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Monday, February 29, 2016

Audio Book Review ‘The Last Anniversary’ by Liane Moriarty


Literature without a clear purpose often disappoints me. Despite an author’s extraordinary storytelling ability, for me, dark novels void of even a quasi-hero are less than satisfactory reading, I cannot seem to shake the feeling that I am somehow missing the point and maybe I am.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Book Review 'The Year of Magical Thinking' by Joan Didion



Joan Didion was a Renaissance woman in the 60s and 70s, the early days of the subjective literary news penned New Journalism. In effect, this style of reporting embedded the writer, so deeply into the story that the author became part of it. Clearly documented, Ms. Didion’s literature as well as her life exhibited a level of strength few women were brave enough to display in those days. Generally speaking, her work continues to be an important contribution to the changing ideal of the modern women in the United States and Europe.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Book Review 'Freud’s Mistress' by Karen Mack & Jennifer Kaufman



Sigmund Freud remains the father of modern day psychoanalysis, regardless of his notoriety and contributions, Freud suffered from several addictions from tobacco to cocaine, nevertheless, there is reason to conclude he suffered from another.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Book Review 'Killer, Come Hither' by Louis Begley



The circumstances beg the reader to examine... What would you be willing or insane enough to risk to avenge the murder of the most important person in your life?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Audio Book Review ‘Girl On The Train’ by Paula Hawkins


The top-selling psychological thriller for 2015 is none other than Paula Hawkins’  The Girl on the Train. In a genre historically dominated by men Paula Hawkins among other notable female writers are moving in and they are not sitting at the back of the train.

Yosemite: A Bird's-Eye View



With an eye in the sky, this drone video by Falcon Media Solutions, provides a stunning look at the gorgeous nature America proudly preserves and protects at Yosemite National Park.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Book Review ‘The Sociopath Next Door’ by Martha Stout


12 Million Americans are sociopaths therefore, every time you find yourself in a group of 25 people you can expect there is at least one individual without a conscience.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Gluten Free Flourless Cake


Divine Chocolate & Almond Gluten-Free Cake
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar
10 squares( 1oz each) unsweetened chocolate
6 squares( 1oz each) semisweet chocolate
6 eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup strong coffee
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup sliced almonds


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Book Review ‘Baltimore Blues’ by Laura Lippman


Tess Monoghan is ritualistic, quirky, and unrefined, not quite as brash as Janet Evonovich’s, Stephanie Plum, but, a strong no fuss female who finds comfort in searching out the negative in everything and everyone. In Tess’s world, all this, combines with her clever, observant qualities, and equals an entertaining character.
  

Monday, February 8, 2016

Book Review ‘The Way of Men’ by Jack Donovan


Is the author, crazy, extreme or realistic? How important is the traditional male role? Is masculinity critical? Is there a tribal instinct that drives heterosexual men to strive to impress one another rather than women?

Gluten Free Cauliflower Fried Rice with Red Curry


Considered a super-food by experts, cauliflower packs a bunch of benefits that few foods can top. One of the best benefits is its versatility.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Book Review ‘The Neon Lawyer’ by Victor Methos


If you enjoyed John Grisham’s, The Rainmaker, you’ll like The Neon Lawyer.

However, I would be remiss if I did not warn; unlike Grisham’s, the crime against the child in The Neon Lawyer is disturbing and gruesome, but please understand it is detailed, briefly.

Springtide: A 2-Ingredient Gluten Free Healthy Beverage


For the most part, commercially processed and packaged yogurt is of late a disappointing disaster for the health conscious consumer.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016