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When you’re in a state of panic, you can do things really well, such as run after a bus, think up an excuse or find a last- minute gift. Other tasks require a calmer approach. You don’t want to be panicky when you’re slicing a tomato, pouring hot coffee or preparing your taxes — and certainly not when you’re investing for the long term.
Election Day is fast approaching and we’ve all been implored to cast our votes on Nov. 4 ‚ “because it is our right and our responsibility to do so.” Additionally, we’re told our future depends on it! To be sure, this is important business and, as such, requires attention to detail in order to make the important choices. I would submit, the best way to make these choices is to do so from an informed position.
When I was a teenager, I remember watching TV at Dean Cartmill’s house. Dean was my best friend and one of the most even-tempered people around. Nothing seemed to make him angry. But on that particular occasion, Dean’s dad sauntered into the TV room and greeted us with “Hi, girls.” I didn’t think much of it. I figured he was just being funny.
Rain, rain, go away, come again another day.
The idea for Village Theatre’s new musical “Saint Heaven” was born when Composer Keith Gordon met novelist Steve Lyons about five years ago at a cocktail party in New York. Lyons described the plot of a novel he was working on, and Gordon was immediately hooked.
In all its glory, fanfare and controversy, the 2008 Summer Olympics have finally arrived — and they’re online! NBC is broadcasting more than 2,000 hours of live events and 3,000 hours of On-Demand recorded video over the next 17 days, and you can watch it all on your computer! Suffice it to say, the digital smorgasbord of viewable events is a techie’s dream-come-true!
Autobahn. Lederhosen. Oktoberfest. Say “Germany” and that’s a bit of what comes to mind. Famous for speedy cars, stylin’ leather shorts and oompah music, Deutschland now leads the world in something surprising: solar energy.
“I’m tired of people complaining about Skyline. Shut the (expletive removed) up! It’s four years of your life! Deal with it!”
While recorded history stretches pretty far back, it doesn’t go back far enough to tell us the name of the person who invented the yard sale. Perhaps it was an early caveman named Og Yard. Maybe Og had decided to unload a bunch of spears and clubs he didn’t need any more by staging a cave sale — or maybe he called it a “spring cave-cleaning sale.” No, wait a minute! That’s preposterous. That had to be Og’s wife. No man would ever get rid of perfectly good spears and clubs.
“The Secret Garden” is coming to life at Village Theatre, even though the performances themselves are still weeks away.
Atmosphere: On the day we went to Marcela’s, the sun was actually shining and we were able to sit outside in the sun, which was actually warm. (Sadly, I got a sunburn from just 45 minutes outside. Thanks, Washington.) There was Spanish music playing over speakers and the restaurant was clean, bright and very traditional.
W ow, that girl can sing.
The emperor got new clothes last weekend at McAuliffe Elementary School, when 49 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders performed in a musical as part of the nonprofit Studio East ArtReach Program. The play was sponsored by the McAuliffe PTA, and attended by nearly 800 people over two days.
Kangaroos anyone? How about hebes, phormiums and disease-free roses? Australia and New Zealand are two places that have not only become sources of great new garden plants but also become top destinations for garden and nature-loving travelers.