In pictures: George Best statue unveiled at Windsor Park BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A statue has been unveiled of footballing hero George Best outside Windsor Park in Belfast. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/international/in-pictures-george-best-statue-unveiled-at-windsor-park-38137819.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article38137697.ece/d2b94/AUTOCROP/h342/iled%20in%20Belfast21.jpg Email A statue has been unveiled of footballing hero George Best outside Windsor Park in Belfast. The Manchester United and Northern Ireland star has been immortalised in bronze in the shadow of the stadium he graced so many times for his national side. Best’s sister Barbara McNarry and fellow Northern Ireland great Pat Jennings revealed the life-size tribute to a crowd of fans on what would have been the former European Player of Year’s 73rd birthday. He died in 2005 after a long battle with illness linked to alcoholism. The statue, which captures Best … [Read more...] about In pictures: George Best statue unveiled at Windsor Park
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Right now, with snow blanketing our neighborhoods, parks and rooftops, would be a good time to read or reread Robert Bly’s “Silence in the Snowy Fields.” His first poetry collection, it came out in 1962 from Wesleyan Press. It was 66 pages long, softcover and cost two dollars. When you opened it, these were the first lines you read: Sometimes, riding in a car, in Wisconsin If you were a poet, or inclined toward poetry, or curious about poetry, or had to read poetry for a class you were taking, maybe you were hooked. Bly’s words, recorded over 60 years in 14 books of poetry (not counting his many books of translations), influenced generations of poets and readers. Bly’s latest and last book, “Robert Bly: Collected Poems,” was published in December by W.W. Norton. It gathers all 14 of his poetry books on 576 pages between sturdy hard covers. On Monday (Feb. 11), a host of family members, friends, fellow poets and scholars will convene at Plymouth … [Read more...] about Event to celebrate Robert Bly and his ‘Collected Poems’; Club Book’s winter/spring lineup
LONG lizards scurry up moss-covered craggy rocks and walls, while the deafening courtship calls of cicadas reverberate across the peaks of the Cévennes mountains. This region, a 90-minute drive from Montpellier and Nîmes, lies to the north of the French Mediterranean lowland and although busy with tourists in the summer is under-visited the rest of the year. The delightfully unspoilt landscape of small medieval villages clinging to the steep slopes became known to the young writer Robert Louis Stevenson when he made his celebrated trip with a donkey through the area in autumn 1878. He kept detailed notes of his solo ramble which inspired his classic work Travels With A Donkey In The Cévennes. His donkey, called Modestine, carried food, tools, a lamp and candle, a gun and a bottle of Beaujolais. He wrote that it had ‘"a kindly eye, a determined under-jaw and a sober daintiness of gait". One hundred and forty years on, the area through which Stevenson travelled for … [Read more...] about Travel: Walking through the Cévennes, in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson
AS we approach Remembrance Day 2018, the country is preparing to remember those who gave their lives in war. Here's a selection of poems and quotes perfect for the 100-year anniversary of the First World War. Poems The Soldier - Rupert Brooke If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body of England’s, breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home. And think, this heart, all evil shed away, A pulse in the eternal mind, no less Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given; Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day; And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness, In hearts at peace, under an English heaven. In Flanders Fields - John McRae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our … [Read more...] about Remembrance Day 2018 – what are the best poems and quotes for Armistice Day?
Emily Maher, KCRA Updated 9:55 am PDT, Thursday, October 11, 2018 A Stockton woman is petitioning to change the name of a popular California state park. A Stockton woman is petitioning to change the name of a popular California state park. Photo: KCRA / Emily Maher Best California state park for TREE HUGGINGBig Basin Redwoods State Park in Boulder Creek, Calif.California's oldest state park contains nearly 11,000 acres of old-growth forest in addition to recovering redwoods. Here, you can bask in the largest continuous stand of ancient coast redwoods south in San Francisco. less Best California state park for TREE HUGGING Big Basin Redwoods State Park in Boulder Creek, Calif. California's oldest state park contains nearly 11,000 acres of old-growth forest in addition to recovering ... more Photo: Tony Avelar, Special To The … [Read more...] about Woman starts petition to change name of Negro Bar state park in Folsom