what i'm reading: jackie robinson: a biography

I finished reading this fine biography a while ago, but I've been having trouble writing about it. It was very good. If some parts were a bit too detailed for me (which is bound to happen if a biography is comprehensive), parts were thrilling, fascinating, sad, and very moving.There are many biographies of Jackie Robinson out there, but Jackie Robinson: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad is said to be the most accurate and complete. Rampersad, who has also written celebrated biographies of Langsto...
Tags: Travel, Post, Florida, Hollywood, Boston, America, History, Brooklyn, Williams, Philadelphia, Baseball, New York Giants, Ken Burns, Montreal, Jack, St Louis

How To Stay Away From Cigarettes Throughout Your Travels?

If you’re one of these smokers who can’t resist a couple of quick draws on a cigarette while you’re on your holidays, then it may be a good idea to look into purchasing a vape to help you stave off those nicotine cravings. Whether it’s enjoying a nice ice-cream in the sun or staying in some lovely non-smoking accommodation, there are many different ways that you can stop yourself smoking while you’re away. Here are just a few of the ways you can help stay away from those dirty cigarettes while ...
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The Work Day: Preparing the Nest

  Chelsea and Martin (who live and work in Paris) came "home" for a long weekend. Their first stop was a local second-hand store where they bought a few pieces for the new apartment. Nothing puts a fire under one to get a move on like an upcoming baby. Nesting is a real thing, and it was in full gear this weekend.  Luckily we live fifteen minutes or so from Martin's parents, so it tumbled into place, each us of picking up a task to cleaning up the pieces Chelsea and Martin bought, a work day an...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Chelsea, Paris, Martin, Katie, Donna, French la Vie, TLC Martin, Donna Quiet Life, Alette

At the end of a long corridor…

There is a long corridor which connects the Saint-Augustin station of the metro line 9 with the Saint-Lazare station (and the metro lines 3, 12, 13, 14).   At the end of the corridor there is a red mouth. It has been there since 2011 and is actually a gift by the City of Montreal, celebrating their 150 years of public transport … and thanking the RATP, the Paris public transportation organisation, for one of the famous Guimard, art nouveau, metro entrances which they were offered a few years ...
Tags: Travel, Spain, Paris, Salvador Dalí, Montreal, Dali, Augustin, Guimard, RATP, Lazare, Square Victoria, Figueras, Hector Guimard, PeterParis, Geneviève Cadieux

Cow Day

blog 032419 Cow DayWatson and I left early to go to the Rockhound State Park and Canyon Spring State Park for just 2 hours because at noon Louis was coming to wash my motorhome and car. Pat had arranged for Louis to come to wash and wax her motorhome
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4 Alasan Memilih Situs Poker Online Terpercaya di Indonesia

Pernahkah Anda bermain poker secara online? Jika pernah, apa alasan Anda memilih situs yang menjadi langganan Anda? Tentu pertanyaan ini akan menghasilkan jawaban yang bervariasi. Selain karena layanan yang baik, ternyata salah satu alasan seseorang memilih situs poker online adalah karena kemudahannya dalam bertransaksi. Ya, banyak situs poker online yang memang menawarkan berbagai kemudahan untuk para penggunanya. Salah satunya adalah dari sisi transaksi. Transaksi keuangan mungkin menjadi hal...
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Customer Support, Maka, Salah, Poker Online, Judi Online, Lain-lain, Game poker, Judi Poker, Situs Online, Situs Poker, Alasan Memilih Situs Poker Online Terpercaya, Transaksi Aman

Government Wharf Yarmouth

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The Fitness Inspiration

Everyone I know around me is on the fitness bandwagon.And why not. As societies and humans evolve and you rise up the Maslow's pyramid, you look at things that you could do to make life better and simpler and more fulfilling. And to be able to able to do that, you ought to be in the prime of your health. Health is an enabler if nothing else.I have been unwell past few days and the impact and the effect that it has had on how I work and on my productivity has been visible. Not just to me. But to ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Fitness, Life, Rant, Silicon Valley, Forrest, MASLOW, Saurabh Garg, Fat2fit, Shatru, Kevin Larry Sergey Peter Tim, Abhinav Amol Ashima Bhaargav Harshit

Poetry: Deep Reading For Better Writing With Lisa Brockwell

Reading poems deeply is a sure-fire way to write better poems. In this workshop we will read a selection of great poems closely, to see what makes them tick and to enjoy what they can do. For all skill levels, from published poets to those just starting out. Lisa Brockwell lives on a rural property near Byron Bay with her husband and young son.  She was runner-up in the University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize in 2015, and has been shortlisted for the Australian Cathol...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Festivals & Events, Byron Bay, Canberra Times, University of Canberra, Lisa Brockwell, Jonson St Byron Bay

9 Tips for Your Trip to Machu Picchu

I went to Peru’s Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley with a dear friend of mine to celebrate the big 4-0. To mark this milestone birthday, I had a certain scenario in mind. After an absolutely punishing year that included a health scare, job loss, a move, the aftermath of a nasty breakup and a family tragedy, I imagined myself standing powerfully on top of Machu Picchu, where I’d throw my hands up in the air and shout: “Hey world, look at ME! I am a goddess! A superheroine! A doer of great things!” ...
Tags: Travel, New York City, Spain, Backpacking, Peru, South America, Columbia University, Pbs, Travel Tips, All Posts, Lima, Adventure Travel, Machu Picchu, Skyscanner, Destinations, Cusco

Top things to see in Istanbul

Turkey has the distinction of bridging two continents – Europe and Asia – with one of the world’s great cities straddling the two. In Istanbul, discover a wealth of historical and religious structures, ancient ruins, and hospitable people. Marvel at the attractions you can find around its famous waterway, the Bosphorus, which flows to the majestic Black Sea. With the opening of the new Istanbul Airport (the world’s new largest airport), the spotlight is once again on this incredible city. With ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Turkey, Black Sea, Istanbul, Travel Blog, Istanbul Turkey, Bosphorus, Topkapı Palace, Galata, Galata Bridge, Grand Bazaar, Suleyman, Istanbul City, Istanbul Airport

ON TOUR Woche 327 Philippinen

Montag 25.02.19Auch heute wachte ich wieder frh auf. Thomas und die anderen Gste hatten das Hotel bereits verlassen. Ich packte meinen Tagesrucksack und fragte die Angestellten um Hilfe bei der Suche nach einer neuen Gruppe um zu den Inseln zu fah
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One Dollar Fares On Megabus are Available Now Through September 10, 2019 — But Hurry

The new schedule was just released by Megabus in the United States — and fares for as low as one dollar are still available as of “press time” for this article through Tuesday, September 10, 2019; but those fares tend to go fast. Yes, you read that correctly: one dollar fares on Megabus are available — but... The post One Dollar Fares On Megabus are Available Now Through September 10, 2019 — But Hurry appeared first on The Gate.
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Journe de repos et de promenade dans et aux alentours d'Ushuaia... Il fait trs bon... le soleil est un tout petit peu moins prsent mais la temprature est bonne... n'oubliez pas que nous sommes ici prs de l'Antarctique Ushuaia possde en
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Foundation gravel

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Teen Removed From Her Seat on Overbooked Flight While Mom Sat in Back of the Plane Unaware

Spirit Airlines removed a 15 year old girl from a flight while her mother and brother were left on. The girl was seated towards the front of the aircraft, her family towards the back. She tried to notify her family but their phones were already placed into airplane mode as required for push back. Continue reading Teen Removed From Her Seat on Overbooked Flight While Mom Sat in Back of the Plane Unaware...
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Tokyo urban oranges

Tokyo oranges that have a distinctly urban flavour.
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Why Canva Is the Best Tool for Design and Creating Beautiful Social Media Images for Hotels

No design skills? Or don’t know how to create beautiful Social Media Images for your Hotel? No worries, Canva has a solution for your Hotel. I am fortunate that I have an awesome community that is not afraid of telling me when something is off with my content. And have over the years developed a growth mindset that makes me open to constructive feedback and critique. I first started getting feedbacks that my Instagram images were distorted. The images I used was the right dimensions for Instagr...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Hotels, Social Media, Seo, Social Media Marketing, Hotel, Canva, Beautiful Images, Social Media Management, Social Media Community, Hotel Social Media, Morch, Hotels Social Media, Founders Media, Social Media Mastery for Hotels

Peek into an empty Steve Jobs Theater before tomorrow’s big Apple event

What are you up to this afternoon? If your answer is anything “watching the livestream of an empty Steve Jobs Theater,” honestly, I’m not sure how you call yourself an Apple fan. A day before the company’s event in Cupertino, Apple’s streaming video of what looks to be an empty theater, bathed in darkness, with some swirling psychedelic designs playing on the big screen. The whole thing is almost certainly a bid to drum up more interest a day out, as fan scramble to figure out if someone acc...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Entertainment, America, Netflix, Freddy, Cupertino Apple, Steve Troughton Smith

the north island restaurant report: where to eat in port hardy and port mcneill

I was sure that one of the downsides of moving to a small town in a relatively remote area would be a serious lack of food choices. I've been very happy to be wrong! There aren't a lot of restaurants here, but what's here is very good -- well-prepared, fresh, tasty food, and excellent, friendly service. As with most things, I'm finding that having a few choices are enough.  I cook a lot more now, as there's no prepared food, and I'm also less busy and have more energy. Allan's been helping ...
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France, Le Grand Bornand

11h La chaine des Aravis Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
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Uber to sign $3.1bn deal for Careem as early as Monday | Financial Times

Uber to sign $3.1bn deal for Careem as early as Monday | Financial Times:Uber’s long-running talks to acquire Dubai-based rival Careem are nearing completion, with final agreement expected to be signed as early as Monday or Tuesday.Two people familiar with the transaction said the US ride-hailing company would acquire Careem for about $3.1bn, via a mixture of cash and convertible notes.Careem, founded in 2012 by two former McKinsey consultants, was valued at around $2bn during a fundraising roun...
Tags: Travel, US, Dubai, Financial Times, Careem, Mckinsey, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Is Transatlantic Low Cost Carrier Wow Air Toast?

For the last several years fares between the US and Europe have been available at incredibly low prices, driven down by a generation of ultra low cost carriers — deep discount airlines no longer just flying short haul routes, but operating across the Pond the way that Freddie Laker’s Skytrain service once pioneered. There have been too many players flying too many seats at too low a price for too long, in a market that’s long been challenging, and airlines trying to make it in this environment h...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Advice, US, Pond, Freddie Laker, Transatlantic Low Cost Carrier Wow Air Toast

#UAE government’s surplus in 2018 stood at Dh67.5b

UAE government’s surplus in 2018 stood at Dh67.5b:The UAE government’s surplus posted Dh67.5 billion in 2018, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Finance.The surplus increase is attributed to the rise in the UAE Government’s revenues, which hit Dh455.5 billion in 2018, while expenditures totalled Dh388.147 billion.Earlier, the Federal Competitiveness And Statistics Authority announced that the government’s surplus recorded Dh28 billion in the first nine months of 2018. ...
Tags: Travel, Uae, Ministry Of Finance, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Federal Competitiveness And Statistics Authority

QCB reserves 'remains high'; economic diversification to sustain robust growth: EIU

QCB reserves 'remains high'; economic diversification to sustain robust growth: EIU:Reserves at the Qatar Central Banks “remains high” although annual average oil prices are forecast to fall in 2019, Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has said in an overview.The QCB reserves will take care of the country’s repayment obligations, the EIU noted.According to the EIU, the "threat of capital outflows in the wake of the regional blockade has largely subsided" with the recovery and subsequent stabilisat...
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Fitch affirms QIB’s ‘A’ rating with stable outlook - The Peninsula Qatar

Fitch affirms QIB’s ‘A’ rating with stable outlook - The Peninsula Qatar:Fitch Ratings has affirmed Qatar Islamic Bank’s (QIB), Long Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘A’ with a Stable Outlook. It also upgraded QIB’s Viability Rating (VR) to ‘bbb’ from ‘bbb-’.The rating reflects QIB’s strong and stable standing in Qatar, with the highest market share of Islamic Banking assets of 42.3 percent and about 11 percent of the total banking assets at end of the fiscal year 2018.QIB reported a growth i...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Bank, Fitch, Qatar Islamic Bank, Islamic Banking, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Peninsula Qatar, QIB

A journey through Myanmar – a destination like no other on earth

A beautiful and culturally rich country but one still shrouded in mystery due to its political regime, here our guest blogger Paula Carvalho from While You Stay Home reveals why she completely fell for the extraordinary South East Asian country once known as Burma… There are not many places now you can call truly unique...
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OPEC Faces Uncertainty on Oil Supply Demand Outlook - Bloomberg

OPEC Faces Uncertainty on Oil Supply Demand Outlook - Bloomberg:What do OPEC and the Federal Reserve have in common, other than being on the receiving end of angry tweets from President Donald Trump?They are both having a particularly terrible time assessing the outlook for demand, and this is making setting policy exceptionally fraught.The Fed must adjust interest rates and other policy levers to achieve its twin goals of low and stable inflation and full employment. In the case of OPEC nations...
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Abu Dhabi Partners With Microsoft, SoftBank to Start Tech Hub - Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi Partners With Microsoft, SoftBank to Start Tech Hub - Bloomberg:Abu Dhabi is teaming up with companies such as Microsoft Corp. and SoftBank Group Corp. to open a technology startup center as the oil-rich emirate seeks to diversify its economy.The so-called Hub71 is based in the Abu Dhabi Global Market, an offshore financial center that houses Blackstone Group International Partners and Aberdeen Standard Investments among others. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
Tags: Travel, Abu Dhabi, Microsoft Corp, SoftBank Group Corp, Abu Dhabi Global Market, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Abu Dhabi Partners With Microsoft, Start Tech Hub Bloomberg, Blackstone Group International Partners

Lighten Up With This Vegan Coffee Walnut Sponge Cake

This coffee cake is something special. And no I don't mean it's special because it is a vegan cake. It is a vegan coffee vanilla flavoured sponge, wonderfully light in texture yet uses no eggs if you can believe it! It has has a centre of toasted walnut praline and a dreamy coffee buttercream frosting! I called her Veronica.
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