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Drake University is a private university in Des Moines, Iowa.
In 1881, the university was established by a teacher and pastor, George T. Carpenter, and a Union general, Francis Marion Drake. It was primarily affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In 1865, Drake’s law school opened, becoming one of the 25oldest law schools in the nation. The school has been a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools since 1923. It is also one of only 75 ABA-approved law schools with a chapter of the Order of the Coif.
Academics & Campus
The urban campus covers a 105-acre area. Consisting of seven colleges, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs which include professional programs in law, pharmacy, and business. It provides roughly 70+ majors, minors, and concentrations, as well as 20 graduate degrees.
There are approximately 3,164 undergraduates and 2,057 postgraduates enrolled. Drake’s student body represents 45 states and 42+ countries. The students have access to more than 160 student organizations, such as several fraternities and sororities.
For more information, visit: www.drake.edu. The campus is located at: 2507 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311, United States.
Athletics – Bulldogs
The sports teams compete in NCAA Division I in the Missouri Valley Conference except for football, women’s rowing, and men’s tennis. The football team participates in the FCS NCAA Division I Pioneer Football League. The women’s rowing team plays in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The men’s tennis team competes in the Summit League.
The Bulldogs athletic teams include:
Women: basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
Men: basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and track and field.
The cross country has won four national championships. In 1969, the men’s basketball team appeared in the national semifinals. Go Blue & White!
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Drake crowns champion in Beautiful Bulldog Contest before Drake Relays
Roses and a crown mattered little to Sunday’s beauty queen inside Drake University’s Knapp Center.
All Myrtle Mae, a 5-year-old female rescue bulldog, needed was some attention and a soccer ball with peanut butter on it.
Drake’s 42nd annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest Sunday kicked off festivities for the 111th Drake Relays. Drake University students voted on their favorite bulldogs in March and whittled the initial field of 126 to the 21 who competed Sunday. The winner — Myrtle Mae — will serve as the mascot for the Drake Relays this week.
Owners said they were thrilled to be there. Some dogs looked less thrilled than their owners. But all mammals at the Knapp Center — both humans and canines — seemed to have fun.
“She’s an attention seeker,” said owner Whitney Bogdanski, of Des Moines,as Myrtle Mae sniffed and licked people getting their pictures taken with her as she sat on a throne after the event.
As most bulldogs lounged before the competition, Myrtle Mae worked out hard, kicking a soccer ball. Peanut butter on one side of the ball preoccupied her. But with enough persistence, she eventually kicked the ball into a soccer net — and got the peanut butter.
More: Drake University to host the 42nd annual Beautiful Bulldog contest ahead of 2021’s Drake Relays
Mabel, a 3-year-old rescue dog, greeted people by sniffing them while wearing a shamrock bow and T-shirt. She did not look happy.
“She’s ready to be out of it, but doesn’t she just look prec(ious),” said her owner Lisa Brix, of Ames.
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Brix said Mabel came from a puppy mill in Missouri.
“This is so much fun seeing all these bulldogs in all different shapes and sizes,” Brix said. “It’s been great.
More: Hulk Out: 3-year-old pup wins virtual Beautiful Bulldog Contest
Whitney Monaghan and her daughter Iris, 7, both of Leon, lounged with their blonde 14-week-old puppy, Bonnie, before the show. Whitney Monaghan entered Bonnie a week after she got her from a breeder in Nebraska City, Nebraska.
“She’s a licker,” Iris Monaghan said as Bonnie sniffed the hand of a reporter and then ate some food from a bowl.
“And a biter,” Whitney Monaghan said. “She loves antlers a lot.”
Mollie Gilbertson, of Des Moines, and Betsie, a 6-year-old bulldog, got second place.
More: Drake University’s Beautiful Bulldog Contest going strong after 40 years
“It’s a fun day,” Gilbertson said. “I didn’t care if we got anything. Just getting to be around a bunch of dogs, sign me up.”
Third place was won by Dottie and owner Cat McAuliffe, of Des Moines.
Sleeping through most of the whelps, laughs and giggles was Drake’s official mascot, Griff II, who lounged for most of the day in a chair near the stage.
Last year the Beautiful Bulldog Contest was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Normally 40 dogs compete. Half of the contestants Sunday were rescues. Contestants came from Iowa, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Missouri.
More: Drake crowns 2018 ‘Most Beautiful Bulldog’
Maverick, owned by Samantha Thompson, of St. Charles, Missouri, won best dressed. Little Millie, wearing a blue and white tutu and owned by Alex and Amanda Mason, won the Drake Spirit Award. Meaty, whose owner is Elizabeth McCulloch, of West Des Moines, got the Rescue Dog Recognition Award. Samson Jameson Bronson, whose owner is Robyn Bronson of Independence, Missouri, won the People’s Choice Award.
When the time finally came for the bulldogs to walk across the stage in a pageant, Myrtle Mae clammed up. Suddenly she wasn’t interested in the peanut butter on her soccer ball and appeared distracted by the 350 or so spectators.
Whitney Bogdanski did not think Myrtle Mae would win.
“She usually shows a lot more personality,” Whitney Bogdanski said. “She’s had a big life. She deserves it.”
Philip Joens covers breaking news for The Des Moines Register. He can be reached at 515-443-3347 at [email protected] or on Twitter @Philip_Joens.
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لأكثر من 100 عام، بقيت مدارس دى موين ألعامة تقدم خدمة تعليمية مميزة للطلاب فى مجتمعنا. و أليوم، مقاطعة مدارس دى موين تعتبررائدة ومبتكرة فى مجال ألتعليم ألعام لأنها توفر للأسر أفضل ألخيارات ألتعليمية فى ولاية آيوا. نسعى جاهدين لنصبح نموذجاً للدولة فى مجال ألتعليم ألمدنى.
ဒီေမာရ စ္ လူထိုစာသင္ေက ာင္း သည္ လူ ့အသ ိုင္းအဝန္းမွ ေက ာင္းသူေက ာင္းသားမ ားက ို သာလြန္ေကာင္းမြန္သည့္ပညာမ ား သင္ၾကားေပးခ ့သည္မွာ ႏွစ္ေပါင္း ၁၀၀ ေက ာ္ပင္ ႐ွိ ွ ခ ့ပါၿပီ။ ယေန ့အခ န္တြင္ ကၽြႏ္ိုပ္တ ို ့၏ေက ာင္းခ႐ွိ ိုင္သည္ လူထိုပညာေရးစနစ္တြင္ ဆန္းသစ္တီထြင္၍ ဦးေဆာင္ဦး႐ွိ ြက္ျပိဳကာ အ ိုက္အ ိုဝါတြင္ အေကာင္းဆံိုးပညာေရး ေ႐ွိ ြးခ ယ္စရာအခ ိဳ ့တ ို ့က ို မ သားစိုမ ားအား ကမ္းလွမ္းလ က္႐ွိ ွ ၿပီး ၿမ ိဳ ့ျပပညာေရးစနစ္တြင္ ႏ ိုင္ငံေတာ္၏စံျပျဖစ္လာဖ ို ့ ႀက ိဳးစားလ က္႐ွိ ွ ပါသည္။
For more than 100 years, the Des Moines Independent Community School District has been providing an outstanding education to the students of our community. Today, our school district is a leader and innovator in public education, offering families some of the best educational choices in Iowa as we strive to become the nation’s model for urban education.
100 वर्ष भन्दा बढी सम्म हाम्रो समुदायका विद्यार्थीलाई डी मोइन पब्लिक स्कुलले उल्लेखनीय शिक्षा प्रदान गर्दै आएको छ। आज, आयोवामा यहांका परिवारलाई सबै भन्दा राम्रो शैक्षिक विकल्प दिँदै, हाम्रो स्कूल डिस्ट्रिक सार्वजनिक शिक्षा क्षेत्रमा एक नेता र प्रर्वतक भएको छ र हामी शहरी शिक्षाका लागि राष्ट्रको मोडेल बन्न प्रयासरत छौ।
Kwa zaidi ya miaka 100, Des Moines Shule ya Umma imetoa elimu bora kwa wanafunzi katika jamii yetu. Leo, wilaya ya shule sisi ni kiongozi na mzushi katika jamii elimu, kutoa familia uchaguzi wa elimu bora katika Iowa na sisi kujitahidi kuwa mfano wa vituo vya elimu ya soko ya taifa.
Por más de 100 años, las Escuelas Públicas de Des Moines han estado proporcionando una educación excepcional a los estudiantes de nuestra comunidad. Hoy en día, nuestro distrito escolar es un líder e innovador en la educación pública, ofreciendo a nuestras familias algunas de las mejores opciones educativas en Iowa y nos esforzamos por convertirnos en el modelo de la nación para la educación urbana.
Trong hơn 100 năm qua, các trường Công Lập Cơ Sở ở Des Moines đã cung cấp một nền giáo dục xuất sắc cho các học sinh trong cộng đồng của chúng ta. Ngày nay, khu học chánh của chúng ta là một nơi đứng đầu và sáng tạo trong nền giáo dục cộng lập, cung cấp các gia đình một số lựa chọn chương trình giáo dục tốt nhất ở Iowa và cố gắng trở thành mô hình giáo dục đô thị trong toàn quốc.
NASA Makes Big Research Investments At Several Universities To Boost STEM Diversity
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is investing millions in funding to boost the STEM … [+] capacity of several universities, including HBCUs and Minority-Serving Institutions. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced it will be funding research projects – totaling about $18 million – at several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).
The new investments at more than a dozen institutions will support research addressing three of the agency’s top priorities: understanding and monitoring global ocean health, returning humans to the Moon through the Artemis program, and helping build a more inclusive workforce. It will also give a big boost to STEM diversification.
The funding is part of the agency’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP), administered through NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement. The $18 million in competitive awards will enable the institutions to tackle some of NASA’s most pressing challenges while simultaneously increasing their own research capabilities so they become more competitive for future grants.
“NASA thrives on big goals and monumental challenges, and these demand the brightest minds from the broadest variety of backgrounds and experiences,” said Mike Kincaid, NASA’s associate administrator of STEM Engagement, in the agency’s press release. “We’re reaching out to historically underrepresented and underserved communities and creating as many avenues as we can to bring them onboard, whether it’s through awards such as these, NASA internships and fellowships, or other engagements.”
“MSIs bring their own, diverse viewpoint to answering the research questions NASA continues to seek,” added MUREP manager Torry Johnson. “By broadening participation, MUREP looks to expand the pool of institutions that engage in these critical science and technological discussions while at the same time introducing potential candidates that will aid in reimagining the future STEM workforce. ”
In June, NASA awarded Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry (OCEAN) grants to 10 MSIs. The grants support NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in seeking a better understanding of the ocean’s role in the Earth system.
A total of more than $6.6 million will be distributed to the following institutions over the course of a three-year period of performance:
- Florida Atlantic University
- Northwest Indian College Foundation
- Texas State University
- University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez
- University of Alaska – Fairbanks
- University of California – Irvine
- University of California – Merced
- University of Hawaii – Hilo
- University of Massachusetts – Boston
- University of the Virgin Islands – Charlotte Amalie.
OCEAN funding supports NASA’s research into ocean health, primarily the impact of climate change on aquatic biology and ecosystems. The agency sought proposals that would either 1) develop remote sensing capabilities to analyze the impacts and vulnerability of aquatic ecosystems due to changing climate, or 2) improve our understanding of the carbon cycle in aquatic zones that are particularly vulnerable to environmental changes.
The MUREP Space Technology Artemis Research (M-STAR) awards support NASA’s Artemis program, which will send the first woman and first person of color to the Moon. M-STAR was created in partnership with the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate to promote STEM literacy and boost MSIs’ capabilities to compete in agency research required for missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
In July, NASA awarded $3.5 million in M-STAR funding to these seven institutions:
Fayetteville State University
Florida International University
New Mexico State University
San Diego State University
University of Arizona
University of Central Florida.
This funding, nearly $3.5 million in total, is a follow-on to five M-STAR planning grants that were awarded to some of the above recipients in August 2020.
“Diversity is a key component of technology development,” said Jim Reuter, NASA associate administrator for space technology. “By investing in and working with MSIs that recruit and support communities traditionally underrepresented in STEM, the agency is accessing and utilizing new perspectives, skillsets, and solutions.”
MUREP INCLUDES Awards
Grants from the MUREP INCLUDES program build on the NSF INCLUDES (Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) model to help MSIs develop coalitions of institutions dedicated to broadening participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.
NASA awarded six institutions nearly $7.2 million in MUREP INCLUDES grants that will be used to determine the methods that are most effective at increasing the number of diverse students pursuing engineering research. The six recipients were:
Alabama State University
Florida A&M University
J.F. Drake State Technical College
Navajo Technical College
Texas A&M Kingsville
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Small Business Technology Transfer Awards
MUREP-Small Business Technology Transfer Research planning grants are designed to help MSIs and small businesses compete in the agency’s annual Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Research solicitation. That program enables small businesses to partner with research institutions to develop their technological capabilities, with the possibility they can then commercialize their innovations and turn a profit.
The new M-STTR grants last four months and provide funding up to $50,000 to the universities. A total of more than $540,000 in planning grants was awarded to ten institutions for 11 different projects. The selected institutions will have four months to develop their STTR action plans. The complete list of recipients can be found here.
“Investments in MSIs allow NASA to tap into underutilized innovation and talent,” said Deputy Program Executive Gynelle Steele. “We’re hopeful that these planning grants will create the foundational partnerships needed to successfully compete for an STTR award and enhance the potential for long-term collaboration.”
Along with NASA’s Mission Equity, a new strategy involving the assessment of barriers in the agency that could undermine participation by underserved and underrepresented communities in its missions, these new funding opportunities represent another example of a stronger outreach by federal agencies to enhance the diversity of the STEM workforce.
NASA’s initiatives complement the recent decision by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to invest $50 million in five new NSF INCLUDES Alliances that will “enhance preparation, increase participation and ensure the inclusion of individuals from historically underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. ”
Although African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Latinos constitute a bit more than 30% percent of the U.S. population, these groups – in addition to women, people from low-income backgrounds and those with disabilities – remain underrepresented in STEM careers.
Those are gaps that higher education and the private sector have been trying to close for years, and while there’s been some progress, the gaps remain stubbornly difficult to bridge. The NASA and NSF initiatives represent a significant – and needed – federal push to educate a more inclusive science and engineering workforce.
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Lakeville’s Cinnamo ready to go to work in Tokyo – Twin Cities
Lakeville’s Josh Cinnamo will be competing in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, which begin on Tuesday, as a world-record holder in the shot put, a world champion and the favorite to take home the gold medal in his classification.
And, in the most telling portrayal of all, he’ll very much resemble the kid he was some thirty-odd-years ago in his native San Diego, chasing his two older brothers out the door in search of the next game.
Born with a partially developed right arm, the rough-and-tumble Cinnamo was determined to not be left behind. His competitive spirit and determination carried the day then just as it does today.
“It was a matter of me trying to make sure that no one on my team looked at me as a detriment,” Cinnamo said.
Cinnamo has spent the summer practicing at nearby Rosemount High School and lifting weights in his garage in preparation for the biggest competition of career. It’s been a repeat of his summer of 2020, when the pandemic forced the postponement of the Summer Olympics and the Paralympics that follow in the same locale.
Prior to that, competing for USA Paralympic Team in the Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, Cinnamo set a world record in the shot put with a throw of 16. 49 meters, breaking his own record. He followed that up by setting a new record in winning the World Para Athletics Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
“If you would have asked me at 18 if I thought I would ever leave the Unites States I would have said, ‘No Chance.’ ” Cinnamo said. “Now, I’ve been around the world.”
His mother, Michele Cinnamo-King, jokes that she didn’t know she was raising an Olympian. What she realized early on, however, was that her youngest son grasped the difference between limitation and prevention.
“I was taken aback on a lot of occasions,” Cinnamo-King said. “I always found it fascinating that he could show up for any neighborhood game and he was readily accepted — and he did well — because it was the kind of neighborhood that would let you know if you weren’t up to snuff.
“At some point, I don’t think they even thought that, ‘Gee, he doesn’t have two hands.’ ”
Cinnamo was fitted for a prosthetic arm when he was a toddler, and when his parents took him to UCLA for periodic check-ups, the doctors encouraged them to have their son wear it. Years later, when Cinnamo was about to become a father for the first time, his mother related a story about the experience.
Josh Cinnamo throws during the men’s shot put at the Drake Relays athletics meet, Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
“The last time we went to UCLA the doctor got in my mom’s face about not having me wear it,” Cinnamo said. “He was yelling at her, telling her that this is a two-handed world and I needed to wear it if I was going to get along and have a good life.
“My dad stood up and said, ‘It may be a two-handed life for you and I, but it’s not for him, and he seems to be doing a lot better without it than he is with it.’
“They packed me up and I never went back to UCLA again. And I haven’t worn one since.”
Looking back, Cinnamo-King knows she struggled with knowing what was best for her son. She’s forever grateful that her husband (they have since divorced) stood his ground.
“(Josh) was a very active kid,” Cinnamo-King said. “He was physical, he climbed, wrestled — the whole bit. As soon as you put that prosthesis on him, he just let his arm hang there. That made him more of a one-handed kid than not having that hand.”
For the most part, Cinnamo was too busy being an active kid to feel sorry for himself. But there is one conversation Cinnamo-King recalls having with her son that touches her to this day.
“I think he was just trying to figure out what to do with his life,” Cinnamo-King said. “He said he thought he could be really good in baseball if he had both hands. That was the only time I saw him get emotional about it.”
Cinnamo attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and was a member of the football team. When he graduated he held all the school’s kicking records. Ten years removed from college he found himself out of shape and missing the competition, so he turned to CrossFit training.
With the competitive juices again flowing, Cinnamo decided to drive to Chicago to take part in Gateway to Gold, a development camp for those interested in becoming Paralympic athletes. When he graded out extremely well in the field events he decided it was something he wanted to commit himself to.
“The big surprise for me was how competitive everyone was,” Cinnamo said. “It blew me away, and from there I was hooked.”
Not long after, he competed in the national meet in San Mateo, Calif., and broke the American records for the javelin, discus and shot put.
The 2015 nationals were held at Hamline University, and served as a qualifier for the Pan-Am Games and World Championships. Cinnamo finished one spot short of making the U.S. team.
“That cut me pretty deep,” he said. “But looking back at it now, I know I didn’t do enough of the work needed to make it. So, I spent the next two years working hard for the next opportunity.”
Cinnamo was invited to participate in the development camp again in 2017. The event featured a track meet at week’s end, during which Cinnamo established a world record in the shot put.
He’s been a leader in his sport ever since.
Cinnamo serves on the board of directors of Team Some Assembly Required, a nonprofit organization made up of veterans as well as civilians who have banded together to encourage those dealing with depression due to their physical limitations to discover the joys of exercise and athletic competition.
Cinnamo knows what it’s like to live a life that rich. He wants it for others.
“It’s kind of funny how you look at things,” said his brother Chris, who lives in Rosemount. “You take a step back, and he’s my little brother. But now he’s someone that I look up to. He’s taken something that some people would say is a negative and he’s turned it into a positive.’’
Cinnamo is grateful for having a family that “allowed me to fail, but also were the most supportive people I could have had.”
He knows the best way to repay his parents for their love and support is to continue to live a fruitful—and happy—life.
“I think they always sensed it in me,” Cinnamo said, “which is why I think they fought for me in that hospital room that day.”
Cinnamo’s wife, Kate, and their two children, 9-year-old Tate and 7-year-old Tess, will not be in Tokyo, but only partly due to the pandemic.
“I like to treat these trips like what they are, which is work,” Cinnamo said. “If they are there, just inherently, as a dad and a husband, you’re worried about whether they’re being taken care of. It’s good for me when they’re tucked away at home and I know they have family down the road.”
Kate plans to set up a screen in the garage for neighbors and friends to gather to watch Josh’s competition. And when the work is done, it will be time to play.
Cinnamo has signed up to take part in the San Diego Padres’ fantasy camp in January. He did so without mentioning he only has one hand, leaving one to wonder what happens if the Padres tell him he can’t participate.
“I’d like to see them try,” Cinnamo-King said.
Clay Helton gives update on USC vaccination status – Orange County Register
LOS ANGELES — With the USC football team 11 days away from its season opener against San Jose State, head coach Clay Helton provided an update on the Trojans’ vaccination progress after practice on Tuesday.
“I think we’re right at 119 men that have been vaccinated,” Helton said, later clarifying that meant 119 players. “That helps you as far as protocols and policies that may come up.”
USC has 124 players on its roster, so the figure reported by Helton would leave USC at just under 96% vaccinated. But not all 124 players on the roster are currently with the team, so as far as active players the figure might be slightly higher or lower.
Helton did say that the football team is “100% compliant with the university’s policy,” which means any unvaccinated players have received medical or religious exemptions.
At Pac-12 media day a month ago, Helton said all position coaches and support staff for the team have been fully vaccinated. But he added on Tuesday that USC is still preparing for the possibility of coaches testing positive and needing others to step up in their place.
“You’re one infection away and I would be out 10 days or a coordinator would be out 10 days,” Helton said. “And so it’s something that we have planned for, we have prepared for and we’ve given some reps and experience to other guys to be able to be in that position.”
INGRAM, BARLOW RETURN TO PRACTICE
After missing the end of camp with injuries, running backs Keaontay Ingram (ankle) and Darwin Barlow (hamstring) returned to practice. Both said they could have played in Saturday’s scrimmage, but were held out as a precaution to ensure they didn’t suffer any setbacks prior to the season opener.
Neither got a particularly heavy workload, with Barlow just getting one snap in 11-on-11. But Ingram broke off one nice run, juking out outside linebacker Drake Jackson with a side step and giving a roar at the end of the play.
“You know I got to talk a little smack,” Ingram said. “Just to have that feeling, that type of emotion and the team to feed off that, that’s just something special.”
Ingram, who had established himself as one of USC’s top two backs prior to his ankle injury, said he felt like his body is ready for the San Jose State game, and that he didn’t feel like he had any rust after over a week off from practices.
But he felt like it was important to set the tone once he was back on the field, especially after transferring from Texas prior to spring practices.
“I still got to gain my team’s trust and respect, and I feel like that’s what I came out here to do today,” Ingram said. “I was very frustrated (by the extended absence). But I do got to put my pride to the side. We do got to go out there, win some games.”
IOSEFA SHUT DOWN
Helton said Tuesday that senior linebacker Jordan Iosefa is shutting down his comeback attempt temporarily, but keeping open the option of trying to return late in the season.
Iosefa dislocated his kneecap during the 2019 fall camp. He had surgery, but complications ended his 2019 season prematurely and he did not play in 2020 as the injury lingered and an additional surgery was required.
“Right now he’s taking a step back,” Helton said. “Like I told him, I said, ‘Man, I’d love to see you out there for a snap at the end of the year to come all the way back,’ but that’s going to be his choice.”
The former team captain still comes out to practices and is helping in more of a coaching facility now.
“He’s got an unbelievable career in coaching – I’ve already told him that,” Helton said. “It’s a big part of our team having him out here.”
90,000 Nick Drake: an outstanding folk musician, not accepted by his time
The name Nick Drake should be familiar to any music lover. It should be – but not familiar to everyone. Judging by what happened after his death, despite the small number of records, the lack of marketing, high-profile concerts – there is no subjunctive to insert a name in a row, say, in italics: Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake. They are united by the depth of the poetic component, the magical charm of the music and the detachment.Not frontmen indifferent to the show, but assembled stadiums – this is a compliment to the stadium, not to them. But the Briton with a radiant smile was born on June 19, 1948 and lived twenty-six years, following an external student to secluded immortality, bypassing noise, autographs on subway tickets, crumpled T-shirts with cheap prints and stuffy stadiums.
Childhood and adolescence
Nick was born into a wealthy English family. The upper middle class. Both Rodney and Molly – the parents – were fond of music, played the piano and even recorded certain things (two of my mother’s songs were included in Nick’s posthumous collection “Family Tree”, so you have the opportunity to look for coincidences in the music of mother and son, about which so often said).Since childhood, surrounded by music, he quickly mastered the keys and clarinet, and in the first musical group, at Marlborough College (the Drakes went there, starting with great-grandfather Nick), he learned to play the saxophone, sometimes sat at the piano and sang. It’s funny that, not without Nick’s participation, one of the classmates flew out of the group: they did not agree in musical tastes with the descendant of William the Conqueror – Chris de Burgh. From this short interlude: the upper middle class, a sophisticated family, a good college, where Nick is the captain of the rugby team and the record holder (still) in the 100-meter race, and generally under two meters, further fate with the stigma of a “damned poet” not visible.And he was never a damned poet. Nick Drake was and remains himself, paying a high price.
After postponing admission to the university, Nick buys a guitar and hitchhikes with friends to France, where the guys wander around carelessly for several months, intoxicated with freedom, youth and substances. Since then, the guitar has become the main and favorite instrument. In the fall of 1967, Cambridge, the philological department, begins, where Nick takes great pleasure in studying English-speaking poets. Vaughan, Blake and Yates are among his favorites.Soon the musician starts skipping classes, staying in his room, smoking and playing the guitar, repeating one musical phrase innumerable until it begins to completely satisfy him.
First record and tour that will never continue
The university is developing material for the first disc. Nick travels to London, where he gets acquainted with the musical get-together, plays and just communicates. Arranger Nick Kirby and producer Joe Boyd, who had already worked with Pink Floyd, played an important role in his short career.With the help of Kirby and fellow musicians, the first disc, “Five leaves left”, was recorded. Its name refers to Nick’s love for marijuana. Standard lettering on the insert: there are five cigarette sheets left. The album will be released exactly five years before his death, but this is a coincidence. In the lyrics, there is a slight melancholy, balancing on the verge of sleep and reality, the voice is pristinely clear, the guitar shimmers immaculately, he is twenty, and he has a contract with Island Records. At different times they recorded The Cranberries, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Sum 41, Bob Marley, King Crimson, Amy Winehouse, Portishead: you can list the guests of various charts for a long time.The company initially believed in the musician, but quickly became disillusioned.
After the release of the first album in September 1969, Joe Boyd organizes Nick a tour of English cities, with the opportunity to play in tiny clubs and bars. There is always the same thing, always, everywhere: a TV without sound, an absent-minded whisper drowning in thick tobacco smoke, here and there sudden bursts of laughter. After a few concerts, Nick will leave the stage without completing the tour, so that he will never tour again.And in general, the scene will be almost afraid. The most exciting performance will take place three weeks after the release of “Five Leaves Left” at the Royal Festival Hall, but this is an exception. When you listen to his music, you quickly understand why this is so. Nick Drake cannot be turned on at a party, one earphone cannot be passed to a friend on a commuter bus, he always plays for you alone, and the deep impression that remains from listening does not cause the desire to whistle, stomp and applaud.A lonely musician gives you the opportunity to be yourself, conquering with sound the personal space that he himself valued so much: we have no adult photographs of Nick, no concerts, only one interview. Emphasized non-publicity and restraint, revelation goes into music.
But the behavior of the British anchorite was undoubtedly influenced by failures, and this is all that happened to him during his lifetime. The first disc went unnoticed, several reviews in music publications, which boiled down to “boring”, poor promotion, confusion in the order of songs on the discs added irritation.
Depression and Finding Yourself
Less than a year before graduation, Nick dropped out and moved to London, where he tried to focus on his musical career. In 1970 he performed frequently, supporting Genesis and Atomic Rooster. The release of the second album “Bryter Layter” is being prepared: Nick listens to Boyd, he advises to make the disc more fun. They use backing vocalists, they work with sound effects, they call John Cale from The Velvet Underground, but in vain. Another commercial failure, after which Boyd leaves to work in Hollywood, and Drake feels completely lost.
Depression temporarily throws Nick Drake off balance. The musician rarely leaves his sister’s apartment in London, he is prescribed medication, from an overdose of which he will die in three years. But in 1971, the last attempt was made to gain a foothold in music: in just two nights, in a few hours of work, Nick recorded the record “Pink moon”. The album is extremely ascetic: voice, guitar, on one piano track. For the first time, a young musician will do everything as he wants, will receive the first positive press reviews and – a total commercial failure.No one else can be blamed on anything or anyone else, no one needs your music in its purest form. Sales were worse than previous ones. And in just Nick’s life, about 5,000 copies of his records were sold.
After that, Nick Drake returns to tiny Tanworth-in-Arden, to his parents’ house, with a load of failures, confident that the music is over, he is thinking of joining the army or studying to be a programmer. He has no money or work, he has no strength, the only distraction is to take his parents’ car and drive around until the gas runs out.
In 1974, Nick records four more songs and dies in the fall of the same year. The official version – suicide – is not entirely reliable. The musician suffered from insomnia and depression, and the drugs of that time were still primitive and toxic: one superimposed on another and … In any case, in the last months of his life he again believed in his own strength, wanted to return to London and continue to play and record. But apart from surprising, unusually harmonious music, it would hardly have happened.He was killed by the desire to be heard in combination with the rejection of any mass character, publicity.
Headstone on the grave of Nick Drake with a quote from his song
Nick Drake in the history of music
Nick Drake got in the way of building a music career that could be moderately good. Then he would burst onto the world stage, first sitting alone on a chair with a guitar, and then, closer to zero, posters would fly to all ends: Nicholas Drake (with the prefix “sir”) and the Royal Symphony Orchestra.Judge for yourself: in 1970 young Elton John recorded covers on it (they can be heard on the album “Prologue” 2001). The Cure, Japan, Television, R.E.M., Kings Of Convenience – completely different teams in sound and message, talked about Nick Drake’s involvement in their musical reality. The Cure took the title from the first song of the first album (Troubled cure / For a troubled mind).
Twelve years after his death, the first biography of Nick Drake is published: in Denmark, in Danish.This is how far his influence spread: even then he became an international musician (now four books are available on the Amazon website). In the nineties, the Pink moon magazine was published, and in 1999 fate chose a funny way to make Nick popular: the song “Pink moon” was used in the advertisement of its VW convertible. And more of Nick’s records are being sold in one week than in all of the previous time. Films are made about him, his music is used in films, in 2005 a BBC radio program was released, the presenter of which is a big fan of Nick Drake’s music – Brad Pitt.
“Time of no reply” – unanswered time, as one of his songs is called. But pain and grief fade into the background, ahead of the awareness and acceptance of one’s own destiny and significance.
The characteristic of the whole life and work of a shy British musician is intimacy, depth and lightness. It is harmonious and co-natural, sounds unobtrusive, but extremely difficult to replay the fingering, speaks about the complex in such simple words. Shortly before his death, the musician told his sister: “If I knew that my music would help someone, at least one person, it would be much easier for me to live.”Perhaps this article will add a single listener to Nick. Or a friend.
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Latest Antarctic Report | Society
April 3, Moscow. A week after the expedition.
… The result of the passage of the Drake Passage: one minor concussion, one broken leg, one adult man who fell from the upper bunk, and bruises – innumerable. Captain Jorge said that this season they have not had such a storm yet, the waves are 10 meters.Earlier, sailors who passed Drake put an earring in their ear with fanfare, “I did it.” In our time … Ship dock Petrosyan showed me a T-shirt with the inscription across the stomach: “I was in Drake and did not die.” I tried to bargain – did not sell.
And now it is very strange to write this last report about Antarctica, when the keyboard does not slide to the floor and the chair stands still, and does not try to leave the corridor with my 49 kilograms, as it easily happened on the ship … We said goodbye to Antarctica when the nose of the Ushuaia was already looking north, and from the rear deck one could still see the shore of the Island of Disappointment – white, in the fog … Captain Jorge gave three beeps, and about 80 sips in the frosty air yelled: “Hurray, hurray, hurray for Antarctica!” Full speed ahead … We all knew that we would never come back here, and if we see all this again, it will only be in the program about the world of wild animals.Only fanatics like Robert Swan return here, for whom this impassive land is like a drug. Or such as Ani Kershaw … (One day we sailed past a mountain peak named after her deceased husband. There, above, there were clouds). Tourists don’t come back here – they just float home with heavy photo files, and then all their lives, sitting in the office on a chair that does not move out of the door, they remember how icebergs sleep on a blue pillow in the bay and how they scream (or cry? howling?) seals two meters away when you try to focus …
You begin to store and sort these memories on the way, somewhere between Antarctica and Tierra del Fuego, when you still can’t sleep in the Drake – all night I held on to the mattress so as not to fall, and by the morning my fingers ached.You draw up a register and a list so that you can then confidently answer when they begin to bother in Moscow: well, how is it there, in your Antarctica? Was it cold? What about bears? Well, what are you, what bears, I will sigh with a learned air and, card by card, pull out pictures of memories from the deck.
I’ll tell you about the big iceberg. He swam in the bay with smaller icebergs, and the sun illuminated them from the inside out – we looked at them from a snowy hill, and the snow was as white as it happens, probably, only in the cartoon “The Snow Queen”.A large iceberg floated in the bay below us, like a large spoonful of cream floating in a bowl along with small flakes. Suddenly it began to hum, and then slowly began to collapse, so the tower of a shortcake crumbles when it is bitten from below, and a high wave went to the shore, so the drivers of the rubber “zodiacs” on which we landed here had to hold on tight … John Luck , an expeditionary photographer, captured the collapse of the ice fortress in 15 consecutive shots, the last minutes of the iceberg’s life were already hidden by a fountain of splashes.Robert Swan said he saw this for the first time in his life … Even Robert Swan!
Here is a shelf in memory reserved for the Island of Disappointment, or the Island of Lies. I will not say exactly why it is called that way. Petrosyan assured that the whalers called him that when they killed all the whales and they had to leave here. (The total number of those killed is a million, the official figure). The island is in the shape of a donut, bitten off from one edge of the ring, when viewed from the sky. In this gnawed and passes our ship.At the place of the donut hole there was once a volcano crater, then the crater collapsed, and the sea entered this bowl. “Did I understand correctly, Robert, that we are now anchored over an active volcano?” “You got it right, Andreas. The last eruption was in 1991, when the water was boiling. ” “Ushuaia” stood in the middle of the donut hole, some climbed into the water (climb in and quickly jump out, and then say all my life: I swam in Antarctica, and you don’t have to specify that the sea water above the dormant volcano was warm, so warm that you could stay for thirty seconds).The Island of Disappointment is like a disorderly warehouse in the backyard of some museum of human and natural history, because, think for yourself, how on one piece of land (this land is crumbling underfoot – small lava stones sprinkled with snow …) a naked tourist who got out of Of the Southern Ocean, and people dressed in five layers of clothes are freezing in storm jackets, and here, seals, on the edge of the water albatrosses, it is so cold that the boats abandoned at the beginning of the century do not even rot, and next to them are the gnawed bones of the dead animals the size of an oar and two crosses, under which two whalers who have boiled fat here and got a mustache for corsets for fashionistas have long been freezing, whose names from wooden crosses were licked by the wind, their empty houses freeze on piles, and inside them there were cans, there was, probably stew… I swear to you, it’s all on the same hundred meters! ..
Or this picture. My lovely. Not even a picture, but a sound. Do you know what Antarctica sounds like? Not the wind, no. (He just stuffs his ears.) Do not splash the ocean on stones. Not the groan of a crumbling glacier inside itself. Add to this concert, which has already been performed for millions of years in the south of the planet, add here a single, almost imperceptible, rather even questioning sound. This is a squelching bucket like a forgotten bucket near a well somewhere on the outskirts of the village, knocking on the roof, like the sometimes ramshackle shutters, a windmill, an indicator of the direction of the wind.In the middle of eternity, it rattles on the roof of an empty boarded-up hut abandoned on the edge of the earth by the polar explorers of the English expedition to Demoyne Point. They only had a place – a narrow strip of stone penguin beach between the ocean and a wall of snow. This sound is the human footprint in Antarctica. Music of loneliness.
“… How is it in Antarctica?” – they ask in Moscow. Well, something like this, if you can find words for this …
On our last morning, leaving the Drake, we were awakened by the voice of Robert Swan.He spoke from the captain’s bridge, and he could be heard in all the cabins. He said that he sees the earth ahead, and this is Tierra del Fuego, which means that Drake separates us now from Antarctica in the same way as 11 days ago, when we just moved away from Ushuaia, the city of the End of the World. Swan also said he had news. Probably caught the radio while we were all sleeping … World news, but from Antarctica. As we walked home through our ten-meter waves, a 415 square kilometer piece of ice broke off the Wilkins Ice Shelf and began to drift in the ocean.I saw a photo of this disaster from the air later on the front pages of newspapers that were sold that Wednesday at the Buenos Aires airport …
But the polar story did not end there. It continues. And all because of the restless Swan, who is trying to make sure that Antarctica does not completely melt due to global warming. In the week that has passed since the moment our ship came back to the port of Ushuaia, the frantic Swan managed to fly to Hong Kong and speak there in front of university students.Where do you think he flew after Hong Kong? In Saint-Petersburg. I’ll see him there tomorrow.
The editors would like to thank Coca-Cola for organizing the trip.
90,000 Read Dear Professor (LP) – Drake Blair – Page 65
– Nothing needs to be changed, Darcy. For that matter, things got better.
– How? You’ve lost your job!
– Come here. His T-shirt pulled over his shoulders as Jordan reached out his arms to me.
I put down my coffee mug and rushed to him. She hugged her tightly around the waist and pressed her face to her chest.
I really needed to feel him next to me. Remind yourself of its smell. The feeling of his body around mine and his breath in my hair.
“We don’t have to hide anymore,” he whispered against my hair. – This is the best that could have happened. I don’t want you to worry about me. Worry about yourself, Sweetheart. If you want to, you can worry about me if you can still go to Harvard, okay?
“Fuck Harvard,” I muttered.
– You’re not serious, are you?
– No, really, to hell with him. I laughed softly and snorted, looking up at him. – What if I do, and you have to stay here?
He removed his hands from me and raised his eyebrows. A tiny grin curled his lips.
– Do you think my job kept me here?
– You are so stupid.
He laughed and hugged me again tightly.
– Listen, Darcy. Everything has changed, but that doesn’t mean it’s over.For that matter, this is our beginning.
He turned me around and sat me on the kitchen countertop. And then he stood between my legs, so that I could wrap my arms around his neck.
“I know that,” he said. – I have nothing to do with Chicago. And if you go to Harvard, I’ll go with you. If you choose New York, Washington, California … Wherever you go, Darcy, I’ll go with you. It doesn’t matter where.
I pressed my lips to his. Because I just didn’t have anything to say to that.I didn’t know what to say in response.
“But,” he said, inhaling deeply. “I need to tell you something.
It sounded intimidating.
– A good old friend and colleague of mine invited me to go with them on a research trip. To the UK. He paused, examining my expression. – In three weeks.
– Oh. Wow. – Yeah, wow. – How much?
– Just over six months.
My eyes have become like saucers.Twice wow. Even three times.
– Wow. – I had no words.
– I spoke to him yesterday. But I haven’t given him a final answer yet.
– You … are asking me if you can go?
– Yes and no.
– This is what you like, right? I ran my thumb over the stubble on his cheek. – Go, Jordan. Not the fact that I will stay somewhere here. But at least I hope so.
– I’ll be here again when you hear Dr. Llewellyn’s decision.I’ll be there and help you get through this before I leave.
– I know.
He touched my cheek and looked into my eyes. I thought Jordan was going to say something, but instead he kissed me. A familiar stream of need revived in my body, and I wrapped my legs around his waist, pulling him closer.
I melted into his kiss. Everything else vanished as he pulled me off the tabletop, supporting me by my butt, and carried me up the stairs. I chuckled when we hit the wall and chuckled when he told me to shut up.
And then he threw me on the bed and fell astride. My body was consumed by need, and when Jordan took off our clothes and began to explore my body, he seemed to worship me.
And when I finally slipped inside my pussy and began to sway back and forth, a feeling arose inside me that maybe, just maybe, everything will be fine.
Dear Professor, it seems strange to call you that.It might be better to say “Dear Lover” . * grin * Kisses, Darcy.
I closed the door to Dr. Llewellyn’s office with tears in my eyes. My suspension is over. I was allowed to finish my studies at the University of Chicago, and that would be the miracle I hoped for.
However, relationships were high on my priority list. No matter how high my grades were, or how hard Jordan tried to convince them not to mess up my case, the board decided it was necessary.This is how the end of my great dream came. Harvard was now out of reach.
But I was not angry. The rules were created for a reason, and I broke them. I knew the consequences of my own actions, and while my heart was still warm with hope, I was almost glad that I no longer had to worry about it. This choice was made for me.
Now I could focus on other universities, even if Jordan’s letter was now completely useless.
After wiping my eyes, I convinced myself that there was nothing wrong with that.Life shows in a very funny way our own essence, and I decided to take this whole situation as a sign that it was not created for Harvard.
There were other universities in which I could take place.
I was upset, but I did not let this completely drive me into depression. At least I could finish my studies here. I could still go to law university. And the day will come when it won’t matter what I did ten years ago.Any university I decide to go to can lead me to a successful career as a lawyer. I knew that for sure.
And I grabbed this thought with all my might, because it is all that I had.
Although, there was something else … And that something was much better than nothing.
Two weeks later.
My heart was pounding violently against my ribs as the orgasm surged through me. Jordan moaned my name in my ear, tightening his grip on my hair as the walls of my pussy tightened around his throbbing cock.
We have spent almost every free minute together since his retirement. It may have been unhealthy behavior, but I figured we were just trying to take the maximum from every last moment to his departure to the UK.
Today was the last time I will see him, touch him, or hear his agonizing groan of pleasure in my ear for the next long six months.
We were ready. In theory, at least.We were ready for a long distance test.
After discussing the situation with Nisha, we agreed that it would be best to finish my job in the erotic chat of the Dalton girls. And as a result, I lost my home … Until Jordan suggested that I move in with him during his departure.
His argument was that he was going to surrender this place anyway. We spent an hour arguing over whether I should pay him, and in the end I won. I was going to pay the mortgage installments, and that was it.But I was glad that there was more than enough money in my account for this.
“Jesus, Darcy,” Jordan muttered in my ear, hugging me tightly. – I’ll miss you.
I closed my eyes.
– I will miss you too.
He pulled back and kissed me, trying to confirm his words. And then he got up and checked the time. I didn’t want to look at my watch – call me crazy, but every minute brought me closer to his departure.
I sat down and pulled my knees up to my chest just as a towel flew into the doorway and landed on my head.I laughed as I pulled it back and dried myself. Jordan was such an idiot.
So soon it was time for him to leave.
As if all these days passed in a second, and here I am in the car, taking him to the airport. The periodically disappearing radio signal only depressing the atmosphere in the car more strongly. Even though Jordan held my hand tightly all the way, I could not relieve my stomach cramps.
90,000 Read Only Once Online by Susan Napier
One time only
– What the hell do you want?
Kate Crawford, smiling politely, looked at the man who jerked open the door of his house for her.
It barely fit in the doorway. A tall and broad-shouldered man in a gray T-shirt and jeans that hugged muscular hips seemed incredibly large to the girl. His short-cropped hair was disheveled, and anger was reflected on his tanned face.
Despite his bad mood, he was still attractive. Nature has endowed him with classic beauty and incredible sexuality. The man looked more like an athlete than a writer who spent a lot of time sitting at a table.
– Didn’t mean to bother you, but could you lend me some sugar? Kate asked, holding out an empty jar.
The man was shocked. Kate was delighted to be wearing a simple summer dress and not any of her designer outfits that were her trademark in the city. It was not enough for the neighbor to think that she was dressing on purpose, trying to impress. The girl didn’t bother to put on her makeup. After all, she’s on vacation.
“I recently moved into a house next door,” Kate explained, waving her hand in the direction of a wooden bungalow surrounded by modern two-story cottages.- I rented this house for a month. She seems to have taken everything she needs with her. And today I was going to have a cup of coffee and realized that I had forgotten about sugar. The girl shrugged. “I know there’s a shop nearby, but… you know, it took me four hours to get here from Auckland. I don’t want to drive again. Therefore, if, of course, it is not difficult for you, help me out, please. Naturally, I will repay …
Kate tried to speak confidently, but for some reason she got lost, although the girl was pretty pretty and never felt awkward when dealing with the opposite sex.She was slightly above average height, not skinny, but not fat either, with a graceful figure and cute features inherited from her mother. Ambitious criminal lawyer Jane Crawford has developed her daughter’s willpower and independence. The woman dreamed that her daughter would follow in her footsteps, but Kate did not show much enthusiasm. A vulnerable and dreamy girl in school studied secondary. And then she didn’t go to university. Quietly rebelling against her mother, Kate chose a completely different career that developed unexpectedly well.
However, now the girl mentally thanked her mother for teaching her from childhood not to lose her composure in front of any opponents.
After coping with the shock, the famous writer looked at Kate with obvious suspicion.
No one could understand how Drake Daniels manages to write such popular thrillers. His characters were not gallant men. On the contrary, he wrote about self-confident impudent people who treated women rudely. They, like, most likely, himself, were loners, poisoned by mistrust of the female sex and living by their own rules.
Drake led a very active social life. However, these periods were interspersed with periods of complete obscurity. He disappeared for a week or a few months, but every year his new novel appeared on the shelves of bookstores – to the delight of fans and critics.
Unfortunately for Kate, much of what was written about him in the newspapers turned out to be untrue. Even his agent didn’t know everything about Mr. Daniels. He didn’t know where his client lived in New Zealand. What can we say about the rest! Kate was just lucky she was able to track down Drake here in Oyster Beach.
The girl looked at the writer expectantly, but as soon as he was about to break the silence, a woman’s voice rang out behind him:
– Who’s there, dear?
Kate caught a glimpse of a red-haired beauty in a white robe. In a moment she disappeared from sight behind the broad masculine shoulders of the owner of the house.
– Nobody. With that, Drake kicked the door shut right in front of Kate’s face.
For a minute the girl stood, silently staring at the wooden door, feeling the blood rush to her face.She forced herself to turn around and walk away. Although everything in my stomach turned over from resentment.
Forget it, the girl told herself. And do your thing.
Kate walked slowly away, wondering if the two were looking after her or if they had already returned to where they left off when she interrupted them so unexpectedly. The girl really wanted to look around, but she did not dare.
The beach was full of people. Kate took a deep breath of the salty sea air, exposing her face to the warm rays of the sun.She needed to relax a little.
Oyster Beach has become a popular holiday destination for celebrities, although recently no one knew about this piece of paradise. There were only a few hundred local residents, while thousands of tourists flocked here for summer vacations, vacations, Christmas or New Years. It is good that exams were held in schools and universities in New Zealand in November. If Kate had stayed for a month, she would never have rented a house in Oyster Beach, and even next door to Drake Daniels.Everything was already reserved in advance.
Kate finally walked through the veranda of her temporary abode into the hallway.
– Yeah, the day started well! She said into the void, clutching an empty jar in her hands.
Never in her life has Kate experienced such humiliation as today when the door slammed shut in her face. She’d sworn she wouldn’t talk to Drake Daniels anymore, but Kate was already a twenty-seven-year-old woman, not an impressionable teenager.She needs to get answers to her questions, and, as her mother often said: “Defeat is not for winners!”
Kate put the jar down on the kitchen table. What did she expect? Drake Daniels is not obliged to welcome everyone who appears on the doorstep of his house. She was lucky that he opened the door at all.
On the other hand, there are undoubted advantages. Kate now knew she was in the right place at the right time. However, the girl did not expect to see a red-haired beauty next to the writer. Naively, Kate believed in the myth that Drake Daniels was free.
But isn’t that why she came here? To dispel all the myths about Drake Daniels? To reveal his true face, even if the truth turns out to be unpleasant?
However, don’t jump to conclusions. The red-haired beauty may just be a relative of Drake. Although Kate did not discover during her investigation that the writer has a family.
The girl washed and looked at herself in the mirror. She had long come to terms with the fact that she was not a beauty, like her blonde mother.But men found her symmetrical features, blue eyes, and brown hair attractive. In addition, the girl inherited dark skin from her father, which, as soon as she spent a day in the sun, instantly sunbathed. But Kate’s secret weapon was her smile. She smiled at her reflection to cheer up. “If you look confident, then you feel confident,” said Jane Crawford. With this, Kate could not disagree.
The girl is suddenly hungry. Upon arrival from Auckland, she did not even have time to unpack her suitcase, deciding to immediately go on an exploration, and now she finally felt tired.Kate walked into the kitchen. Today this house no longer seemed to her as comfortable as a few weeks ago, when she first came here to rent it. It was very different from her Oakland apartment, which Kate shared with her friend Sarah and Sarah’s cousin, Josh.
However, the bungalow is not devoid of originality. The owner had obviously bought it for summer vacations, not for permanent residence, she guessed.
The kettle that Kate had put on the fire a couple of minutes ago started to boil, and she started making tea.
The girl threw the used bag into the sink, added it to a cup of milk and raised it to her lips, taking the first sip when she felt someone’s presence in the air and froze.
On the threshold of the kitchen stood … Drake Daniels.
– What are you doing here? The girl gasped, scolding herself for her fright.
“The door was unlocked,” he said, nodding toward the veranda. – I understand that you expected me to follow you …
“I didn’t close the door because it’s very hot in the house,” Kate said.She tried to remain indifferent, but words full of sarcasm escaped her lips before she could do anything. “What the hell do you want?
Drake set a small plastic container on the table with a grin.
– I brought you the sugar you asked for.
– Oh! .. – Kate hugged a cup of tea to her chest. “Thank you,” she said, knowing full well that sugar was just an excuse.
The girl was sure that if she betrayed herself, he would trample her.
– So tell me, will you leave if you find yourself wasting your time here? Or would it take people in white coats to get rid of you? Or maybe an arrest warrant? Did you track me down?
– Track down? Kate stared at Drake with wide eyes. – What do you imagine?
– Stop playing games, Caitrin! He boomed. – How did you find me?
“Oh,” Kate thought for a moment, “I always thought you were on the paranoid lists.And now, it seems, even crossed the line. Maybe men in white coats should be sent for you? ..
– Very witty. And very evasive.
The girl should have guessed that Drake would notice this. Words were part of his work, his strength and his talent. He easily caught the nuances of any dialogue or monologue. He could have tied her hand and foot in one phrase if Kate had let him. There was only one thing left – either to make statements that he could neither confirm nor deny, or not say anything.
– You are not going to claim that by pure chance you ended up near my house? – Drake asked in an icy tone, getting into the pose of his heroes: hands on his belt, feet shoulder-width apart. – What’s going on, Caitrin?
A tremor gripped the girl’s body. Ah, if you only knew! Kate glanced at Drake and felt the familiar intense attraction that had once kept her awake at night. It was still not clear to her what this seductive, sexy man found in her, a simple girl with an ordinary appearance.
Keith gathered her strength, not allowing herself to plunge into sad memories. Oh no, she wasn’t going to fall into the same trap twice! She has changed. Now Kate will not succumb to the spell of this person, forgetting about everything, including her goals and needs.
– I’m on vacation. That’s what. I’ve worked so hard for the past two years that my boss couldn’t help but notice. He reminded me of the clause in the contract, which says that if I do not take a vacation, I will lose …
– Marcus? Drake interrupted, surprised that his New Zealand publisher had something to do with this.Anger flashed in his eyes. – So he sent you to me?
– Nobody sent me. Marcus has no idea where I am, ”Kate admitted honestly. – I told you I was on vacation. When people are going to rest, they usually go somewhere to the sea, away from the bustle of the city.
– Do you think I will believe that out of all the houses on all the coasts of the whole world, you accidentally chose this one? Drake asked sarcastically.
He paraphrased a quote from Casablanca, which caused an unexpected prick in Kate’s heart.Her ability to recognize quotes from old classic black and white films came to the attention of Drake Daniels two years ago when they met at one of Marcus’s parties. Then they could not part, and Kate shocked those present, and herself, by leaving the party in the company of Drake.
“Coincidences happen,” Kate said as she sat down on a bench and sipped her tea.
– If I use this old learned phrase in one of my books, nobody will buy it.
– That is why they say that the truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.
– The truth is, less than a month after I left Auckland, you “purely by accident” chose Oyster Beach for your vacation. And “purely by chance” I rented a house next door to mine.
– Well, actually, I don’t have the habit of checking those who will live next to me wherever I go. And even more so, I was not going to interfere with your precious personal life, – Kate replied with the same sarcasm.
– Then why did you decide that I am the owner of the house?
– This place is far from big cities. Considering your habits, I doubt you would work in a place other than your own. And in Oyster Beach it is not so easy to find a house that can be rented for a long time … So the agent told me.
– How did you find this bungalow? On the Internet? Or from a newspaper ad?
Kate almost fell into a skillfully placed trap. After all, rental housing is usually not as widely reported in the media.
– Is this a check? – the girl smiled. – I read an article in a magazine about a vacation in Oyster Beach, and then I asked around people. I’m a researcher, you know.
– And an actress in a way. You weren’t even surprised when I opened the door for you, as if I didn’t expect to see someone else. However, you pretended not to recognize me.
“I was shocked …” Kate felt the treacherous trembling in her knees again. This happened whenever Drake was around.This reaction amazed the girl.
– So that’s why you behaved like that? It’s like I’m a stranger to you and not the man you’ve slept with for the past two years.
“We never slept together,” Kate blushed. “And under these dire circumstances, I think you would have preferred not to interfere with our relationship!
– Do I really look like a scoundrel?
– Actually, yes. You made me understand from the very beginning that there are topics and situations that it is better not to touch on …
“It seemed to me that we decided everything together,” interrupted Drake.- We are independent adults. And, as far as I remember, it was uncomfortable for you to sleep in the same bed with me. You never stayed with me and never invited me to your place …
Kate grabbed the edge of the stool to relieve chest pain. Did Drake think she hadn’t noticed his hints in the first weeks of their romance? They were brought together by passion that flared up unexpectedly. The same whirlwind of feelings pushed them into each other’s arms. At that time, Drake had just ascended the podium, and it seemed to Kate that when he became megapopular, his interest in her would disappear.But the girl did not tell him about her fears. When she was next to Drake, she noticed that he shunned women of a certain type and that, despite the huge number of fans and acquaintances, he had few real friends. Drake was easily carried away, but hardly revealed to people. Kate knew this too, trying not to cross the boundaries that he determined by his own behavior. The girl never demanded more from him than he was ready to give her. As a reward for this behavior, his passion for Kate did not die out after a couple of months, as it usually happens with other women.Their romance lasted two years, during which the girl learned the paradox: the price of Drake’s love is dislike for him.
Kate held back her sharpness, ready to come off her lips.
– We are moving away from the essence of the conversation …
– What’s the point? Drake bowed his head. – Oh yes, that’s right – your pretense.
If only that was the point!
– Maybe I was just afraid that you would draw the wrong conclusions, as if I was following you, and accuse me of espionage. Any normal person would think that such a meeting is a coincidence or a smile of fate, but not you.Neither hello Keith, good to see you, nor how did you get to the ends of the earth? You just immediately built your own paranoid theory that only concerns you.
– So is that what you mean when you say “dire circumstances”? – Drake got angry, realizing that Kate had beaten him.
The girl hesitated, and he hurried to take advantage of it.
– Ah … I suppose you were implying that I was with Melissa? ..
Kate was not going to show the slightest interest in his half-naked partner.She lifted her chin proudly and looked into his eyes:
– I meant the fact that you do not like being prevented from working on the next literary masterpiece … But if no one knows where you are, I don’t understand how I can guess which places to avoid. Perhaps, if you had not surrounded yourself with such an atmosphere of secrecy, you would have found that people themselves do not want to face you.
– If such is your wish, Caitrin, it is easy to fulfill it. Pack your bags and go to rest in another place.I am ready to pay you the amount you gave for the rent of this bungalow. Damn, I’ll even rent you a five-star hotel wherever you want!
Anywhere, as long as it is away from here. Drake desperately wanted to get rid of this girl. She smiled.
– Thank you, but I have never accepted expensive gifts from you before and I am not going to start now. I’ve already settled here. And quite happy with my choice, – Kate said firmly, knowing full well that her unpacked suitcases are in the bedroom, and she herself stubbornly pretends that Drake’s presence does not bother her.- I look forward to how I will sunbathe on vacation, because I will go to the beach every day …
– Don’t guess. You’re a city girl, Kate. You will get bored here quickly. Especially if the weather turns bad. You will have nothing to occupy yourself with. There are no shops, no cafes, no restaurants nearby – no entertainment …
– Luckily, I brought my brains with me. The main accessory of the modern single girl. I’m sure I’ll find something to do. And I doubt the rest of the inhabitants are as overconfident and rude as you.Maybe I’ll meet some nice fisherman who will show me the sights.
Drake tensed noticeably. His gaze fell on her cup. The man furrowed his brows and sniffed like a bloodhound.
– What is this, tea? I thought you were talking about coffee.
– I changed my mind.
– Didn’t know you liked tea.
“There is still a lot of things you don’t know about,” the girl said.
– I can’t help but agree. Well, ”Drake added,“ since I’ve brought you sugar, can you buy me a cup? ”
– What, I’m sorry?
– No tea.I would have preferred coffee. – Drake walked into the kitchen. – So where are your supplies? He opened the refrigerator, inspecting the contents of the shelves. “God, do you have only healthy food?” And where are the soft cheeses that you love so much? .. And there is no wine … not even a bar of chocolate. Wheatgrass? Who takes this on vacation? Don’t tell me you went on the diet your mother advised you to do. Which one this time? Mediterranean? Or vegetarian? Maybe a cleansing one? The man closed the refrigerator and headed for the shelves.
– Do you mind? – ahead of him Kate.
She hastily took out a small can of coffee and almost shoved it into his hands. If only Drake didn’t notice the full can of sugar on the shelf. She closed the doors and stood in front of him.
– Soluble? How about freshly ground?
– That’s all I have. Take it or leave it to me, ”Kate said sharply.
At home, she always had fresh coffee beans ready, which she would roast and grind as Drake liked to come.
– What the hell? Cafein free?
– Healthier for the body.
– Horror. Coffee is made to invigorate. This is impossible without caffeine. Some kind of surrogate. Or does the new diet recommend avoiding real coffee?
Kate looked at Drake with disgust. What right does he have to stand here and scold her? Maybe he will also bring his girlfriend to drink coffee with them?
– I understand you are giving up coffee? The girl asked, putting her cup on the table.
how to dress in Moscow – Ucheba.ru
Fashion and style of the metropolis
Curator of the “Fashion” profile of the School of Design, National Research University Higher School of Economics
Moscow fashion is …
A variety of associations, but I want to focus on the good ones and remember well-known designers who have already managed to loudly declare themselves: young brands and small brands that have recently been growing like mushrooms after rain and quickly find their face and audience.All this seems to me to be a stable trend, confirming the statements about the beginning of the renaissance of Russian fashion in general.
And what about the fashion of megacities?
A variety of cultures mix in the metropolis, and each newcomer brings with him something of his own, beautiful and original, as if adding colors and patterns to a large carpet. Moscow has long occupied a place among the cities that can become yours, regardless of whether you grew up here or came just recently. The strongest visual difference between Moscow and other major world capitals is the desire of its residents for beauty, the desire and determination to look their best from morning to evening.
What is the fundamental difference between fashion and style?
Fashion is endlessly changing, succumbing to all momentary trends, is carried away by something radical, which in a year or two already looks very controversial, and then suddenly it seems like it returns to some wonderful era and experiences it anew. In style, you can keep some kind of constancy. Style is something that you can cultivate in yourself, and yet it is naive to think that in this way you can protect yourself from fashionable ups and downs.
In general, fashion is too global a cultural phenomenon to be able to proclaim its independence from it.She draws inspiration from art, and the better you are in it, the easier it is to keep your nose to the wind. Therefore, in order to understand fashion, I advise you to go to museums and exhibitions, and also watch a good movie.
designer, founder of Fashion Factory
What can you say about the style of Moscow?
Moscow is a special city in terms of style. A couple of years ago, they said about Muscovites that they were in high heels in the morning, wearing makeup, unloaded to smithereens and ready to meet the prince in a white Mercedes.But at the same time they said that Muscovites were gray mice, dressed somehow, and did not even think about hairstyles and cosmetics. And in fact, in appearance it was possible to distinguish between native Muscovites and provincial beauties who settled in the capital to conquer the world. However, today girls from Moscow families and “newcomers from the capital” are not very different from each other – they are equally well-groomed and elegant.
What about the provincial style?
I travel a lot around the country, to large and small Russian cities, and I am ready to assert that in the provinces the situation with fashion and taste is the same as in the capital – there are smart young ladies, there are not very smart young ladies.There are desperate women of fashion and there are fans of the “pants-T-shirt-sneakers” style. The general availability and instant dissemination of information on the Internet, the proximity of provincial centers to developed shopping centers, the absence, in general, of other major interests and occupations besides shopping and personal care, have led to the fact that the youth of the province is not much inferior to their peers in the capital navigate and consume fashionable products.
How to develop a sense of style?
Creating your own style is working on yourself: long, difficult, with mistakes and doubts, but at the same time with the joy of victories.Love and respect for your own personality, possession of some tricks for improving your appearance, hours of fitting, observing others and a sincere interest in fashion lead to the fact that everyone is in awe of how you look.
How to dress for study: tips from a stylist
fashion consultant, stylist,
teacher of the school of stylists “Persona”
What is the best way to dress in college?
In my opinion, at the university it is worth adhering to a business style of clothing with casual elements, and it is better to leave self-expression for a while after classes.Whether we like it or not, people read the information that is contained in our image. In addition, the right and well-chosen clothes can even motivate a person to do productive work.
Somehow I was approached by clients whose daughter entered the Philosophy Faculty of Moscow State University. I added some color to her look, worked with accessories so that she had a feminine yet relaxed style that tunes her to study: for example, a navy blazer, a blouse with muted floral patterns and a solid English-style skirt.Now this client is dating a classmate, although before that she did not develop a relationship with the opposite sex. Much really depends on the appearance and balance of the image.
Where would you advise to dress in Moscow?
It all depends on your wallet. If the budget is small, you can go to a mass market store; clothes from the Podium Market will be more expensive and of better quality. If funds are very limited, you can dress in the Familia department store: the main thing is to be able to choose what suits you and pay attention to the composition of the materials.
On average, the gap between Moscow and other cities in terms of style is about two years. Long-gone trends are shoes with heels and brown mink coats, which give away girls from the regions. To overcome this difference, I advise you to take a closer look and look closely at what others are wearing. The easiest way is to pay attention to the shop windows: merchandisers, as a rule, try to keep them in line with the latest trends. The Zara shop windows, for example, are very well designed because the directives come to these stores from Spain.You can also use the free services of stylists in stores such as Topshop.
What do you advise to buy for the autumn-winter season?
Massive, “heavy” boots, shoes with decor and style of the 70s are very relevant: skirts below the knee, turtlenecks, sweaters with stripes and with colored prints. For guys, it’s enough to have well-fitting jeans, a shirt (perhaps with some interesting print), a soft fabric jacket and a comfortable, practical parka jacket.
I would not recommend buying voluminous balloon coats in bright colors.In general, it is better to choose a coat longer and not be lazy. It should consist of at least 80% natural materials (such a thing can be worn for several seasons) and sit well. I also recommend not to spare money on quality shoes. Let it be one pair, but comfortable and stylish.
How to stay informed
editor-in-chief of Ellegirl.ru
What must-haves should be in your wardrobe this season?
It is difficult to talk about must-have without knowing what style a girl or a guy dresses in.In this case, I interpret must-have as a base, since it is not at all cool to advise boats and a little black dress (and this is exactly what you will first of all find when searching for “basic wardrobe” in search engines). For example, I don’t wear high-heeled shoes at all (except for a wedding), and instead of a white shirt I prefer an oversized T-shirt. In general, my mandatory minimum is turtlenecks, deliberately large hoodies and T-shirts, sneakers, bulky boots or ankle boots, mom jeans, a couple of skirts (for example, A-line and pleated), a backpack, a bomber jacket, a beige coat and a colored fur coat (personal passion ).It’s about the same with the guys (without skirts, of course).
If we talk about seasonal shopping, look at the Kardashian-Jenner family, and you will understand that for the fall you need to urgently buy a tracksuit, boots and hoodies, like from the Kanye West collection. Also, don’t be afraid to look at the catwalk and decide what you like best: patent ankle boots, a colored quilted down jacket or a velvet choker. Or you can even look at Kristen Stewart, send everything to hell and go for the Vance and 501 Levis.
What to read or see about fashion?
I advise you to pick celebrities and bloggers whose style you like and follow them on Instagram. For example, I am subscribed to Sonya Esman, Kylie Jenner, Halsey, Grimes and several tumblr girls. And also on blogs of mass market brands and showrooms.
If for some reason the next fashion week passed me by, I go to the American Vogue website and study the autumn-winter shows of my favorite designers (but this is probably my professional one).Those who are too lazy to look through tons of photos from the show can find ready-made collections of trends of the season on the same Vogue. I also love the fashion materials on Wonderzine – practical and to the point (for example, articles on what to wear velvet clothes with). Frankly, I have long stopped flipping gloss: instead, I browse social networks and Tumblr or go to the sites of online publications.
Do you like what young people wear in Moscow?
People are different. If I leave the house in my residential area, no, I don’t like it.If I go downtown to hang out in a trendy bar or take a walk in Gorky Park, I like it. There are cool guys in Sputnik T-shirts, there are “t-shirts” in an I AM Studio coat, there are space girls in green no name fur coats and with black lipstick (my favorites), and there are ordinary Muscovites who decided not to bathe – they just drove into the shopping center near ” Kievskaya ”and bought sneakers, jeans and a down jacket.
What annoys you the most about urban style?
To be honest, the periods of “Timberlands”, “Airmax” and “Superstars” are enraged.I understand that, say, Superstar really suits everything, but half of Moscow wears them. In general, the main mistake in terms of style is fashionable things that do not suit you or that you do not know how to wear. This is reminiscent of Drake’s speech at VMA 2016, who said about Rihanna: “When it comes to style, she seems to do everything very easily. Easy: until you try to repeat her bow. ” So, don’t try to be Rihanna: adapt the trends for yourself instead of copying.
90,000 Rihanna and Drake broke up again
Rihanna and Drake broke up again: after numerous breakups and reunions over the years, the stars met in France in February 2014.
Us Weekly source shares details:
Rihanna and Drake had a fight again. They are too in love with her, which has always been a problem. They fight constantly, but everything can change at any moment. They have always had this kind of relationship.
In the winter in France, Rihanna attended Drake’s concert: the couple danced and talked all night. In March, they were photographed after a club party in London – the stars were holding hands.
But recently Rihanna had an afterparty for the Costume Institute Ball – Drake ignored the party.Another insider confirms that the singers are no longer together.
As a reminder, in June 2012, Drake, Rihanna, her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, and their friends participated in a brutal fight at the WIP club in Manhattan. According to press reports, Rihanna “loves” this:
Rihanna is delighted when men fight over her. She loves the drama of the situation.
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