"the neighborhood has really embraced garnett’s," a waitress tells me. right at the corner of park and meadow, garnett’s is a great destination for any meal of the day for the hundreds that live within walking distance. it’s a friendly neighborhood spot with a mean sandwich and a daily pie. garnett’s is cute, quaint, and whimsical, much like the fan surrounding it.
after its opening three years ago, garnett’s has become a destination for a cup of tea, a glass of wine, a cup of hot soup, a slice of pie, or a full-fledged date night meal. the servers are warm and friendly, and you’ll often see one of your neighbors strolling by or coming inside.
graphic art, embroidery, and china plates line the walls, soft music plays overhead, and sunlight streams in, especially over the booth against the wall that faces meadow, which has been voted richmond’s most romantic booth. it’s also a great one from which to people-watch on a sunny day.
but whether you live in the fan or not, garnett’s is a perfectly decorated, perfectly homey establishment where you’ll simultaneously eat a perfectly prepared meal.
so what’re you waiting for? dig in.
But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.
We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.
Happy 115th Birthday, Ernest Hemingway!
Author Ernest Hemingway enjoys a drink with other war correspondents on the island of Mont St. Michel, off northern France, in the summer of 1944. Born on July 21, 1899, the author would have likely celebrated his 45th birthday a few weeks before this scene.
Excerpted from: D-Day to Germany, 1944
Taken by newsreel cameraman Jack Lieb, this color home movie was donated by the Lieb family to the National Archives in 1984. You’ll see D-Day from a perspective different than the official military film or commercial newsreel. With his personal footage, Lieb takes the viewer through the preparations in England, where he spent time with war correspondents Ernie Pyle, Jack Thompson, and Larry LaSueur, to the liberation of Paris and finally into Germany. Along the way, Lieb captured his experience on 16mm Kodachrome, filming everyday people in France and the occasional celebrity, such as Edward G. Robinson or Ernest Hemingway. (Hemingway shows up around 26:45.)
Apollo 11 Flight Plan
The flight plan for Apollo 11 was a minute-by-minute time line of activities for the mission crew—Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin—and Mission Control in Houston. The flight was launched July 16, 1969. Touchdown on the moon took place, as scheduled, on July 20, 102 hours, 47 minutes, and 11 seconds after launch from Cape Kennedy. The astronauts spent 21 hours and 36 minutes on the moon, and returned to Earth on July 24.
From the series: Pre-Shuttle Flight Data Files, 1968 - 1977. Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006