On a nearby chair, a black tote bag, stuffed to the point that it resembled an anvil, held folders filled with hundreds of nearly identical designs. She didn't On especially fervent nights, she has been so oblivious of the hour that she has ...
March 23, 2015
31st Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Auction
Apothecary; Federal canopy beds; Federal NH card tables; NH drop-panel bird's-eye maple chest; country sawbuck dining table; 18th C. Canted back floor cupboard in old color; early corner cupboards; country cupboard in old red paint, other good early ...
November 14, 2014
Tinder offers special-needs kids tender, loving care
He rolls a ball back to the child and holds letter or number cards for the children to read. The dog's gentle, calm demeanor also serves to reduce the children's anxiety. Studies show that therapy with dogs like Tinder is beneficial for children with ...
April 4, 2014
Dan Brown's Inferno: Ten years after The Da Vinci Code, master symbologist ...
Along the banks of the river Arno, I scramble, breathless . . . turning left on to Via dei Castellani, making my way northward, huddling in the shadows of the Uffizi. And still they pursue me. Their footsteps grow louder now as they hunt with ...
March 18, 2013
Tina Renton: I trained to be a lawyer... and jailed the stepfather who raped ...
The ticking clock above her desk sounded like a hammer as we sat in awkward silence for a moment. 'So, what do you mean, he's been she asked, her eyes turning into marble. The words speared my heart. When I turned 17, I'd built up enough ...
January 12, 2013
Antiques, Accessories, Custom, Art, Coins, and Native American
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Home Decor: Luxury bedding
Whether you are a constant business traveler or a now-and-then vacationer, odds are you've slept a night or two in a luxury hotel room. You know the kind -- gleaming marble bathrooms stocked with thick towels and fragrant lotions, comfy beds with crisp ...
September 21, 2012
Using a pencil and a ruler, Lonni Sue Johnson lovingly traced a blue line across a sheet of graph paper. Then she flipped the page on its side and began making a grid. On a nearby chair, a black tote bag, stuffed to the point that it resembled an anvil, held folders filled with hundreds of nearly identical designs. For Johnson, who is sixty-four, it never feels like time to stop. Many days, she draws so much—from rigid geometric compositions to winsome cartoon animals—that pencil shavings pile up on the floor like autumn leaves. Lately, Johnson draws for pleasure, but for three decades she had a happily hectic career as an illustrator, sometimes presenting clients with dozens of sketches a day. several other cards were sold for years at ’s gift shop. Johnson produced half a dozen covers for this magazine, including one, from 1985, that presented a sunny vision of an artist’s life: a loft cluttered with pastel canvases, each of them depicting a fragment of the skyline that is framed by a... Now Johnson is obsessed with making puzzles. Many times a day, she uses her grids as foundations for elaborate arrangements of letters on a page—word searches by way of Mondrian.
Dylan Volk, of Merritt Island, center, retrieves marbles from a pouch during a therapy session at 7ÊSenses Therapy in Melbourne, which uses Animal-Assisted Therapy. Moreover, he loves it. The golden retriever/Labrador mix is a facility dog at Seven Senses physical therapy in Melbourne, where Tinder's 40 young clients work through their special issues. "He helps motivate the children to complete various tasks that help improve their balance, coordination, strength and school-related tasks," therapist Lauren Flores said. In Florida, Tinder is one of 13 facility dogs provided at no cost to health care and educational institutions by Canine Companions for Independence. Tinder is the core of Seven Senses' animal-assisted therapy, which helps improve clients' physical, education, social, emotional and cognitive functioning. The kids ask Tinder to complete commands like "sock," in which he takes off the child's sockd or "trash," when Tinder places an unwanted item into the garbage bin. The children can hone their motor skills by dressing Tinder, who also serves as physical support when the child is attempting a new task that requires balance.
PROLOGUE I am the Shade. Through the dolent city, I flee. Through the eternal woe, I take flight. turning left on to Via dei Castellani, making my way northward, huddling in the shadows of the Uffizi. I pass behind the palazzo with its crenellated tower and one-handed clock. snaking through the early-morning vendors in Piazza di San Firenze with their hoarse voices smelling of lampredotto and roasted olives. Crossing before the Bargello, I cut west toward the spire of the Badia and come up hard against the iron gate at the base of the stairs. Here all hesitation must be left behind. I turn the handle and step into the passage from which I know there will be no return. spiralling skyward on soft marble treads, pitted and worn. The voices echo from below. They are behind me, unyielding, closing in. They do not understand what is coming. As I climb, the visions come hard.