Saturday, December 08, 2018

TRÈS BON Pinot and MEdia Dragon

"It's uh, it's thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. It's, you know, it's not a survivor like Cabernet, which can just grow anywhere and uh, thrive even when it's neglected. No, Pinot needs constant care and attention. You know? And in fact it can only grow in these really specific, little, tucked away corners of the world. And, and only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it, really. Only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot's potential can then coax it into its fullest expression. Then, I mean, oh its flavors, they're just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and... ancient on the planet."
Pinot - Most Patient Growers

'The Sideways Effect': How A Wine-Obsessed Film Reshaped The ...

Parents who give up their phones during dinner will be rewarded with free meals for their kids at one U.K.-based restaurant chain. For the first week of December, Frankie & Benny’s is running its “no-phone zone” campaign in an attempt to improve family interactions at the dinner table.
The promotion was announced following a study that the Italian restaurant chain ran earlier this year, where they studied the dinner table behavior of over 1,500 people. And the results were staggering—almost a quarter of the parents admitted to not only using their phones during mealtime but that they did so while their kids were talking about their day.
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Anarchy and violence result when there are no sound guidelines governing society’s right to freedom of speech.


One of Margaret High’s journalism professors pulled her aside toward the end of class at the University of North Carolina this semester and told her to pen a narrative essay that was close to her heart.

The result covered four generations, spanned decades and involved the KKK — and a Pulitzer Prize.

High wrote about being a fourth-generation journalist. Her great-grandfather, Leslie Thompson, won the prize in 1953 for public service in his crusade against the hate group for the Whiteville (North Carolina) News Reporter, a newspaper that still belongs to her family.

High now plans to follow her great-grandfather's, grandfather's and father's footsteps by pursuing a career in journalism. She said her generation is much more aware of the financial constraints facing publications like her family's, and that she's going to have to innovate. 

Still, the fundamentals remain the same.

"I think that illuminating problems that exist within public offices or within government institutions, even within private businesses, I think that's very important," she told Poynter on Monday after class. "I think that journalism is my way to change the world."

 Essay of Note.

“What a complex foamy mixture a couple is,” wrote Elena Ferrante. In our eagerness to uncover her identity, have we erred in assuming she is one person? Many People Hurt