Documentary of a WWII Belgian Resistance Fighter — peoples trust toronto Media Advisory: WWII soldier, Belgian resistance fighter the subject of his granddaughter’s documentary MUNCIE, Indiana — Gabrielle DeLobbe, a Belgian resistance fighter and World War II veteran who now lives in Fort Wayne, discusses his war experiences in “Saboteur,” a documentary produced by Ball State University. What: In 2016, five Ball State Telecommunications […]

Brown Paper Packages Tied up with String… {Gift Wrapping Inspiration} — A Farm Girls Life

  Hello, dears! I wrote this draft a while ago when it September was just starting, and WOW, can you believe it’s almost October now?! WHAT. All the stores are putting out Halloween stuff and getting ready for “the holiday season.” NOOOOO IT’S STILL SUMMER, ISN’T IT? *sigh* Anyway, September is one of the most […]

Pride and pre(duties)… — A Barbarian in Gentlemen’s Clothing

  “He understood well enough how a man with a choice between pride and responsibility will almost always choose pride—if responsibility robs him of his manhood.” –Stephen King Duties and responsibilities, we all have them. Our duties to our self, our family, to our friends and to our community. We all have our duties to […]

A Look Inside ‘Shaker Inspiration’ — Lost Art Press

  “Shaker Inspiration,” Christian’s Becksvoort’s new book, is a bit different than most Lost Art Press titles; it’s part inspiration (both for the reader, and a look at the Shaker furniture tradition that has inspired much of Becksvoort’s furniture), part woodworking and design how-to (including some of the high-end touches he incorporates into his work), […]

In a Vase on Monday: Eastern Inspiration — Rambling in the Garden

  The eastern inspiration for today’s vase was the ‘Chinese asters’, Callistephus chinensis ‘Gala Mixed’, which for some reason despite having been sown at the beginning of April has only just begun to flower. Bearing in mind how imminent the first frosts might be I picked the lot of them and searched for appropriate companions. […]

Delicious Japanese Dishes: Monjayaki — Celia in Tokyo

Despite being one of Tokyo’s specialities, monjayaki is probably the least known Japanese food outside of Japan. It is often described as a runnier version of Osaka’s famous savoury pancake, okonomiyaki. Monjayaki’s questionable appearance may be the reason it gets looked over, but don’t let that fool you—it’s a delicious and fun dish to make! via […]

Hong Kong arts centre cancels Chinese dissident author event — Ma Jian satirizes Xi Jinping’s signature campaign “China Dream” — Peace and Freedom

  Ma Jian’s book “China Dream” will not be translated into Chinese in Hong Kong because publishers are “too afraid” — Totalitarianism is nobody’s dream A Hong Kong arts centre hosting the city’s high-profile literary festival has cancelled appearances by exiled Chinese writer Ma Jian, the author said Thursday, as Beijing tightens its grip on […]

A Well-Tuned Symbol? — Consti, Equity, Land & Latte

Prince Charles has marked his 70th birthday by giving an interview to the BBC, which naturally enough addresses his understanding of the role of Monarch (the ‘when’ for ‘if’ is we trust an online typo). As Nicholas Witchell of the BBC more-or-less points out, a constitutional monarch’s role is (per Bagehot) “to advise, to encourage, […] […]

‘Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle’ Trailer: Andy Serkis Goes Wild With Adaptation Of Rudyard Kipling Classic — Deadline

  A new trailer for Andy Serkis’ Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle debuted during Netflix’s slate event in Singapore, along with the release date. The new take on the Rudyard Kipling classic will make its way to theaters in an exclusive limited engagement beginning November 29 in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and London […]

Taiwan navy adds two new warships as China tensions grow — Peace and Freedom

  Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen vowed Thursday that the island would not “concede one step” in defending itself as she inaugurated two frigates bought from the United States aimed at boosting Taipei’s naval capabilities against China. © AFP | Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed that Taiwan would not ‘concede one step’ in defending itself as […]

Theresa May INCREASES taxpayer subsidies for her wealthy mates to go grouse shooting — Pride’s Purge

  So Theresa May says there isn’t enough money for doctors, nurses, hospitals, firefighters, so little money that she has had to cut 20,000 frontline police officers, not enough money to help the 400,000 more children in poverty since her government came to power, the 300,000 more pensioners in poverty or the homeless whose numbers […]

How The Civil War Transformed U.S. Medicine — Circulating Now from NLM

  Shauna Devine spoke today at the National Library of Medicine on “The Civil War, the Army Medical Museum, and the Surgeon General’s Library: Medical Practice and the Science of American Medicine.” Dr. Devine also contributed to the NLM’s book Hidden Treasure. You can read her essay about our Civil War surgical card collection on […]

Woman at centre of Pakistani blasphemy row leaves jail — The Open View

  A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy has been freed from jail after an acquittal that triggered Islamist protests, but is still in Pakistan, officials said Thursday amid appeals for her to be offered asylum. Asia Bibi’s conviction was overturned by the country’s highest court last Wednesday, but […]

Self Care. — eMAGINE

  Her writing became a band aid. Underneath, you’d see where scars laid. Bookmarks the spot of her oldest wound. Turn the page to her newest bruise. Open cuts between metaphors. Each chapter covers swollen sores… surrounding Similes of ripped flesh like pages torn. Paragraphs of skin graphs. Broken bones under fresh drafts. Fractures wrapped […]

Lily Tomlin Remembers Getting Her Equity Card With ‘World of Illusion’ — Variety

  Lily Tomlin received her fourth consecutive Emmy nomination this year for Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” which she generously calls “very much an ensemble” show. The half-hour has been renewed for a fifth season, which starts next year. The actress is also set to appear in the recently announced “9 to 5” movie sequel, with […]

Antibiotic Pasts and Futures — Circulating Now from NLM

Dr. Scott Podolsky spoke today at the National Library of Medicine on “Antibiotic Pasts and Futures: Seven Decades of Reform and Resistance.” Dr. Podolsky is director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Circulating Now interviewed him about his work. Circulating Now: Tell us a little […]