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Comment of the Week: A woman’s fear of riding on the I-205 path

*Photos of I-2-5 path under Sandy Blvd taken by reader Gail T. in August 2017 A comment written by Roberta on March 9th touched on an issue that we’ve addressed several times in recent years: People who live on and adjacent to multi-use paths. In response to our story about paths along the Columbia Slough, Roberta said conditions on I-205 have become so bad she’s afraid to ride on it. And several other readers echoed her concerns. Here’s her comment: “Right now 205 path is scary and I won’t d...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Homelessness, Cycling, Portland, Prescott, Sandy, Roberta, Alderwood, Jonathan Maus, Comment of the Week, Sandy Blvd, BP Headlines, I-205 Path, Gail T, Columbia Slough Roberta


Best CBD products for travelers

Cannabidiol, or CBD , is said to relax your body, ease stress, and reduce inflammation and aches. All of which are problems that come up while traveling. So you have to ask, is it worth it to have some travel-ready CBD when you’re on the road? The answer is yes — if you know what to get. While CBD isn’t legal in every state, it can be found in shops or shipped to the vast majority of homes in the US. There are some dud brands out there, however, thanks to CBD’s sheer popularity and lack of reg...
Tags: Travel, New York, California, New York City, US, Mondo, Cbd, All, Roberta, La Croix, Mondo Mondo, Nickolaus Hines, flying with CBD, CBD products, Cbd For Travelers, Traveling With Cbd


10 Ways to Celebrate International Friendship Day

Get your girlfriends and celebrate – it’s International Friendship Day! If it is the first Sunday of August, it is officially ‘International Friendship Day,’ (or any other day of the year) it’s a great time to celebrate female friendship. We women know that we couldn’t live without our girlfriends so why not plan some time together to celebrate your friendship? Here are 10 ways to celebrate International Friendship Day – or any day – with your girlfriends: (And thanks to the girlfriends noted w...
Tags: Facebook, Life, Ellen, Walk, Lisa, Roberta, Girlfriend INSPIRATION, Birgitta, Friendship Day, Celebrate Friendship, Celebrate Girlfriends, Girlfriends Day, International Friendship Day


gen:LOCK Season 1 Episode 1 Recap

gen:LOCK Season 1 Episode 1 Recap Rooster Teeth’s newest and most ambitious animated series, gen:LOCK, has premiered, and we’ll be recapping each episode. In 2068 New York City, gen:LOCK season 1 episode 1 followed members of the Vanguard as the Union made its move. This Is How the War Begins Julian Chase introduced his mother, Roberta, and his sister, Drianna, to his girlfriend, Miranda Worth. Roberta told an embarrassing story about Julian as a kid while Dri played a singing game in fron...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, New York City, Union, Miranda, Recap, TV Recap, Vanguard, Roberta, Julian, DRI, Weller, Yaz, ESU, ComingSoon


Fascinating Facts about Aimee Semple McPherson

H istory is packed full of fascinating figures. Some of these are men and women who were raised to lay claim to great positions—Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II. Some of these are men and women who come from nowhere and nothing but still rose to great prominence. Among these we find Aimee Semple McPherson, the preacher and evangelist who may well have reigned as America’s best-known woman for much of her life. Here are a few key facts about her. She was C...
Tags: UK, New York, London, Mexico, China, Articles, America, Los Angeles, Blogging, United States, Ireland, Smithsonian, Victoria, North America, Biographies, Salvation Army


Last night...

Fresh home from the vet, having been x-rayed, palpated, had blood and urine samples taken with needles, given subcutaneous fluids, and otherwise had her dignity disrespected, Miss Random Numbers J. Wu got home and hopped into Roberta's desk chair for a well-earned nap...X-rays showed that she didn't have impacted stool, but she did have a hard, dried ball of poop she was probably having extreme difficulty with. Rehydration and stool softeners were indicated.I don't look forward to being her age...
Tags: Cats, Guns, Tam, Roberta, Wu


Roberta Weintraub, ‘warrior for the San Fernando Valley,’ dies at 83

Roberta Weintraub, a time-honored civic leader and former LA school board member with deep roots in the San Fernando Valley, died on Jan. 1, 2019. She was 83. She first gained notoriety as an activist against school-busing in the 1970s, and went on to champion issues of education and law enforcement across ideological lines. Weintraub represented the east Valley on the Los Angeles Unified School District board before she was elected president four times during her 14-year tenure on the dais. Fol...
Tags: News, Congress, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, John F Kennedy, City Council, Local News, Lapd, Los Angeles Times, Ucla, Michael, Ava, Daily News, Northridge


A Local, Italian Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide

This past year at work I’ve been involved in a project called TCBL, a collaborative, EU funded project to increase sustainability in the textile and clothing industry. It’s one of a number of initiatives working in this direction, a more B2B than B2C one. But maybe you’ve heard of the Ellen Macarthur Foundation or the campaign “who made my clothes”? The driving content is basically the same. We’re living in a world covered in an unimaginable heap of stuff, stuff that won’t disintegrate for centu...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Facebook, Usa, Etsy, Time, Eu, Italy, Venice, Bmw, Headline, Florence, Naples, Palermo, Tuscany, Expat Life


Three Books

  In the course of my teaching/editing, I get to see lots of books in progress. Sometimes I even get to see the finished product. Pick Your Poison by Becky Crabtree is the third in a series that began as the result of a prompt in one of my John c. Campbell classes. (I wrote about the first two HERE.) Feisty middle-aged Stella is battling a pipeline threatening to take part of her farm by eminent domain. (Becky knows something about this, having been faced with the same problem on her...
Tags: Gardening, Tibet, West Virginia, Georgia, Arctic, John, Stella, Anderson, Campbell, Roberta, Steinberg, Becky, Ford Pinto, Vicki Lane, John C Campbell, Becky Crabtree


Shenanigans!

Bobbi points out an upcoming ballot question that will be put to Hoosier voters in November:"Shall Article 10, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana be amended to require the General Assembly to adopt balanced budgets for state government that do not exceed estimated revenues unless a supermajority of two-thirds of the members of the House of Representatives and two-thirds of the members of the Senate vote to suspend the requirement?" This is shiftily written, since (as Roberta p...
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, Senate, Indiana, Gop, House Of Representatives, Ohio, General Assembly, Tam, Roberta, Bobbi, Ignorance is no excuse for a law, Horton hears a Hoosier


16 Critics Who Changed the Way We Look at Art

Alina Cohen’s list for Artsy goes all the way back to Pliny and right up to Jerry (but not Roberta). It’s mostly white males (there’s one 6th-century Chinese scholar), but three of the seven 20th-century critics are women. (Also, it must be said that three or four individuals on this list would not be considered by most people to be art critics as such.)
Tags: Art, Pliny, Visual, Roberta, Jerry, Alina Cohen, 09.11.18


McCain’s 106-Year-Old Mother Will Attend Her Son’s DC Memorial And Burial Services

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain’s rebellious streak didn’t come out of nowhere. His mother, Roberta, had a habit of speeding behind the wheel and racking up tickets. When told during a trip to Europe that she was too old to rent a car, she went out and bought a Peugeot. Her son once answered the telephone to hear his mother say she was on a cross-country driving trip — by herself, in her 90s. Now 106, the wife of a Navy admiral and mother of a Navy captain lived a life full of travel and adventure...
Tags: Europe, London, News, Maryland, Navy, California, Washington, America, Iran, Ap, Hawaii, John Mccain, Vietnam, Peugeot, Joseph, McCain


McCain’s 106-Year-Old Mother To Attend Her Son’s DC Memorial And Burial Services

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain’s rebellious streak didn’t come out of nowhere. His mother, Roberta, had a habit of speeding behind the wheel and racking up tickets. When told during a trip to Europe that she was too old to rent a car, she went out and bought a Peugeot. Her son once answered the telephone to hear his mother say she was on a cross-country driving trip — by herself, in her 90s. Now 106, the wife of a Navy admiral and mother of a Navy captain lived a life full of travel and adventure...
Tags: Europe, London, News, Maryland, Navy, California, Washington, America, Iran, Ap, Hawaii, John Mccain, Vietnam, Peugeot, Joseph, McCain


John McCain’s mother, now 106, a maverick in her own way

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain’s rebellious streak didn’t come out of nowhere. His mother, Roberta, had a habit of speeding behind the wheel and racking up tickets. When told during a trip to Europe that she was too old to rent a car, she went out and bought a Peugeot. Her son once answered the […]
Tags: Europe, News, Washington, Ap, John Mccain, Peugeot, Roberta, Nation & World Politics


John McCain’s 106-Year-Old Mother Will Attend His Memorial Service in Washington

Late Senator John McCain's mother Roberta is expected to attend his memorial and burial services in Washington and Maryland later this week
Tags: News, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Uncategorized, John Mccain, Roberta, Overnight, Onetime


John McCain's 106-Year-Old Mother Will Attend His Memorial Service in Washington

Late Senator John McCain's mother Roberta is expected to attend his memorial and burial services in Washington and Maryland later this week
Tags: Science, Maryland, Washington, John Mccain, Roberta


McCain’s 106-year-old mom to attend his Washington services

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain’s 106-year-old mother, Roberta, is expected to attend memorial services in Washington and his burial in Maryland later this week. Roberta McCain once said the middle child she called “Johnny” liked to use her as an example of “what he hopes his lifespan will be.” But she now mourns him instead […]
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington, Ap, John Mccain, McCain, Johnny, Roberta, Nation & World Politics, Roberta McCain


Biomaterials expert Convertine joins Missouri S&T

Dr. Anthony J. Convertine, a biomedical engineer whose research seeks to tap polymer science to unlock the next steps in advancing drug delivery systems, has been named a Roberta and G. Robert Couch Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Convertine joins Missouri S&T from the University of Washington, where he rose to the position of research associate professor of bioengineering after starting there as a senior postdoctoral fel...
Tags: Science, Missouri, University of Washington, Roberta, Convertine, Anthony J Convertine


Another Tom and Roberta trip is on the horizon........

Well I don't know what to say except.............France continues to pull at our heartstrings and beckons us to return to her charming towns and cities.....On September 1st we begin yet another adventure. On this journey we are traveling with our frien
Tags: Travel, France, Tom, Roberta


QotD: Your Eyeballs are the Merchandise Edition...

"The media is in the business of selling your attention and will do nearly anything to get it." -Roberta X.You know the drill. Go and RTWT. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Politics, Guns, Qotd, Tam, Roberta, Bread And Circuses


Mary Page Marlowe - Getting To Know You - Just Not Completely

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Each of us during the course of our lives will meet, work and interact with numerous people on an almost daily basis. Yet in the end, we'll never really know many of them at all. Such is the premise for Tracy Lett’s fascinating drama, Mary Page Marlowe. The show being performed by Second Stage at the Tony Kiser Theater Played by six different actresses and seen at various ages between 12 and 69, Mary Page Marlowe is someone who has gone through/will go throu...
Tags: Theatre, Ed, Wendy, Blair, Roberta, Letts, Mia Sinclair Jenness, Tracy Letts, Blair Brown, Tyler Micoleau, Lett, Judd Hollander, Laura Jellinek, Mary Page Marlowe, Gummer, Mary Frances


The world on a plate: the diverse kitchens of Queens, New York

A food tour of New York’s most multicultural borough revels in Latin American and Asian cuisine, but also highlights how gentrification threatens to end this riot of flavours. Lead photo: Alamy. All other photos by Melanie EinzigI’m waiting for what will turn out to be the most impressive sandwich I’ve had in recent memory. In the small dining room in the back of Beky’s Bakery, owner Roberta Torres sits at the head of the table, as her family eats breakfast around her. She wears her trademark Fr...
Tags: New York, US, Roberta, Queens New York, Puebla Mexico, Frieda Kahlo, Melanie EinzigI, Beky, Roberta Torres


Why Your Efforts To Move Forward May Be Holding You Back

Invasion of the Leaf Blowers It’s Monday morning here, which means my street closely resembles the set of a Star Wars movie. Hosts of landscaping crews have invaded the neighborhood with leaf blowers on their backs. They’re on a mission to rid the sidewalks of grass cuttings and leaves. I watch in amazement, as crew members blow the debris from one sidewalk to another. I’m left thinking, “Wouldn’t it make more sense to blow everything into one pile, pick it up, and dispose of it?“ This invasion...
Tags: Leadership, New England, Roberta


Building the workforce of the future: key learnings from Grow with Google

The world is rapidly digitizing, presenting huge opportunities for growth and jobs. However, many people in Europe and beyond lack the skills to take advantage of this. Inspired by the European Commission’s call for ideas to address this challenge—we committed to help, launching Grow with Google three years ago. Since then more than 4 million people in Europe and 3 million people in Africa have been through our programs, and in Europe, Grow with Google has created more than 220,000 new jobs or b...
Tags: Google, Europe, Sweden, Greece, Germany, Africa, Spain, European Commission, IPPR, Roberta, Institute for Public Policy Research IPPR, Fraunhofer, Digitale, Grow With Google, National Employment Agency, EU Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition


What to Cook: What to Cook This Weekend

A personal pan pizza recipe from Anthony Falco of Roberta’s should be high on your list, as should Dolester Miles’s lemon meringue tart and coconut pecan cake.
Tags: Cook, News, Pizza, Recipes, Roberta, Cooking and Cookbooks, Dolester Miles, Anthony Falco


Roberta and the Tuxi Kit Who Wouldn't Hold Still

Roberta  Oil on panel, 6"x6," $225. You know for every cat I paint, there's 3 more who refused to cooperate...  Case in point, this ridiculously cute long hair Tuxi kitten who wouldn't hold still for even a millisecond...   (Me coaching my husband who happened to accompany me that day: "Just get it to look at the camera!" Lol, not a chance!) Happily, the kitten was adopted during our visit.   [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
Tags: Art, Diane Hoeptner, Roberta, Tuxi, Roberta Oil


Pizza from Brooklyn, ready in six minutes

Roberta's pizza pies taste fresher than many other frozen varieties.
Tags: Brooklyn, Incidents, Roberta


Where to Travel in the U.S. this Spring

  Time to shake off those winter chills and start planning your spring and summer travels! Travel does not have to be daunting and is always worth it. Take a road trip, a train trip, or just jump on a plane — it’s easy and important to make time to getaway, to unplug and to get out of your routine and comfort zone. I enlisted the help of some fabulous female travel bloggers and writers to share why their favorite city makes a great spring escape! Spring in Chicago Millennium Park in the beaut...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York, California, Boston, Massachusetts, US, Chicago, Brooklyn, Washington Dc, Tennessee, Italy, Arizona, David Bowie, San Diego, Manhattan


Officials: House fire kills woman

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police are investigating a fatal house fire in South Royalton. WCAX-TV reports firefighters responded to the house fire Saturday night in a rural section of South Burlington. Authorities say icy road conditions slowed their response. Timothy Staples escaped the burning home and called 911. Staples’ wife, 60-year-old Roberta […]
Tags: News, House, South Burlington, Vermont State Police, Roberta, Vt AP, WCAX, South Royalton, Nation & World, Timothy Staples


Solo Female Travel in New York City — Is it Safe?

Is it safe for a woman to travel to New York alone? Absolutely. And I would know: I’m a travel writer specializing in solo female travel who lives in New York City. Since moving here, dozens if not hundreds of women have asked me the same question: I want to visit New York, but is it safe if I go alone? I believe that with the proper research and preparation, almost anywhere in the world can be safely traveled by a woman on her own. And that goes for New York, too. Millions of women from around...
Tags: Amazon, Lyft, Usa, New York, Featured, Groupon, New York City, US, America, Blog, Barcelona, Chicago, Cities, Brooklyn, United States, South Africa