An Old-Time Grace in Travel Clocks
The train company once sold a travel watch with a fold-away blue leather case, and its descendant now offers a holder on the walls of its train staterooms for the traveler who wants to hang an old family pocket watch, maybe even to tell time. “In the ...
March 18, 2015
'The Folded Clock' an engaging portrait of a woman's sense of identity
In "A Book of One's Own," his 1984 study of diaries, Thomas Mallon made the debatable assertion that "no one ever kept a diary just for himself." This is clearly true of Heidi Julavits' "The Folded Clock," which is billed as a diary but is actually a ...
April 2, 2015
How to Get to Thursday's Rally and Parade
As the city gears for the insanity that will be a day full of celebrations for the Chicago Blackhawk's 2015 Stanley Cup Championship Thursday, it's time to let your boss know you won't be in for work and get your travel arrangements squared away. The ...
June 17, 2015
America's glorious failures
But I am going to have a hard time forgetting a long, cinder-block corridor in a small Wisconsin town that led to a bare, large room where eight girls sat on folding chairs facing a television set. No accident had America was a country founded by ...
July 4, 2015
You didn't need SkyMall's pet hammock, you said. Are you sure?
Several industry experts also blamed its obsolescence on an e-commerce-driven world and its impractical products. Case in To reverse the course of inaction, Pikarski plans to transform SkyMall from a comedy club of jokey gifts to a viable retail ...
June 4, 2015
15 common expressions younger generations won't understand
Why do we call some shows "reality" TV? Even though these shows do not actually show reality, at the time they first appeared, they were, in comparison, much less scripted and controlled than other shows, so they seemed somehow closer to the world as ...
June 14, 2015
9 ways to fall asleep faster
If you need to use your alarm clock or phone to ensure you rise on time, put it under the bed or in a drawer so you aren't tempted to glance at it every five minutes. 9. Vent on paper. If racing thoughts keep you up, consider jotting down what's on ...
April 22, 2015
In "A Book of One's Own," his 1984 study of diaries, Thomas Mallon made the debatable assertion that "no one ever kept a diary just for himself. " This is clearly true of Heidi Julavits' "The Folded Clock," which is billed as a diary but is actually a collection of meditations written very much for publication. Julavits explains things to readers that she wouldn't need to clarify if "The Folded Clock" were just for herself. This book, sparked by her alarm at the rapid, unaccountable passage of time, "is an accounting of two years of my life," she writes. "Since I am suddenly ten years older than I was, it seems, one year ago, I decided to keep a diary. "The Folded Clock" replaces slavish chronological record-keeping with a playfulness that allows Julavits to thumb her nose at time. The lovely title, which she says she "pickpocketed" from her daughter's mishearing of "folded cloth," suggests a Dali-esque image of hours and days folding in on themselves to disappear altogether or, with craft, become something else, a sort of... Julavits writes, "Like Thoreau, I am pretending that I wrote this diary over the course of a year, when in fact I wrote it over the course of two years, two months, and.
The mantra for getting around city Thursday is to leave early: Really, really early. Streets along the route and in the Loop will be shut down by 9 a. m. and access to most parking garages could be restricted, full, or super expensive. (Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015) As the city gears for the insanity that will be a day full of celebrations for the Chicago Blackhawk’s 2015 Stanley Cup Championship Thursday, it’s time to let your boss know you won’t be in for work and get... The party starts at 10 a. m. as the parade launches at at West Washington Boulevard and North Racine Avenue and travel east to North DesPlaines Street before turning south to West Monroe Street. "The City of Chicago is so proud of the Blackhawks, which is why we are going to throw them a celebration that only Chicago can throw – and a celebration worthy of a hockey dynasty," Mayor Emanuel said in a statement Wednesday morning. Soldier Field gates will open to those holding their free advance tickets starting at 8 a. m. The mantra for getting around city for the day is just leave and get there early: Really, really early. Streets along the route and in the Loop will be shut down by 9 a. m. and access to most parking garages could be restricted, full, or super expensive.
I have done some pretty awful things in the name of journalism. I have rushed up to interview mothers who have lost children, husbands who have lost wives, families shattered by a variety of emotional and physical calamities. We wear a protective cloak of professional indifference while we write the names and ages and addresses in our notebooks. The deed is done quickly and quickly forgotten. But I am going to have a hard time forgetting a long, cinder-block corridor in a small Wisconsin town that led to a bare, large room where eight girls sat on folding chairs facing a television set. What had happened to them, instead, is just about the worst thing that can happen to a person in this country. They had wanted to be Miss America and now they never would be. I had spent three days in Oshkosh talking to the girls entered in the Miss Wisconsin Pageant, the final step before Atlantic City, where the winner would meet fame, fortune, and Bert... I had come to do a magazine article on the American Dream and I saw the contestants go through endless hours of walking up and down a stage wearing evening gowns and bathing suits, trying not to wobble on high heels while the same thoughts ran... The names of the finalists were read and the eight losers ran offstage and were led to a room. I walked past the door to that room three or four times before I could make myself go in. They swiveled on their chairs to look.
Three GMT watches for the globe-trotting gentleman
Travel broadens the ... "GMT" stands for Greenwich Mean Time and is the "0" point on the 24-hour scale of international time zones. It was established so that travellers could quickly work out what the time was all over the world - as long as they knew ...
August 15, 2015
Shabbat: A Spiritual Staycation
JewishNomad.com is all about Jewish travel ... What makes time away a staycation, and not just a day off, is setting the mood and atmosphere. Suggested tips include unplugging your alarm clock, turning off your phone, not checking emails, and avoiding ...
August 14, 2015
Game Day in Athens
The alarm clock sounds at 7 a.m. It doesn’t effect me because I have ... The farms seem to be perfectly manicured and all the small towns you travel thru with the antebellum houses makes it feel like you are straight out of an article from Garden and ...
August 13, 2015
Mobile-geddon – The everyday essentials facing death by smartphone
The march of the smartphone means the number will be up for alarm clocks ... every time you pay.” Guide books: “Two years from now most travellers will have thrown out their bulky guide books for good in favour of regularly updated travel apps.
August 10, 2015
Getting smarter: 10 ways that super-powerful mobile phones will soon be changing your lives
More than half of us have replaced our alarm clock with a wake-up call from our phone ... Within two years most travellers will have ditched guide books in favour of live travel apps, providing the latest information on attractions. And by 2020, scientists ...
August 9, 2015
Are you ready to retire?
Everyone dreams about the time in their life when they no longer have to answer to an alarm clock or a difficult boss ... plus entertainment and travel. In order to know if you have the ability to cover your expenses in retirement, you have to be very ...
August 7, 2015
Updated: World Clock App for Your BlackBerry Smartphone
Over the years there have been quite a few world clock apps available for BlackBerry. The latest one I have been using is a free World Clock from AFBB. The app offers up loads of features along with showing you multiple clocks on one screen.
March 7, 2012