Travel | Sailing in Treacherous Waters to Alaska. With Toddlers for Crew. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index With a barely-4-year-old and a not-quite-2-year-old, in a 32-foot boat sailing up the Inside Passage, a family discovers the best rewards are those never imagined. Credit Credit Caroline Van Hemert Supported by ByCaroline Van Hemert May 13, 2019 This was the third time I’d sailed up the Inside Passage in a boat. The third time I’d watched surf explode from the rocky headlands of northern Vancouver Island, the swell rhythmically shifting my view of the horizon. The umpteenth time I’d listened to the weather forecast on the VHF radio while gulls catapulted past me in the wind. But it was the first time I’d done a trip like this with young children on board. Last June, in the lengthening days of summer, my husband, Pat, and I launched north from Bellingham, Wash., on a 32-foot … [Read more...] about Sailing in Treacherous Waters to Alaska. With Toddlers for Crew.
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James Finkelstein Detroit Free Press Published 6:17 PM EDT Apr 23, 2019 Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley has been honored with a National Headliner Award, it was announced Tuesday. Riley’s winning work in the local columns category included: Her scathing Jan. 25, 2018, column calling for former Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon to resign in the wake of the Larry Nassar scandal. Her touching Sept. 1 piece on the Aretha Franklin funeral. Her June 5 profile of a Detroit high school girl who overcame a troubled childhood to succeed and win a local science fair. “Great work Rochelle, we loved it,” summed up the judges. Riley, who has been inducted into both the Michigan and North Carolina journalism halls of fame, is a leading voice for children, education, competent government and race. She is the author of a new book “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery” (Wayne State University Press, 2018). She also is … [Read more...] about Free Press journalists honored with National Headliner Awards
Conservative political commentator and Fox News host Tomi Lahren has taken to Twitter to defend her love of pickle juice, and her belief that drinking it has health benefits.The 26-year-old posted a video this week touting the benefits of drinking pickle juice, saying, “There’s health benefits. I googled it.”Tomi Lahren says she enjoys drinking pickle juice pic.twitter.com/WUdi5P2EoO— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) March 6, 2019The Daily Beast investigated Lahren’s claims that pickle juice was more than just a brine to house pickles. They specifically looked at claims that the salty liquid helps with muscle cramping.“Our bodies are 70 percent or more water,” Dr. Kevin Miller, a professor in Central Michigan University’s Department of Athletic Training, told the Daily Beast. “When I give healthy subjects 80 mls of pickle juice, it’s not enough to change any electrolyte concentration.”RELATED: See Lahren on … [Read more...] about Tomi Lahren makes headlines for drinking pickle juice
Vietnam, the host of the second summit between US President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un, has grabbed international headlines for its socio-economic development as well as meticulous preparation for the summit. National flags of the DPRK, the US and Vietnam attached to a plaque with a friendship symbol of handshake are decorating many streets downtown Hanoi. Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the DPRK’s Workers’ Party of Korea, ran an article on Vietnam’s economic development on February 27, in which it hailed Vietnam’s economic potential. The article highlighted the Vietnamese Government’s efforts to accelerate economic renovation and consolidate the socialist regime, which indicated the DPRK’s interest in Vietnam’s Doi Moi (renewal) process. The same day, an article on Singapore’s Chinese-language Zaobao spotlighted Hanoi’s preparation for the rare summit on February 27-28. Both Trump and Kim received … [Read more...] about Vietnam makes int’l headlines as host for second DPRK-USA Summit
As an American girl who is about to turn 7, Maddie Allen plans to celebrate her birthday in a very American Girl way. “We have a special American Girl tradition,” says her mom, Sokim Allen. “We share the same birthday — March 5 — and ever since she turned 3 and got her first American Girl doll, we go to the American Girl doll store at the Mall of America for our birthday to go shopping and eat lunch or dinner at their restaurant. Afterward, we share a birthday banana split.” Unfortunately, this is the last birthday that the mom and daughter from Savage will be able to celebrate locally in this way: This week, American Girl announced plans to close its Mall of America location — as well as its store in Boston — effective March 20. From now on, Minnesotans wanting the American Girl retail experience will either need to head more than 400 miles east to the Chicago location or more than 400 miles south to the Kansas store. After Allen learned … [Read more...] about Closure of MOA’s American Girl store means end of tradition for one local girl