A Cherry Popsicle and Other Things Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day

thepracticalhistorian

If you live in the US (and you don’t live in a cave), I’m sure you know by now that this Sunday (May 14) is Mother’s Day. It’s hard to escape the ads for jewelry, and chocolate-covered strawberries, and flowers, and yes, free glass vases. And there aren’t many stores you could walk through without seeing some display or other of sentimental greeting cards and “World’s Greatest Mom” tee shirts or coffee mugs.

That’s all well and good. I’m sure many of you will pick out something like that to give to your mother to honor her on the special day, and I am certain she’ll appreciate the thought. But for me (and I suspect for a lot of mothers), it’s kind of a strange holiday. I hate to say it, but I don’t really look forward to it all that much.

Here’s the thing. Moms do a lot…

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Renewed TV Shows: 2017 Renewal Scorecard — What’s Returning, Cancelled? | TVLine

The Tony Burgess Blog

TVLine’s annual cheat sheet of relief, anxiety and utter anguish known as the Renewal Scorecard has arrived! From now until late May, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW will determine which shows are go…

Source: Renewed TV Shows: 2017 Renewal Scorecard — What’s Returning, Cancelled? | TVLine

This is the time of year that TV shows are renewed for another season or cancelled. Networks are looking at ratings, cost of production and other factors in their decision making. A lot of people are nervous right about now and others are on the phones with their agents to get them work. Some shows I liked this past season are coming back while others have gotten the ax. I am hanging on for a few more shows that are in limbo. We shall see what happens.

Yes I still love broadcast TV. I grew up on it and appreciate what it…

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LA Purple Line Construction Gets OK to Proceed

PenneyVanderbilt

Curbed LA via California Rail News

There was no big showy shovels-in-the-dirt ceremony for it, but the next phase of the Purple Line extension has hit a milestone, says The Source.

Tutor Perini/O & G, the contractors working to build the the second section of the extension, have been given an official “notice to proceed,” allowing them to begin work on Beverly Hills’s Wilshire/Rodeo station and the Century City/Constellation station.

The Source says that major construction will begin next year. (Pre-construction has been underway and will continue through the year.)

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