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.
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jeneé Osterheldt Globe Staff March 15, 2019 A bachelor’s degree from Cornell.A master’s from the University of Texas at Austin.A PhD from New York University. Advertisement Jonathan M. Square, a historian, researcher, and lecturer at Harvard University, has spent half his life in prestigious academic institutions. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here But what does that mean in a country where the wealthy buy college admission and test scores like they buy Birkin bags and beachfront properties? What does that mean in a country where a man as educated and successful as Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates can be arrested for entering his home while black?Square, 36, pondered the complexities … [Read more...] about College degrees, freedom papers, and the admissions scam we all fall for
The first thing Zachary Sutterfield noticed when he awoke before daybreak in his friends’ apartment was the uncomfortable heat. Vivid colors danced outside the living room window. Orange and blue hues flickered, casting shadows inside. The 20-year-old college student sprang from the couch where he’d been sleeping. He ran to the two bedrooms where his friends, Haley Michele Frizzell and David Angel Ortiz, were asleep. He remembers banging on their doors to wake them. They yanked open the front door of their second-floor apartment and dashed out to an outdoor walkway. “We were surrounded by fire,” Sutterfield said. Frizzell ran one way; Ortiz ran the other. Sutterfield, wearing only pajama pants, was caught in the flames. About this story San Antonio Express-News staff writer Peggy O'Hare has been reporting on the deadly San Marcos apartment fire since it occurred in July 2018. Her work has included an in-depth timeline on how the fire progressed, interviews … [Read more...] about ‘I didn’t recognize myself’
Eight Minnesota Democrats had already announced they intended to run for the U.S. Senate in 2000 on the day Mark Dayton walked through the state Capitol press room and casually told reporters he was joining the race. There was no fanfare. No campaign banners. No fiery speech with cheering supporters as a backdrop. Dayton simply made his way around the cramped basement offices of about a dozen media outlets to tell individual reporters that he was running because he thought he would be the most qualified candidate to serve Minnesotans in Washington, D.C. Why was he getting into the race so late? In the previous few months, he said, he was preoccupied with trying to save his second marriage, but “that didn’t work out, and that also opened the possibility of undertaking this campaign.” It sounded almost like he had nothing better to do. But he mounted an aggressive campaign, cleared the DFL field and unseated Republican Sen. Rod Grams in November. While Dayton, 71, has … [Read more...] about Mark Dayton on his 40 years of public service: ‘I was part of making things happen’
Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post Published 8:54 am PST, Friday, December 28, 2018 "I see no way out," says Sol Amith, shown at home in Laguna Niguel, California, on Dec. 27. 2018. "I am 40, have built a strong career, have 17 years experience, and if something were to happen to me, my wife and kids would be homeless within a year when my life insurance ran out." less "I see no way out," says Sol Amith, shown at home in Laguna Niguel, California, on Dec. 27. 2018. "I am 40, have built a strong career, have 17 years experience, and if something were to happen to me, my wife ... more Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Stuart W. Palley Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Stuart W. Palley Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 "I see no way out," says Sol Amith, … [Read more...] about ‘I see no way out’: Living paycheck to paycheck is disturbingly common