ON A MISSION to Clean America One Polly at a time!

I am a clean freak – sometimes.  Since Clem the Dachshund sheds, and since I live in a 9th floor high rise, I have accepted that dust and dirt are my always companions.  But Clem is allergic to dust, so I clean as often as I can, realizing that the harsh chemicals are not helping […]

7 Techniques For Keeping Your Stress Level Low

7 Techniques For Keeping Your ‘Thought Life’ Healthy And Your Stress Level Low Life gives people plenty of reasons to be stressed. Relationship problems, child-rearing issues, job woes and a lack of money are just some of life’s complications that can weigh people down – and cause health problems. “It’s difficult to stay healthy and […]

Book review: Being a Beast

Being a Beast Adventures Across the Species Divide Author: Charles Foster Alluring.  Ethereal.  Other worldly.  Mythic, mandatory, factual, philosophical.  Oh, and Charles Foster should be married to a dictionary!! Such great writing! And such solid inquiry into cross species “beingness” (sentience).  Being a Beast is one of those special once in a great moon books […]

Here I Am – a review

Here I Am Author: Jonathan Safran Foer John Updike.  Philip Roth.  Peter Taylor.  Alice Munro.  Jonathan Safran Foer Writers who gift us with families who thrum within their own family universe, then bounce back to us like an echo. I adore Jonathan Foer.  Eating Animals enchanted and mesmerized me. Timeframe:  One month.  Location:  Washington D.C., […]

Book review: Prodigals by Greg Jackson

Prodigals Stories by Greg Jackson With declaratory language succinct as to appear insouciant, Greg Jackson thrusts us into his inner worlds in Prodigals. The first short story, Wagner in the Desert, seems to be semi-autobiographical and tells the tale of a mélange of friends partying as hard as they can and discovering mystical things out […]

A look at: Aliens (a review)

Aliens The World’s Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life Edited and with an Introduction by Jim Al-Khalili I believe that we all have some instinct or thoughts on extraterrestrial life, especially with media movies such as E.T. and other alien movies that capture our imagination.  Roswell has long been a byword in extraterrestrial […]

Scrub a dub dub?  Not in THIS TUB!  I Use Flower Mound Soap Works for the Face and Body

I am the Seeker of Succulent Soaps in my family – and The Review Broads family – so when I came across Flower Mound Soaps (and tried their soaps especially for the face) I swooned.  My face is aging…..a lot….and I live in the desert.  Soaps are hard to come by that maintain the glycerin […]

Unbroken Brain – a review

  Unbroken Brain (A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction) Author: Naia Szalavitz Almost everyone I know has a family member – or is themselves – suffering from addiction of one kind or another.  When I started reading Unbroken Brain, I felt instant relief, for instead of therapy or compulsion, Szalavitz defines addiction as a […]

5 WAYZ to Energize Your Summer Dayz

We received some of these products to include in this post. All opinions are strictly our own. 1.Shake up your morning with a NEW protein shake  I keep little baggies of Rawfusion’s raw, plant based protein fusion (vanilla bean) in my purse and when it gets hot out, I buy a small milk and throw in […]

The Last Place you Look – a review

The Last Place you Look Author: Kristen Lepionka   Private investigator Roxane Weary is grieving – her policeman father has died in the line of duty.  And she is drinking a lot and working less.  So when her brother asks her to help a friend, Danielle Stockton, she takes the case.  Danielle’s brother Brad is […]