During the first 14-hour leg of their flight, though, Matt’s simple cold developed into a high fever and intense sweats. (iStock) For Matt and Dani Fontanesi, everything was going according to plan. The American newlyweds had just been married in February and were ramping up for their honeymoon that August. They would leave their home in New Zealand to embark on a coast-to-coast tour of United States, hiking in Idaho, then sightseeing in Washington, D.C., New York City, and San Diego. After their travels wrapped up, they’d work on a new adventure: starting a family. Matt developed a bit of a cold before leaving but didn’t think much of it—August is winter in New Zealand, after all. “I was 33, and I ignored it,” says Matt. A bit of soup and a vitamin-packed smoothie, and he’d be good to go. During the first 14-hour leg of their flight, though, Matt’s simple cold developed into a high fever and intense sweats. By the time they got to … [Read more...] about Newlywed was diagnosed with aggressive blood cancer on honeymoon
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By CAROLYN HAX, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST Published 2:55 pm CDT, Saturday, August 25, 2018 Image 1 of / 0 Caption Close Image 1 of 0 Carolyn Hax: Mother of four abandons family for a beach rental 1 / 0 Back to Gallery Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My wife just left me and I am so angry at her I can barely stand to talk to her. She's had mental health issues for most of her life but until this last year she dealt with her depression pretty well. We were together 15 years and have four kids who need her. She just left one day with no explanation, no warning, nothing. I literally came home to a note and my bewildered children. She told them this was temporary, but now she's asking me for a legal separation. I am left to take care of the children, the house, and go to work so I can still pay all of the bills, including hers. I think I could stand it if she were in a hospital or seeing a doctor or … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Mother of four abandons family for a beach rental
There he was on the shore of Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, the lieutenant governor leading the evacuation as Rita hit. He could feel when the hurricane wasn’t there, and then when it suddenly was – that’s the closest Mitch Landrieu can compare to May 7, the day he left office. As mayor of New Orleans he slept with his cell phone on his chest, always on edge for the police or fire chief to call — or if he left the phone downstairs, to be woken up by them banging on his door. That morning of his departure he got up, went to new mayor LaToya Cantrell’s inauguration, sat through her speech, wished her well. That afternoon, a tugboat caught fire on the river. One of the barges it was pushing slammed into a dock. Another barge hit a ship.Story Continued Below “My immediate reaction is, ‘Well, let me pick up the phone,’” Landrieu says, “and say, ‘Where are we and what are we doing?’ And then I realized, that’s … [Read more...] about Mitch Landrieu Wants to Know: Does He Have to Run for President?
According to a famous poem by Philip Larkin, “sexual intercourse began in 1963.” It hardly seems accidental that “On Chesil Beach,” director Dominic Cooke’s new film, like the Ian McEwan novel on which it’s based, takes place mostly in the previous year. BLEECKER STREET Florence Ponting (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward Mayhew (Billy Howle) fall in love for the first time in “On Chesil Beach.” According to a famous poem by Philip Larkin, “sexual intercourse began in 1963.” It hardly seems accidental that “On Chesil Beach,” director Dominic Cooke’s new film, like the Ian McEwan novel on which it’s based, takes place mostly in the previous year. Florence Ponting and Edward Mayhew, young British newlyweds working up the nerve to consummate their marriage in a seaside hotel, are both virgins. But the problems they face owe less to their inexperience than to the absence of a shared vocabulary … [Read more...] about A honeymoon goes awry in ”On Chesil Beach”
The January National Geographic magazine has a remarkable article about the 10,000 species of birds that live around and above us, and it prompted me to recall some of the species I have observed in my lifetime. As a five-year-old farm boy and the youngest of five kids, it was my responsibility to feed the chickens, ducks, and geese we raised for eggs and table. I remember holding the heads and bodies of birds on a wooden block as my mother brought the axe down. We canned all meat in those days because we had no electricity for refrigeration. I have fed and been entertained by birds for much of my 80 years since then. I have several bird feeders and a water station outside of our den so I can observe many species of birds as they feed from morning to night. I usually leave the feeders empty for a couple of days so they don’t get too dependent on handouts. When I fill them it takes about five minutes for the word to get out to the bird universe: “Raymond’s filled them! … [Read more...] about Maybe We Should Quote The Raven More