Life Style & Travel

Gambling Laws In Comparison: Canada Vs The USA

UNITED STATES—Gambling has come a long way since the days of Bugsy Siegel. Now, thanks to the progressive and innovative nature of the industry, we have seen Las Vegas become one of the most popular cities to visit, the growth of slot games and the dominance of online gambling. This phenomenal growth has meant online casinos such as Royal...

Bedside (4)

UNITED STATES—"I can't sleep," says the mom. "Is there something you can do for me? You haven't done anything for my leg." "Which leg?" says the son. "Oh, I don't know." "I haven't done anything for your leg? I only put a pillow under it. I only took a pillow out from under it. I rolled up a towel. I made you...

The Last Payphone

UNITED STATES—It was splendid, driving home from the university and taking the scenic route, winding down Sunset Boulevard, where all is green, dark and shady. You pass by the monastery, the route punctuated by green lights and yellow lights that blink and flash. The screams of children wafted through the open cabriolet window, down a crack. Danielle shivered for...

Summer Vegetables Like Warming Weather

UNITED STATES—Tomato, pepper and eggplant plants should be out in the garden by now. They typically get planted only a few weeks after the last threat of frost, so that they can start to disperse their roots early. Growth above ground accelerates as the weather gets warmer. Fruit develops and ripens through summer. These three types of vegetable plants get...

Scandalous

UNITED STATES—Brendan Howe watched the hypnotic tumblings the drying socks and underwear through the glass circle of the dryer door. It was his first time here in the laundromat in the new neighborhood where he had moved after the divorce. Scribbling in a small spiral notebook, he sat in regimented plastic chairs, bolted to the floor. An attendant watered hanging ferns....

Las Vegas Is Not Only Sin City

UNITED STATES—Summer is amongst us, and for many those vacations are in full-force.  There are many typical destinations that many flock to during the heat of the summer months, none more popular than Las Vegas. Yep, sin city is a place that is unlike any other. For starters, that entire myth that the destination is not a place for kids,...

What Bulbs Do After Bloom

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UNITED STATES—Narcissus, daffodil, freesia, snowdrop, snowflake, grape hyacinth, various iris and most other early spring blooming bulbs and bulb like plants should be perennials. We plant them with the hope that they will survive after bloom to bloom for another season, and perhaps for many seasons. Some should multiply to provide more bloom over the years. Bloom is just...

The Orson Box

UNITED STATES—Astonishing news: 33 years after calling it quits on Earth, Orson Welles is back, strong as ever, with his last motion picture being redeemed from legendary limbo by Netflix, the oft-described, seldom seen “The Other Side of the Wind.” This brings to mind a morning spent in Atwater Village opening a box of Orson’s final screenplays. Liz Derby was...

Indifference

UNITED STATES—Indifference is freedom from our own capriciousness, a pivotal quality for cultivating life success and industriousness. Indifference means being unenslaved by outcome. Being open to all the charming and not-so-charming possibilities multiplies the chances for contentment. Tony de Mello (inspirational wiseman) compares it to ordering soup at a restaurant. You have your heart set on French onion soup,...

Roommates (2)

UNITED STATES—It all comes to a head for Agnes and her roommate. I said, Agnes, you came to share my apartment, and you've taken it over. My own apartment isn't mine and I wait on you hand and foot. Everybody around here has to pull their own weight. How can I be a nurse for other people if I...
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