a new magazine that would focus on personalities. Mr. Heiskell suggested removing the “People” section of Timemagazine in its own publication.
When a test issue hit the press, with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton on the cover, it was an instant hit. Making her official debut in March 1974 with a cover photo of Mia Farrow, who starred in the movie “The Great Gatsby,” People made a profit after just 18 months and turned out to be a cash cow.
In Mr. Stolley’s first four years, his circulation soared to 2.2 million, with a “passing” readership of nearly 14 million, which People said was the highest in the country.
For Mr. Stolley, the magazine’s mission was clear: to write about ordinary people doing extraordinary things and extraordinary people doing ordinary things, but never about ordinary people doing ordinary things.
The inaugural issue featured interviews with wives of missing soldiers in Vietnam as well as reports on the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald (“At last at peace with herself”) and Gloria Vanderbilt (“A Fourth Marriage That Really Works”) .
“I think the climate in the country was very suitable for this type of magazine,” Mr. Stolley said in 1978 in an interview with his hometown newspaper, Greenwich Time, Connecticut.
He said he believed that by the 1970s the interests of mass magazine readers had drifted away from the political turmoil of the 1960s and towards personalities. Yet, said Mr Stolley, he was never sure whether People had spawned personality-oriented journalism or if he had exploited something already in the air.
Regardless, the magazine relentlessly focused on humans, not issues or trends. Mr. Stolley had cover rules, which were to entice readers to the newsstand in an instant.
“He said the pretty sells better than the ugly, young people sell better than old people, movies sell better than television, television sells better than sports and everything sells better than politics,” Longtime Life and People colleague Hal Wingo said in a statement. telephone interview.
Although immediately popular with readers, People has been dismissed by some reporters, including some from Time Inc., as a celebrity gossip sheet, Wingo said. This prompted Mr Stolley to break his own rules regarding blankets. To show that the magazine was not just a showcase for celebrities, the second cover featured Martha Mitchell, the chatty wife of former Attorney General John N. Mitchell involved in the Watergate scandal. The third featured oil mogul J. Paul Getty.
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Much of the beginning was trial and error. One of his biggest mistakes, Mr Stolley has often said, was not putting Elvis Presley on the cover when he died in 1977 at age 42. Mr Wingo said it hadn’t occurred to them because the magazine had never featured a deceased person before.
In 1980, when the murder of John Lennon shocked the world, Mr. Stolley didn’t think twice. Lennon’s cover has long been the magazine’s best-selling issue.
Richard Brockway Stolley and his twin brother, James, were born on October 3, 1928 in Beijing, central Illinois. His father, George Brockway Stolley, was a plant manager. Her mother, Stella (Sherman) Stolley, was an English teacher.
Dick knew from an early age that he wanted to be a journalist. When he was 15, he landed a job with his hometown newspaper The Pekin Sun Times. After high school he dropped out of the Navy, then earned both his bachelor’s degree in 1952 and his master’s degree in 1953 from the Medill School of Journalism in Northwestern.
After a brief stint as a reporter for the Chicago Sun Times, he switched to Life. Mr Stolley believed deeply in his mission as a pictorial chronicle and in the power of photojournalism, especially when based in the South and covering the violence that often surrounded the desegregation of schools.
Speaking to The Digital Journalist in 2009, he recalled a photo in Life of several white boys, their faces crooked, screaming and spitting at a lonely black girl entering high school in North Carolina. “Photographs like this explained to America what was going on in the South in a way words never could,” he said.
Mr. Stolley was working in the Life office in Los Angeles when President Kennedy was shot in November 1963. He flew to Dallas and a Life freelance writer told him that a businessman had filmed a family movie that clearly reflected what had happened. She said her name sounded like Zapruder. Mr. Stolley found Abraham Zapruder in the phone book and called him. Mr. Zapruder told him to come home the next morning at 9 o’clock; Mr. Stolley arrived at 8 a.m.
“Dozens of other reporters were knocking on the door while Dick was inside,” Mr. Wingo said. “They were all shouting, ‘You can’t discriminate, you have to give it to all of us!’ “, did he declare.
Inside, Mr. Stolley and Mr. Zapruder, a fashion designer, were negotiating the terms of the printing rights. They accepted $ 50,000 and Mr. Stolley left with the film through the back door. (The amount was quickly increased to $ 150,000 for all rights.)
Mr. Zapruder told an associate that he decided to work with Mr. Stolley because, in Mr. Zapruder’s words, he “acted like a gentleman”. He said he felt he could trust Mr. Stolley, and by extension his magazine, to treat the film with dignity.
As part of the deal, Life agreed that when it printed footage from the film, it would omit frame # 313, which showed the president’s head exploding from a bullet impact. This setting has not been shown publicly for 12 years, a delay that has helped spawn conspiracy theories.
While Zapruder’s film helped the official Warren Commission conclude that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing the president, it has been used by others to undermine this explanation. (Alexandra Zapruder, granddaughter of the filmmaker and author of “Twenty-six seconds”, a 2016 book on the film’s effect on his family, said it brought his grandfather “nothing but heartache.” “)
Mr. Stolley has always called his acquisition of the film the most dramatic moment of his journalistic career.
After Life stopped publishing as a weekly, Mr. Stolley edited People for eight years, then returned to Life, which by then had become a monthly. He was editorial director of all Time Inc. magazines until his retirement in 1993, then continued as a consultant for the company until 2014.
Her first marriage, to Anne Shawber in 1954, ended in divorce, as did her second marriage, in 1997, to Lise Hilboldt.
He is survived by four daughters, Lisa, Hope, Melinda and Martha Stolley; one stepson, Charles Hilboldt; and seven grandchildren.
In the early days of People magazine, Mr. Stolley was often asked if he wasn’t worried about finding enough interesting people to write about. No, he would reply. In fact, he always had a plethora of suitors, which prompted him to say, “I don’t think we’re ever going to run out of people.”
Best-selling author Michael Connelly is slated to be the guest speaker at the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition’s annual Love of Literacy Luncheon on November 16 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.
Connelly, a part-time South Florida resident and former journalist, is known for his detective novels starring the characters Harry Bosch, Mickey Haller and RenÃ¨e Ballard. His latest book, “The Dark Hours”, will be released on November 9th.
A prolific writer, Connelly has written 36 novels. Over 80 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide, and they have been translated into 40 foreign languages. He is also the executive producer of “Bosch”, Amazon’s oldest original series. His series ” The Lincoln Lawyer ” will be adapted as a television series on Netflix.
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âWe are delighted to have Michael Connelly as our lunch speaker this year, right after the release of his latest book,â said Kristin Calder, CEO of the Literacy Coalition. âNot only is Michael a popular detective novelist, but he also has roots in South Florida, where he was a crime reporter in Fort Lauderdale. We are grateful to her for playing a part in what should be one of our most successful Love of Literacy Lunches to date.
The Luncheon, co-chaired by Literacy Coalition board members Bernadette O’Grady and Debra Ghostine, supports programs that provide literacy skills to children, adults and families to help them succeed in school and in life. The goal of the Boynton Beach-based group is to make sure every adult and child in Palm Beach County can read.
Individual tickets for lunch are $ 150. Boss tickets cost $ 300 and include a photo with Connelly at a private reception. A table of 10 is $ 1,500. Places may be limited.
For more information, visit www.LiteracyPBC.org or call 561-279-9103.
Cornwell is best known for her bestselling novels starring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, the first of which was inspired by a series of sensational murders in Richmond, Virginia, where most of the stories take place.
She has also started new research into the Jack the Ripper murders. His books have sold over 100 million copies.
In 2021, Patricia Cornwell’s net worth is estimated to be around $ 25 million.
Patricia Carroll Cornwell was born on June 9, 1956 in Miami, Florida.
His father was a leading lawyer in the United States and served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.
Cornwell traced her own motivations in life to the emotional abuse she suffered from her father.
In 1979, she began working as a reporter for The Charlotte Observer, first editing television programs, then switching to reporting and finally becoming a reporter covering crime.
In 1984, Cornwell accepted a position in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Virginia. She worked there for six years, first as a technical writer and then as an IT analyst.
Cornwell also volunteered to work with the Richmond Police Department.
In addition to the Scarpetta novels, Cornwell wrote three pseudo-detective stories, known as the Trooper Andy Brazil / Superintendent Judy Hammer series set in North Carolina, Virginia.
She is known for her self-funded search for evidence to support her theory that painter Walter Sickert was Jack the Ripper.
She wrote ‘Portrait of a Killer – Jack the Ripper: Case Closed’, which was released in 2002.
Cornwell has had some trouble with the law, starting with her Mercedes-Benz crashing while under the influence of alcohol in 1993.
She was convicted of drunk driving and sentenced to 28 days in a treatment center.
She suffered from anorexia nervosa and depression, which began in her late teens. Cornwell has also been open about his struggle with bipolar disorder.
In 2021, Patricia Cornwell’s net worth is estimated to be around $ 25 million.
How does Patricia Cornwell spend her money?
Patricia Cornwell spends some of her money on real estate and charity.
Patricia Cornwell’s house
Cornwell bought a home in Boston for $ 6.5 million.
It has four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.
The resort, built on a few piers that stretch out into beautiful Boston Harbor not far from where the Celtics bounce basketballs and Bruins push pucks, offers residents 5-star hotel services.
Patricia Cornwell’s charitable work
Cornwell has made many notable charitable donations.
Some of these include funding for the Virginia Institute for Forensic Science and Medicine, funding for scholarships at the National Forensics Academy at the University of Tennessee, and the Creative Writing Program at Davidson College.
Here are some of the highlights of Patricia Cornwell’s career:
Anthony Award (1991) – Won
All That Remains (Autobiography, 1992)
Scarpetta (Autobiography, 2008)
Flesh and Blood (Autobiography, 2014)
Favorite quotes from Patricia Cornwell
âWhen I was in college there were two things I vowed never to do. One went to a funeral and the other took care of the computers. And then I ended up being a computer programmer in a morgue.– Patricia Cornwell
âI hate the term ‘mystery’. This is not what I write. I think Scarpetta’s novels are much more character-driven than an average puzzle solver. The writing should be like a windowpane – there is another world on the other side, and your vision carries you there, but you are not aware that you went through a barrier to get there.– Patricia Cornwell
âAmerica is the most violent democracy in the world. It’s something that causes a lot of shock, horror and mystery when I travel to other countries. They ask, why are there so many shootings in America? Why does everyone own a gun?– Patricia Cornwell
“When I was in grade two, my mother moved from Miami to this evangelical conservative environment of western North Carolina, two miles from Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth.”– Patricia Cornwell
âOn the last morning of Virginia’s bloodiest year since the Civil War, I lit a fire and sat facing a dark window where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea. “– Patricia Cornwell
4 life lessons from Patricia Cornwell
Now that you know all about Patricia Cornwell’s net worth and how she got it; let’s take a look at some of the lessons we can learn from it:
Crime is not solved by technology; it is solved by people.
2. A better place
If everyone, every day, tried to do one thing that pushes them beyond themselves, the world will start to become a better place.
3. Do no harm
Don’t hurt and leave the world in a better place than you found it to be.
4. Own worlds
We create our own worlds. We are destroying our own worlds. It’s as simple as that.
Patricia Cornwell is an American writer born in Miami, Florida.
Cornwell is widely known for writing a series of popular novels starring the heroine Dr Kay Scarpetta, medical examiner.
His books have sold over 100 million copies. After obtaining a BA in English, she started working as a journalist for The Charlotte Observer.
In 2021, Patricia Cornwell’s net worth is estimated to be around $ 25 million.
What do you think of Patricia Cornwell’s net worth? Leave a comment below.
Here they are, by shuttle and dragon’s back and all kinds of fantastic means (okay, but mostly by email and conference call) – our esteemed expert judges for this year’s summer poll!
As many of you may know by now, our summer polls are not just a popularity contest. Instead, we take your votes and pass them on to a group of fantasy writers and reviewers, who will use them to curate a final list of 50 of the most extravagant sci-fi and fantasy reads of the past. ten years. And if you haven’t voted yet, what are you waiting for?
Amal El Mohtar
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Amal El Mohtar is critical for both NPR Books and the New York Times (although we had his first, neener neener), and award-winning author Hugo, Nebula and Locus de “Seasons of glass and iron” and co-author with Max Gladstone This is how you lose the time war. In his Book the concierge’s recommendation, Jason Sheehan called Time war “brilliant, breathtaking and accessible at the same time.”
Amal lives in Canada, has two high quality cats and is very fond of owls.
Photo of the mission
Photo of the mission
Anne Leckie is the Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of the Ancillary series and The Raven Tower. Accessory justice, the first in the series, was part of the very first Book Concierge in 2013 – “Come for the action that turns the pages and stay for the amazing character development and world building that will leave you speechless”, said critic Annalee newitz.
“The last ten years have been amazing for science fiction and fantasy!” Leckie said. “So many new voices – not voices that are new to the field exactly, because science fiction and fantasy readers and writers have always been a beautifully diverse group of people, but new to the wide recognition they deserve. I feel like there has been an opening to what editors and editors consider to have wide appeal. I’m not sure exactly what caused this to happen, but I am so happy to see so much amazing work coming out. “
Tochi Onyebuchi is the author of Riot Baby – a choice Concierge 2020 (do you feel a theme here?) and finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, Locus and NAACP Image Awards. His other works include War girls and Beasts made by night, and he is also a critic of NPR Books.
“Over the past decade, two things have braided to help make the field of SFF as exciting and brain-working / heart-filled as it is,” he says. “With the doors weakened by our ancestors, the children and grandchildren of Empire entered. And they brought with them not only the social and theoretical concerns that characterized their worldview, but also the stylistic audacity and the formal innovation. There were literary experiments in SFF before this decade, but now the field is really becoming a place where you regularly come to see literature as a form gloriously taken to its extremes. “
Courtesy of Fonda Lee
Courtesy of Fonda Lee
And Fonda lee is the creator of the Green Bone Saga, winner of the World Fantasy Award (also beloved of the Concierge!) and novels Zeroboxer, Exo and Crossfire. She’s also a former business strategist and black belt martial artist who loves action movies, which I can say as a reader really shines through in her work!
Lee says she had a “wow” moment around 2018 or 2019 when I looked at lists of upcoming books and saw not one, not two, but a dozen early novels by fantasy authors. Asian Americans, and dozens more of authors from all walks of life, with stories set in a much wider variety of cultures and eras than I could have imagined in the days when I ‘wrote Jade City in 2014-2016. At that time, I was afraid that my novel was too different from the norm and that no one would publish it. Now I feel like I always have to work on top of my game just to keep pace. It’s a wonderful feeling. “
Author Dennis N. Griffin, whose work in the real crime genre included several highly regarded books relating to organized crime in Las Vegas, has passed away.
Griffin, 75, of Verona, New York, died of cancer on Monday, said Faith Finster Griffin, his wife of 46 years.
Griffin’s books include a biography of Frank Cullotta, a former lieutenant of Chicago gangster Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro who became a government witness, and a book exploring the real story behind the 1995 film “Casino.”
Griffin’s books are “an incredibly valuable resource for anyone interested in the subject of crowds in Las Vegas,” said Geoff Schumacher, vice president of exhibits and programs at the Mob Museum.
âThey are detailed, they are well documented and they are just plain accurate,â said Schumacher. âThere are a lot of people who work in the real crime genre for whom the facts are optional. But, along with Dennis, he’s always focused on telling a good story and telling a precise story. “
Griffin was born in Rome, New York, as the only child of Walter and Dorothy Kraeger Griffin. He attended the Rome Free Academy before enlisting in the US Navy, where he served for four years.
In a biography on his website (dennisngriffin.biz), Griffin wrote that he retired in 1994 after a 20-year career in law enforcement and investigations in New York City. He will eventually publish more than a dozen books after creating a new career as an author specializing mainly in real crime and cold affairs.
He wrote his first novel, “The Morgue”, based on real events in 1996 and his first non-fiction book, “Policing Las Vegas – a History of Law Enforcement in Southern Nevada”, in 2005.
It was early in 2005, Griffin wrote, that he decided to examine the real story behind the acclaimed 1995 film “Casino,” a fact-based dramatization of the era of British involvement. crowd in Las Vegas. His book, âThe Battle for Las Vegas: The Law vs. The Mob â, was released in 2006.
In 2007, he published “Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster, and Government Witness”. He eventually co-authored four books with Cullotta and wrote non-fiction books that examined crime and justice here and in other parts of the country.
Griffin rounded out his non-fiction with a fictional trilogy starring a team of Las Vegas homicide detectives and, in a change of tone, co-wrote “House Party Tonight: The Career of Legendary Saxophonist Don Hill,” a biography of the longtime member of the pioneer lounge group. The Treniers.
Faith Finster Griffin said that at first, her husband’s choice of literary genre and subjects was baffling. When her husband started working with Cullotta and it was time to have an in-person meeting, âI said, ‘No, not at my place,’â she said.
âThen I met Frank. Frank and I became great friends, âshe said.
Dennis Griffin “helped create the Frank Cullotta who became known to the public after his criminal life ended,” Schumacher said.
Orlando “Ori” Spado and Griffin went to the same school in Rome, New York, and got to know each other growing up. Spado tells his story in “The Accidental Gangster: From Insurance Salesman to Mob Boss of Hollywood”, co-written by Griffin. Spado said Griffin brings honesty and tireless research to his work.
âHe wasn’t afraid to make the phone calls needed to do the research. One thing about working with Dennis, Dennis was only printing the truth. Otherwise, he wouldn’t write it.
Griffin is survived by his wife; daughters Margaret Carro and Antoinette Mahoney; stepchildren Pamela Ashley and Robert McAree; five grandsons, two granddaughters and five great grandchildren. His stepdaughter, Kimberly McAree, predeceased him in 1986.
Services and burial will take place in Rome, New York.
Her current work is inspired by her father’s tragic experiences in the elderly care system. A “brilliant man”, he developed Parkinson’s disease in his early sixties and eventually entered a nursing home. There, a series of shocking events occurred, culminating in Dr. Holland-Batt testifying on his behalf at the Royal Commission on the Quality and Safety of Elderly Care. âThe elderly care system is broken and it will not be magically fixed without community and political will,â she said.
She explained the connection between her advocacy and her writing: âPoetry can help foster empathy and understanding towards older people,â she said. “A poem can let a listener or reader get into a busy moment, they can feel like they are hearing someone’s intimate thoughts or experiences.”
Although aging is more prominent in popular consciousness, she believes the stigma persists. âMost people are moved by stories like my father’s, but they still can’t imagine it happening to them,â she said. Through her lyrical verses, she hopes to help bridge this gap. âA poem is something you can read in one sitting – and it’s an immersive experience,â she said. âA poem can offer a moment of calm contemplation, a little escape. And it can put you in closer touch with the lives of others, including those whose experiences may initially seem distant from your own. “
The academic director of the Charles Perkins Center, Professor Stephen Simpson, who designed the residency, said: âThe generosity of our donor and patron Judy Harris has enabled us to welcome another writer in 2021. The program, which began in 2016, has been transformational, both for writers and for the Charles Perkins Center community.
âWe thank the applicants for this year’s residency. These were another extraordinarily wealthy group of applicants, which made the task of the Selection Board both challenging and exhilarating.
One afternoon in May, the most famous baseball player in the world was running late. Shohei Ohtani had taken the last team bus from the Angelsâ hotel in Oakland to the Coliseum, as is his habit on days when heâs slated to pitch. Ohtaniâs multitiered gigâas one of MLBâs most powerful hitters and flummoxing pitchers and, increasingly, the sportâs global avatarârequires an intricate itinerary. He throws side sessions before rounds of batting practice. He watches tape of that nightâs opposing starter and then studies scouting reports for his own start days later. He finds himself, on occasion, on a bus alongside the Angelsâ traveling secretary, his catcher, Kurt Suzuki, and Ippei Mizuhara, a 36-year-old who has never played an inning of organized baseball. On this day, that bus got stuck in a snarl of Bay Area traffic, and the group had to take the train.
Mizuhara is Ohtaniâs personal interpreter. He has held the position since Ohtani came to Anaheim from Japan in 2018, translating for press conferences and locker-side scrums, shorthanding lines of clubhouse banter, and facilitating the fine-grain coaching sessions that help let Ohtani shape his scythe of a swing and lock in his four-seamer. That afternoon, when they reached the BART station, Mizuharaâs phone buzzed with a text from manager Joe Maddon. Should they push Ohtaniâs start back a day to give him time to go through a proper warmup? Or would that mess with other elements of the routine? Mizuhara conferred with Ohtani, the two quickly weighing team and individual needs, and sent back the verdict: âShoheiâs good with that.â
At its essence, Mizuharaâs job is to make sure Ohtani understands, and is understood. But the role spills beyond the banks of that description. Ohtaniâs agendaâpreparation, play, recovery, media availabilityâbecomes Mizuharaâs own, with the interpreter stepping into any number of sub-duties. He speaks Japanese and English and breaks down advanced analytics and recovery timetables. âHis scheduleâs so unique, there are times when nobodyâs around to throw with him,â Mizuhara says. âIâll step in and play catch.â
Major League Baseball is as rich in international talent as at any point in its history. More than 28% of active players hail from outside the U.S. borders, and many of them prefer to communicate in languages other than English: Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Mandarin and mashups of baseball-speak that exist somewhere in between. That figure includes superstars set to garner no small number of MVP votes (the Juniors Ronald AcuÃ±a and Vladimir Guerrero), Cy Young votes (Hyun Jin Ryu) or both (Ohtani).
The people who make this possible share few distinguishing characteristics but bilingualism and a love for the sport. They are washed-out ex-athletes or onetime megafans who made their way into pro clubhouses doggedly or accidentally. They work across rostersâas Spanish interpreters have since MLB started requiring them in 2016, at the behest of a coalition of players tired of the once-customary practice of asking this or that coach or teammate to translate part-timeâor one-on-one, as is usually the case with the smaller number of players from Asian countries. The role is not particularly sought after; there is no horde of econ-degree Ivy Leaguers chasing it, as with almost every other front-office posting. But interpreters know two things better than anyone else. First, that as much as baseball is a game of skill or strength, it is a game of speech. And second, that the work of finding the right word doesnât stop when the talking does.
In 1964, the Nankai Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League sent three players to participate in the Giantsâ spring training as part of a postwar âexchange program.â During the regular season, San Francisco assigned one of these players, a pitcher named Masanori Murakami, to its Class A affiliate in Fresno, home to a sizable Japanese American communityâa product, in part, of internment camps during World War IIâwhose members provided him lodging and helped teach him English phrases. Infielder Tatsuhiko Tanaka and catcher Hiroshi Takahashi headed to Twin Falls, Idaho, for rookie ball, with no such support system. While Murakami pitched well enough to turn heads in the Giantsâ front office, the others faltered, with Takahashi in particular developing a reputation for defensive miscues. He called for more offspeed pitches than his U.S. counterparts, a trademark of Japanese baseball, and struggled to grasp in-game adjustments.
In September of that year, Murakami became the first Japanese player to appear in the majors, while Takahashi completed the program and returned home. âThe frustration [with the language barrier] manifested in his play on the field,â says Bill Staples Jr., the chairman of SABRâs Asian Baseball Committee. âYou can see it in the box score. Two passed balls in one game, then another, then another.â
It is a history of international ballplayers in microcosm. Clear communication portends successâits absence, failure. The Latinx boom of the 1960s and â70s gathered momentum as more and more players arrived to help translate and facilitate one anotherâs learning English. When the Dodgers signed Hideo Nomoâthe second Japanese big leaguer, three decades after the first, and the player who began the influx of Japanese starsâin â95, his agent, Don Nomura, worked to ensure his clientâs best outcome. âWe had the leverage to say, âWe want this,â â Nomura recalls. âI believed an interpreter was going to play a major role.â If you canât communicate, he says, you canât succeed.
At any given moment in an MLB game, there are more than enough ways to fail. The hitter can torque his hips too early or bring his bat to the ball at an angle removed, by some miniscule degree, from the ideal. The pitcher can fire a high-90s fastballâa marvel of balance and strength and bodily syncâbut place it an inch or two to the side of where he intended. The base hit becomes an out; the strike becomes a homer. Games and careers take on different shapes.
Ask an interpreter about the most taxing part of their job, and theyâll dip into this mode of baseball cynicism. Jun Sung Park, a 30-year-old Korean Canadian who grew up playing hockey, is in his first year as the personal interpreter for Blue Jays ace Hyun Jin Ryu. Ryu has garnered Cy Young votes in each of the last two seasons on the strength of his strike-zone command, a puff-of-smoke changeup and obsessive preparation; the days before his starts involve protracted written proposals and counterproposals passed between him and pitching coach Pete Walker. Ryu understands conversational English and speaks some, but this work is granular, so Park translates each draft of each potential approach to each batter, Korean to English and back again. âA fastball in and a fastball off the plate in are two different pitches,â Park says. âIf we want to throw a ball but [the catcher] is giving out signs to throw a strike, and if that becomes a hit or a run, it changes everything… That means I made a mistake that could cost us the game.â
Has he made such a mistake? âNot yet, and thatâs how I plan to keep it.â Park employs the methods of a scholar preparing to defend a dissertation, scouring pages for any possibility of error or misunderstanding. âIâll double-check, triple-check, quadruple-check if I have to,â he says.
Certain situations preclude such vigilance. Elvis Martinez, an interpreter with the Twins whose services are utilized by 14 Spanish-speaking players on the roster, remembers a recent visit to the mound alongside manager Rocco Baldelli. Right-handed reliever Hansel Robles faced a 10th-inning scenario rife with potential problems: runners on first and third, a speedster 90 feet from home, just one out. Baldelli quickly laid out plans: what theyâd do in case of a bunt, how theyâd handle an attempted steal of second. Around Baldelli and Robles, infielders frantically sorted out their own strategies, and the umpire began strolling over to break up the conference.
âI grabbed Robles on the shoulder and told him, âIâm here; just listen to me,â â Martinez says. âThe situation is already stressful for him, and I donât want it to be more stressful because heâs lost.â Robles got the batter out with a sinker that coaxed a do-nothing ground ball; he retired the next hitter with high heat. In recounting the outcome, Martinez slips into the first-person plural that interpreters use almost universally in describing the successes or failures of their players. âWe were able to get out of the jam.â
Tasked with producing a Latin version of the Bible in the fourth century A.C.E., Saint Jerome wrote of the folly of literal translation, declaring that he would work âsense for sense, not word for word.â In its reliance on idiom and its multiplicity of meaning, the language of baseball rivals that of scripture, and its interpreters follow similar maxims. Martinez describes one in a seemingly infinite number of potential confusions. âCrowding the plateââinching toward the strike zoneâhas no such meaning in Spanish. âIf you translate it [directly], it doesnât make sense in a baseball context,â he says. In such cases, Martinez errs on the side of specificity, describing the technique and its intended effectâtaking away the pitcherâs comfort, or freeing up access to the outside edge of the plateâin detail. âThe players know the baseball lingo…but we shouldnât leave space for misinterpretation,â Martinez says. âOr the message goes missing.â
The ability to correct a misunderstanding, and even to sense when thereâs a misunderstanding to correct, requires a fluency not only in the relevant languages but in baseball itself. MLBâs interpreters have gained and honed this knowledge in as many ways as there are members of their ranks. Martinez played middle infield at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Park translated corporate documents for Korean businesses opening branches in Canada before picking up a postcollege gig with the Korean Baseball Organizationâs Kia Tigers; he spent his spare moments, as he still does, peppering hitting coaches and bullpen staffers with questions about nuances of hand placement and pitch shaping.
Two decades before heâd come to work with Ohtani, Mizuhara, who was born in Hokkaido but grew up in Los Angeles, fell in love with the game by way of another instant icon. âI was right in the middle of Nomo Fever,â says Mizuhara. âEver since then, I just watched a lot of MLB.â
It is the fanâs dream: obsession maturing into livelihood. Mizuharaâs knowledge, accumulated over hours in front of the television, eventually took him from handling stock for an L.A. imports company to a job with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fightersâwhere Ohtani played in Japanâtranslating for U.S. players. His capability there earned him a shotgun ride to the biggest baseball phenomenon in recent memory. Now he talks sequencing in pitching meetings; Nomoâs forkball has become Ohtaniâs splitter. He translated the details of the team’s hitting drill, designed to improve balance, timing and power, which coaches credit for his career-best year at the plate. Despite Mizuharaâs expertise, the education continues. On days when Ohtani serves as designated hitter, player and interpreter stand side by side on the rail of the dugout, tracing the patterns of the game. âHeâs always asking me,â Mizuhara says, â âWhat pitch do you think heâs gonna throw next?â â
The tutelage can be even more hands-on than this. Personal interpreters often shadow players from sunup to postgameâin some cases, they live under the same roofâand proximity compensates for whatever qualities they might otherwise lack as practice partners. Daichi Sekizaki, who works with Minnesotaâs Kenta Maeda, began his MLB career with Yu Darvish: first as an assistant in Texas, then as an interpreter in Los Angeles and Chicago. (Darvish has since polished his English to the point that his Padres interpreter is functionally a safeguard.) Sekizaki had heard all about Darvishâs legendary arsenalâhe put his own estimate, conservatively, at 11 distinct pitchesâbut didnât fully grasp the extent of things until he was pulled into at-home throwing sessions. âHeâs trying out new pitches, and theyâre moving left and right,â Sekizaki says. He remembers closing his glove around a baseball that felt like a buzz saw. âTo learn what true spin wasâthat was really shocking.â
Since then, Sekizaki has stayed attuned to what players can only show, not tell. During the season, he tails Maeda everywhere, from the weight room and treatment area to the outfield for long-toss and the bullpen for side work. âIf he does conditioning, I do conditioning with him,â Sekizaki says. âIf heâs running polesââjogging foul line to foul lineââIâll run poles. Iâll be able to get a better understanding of what heâs going through, how heâs feeling that day or on a certain movement. Then, if thatâs something that he wants me to relate to the trainers, I can be the messenger.â
On a recent afternoon, as Maeda neared his return from a stint on the injured list with a pulled groin, he and Sekizaki competed in the Twinsâ vertical leap test, a weekly ritual between the two. Sekizaki can jump well enough to push Maeda but had never beaten him, until now. He indulged in the rare victory over his much-better-credentialed workout buddy: âI jumped my all-time high,â Sekizaki says with a laugh. But he also, as ever, gleaned some parcel of information from itâabout Maedaâs health, his comfort, the totality of his recoveryâand filed it away.
In February, video of a speech from soon-to-be-ousted Mariners president Kevin Mather circulated. In it, next to admissions of service-time manipulation and broadsides fired at his own players, Mather criticized Hisashi Iwakuma, a former pitcher turned advisor to the club. âIâm tired of paying his interpreter,â Mather said. âBecause when he was a player, weâd pay Iwakuma X, but weâd also have to pay $75,000 a year to have an interpreter with him. â¦ His English got better when we told him that.â
Matherâs remarks emblematized a strain of resentment that still runs through the sport; midyear gripes about a slumping playerâs purported unwillingness to learn English are a sports radio staple. But more and more clubs see interpreters as bastions of flexibility and interdepartmental knowledge in an increasingly impersonal atmosphere. Bryan Lee, Ryuâs interpreter through the 2020 season, was recently promoted out of the role and into the Blue Jaysâ baseball operations department; Hideaki Sato, another onetime Darvish interpreter, now works in the same organization as an international scout.
It is easy to see why. Maybe no other job, short of a managerâs, requires so total a view of the player: as an athlete working to optimize his performance and as a person carrying doubts and discomforts. After Cleveland infielder Yu Chang made a throwing error that decided a mid-April loss, his social media accounts were targeted with racist messages. His teammates, manager and family rallied around him, but one pillar of support was Kuan Wu Chu. The two had met in 2017 in Akron, where Chu was working on a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, and Chang was playing for Clevelandâs Double A affiliate. Seeing a Taiwanese player in the system was a rarity, Chu says, and they became friends. âItâs a small town.â
Last season, Chu joined Chang in Cleveland, helping his friend through the vagaries of a young MLB career. Heâs translated, yes, but also commiserated, celebrated and cooked with the ballplayer. In the days following the social media attacks, Chu offered a standard line of adviceââYou canât control other people, only yourselfââand made beef noodle soup and pork over rice. Appraising the legitimacy of the Taiwanese dishes, given the limitations of Ohio supermarkets, Chu echoes a sentiment he uses in describing his translation work. âI keep learning.â
Describing his own work in these heady days of Ohtani-mania, Mizuhara speaks in blissful quick tempo, the cadence of someone whose best-case projections have been realized. âI always remember how lucky I am to be in this spot,â Mizuhara says. âIâve known Shohei since he was 18, and when I first saw him I was like, âOh, my God, this guyâs unreal.â â That afternoon, Ohtani had inside-outed a fastball to plate two runs in a win against the division-leading Athletics and advance his own MVP case, and Mizuhara is still humming. âThatâs got to be the best part of the job, just getting to be in the house and watch him do his thing.â
If thatâs the best part, what is the most rewarding? Mizuharaâs tone changes, and he mentions long hours in the training room as Ohtani recovered from injuries in 2019 and â20, passing phrases between player and staffer. âI got his groceries for him,â Mizuhara says. âHe couldnât move.â Then he talks about Ohtaniâs arrival, in â18, and a mission he assigned himself, unprompted by any team official. âThe one thing I was focusing on in his first seasonâI had always heard that some Japanese players that came in the past could isolate themselves from the clubhouse. I didnât want that to happen to him.â Mizuhara noticed the rest of the Angels playing a video game on their phones; at his behest, Ohtani downloaded it and joined in. It worked, Mizuhara reports happily. âWe still play it all the time.â
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Chris Murray set up his organization “Here for Humanity” on lockdown after he started preparing meals for his vulnerable neighbors who were protecting themselves from Covid-19.
After living in a childhood home surrounded by drugs and alcohol and spending much of his youth behind bars at HMP Preston, Chris turned his life around and set up his food center on lockdown to support families in need.
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When Susan, a UCLan Creative Writing graduate, stumbled across her story, she approached Preston’s advice with a pitch and wanted to tell her story in a short monologue at the Preston Live Festival.
Susan, 52, said: âThe Preston Arts Festival first put out a social media appeal for plays, spoken word and poetry to perform. I wanted to write a true story about a real one. person from Preston and wanted it to be inspiring and uplifting.
âThe lockdown and the pandemic have really brought terrible experiences to so many people, so I wanted to produce something bright and positive.
Chris will have his story told at the Charter Theater
âI had been following the Here for Humanity group on social media during the lockdown and knew it was a good cause that was helping so many people. I had started digging into Chris and his past and thought he had a truly amazing and inspiring story.
âHe was doing something good for the community and had overcome so many challenges in his life. So I met Chris and learned more about his growing life and his past, took my notes and I created a monologue performed by an actor. “
Susan, who worked as a librarian, had always dreamed of being a writer and returned to study creative writing at UCLan to make her career change a reality and has since been featured in independent films and locally produced short films.
And the writer, who lives in Ashton-on-Ribble, is currently working on a feature film about men with eating disorders and is hoping to secure funding from the arts council to bring the project to fruition.
Writer Sue Moffatt has created a monologue about her life. Photo by Alf Myers
Penwortham actor Neil Proctor will perform the monologue tomorrow night at the Charter Theater as part of the festival’s “Lockdown Stories Drama” segment.
From 7:30 p.m., performers, including those from the Lancashire People’s Theater, are expected to perform various plays telling inspiring stories from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here for Humanity founder Chris Murray, who will watch the performance based on her life tomorrow, said: âSue has been brilliant and I am honored that she wants to tell my story. She first contacted me on Facebook and told me that she had followed our story and said it was an inspiration.
âI hear it a lot, so many people tell us how inspiring our work is in the city and how many people we have helped during the pandemic. Sue said she wanted to write a story about me and my past for the Festival of the arts and I was over the moon.
After years behind bars, Chris now runs his food court on Eldon Street
âWe met and I told him about my past and how the band was put together. It’s going to be hard to watch because it’s my life and no one can quite write it down as you remember it will be strange but i look forward to it.
âMy difficult past and my childhood are the beginning and the founding of Here for Humanity marks the end of the story.
âI think the festival is good for the city because the arts have suffered so much this year. There has been little support for them and the people performing have lost everything. Hopefully the festival that comes to Preston will help restore some faith in the arts.
You will find tickets and more information about the performances of Lockdown Stories HERE.
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