There had never been a time when Debby Duchesneau left the house with a naked wrist. For six decades, she had always worn a watch: a quick buy at the local drugstore, a random Macy’s purchase, even a gift from a friend. “I wanted to know the time, but I was never into watches,” said Ms. Duchesneau, 63. Then, early last year, her watch — a HP1 Automatic from Brew Watch Co. of New York — started losing time. “I did an online search and realized I could directly contact the owner of the watch company,” she said, adding, “I was amazed.” During the six weeks that Ms. Duchesneau, a speech-language pathologist who lives in southeastern Connecticut, had her watch in for servicing, she continued her internet explorations, delving into podcasts and discovering other small horological brands. Because the school where she works moved to remote learning early last spring, Ms. Duchesneau had time to do what she called “a deep dive into watches.” She even ordered one, the Brew … [Read more...] about Time Seemed to Stand Still, but Watch Fans Certainly Didn’t
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For Your Li’l Petaluma Readers: Book To Encourage Them To Try New Foods
0 Kids & Family Pass the goat cheese, s'il vous plait, and watch your children enjoy a fun read. Susan C. Schena , Patch Staff Posted Reply By FREYA HOOPER (Star Patcher) This week I have an early chapter book series to share. Not only will it entertain your kids, but they may just be willing to try some new foods after reading. Now that is certainly something to celebrate. Don’t forget to visit my website at www.onegreatbook.com for more early chapter books that will encourage your kid’s love of reading, Title: Phoebe G. Green: Lunch Will Never Be the Same Author: Veera Hiranandani Target: Grades 1-3 Series: Yes What this book is about: Why I love this book: All the characters felt very authentic. Phoebe is looking to try new things while all Camille wants is to have a typical American meal. I will note that Sage is a boy, so it helps make the story more … [Read more...] about For Your Li’l Petaluma Readers: Book To Encourage Them To Try New Foods
I’m Lost All the Time. So I Went on a Labyrinth Vacation.
To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android . Who’s to say when exactly we started to walk twisting paths — to think of them as sites for enjoyment, for the holy, and for the surreal? Labyrinths and mazes have appeared across cultures and time, made by digging ruts into the soil, laying out rock or mosaic or enclosing paths within hedges, walls, bamboo, corn and mirrors. The first recorded labyrinth dates to the 19th century B.C., built by Egyptians near the ancient city Arsinoe to hold the sepulcher of kings and crocodiles. In the desert of Peru, the Nazca dug winding geoglyphs in the shape of birds, flora and monkeys; some of them were thought to be traversed by gods and spirits, by priests and pilgrims during ceremonies. Rock-lined labyrinths along the coasts of the Baltic Sea may have been created in the Bronze Age. Surviving lore suggests they were used in spring pagan dances and light exorcisms, trapping … [Read more...] about I’m Lost All the Time. So I Went on a Labyrinth Vacation.