Wagner Roofing's husband-wife team keeps the lid on Washington history
“We complement each other,” said Sheila, sitting at her desk in their Hyattsville headquarters. Chuck has literally climbed all over the nation's past, from Washington National Cathedral to the Old Post Office and Clock Tower, from Mahan Hall at ...
April 5, 2015
Peirce Mansion volunteers finish latest phase of restoration
SIOUX CITY | Joan Schurtz marvels at the beige wall she plastered and the wood floor she cleaned and polished as rays of light stream through stained glass windows in the Peirce Mansion's third-floor ballroom on Tuesday morning. "The floor was black in ...
April 4, 2015
Curious collections of creative minds
Inside, desk and chairs were piled perilously high, a jacket Stephen Sprouse had given him, a scarf from Halston (both fashion designers in the 1970s and 1980s), perfume, samples from “Interview” advertisers, a painting of himself by a fan, a dessert ...
April 1, 2015
Real Estate in Italy
The contoured ceiling is original, but the resin floor and wood cabinets with a matte white finish are new. A center island separates the kitchen from the dining room, where two fanciful metal chandeliers fashioned to look like vines hang over the table....
February 25, 2015
The Newcott Scoop: Talking on the job
While in my writing I've been known for being out-spoken with my views regarding my disdain for my cat's inability to use the litter box, and am notorious at home for spontaneously breaking out into loud impressions of John Wayne at random, at my work ...
February 4, 2015
Designing Distraction: Executive Toys
Shopping With Antonino Buzzetta. Stylish Bedside Clocks . In German, it is “managerspielzeug.” “They have something poetic about And how much longer will the roomy executive desk be supporting tchotchkes before it gives way to the communal ...
February 5, 2015
The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War
At the Combined Intelligence Center of Vietnam (CICV), known as Sick-Vee, much of the raw intelligence that crossed Searcy's desk came from bushy-tailed young officers from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) or analysts from the RAND ...
February 26, 2015
And now it honestly is just pretty sad. But it's planted in a little mug with the Amsterdam canal houses on it AND it was my first plant so I can't very well get rid of it, you feel.
He is clean shaven with a light brown hair cut in a traditional hair cut. He has suffered a broken left collar bone and shoulder blade. His right thigh bone is also broken due to a stab wound. ” “It was given to your great great Grandfather when he accepted the role of sheriff of the area during westward expansion. ” “That face… that fucking face sent chills up my spine. His skin looked like it had a leathery textured skin that was as pale as a ghost, and his eyes where soul devouring. Dread built up me, and suddenly my imagination went into over drive. I imagined Jeff the Killer holding a knife to my neck breathing right in my face. I could see my parents lying on the floor dead stabbed multiple times. It was around 5:00 in the afternoon when I left. ” I said with a great sense of fear. ” said my mom as she walked out with Hector following her. I could not sleep, so I saw my clock shut off around 11:30. I let my eyes adjust to the dark more, and I located my flashlight. I slowly walked towards the sounds when I heard Hector growling. I reached the top of the Stairs, and I saw Hector attacking the Killer.
On the 1st September 2014, Turtle sent our group of friends an email inviting us on a tour to see both the oldest and largest Christmas markets in Europe. Wilson and Hoa did the same, and after careful consideration, Turtle granted us permission to join and began making arrangements. About a week later Rebecca said she wanted to come, crashing in on the email thread. We half-expected never to see Rebecca again, having violated one of Turtle's sacred commandments ( 'thou replies immediatelies' ), but he let her down lightly. Standing at the train platform on the morning of departure, I started to wonder if something had happened to Turtle. Turtle has a very specific morning preparatoire so can sometimes be a little slow out the blocks (hence the nickname). That wasn't the issue in this instance (he was battling a rail ticket machine) and he soon arrived in time for us to meet up with Wilson and Hoa for the flight to Strasbourg. I don't often mention tales of transit in these accounts, but experienced a first with this flight, and not a particularly nice one. What I mean by this, is instead of a normal plane going down in a nicely angled, downward approach, our pilot shifted side-to-side pretty much all the way down.
Why I’ll vote ‘NO’ to hunting in spring
In the 1950s, besides hunting, my father repaired clocks and radios and stuffed birds - he was a ... Once the bird was stuffed - with wood-straw around a thick wire that went from the head to the legs and beyond - he used to place it artistically posed ...
April 7, 2015
Zad’s Is a Relic of Old Milwaukee
The hyper-early tavern hours are a relic of Milwaukee’s industrial heritage, when factories operated around the clock, discharging thirsty laborers ... An old-timey 7 foot tall glazed wooden partition spanned the width of the room save for an opening ...
March 31, 2015