Where the Children Sleep

    All Text and Photos by Mangus Wennam 2016       “For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.   “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’     “He will reply, ‘Truly I tel...
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beverly cleary, rest in peace, and thank you

Beverly Cleary, who died last week at the astounding age of 104, was a pivotal figure in the world of children's literature. Her books are treasures; her influence can scarcely be measured.Cleary was one of the first authors to feature young characters who were realistically imperfect. If she was not the first, then certainly she was the first popular, widely read writer who, as The Atlantic put it, "saw children as they are". Before Henry Huggins and Ramona, before Otis and Ellen and Ralph S. ...
Tags: Travel, Atlantic, New York Times, Obits, Ellen, Library Of Congress, Children's Books, Harriet, Nancy Drew, Henry, Ralph, Otis, Louise Fitzhugh, Cleary, Ramona, What I'm Reading

Where To Eat On The Central Coast 2021

Headed to the Central Coast of NSW for a break? These six eateries are some of the latest and greatest to open on the Central Coast! There's a place for brunch, pastries, yum cha, special occasion Italian and for seafood by the water! Plus some restaurants that are open on Monday!
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Dreaming and Drinking

The pandemic in France means seven o’clock curfew, no gatherings, no restaurants, no bars, no clothing stores. I’m fine, Tom’s fine. Our days are busy and our evenings are cozy. So why is there this lingering feeling that I’m lacking a little extra zest in life? Maybe its because for more than a year I have not been 30 minutes from home Recently the local SudOuest Mag(azine) gave me the spark— the zest!—for a dream adventure. My dream destination is just south of Bordeaux. Open Tue...
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Iceland is officially opening to vaccinated American tourists and its national airline is rushing to launch cheap flights from the US to attract visitors

Iceland is opening to vaccinated American tourists. Boyloso/Shutterstock Icelandair is rebuilding its US route network as Iceland opens to vaccinated tourists. Regular flights to Boston, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C. are scheduled for May. Americans need only their paper vaccination card to enter the country. See more stories on Insider's business page. The summer of vaccinated travel now includes Iceland as a potential destination for Americans. Starting A...
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Citi sees new #UAE, GCC opportunities as economies recover | Banking – Gulf News

Citi sees new UAE, GCC opportunities as economies recover | Banking – Gulf News Large-scale fiscal and structural reforms being undertaken by the governments across the Middle East and North Africa, especially the GCC will create new opportunities for financial services, Elissar Farah Antonios as Head of the MENA Cluster and Citi Country Officer (CCO) for the UAE told Gulf News in an interview.The sharp economic contraction across the region caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a prolonged slump ...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, GCC, Middle East, Uae, Citi, North Africa, Gulf News, Antonios, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Elissar Farah Antonios, MENA Cluster, Citi Country Officer CCO

A new luxury car service at LAX is letting wealthy flyers skip the terminal by meeting them planeside - and a single ride costs more than $3,000

A BMV 750i of PS, the private terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Thomas Pallini/Insider PS Direct is the latest offering of PS, the private terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Wealthy travelers can pay $3,450 to have a private car and driver pick them up planeside. The one-of-a-kind service is currently only available to those with a PS membership, priced at $4,500. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hopping off the plane at LAX just got a massive upgra...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, News, Cars, US, Los Angeles, Trends, PS, Flying, Luxury cars, Aviation, Bmw, Airlines, Lax, Border Protection, Los Angeles International Airport

Delta spent the pandemic earning goodwill from passengers and workers. It might be about to vanish.

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto/Getty and PAULO NUNES DOS SANTOS/AFP/Getty Delta Air Lines and CEO Ed Bastian are facing boycotts in response to Georgia's new controversial voter rights law. Bastian initially praised the bill but later came out against its strict measures that limit voting capabilities. Boycotts from Georgia's business community could seriously impact Delta's bottom line. See more stories on Insider's business page. It started wi...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Texas, News, Air Travel, Planes, America, Trends, Crisis Management, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Analysis, Flying, Delta, Aviation

Britons will soon go on holiday again. Hotel and B&B owners tell guests to expect strict rules around face masks, eating areas, and social distancing - but vaccines won't be mandatory

People sit in deckchairs on the beach as they enjoy the warm weather on the seafront on July 30, 2014 in Weymouth, England. Matt Cardy/Getty Images Hotels, B&Bs and holiday parks in the UK told Insider how they're preparing for guests this summer. Over 27.6 million Brits have had at least one shot but hotel owners said this won't be mandatory. Holiday parks will be opening April 12, while hotels and B&Bs will accept guests from May 17. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Haven, Holiday, Trends, United Kingdom, Heathrow, Hotel, Cornwall, Vacation, Vaccine, Continental, Hospitality, B&b, Travelodge

One more moon shot

I can't stop. Mostly because I don't have other photos to post at the moment. And I'm saving one for Tasha Tuesday, so this isn't the last. When the moon hits your eye... yes, I'm making pizza for lunch today. Friday's errands went smoothly. At the Montrichard market, I waited in line to get the rabbit, but it wasn't unpleasant. Rabbits are typically sold by poultry vendors in France. The vendor I went to is the same local poultry vendor that works the Saturday market in Saint-Aignan. I went t...
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IATA urges Gulf gov'ts to develop 're-start plans' as airline losses exceed $7bn - Arabianbusiness

IATA urges Gulf gov'ts to develop 're-start plans' as airline losses exceed $7bn - ArabianbusinessThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments in the Middle East to develop re-start plans to safely re-link their citizens, businesses and economies to global markets when the Covid-19 pandemic permits.IATA also called for regional coordination to ensure that the plans can be efficiently implemented and urged governments to remain vigilant about the industry’s financi...
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I spent lockdown on a Portuguese island

Armona, off the Algarve, has been home since Covid’s second wave – and I’ve grown to love its beauty, simplicity and kindnessThe sun is slowly rising over the Atlantic and I sit watching from the house I have rented overlooking dunes on the small Portuguese island of Armona. The sound of fishing boats heading out marks the pre-dawn, a time known as the blue hour, now a time when many are awake, having thrashed the bedding during another fretful pandemic night. I try to meditate and do breathing ...
Tags: Travel, Atlantic, Family Holidays, Beach Holidays, Portugal Holidays, Europe Holidays, Algarve, COVID

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