“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” That quote from Mary Oliver has been ringing in my head this past week, ever since I got an e-mail from a writer friend– a very, very talented writer friend, who nevertheless is not writing. She’s in a dry […]
Am I getting better about tracking down more events, or are more events being scheduled as this thing called beer gets bigger?! Around 40 events in the next seven days. Just reading this should work...
Tired of fretting about government shutdowns? Budget lapses would be a thing of the past under a new proposal from a House Democrat who wants to put an end to them for good. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) said this week that he is seeking co-sponsors for a “Shut Down the Shutdowns Act” that would automatically extend existing appropriations levels for […]
It’s been known for some time that Infiniti is planning a crossover version of its upcoming Q30 compact hatch, and this week, at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, we've been given our first official look at the vehicle thanks to a new concept car. The concept is called the “QX30”, and it is essentially a thinly-veiled preview of...
Economists are zeroing in on one key gauge of economic health to judge if the recovery is gaining speed
The good news is that North Lanarkshire Council will meet next week to ratify the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on equal pay. Now until this is signed and sealed there is no 'final' agreement, but I do not expect things to unravel...Show More Summary
This week’s Reading the Collections gives me the perfect excuse to look at some of the work of one of my favorite botanical illustrators and to take a close look […]
The debate about whether smartphone addiction is real or we just really like our mobiles has taken another twist this week as researchers from the University of Derby claim that smartphones should come with a health warning. As The Guardian...Show More Summary
Are we heading into a new Cold War? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, we revisit Vladimir Putin’s empire building plans and the Mail on Sunday’s Peter Hitchens debates… Continue reading The post Podcast: Putin’s empire building, Osborne’s election plans and what Ukip want appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The flocks of soberly suited men massing in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People this week may not inspire flights of political fancy. But as China’s most high-profile political meetings of the year kick off, one can make one’s way through...Show More Summary
At the Games Developer Conference this week Xbox Chief Phil Spencer revealed Microsoft’s plans to bring Xbox One games to the AR headset that was talk of the town at the Windows 10 event in January this year and has … Continue readi...
Welcome back to Groom’s Week on Bridal Musings. This week we’re giving brides a few days off and letting the guys take over! We’ve been talking Groom’s Attire 101, how to be the best, best man ever, and schooling you in traditions of the Groom’s Cake. And now it’s time to discuss perhaps the most daunting […]
Grab some coffee and take a look at what I’ve been saving up for you this week: Declaring Evernote bankruptcy You know how you get overwhelmed by a thousand emails in your email box? Then you simply decide to delete all of them, read or not, to get back to zero? That’s email bankruptcy. But […]
The Formula One world had cause to celebrate this week as it learned the Manor Marussia team would be on the grid for the first race of the season. Manor will fly out to the Australian Grand Prix having succeeded in their bid to modify their 2014 car to meet the 2015 regulations. Show More Summary
Here’s what I’ve saved up from the career Internet for you this week: Glassdoor blog takes a look at how to pick your job references It’s an important subject: 5 tips to choose your best job references LinkedIn is the 800-pound elephant in the room — or is it? MarketWatch takes a hard look at […]
Staging an ISIS kidnapping as a wedding prank might sound like one of the worst ideas anybody has ever had—but luckily for Egyptian groom Ahmed Shehata, his bride got the joke. At the wedding this week, Shehata's relatives burst into the wedding hall wearing masks and forced the couple...
In this week’s Green Felt Journal, I take a look at what the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is actually going to do with the Riviera site: Construction on the Global Business District is expected to begin in the next couple of years and unfold over the next decade. If executed along the lines […]
If you’re a fan of new cars built and styled just like the classics, then there’s a company that may just be right for you. It’s called the "Morgan Motor Company", and at the Geneva Motor Show this week the British outfit rolled out a new version of its Aero 8 sports car. The Aero 8 is Morgan’s most modern design, though...
As the eyes of the nation turn to Alabama this week to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, it gives us a moment to reflect on the progress we’ve made since that time, including the election of the nation’s first African-American president, and the work that remains ahead for the “Joshua generation.”
The wife of Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell reportedly wrote: “I do not trust muzlims no matter what.” A Washington state prosecutor insisted this week this his wife’s racist views on Muslims would have no impact on how he handled his cases. Show More Summary