Swinging Heaven – Faiths Pixel Patch http://faithspixelpatch.com/ Thu, 12 May 2022 05:37:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://faithspixelpatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/faithspixelpatch-icon-70x70.png Swinging Heaven – Faiths Pixel Patch http://faithspixelpatch.com/ 32 32 Boston-Atlanta races https://faithspixelpatch.com/boston-atlanta-races/ Thu, 12 May 2022 02:48:43 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/boston-atlanta-races/ Red sox second. Xander Bogaerts strikes while swinging. Alex Verdugo doubles to deep right field. Trevor Story shoots in the center of the field. Alex Verdugo scores. Franchy Cordero dashes into shallow right field, Austin Riley to Matt Olson. Kevin Plawecki flies out to right field toward Travis Demeritte.

2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 remaining. Red sox 2, Braves 0.

Red sox third. Jackie Bradley Jr. singles to right field. Kike Hernandez stops at shortstop, Dansby Swanson to Matt Olson. Rafael Devers doubles to deep right field. JD Martinez singles to shallow center field, advances to 2nd. Rafael Devers scores. Xander Bogaerts heads to a shallow infield, Austin Riley to Matt Olson.

1 run, 3 hits, 0 fouls, 1 remaining. Red sox 3, Braves 0.

Brave third. Adam Duvall hits while swinging. Orlando Arcia chooses to center field. Travis Demeritte hits to left field. Orlando Arcia scores. Dansby Swanson takes a walk. Matt Olson doubles to deep center field. Dansby Swanson brand. Travis d’Arnaud strikes while swinging. Austin Riley goes to third base, Rafael Devers to Franchy Cordero.

3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 remaining. Red sox 3, Braves 3.

Brave ninth. Ozzie Albies singles to left field. Adam Duvall flies to center field for Kike Hernandez. Orlando Arcia home runs to left field. Ozzie Albies scores.

2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 remaining. Braves 5, Redsox 3.

The Rise of Gru soundtrack features Phoebe Bridgers, Tame Impala, Diana Ross, Thundercat and more https://faithspixelpatch.com/the-rise-of-gru-soundtrack-features-phoebe-bridgers-tame-impala-diana-ross-thundercat-and-more/ Tue, 10 May 2022 13:21:56 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/the-rise-of-gru-soundtrack-features-phoebe-bridgers-tame-impala-diana-ross-thundercat-and-more/

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A who’s who of indie rock, pop, hip-hop and R&B talent came together for the soundtrack of Minions: The Rise of Gru. Produced by Jack Antonoff, the OST sees artists like Phoebe Bridgers, Thundercat, St. Vincent, Brittany Howard, BROCKHAMPTON, Kali Uchis, Tierra Whack, Caroline Polachek and Weyes Blood reimagine some of the biggest funk, pop and soul hits of the years 1970 – the time in which the new film takes place.

Bridgers, for example, reimagines the Carpenters’ 1972 single “Goodbye to Love,” while St. Vincent’s Annie Clark offers her version of Lipps Inc.’s “Funkytown.” Polachek covers Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang,” the chains BROCKHAMPTON Kool & The Gang with “Hollywood Swinging”, and Antonoff’s own Bleachers deliver their version of John Lennon’s “Instant Karma”.

The first single, however, is an entirely new song: a collaboration between the legendary Diana Ross and Tame Impala called “Turn Up the Sunshine”. The song will be released on May 20, with the full soundtrack on July 1 via Decca Records (pre-orders are on the way). Check out the artwork and track listing for the soundtrack below.

Minions: The Rise of Gruthe second installment of the animated franchise starring Steve Carell, hits theaters on July 1.

Minions: The Rise of Gru (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Artwork:

Artwork Minions The Rise of Gru

Minions: The Rise of Gru (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) List of tracks:
01. Turn Up The Sunshine – Diana Ross featuring Tame Impala
02. Shining Star – Brittany Howard ft. Verdine White (Earth, Wind and Fire 1975)
03. Funkytown – St. Vincent (Lipps Inc in 1979)
04. Hollywood Swinging – BROCKHAMPTON (Kool & The Gang 1974)
05. Desafinado – Kali Uchis (Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto 1959)
06. Bang Bang – Caroline Polachek (Nancy Sinatra 1966)
07. Fly Like an Eagle – Thundercat (Steve Miller Band 1976)
08. Goodbye to Love – Phoebe Bridgers (The Carpenters 1972)
09. Instant Karma! – Bleachers (John Lennon 1970)
10. You’re No Good – Weyes Blood (Linda Ronstadt 1975)
11. Vehicle – Gary Clark Jr. (The Ides of March 1970)
12. Dance to the Music – ELLE (Sly and The Family Stone 1967)
13. Black Magical Woman – Tierra Whack (Santana 1970)
14. Cool – Verdine White
15. Born To Be Alive – Jackson Wang (Patrick Hernandez 1979)
16. Cecilia – The Minions (Simon & Garfunkel 1970)
17. Bang Bang – GEM (Nancy Sinatra 1966)
18. Kung Fu Suite – RZA
19. Minions: The Rise of Gru Score Suite – Heitor Pereira

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Kansas City-Baltimore Races https://faithspixelpatch.com/kansas-city-baltimore-races/ Sun, 08 May 2022 21:07:12 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/kansas-city-baltimore-races/ Orioles second. Ramon Urias has called for a strike. Anthony Bemboom goes to second base, Nicky Lopez to Hunter Dozier. Jorge Mateo chooses to left center field. Cedric Mullins doubles to deep right field. Jorge Mateo scores. Trey Mancini stops shortstop, Bobby Witt Jr. at Hunter Dozier.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 fouls, 1 remaining. Orioles 1, Royals 0.

Royals third. Bobby Witt Jr. lines up at shortstop Jorge Mateo. Kyle Isbel doubles to deep right field. Nicky Lopez walks. Edward Olivares chooses in the center of the field. Nicky Lopez at third. Kyle Isbel scores. Andrew Benintendi runs aground in the shallow infield. Michael A. Taylor comes out second.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 fouls, 1 remaining. Royals 1, Orioles 1.

Royals fifth. Bobby Witt Jr. picks to left field. Kyle Isbel chooses to shallow right field. Bobby Witt Jr. second. Nicky Lopez reaches a fielder’s pick at first base. Kyle Isbel third. Bobby Witt Jr scores. Throwing error by Ryan Mountcastle. Michael A. Taylor appears at second base for Rougned Odor. Andrew Benintendi on a sacrificial fly to left field at Austin Hays. Kyle Isbel scores. Salvador Perez flies out to right field to Anthony Santander.

2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 left. Royals 3, Orioles 1.

Orioles fifth. Trey Mancini appears to Hunter Dozier. Anthony Santander flies into deep center field toward Michael A. Taylor. Austin Hays chooses to right field. Ryan Mountcastle doubles to deep left field. Austin Hays scores. Rougned Odor flies out to left field to Andrew Benintendi.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 fouls, 1 remaining. Royals 3, Orioles 2.

Orioles seventh. Trey Mancini single. Anthony Santander gets to first base. Trey Mancini comes out second. Austin Hays takes a walk. Ryan Mountcastle picks to right center field. Austin Hays second. Rougned Odor doubles, passes 3rd. Ryan Mountcastle scores. Austin Hays scores. Ramon Urias strikes while swinging.

2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 remaining. Orioles 4, Royals 3.

Royals eighth. Michael A. Taylor flies out to shallow center field toward Anthony Santander. Andrew Benintendi chooses in the center of the field. Salvador Perez singles to shallow center field. Andrew Benintendi third. Ryan O’Hearn on a sacrifice steal to left field for Austin Hays. Andrew Benintendi scores. Hunter Dozier walks. Salvador Perez second. Whit Merrifield reaches the pick of a defensive shortstop. Hunter Dozier exited in second place.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 remaining. Royals 4, Orioles 4.

Royals ninth. Bobby Witt Jr. flies out to Anthony Santander’s right field. Kyle Isbel stops at shortstop, Jorge Mateo at Ryan Mountcastle. Nicky Lopez reached by mistake. Field Error by Rougned Odor. Michael A. Taylor chooses to left field. Nicky Lopez scores. Andrew Benintendi chooses to left center field. Michael A. Taylor second. Salvador Perez singles to right field. Andrew Benintendi third. Michael A. Taylor scores. Emmanuel Rivera hits hard for Ryan O’Hearn. Emmanuel Rivera walks. MJ Melendez second. Hunter Dozier strikes while swinging.

2 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 3 left. Royals 6, Orioles 4.

Colorado-Arizona Races https://faithspixelpatch.com/colorado-arizona-races/ Sat, 07 May 2022 04:49:42 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/colorado-arizona-races/

The Rockies first. Connor Joe chooses to left field. Charlie Blackmon on a sacrificial bunt to the shallow infield, Merrill Kelly to Christian Walker. Connor Joe second. Randal Grichuk flies into deep center field towards Daulton Varsho. Connor Joe third. CJ Cron doubles to deep left field. Connor Joe scores. Ryan McMahon flies out to deep right field toward Pavin Smith.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 fouls, 1 remaining. Rockies 1, Diamondbacks 0.

Diamondbacks second. Josh Rojas chooses to left field. Ketel Marte doubles to deep right center field. Josh Rojas third. Seth Beer on a flight sacrificed to Randal Grichuk. Ketel Marte in third. Josh Rojas scores. Nick Ahmed strikes while swinging. Jose Herrera strikes while swinging.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 fouls, 1 remaining. Rockies 1, Diamondbacks 1.

Diamondbacks eighth. Jordan Luplow strikes for Jose Herrera. Jordan Luplow strikes while swinging. Daulton Varsho home runs to center field. Pavin Smith chooses to center field. David Peralta shoots in the center of the field. Pavin Smith scores. Christian Walker strikes while swinging. Josh Rojas walks. Ketel Marte is walking. Josh Rojas second. Seth Beer runs aground in the shallow infield, Justin Lawrence to CJ Cron.

3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 remaining. Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 1.

]]> Every Andrew Garfield Performance, Ranked https://faithspixelpatch.com/every-andrew-garfield-performance-ranked/ Wed, 04 May 2022 19:07:29 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/every-andrew-garfield-performance-ranked/

Spoiler for Spider-Man: No Coming Home

Do I even have to persuade you to watch this absolute gem of a movie? I don’t think I’ve read a single word of review regarding Tom Holland and – big spoiler alert to anyone who hasn’t been online since December – Andrew Garfield’s third Spider Man film. I have, however, read rumors about fake asses. And having had the pleasure of watching Andrew flash ass on screen seemingly every chance he gets, I’d say that while the actor Is boast a behind worthy of speculation, I believe him when he declared himself on Late Night with Seth Meyers be “unmodified”. Nice try to denigrate your competitors, Tom…

In what may be the greatest Spider Man movie of all time, Tom’s Peter Parker panics after his identity has been exposed to the world, and so, with the disgruntled help of Doctor Strange, he casts a spell to make everyone forget his secret identity. Of course, that plan goes awry when the spell sends a chilling signal to anyone in other universes – yes, we’re talking multiverse now, folks, carry on – who knows who Spider-Man is. This results in the return of many of my personal favorite villains from childhood, including the perpetually haunting Green Goblin of Doc Ock and Willem Dafoe. Fate also gives us the gift of finally seeing all three Spider-Man together. I do not have to know I needed to see Andrew Garfield, Tom Holland and Tobey Maguire bro in their spider suits, but turns out I actually did!

Part of what makes Spider-Man: No Coming Home so compelling (despite being a Marvel movie) is that it feels like a redemption shot for Garfield, who had his time as Spider-Man criminally cut short. He laughs at himself, he laughs at being too old for his superhero duties, he has chemistry with Zendaya that should make little Tommy a little nervous (which is why you had to spill some talk so disparaging ASSdoubts, Tom?). He’s everything I loved him for as Peter Parker, and more, because it’s like being one of three versions of the same superhero really freed him up to put his own spin on the character. . Also, Andrew cracks Tobey’s back onscreen, for that alone you should watch this one. —Danica Creahan

Rent it on Prime Video.

]]> Boston-Baltimore Races https://faithspixelpatch.com/boston-baltimore-races/ Sun, 01 May 2022 22:48:39 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/boston-baltimore-races/ Red sox fifth. Xander Bogaerts doubles to deep center field. JD Martinez stops at shortstop, Jorge Mateo at Tyler Nevin. Xander Bogaerts third. Franchy Cordero on a sacrificial fly to Anthony Santander’s deep right field. Xander Bogaerts scores. Kike Hernandez singles to left field. Jackie Bradley Jr. goes to first base, Tyler Nevin to Jordan Lyles.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 fouls, 1 remaining. Red sox 1, Orioles 0.

Orioles fifth. Rougned Odor chooses to right field. Ramon Urias doubles to left field. Rougned Odor to third. Tyler Nevin chooses to left center field. Ramon Urias scores. Smell Scores Rougned. Anthony Bemboom strikes while swinging. Jorge Mateo singles to left field. Tyler Nevin second. Cedric Mullins picks to shallow right field. Jorge Mateo second. Tyler Nevin third. Anthony Santander on a sacrificial fly to deep left field to Jaylin Davis. Cedric Mullins second. Jorge Mateo third. Tyler Nevin scores. Ryan Mountcastle is intentionally walked. Austin Hays flies out to deep right field to Jackie Bradley Jr..

3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 3 remaining. Orioles 3, Red Sox 1.

Sixth Orioles. Rougned Odor homers in the center of the field. Ramon Urias walks. Tyler Nevin hit the pitch. Ramon Urias second. Anthony Bemboom walks. Tyler Nevin second. Ramon Urias third. Jorge Mateo doubles to deep right field. Anthony Bemboom third. Tyler Nevin scores. Ramon Urias scores. Cedric Mullins appears in the shallow infield of Rafael Devers. Anthony Santander singles to left field. Jorge Mateo scores. Anthony Bemboom scores. Ryan Mountcastle picks in center field, advances to 2nd. Anthony Santander scores. Austin Hays has called for a strike. Rougned Odor spans the shallow center pitch, Trevor Story to Franchy Cordero.

6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 remaining. Orioles 9, Red Sox 1.

Red sox ninth. Jaylin Davis hits while swinging. Trevor Story walks. Rafael Devers chooses to right field. Trevor Story to the second. Xander Bogaerts hit by throw. Rafael Devers second. Trevor Story on the third. Home runs by JD Martinez to center field. Xander Bogaerts scores. Rafael Devers scores. Trevor Story brand. Franchy Cordero passes to second base, Jorge Mateo to Tyler Nevin. Kike Hernandez flies into the shallow center field to Rougned Odor.

4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 remaining. Orioles 9, Red Sox 5.

Westward Ho! – Your next summer vacation? Holly Goodchild https://faithspixelpatch.com/westward-ho-your-next-summer-vacation-holly-goodchild/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 08:51:47 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/westward-ho-your-next-summer-vacation-holly-goodchild/ On the last day of term, lounging in the classroom, chatting with friends with the usual, ‘What are you doing on Easter?’. Everyone seemed generally excited for their school holidays, however, I made one observation: whenever the word “staycation” was mentioned, it was followed by the same solemn, distinct moan. Let’s be honest – England isn’t known for its glamorous beaches, glorious weather or glitzy vacations. “So why go on vacation? ” I was wondering. This question would soon be answered when I visited Westward Ho!, a vibrant beach along North Devon brimming with the same glamour, sunshine and fun as any international party.

In fact, so much sun that at first I could barely make out the myriad of shops beside me, the whirlpools of cerulean water in front of me, or the glistening pool of rock in front of me, which I almost immediately slipped on . Luckily, the warm, happy atmosphere that shrouded the sand was enough to distract me from the pain, and my family also seemed too fascinated by the ice cream stands and shopping arcade to care about my accident. First we wandered along the sand, which was perfectly litter free and almost felt like a sin to disturb our footprints. Other families also strolled the beach, some swinging buckets and shovels and others clutching ice cream cones. Anyway, the place was not busy at all and my dog, Mr. Hat, had to constantly go back and forth on the sand, even climbing over rocks and jumping in puddles.

The next item was to stroll past the beach huts and dive into the world of ice cream, fish and chips, donuts, slushies and pastries, which had been teasing us for an hour with their delicious flavors. Even soaking up the whirlwind of smells rising up the promenade felt like a meal in itself, so when – only after a short while of waiting – we each sunk our teeth into one of these iconic Cornish pasties, it was as if we had reached paradise itself. My dad proclaimed they were shaming the ones bought by Tesco, then fell back into calm as we ate our lunch with satisfaction.

As the sunlight began to take on an orange hue, we checked off our final quest: visit the arcade. Mom and Dad continued across the beach with Mr. Hat as my brother and I walked toward the flashing lights. Naturally, the arcade was much more crowded and hectic than the beach, bustling with clanging coins and the occasional screaming toddler. However, all of this was offset by his drive, laughter and fun. Although not the highlight of our visit, yelling at the claw machines and giggling at the huge Jigglypuff and Luigi plushies was a happy end to our day that left us with a taste for pennies and pictures. Afterglow of coin pushers etched nostalgically into our memory as we drove back to our cottage.

For families, kids, dog owners and ice cream lovers, Westward Ho! is where you need to be. And before you let out that same distinct, solemn whine, remember this: shimmering waters and shimmering sands aren’t exclusive to vacation miles across the sea. Instead, you can always head to Westward Ho!, a vacation at half price but just as charming.

Maui, Hawaii Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Do and Where to Eat https://faithspixelpatch.com/maui-hawaii-travel-guide-where-to-stay-what-to-do-and-where-to-eat/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 14:03:45 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/maui-hawaii-travel-guide-where-to-stay-what-to-do-and-where-to-eat/

Welcome to The Weekender, Coveteur’s travel series where seasoned globetrotters share their insider guides to the best destinations around the world. Read on for the best places to eat, stay and enjoy.

When I ask Clifford Nae’ole, Cultural Advisor at the Ritz-Carlton Kapaula, how he describes culture on Maui, he responds with a metaphor: “It’s like opening the front door,” he says. “We want you to leave these islands as a family and feel the energy and culture of this place.” Nae’ole recently hosted the annual Property Arts Celebration – the reason I flew 11 hours across an ocean and an entire continent to reach this scenic island.

When you think of Hawaii, palm trees, spectacular waterfalls, and hibiscus spring to mind. But beneath this layer is a rich mosaic of culture that serves as the best lens to view this spiritual place. “Cultural advisors used to be conveniences, now they’re necessities,” says Nae’ole. “We’re never afraid to ask tough questions and that’s good. That’s why it’s here. Learn.” Over the weekend, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, I attended traditional ceremonies led by cultural practitioners, took a hula class, planted Koa trees, watched a documentary on the Hawaiian activist George Helm and witnessed demonstrations and a falsetto contest. What I was left with was what Nae’ole describes as kuleana (responsibility).

“Be aware, keep an open mind, listen and observe like you’re on a dinghy without GPS or coastguards,” he says. “Visitors to Maui should not expect an amusement park. Learn our history, so if something happens in your kingdom that could help the plight of the people of Hawaii, you can be part of the solution. Coming soon is a guide to enriching yourself in a deeply-loved Hawaiian culture with ideas on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat and drink. Hello!

Where to stay

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

Photo: Courtesy of Nicole Kliest

When the Ritz-Carlton opened in Maui in 1987, they made a discovery that completely changed their outlook. On a 13.6-acre parcel of land, the remains of over 2,000 Hawaiian kupuna (ancestors) dating from AD 850 to the early 1800s were unearthed. The company made the decision to abandon its plans, redesign the hotel and move it inland. leaving this resting place untouched and accessible only to those performing traditional ceremonies.

Despite being part of a large, globally recognized brand, this hotel was deeply spiritual and intimate. The property is located on the northwest shore of Maui with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and situated on 54 acres of land. There are several restaurants on site (the beachfront Burger Shack was my favourite, more info below) and the spa was a slice of heaven (ask for the LomiLomi massage, a treatment based on Hawaiian concepts that uses techniques to increase circulation and relieve tension).

The focus on Hawaiian culture is what stands out from my stay here. It can be difficult for large corporate hotels to deal with this in a way that feels genuine, but they hit the nail on the head by hiring and empowering Nae’ole to lead the property by educating guests on the cultural traditions of the island. I came away from the experience with a newfound understanding and appreciation for this spiritual and sacred place.


What to do

Snorkeling in Kapalua Bay

Photo: Courtesy of Nicole Kliest

Confession: I find snorkeling a bit disturbing. I’m much happier swimming in the ocean with my nostrils above water. However, if you are a fan of snorkeling like my boyfriend, you have to go to Kapalua Bay. He spotted sea turtles (!), technicolor corals and countless weird and beautiful fish. I regret that I didn’t, so don’t make my mistake and just give it a try. It was a 15 minute walk from the resort and breathtaking.

Plant a tree in the Pu’u Kukui watershed

Photo: Courtesy of Nicole Kliest

One of the activities I did during the Ritz-Carlton Arts Celebration Weekend was to volunteer at the Pu’u Kukui watershed. After climbing a small mountain in the rain (when in Rome!), my fellow volunteers and I planted about 600 trees in total, one of them being the Koa tree, which is used to build the iconic canoes of long distance travel. If you’re in town and looking for a way to give back to the island, consider going to the watershed. You can also visit the state’s Malama website, which is a helpful resource for finding programs where tourists can help restore Hawaii’s natural habitats.

Take a hula lesson

Photo: Courtesy of Nicole Kliest

As part of the hotel’s celebration of the arts, I took a hula class with Mapuana Samonte who explained to me the origins, history and cultural context of this style of dance. She gives classes on Sundays in Kahului in the styles of Kahiko, Auana and Tahitian. No matter your age, gender, or skill level, this is an immersive activity that I can’t recommend enough (seriously, I was stepping aside and swaying my hips next to a 70-year-old man passing the best time of his life).

Take part in a sunrise ceremony

Photo: Courtesy of Nicole Kliest

Practitioners at the Ritz-Carlton offer guests the opportunity to participate in a sunrise ceremony (also known as “E Ala E,” which means awakening). When I chatted with Nae’ole, he lovingly called it the Hawaiian Faith Booth. “We walk through water and think about what we did yesterday, the month before and the year before. You go there and you reconcile with yourself and you let the waters of Mother prevail. After this reflection (which involved swimming in the ocean for about five minutes), my fellow confessors and I gathered at the beach and sang to “rise” the sun.

Watch the sunset at Haleakalā National Park

Photo: Courtesy of Nicole Kliest

After a few nights at the Ritz-Carlton, we grabbed a rental car and headed to the island’s national park, home to a dormant volcano and a completely different landscape to what you’d expect from a tropical climate like Maui. The popular thing to do here is watch the sunrise, but you need to get a permit and if you don’t do it in time (i.e. me) then sunrise is an equally good way beautiful to discover this volcanic terrain. A word of warning: resist the temptation to take any of the volcanic rocks home with you: it’s illegal, culturally inappropriate and said to bring you bad luck.

Drive the scenic route to Hana

Photo: Courtesy of Nicole Kliest

I’m a big fan of road trips (see here). So when I read there was an iconic road in Maui with waterfalls, roadside coconut huts, and lush landscaping along the way, it was instantly cemented to the route. The Road to Hana is only 64 miles long, but it’s narrow and winding (about 600 turns) and the bridges are one-way, which means it takes a while to drive. Also, if you stop to discover fresh water to bathe in or want to make a stop at the Garden of Eden where the opening scene of jurassic park was filmed, then you should dedicate the whole day to fully experience this lush wonderland.

Swim in the black sand beach of Wai’ānapanapa

Photos: Courtesy of Nicole Kliest

If the sound of a volcanic coastline punctuated by black sand beaches piques your curiosity, head to Wai’ānapanapa. My visit here was another reminder of the diversity and uniqueness of Maui’s different landscapes. I was able to get a camping reservation here, but I suggest getting yours early as they go fast. After a dip in the ocean and exploring a few seaside caves, I went for a hike along an ancient volcanic coastal path contrasted by vibrant green plants and trees. In other words, fodder for my camera.

Hike the Pīpīwai Trail

Photos: Courtesy of Nicole Kliest

Another highlight of my time on Maui was hiking the Pīpīwai Trail. This is a 3.8 mile round trip trail that takes you through a diverse landscape, including a bamboo forest, before reaching a lush valley surrounded by dramatic, craggy waterfalls known as the name of Waimoku Falls. It was a bit challenging at first (there is about a 900ft elevation gain) but manageable for all levels and only took a few hours.

Where to eat and drink

Burger Shack at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua

Photo: Courtesy of Nicole Kliest

Technically speaking, the hotel’s star restaurant is the Banyan Tree, which I highly recommend. But if you’re like me and the idea of ​​the perfect meal is a burger and a beer al fresco amidst the sound of crashing waves and the chirping of birds, then you’ll want to head to The Burger Shack. It’s not a bad idea to save room for dessert as their milkshakes are a work of art (I had the Mai Tai themed one).

Hana Hou Surf Club

Photo: Courtesy of Nicole Kliest

Like most, I enjoy a nice bowl of acai, and the South Side Swell concoction at Hana Hou Surf Club in Paia – although it cost me $18 – was well worth it. If you’re doing the road to Hana, stop here for a coffee and a bowl and enjoy it in their outdoor garden. If you have time, stroll around this sleepy hippie town to appreciate its laid-back bohemian vibe.

Roadside fruit stalls

Photos: Courtesy of Nicole Kliest

One of the best things you can do on Maui if you’ve rented a car is stop at the roadside fruit stands stocked with mangoes, avocados, and papayas, among many others. We stopped on the road to Hana at a farm stand where the owner grabbed a coconut that had fallen from the tree a few hours earlier, cracked it open with a machete, and offered it to us without a straw (l purist approach, apparently). Another necessary stop is for banana bread and shaved ice at the Halfway to Hana stand.

Mom’s fish shop

Photo: Courtesy of Nicole Kliest

My last meal before leaving Maui was at Mama’s Fish House: a James Beard Award semi-finalist family restaurant that, unbeknownst to me, is usually booked out three to six months in advance. By a miracle sent from above, we were able to sit at the bar. My boyfriend and I shared the diver-caught Maui octopus (pan-fried and sliced) and the macadamia-crusted Kanpachi (life-changing). I would rank this as an essential dining experience on Maui, hands down.

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Dressick packs 63 quick stories into fables of deconstruction https://faithspixelpatch.com/dressick-packs-63-quick-stories-into-fables-of-deconstruction/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 03:03:52 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/dressick-packs-63-quick-stories-into-fables-of-deconstruction/

Flash fiction was not invented by Hemingway, but his classic six-word story, “For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn.” stands as a well-known example of compressed emotion. With a word count ranging from five to 1,500, Writer’s Digest further defines the genre as “not focusing on plot or character development, the writer instead focuses on the movement of the narrative.” Every sentence, every word, should reveal something to the reader that we didn’t know before. It should also hint at a larger story than what’s revealed on the page. Formally, this is an apt assessment of the 63 often innovative and original stories by local writer and Clarion University professor Damian Dressick, whose Fables of the Deconstruction arrives as a collection that hits the mark post- engaging modern.

In “Life Lesson”, readers are immersed in “1972 and the war, unpopular now even in the suburbs, continues. My father, who is not a Buddhist monk, nevertheless flirts with self-immolation. There has a comforting familiarity in the setting – a driveway, a Buick – until the father douses himself with a liter of gin, while “his left hand fiddles with the steering wheel of the Zippo”. goes out when the narrator’s mother “sprays it with the garden hose, calls my uncle in the house across the street, my father laughs. ‘I can do it anytime, Alice,’ he says. It’s a gripping scene that only requires 158 well-placed words.

Dressick, in an interview with SmokeLong Quarterly, analyzes his vision of the genre: “Shorts are in a way their own country. You don’t spend a lot of time with the reader so the responsibility shifts from keeping an audience to very quickly trying to deliver something that they can take with them, something that comes apart, makes them feel entangled in a place of substance. I’m also a sucker for stories that don’t shy away from sensational moments and those that ostensibly attempt to place their characters in the capital “H” story. Little Fables stories…will keep readers on their toes as Dressick moves from the allegorical (“The Food Speakers”) to the satirical (“Bruce Redman says ‘No, but maybe'”) to the personal (“In Order to Live”), sometimes setting up stories in the form of lists, pie charts or an annotated Word document. These latest innovations vary in success, perhaps leaving traditionalists wanting something less experimental.

While Dressick, a Windber native who also wrote the recent coalfield-centric novel, 40 Patchtown, showcases blue-collar sensibilities in “Jesus in 42,” he nails something more ephemeral, in “Possession “. Set against the backdrop of Bob Marley’s last concert, its setting becomes the answer to many Pittsburgh residents’ favorite question: September 23, 1980 at the Stanley Theater.

Here the narrator dreams of being part of the crowd, “the carpenters, the waitresses, the stockboys, the straight-haired lawyers – all standing and swinging pale hands in the air, beckoning in recall, their cheers cajoling the tall man sick back on the wide plank stage.The stage is familiar to onlookers, with lighters lit, the fabulous rendition of “Redemption Song” mourned, brilliantly described as “a pure connection…the warm hand of God descending from the sky cool and takes your heart in its incandescence, numinous palm. The pathos of the moment is palpable, but the ending is hard-hitting and existential. “Your inability to connect here is profound, inviolable. There is nothing you will bring back to the house, but a perplexity to the head and showbiz of the whole affair. This is it, you remember. This is the dream in which you are alone. And while readers in search of the closure that offers short fiction conv tional may feel on the outside, those wishing to embrace the literary carnival Fables of the Deconstruction embody will find it well worth the price of admission.

Cleveland Yankees races in NY https://faithspixelpatch.com/cleveland-yankees-races-in-ny/ Sat, 23 Apr 2022 02:21:34 +0000 https://faithspixelpatch.com/cleveland-yankees-races-in-ny/ Yankees third. Isiah Kiner-Falefa lines up deep left field for Steven Kwan. Jose Trevino lines up on Myles Straw’s deep center field. DJ LeMahieu walks. Aaron Judge home runs to center field. DJ LeMahieu scores. Anthony Rizzo strikes while swinging.

2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 remaining. Yankees 2, Goalies 0.

Guardians fourth. Jose Ramirez darts into the shallow infield, Isiah Kiner-Falefa to Anthony Rizzo. Franmil Reyes hits to right field. Josh Naylor chooses to right center field. Amed Rosario doubles to deep left center field. Josh Naylor third. Bobby Bradley hits while swinging. Bryan Lavastida flies out to right field toward Giancarlo Stanton.

1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 remaining. Yankees 2, Goalies 1.

Yankees fourth. Giancarlo Stanton strikes while swinging. Josh Donaldson walks. Joey Gallo hits while swinging. Gleyber Torres chooses deep right center field. Josh Donaldson in third place. Isiah Kiner-Falefa singles to center field. Gleyber Torres third. Josh Donaldson scores. Jose Trevino flies out to left field for Steven Kwan.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 fouls, 2 remaining. Yankees 3, Goalies 1.

Yankees fifth. DJ LeMahieu stops shortstop, Amed Rosario at Bobby Bradley. Aaron Judge hits to right field. Anthony Rizzo flies into shallow center field towards Myles Straw. Giancarlo Stanton singles to left field. Josh Donaldson walks. Giancarlo Stanton second. Joey Gallo gets to first base against Bobby Bradley.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 fouls, 2 remaining. Yankees 4, Goalies 1.