COMMENTARY Five takeaways from the Patriots’ 35-14 win over the Giants, which moves Bill Belichick’s team to 6-0 on the season … CLOSER THAN IT SHOULD’VE BEEN The Giants calling timeout with 2:40 to play in the first half, with the Patriots facing a manageable third down near midfield, said a lot about the state of New England’s offense. At that stage, New York had confidence it could thwart a conversion — and if not, that they’d quell the drive soon after. To that point, the Pats had held the ball for almost 34 of the game’s 51 minutes, or twice as long as the Giants. They’d intercepted Daniel Jones three times, and allowed the Giants to convert on only two third downs. They’d opened the scoring for the evening by returning a blocked punt for a touchdown. And yet their lead was just 21-14. Kyle Van Noy’s 22-yard fumble return padded that by seven more points on the possession that followed, and so in the end the … [Read more...] about 5 takeaways from the Patriots’ 35-14 win over the Giants
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Every year, Southern California theme parks go all out for Halloween. These parks have something for everyone, from ghouls, ghosts, and gore at events geared toward adults to spooky (but not scary) character encounters and plenty of candy at events designed for the whole family. It’s worth mentioning that you should always consult a Halloween guide to your favorite theme parks before bringing kids to after-hours events. Many theme parks go above and beyond when it comes to scaring visitors, and some Halloween theme park events can be too intense even for tweens and young teens. In this Halloween theme park guide, I discuss how the theme parks of Southern California celebrate Halloween, the Halloween events at each theme park, and tips for making the most of your fall visit. Table of Contents Disneyland® Halloween TimeUniversal Studios® Hollywood’s Halloween Horror NightsKnott’s Berry Farm®: Knott’s Scary Farm and Knott’s … [Read more...] about A Halloween Guide to Southern California Theme Parks
Updated: September 12, 2019 So you want to learn a second language? Good. In my humble opinion, everyone should learn another language. But let me first say- it’s not easy. In fact, it’s really hard. But, it’s also incredibly satisfying, fun and rewarding. And not to mention useful. Table of Contents What is fluency?1. Learn as much as possible before you go abroad.2. Immerse yourself.3. Live with a host family.4. Carry around a notebook and pocket dictionary.5. Absorb media in your target language. 6. Try a language exchange.7. Make a serious effort to remember every word.8. Get a boyfriend or girlfriend who speaks your target language.9. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.10. Don’t be afraid to be pushy when necessary.And most importantly, don’t give up. You can do this.What didn’t work for me:Apps that can help you learn:Books that can help:So what makes me an expert anyway?Enjoyed this post? Subscribe here! What is fluency? Fluent … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Becoming Fluent in a Second (or Third!) Language
Back when I was a kid, in the latchkey ’70s, there was a communal understanding that certain acts of low-level vandalism and bullying were going to transpire on Halloween. Eggs were going to be chucked. Pumpkins were going to be smashed. Doorbells were going to be rung then ditched. While I’m technically not advocating for any of these activities, I do remember the sheer thrill of Halloween as being drenched with this sense of anarchic peril. You kind of never knew what was going to happen, what you might see (some neighborhood mom in her slip!), or who you might encounter (a roving band of marauding teens intent on snatching your hard-won treasure). Would you be the kid who dared to bite into the caramel apple booby-trapped by some maniac with a razor blade, and if so, what would it feel like to have your tongue sheared in half? OK, that looks horrifying on paper. But Halloween used to represent the closest a kid could get to a world free from parental oversight. … [Read more...] about Congrats, parents. You’re ruining Halloween.
You can rest your mind assure That I’ll be loving you always They’re not here because of a medical crisis — not in the way emergency rooms define it. There are no wounds to be tended or surgeries to be performed. There is hunger, addiction, and homelessness along Methadone Mile. A half dozen twentysomethings get out of the car and get to work. They hand out bottled water, ripe bananas, and freshly cooked protein pasta primavera. “Are you hungry?” “You want some pasta?” “How about a banana?” Every Sunday since June, Celsea Tibbitt has cooked and delivered a couple hundred meals each week. She’s given out over 1,800 meals in four months with just a few friends. People on the sidewalks, some coming from Methadone Mile and nearby parking lots where Bostonians experiencing homelessness and addiction gather, are grateful. Some put the food in their backpacks. Others go tell friends so they can eat. A few find a … [Read more...] about The angel on Methadone Mile