Algorithms to Live By – a review

Algorithms to Live By The Computer Science of Human Decisions Authors: Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths This book fascinated me, as at the time I was writing about online dating and not seeing anything I liked about the process.  He book begins with an example: what if you are looking for an apartment in San […]

Rabble Rousing – Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying

So, what to do when we are walking down the hallway and one of our acquaintances stops you and says, “Oh did you get your hair done?  I thought it looked better going grey.”  I call this Getting Down Dirty and Snarky.  And it happens all the time, as we go about our lives.  Often […]

A Review Broads Fathers Day

I should be inserting cool pictures of father’s day gifts for all the cool dads out there, but no.  This Father’s Day, I want to write about my dad. A devoted career Army officer and an adoring husband, my dad was not the best dad in the world.  He was married to his career and […]

Are Women Prepared For Life Alone As They Age

  Since I am single, and probably will remain single, this article was so important to me that I wanted to share it with my readers. The trends are clear – as women age the odds are they will be living alone, largely because of either divorce or widowhood. What may be less clear for […]

Book review: The Last Thousand

The Last Thousand – One School’s Promise in a National at War  Author: Jeffrey E. Stern We open the paper.  War in Iraq.  War in Iran.  War in Afghanistan.  War, war, war.  The word means nothing to us; this is not our country we have enough of our own problems, etc. etc. Enter Jeffrey Stern, […]

Sneak peek: Coco – Disney/Pixar

Once again we’re delighted to be able to share the first look at an exciting new Disney trailer. If you love music…you’ll love Coco.     Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of […]

Fathers Day Gifts: The BroBasket

We received product to facilitate this review. All opinions are strictly our own. Every father’s Day my mom gave my dad a tie – which he never wore.  When I discovered BroBasket, an online basket with prefilled or custom order, (, I shouted with delight; finally, a basket that any guy would want, and with […]

South Pole Station – Ava reviews

South Pole Station Author: Ashley Shelby Salubrious, acerbic, hilariously funny, deleterious – such a conundrum of affect in one book about life, love and climate change at the furthest place on Earth – South Pole Station – this novel ran with the ethereal wolves and had my laughing, fascinated and bummed out simultaneously.  Entertaining and […]

New Pet Products that are LUMINOUS!!

5 STARS to Whisper Pet Odor Eliminator Spray I have a dachshund as you all know, and Clem has never allowed himself to follow the rules.  He pees on occasion – and I have no idea why.  So I need a product that keeps me from having to pay for apartment carpets every time I […]

My Life with Bob

My Life with Bob Author: Pamela Paul Pamela Paul is my a.k.a., my twin soul, my non-imaginary imaginary friend.  For I too kept a BOB with all thin books I had ever read in it, a long list of my life.  Pamela’s jewel is her intimate manner of allowing us into her Room with a […]