Buglers, drummers, cannons of wars
A solid shot was a 3-pound iron ball that could travel about a mile. Grape shot looks like grapes, and canister shot sprayed musket-ball sized pellets. He likened it to an alarm clock that keeps going and going. Soldiers kind of resented the ...
September 9, 2015
Why Jim Harbaugh and Michigan May Not Live Happily Ever After
And when no one was looking, little Jim loved to sneak into the head coach's office and sit in the chair of Bo Schembechler, where for a few heartbeats he would pretend he was the Wolverines' top man, telling players to do things “the Michigan way ...
September 1, 2015
Shelter from the storm: Vienna's new cool, affordable Magdas hotel is staffed ...
A converted old-age home, Magdas is pretty cool, with each room decorated differently with things like old-style alarm clocks, crocheted throw pillows and the hotel's own brand of soap in refillable containers. Borrowable tablets are available at ...
September 12, 2015
Louisville's Eric Porter lives the bike dream
It's 4:30 a.m. in the small mountain town of Heber, Utah and Louisville native Eric Porter is just reaching for his alarm clock. He carefully tiptoes his way through his log cabin morning He lives in the top bike destination in the world and spends ...
August 20, 2015
5 Tips for Hosting Out-of-Town Guests
When you live in a cool apartment or hip neighborhood in the city, it happens: People want to come visit. House guests are a fun Your list should also include your guest's travel itinerary. This way, there is no All rooms should also have an ...
August 20, 2015
Why I stayed married to my gay husband
We sat at the kitchen table and talked and cried. I realised then that there's a difference in finding out about an infidelity, and that your partner is gay. As Sara Hirst recalled at the weekend: "I was shocked, but - it was almost like, 'Oh, you're ...
September 11, 2015
Juventus vs Chievo Preview: Top meets bottom as Juve aim to arrest slide
Their worst fears, however, were soon realised when Miralem Pjanic curled a sumptous free-kick into the top corner and beyond the reach of Gianluigi Buffon. That Iago Falque was able to hook the ball back into the penalty area for Edin Džeko to double ...
September 11, 2015
The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen Greg Jones, dressed a soldier from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, helps Luke Bennard, 7, try on his jacket during Bennett Place's �United States Military Through the Ages� event on Sunday,... The Herald-Sun | Christine T. Nguyen Greg Jones, dressed a soldier from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, helps Luke Bennard, 7, try on his jacket during Bennett Place's �United States Military Through the Ages� event on Sunday,... At the site of the largest surrender of the Civil War, historic interpreters shared facts not only about the War Between the States but the American Revolution, the War of 1812, World War I and World War II. For Memorial Day, Bennett Place... A solid shot was a 3-pound iron ball that could travel about a mile. Grape shot looks like grapes, and canister shot sprayed musket-ball sized pellets. As the opposition approached within 600 to 800 yards, grape shot was used, then canister shots for 400 to 600 yards.
It was the dead of the northern winter—he’d only recently moved to Ann Arbor—and now in the early-morning darkness he steered his car on a winding route, one that was littered with memories. He passed Tappan Middle School, where he once roamed the halls and dreamed of being Michigan’s starting quarterback. He spotted houses where old buddies once lived, yards where he once played pickup football games, porches that he used to throw newspapers onto as an afternoon paperboy. Jim Harbaugh eventually pulled into the parking lot outside of the football offices at the University of Michigan. Back when he was 11 years old, Harbaugh rode his bike to the Wolverines offices after school and ran around inside as if trying to evade imaginary tacklers. And when no one was looking, little Jim loved to sneak into the head coach’s office and sit in the chair of Bo Schembechler, where for a few heartbeats he would pretend he was the Wolverines' top man, telling players to do things “the Michigan way. Harbaugh, a former Wolverine ball boy, savored every moment of this morning, reveling in the warm sensation of being home again. He had lived in Ann Arbor from the.
Refugees stream into Vienna’s Westbahnhof train station from Hungary, greeted by welcome banners. Dinis, 29, sits behind the reception desk at the newly opened Magdas boutique hotel, answering the phone. The hotel, with rates starting at $80 a night, is a real find in Vienna, where it can be tough to get a decent room for under $250. And as a result of the hotel’s unusual hiring policy, you can get directions to the opera house or advice on where... A converted old-age home, Magdas is pretty cool, with each room decorated differently with things like old-style alarm clocks, crocheted throw pillows and the hotel’s own brand of soap in refillable containers. The whole place feels like the sort of hotel Mary Tyler Moore’s nun character might have spent a few months in while she figured herself out after falling in love with Elvis in Change of Habit: cool, austere, a little bit noble. The hotel is run by Caritas Wien, the local chapter of a worldwide Catholic charity, and it is as much a political statement as it is an inexpensive hotel right next to the city’s Prater park. Magdas opened in February with the intention of employing only refugees and people with refugee histories, both to give them jobs, and to show the rest of Austria, which is on the front lines of the current global refugee crisis, that something...