Why I'm not buying an Apple Watch... yet
I have several to choose from - from beater Casios to an Omega - and yet most of the time I'm watchless and tell the time by looking at my iPhone, or my Macs, or the clock in my car, or just eyeballing the sun and going for a guesstimate. In fact, I've ...
April 9, 2015
Spalding folk concert hits high note
Such a night was Wednesday when the Canadian trio Red Moon Road paid us a visit to start their UK and European tour. There was little In fine deference to their British hosts the trio gave us My Grandfather's Clock for a rousing encore. Looking ...
April 8, 2015
Lost in stacks at the public library
A large Grandfather Clock stood in one corner; I can still hear its drowsy chimes. Next came the Early on I got hooked on Grace and Carl Moon's Chi-Wee series: Chi-Wee, Story of an Indian Girl, Chi-Wee and Loki, Chi-Wee's White Boots. Loki was her ...
April 6, 2015
Alan Garner: Revelations from a life of storytelling
The Anglicans erected a church, with steeple; and the Methodists their chapel, with a steeple taller than the church's, housing a clock, which my grandfather wound and fettled for 57 years. I still have his oil bottle. The Anglicans dismantled their ...
April 2, 2015
Republican senator: Scrutiny of Iran nuclear deal essential
In this photo released by the Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the press in Jerusalem, Friday, April 3, 2015. Netanyahu said that he and his Cabinet are united in "strongly opposing" a framework ...
April 5, 2015
Clock Full of Insects
The earliest approach to chronicling time was probably related to obvious cycles in nature such as day and night, the phases of the moon and the changing of seasons. We may have That is how those tall clocks we call grandfather clocks work. These ...
March 27, 2015
Tegwin Matenaer: Create an art timepiece
These are all aspects of the concept of time. Simply put, the sun and moon dictate and give us a means of measuring time. For instance, I might choose a tall sculpted grandfather clock from the 1800s, but lay it on its side. The length will figure ...
March 28, 2015
For me, catching Kentucky games meant breakfast with coffee and beer. I walked through the already bustling streets in my bright blue shirt showing the word 'Kentucky' across the chest. Kentucky came and went out of the tournament this year and no one here cared, which was to be expected of course. There should be a folk song about a Kentucky fan separated from the herd during March. It was a strange feeling walking out onto the streets revved up and a little buzzed about a big win only to be reminded that it was nine in the morning and sensible folks were all at work. It was the first time in a long time that the cold sting of homesickness crept into my bones like chill of a Kentucky February. But they will never know me in the way that I am at home. They will only know me in the way that I am in Saigon, which is very different. On the flip, all of my loved ones at home will never know me as I am now. At the moment, I feel like two different people, and I will remain that way until I go back home to mesh my past with my present. But when the clock wound down at the end of that game and it was evident that this wouldn't be the year for the Cats, the only thing I wanted was to be back in Kentucky with people who knew.
I’ll be honest here, my children watch a fair bit of TV – probably more than they should and I’d love to say that I’m working on fixing that but right now. Having said that I’m not much of a one for doing lots of outdoorsy things in the winter months, and lots of time indoors is less chaotic if everyone is sat still for the odd half hour engrossed in the ever changing challenges of deep sea life... My kids aren’t too fussy (well, actually they are very fussy in fits and starts) about what channel they watch. There might be some right old tosh on Cbeebies (see Kate and Mim Mim), but Numtums, Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures, Nina and the Neurons, all bring something a bit more worthy to the table. Having said that, letting the children set the agenda on Nina… possibly not such a great idea – why are washing machines noisy. Wouldn’t it be great, just once, to see a small child ask Nina to explain what existed before the Big Bang. And Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures may leave your child totally clued up on the main feeding habits of a tricerotops but then again it may leave them with the impression that time travelling via grandfather clock is a neat alternative to taking the... From what I can see the Milkshake schedule likes to stick to the good old tradition of ‘life lessons’ and morality tales – like the ongoing battle between Nanny Plum and the Wise Old Elf in Ben and Holly – magic (cheating) vs. good old fashion...
The burnt orange hues of daylight burst across the sky in scattered fragments, reflecting on the snow in a copper tint. A man passed, wearing a blue hat over his long grey hair, and I watched him as he tried not to slip on the concealed slabs of ice that graced the paths after the harsh darkness of night. As the sun reached higher in the sky, the daylight slowly turned from a scorched red to a hundred different tones of blue, lilac and yellow. a quiet and motionless morning on the farm began my day. My life on the farm was somewhat tedious and mind-numbing, but then equally as tranquil as I have the run of the place to myself, alone with my thoughts. and since then I have ran the farm alone. It’s been three years and the farm house has not changed since her death. the ancient grandfather clock still endlessly ticks away behind the two paisley patterned armchairs, one of which had a thick layer of dust that seems never-ending. Stepping out into the nippy air, I brace myself for the inevitable stench of the farm. The sun is now midway into the air. the sky a glassy blue which could smash at any moment. As I work, I watch the sun and the sky.
Bad Iran deal foretold in ‘blood moon’ celestial signs?
He found a positive sign almost immediately in Genesis 1:14, the verse in which God creates the sun and the moon. A literal English translation ... God, “the master time keeper, wants us to be aware of his clock,” said Biltz. This is why his ...
April 2, 2015
Her arresting 2013 debut novel "The Shadow of the Crescent Moon," first published in India and the U.K ... a world that hints at Bhutto's own experiences of family tragedy. (Grandfather, father and aunt Benazir were all murdered.) As the hours and ...
April 3, 2015