After the Patriots traded for former Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett on March 8, many speculated whether younger brother Martellus, who spent part of two seasons with New England, would come out of retirement to join him. Then on Sunday, Martellus took to Instagram to put an end to the rumors, explaining why he will not be making an NFL comeback next season. Though the former tight end has always wanted to play with his brother, his current commitments with his company, The Imagination Agency, far outweigh his desire to return to football: “This is why I can’t come out of retirement. I would love to play ball with my brother it would truly be a dream come true. But my biggest dream is to change lives with my creativity and that is what I am currently doing [at the Imagination Agency],” Bennett, who recently wrote “Dear Black Boy,” wrote on Instagram. “These kids don’t need another athlete to look up to or to aspire to be there’s … [Read more...] about Martellus Bennett explains why he won’t come out of retirement to join his brother on the Patriots
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Dave McNary, provided by Published 8:33 am PST, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Emma Thompson explains in a scathing letter why she dropped out of the voice cast of Skydance Animation’s upcoming film “Luck.” Emma Thompson does not what to work with John Lasseter. Emma Thompson does not what to work with John Lasseter. Photo: MJ Photos/BAFTA/Shutterstock Photo: MJ Photos/BAFTA/Shutterstock Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Emma Thompson does not what to work with John Lasseter. Emma Thompson does not what to work with John Lasseter. Photo: MJ Photos/BAFTA/Shutterstock Emma Thompson Wrote a Letter About Why She Won’t Work With John Lasseter 1 / 5 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about Emma Thompson Wrote a Letter About Why She Won’t Work With John Lasseter
Duck, the Danish Christmas number one. Photo: Thomas Borberg/Polfoto/Ritzau Christmas Dinner is associated with some variation of turkey and roast potatoes for millions, particularly in Anglophone countries. Not so for the Danes, who generally eat duck or pork at Christmas (and their celebrations take place mainly on Christmas Eve, rather than December 25th). Denmark’s tradition of eating pork is connected to the Scandinavian country’s history as an agricultural society in the 19th century. Pork was stored in brine by pig farmers and was preferably eaten before spending too long in the salty preserve. With November the traditional month for pig farmers to slaughter livestock, flæskesteg – the pork roast with thick, salty crackling (flæskesvær in Danish) became a staple of Danish Christmas lunches. Like households in the English-speaking world, Danes tend to stick to their Christmas traditions, keeping to the same festive routines for … [Read more...] about Why do Danes eat duck and pork at Christmas?
opinion Brian Dickerson Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EST Dec 16, 2018 When I speak to an audience of older Free Press readers, I like to ask how many remember what they were doing the day President Richard Nixon was impeached. It's a trick question, of course. Nixon was never impeached, much less convicted by the U.S. Senate — although many who were around to witness the implosion of his presidency remember differently. A congressional committee did report three articles of impeachment — the equivalent of counts in a criminal indictment — to the U.S.House of Representatives late in July 1974. More: Gov.-elect Whitmer to meet President Trump at White House Thursday More: Who's in charge? A White House resistance mystery | Opinion But before the full House could act, a delegation of Republican lawmakers visited the White House to warn Nixon that both his impeachment by the House and his conviction by … [Read more...] about Why Trump won’t be impeached
PUBLISHED: 21:00 11 December 2018 Charlotte Smith-Jarvis Eating alone doesn't have to be lonely Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto Archant Charlotte Smith-Jarvis likes to eat alone - and isn’t afraid to say it. I’m going to come across as a miserable hag, but allow me to explain to you why I love eating on my own.Now it’s not that I don’t enjoy the company of others. I don’t recoil in horror if approached by a kindly passer-by asking if I’m OK as I bite into my cheese scone (warm with salted butter please). And I’m not without options for dining companions when I want to grab something to eat. I’ve got a great network of friends, colleagues, neighbours and family who I thoroughly enjoy spending time with. But there’s something meditative and quite liberating about sitting down to eat alone.Perched at a café bench with just a paper or a gripping tome, it almost feels selfish and indulgent to take … [Read more...] about More of us are eating out alone