You have many tricks up your sleeve, Mister Bear I didn’t grow up in bear country. At least, not really. Black bears in my home state of Missouri faced near-extinction until the mid-2000s; now, the entire state of Missouri houses only about 800 black bears, and bear sightings are still […]
Capitol Rioter Who Thought He Was At The White House Released On Home Detention
Doug Jensen, a QAnon conspiracy theorist who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 in support of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, was ordered released on home incarceration by a federal judge on Tuesday. Jensen, who was among the first rioters to enter […]
Creepy sculpture with human faces is even older than experts thought
A human-shaped wooden idol decorated with an eerie human face and considered the oldest of its kind ever discovered may date back even further in time, researchers now say. Often called the Shigir Idol after the Shigir peat bog, where it was found in the Ural Mountains in Russia in […]
Food for thought: Grocery, supply chain innovations from pandemic to continue | From the Wire Business
CHICAGO — There were moments, early in the pandemic, when Joseph Musillami wasn’t sure how the family business would make it. Purely Meat Co., a commercial butcher in Chicago’s West Humboldt Park neighborhood that supplies mostly high-end restaurants, saw sales plummet 75% when the state banned indoor dining in March. […]
When My Friend Temporarily Moved In, I Never Thought I’d Fall For Her. I Was Wrong.
After my divorce, my children and I moved into a place of our own where we relished painting the walls moody dark colors, hanging art we found at the dump, and cobbled together free furniture from anyone willing to give it to us. There was a room in the basement […]
I thought I’d have left London and be in my dream country home by now
It is 350 miles from Hampstead Heath (via the ferry at Pembroke) to East Ferry, where one of my bridesmen has offered to lend me his cottage near the Irish coast. I leave my life packed in a 50 sq ft storage unit and head off with a suitcase and […]
Cancel Thanksgiving? My mother can’t bear the thought.
“What are we going to do about Thanksgiving?” my mother asked weeks ago. “Nothing!” I answered immediately, and my stepfather wholeheartedly agreed. To my amazement, my mother has cooked and hosted a full Thanksgiving meal for more than a dozen people since she was 22 years old, an age at […]
She thought they were renovating the kitchen, he worked with a Seattle company on a bigger surprise
30 years into their marriage and nearly 20 years in the same house, Alvin and Joanne were ready for a refresh — not the marriage, Alvin emphasizes. “It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long! We still feel like newlyweds who got married yesterday,” he says. But the house was […]