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Magnolia Blooms Palais Royal

Late last Saturday morning after relaxing with a café noisette at my favorite Paris café, Les Nemours (a blog about that soon), I strolled into Palais Royal to see if I could find something new to photograph.   It’s funny how things in nature happen so quickly; Just a few days earlier I passed through the Palais Royal and all the trees were bare, nary a bloom. But suddenly out of nowhere, Mother Nature waved her magic wand and had the magnolia trees burst into bloom. Most were in that perfe...
Tags: Parks, Gardens, Outdoors, Richard Nahem


Back

I am back in Arizona. I have good memories of my boy wrangling time in California. My daughter in law returned to find all five of them well and fed. I even watched the youngest play two baseball games. They are young enough that they say they don’t keep score (I bet the adults do) but a lot of hits and runs occured. We had some beautiful weather while I was there too. A lovely park near my son’s home. Red wood trees are everywhere. I saw this in a grocery store. I don’t know ...
Tags: Travel, California, Trees, San Francisco, Arizona, Oakland, Golden Gate Bridge, Parks, Piedmont, Full Moon, Prescott Arizona


Critic’s Pick: Review: Hearing the Roar of Racism in ‘White Noise’

In her enthralling study of interracial relationships, featuring a brilliant Daveed Diggs, Suzan-Lori Parks parses the lies we live by.
Tags: News, Theater, Parks, Public Theater, Diggs, Oskar, Eustis, Suzan-Lori, Daveed, White Noise (Play, Daveed Diggs Suzan Lori Parks


Our Cities Are Lousy With Memorials. One Thing: Do They Really Help Us Remember?

Parks and squares are littered with markers that failed at their only job: to keep their topics from falling into oblivion. You may have paused a thousand times at the feet of that mounted king with the two swords crossed above his head in Central Park, but would you be able to pick Jagiello out of a lineup or recite a single fact about his exploits at the Battle of Grunwald? – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Parks, Central Park, Visual, Grunwald, 03.11.19, Jagiello


Five Hilarious Women Everyone Should Check Out

Happy International Women’s Day! Happy International Women’s Day! From television and late night talk show writers, to actors, to stand-ups and everything between, these are some seriously funny women taking the comedy world by storm. Aparna Nancherla Queen of deadpan comedy for introverts, Aparna has written for Late Night with Seth Meyers and appeared in a number of comedies like HBO’s Crashing, Inside Amy Schumer, and BoJack Horseman. She’s a Comedy Central Stand-Up regu...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Jimmy Fallon, La, White House, Amy Schumer, Fbi, Netflix, Humor, Nick Kroll, Silicon Valley, Emmy, Seth Meyers, Donald Trump, Parks, Gracie Hughes


Canada: Annual Report On Lake Simcoe Protection Plan Released - Siskinds LLP

On February 15, 2019, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks released the 2017 Annual Report on Lake Simcoe.
Tags: News, Canada, Parks


How to Watch the 2019 Spirit Awards Online

The Spirit Awards are taking over television Saturday from Santa Monica, Calif., but viewers don’t need a TV to tune in. Hosted by “Parks and Recreation” star Aubrey Plaza, this year’s Spirit Awards are set to air on IFC at 2 p.m. PT and again on Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. ET. However, indie lovers […]
Tags: News, Ifc, Parks, Santa Monica Calif, Spirit Awards


A Week In Lubbock, TX, On A $45,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a senior administrator working in higher education who makes $45,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on chipotle-lime mayo.Occupation: Senior AdministratorIndustry: Higher EducationAge: 23Location: Lubbock, TXSalary: $45,000Paycheck Am...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Texas, Washington Post, Moscow, Philadelphia, Starbucks, Ira, Parks, Venmo, Market Street, Lubbock, BJ, Leslie Knope, Chick


Travel News: February 20, 2019

Southwest Airlines under FAA investigation for aircraft weight, balance calculations USA Today Southwest Airlines has been under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration for a year, with the probe focused on its aircraft weight and balance calculations, a critical step before takeoff. The investigation, disclosed for the first time Monday by the Wall Street Journal, began in February 2018, FAA spokesman Gregory Martin confirmed to USA TODAY. There have been no fines nor enforcement ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Barcelona, Cnn, Faa, Wall Street Journal, Grand Canyon, Southwest Airlines, Parks, Federal Aviation Administration, Mandarin Oriental, News And Deals, Interior, Park Service, Stephenson, Grand Canyon National Park


People With Disabilities Are Entitled to a Free Lifetime Pass to National Parks 

If you or your child has a permanent disability you may be entitled to a free, lifetime pass to visit the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands.Read more...
Tags: Disability, National Parks, Lifehacks, Parks


Disabled People Are Entitled to a Free Lifetime Pass to National Parks 

If you or your child has a permanent disability you may be entitled to a free, lifetime pass to visit the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands.Read more...
Tags: Disability, National Parks, Lifehacks, Parks


Summer Camps for Everyone

New programs are making camps more accessible and affordable Hannah Sjovold credits the Blue Sky Fund Outdoor Leadership Institute for helping her “develop who I am and who I want to be.” Blue Sky Fund brings youth from all over Richmond, Va. together through outdoor adventure and service. Rising ninth through twelfth graders spend a few days learning wilderness survival skills like how to set up a tent and light a stove before embarking on a week-long trip to the Grayson Highlands and the summ...
Tags: Maryland, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Sport, Cycling, Preston, Baltimore, Forest Service, South Carolina, Parks, Richmond, New River Gorge, Emory University, Owens, Edwards


Man suffers serious injuries in collision with skateboarder on Springwater Corridor path

View from Oaks Bottom path where it meets with the Springwater. Photo is from 2015 right after wands and striping were installed. Nguyen was coming from the left on the other side of this tunnel. We regret to inform you about another situation where someone suffered serious injuries at a location with a known history for posing hazards to bicycle riders. On January 29th just before noon, Hien Nguyen was biking northbound on the Springwater Corridor path. As he rolled downhill toward the inters...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Ross, Parks, Nguyen, Parks Recreation, Jonathan Maus, Springwater Corridor, Collisions, Mark Ross, Portland Parks And Recreation, Portland Parks Recreation Bureau, Hien Nguyen, BP Headlines


Parks scores 26 to lift UT Martin over SE Missouri 81-72

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Preston Parks had a season-high 26 points as UT Martin defeated Southeast Missouri 81-72 on Thursday night. Parks shot 5 for 7 on 3-pointers. He added six rebounds. Delfincko Bogan had 17 points for UT Martin (9-15, 4-9 Ohio Valley Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Craig Randall added […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Parks, UT Martin, SE Missouri, Ohio Valley Conference, Craig Randall, Martin Tenn, Preston Parks, Delfincko Bogan, UT Martin defeated Southeast Missouri


New Steel Bridge Skatepark would create plaza destination in Old Town

View of proposed plaza looking north from Everett Street.(Images: DAO Architecture) There’s a renewed effort to build an urban plaza and skatepark at the west end of the Steel Bridge. The location — a vacant lot bordered by NW Naito Parkway, 1st Avenue, and Everett — is at the intersection of several key existing and future bike routes including the upcoming Flanders Neighborhood Greenway. Overhead view of the site (in color). Architects and advocates from Skaters for Portland Skateparks ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Flanders, Skateboarding, Parks, Old Town, East Side, Everett, Weiner, Sandy, St Johns, Rip City, Waterfront Park


New Steel Bridge Skatepark would create plaza destination on vacant lot in Old Town

View of proposed plaza looking north from Everett Street.(Images: DAO Architecture) There’s a renewed effort to build an urban plaza and skatepark at the west end of the Steel Bridge. The location — a vacant lot bordered by NW Naito Parkway, 1st Avenue, and Everett — is at the intersection of several key existing and future bike routes including the upcoming Flanders Neighborhood Greenway. Overhead view of the site (in color). Architects and advocates from Skaters for Portland Skateparks ...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Flanders, Skateboarding, Parks, Old Town, East Side, Everett, Weiner, St Johns, Rip City, Waterfront Park, Union Pacific Railroad


The Lobbying Swamp Is Flourishing In Trump’s Washington

At least 33 former officials — including ex-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke — have found ways to sidestep the administration’s ethics pledge. Of those, at least 18 are now registered federal lobbyists and the rest work in jobs that closely resemble lobbying. It’s been more than two years since President Donald Trump, who rallied campaign supporters with calls to “drain the swamp” of lobbyists and their ilk, took office. But despite that campaign promise, Washington influence peddlers continue ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Politico, San Francisco, Dhs, House, Hsbc, Cigna, Treasury, Homeland Security


How Galentine's Day Went From A Sitcom Hit To A Commercial Holiday

The sitcom Parks and Recreation created Galentine's Day as a celebration of lady friendships. Almost a decade later, it has fully left the realm of TV and entered capitalist reality.
Tags: News, Parks, GALENTINE


Galentine's Day and Micro-Holidays

"What is Galentine's Day? It's only the best day of the year." Since Leslie Knope, Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation, uttered these words during an episode of Parks and Recreation in 2010, the birth of Galentine's Day has allowed all women—no matter their relationship status—to get together, usually in the form of a brunch, and celebrate each other. Over the last nine years, brands and retailers have begun to acknowledge the holiday as it gains popularity beyond fans of the sitcom and in...
Tags: Advertising, Holiday, Social Media, Sem, Parks and Recreation, Parks, Consumer Behavior, Brand Experience, Shopper Marketing, Mary Kay, Leslie Knope, GALENTINE


Real restaurants from TV and movies

Restaurants, cafes, bakeries , bars, and the like are often a vital part of a story’s plot. Maybe it’s where a group of friends have coffee and spend time together or where two characters plan a murder. We all wish places like Central Perk from Friends existed or that we could visit The Three Broomsticks in Harry Potter for a Butterbeer. Unfortunately, while shows and movies use a myriad of filming locations all over the globe, not all of these are accessible — or even real — for fans to visit...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Japan, Hbo, New York, Nbc, Abc, Washington, Robin Williams, Germany, Massachusetts, New York City, Amc, Los Angeles


Travel Guide on What to Do in Orlando Aside from Visiting the Parks

Whenever people hear the name Orlando their minds constantly go to the parks and all of the resorts built around them. And for good reason. They are amazing! My family and I have been to Disney and Universal before and had a blast! However, we also took the time to explore the city. An I’m so glad we did. We had a blast at it because as it happens with every other city, it is an amazing place to learn about the culture, check out art and taste the delicious local cuisine. So, if you are wonderin...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Disney, US, Broadway, Parks, Orlando, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Orlando Ballet, Phillips Center For The Performing Arts Art, Kissimmee This


This San Fernando Valley park space has been transformed, and a community wants to keep it that way

When the rain clouds cleared, Saturday turned into a sparkling day, perfect for the opening of a new $1.5 million soccer field at North Hills Community Park in the San Fernando Valley and the opening day of a new season of youth soccer at the park. Los Angeles Councilwoman Nury Martinez and Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks representatives welcomed boys and girls who participate in the city-organized youth soccer leagues to the large new field, equipped with multiple soccer goals an...
Tags: News, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Parks, Martinez, John McCoy, Rodriguez, CSUN, San Fernando Valley, Griffith, Barajas, Cal State Northridge, North Hills


A Week In Brooklyn, NY, On A Joint $160,660 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a product manager working in education technology who makes $84,660 per year ($160,660 when combined with her wife) and spends some of her money this week on Granny Smith apples.Occupation: Product ManagerIndustry: Education TechnologyAge: 30Location:...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Etsy, Minneapolis, Youtube, David, Netflix, Brooklyn, Broad City, Amy Poehler, Npr, Natasha Lyonne, Baby, Facetime, Caribbean


‘Child’s Play’ Trailer: Are You Ready for the New Chucky?

Well, we all knew this day was coming, and now it’s here. Our first real look at the Child’s Play remake has arrived, showing off the new direction MGM is taking with Chucky. No longer a serial-killer possessed plastic toy, this Chucky is new and improved, with high-tech upgrades. Don’t worry, though – he’ll still kill you. Watch the Child’s Play trailer below. Child’s Play Trailer The original Child’s Play franchise is still going, with Cult of Chucky released in 2017, and an upcoming ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Aubrey Plaza, Chucky, Movie Trailers, MGM, Parks, Remakes, Henry, Don, Mancini, Don Mancini, Brian Tyree Henry, Kirschner, Childs-Play, David Kirschner


Parks’ late 3 lets UT Martin upset Jacksonville State, 66-64

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Preston Parks hit the game-winning 3-pointer with more than a minute left to lift UT Martin to a 66-64 win over Jacksonville State in an Ohio Valley Conference battle on Thursday night. The loss knocks Jacksonville State two games back of the three-team logjam atop the conference standings. Jason Burnell put […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Parks, UT Martin, Jacksonville State, Ohio Valley Conference, Martin Tenn, Preston Parks, Jason Burnell


City announces new director of Portland Parks and Recreation

Adena Long.(Photo: Commissioner Nick Fish’s office) Portland Parks Commissioner Nick Fish has just announced Adena Long as new director of Portland Parks & Recreation. Long replaces Mike Abbaté who resigned the position back in May. According to Fish’s office, Long has over 20 years of experience with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and, “brings deep operational experience and a record of collaborative and innovative leadership.” Here’s more about Long: A native New Yorker, A...
Tags: Sport, Long, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Staten Island, Parks, University of Connecticut, NYC Parks, Forest Park, Jonathan Maus, Nick Fish, Parks Bureau, Portland Parks And Recreation, Mike Abbate, Gateway Green


Parks and Recreation budget includes possible woolly mammoth

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation has made a budget request that includes a mammoth item. The agency on Thursday told the Legislature’s budget-setting Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee that it wants to build a visitor center at Thousand Springs State Park that could include a life-sized woolly mammoth. The agency is […]
Tags: News, Parks, Northwest, Legislature, Boise, Joint Finance Appropriations Committee, Idaho AP, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, Thousand Springs State Park


27 Galentine's Day Gifts To Get Your Inner Circle

Valentine's Day is one of those things, like sushi or Pete Davidson, that you either love or really hate — for good reason. If you're blissfully matched, February 14th is an excuse to get dressed up, drink a little too much Champagne and pull out that sexy little lingerie set you got on markdown during one of last month's Boxing Day sale s. But, if you're not romantically attached, it can be kind of cringey. Or rather, it was, until people (a.k.a. the writers behind Parks and Recreation) wised...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, Pete Davidson, Parks, Leslie Knope, GALENTINE, Knope


Parks rush to clean up toppled trees, trash after shutdown

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — National park visitors cut new trails in sensitive soil. They pried open gates while no one was watching. They found bathrooms locked, so they went outside. One off-roader even mowed down an iconic twisted-limbed Joshua tree in California.
Tags: Science, Ap, Salt Lake City, Parks, Joshua


Parks on Translation Again.

Tim Parks often has interesting things to say about translation, and I’ve linked to his essays before; here’s a recent one from NYRDaily: Do the beliefs we hold about literature add up to something consistent and coherent? Or are they little more than random pieties? Take two crucial notions I heard repeatedly last year. First, that in a fine work of literature, every word counts, perfection has been achieved, nothing can be moved—a claim I’ve seen made for writers as prolix (and diverse) as Vic...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Jonathan Franzen, Henry James, Parks, Scott Fitzgerald, Mann, Lui, Victor Hugo, Lydia Davis, Tim Parks, Constance Garnett, Scott Moncrieff, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky, Mark Polizzotti