Eric on The Road

Journeys into the offbeat, off the beaten path, overlooked and forgotten - by Eric Model

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Some Fans in Canada See Vancouver as Foreign (NY Times)

From the New York Times:

Published: May 14, 2011

Canadians are not as excited as one might think about the success of the Vancouver Canucks.

Killebrew's caring nature shows even when he needs sympathy (Star Tribune)

From The Star Tribune:

Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune

As Harmon Killebrew deals with cancer, the slugger has been quick to offer comfort to others. "It just speaks to the character of him,'' Justin Morneau said.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Trying to cultivate an urban vintage (Chicago Tribune)

From The Chicago Tribune:

An entrepreneur fights to turn a crumbling 19th century estate in a rundown part of Chicago into a vineyard and winery.,0,7820754.story

Community toasts ‘Angel of Mount Morris’ (Livingston County Press)

By Tony D'Imperio | May 7, 2011
As soon as Greg O’Connell arrived at the reception in his honor, he began walking around the room shaking hands, hugging and kissing well-wishers who packed the room.Around 400 people, brimming with gratitude and appreciation for O’Connell, filled the largest room in the Genesee River Reception Center in Mount Morris last Sunday.

The pursuit of happiness (CBS News)

From CBS Sunday Morning:

Why are people in Boulder, Colo., at the top of the nation's measurable well-being - and those in Huntington, W.Va., at the bottom?

Mavis Staples: I'm gonna sing till I die (CBS News)

From CBS Sunday Morning:

The gospel singer and former member of the Staple Singers is, at 71, continuing a life of spreading the Word through song

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

In Small Towns Hit By Twisters, 'You Feel Ignored' (NPR)

From NPR's Morning Edition:

Nobody, I don't think, knew it hit Hackleburg, because there's this TV station that a lot of us watch in this area, and someone called in and told him, you know, 'Well, what about Hackleburg?' And he said, 'Well, what about Hackleburg?' We're such a small community and a small town, nobody's ever heard of it. And they didn't know."

"People know Tuscaloosa, they know Birmingham," says state Sen. Roger Bedford. But, he says, what people don't know is that dozens of small communities like Hackleburg, Phil Campbell and East Franklin were also hit by tornadoes.