Big, cannon-shaped lights up in the rafters rattled, and as he watched, a suspended, circular LED screen began to swing from side to side, like a pendulum. Cables attached to the topmost corners of the structure dragged large concrete slabs . Raddin ...
December 27, 2015
The Old Man's Word Ghaib Tu`ma Farman
He placed his ears against the wood of the door and examined, under a canopy of darkness, the lower level of the courtyard, the narrow windows of the cellar, part of the clay water pot, the last three steps of the staircase, the lower part of the ...
September 20, 2015
Cozy cottage has hands-on touch
While the traditional definition of a cottage house describes a simple design, today's cottage house plans are characterized by pale paint colors, distressed surfaces, humble fabrics and found treasures. Almeida was the one who suggested having the ...
September 17, 2015
No simulated sex; texting lane; pot pollution
Both sides said Mackay suffered emotional distress and a mental defect because of ongoing bullying by his brother-in-law Jesse Waugh, who was the intended target. They said Waugh had assaulted Mackay two months before the attack. Christopher had ...
When Cops Break Bad: Inside a Police Force Gone Wild
Brandenburg's announcement resonated far beyond New Mexico, as the pendulum seems to be swinging against police departments' use of violence to enforce the law. The U.S. Justice Department in the past five years has launched 22 investigations into ...
January 29, 2015
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty review – startling stories from the ...
That particular pendulum of medical training may be reaching the end of its arc; in the UK, at least, there are hopeful signs that we may be swinging back towards a more personalised, respectful and mutually negotiated model of medical care. End-of ...
April 17, 2015
11 Remarkable Holiday Gifts Literally Made From Detroit's Trash And Abandoned ...
Many of the other items here that use wood owe a lot to Reclaim Detroit. Founded in 2011, it's the city's destination for artists, entrepreneurs and contractors who want to purchase reclaimed wood. The organization gets materials by deconstructing ...
December 12, 2014
And when the story is way past due, it’s difficult to think about anything other than how in the hell you’re going to finish it. The work follows me home, where I sit on the couch and stare silently at the television. And I like to think that the retelling of those stories is the better for it. — Evan West, author. Shannon Raddin watched with dread as a tethered balloon whipped wildly above the crowd. She and her 10-year-old daughter, Jade Walcott, were waiting for the Sugarland concert to begin. They had traveled 120 miles to see the band perform at the Indiana State Fair, and waited nearly four hours in line before taking their places in the “Sugarpit,” one row back, center stage. Raddin, a caterer and real-estate agent from northern Kentucky, near Cincinnati, and her daughter had already attended two Sugarland concerts together. They had road-tripped to see the group a few months earlier in Nashville, where they danced in the Sugarpit just a few feet away from singer Jennifer Nettles. Standing up close was awesome, Raddin thought, so she decided to buy Sugarpit passes again for the show in Indianapolis. After the opening act, by singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, a man behind Raddin held up an ominous radar image on his smartphone.
As a pioneer of contemporary Iraqi fiction, Ghaib Tu`ma Farman (1927-1990) may have been too geographically removed from the literary center to enjoy the critical acclaim offered to authors of his stature. Born in Baghdad 1927, he came of literary age in the 1950’s with the publication of his first short story collection in 1954 and formed friendships with other literary figures of his time such as Fuad al-Takarli and Abd al-Wahhab al-Bayyati. After a number of perilous encounters with the state and its censorship, leading to his citizenship being revoked temporarily in 1957, Farman left to Moscow in 1960 where he spent the remainder of his life in exile until his death in 1990. While... Farman’s fiction is characterized by its brilliant artistic treatment of the turbulent and transformative years of the 1940’s and 1950’s. In their variegated portrayal of Iraqi society, his novels often feature the exiled, the downtrodden, and the... Very little of Farman’s work has been translated to English. The following is a short story from his collection, Alam al-Sayyid Maʻruf. This book, published in 1982, includes an eponymous novella and a number of other short stories written over a span of a few decades.
It took a full year from pouring the cement, working together with a Lafayette-based developer, then finally moving in last December, but Cindy Bryson, 63, called the process “a labor of love. The Bryson’s 2,400-square-foot home is one of about 80 lots in the Audubon Square community off Tiger Bend Road near Antioch Road. When Cindy Bryson, a retired pharmacist, and Paul Bryson, a 63-year-old chemical engineer, decided to downsize from the Woodlawn Estates home they had lived in for 26 years, they searched for a move-in ready house. “We couldn’t find exactly what we wanted,” Cindy said, explaining that they sought a traditional neighborhood development where each house looked unique “like the old-time neighborhoods. Cindy loved her sister’s cottage-style farmhouse in Lafayette and decided to hire her sister’s developer, Dennis Almeida, of Providence Design & Build, to design and build their new home on a corner lot in the Audubon Square subdivision. “He has that New England flavor,” Cindy said, adding the couple had fallen in love with the New England area during a trip up north several years ago. While the traditional definition of a cottage house describes a simple design, today’s cottage house plans are characterized by pale paint colors, distressed surfaces, humble fabrics and found treasures. Almeida was the one who suggested having the exterior of the home’s white brick fireplace face the front yard and to the right of the spacious, gray-painted front porch.
No money, no police force
Wood Street is checkered with boarded windows, and the names of former businesses linger — Mel’s Shoe Repair, the African Store, an old sweet shop. In this financially distressed town ... of a patrol car around the clock and worked out a contract ...
January 14, 2016
Coronado Boathouse Can Still Outwit Mother Nature
After almost 130 years of sitting on wooden pilings in Glorietta Bay ... swinging to and fro like a clock pendulum. It hadn’t actually rented boats for years, despite the signage. The building was owned by the City of Coronado but Larry Lawrence ...
January 12, 2016
Coronado’s Oldest Restaurant Building Outlasts Mother Nature
After almost 130 years of sitting on wooden pilings in Glorietta Bay ... swinging to and fro like a clock pendulum. It hadn’t actually rented boats for years, despite the signage. This brochure, donated by Patrick Goddard, shows the role the Boathouse ...
January 7, 2016
What’ll tomorrow bring?
Their houses, made of wood, are covered with palm fronts ... throughout the day and the only way to differentiate between night and day is to check the clock. In many towns, oil pipelines are not underground. They are in the open. And often they burst ...
January 7, 2016
An Artist Stands Before Her Fun House Mirror
like a white net canopy befitting a fairy-tale princess and a Felix the Cat clock with a pendulum tail. On every surface were snowdrifts of stuff: piles of clothing, toiletries, plastic sunglasses. On her desk, a bra and a half-eaten granola bar shared ...
January 6, 2016
10 fun gadgets 'Unveiled' at CES 2016
You can tap it it to send out a distress signal including your location as well as ... Hunter Smart Fans Hunter announced two smart ceiling fans, the plastic Symphony and the wooden Signal. Working with Apple’s HomeKit automation system, the fans can ...
January 6, 2016
Which direction should wood planks run from front door?
We're building a new home and LOVE the distressed wood look in the model. The wood runs from the front door all the way thru the house to the back patio door - includes the great room, kitchen, pantry and two hallways. The builder installed the planks ...
December 29, 2015