As I was dialing this particular woman, who lives in Cambridge, I realized that I knew an awful lot about her preferences in bed. I had a whopping pile of information about this complete stranger, in fact, including details about her romantic history, religious convictions, and political beliefs, as well as a photo of uncertain vintage. I knew the sorts of things that in a previous century — say, the 20th — would have been revealed gradually, naturally, in the context of conversations that took place as two people spent time together and a relationship took hold and deepened. In those days, you met someone in the real world, perhaps at an activity that both of you enjoy. Once someone caught your fancy, the first order of business was to figure out whether he or she was unattached. Back then, I went on plenty of blind dates during which my thoughts kept turning to the well-meaning mutual friend who had set us up: And seaweed and sandals and beer cans. Get Today's Headlines in your inbox: The day's top stories delivered every morning. Sign Up Thank you for signing up!
It laughed and it changed as I watched. As it changed, it stayed the same. The river was all about time, it was about how little time actually mattered. I looked at my watch. I was an hour and a half late. The river laughed at me again. It looks like an interesting project. Girl Meets Boy is Smith's retelling of Ovid's story of Iphis and Ianthe, which deals with the idea gender fluidity or transformation within the context of heteronormativity. What Smith does, however, is to tell the story, or rather a story playing with similar ideas, in the context of two sisters, Anthea and Imogen "Midge" , based in one of my favourite places - Inverness. Anthea is a free-spirited idealist who dislikes her job in the local PR firm her sister got her.
There are over 10, named saints and beati from history, the Roman Martyology and Orthodox sources, but no definitive "head count". How does the Church choose saints? Canonization, the process the Church uses to name a saint, has only been used since the tenth century. For hundreds of years, starting with the first martyrs of the early Church, saints were chosen by public acclaim. Though this was a more democratic way to recognize saints, some saints' stories were distorted by legend and some never existed. Gradually, the bishops and finally the Vatican took over authority for approving saints. The process begins after the death of a Catholic whom people regard as holy. Often, the process starts many years after death in order give perspective on the candidate. The local bishop investigates the candidate's life and writings for heroic virtue or martyrdom and orthodoxy of doctrine. Then a panel of theologians at the Vatican evaluates the candidate.
The quaint little cabin has a huge local following townies call it WWT , and singles come from all around town to order cheap drinks and listen to live music performances on the weekend. It's a dive bar with Christmas lights, pool tables, and a relaxing outdoor patio. It may look like a run-down old ramshackle building, but White Water Tavern is actually a fun spot to run down Little Rock's locals and get a date. The cocktail bar and lounge offers an upscale atmosphere with intimate booths and tall tables. The friendly team of master mixologists can make just about any drink you can think of and a few you can't , so even cocktail connoisseurs will be well-satisfied with the drinks on hand. The bar's expansive beer menu includes hundreds of draughts for beer lovers to enjoy. This eclectic venue frequently hosts beer-centric events around specialty pints, rare taps, and popular brews. New arrivals come on the menu every week to offer visitors an uncommonly broad flavor selection to sample. At the Flying Saucer Emporium, UFO club members and beer aficionados come together over the checkered tablecloths and share a laugh over a pint. Delicate finger foods, including figs filled with goat cheese and a white-bean hummus platter, satisfy the palate while the bartenders pour glass after glass of high-quality wine.
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The signs were written in many ways, including carving, chiseling, painting and embossing, on objects made of many different materials, such as soapstone , bone, shell, terracotta , sandstone , copper , silver and gold. Onshore explorations near Bet Dwarka in Gujarat revealed the presence of late Indus seals depicting a three-headed animal, an earthen vessel inscribed in what is claimed to be a late Harappan script and a large quantity of pottery. The thermoluminescence date for the pottery is BCE. That evidence has been used to claim that a late Harappan script was used until around BCE. The characters are largely pictorial but include many abstract signs. The inscriptions are thought to have been written mostly from right-to-left because there are several instances of the symbols being compressed on the left side, as if the writer is running out of space at the end of the row there , but they sometimes follow a boustrophedonic style. The number of principal signs is about Since that is considered too large a number for each character to be a phonogram, the script is generally believed to instead be logo-syllabic. Decipherability question[ edit ] An opposing hypothesis that has been offered by Michael Witzel and Steve Farmer, is that these symbols are nonlinguistic signs, which symbolise families, clans, gods, and religious concepts and are similar to components of coats of arms or totem poles. The main ones are the extreme brevity of the inscriptions, the existence of too many rare signs which increase over the year period of the Mature Harappan civilization and the lack of the random-looking sign repetition that is typical of language.
Read on to discover the new rules of engagement. Modesty is a turn-off Many profiles on dating websites start with statements like: The writers are doing themselves no favours. The aim of the online dating game is to catch the eye of someone you have lots in common with. You do this by being original and, above all, specific about your interests. State which tracks you enjoy, and your favourite place to see your friends. Specific information does more than make you sound interesting — it also gives potential dates something to write to you about. Zip up your baggage Most grown-ups have a history of exes, hang-ups and maybe a nervous breakdown or two. But never admit it to a new or potential lover. Keep schtum until you know each other better.
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Coming Home to Nowhere "Daughter from Danang," a well acclaimed and Oscar-nominated documentary, followed the journey of Heidi Bob, born to a Vietnamese mother and an American serviceman during the Vietnam War, to see her mother for the first time ever since she left Vietnam at the age of seven. While I personally found the documentary emotionally engaging and thought-provoking in its exploration of the issue of identity and cultural connection, I wonder when the other side of this story about Amerasians will be told. And who would listen? I want to talk about the experience of approximately 20, fellows who also shared the same Amerasian-by-birth background with our character Heidi, but unfortunately never had the full opportunity to search for their true identity and social acceptance. Amerasians -- "Children of the Dust. Some were brought over to America in the final days of the war as part of "Operation Babylift. Called "children of the dust" by the Vietnamese, Amerasians were badly mistreated and often denied basic civil rights, especially the right to have a basic education. Growing up in a Confucianism-influenced and patriarchal society, they were mostly isolated by their peers for the absence of their father and their non-Vietnamese appearance. Things got worse under the Communist regime after the war ended -- the new government viewed them as "children of the enemy. Or perhaps, they waited and hoped for an unforeseeable change.