Ravilious review – exhilarating, enthralling and outstandingly beautiful
The secret door in the kitchen-garden wall, the scrubbed table bearing a fresh new loaf for tea, the rolling Wiltshire hills with pictures of horses cut into the chalk: it looks at first like the enchanted world of childhood. His paintings ask you to ...
April 5, 2015
Find weekend fun in our events calendar
845-340-8051. Uncle Willy's Tavern and Kitchen — 31 N. Front St., Kingston. 7 p.m. Thursdays, Jazz jam hosted by Matthew Finck Trio; 7 p.m. March 20, The 11 O'Clock Blues Band; 7 p.m. March 21, The Jailbreakers featuring Donnie Chiebba. 845-853-8049 ...
March 19, 2015
Shelter Tails Wish list
Shelters depend on the generosity of the community to sustain them. The following items are needed: Animal Hospice of New York: Small snow blower to clean chicken and goat areas. 382-2435. Goshen Humane Society: Monetary donations for vet bills and ...
March 14, 2015
Flat Top Larry's & Blush coming to downtown Fort Myers
To start, the duo plans to stay open around the clock on weekends but hope that, as the downtown area continues to see increased traffic, they will extend the overnight schedule to weekdays. ALaCarte lead photo 2 Located in the Estero Ridge Plaza ...
March 3, 2015
Bars and clubs
692-3227. briansbackyardbbq.com. BSP Lounge: 323 Wall St., Kingston. 481-5158. bsplounge.com. Brothers Barbecue: Open mic, 2402 Route 32, Vails Gate. 534-4227. thebrothersbarbecue.com. Bubba's BBQ: Karaoke, 1568 Route 17B, White Lake, 7 p.m. ...
March 6, 2015
Learning Mexican Cooking From Diana Kennedy
There was no nail-biting, clock-watching moment as I waited for a seafood delivery from the Lobster Place, the fishmonger in Chelsea Market, which has just begun offering an online delivery service. It arrived as promised, early in the window of 1 to 4 ...
December 29, 2014
Thursday, March 12. “Silhouette of a Woman” fashion show: 6 p.m., The Bardavon, Poughkeepsie. Benefits Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, which funds support services for people affected by breast cancer in the eight counties of the Hudson Valley....
March 10, 2015
The morning was devoted to publishing last week’s post on the blog, chasing a pheasant out of the back garden (twice) and pursuing a hummingbird hawk moth without managing to get a photograph. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the moth so early in the year. I was wearing the wrong glasses and, until I realised that it was hovering, my first impression was that it was a bumblebee. I checked the butterfly conservation website and found out that 28 sightings of hummingbird hawk moths have been recorded on the mainland since the beginning of 2015, mainly in the south and east of England. I support Scotland but everyone beats Scotland and it is too depressing to watch. So I left Tim to watch the rugby and did some work in the garden. First, I cut off the end of the dead holly trunk that blew down across the ditch during winter. The holly trunk was too thick to cut through easily with the short blade on the electric saw but I battled away, using the electric saw and a hand saw alternately, and I finally won. The rest of the trunk doesn’t get in the way and will be left in place - unless we get someone in to cut it up with a chainsaw. After that I cut off some dead branches on the old senecio and pruned a cotoneaster. I thought of pruning the big apple tree but decided that it was a two man job and should wait for a non-rugby day.
Ended up reading Wikipedia for a bit, then my boss came around and I told him what was up -- and learned one of the scanners was sick, leaving just one to handle the load. Went downstairs to talk with her with him, and it was decided that, since I had nothing to type, I should help scan in stuff so there'd be more of a buffer. -->Incident One: We couldn't log into the other guy's account when we fired up his computer, so I used mine, and being Windows 8, it took its sweet-ass time getting started. -->Incident Two: While waiting for the computer to get its act together, I tried learning the scanning program on my coworker's computer. The program proceeded to do something similar to but not quite freezing, forcing a shutdown -- and the installation of 51 updates, meaning we were BOTH stuck for a while. -->Incident Three: The other computer finally cooperated, and I started learning how to scan -- and then we accidentally deleted all the work I'd done trying to delete a page I'd accidentally duplicated. -->Incident Four: Coworker's version of the program did that weird "semi-frozen" dealie again, necessitating another shutdown and another surprise installation of updates. -->Despite all this, we somehow managed to be productive and get a bunch of records scanned in, so I should be able to finish off the week doing the job I was actually hired for.
Back to the Fields by Ruth Ewan at Camden Arts Centre is an exhibition rooted deeply in time: in the historical time of post-revolutionary France, in the very particular time determined by the French Republican Calendar and its manifestation here... It begins with a decimal clock, which hangs on the wall next to a door into the second room. This particular clock resembles the one in my kitchen and it is only a moment after my habitual glance that I realise something is not quite right. the time it is measuring is different to the time I have existed within all my life – the time on the wall is not the time on my wrist. I might have found some comfort in following a third hand around the clock face and gauging the length of a decimal second or minute, but there is no third hand. Both the clock and the calendar represent an ‘other’ system of time created and implemented during the French Revolution, and used by the French government from 1793 to 1805. In French Revolutionary Time, a year was divided into twelve months,... Days were divided into ten decimal hours, made up of one hundred decimal minutes, made up of one hundred decimal seconds.