The Body Shop

25 Apr 19
Wendy Fallon, Mystery Writer

Left Coat Crime 2019, Vancouver, Canada Memories My March trip to Vancouver, BC, Canada was filled with great, and not-so-great experiences. Meeting writers, new readers, and fans is always the high point for me, and this conference was no exception. I enjoyed greeting those I knew, like Catriona McPherson, Simon Wood, Anne Cleeland, and Susanna […]

25 Apr 19
Cider Explorer

The history of Birnenmost (pear wine) in Lower Austria is really fascinating. Here is another fun fact. In the 18th century, the consumption of Birnenmost was so high in Melk, Lower Austria that beer and wine producers felt threatened by it. For this reason,  a police order was issued in 1770 in Melk on banning […]

25 Apr 19
Paul Minors

Digital Minimalism​ is an ideal read for entrepreneurs who have a hard time focusing on producing their best work because of distracting technology. It’s a wake-up call for the younger generation, who have grown up in the anxiety caused by the digital world. If you want to hold long conversations and enjoy life without checking […]

25 Apr 19
Seams 2 Me Blog

  My new favourite pattern! I’ve been testing for Ellie and Mac since February and I’ve really fallen in love with their patterns. I’ve always struggled to find clothes that fit my body shape, so decided this year was the year for me to make a change and sew some clothes for myself. So far […]

25 Apr 19
UlcelDae

The Princess Blood. It was raining blood. The sky was dark red and the ground was knee-deep in a viscous soup of guts and blood. It smelled of rust and rotten meat. Atop a mountain of decaying corpses, a man with long white hair wearing a pitch black robe sat on a throne made of […]

25 Apr 19
iPhillySports

2 Face Murder in Philly Body Shop Owner’s Stray-Bullet Death http://bit.ly/2V1Ntle http://bit.ly/2GxNcfD

25 Apr 19
Developing Lafayette

White Barn, a sister company to Bath & Body Works, has officially started construction in the Acadiana Mall. Earlier, in January 2019, we announced the news of White Barn coming to the Acadiana Mall, which you can read (here). Expanding into the former adjacent Crazy 8’s store, White Barn and Bath & Body Works will […]

25 Apr 19
Crafty Corner Tameside

Did you know, the children’s mind is a complex machine, with an amazing learning ability? Their mind is just like a sponge (well that’s how we call it in Hungary), soaks up every tiny detail around them. Colours, light and shadow, movements, sounds, feelings, speech and so on. They need lots of different activities and […]

25 Apr 19
Verdorso Adventures

We normally associate haunted happenings with the cooler months. With shorter days and chilled nights; it’s easy to forget the activity that heat brings. Taylor spoke to me about Thursday 21st June 2018. He remembers the day specifically. The Summer Solstice. Taylor and a few friends, Mark, Jacob, and Laura headed to York for the […]

25 Apr 19
-Sustainable Fashion-

It is senseless that so many clothes and textiles are being throw into landfills. Recycling is just one way that leads to a sustainable future. On average, people are only wearing their clothing items up to 7 times before getting rid of it. There are so many alternatives to throwing away unwanted clothing. The idea […]

25 Apr 19
The Mendocino Beacon
A few weeks ago, this column presented photographs of the Wye in Mendocino, circa 1957. This intersection of Main and Lansing Streets was then a nondescript wayside that lay between three strips of pavement, decorated by a couple of stop signs and a native pine tree planted by the late and beloved Dr. Russell Preston before he died in 1954. As the town came out of its “quiet years” and grew to be a popular destination for artists and tourists during the 1960s, the Wye became the beneficiary of beautification efforts by community-minded organizations. It also acquired a name – The Preston Triangle. The Mendocino Beacon reported in December 1965, that the Mendocino Study Club and Cub Scout Pack 87 were creating Mendocino’s “first civic Christmas tree” with the decorating of Preston’s pine tree with hand-crafted ornaments. On Dec. 19 it was ready for lighting, and with appropriate ceremony and music, the community tree was illuminated for the holidays with flood-lights loaned by PG&E. However, one month after this festive event, a tragedy brought this little patch of land into sharper focus when a local boy, 14-year old Michael James Hill, was lost to the ocean while surfing off Big River beach in Mendocino Bay. Mike was an excellent surfer and had spent time teaching others the sport. Apparently, a huge wave overtook him and presumably knocked him unconscious. Skin divers on-scene looking for him said, “The rip tide was exceedingly strong and could suck a human under and carry him for some distance before releasing its hold.” His surfboard was found that night, broken in half, but his body was never recovered. Before his untimely death, Mike had participated in landscaping the Preston Triangle with his church youth group. Many people and several civic groups decided to create a memorial for him in this small garden space. These included the Mendocino Fire Department and the Study Club, as well as the Presbyterian Youth Fellowship and members of his Spartan 4-H Club. The community placed a bronze plaque attached to a boulder under the pine tree, reminding us of his name and the short window of time he spent on this earth. Various organizations continued to contribute to the Triangle. Thanks to the combined efforts of the local Lions Club and the Study Club ladies, an underground power cable with its own meter was installed in 1966 so that the branches of Preston’s pine tree could easily be festooned with colored holiday lights. The High School shop class of 1970 made a “Season’s Greetings” sign for the tree. Today, a split rail fence protects the site’s perimeter from wayward vehicles, while still allowing you to appreciate the casual landscaping inside it. Barry Cusick recalls that a small water tank, now empty, was for many years filled by the Fire Department on Wednesday nights to supply the drip irrigation system that kept the plantings green. As a public place, it has had its share of neglect and abuse. According to the Beacon, the community tree in the triangle could neither be decorated nor lighted due to vandalism in 1972. The boulder with Mike’s bronze plaque went missing three years ago, but it turned up at the Presbyterian Church, whose pastor managed to track down the family and return it to its rightful spot. It’s been a different story in recent years, with Mike’s family now looking after the Triangle. Taking over from the boy’s mother, Charene Miles, when she passed away, Mike’s half brother, Dean Miles, maintains this garden and also his roots here in Mendocino, where he grew up and graduated from high school. Though living now in Dana Point, he says his own son will likely continue this practice. They often come up to visit, fix the fence, and decorate it for the Fourth of July. As we can see, the Wye isn’t just a fork in the road. It is a place of local significance, first as a tended wayside with the planting of a tree by a venerated community elder, then a short-lived beacon of civic pride as the town emerged from decades of neglect, and since 1966 a triangular memorial garden with a log seat that overlooks the pounding surf of Mendocino Bay. The Kelley House Museum is the repository of Mendocino’s memories. Our archival vault preserves and organizes photos, names, and places so that we can remember who we are and continue to tell the stories. Contact us at 707/937-5791 or email curator@kelleyhousemuseum.org to share your memories or to learn more about coastal history.
25 Apr 19
PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review

Nitzan Shoshan, El Colegio de México Review Essay. Spain Unmoored: Migration, Conversion, and the Politics of Islam,Mikaela H. Rogozen-Soltar (Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 2017) Encoding Race, Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin,Sareeta Amrute (Durham: Duke University Press, 2016) White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race, Gloria Wekker (Durham: Duke University Press, 2016) While […]

25 Apr 19
Planetships

Written By: MICHAEL J. WALLIN A work of fiction based on true stories, when do nightmares end and monsters begin? – “Mommy mommy!” Screams from a sobbing child muffled by a thick comforter over head. The room is lit softly by a butterfly nightlight changing colors as its wings slowly wink open and closed. Dolls […]

25 Apr 19
Latasha Hood

Two weeks after the owner of a Philadelphia auto repair shop and grandfather was struck and killed by stray bullets while working on a car outside his business, police have charged two men with murder. Photo Credit: Philadelphia Police Department This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open […]

25 Apr 19
Gin & Bone

I have previously stayed at a hotel in Zanzibar that had the entrance of Jurassic Park, but this place… I was expecting Jeff Goldblum to head out of the bushes in full leather trouser, with open shirt garb explaining chaos theory with water droplets.

Why? Because this place is rural, mountainous and plantation heavy of dreams. It is every inch the prehistoric paradise landscape that you could only imagine.