Andrew Martin

24 Jul 19
Christian Publishing House Blog

Genesis 2:24: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Your Spouse Is Number One Every marriage requires hard work from both the husband and the wife. If the wife is working hard to please only the husband and not herself, he […]

24 Jul 19
famousinfamousbirthsdeathsblog

Today’s posting is another pretty quiet one for both births and deaths – to this end we start with former captain of a slave ship who, having heard enough of sea shanties, came up with Amazing Grace – John Newton slipped out in 1725. King of Sardinia and Duke of Savoy, Victor Emmanuel I automatically […]

24 Jul 19
The Cinemaholic

Directed by Martin Zandvliet and written by Andrew Baldwin, ‘The Outsider’ is a crime drama thriller set in post-WWII Japan, where an American former G.I. Nick Lowell, joins the yakuza. The film follows the challenges he faces—from death threats to betrayals—in the yakuza. The movie stars Jared Leto as Nick Lowell, Tadanobu Asano as Kiyoshi, […]

24 Jul 19
Teignmouth Tales from the Grave

The final person in the Three in One tale is Harry Welchman, 24 February 1886 – 3 January 1966.  Although he made several non-musical plays he was really a star of musical theatre and, as the Times remembers him, “perhaps the most popular musical comedy hero on the London stage in the years between the wars”. […]

24 Jul 19
The Mercury News
DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband and I like unusual, hard-to-find wines. Frequently, dinner events have wine as part of the dinner, but you can also buy more interesting wines from the hotel or restaurant. Often the hotel gives you your bottle during the cocktail hour. Judith Martin At the event, people we don’t know hold out a glass and say, “I’ll have a glass of that.” I explain that we bought it separately to have with dinner, and usually that takes care of it. Or we tell them that waiters are passing wines — but sometimes they say, “Yes, but not that.” My husband finally told one pushy woman that the bottle was $140 and he’d sell it to her for that. She yelled, “I just want a glass!” We’ve gone to informal BYOB dinners with two bottles, knowing that we’ll do well to keep one bottle for ourselves. How do we best deal with Malbec moochers without appearing antisocial? [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]GENTLE READER: While Miss Manners does not condone the behavior of the person demanding a glass of whatever you were drinking, sharing is still central to social intercourse. The solution to your problem is to separate your two, incompatible activities: Go out on even-numbered days, and enjoy your unusual wines at home on odd days. DEAR MISS MANNERS: Is it rude to give advice to someone who did not ask for advice? Under what circumstances is unsolicited advice polite? GENTLE READER: Unsolicited advice may be given discreetly if it will save the recipient from imminent embarrassment. Miss Manners used to cite the example of one lady taking another lady aside to warn her that her underwear is showing, but she realizes this may no longer meet her stated precondition. Beyond this, etiquette limits the privilege of giving unsolicited advice to teachers, mentors and parents — and only when acting in that capacity. Be warned that etiquette having no objection to such proffers does not guarantee a welcoming reaction from the recipient. DEAR MISS MANNERS: I really feel bad when I am in front of an elderly or handicapped person on an elevator and I step out of ahead of him or her. However, it is awkward and creates major traffic problems if I step back into the crowd. What should I do? GENTLE READER: Move to a clear location — i.e., leave the elevator — and, once you are clear of traffic, turn around to assist by holding the elevator door. It is no use protesting to Miss Manners that this is unnecessary, as elevator doors remain open so long as there is someone in the entrance. The action is intended to demonstrate your concern and good manners, not your efficacy as a doorstop. Want Miss Manners delivered to your inbox for free on weekdays? [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=coffeebreak” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] DEAR MISS MANNERS: When sorbet is served between courses, how much are you to eat? I say a few bites, my husband says ALL OF IT! GENTLE READER: Because sorbet served between courses is considered a palate cleanser, portions are meant to be small. But if your host mistakes the sorbet for a down payment on dessert, Miss Manners recommends leaving some on your plate. This is less a requirement of etiquette than a way to survive the meal. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] Please send your questions to Miss Manners at her website, http://www.missmanners.com; to her email, dearmissmanners@gmail.com; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.
24 Jul 19
Clemson Junkies

The Doak Walker Award is given to the nation’s top running back each season. Considered one of the nation’s top running backs, Travis Etienne was named to the preseason watch list for the annual Doak Walker Award Tuesday afternoon. Last season Etienne was a finalist for the award after rushing for 1658 yards, and averaging […]