A Murder over a Girl – book review

A Murder over a Girl Justice, Gender, Junior High Author: Ken Corbett Successfully and unsuccessfully, much like the murder trial itself, A Murder over a Girl by Ken Corbett (Clinical Assistant Professor at the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy) depicts both reality and stereotypes in its prose and salient facts of […]

The reason I haven’t been posting

  This 67 year old blogger decided that beginning to date again would be a good thing , so when Bachelor #1 invited me to go ice skating the day before I was supposed to visit Zippy Sandler from Champagne Living I thought “WHY NOT.” Needless to say, my judgement was impaired that day as my […]

First look: Disney·Pixar’s COCO trailer

Honestly, we had NO IDEA about this adorable flick before getting a sneak peek at the trailer for COCO, but since seeing just a piece of this story of this cute wanna-be musician and how his love of music drives him to follow his dream we’ve decided that the BEST way to prepare for giving […]

Book Review: The Lonely City

The Lonely City  (Adventures in the Art of Being Alone) Author: Olivia Laing So what is urban solitude?  Why is loneliness such a difficult state to express? In The Lonely City, Laing presents the outliers of isolation; those people who were able to express their internal state of loneliness through art and writing; some of the […]

Zoosking in Salt Lake City

Yes. I decided to take the leap and try online dating. Why?  I am not getting any younger and I really want a quality relationship with a man my age.  Also, I will be honest: online dating is something I found intimidating and I thought my readers might want to hear about my foibles and […]

3 benefits of smiling

My mother used to tell me that a smile is just a frown turned upside down. That would always bring a smile to my face because I could picture someone twisting my lips and the laughter would begin. According to the Consumer Guide to Dentistry there are eight different components of a smile, practically from […]

How To Stay Young (At Least In Spirit) When You’re Retired

Mohr Keet of South Africa bungee jumped when he was 96, landing himself in the Guinness Board of World Records. Yuichiro Miura of Japan climbed Mount Everest when he was 80. Not everyone in the golden years of life will attempt and accomplish such extraordinary feats, but most people can take steps to keep themselves […]

True Natural Sunscreens

We received a product to facilitate our review. All opinions are our own It’s a secret.  And I’m letting you in on it.  My best face “ointment, moisturizer, anti-aging agent” is…SUNSCREEN.  I never leave the house without it. When I was 26 I was married and harried with two small children and a tan that […]

Book review: Shelter

Shelter Author: Jung Yun Harper’s Bazaar Hottest Breakout Novel, BuzzFeed Best Literary Debut 2016   Stark and effluvial, dramatic and off-putting, Shelter demands a visceral response in its panorama of family violence and terror in the two generational Korean Cho family.  Jin Cho, the family patriarch, is ubiquitous in terrorizing his wife Mae and young […]

Book review: Mangrove Lightning

Mangrove Lightning Author: Randy Wayne White Conch Republic Prize for Literature, as well as the John D. Macdonald Award for Literary Excellency, Florida Literary Legend by the Florida Heritage Society; one of only four writers named as an Editor At Large by prestigious Outside magazine (Jon Krakauer, Hampton Sides and Tim Cahill are the others) […]