I honestly didn’t know what to expect from my first visit to the nearly mythical Florida Keys. Like most people, I had many preconceptions and while some were accurate, many others were just completely wrong. I’m continuously amazed by the diversity of the US, and how many unique enclaves exist, like the Florida Keys. This is not your normal beach getaway, it’s something so much more than that. It’s slightly ethereal, definitely spiritual and just a lot of fun. There aren’t too many places in the world that can claim these qualities, and I know that’s why my first visit is the start of a beautiful new travel relationship. … [Read more...] about First Thoughts About Visiting the Florida Keys
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A sign reading "stop celebrating genocide" sits at the base of a statue of Christopher Columbus on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Providence, R.I., after it was vandalized with red paint on the day named to honor him as one of the first Europeans to reach the New World. The statue has been the target of vandals on Columbus Day in the past. less … [Read more...] about Columbus statue in Rhode Island covered in red paint
In this environment, you go numb fairly quickly. You stop hearing it. Maybe you even start doing it yourself. But you don’t ever do it in front of your parents or (later) in front of your own children. It’s like an embedded censor. You have your workspeak and you have your familyspeak. … [Read more...] about The language of baseball: Often crude, sometimes comical
“I center my room around certain key elements,” she said. “The last couple of years my key elements were my moon mirror, my polaroid wall, and my light box. I knew this year I was going to have more wall space, so I wanted to add to it. I got fun hanging shelves and a few more succulents.” … [Read more...] about Dorm Contest Winner: Room reflects love of color pink, feminism
The first fact you need to know is that, in recent years, airlines have adopted a policy of making widespread, preemptive cancellations in advance of an actual storm. They rely on weather reports in order to manage their planes and flight personnel more efficiently, to make sure planes and crews are in a position to re-start operations most readily, and to avoid the huge fines they have to pay if they strand you on the tarmac for more than three hours. While this approach occasionally means cancelling flights that could really have operated, for the most part, preemptive cancellations seem to work better. … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?