The first side-wheel steamer named the Augusta was built in 1828 in New York City and weighed 218 tons. The next passenger steamer named Augusta was built in 1852 weighing in at 1,310 tons.
A reader in Buffalo resonated with a recent column in which I opined that a punishment is worthless unless it establishes a permanent memory.
With all the rain we've gotten lately, from Beryl and various other low-pressure systems, the corn may well be as high as an elephant's eye. My memories of the Grant Park Zoo, formed when I was considerably shorter than I am now, leave me a little vague as to how high that is exactly, but it is, I think, safe to assume, higher than my head and the corn is definitely that.
It looks like the Sleep Wars have begun.
The first two naval ships the Augusta were British: the first, a "Fourth rate" armed with 60 guns; and the second, a "Third rate" double-decked warship armed with 64 guns.
I know we're past our annual observance honoring mothers, but I wanted to do it even though it's late.
In the early days of sailing there three main types of ships. A schooner usually had two masts, with the rear being the tallest. A Brigantine was a vessel with two square-rigged masts. A Bark, however, usually had three masts.
I occasionally receive complaints from fellow mental health professionals that my approach to discipline is excessively punitive. The most recent accused me of actually recommending that 3-year-olds spend as much as a full day in their rooms for certain offenses. Said professional was horrified. She said punishment of that sort is "harsh" and does not "send positive messages."
Basil, it is said, wards off dragons. I learned this long after having started growing basil in the big clay pot on the deck. Long after having mastered the technique the witty and beautiful people of the Food Network call "chiffonade" (the process of rolling the deep green leaves into tiny cigars and slicing them into slender ribbons of fragrance). Long after having decided that, when the time comes, I'd like my casket filled with fresh-cut basil so that I can leave this world surrounded by the scent of spring.
In the 200-plus years of he US Navy's existence, there have been two vessels named the Jenkins. The first, DD-42, was a Paulding Class Destroyer built at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.
Q: My husband was killed nearly a year ago, and my 11-year-old son is still having a difficult time with it. Before the accident, he was always cheerful and social and hardly ever complained. That still describes him, most of the time, but every now and again he slips into moods where he is just the opposite. These episodes occur once every couple of weeks and last for a couple of days, on average. I took him to see a therapist a while back, but I saw no change after three months of weekly sessions, so I took him out ...
I probably drive through the intersection of Fair Road and Zetterower Avenue at least four times a day. In doing so over the last few weeks, I have thought to myself many times, why in the world are they putting all of those telephone poles in the ground as they prepare to construct the new CVS pharmacy?
When I was growing up, it was said that one should not engage in discussions of religion or politics. These days, engaging in conversation concerning how someone raises their children is just as likely to end the relationship as a discussion of their religious or political beliefs.
According to shipping records, there have been five vessels that have borne the name Evans.
When I heard that Frazier's Flowers and Gifts on Zetterower Avenue had been sold, I panicked, metaphorically.
Pine Shores Presbyterian Church has asked me to teach a class for the next month and a half leading up to Palm Sunday. It's ...
Socrates said, "Know yourself."
"It was a dark and stormy night," goes the novel noir, and boy, was it one like that early last Sunday morning! There was a ...
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