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Hiking, Biking, and Walking Across Italy: How to Explore the Cammini d’Italia

“Italy has embraced the Via Francigena as none of the other three nations have,” writes Timothy Egan in his New York Times bestseller A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith. As he walks the storied route that traverses England, France, and Italy, Egan explains what makes walking the Italian section of the Via Francigena so appealing: This country never threw off its Catholicism; monarchs with their own religious agendas were scarce, and Protestants still are. The...
Tags: Travel, Hiking, History, Rome, Nature, Ecotourism, New York Times, Italy, Canterbury, Walking Tours, England France, Timothy Egan, Sports & Leisure, Francigena, Parks and Nature, Biking Tours


ON THIS DAY IN 1929, the stock market crashed; the beginning of the Great Depression. How did we get out of it? We elected a Democrat. When FDR ran for president, he seemed an unlikely savior: a rich dilettante with a funny accent, a withered body, and cigarettes he smoked from a holder. But Roosevelt had a message and a cause: the "forgotten man" — the broken farmer in the West, the apple vendor hawking his wares for a nickel in in Manhattan, the Chicago and St. ...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, Pets, Africa, America, Chicago, Maine, Manhattan, Kansas, Oklahoma, Panama Canal, North Carolina, St Louis, Fdr, Franklin Delano Roosevelt


Word of the week: Chump

At an October 24 drive-in rally in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was heckled by small group of Trump supporters, who honked horns, waved flags, and shouted “Four more years!” Addressing his own supporters, Biden said: “By the way, we don’t do things like those chumps out there with the microphone are doing, the Trump guys.” It didn’t take long for the derogatory term chump to circulate widely. Although some Biden supporters picked it up as an insult, th...
Tags: Politics, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Green, Hillary Clinton, Current Affairs, New York Times, Oxford, Linguistics, Biden, Donald Trump, Slang, Damon Runyon, Trump, Roger Stone, Stan


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Jan. 20-27, 2020

  The State of the West Valley discussion with the Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization on Jan. 22 at the American Legion Post 826 on Fallbrook Avenue in Woodland Hills. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here are upcoming meetings.   Arleta Neighborhood Council: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Osborne Neighborhood Church, 13501 Osborne St. www.arletanc...
Tags: California, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Jane Austen, Book Club, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, Joe, Val Mcdermid, Wendy, Rotary Club, Los Angeles City, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley


Sunday Support Group: Thorny Issues (*Added: Sale Update)

[Ed. note: This is my second-to-last post until December 27th. I'm taking a few days off for Christmas. The problem with that is that this is what I like doing, and I don't particularly like not doing it. But our year-end holiday break is traditional!   :-)  ] - A few supportive recommendations this Sunday, some reiterated: Confused about food? How Not to Diet is out, and it's utterly wonderful. An encyclopedia of diet demystification. I've been reading it since two weeks before it was publish...
Tags: Books, Photography, Sony, Jack, Michael, Ctein, Michael Johnston, Peter Turnley, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Fred, Michael Greger, Timothy Egan, Edward Curtis, Bessel van der Kolk, Fred Herzog


In his brilliant new book, Timothy Egan searches for faith in a secular world

In a culture where many are indifferent or even hostile toward the notion of faith, Egan set out to reassess and possibly reclaim the Christianity he grew up with in his new book. “I’m nervous,” he said. “It’s hard to talk about matters of the spirit in a secular town like Seattle.”
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle, Egan, Timothy Egan


Netflix, Shmetflix: At Cannes 2019, the Movies Needed Every Inch of the Big Screen (Column)

In the May 24 edition of The New York Times, there was a column by Timothy Egan, entitled “The Comeback of the Century: Why the Book Endures, Even in an Era of Disposable Digital Culture,” that celebrated those things that come between two hard covers as a larger phenomenon than mere nostalgia. The column keyed […]
Tags: New York Times, Cannes film festival, Columns, Cannes, Timothy Egan, Parasite, The Lighthouse, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, A Hidden Life, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire


Netflix, Shmetflix: At Cannes 2019, the Movies Needed Every Inch of the Big Screen

In the May 24 edition of The New York Times, there was a column by Timothy Egan, entitled “The Comeback of the Century: Why the Book Endures, Even in an Era of Disposable Digital Culture,” that celebrated those things that come between two hard covers as a larger phenomenon than mere nostalgia. The column keyed […]
Tags: New York Times, Cannes film festival, Columns, Cannes, Timothy Egan, Parasite, The Lighthouse, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, A Hidden Life, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire


Dust Bowl on the Hill

On April 19, 1935, the Senate saw the Dust Bowl problem up close and personalFour days earlier, on April 14, 1935, the biggest dust storm in U.S. history hit the prairie states, pushing a tower of dirt more than two miles into the air, and moving 300,000 tons of topsoil towards the east coast. This was "Black Sunday" -- the day the wind moved more dirt in a single afternoon than was dug by an army of machines toiling for over seven years to build the Panama Canal.On April 19, 1935, five days a...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Pets, Maine, Kansas, Panama Canal, North Carolina, Fdr, Vermont, Hoover, South, Bennett, Arlington National Cemetery, U S Forest Service, Roosevelt


The Collector Effect (Happy Birthday, Edward Curtis)

Deluxe reprint of Edward Curtis's The North American Indian,a fabulous bargain at $28,500 A recent episode (Season 2, Episode 8) of "The Grand Tour," Amazon's new reboot of the old "Top Gear" starring Larry, Curly, and Moe—er, make that James, Richard, and Jeremy—featured two rather odd cars: an exact duplicate (not replica) of a 1957 Jaguar XKSS handmade by "Jaguar Land Rover Classic's expert craftsmen," selling for about a million pounds, and a near exact duplicate (it has modern brakes, am...
Tags: Photography, Photographers, Jaguar, Jeremy, Richard, Aston Martin, Edward, Historical, Collecting, Michael Johnston, Richard Strauss, Michael C Johnston, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Moe, Amazon US, Timothy Egan


America's Chief Game Keeper Is an Incompetent, Corrupt, Loudmouth Who is Drunk on Power

Writing in The New York Times, Timothy Egan details the very real threat that Ryan Zinke, the Mad King governing our public lands, is to the America we know and love: The emperor of the outdoors rode into town on a horse named Tonto, and soon demanded that his own special flag fly outside his headquarters whenever he was in Washington.He believes fracking is proof that “God loves us” and, despite being from Montana, doesn’t know how to properly set up his fly line when fishing in front of the ca...
Tags: Energy, Florida, Navy, Montana, Washington, Pets, America, New York Times, Rick Perry, Patagonia, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Puerto Rico, Sarah Palin, Rocky Mountains, National Park Service


Failing civics: Blame liberal ideology

Timothy Egan fails to point his finger where it belongs. I had to hold my nose and vote for Donald Trump, because despite his oafishness, impulsiveness and lack of political acumen, I could never vote for Hillary Clinton. Trump dumping is the favorite pastime of Egan and the overwhelming majority of newspaper writers nationwide. But […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Donald Trump, Egan, Timothy Egan, Letters to the Editor, Hillary Clinton Trump, Northwest Voices


Egan vs. Pence: An affront

According to Timothy Egan, it seems that the root of Mike Pence’s vacuity is his “theocratic construct,” a deduction he derives from Pence’s propensity for proposing prayer for victims of our various domestic tragedies. He sneers, too, at Pence’s probity in avoiding dinners alone with other women, an offense against modernity leveraged by referring to […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Mike Pence, Pence, Egan, Timothy Egan, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices


NYT Op-Ed Argues Amazon 'Took Seattle's Soul'

New York Times columnist Timothy Egan was part of the paper's Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2001. Now he's written an op-ed arguing Amazon "took Seattle's soul." An anonymous reader writes: Since Amazon arrived "we've been overwhelmed by a future we never had any say over," Egan writes, with a message for cities competing to be the site of Amazon's next headquarters. Amazon now owns as much office space as Seattle's next 40 biggest employers combined, according to an analysis by the Seattle Tim...
Tags: Amazon, America, Tech, New York Times, Seattle, Seattle Times, Egan, Timothy Egan, NYT Op Ed Argues Amazon Took Seattle


A Dustbowl Eclipse in Washington, D.C.

On April 19, 1935, the Senate saw the Dust Bowl problem up close and personalFour days earlier, on April 14, 1935, the biggest dust storm in U.S. history hit the prairie states, pushing a tower of dirt more than two miles into the air, and moving 300,000 tons of topsoil towards the east coast. This was "Black Sunday" -- the day the wind moved more dirt in a single afternoon than was dug by an army of machines toiling for over seven years to build the Panama Canal.On April 19, 1935, five days a...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Senate, Pets, Maine, Kansas, Panama Canal, North Carolina, Fdr, Vermont, Hoover, South, Bennett, Arlington National Cemetery, U S Forest Service


Weekend Reading

In this edition, two great reads for noir fans, the story of the Andy Warhol of the late 19th century, a loving tribute to a parent, and more. Adrian Liang: Smoke from forest fires up in British Columbia have been smudging Seattle’s skies for the past few days, reminding me of Timothy Egan’s excellent nonfiction book The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America. A little over 100 years ago, a forest fire ravaged Montana, forcing homesteaders and newly minted railroad barons to e...
Tags: Books, Texas, Montana, France, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, Anna, Seattle, Smith, British Columbia, John Mcphee, Amazon Books, Puccini, Teddy Roosevelt


Trump’s pious and dangerous enablers

Eighty-one percent of white evangelicals gave their vote to Trump, writes columnist Timothy Egan. Why don’t they follow their conscience, or at least the Scriptures they profess guide them.
Tags: News, Opinion, Trump, Timothy Egan


The Immortal Irishman: My Reaction

Every once in awhile, you come across a book that you wish would never end. The second selection for my Seven Books plan this summer is that sort of book. From cover to cover, Timothy Egan’s The Immortal Irishman is so dense with action, adventure and amazing history that you’ll wish you didn’t get to the finish. Egan’s book tells the true story of Thomas Francis Meagher (pronounced Maaher), w...
Tags: Finance, Uncategorized, Egan, Timothy Egan, Thomas Francis Meagher, Seven Books


Health care: The elite

Timothy Egan’s thoughtful column tells a harrowing story of people in need of health care. People like Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates, and George Soros are exceptions in the rich trying to do right by their fellow citizens. Bottom line is that for the conservative elite their answer to you not having health care […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Melinda Gates, George Soros, Timothy Egan, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices, Warren Buffett Bill


Daily Deals 01/04/17

US Daily Deals Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get up to 50% Off on Smartypants Vitamins and 30% Off on Gaiam Balance Ball Chairs . The Audible Audiobook of the Day is It’s Superman! ($7.99 Paperback, $5.95 Audible), by Tom De Haven, narrated by Scott Brick [Blackstone Audio]. Publishers Weekly Starred Review (Audio Performance) The Nook Audiobook of the Day is Roses Are Red ($26.60 Audible, $5.99 Nook), by James Patterson, narrated by Peter J. Fernandez. In today’s Nook Daily Find, Save up to 50% ...
Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Books, Science Fiction, Superman, US, America, United States, Holocaust, New York Times, Crime fiction, Kindle Books, Wwii, Civil War, Ellen, Native American


The Lesson the Government Is Teaching Us

From an piece in The New York Times by Timothy Egan, entitled Fake Cowboys and Real Indians:The sight of native people shivering in a blizzard, while government authorities threaten to starve them out or forcefully remove them, is a living diorama of so much awful history between the First Americans and those who took everything from them."Let me say it plain: Cliven Bundy was treated with kid gloves because he had guns with bullets in them. The Native Americans are getting beaten, soaked, shot,...
Tags: Pets, New York Times, Cliven Bundy, Timothy Egan, PBurns, Terrierman


The Gravest Peril

Co-authored with Jonathan D. Greenberg, Scholar in Residence, Daniel Martin Gould Center for Conflict Resolution, Stanford Law School. ************************ This the third of three blogs, Jonathan D. Greenberg and I have recently written about the impact of the possible election of Donald Trump upon the 20th century legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr and the legacies of earlier historical struggles for social, racial and economic justice in our country. The election is nine days away. Accord...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, America, Hillary Clinton, Ford, New York Times, Nazi, Republican Party, Donald Trump, King, Martin Luther King Jr, Huffington Post


Why Trump Lost The Debates

The 2016 election has been defined by Hillary Clinton's performance in the three presidential debates. Snap polls indicated she defeated Donald Trump in each encounter. And since the first debate, Clinton's lead over Trump has expanded both in terms of estimates of the popular vote and share of the Electoral College. Clinton's decisive victory was due to her talent and preparation. Trump lost because of obvious defects. Trump can't maintain focus for 90 minutes. Particularly in the first an...
Tags: Isis, News, Supreme Court, Putin, Mexico, Hillary Clinton, United States, New York Times, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Clinton, Trump, Donald, Mosul, Trump Tower, Mrs Clinton


It's Really Terrifying How Little Donald Trump Claims To Sleep

Earlier in this election cycle, Donald Trump bragged about not getting much sleep and falsely accused Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton of sleeping on the job. (A claim that was thoroughly debunked.) Now as we enter into the third presidential debate, it bears repeating: Not sleeping is a terrifying habit for a president to have.  Trump has previously boasted about not needing much sleep and, indeed, science suggests there are some people who are naturally short sleepers. But it’s unlikely tha...
Tags: News, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, University Of California Berkeley, Donald Trump, Hillary, Alec Baldwin, Huffington Post, Giphy, Trump, Democratic, Harvard Medical School, Donald J Trump, ALICIA, Timothy Egan, Sarah Digiulio


NYT op-ed: "Detested and defeated, Donald Trump is now in a tear-the-country-down rage"

The New York Times' Timothy Egan writes on the stark, sudden demise of American civility under the force of millionaire Donald Trump's presidential run: "He’s made America vile. He’s got angel-voiced children yelling “bitch” and flipping the bird at rallies." Here’s his lesson for young minds: If you’re rich and boorish enough, you can get away with anything. Get away with sexual assault. Get away with not paying taxes. Get away with never telling the truth. Get away flirting with treason. Get...
Tags: Post, News, America, New York Times, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Trump, Timothy Egan


Environment roundup

Finally, some progress? White House releases “Housing Development Toolkit” urging local policymakers to expand by-right development, accessory dwelling units, pro-density rezoning [Jonathan Coppage, Washington Post; Vanessa Brown Calder, Cato] And see related: “Parking Requirements Increase Traffic And Rents. Let’s Abolish Them.” [Brent Gaisford, Market Urbanism] “America’s Ugly Strip Malls Were Caused By Government Regulation” [Scott Beyer] And yet more, stranded in Seattle: “Micro-Housing,...
Tags: Law, California, Washington Post, White House, Uncategorized, America, Barack Obama, New York Times, Seattle, Fdr, Land Use And Zoning, Bill Mckibben, New Republic, Federalist Society, Timothy Egan, McKibben


American Military Personnel Looking in Libertarian Direction in the Election, Again

Newly anointed GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump wasted no time in criticizing the foreign policy legacy of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. For decades the GOP has claimed to uniquely represent American military personnel.. Service members aren't allowed to become publicly involved in partisan politics. However, they do speak indirectly, via polls and contributions. It turns out that they favor neither Democrats nor Republicans. Rather, they lean libertarian. This campaign a plurality is ...
Tags: News, Obama, Navy, Washington, Barack Obama, Gop, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Johnson, Air Force, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Clinton, Gary Johnson


The Other Side of the Wall:The Actual Stats on Immigration Aren’t That Scary”

By now you may know that the Canadians are welcoming immigrants with open arms. And Silicon Valley is always looking for smart immigrants to import and fuel their businesses. Both farmers and meat packers are also looking for immigrants who are willing to work for cheap wages. But the opposition is screaming "hell no." So some actually trustworthy and unique statistical insights just might be illuminating for those who lack the information to make up their mind. Timothy Egan illuminates numerou...
Tags: Politics, Careers, America, Canada, Britain, United States, Current Affairs, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Egan, Timothy Egan, Power and influence


Best Books of the Year So Far: Biographies and Memoirs

in looking for the best books of (every) month, we read as much as we can. But let's face it: every month there is a mountain of new titles, and sometimes we overlook something deserving. That's what happened with Matti Friedman's Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story, published in May. I might have been dissuaded by the title, which belies the weight of it--it's no The Things They Carried, Unbroken, or even Homage to Catalonia. But upon opening the book, we learn that Pumpkin refers to an isolated ...
Tags: Books, New York, Colorado, Israel, Catalonia, Ireland, Hamas, Lists, Best Books, Lebanon, Hemingway, Editor's Picks, Amazon Books, Friedman, Leonard, Timothy Egan


Why It's Actually Terrifying That Donald Trump Doesn't Sleep Much

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said before that he doesn't get much sleep. And at a campaign event Wednesday in Anaheim, California, less than two weeks before the California presidential primary, Trump bragged again: "I don't sleep much. I don't sleep much." function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, University Of California Berkeley, Benghazi, Benghazi Libya, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Clinton, Trump, Harvard Medical School, Anaheim California, Egan