Lake County's Geysers provides electricity, jobs — and tours
Around the clock, seven days a week, its 15 plants hum quietly and efficiently, cranking out 6 million megawatts of natural, clean energy a year, enough to supply 39 percent of the United States' geothermal generation, and 18 percent of California's ...
April 10, 2015
US Bank main lender on Embassy Suites project
Hilton said in announcing the hotel's opening that "with many historic details maintained, including a large clock that once graced the entry way, guests will delight in the preserved touches, yet appreciate how it seamlessly blends with a modern décor ...
April 8, 2015
General Election 2015: Attacks on Ed Miliband 'low rent and laughable' says ...
“The World Cup, to a large extent, is just an opportunity for high street shops to 'cash in', using special offers and social pressure to create a fake group mentality – Nationalism Asda style! "Having said this, I had the .. Mr Fallon also savaged ...
April 10, 2015
Colombia's treasures revealed
In fact, “Gabo” was everywhere, in street art, sculptures, plaques and a timeline adorning the entire outside wall of a huge library. A steep climb . But there was Gabo again, and an evocative line from Love in the Time of Cholera, which unfolds in ...
April 10, 2015
Pages from the past
What sells besides science-fiction and spirituality? New Zealand books are popular. For some reason there has been a run on classics over the past year. Crime writer Lee Child is consistent. The Hunger Games is big. And he can confirm that Dan Brown is ...
April 10, 2015
Tower of Guns review
They allow us to interact with objects near (the lunging zombie) and far (the high wall-mounted switch) with an ease and speed only rivalled by the bow and arrow (which, alas, doesn't provide quite the same racket or variation as its modern descendant ...
April 10, 2015
The Top 10 Baseball Films of All Time
One of my favorite baseball moments captured in a film won't be found on this list. That's partly due to the fact that the movie it appears in, City Slickers, isn't a baseball film, even if Billy Crystal opts for a Mets cap over a standard ten-gallon ...
Ten Secrets of Senior (Lead) Pastors – “Most pastors walk with a degree of uncertainty about our abilities to do the work we feel called to do. We intellectually know this is designed by God. But, we are human and the demands upon us and our insecurities in them can also make us question at times whether we have what it takes to do the work before us… A senior pastor’s insecurities can cause them to become overprotective of their... ” Interacting with Your Mormon Friends – “We Christians seem to have taken our worldview for granted. That’s because we, as Christians, mistakenly think Mormons are as loosely affiliated with their religious worldview as we are with ours. That’s simply not the case… Mormons don’t easily walk away from their faith, even when they’ve discovered it’s untrue. ” On The Religious Freedom Reformation Act – “One of the drawbacks of having friends on both sides of an issue is that they bombard you with articles and stories supporting their side of the issue and this is most likely to happen in our culture... My pastor sent me, and the rest of our church, link after link explaining ‘our’ side of the issue and making it clear that ‘their’ side was not only wrong but mean.
We’ve had nine applications for the maid’s position . Three were from girls who couldn’t spell, which the Lady of the House takes as an indication of laziness, and instantly rejected. Three from girls whose pictures disclosed figure flaws beyond even a Corset’s capacity to correct. The last three were all intriguing and after exchanges of correspondence we have scheduled interviews with each. We don’t specify any special clothing for our interviews – how a girl first presents herself is a wonderful indication of her understanding of the world. I opened the door to a petite girl. Dark brunette, closely cropped hair, minimum makeup – just lipstick in a pleasing pinkish nude shade and a bit of mascara. I took her well made woolen coat and could see that she had obviously thought carefully about her outfit. Two tick marks to Mady I thought:”Sir” was excellent sending a little pulse to my caged cock. Without the heel of her boots she was, at most, five feet three. She wore a nicely cut, below the knee black pencil skirt and a plain, very pale pink, woolen long sleeved sweater. Her nails, which I knew Hannah would look at carefully, were nicely filed and polished with the same pale pink as her lipstick. Her sweater and skirt fitted snuggly and she was blessed with a pleasingly rounded bottom and not terribly large but quite full breasts.
Fic: Writ in Water Gosh, it's been nearly a year since I posted anything here. But with all the LJ nostalgia floating around, I figured it would be a good time to drop in. And I come bearing fic. I finished this last year, and then RL descended on me and I never did get around to posting it. Until two days ago, when I posted it at AO3. Apparently it still feels a little strange to me not crossposting fic to LJ. Title: Writ in Water. Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (ACD). Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler (gen). An AO3 link is posted above if you prefer to read/comment there. A note on pairings: This is essentially gen, although there is some discussion of Irene’s relationship with Godfrey Norton, and it doesn’t take a very strong prescription of slash-goggles to read Holmes/Watson into it, even though Watson doesn’t... The idea of Holmes/Irene is discussed but ultimately dismissed by the characters in question. It would be a very foolish thing to write such a letter, let alone to send it. Even if he were able to set that paltry concern aside, every time he allowed himself to contemplate the task he could not conceive of anything suitable beyond the first...
Landmark Building Reopens as Embassy Suites in the Heart of Downtown Louisville
With many historic details maintained, including a large clock that ... blends with a modern décor for an intimate atmosphere. The ceiling boasts all original architecture that has been carefully restored to its beauty. One wall of the hotel features ...
April 8, 2015
Home and garden online strives to provide optimum designer home accessories
From outdoor dining set to fountains, water features and ponds, balcony and bar sets, under cover wicker, benches, casual lounges, large contemporary wall clocks, potted plant holders, arches, arbours and plants, bird baths, statues and all the heating and ...
April 6, 2015
A bitter pill: How Syria broke my grandfather's heart
And there, leaning against a wall ... kebab and a large metal tray of kunafa, a Levantine cheese dessert soaked in sugar syrup. When, on a Saturday evening in 2000, it was announced that Hafez al-Assad had died, the bustling Old Clock roundabout, which ...
April 5, 2015
Astley Castle: A Ruin Reinvented (and Available for Rent)
It has a large roster of rentals in notable historic ... Above: The bathrooms, too, are a mix of ancient and modern. Photograph via VPW magazine. Above: A bedroom with an old stone wall and sliding glass doors that open onto what the Landmark Trust ...
April 3, 2015
GTC 2015: NVIDIA Serves Current CAD Computing Models, Builds Out New Options, Part 2
Event Report: NVIDIA is not alone in pursuing virtual workstation technologies, which promise to make large projects available at any time ... securely, and round-the-clock to team members, wherever they happen to be. Doing so has gotten especially ...
April 2, 2015
Giant spiralling slides which were major hit at Tate Modern set to return to London gallery
THE giant spiralling slides which proved a huge hit at Tate Modern are returning ... will also include a large installation of the Belgian-born artist's signature creation, fly agaric mushrooms. Pill Clock (2011-15) is comprised of a ceiling-mounted ...
March 31, 2015
REKINDLES HALL OF FLAME: Superintendent James Braidwood
One of the most influential and progressive-thinking fire officers in modern history, James Braidwood ... The insurance companies that were paying a large portion of the brigade’s cost complained about the price of providing the present level of fire ...
March 30, 2015