By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
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By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
Neal Rubin The Detroit News Published 4:50 PM EDT Mar 14, 2019 Eastpointe — Stressing that opioid addiction is "not a moral failing; it's a disease," Gov. Gretchen Whitmer officially announced a $10 million grant Thursday from Bloomberg Philanthropies to help combat the crisis in Michigan. Appearing with former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg at the Eastpointe Fire & Rescue building, the governor said that "we should all be grateful" that Michigan is the second state chosen to take part in a $50 million initiative designed to create a blueprint and apply it nationwide. Noting a drastic rise in in-state opioid deaths, she said the epidemic "has deprived children of their parents, and parents of their children." With a red ladder truck behind him and a line of firefighters and paramedics along the wall to his left, Bloomberg told a gathering of elected officials and community activists that "we have to act boldly, and we have to act now." "You can show up and save their … [Read more...] about Mich. gets $10M for opioid battle as Whitmer, Bloomberg unveil effort
When you decide on the type of dog you want, there's really no holding you back: You're flying to Scotland to pick up your golden retriever from its "ancestral home." But if you're on the fence, you may be questioning: do certain breeds live longer? Are some harder to care for than others? Will this breed cost me more money? No, you're not a villain for having these thoughts. It just means you're a thoughtful future pet owner.So, which popular breeds should you be watching out for? We checked in with New York City veterinarian Dr. Katja Lang, DVM (aka @doctorkibble), who explained that it's not totally black or white. Instead, "You should think twice (or thrice) before you say 'yup to the pup'!" Why? Because certain breeds often require more care and more costs. Here are the five popular dog breeds that Dr. Lang warns people should be extra careful about before bringing home. 5 PHOTOS Dog breeds with the most health issues See Gallery Dog breeds with the most health issues … [Read more...] about 5 popular dog breeds you should think twice about, according to a vet
The torrent came without warning — and within minutes it was gone. But in those moments, just past noon on Jan. 15, 1919 when a storage tank containing 2.5 million gallons of molasses ruptured in Boston’s North End, it unleashed unimaginable devastation from which there was no escape. In what would become known as the “Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919,” the explosion of the massive container sent a “tidal wave of death and destruction stalking through North End Park and Commercial st.,” The Boston Globe reported at the time. The viscous flood was propelled by its sheer weight, traveling as quickly as 35 mph and forming a wave that estimated in different accounts to be between 15 and 50 feet high. The sea of molasses demolished six buildings in its path and knocked down a support for the nearby elevated rail line. People, horses, trucks, and homes were swept away. Twenty-one people were killed and about 150 injured. Six of them were city workers … [Read more...] about ‘There was no escape from the wave’: These are the 21 victims of the Great Boston Molasses Flood