Ask a liberal arts major about the benefits of reading fiction and they'll regale you with all kinds of nonsense about how it makes you a better person. Ask just about anyone else, and they'll give you a dumbfounded stare. However, reading fiction has some hidden benefits regardless of who are you. Lets take a look at a few of them.
Caught a flight from LAX to AUS alongside the ever-talented +scoot mcnairy, (Monsters, Halt and Catch Fire). Fortunately, +beth banks and I hadn't yet seen Non-Stop, or I might have tackled him and duct taped his wrists for the safety of the remaining passengers.
Facebook tried, but my FB "year in review" was "meh" at best. This one, on the other hand, actually captures several of my favorite moments throughout the year. Well done, Google, well done. cc / +beth banks
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a van, down by the river
Atlanta, GA - Titusville, FL - Port Canaveral, FL - Cape Canaveral, FL - Asheville, NC - Lebanon, TN - Interior, SD - Gardiner, MT - West Yellowstone, MT - Jackson, WY - Las Vegas, NV
Delicious food, excellent service and great prices. Highly recommend the gram fritters, coconut curry and cilantro chicken entrées, and all three of their delicious desserts, two of which are vegan. I eat here every time I'm in Silver Spring.
Classified by Priceline as a 4.5 star resort, feels more like an upgraded / regentrified motel. Nice furniture and new floors in otherwise damp, dingy ground floor rooms, inconsistent maid service, overpriced parking and food (for the star rating). Bathroom light / fans sound like an impending air raid. Would be less disappointed if I'd been led to expect sub-3 star accommodations.