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  • In the pretty Eastern Sierra, fish don't bite and dinner doesn't come

    We have found Longfellow's forest primeval, the murmuring pines of the Eastern Sierra. The trees breathe out; we breathe in. Soon I will be up to my ankles in snowmelt, casting out to the most elusive of creatures, the rainbow trout, which eat like...
  • After a lot of wrong turns, love veers left

    After a lot of wrong turns, love veers left
    I was always told the right guy for me would end up being a little to the left of what I thought I wanted. But the only men I met were so far left they fell off the spectrum. I think I might be the only person ever who was matched with an embalmer and a...
  • Sleek Donald Wexler home in Palm Springs revealed beneath its remodels

    Sleek Donald Wexler home in Palm Springs revealed beneath its remodels
    As boys, Kevin Lane in Kansas City, Kan., and Shev Rush in South Carolina were told the same thing by guidance counselors: You are not good enough in math to go into architecture. When Lane, an advertising executive, met Rush, who does tech industry...
  • Reusing broken concrete isn't too hard

    Pasadena-based landscape designer Laramee Haynes often reuses pieces of broken concrete in gardens as an alternative to pouring a slab of concrete. "Broken concrete can be reused over and over again," Haynes said. "It has a very organic quality." Haynes...
  • New Restaurant Offers Flavors Of Pakistan

     New Restaurant Offers Flavors Of Pakistan
    Ronak Restaurant, a Pakistani-Bangladeshi-Indian restaurant, is one of the newest additions to Manchester's Main Street dining options. The restaurant, opened by Alia Zahid and her husband Khan Zahid less than a month ago, offers food options inspired...
  • The surreal silence of an empty nest

    As per Anaïs Nin, I believe only in the intoxication of other people. Silly me. As if that kind of high can ever last. As if people don't come and go. We're in late summer, a time of farewells, broken hearts and parental pangs. Ran into a dad the...
  • Best bets in the Western suburbs, Sept. 6-14

    Best bets in the Western suburbs, Sept. 6-14
    Event highlights for the week of Sept. 6-14 in and around the Western suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: http://triblocal.com/events. Kite Festival in Geneva...
  • The house that home-makeover shows built

    The house that home-makeover shows built
    When "This Old House" premiered on the Boston PBS station WGBH in 1979, few could have predicted it would spawn an entirely new television genre: the home-improvement show. The series that made Bob Vila a household star and inspired the top-rated sitcom...
  • If you want to get onto a TV home show, know this: It's competitive

    If you want to get onto a TV home show, know this: It's competitive
    Are you struggling to sell your house? Did you have a renovation nightmare? Does your dwelling have its own story to tell? If so, you might be a candidate for help from a television home show. But it's not easy. "We are inundated with people wanting...
  • A little editing leads to happy ending for literary agent

    A little editing leads to happy ending for literary agent
    During the 10-plus years I was a single parent, I was consumed by my career as a literary agent. This was the kind of job that involved long-range strategies and 24/7 focus. I didn't have the time or energy left over to date. Instead, I devoted myself...
  • Cramped Valley home is renovated in a modern ranch style

    Cramped Valley home is renovated in a modern ranch style
    Even before Peter and Janet Shurkin moved into their 1950s Valley Village home, the couple knew they needed to make some renovations. "We liked it," Janet says, "but the tiles would fall off and none of the cabinets were working properly." Peter had...