By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
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Susan Bloom Special to Asbury Park Press Published 5:00 AM EST Jan 3, 2019 MARLBORO - Marlboro native Alexis Castellano worked as an ad agency editor. Indiana native Jill Slater had a master’s degree in nursing. But the two soon-to-be founders of a business called Fasten had more in common than they knew. “Alexis and I were both working moms,” said Marlboro resident Slater, 40, who became friends with Holmdel resident Castellano, 39, a mother of eight- and nine-year-old daughters, at a local Mommy and Me class years ago. “At the time, Alexis was taking her older daughter to the swim club while she was potty training her and was always struggling to get her bathing suit off,” recalled Slater, herself a mom to a nine-year-old son and seven-year-old daughter. “It was just an aha! moment as we wondered why there weren’t better products out there," Slater said. "We found a few bathing suits with snaps in the crotch but they were … [Read more...] about Working moms solve bathing suit problem for their girls
Jerry Carino Asbury Park Press Published 5:00 AM EST Dec 3, 2018 Keira Canada is a 9-year-old Jackson resident with a seizure disorder, like her mother. One day she asked her mom, “What is a seizure?” So Jessica Canada called up YouTube. “I showed her a video of someone having a seizure,” Jessica said. “I made sure she knew if mommy ever needed help and I couldn’t get help, to call 911.” More: Ocean County 911 operator figures out a faster way to save lives More: Carino's Corner: The special life of two Christmas trees in Middletown That moment arrived a few weeks ago. Jessica was getting her three daughters ready for school when she suffered a violent grand mal seizure — her first in 23 years. “All of a sudden she started making noises, then she slid down and fell on the ground,” Keira said. “I came over and said, ‘Mom, mom!’ She didn’t answer. I was scared, very scared.” But the … [Read more...] about Jackson 9-year-old girl rescues mom after massive seizure
Judy Baughn thought she was done raising children – her three sons and daughter are all adults now. But the West Philadelphia resident now cares full time for her granddaughters, ages 9 and 11, due to the city’s ever-expanding opioid epidemic. Her son and his wife are addicted to heroin. “My son was supposed to go to rehab, but he never did,” and his two young girls were sent to foster homes in 2015, she said. Baughn petitioned to adopt them from foster care, a process during which “I literally had a heart attack from the stress.” Baughn is raising the girls by herself. Now, however, she has some help. “My oldest granddaughter has special needs, so I quit my teaching job and devoted all my time to caring for them,” said Baughn. “I love them so much, but I had to get used to having two little people in the house — and a guinea pig.” Last year, Baughn found out about SOWN — Supportive Older … [Read more...] about When their children get hooked on opioids, more ‘grands’ stepping up to raise their grandchildren
Chris Murray Reno Gazette-Journal Published 6:39 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 Without those who have fought and fallen to protect our liberties, we would not be able to enjoy our freedoms of speech, religion, the press, peaceful assemble/protest, due process, a speedy and public trial and freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures, among other things. It is their service that allows us to barbeque, camp, play golf, watch sports or hang out with family on this Memorial Day, so we should honor and never forget those who have lost their lives to protect those freedoms and the American ideals of life, liberty, happiness, justice, equality, safety and opportunity. Thanks to those who have served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice in doing so. A smaller thanks to those who submitted Monday Mailbag questions this week. Let’s get to them. Here is the Wolf Pack's average finish in the Mountain West standings since the conference went to its current membership in 2013. … [Read more...] about Murray’s Mailbag: Is Nevada a big-boy Mountain West athletic department yet?