The feeling that it is just a little bit too soon to elevate John Paul II to sainthood has been echoed by many Catholics who prefer a longer post mortem waiting period to make sure the potential saint’s earthly record holds up.
If you’re a collector, you’ll gasp and gawk at the full-blown insanity of the libraries in some of the photos. You’ll get that little spurt of joy when you spot a record you yourself also own. And of course, you’ll taste that bitter tinge of jealousy whenever you see one of Paz’s profile subjects holding up a record you’ve been trying to score a copy of for years. Like the copy of Caetano Veloso’s Bicho on page 47 — man, this one time when I was in Paris…
The thing is, all of that ice takes a long time to melt. As of April 10, 48 percent of the five lakes’ 90,000-plus square miles were still covered in ice, down from a high of 92.2 percent on March 6 (note that constituted the highest levels recorded since 1979, when ice covered 94.7 percent of the lakes). Last year, only 38.4 percent of the lakes froze over, while in 2012 just 12.9 percent did – part of a four-year stint of below-average iciness.
In a doctor’s waiting room, Ms. Williams read a magazine article about a man named Jay Shafer and the tiny house he had built, and was taken with the idea. Soon she was flying to Iowa City to meet with Mr. Shafer, a guru in the tiny-house world, and poring over blueprints back in Portland. It was a distinctive response to a health crisis, she admits.
When it was built in 1977, Citicorp Center (later renamed Citigroup Center, now called 601 Lexington) was, at 59 stories, the seventh-tallest building in the world. You can pick it out of the New York City skyline by its 45 degree-angled top.
That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is.
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