Book review: Code 7

Code 7 Cracking the Code for an epic Life Author: Bryan R. Johnson This children’s book is animated and productive, as seven elementary school friends decide to empower themselves with a code word to help themselves be real and to help their community. Flint Hill elementary is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary and Principal Cooler asks […]


I am being compensated by BODYARMOUR and Mom It Forward Influencer Network for my participation in this campaign. I am part of the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. When I was a kid, we played kickball – a short form of soccer – all evening long.  I remember my mom making cold lemonade and calling us […]

Ava sits back & reads: Without Fear or Favor

Author: Robert K. Tanenbaum   Looking for a crime novel to burn your boots off in the summer sizzle (it’s 105 degrees and climbing in Salt Lake City)?  With DA Butch Karp and his wife, Marlene combining to catch a killer who has already shot two cops, Without Fear or Favor sears across our reading […]

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 […]