Snow

22 Apr 19
Marjorie Turner Hollman

We left grandchildren and headed toward Nashville to fly back home to Massachusetts, but on our way to the airport spotted a railtrail on the map, quite near the highway off Rt. 24 in Murfreesboro. In short order we found a large parking area at the Cason entrance to the Stones River Greenway. We had little time, but it was great to get out and stretch in the sunshine before getting back on a plane to return home.

22 Apr 19
The Boglington Post (Incorporating The Pumpkin)

A catastrophe of unimaginable proportions is unfolding. “Sam Carana” – a pseudonymous collective of climate scientists writing on the Arctic News blogspot site, have just posted this: “March 2019 temperature is in line with an earlier analysis that 2019 could be 1.85°C warmer than preindustrial and that a rapid temperature rise could take place soon… […]

22 Apr 19
Site Title

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016 Brooks Preaches on a Snow Day Points on being a SERVANT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht8u5M65FTA

22 Apr 19
Girltown

Today was nearly perfect… I had a fairly okay day at school, and no plans. I was walking home when I heard my name, so I turned around and Calvin told me to get my ass in his car. We went to his house and had a little ~cooking party~. He cooked me a steak […]

22 Apr 19

I retraced my steps back to the old cabin in the woods, last evening- Through the close-clustered shrubberies of autumnal wildflowers, Waddling down slim brooks of untouched coffee of an old winter, Down the once oft-trodden weedy trail- Still a dead dull yellow, where we had stood a little too long Under mildewed boughs from […]

22 Apr 19
SheKnows
Of the many, many reunions we’ve seen so far on season 8 of Game of Thrones, Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy’s may have been the most touching. Last united in their escape from crazed torturer Ramsay Bolton, the pair shared an emotional embrace on last night’s episode — but fans aren’t sure if this is true love, or just shared trauma. Before Theon’s appearance at Winterfell, the pair last saw each other in season 5. Theon had been tortured, dismembered and brainwashed by Ramsay; Sansa, as his wife, was raped and beaten nightly. Sansa helped Theon to recover his former self, and in turn, Theon helped her escape, killing Ramsay’s girlfriend and leaping with Sansa off the ramparts. Since then, we’ve seen Theon struggle to recover from the psychological effects of Ramsay’s brutality, while Sansa has hardened, carrying out a calculated siege on Ramsay’s army and consolidating her power in the North. Sansa, whose responses to seeing Arya and Jon Snow after years were muted, if affectionate, all but throws herself in Theon’s arms when he arrives at Winterfell. As Twitter user @wolfscurse points out, Theon is “holding her for dear life” as well. The full text reads: “can we appreciate how theon is holding her. his hand at her shoulder. he’s holding her so tight, holding her for dear life. and look at Sansa’s face. her face. the disbelief and the happiness in it. I’m so. IM SO.” can we appreciate how theon is holding her. his hand at her shoulder. he’s holding her so tight, holding her for dear life. and look at Sansa’s face. her face. the disbelief and the happiness in it. I’m so. IM SO. pic.twitter.com/NcrkRVxoKf — 𝑳𝑨𝑫𝒀 𝑺𝑻𝑨𝑹𝑲. | hella spoilers. (@woIfscurse) April 21, 2019 While both parties have been free from Ramsay for years, neither has had the time to fully process what happened to them. Further, no one else truly understands the extent of what they went through — Theon and Sansa, however, each had front-row seats to the other’s torture. Toward the episode’s end, they’re shown together once more, smiling over bowls of soup as Podrick’s song plays over them. Given that most of Winterfell is treating this as their last night on earth, it seems significant that Sansa is spending it with Theon. sansa spending her last night with theon i approve#GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/XOiIg5kq3b — holly (@jamesiruis) April 22, 2019 But does this mean the couple is in love? We’re not so sure. Sansa is coming off years of being manipulated, if not outright abused, by men purporting to have romantic interest in her (Littlefinger, Ramsay and Joffrey all come to mind). And Theon has been actively struggling to find the will to survive, let alone form meaningful relationships. While his appearance at Winterfell — and Sansa’s position there — is proof of how far they both have come, it’s a stretch even by GoT standards to say these two are likely to strike up a romance upon reuniting. More likely, in our opinion, the pair is bonded by endless gratitude for the other’s strength in their time of need, and comforted by the presence of someone who grasps the full weight of what they’ve been through. They may share loyalty and sincere affection for one another, but let’s not put the weight of a love story on two characters so severely and intimately traumatized. Just because we want another couple to ship before the season’s out doesn’t mean Sansa has to open her bed to Theon — and in fact, it’d feel a little out of touch if she did.
22 Apr 19

Right now, I’m in ‘Doing the Best I Can’ mode.  With the snow in the bush being so deep and, so soft, it’s difficult to get in there.  And then, the weather is always an issue too so, I decided to put these two outings into one blog post.  The map above, shows the first […]

22 Apr 19
Barbara Snow

I watched the video of Carole Cadwallader deliver her talk at TedX2019. There was a tremor of nerves in her voice that disappeared as passion for the truths she documented took over. Interestingly, her presentation was slotted into the category, Truth! Carole is a journalist with The Observer and researcher with Cambridge Analytics, the organization  […]

22 Apr 19
From The Horse`s Mouth

[ad_1] Like most die-hard Apple Macintosh fans, I was thoroughly skeptical of the switch to Intel processors and had been holding on upgrading my trusty MacBook in part because I was afraid to test out the Intel Chips. But soon, my old MacBook just was not cutting it anymore and I decided to bite the […]

22 Apr 19
Bruno Villetelle

Want to fly to the International Space Station or track snow leopards in the Himalayas? No matter how wild your travel dreams, Velocity Black—an invitation-only digital concierge service—is all about curating experiences that allow their ultra-high-net-worth members to “live a limitless life.” Source: Forbes.

22 Apr 19
Explorer of the Ordinary

SUNSET EXT., FOREST HIM and HER It was the kind of evening where the sun slipped beyond the horizon without fanfare. The sky was light, then dark, with no colours in between. “I miss sunsets. We haven’t had a good one in ages”, he said, pulling at the blades of grass under his shoes. Some […]

22 Apr 19
Eat Tribal

MONDAY MENU | 03/09 Tribal Turkey Lasagna eggplant and cabbage leaf lasagna layered with marinara sauce and ground turkey and garnished with toasted pine nuts Spicy Ethiopian Beef Tibs, Chopped Kale & Hearts of Palm ny strip loin braised in ethiopian spices served with pureed hearts of palm and garlic sauteed kale, spinach, and butternut […]

22 Apr 19
Seeing North America

We bid Kathe and Stan goodbye and head out. First stop is a Tucson RV Store that offers a free dump station since our black/gray tank is nearly full. We pick up a few items at the store, use the dump station then north on two lane roads with our goal being National Forest campground […]

22 Apr 19
Jamie Wanders the World

Accommodation: P-Hotels Oslo Grensen 19, Oslo, 0159, Norway *decent hotel in a great location, but definitely the bare minimum for a hotel! Day 1 Started off our trip to Oslo reading our boarding pass wrong. USUALLY, the boarding pass has the time boarding starts so we just assumed that was what the first time listed […]

22 Apr 19
A Storm of Sports

Game of Thrones delivered one of its best episodes last night. It brought together characters new and old, setting the stage for the major battle in the next episode. It was a solemn reminder of how much we love these characters and how crushing it will be to lose any of them before we undoubtedly […]