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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Opinion PUBLISHED: 17:40 25 February 2019 | UPDATED: 17:40 25 February 2019 Liz Nice Wales' Josh Navidi (centre) shows the resilence that inspired Liz against England in Cardiff on Saturday. PHOTO: David Davies/PA Wire. PA Wire Liz Nice didn’t even like rugby - until she watched Wales beat England on Saturday and her opinion was transformed. Here’s why... I almost died before I was born. My mother was walking in Wales while pregnant with me when she started to experience the telltale signs of miscarriage.Fortunately for me (and the world?!), a passing van picked her up, racing her to the nearest hospital where I was saved by a doctor called Gareth, after whom I was to be named. Whether this was because Gareth saved me, or because of his particular charms (which I gather were substantial), history does not record. Either way, he made enough of an impression to ensure that, as I could not oblige him with a naming due to the gender issue, … [Read more...] about Why rugby beats football and how I became a proud supporter of Wales
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’
Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Feb 17, 2019 LAKELAND, Fla. — Casey Mize wants to clarify something. He has heard the narrative building around Tiger Town, the Detroit Tigers' spring training home, about how he’s the first one at the complex every morning. A reporter asks if it’s meant to set a tone for the rest of the team, and he just wants to be honest. “There are guys here earlier than me,” he said, shaking his head, trying to dispel any notion that he is working harder than the rest. “I think it’s just, I know what I have to do every day. I just have to get here early enough to get that done and honestly, if people look at that and see positives, then that’s great. But for me, I’m just getting here trying to do what I need to do to prepare each day.” It is late Thursday morning and Mize is talking to reporters before heading into the weight room. An hour earlier, he was … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers’ Casey Mize thriving at spring training. Here’s why
Constance Jordan who lost her husband of 30 years last May, cried all day after learning she may be deported. The 57-years-old Florida native vowed to fight a decision to deny her leave to stay in Derry as the bereaved widow of Martin Jordan who died from throat cancer last year. Constance broke down in tears after reading a letter from the Home Office’s Visas & Immigration section which dropped through her Hawthorn Drive letter box last Thursday.“I cried all day in between trying to contact people,” she said.The letter advised that her application for settlement in Derry was refused and that she was now likely to be removed from the jurisdiction.“I’ve two weeks to file for an Administrative Review,” she told the ‘Journal’. The Home Office has stated that on the nine times Constance has entered the UK since 1988, she’s done so as a visitor.And under their rules in order to be entitled to “indefinite leave to remain as … [Read more...] about ‘Thirty years of marriage to an Irishman…that’s why I’m fighting deportation now’