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Shitholes I Have Known

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:48:43 +0000

President Trump apparently does not understand the use of the word Shithole. Of course this should come as no surprise, according to a Newsweek study, based on the Flesch-Kincaid scale Trump has the vocabulary of a 4th grader. Shitholes are not countries, they are places and they are everywhere. I am sure every country has […]

How to Become a Successful Businessman

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:25:43 +0000

There is no guaranteed route to success when it comes to business. Different factors will ultimately determine your success or failure in your chosen industry. However, there are some things you can do to enjoy a rewarding career in business. Find out how to become a successful entrepreneur. Have a Passion for an Industry You […]

A Conversation with Author A.A. Freda

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:22:25 +0000

AA Freda is an award-winning author. He’s written several novels with a third to be released in the first half of 2018. His first novel, Goodbye Rudy Kazoody, an award winner is a coming of age work about a group of teenagers growing up in a New York City neighborhood during the early 1960’s was […]

The FBI Files: High-Ranking Soccer Officials Convicted in Multi-Million Dollar Bribery Schemes

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 22:19:48 +0000

It is odd to think of soccer as a corrupt sport. Sure Baseball, Basketball and Football have all had their clashes with the law. But Soccer?   Juan Ángel Napout and José Maria Marin Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy and Related Offenses On Friday, former high-ranking soccer officials Juan Ángel Napout and José Maria Marin were […]

The FBI Files: New York Attorney Convicted Of Securities Fraud And Wire Fraud Conspiracies

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 22:04:34 +0000

This is a great story. Martin Shkeli seems to have deserved this Evan Greebel Conspired with Hedge Fund Manager Martin Shkreli to Steal Millions of Dollars from a Biopharmaceutical Company and Conceal the Scheme Evan Greebel, a former partner at the New York office of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP who served as outside counsel to […]

The FBI Files: Leader of Queens-Based Child Sex Trafficking Ring Sentenced to 15 Years’ Imprisonment

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:00:31 +0000

I wonder why the the sentence was so light? Defendant Trafficked a Dozen Minors for Sex in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Using Backpage to Advertise Underage Girls for Sex Earlier today in federal court in Brooklyn, Michael Andres Miller was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment by United States District Judge Kiyo A. Matsumoto […]

Your Body’s Pain

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:05:06 +0000

Pain is a part of being alive. We all get the occasional headache or wake up and feel like we totally screwed up our back while we were sleeping. The problem is when pain becomes a part of every single day and doesn’t get better. That kind of pain can often get worse if it’s […]

The FBI Files: Long-Time Bonanno Crime Family Member Sentenced to 96 Months’ Imprisonment For Arson

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:06:17 +0000

The FBI has the best  pressers! Vincent Asaro, Bonanno Soldier Who Committed Murder and Lufthansa Robbery, Sentenced For Ordering Innocent Motorist’s Car Torched Over Road Rage Incident Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, long-tie Bonanno crime family member Vincent Asaro was sentenced by United States District Judge Allyne R. Ross to 96 months’ imprisonment […]

Review: Mystery Weekly Magazine: December 2017

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 23:44:35 +0000

The December 2017 issue of Mystery Weekly Magazine continues the tradition of this publication giving readers great stories. But, if you are looking for a light issue in tune with the holiday season you won’t find it here. Suspense rules this issue and the themes are not light at all. In fact, the overall tone […]

Men Vs. Women- What Are Their Gambling Habits?

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:18:20 +0000

Online gambling is something that is enjoyed by all types of people across the world. However, there are many factors that influence the specific gambling habits of different groups of people. These can include age, location, personal preferences, and financial circumstances. There are also often differences between how and why men and women gamble online. […]

Criminal Versus Civil Liability

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 21:51:26 +0000

The United States legal system is somewhat poorly misunderstood. There are a few reasons for that. One of them is the fact that so many people get their legal education from shows like Law and Order and “CSI” and always assume things will play out in a specific and very dramatic way. There can certainly […]

Building Your Own Home

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 23:23:41 +0000

You’ve been dreaming of the perfect home for awhile, now. It may have started when you were a kid. (You wanted something along the lines of a sliding ladder in your library and a secret passage in your closet.) It may have started only a few years or even a few month ago, but you’re […]

Get Healthy (No Gym Required)

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:59:23 +0000

There are a lot of predictions associated with the start of a new year, and 2018 is no exception. So-called experts come out of the woodwork to predict everything from the stock market to whether or not Meghan Markle will wear white at her wedding to Prince Harry. One thing we can for sure count […]

You Matter

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 18:54:46 +0000

Today, when you go home from work, you’ll be tired. You’ll open your door, and whether you’re greeted by screaming children or the purr of your refrigerator (and silence) you’ll have a similar feeling: that you don’t really want to be here. You’d rather be somewhere else. You’re not sure where somewhere else is. You […]

Summer Vacation is Right Around The Corner!

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 16:52:02 +0000

The heat from the asphalt rises slowly, the sun hangs heavy in the sky, and the world is at ease. There is nothing like the sweet bliss of summertime. When the kids are finished with another school year and the time comes for a vacation, get ready to hit the road. There are nearly endless […]

Build The Classic Aussie Home

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:19:26 +0000

Australian style is truly unique–there’s nothing else quite like it anywhere on the globe. For those looking to build a home of their own, now is the time to do so. The Australian home market has absolutely exploded in value and shows no sign of slowing down! Building a home from scratch allows the buyer […]

A Chat with Historical Fiction Author C.S. Taylor

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:30:48 +0000

C.S. Taylor is a former Marine and avid fencer (saber for the most part, foil and epee are tolerable). He enjoys all things WWII, especially perfecting his dogfighting skills inside virtual cockpits, and will gladly accept any P-38 Lightnings anyone might wish to bestow upon him. He’s also been known to run a kayak through […]

Steps to Recovery

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 22:05:38 +0000

An accident can put bring everything in your life to a screeching halt. Injuries, insurance claims, car repairs, shock, anxiety; the list goes on and on. A few seconds of bad circumstances have suddenly turned into months of stress and discomfort, and you really don’t possess the luxury to deal with it all at once. […]

Avoiding Road Trip Mistakes

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 22:01:12 +0000

Road trips can be a ton of fun if you go with the right people and do it in the right circumstances. Flying nowadays can be a real drag, and it’s natural to not want to deal with long security lines and airlines that charge you $50 extra to carry on anything bigger than a […]

Review: Merrick: A Short Story by Ben Boulden

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 16:20:00 +0000

Almost from the beginning, the planned robbery of the armored stage goes wrong one day in Texas. Nobody was supposed to die. Clarence Tilley, had a good plan, but he didn’t plan for everything in Merrick: A Short Story.  A robbery gang is only as good as its weakest link. The point is proven again […]

Book Review: “The Western Star” by Craig Johnson

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 15:32:33 +0000

The Western Star is the latest in the Sheriff Longmire Mystery Series by Craig Johnson. It is a book of two primary storylines— one of the past decades ago and one of the here and now. A complicated book full of nuance and meaning, it isn’t one easy to review without revealing key details that […]

5 Simple Fixes That Will Help Sell Your Home

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 20:20:25 +0000

You are putting your home up for sale and need it to move quickly and at the right price. If you’re worried your home won’t perform well on the real estate market because you can’t afford to upgrade it, not all hope is lost! There are some cheap and simple fixes that can help boost […]

Figuring Out Family Law

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:38:14 +0000

Divorce is incredibly common in today’s day and age. In a way, that’s good. Past generations had to jump through a lot of hoops to prove that there was something like abuse or infidelity going on, and even then obtaining a divorce was no guarantee. It’s much better to amicably go your separate ways than […]

Education After High School

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:51:37 +0000

Graduating from high school is a huge achievement and something you (or your child) should be proud of. On the other hand, it’s a stressful time. What next? Most high school seniors spend their fall semesters researching career options and applying for schools and training programs, and then they evaluate the opportunities offered to them […]

Head South For the Winter

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:58:48 +0000

As a kid, we looked up at the sky during fall or winter and saw flocks of birds heading the same direction. That led our parents to say, “Oh yeah, those birds are heading south for the winter.” Not all birds do that, or else we would probably notice a severe bird shortage during every […]

Classic Success Thrives in Michigan

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:11:37 +0000

The American Dream is alive and thriving in Michigan. The great state has a business friendly environment, beautiful nature, and friendly people. If you’re currently residing in Michigan then you’ll know about it’s wonders. No matter the season, you’ll find great joys in the city or wilderness. Detroit, it’s lively capital, has seen a huge […]

Remodel Your Old Retail Space

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:07:35 +0000

If you’re a retailer currently occupying an older space, you need to do some investigation. Customers place such a high value on the organization, cleanliness, and modern look of a store. Displays that showcase modern style and current products work the best. Your retail space needs to invite customers into a place of progress and […]

The Bits and Pieces of Aerospace Equipment

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:00:45 +0000

We know aerospace is an important field for science, discovery, and travel. We know it requires some specialized equipment, both for essentials in equipment functionality as well as the elements that make the equipment palatable for human use. The functional safety of aerospace equipment is paramount, since there are lives at stake, and malfunctions at […]

A Legacy Of Spies by John Le Carre

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:13:43 +0000

I’d like to say this is a book review, but it isn’t. Unless you are a fan of John Le Carre and his George Smiley books this book will bore you and confuse you. But if you are a fan of Smiley this is a must have. Smiley was Le Carre’s go to character in […]

3 Tips for Saving Money During a Lawsuit

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:08:38 +0000

Every year thousands of cases aren’t brought to court because people feel as though they can’t afford the expenses associated with suing a company or party that is in the wrong. Although the total cost of a lawsuit will depend on the details of the individual case, it’s true that court fees, attorney fees, and […]

What Regulations Do

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:14:44 +0000

Most of us don’t love being told what to do. It starts when we’re kids and we’re told to clean our room. It continues when we’re in high school and get told we have to do our homework before we can go hang out with our friends. When we hit 18, we get more freedom, […]

Get Ready for An Adventure Around the Globe

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:37:09 +0000

Are you tired of living in the same old town? Do you want to see the sunrise in Asia? Maybe the Caribbean is on your travel list. If you’re dying to hit the road and see the other side of the globe, it’s not as difficult as it seems. With a bit of planning and […]

Living and Working Abroad Has Never Been Easier!

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:25:59 +0000

Now that our world is digitally connected, living and working in a beautiful foreign country has never been easier. The options for exploration and cultural enjoyment are nearly limitless. If you’re a young digital nomad or a successful retiree with a sense of adventure, you too can take part in a valuable cultural exchange! All […]

A Conversation with Forensic Handwriting Expert Sheila Lowe, Author of the Thriller ‘Written Off’

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 11:37:03 +0000

Like her fictional character Claudia Rose, Sheila Lowe is a real-life forensic handwriting expert who testifies in court cases. The mother of a tattoo artist and a former rock star, she lives in Ventura with Lexie the Very Bad Cat, where she writes the award-winning Forensic Handwriting mystery series. Despite sharing living space with a […]

Ajit Pai v Pumpkin Pie

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:43:21 +0000

Most people have probably never heard of Ajit Pai, whereas everyone has heard of Pumpkin Pie. Pumpkin Pie is a delightful seasonal dish served at thanksgiving. Ajit Pai is the idiot running the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). There is a subject that many people do not understand nor have ever heard of – Net Neutrality. […]

Battling Host Anxiety

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:54:12 +0000

Some people adore hosting parties. Other people would rather step on a nail. Host anxiety, or party-hosting anxiety, is a real thing, but it’s something we can’t actually avoid. No matter how much we may try to avoid it, at some point or another we all find ourselves in charge of groups of people, either […]

Your Evolving Career

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:41:33 +0000

If your career is stagnating or is no longer fulfilling for you, it may be time to transition. This could be an internal shift that stays within your primary field, or it could be a complete change. If you feel that this is what you need to do, you’re not alone: according to the Bureau […]

Mermaid’s Pearl – a classic slot with many surprises

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:19:39 +0000

There are many fun slot games in online casinos and people prefer trying the new and modern ones. They believe the classic slots are too old fashioned for them, but the truth is, the classic slot games are the most played ones. Let’s take for example Mermaid’s Pearl. This is a classic slot powered by […]

Navigating Major Medical Events

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:32:39 +0000

There’s nothing quite so terrifying and exhausting as having a loved one in the hospital. Whether it’s an emergency situation or an illness that has been slowly progressing, nothing quite prepares us for the hours of keeping vigil, of processing all the information coming at us from professionals, and of balancing the rest of life. […]

Opening Your Own Restaurant

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:33:38 +0000

Your family has been making pizza for years, and you’ve always gotten compliments on it, so now you’ve decided it’s time to open your very own pizza place. Or you and your spouse both love cooking barbecue, and your guests always love it too, so you’re thinking of opening a barbecue joint called “Meat Up.” […]

A Chat with Contemporary Romance Author Emma Hartley

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:30:56 +0000

Emma Hartley is an author and artist living in picturesque Maine. She has been writing and making art since childhood and has been insatiably curious and industrious her whole life. Emma was a double major in English and Fine Arts and she received her Masters in Art and Design Education. She is a specialist in […]

A letter From The Supreme Court Of The United States

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:16:22 +0000

Wow, here  I am a lowly Blogger and the Supremes want to contact me,,, I am speechless! Of course the email address is somewhat doubtful, I can only assume this is a secret account to keep the .gov spies from interfering with the Supreme Court. Here is the letter……. 1 First St NE, Washington, […]

Finding the Fun in Rainstorms

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:15:09 +0000

Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk The rain makes running pools in the gutter The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night And I love the […]

5 Business Problems and Their Solutions

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:24:32 +0000

The road to success is never straightforward. There will be plenty of twists and turns along the way. As an entrepreneur, it is vital that you are ready to deal with whatever life throws at you. This is the only way that you, and your business, are going to achieve longevity. If you are determined […]

Bail Bonds, the Pro’s and Cons And The Bull Shit!

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:41:25 +0000

I have followed the ups and downs of the world of Commercial Bail Bond’s versus Pre trial release for  years. Today I got an email on the subject. I have pasted the Email in total, the only editing was the removal of links. I just can not bring myself to link to crap!   Dear […]

What You Should Know About Asbestos in Your Home

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:27:52 +0000

You may have seen the many TV commercials about people getting a cancer called mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer caused by asbestos fibers becoming lodged in the lungs after they are breathed in from an outside source. However, what these commercials don’t explain is what asbestos is and the places […]

Plant for Thought…a new way to garden!

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:02:17 +0000

One of the most desirous plants for anyone interested in house plants is the Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides.) Surrounded in mystery and legend, the plant was discovered relatively recently by George Forrest in 1906 in the Yunnan Province of China. It was subsequently rediscovered after the Second World War by a missionary Agnar Espegren […]

Book Review: Our Last Seder by Arnie “Tokyo” Rosenthal

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 02:27:16 +0000

What a remarkable little book. I have known Tokyo for what seems forever, but it is actually around 10 years. I enjoy his music and I enjoy his stories. Today was the perfect day to read Our Last Seder. As I put the book down and contemplated its message, my wife informed me that she(We) […]

Book Review: “Blaze! Red Rock Rampage (Blaze! Western Series Book 15)” by Ben Boulden

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:32:54 +0000

It is a moonlit night in the badlands of Southern Utah as the western tale, Blaze! Red Rock Rampage begins. With his wife, Kate, asleep beside him, J. D. struggles to stay vigilant. His struggle is soon rewarded by the noise of a boot heel sliding across rock. Two stalkers become visible in the moonlit night […]

The Alt-Right At Their Finest – The Conservative Book Club

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:50:09 +0000

Somehow, and I am sure it wasn’t me, I got signed  up to the ‘Conservative Book Club’. Every single day I get a newsletter from these Wing Nuts. The one today was outstanding! Apparently some companies have pulled their advertisements from Sean Hannity’s nightly ‘news’ program on Fox News. As best I can tell, the […]

Book Review: “The Woman in Blue: a Ruth Galloway Mystery” by Elly Griffiths

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:20:19 +0000

It is mid-February 2014 as The Woman in Blue: A Ruth Galloway Mystery begins. Cathbad is again house/pet sitting and again things are not going well. The pet in question this time is a black cat by the name of Chesterton. The owner, Justin, made it abundantly clear Chesterton is not to be let out at […]

Remembrance Day…lest we forget!

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:40:32 +0000

Armistice Day, Remembrance Day or Veteran’s Day. However, one remembers the sacrifices of the many brave men and women of the armed forces in the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, the United States or any of the other Allied nations that fought in World War I, the day is sacred to their memories. In the United […]

Protests in Professional Sports

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 20:03:48 +0000

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution references freedom of speech. Prior to the commencement of the 2016 National Football League season, I composed an article describing Colin Kaepernick’s protest against racial injustice and oppression. He also took a knee during the Star Spangled Banner. As a result of his actions and protests, he […]

Breitbart At Its Best

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:56:24 +0000

Breitbart is a ‘news’ website (in the loosest sense of the word). It is generally viewed as the ‘mouthpiece’ of the alt-right. At its helm is white nationalist and spewer of nationalistic rubbish Steve Bannon. You might recall the name, it is the same Steve Bannon that was Trump’s chief strategist. The bright side was […]

Richard Thompson Band – Live At Rockpalast

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 01:04:22 +0000

I saw the press release for this 3 cd 2 DVD set, and I knew I had to get my hands on it. Who is Richard Thompson I hear you say? Wikepedia says: Richard John Thompson, OBE (born 3 April 1949) is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist.[1] He made his début as a recording […]

People I Admire

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 19:14:06 +0000

The short and sweet answer is that I admire people that try. To me it is not about the winning or losing it is about just taking part. Not every author will reach the fame and wealth of JK Rowling and few musicians will be able to afford their own castle or super yacht. Over […]

Lessons Learned about Self-Publishing

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 15:32:13 +0000

I have talked to many authors. Very few have nice things to say about the publishing aspect. It was a little over a decade ago that Self Publishing became popular. It seemed to many a panacea, no pesky agents, no wicked publishing house taking the lion’s share of the sales dollars. Of course, this is […]

Different Ways to Gamble

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:19:46 +0000

Gambling has been a form of entertainment for people across the globe for centuries. Its long existence has led to numerous modifications and inventions in the form of entertainment. This has seen the rise of various modes of gambling created to appeal to various players. Each mode of gambling comes with its own level of […]

“Cannabis Industry Leader Fired Me for Having Breast Cancer”

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:36:28 +0000

Pamela Johnston is one of the hardest-working, innovative, and successful public relations executives in America. After years of working with Fortune 100 companies and some of America’s largest brand names, she joined Electrum Partners in 2016 as Senior Vice President, a Nevada-based company that specializes in “advisory services for the medical and recreational cannabis industry”. […]

An Interview with Mystery Author Mark S. Bacon

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:56:10 +0000

Mark S. Bacon began his career as a southern California newspaper police reporter, one of his crime stories becoming key evidence in a murder case that spanned decades. After working for two newspapers, he moved to advertising and marketing when he became a copywriter for Knott’s Berry Farm, the large theme park down the freeway […]

Making Money From The Las Vegas Tragedy

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:12:10 +0000

I read a lot of press releases, mainly the ones that interest me concern books and music, but occasionally some other subject will catch my eye. I read this one with shock and horror. A legal company, literally an ambulance chaser is out to make money from the Las Vegas mass murder. In part the […]

Top Frankfurt Motor Show 2017 Trends

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:20:33 +0000

The Frankfurt Motor Show is one of the world’s top car events. I is held every September each year in Frankfurt.  Every year the show’s exhibitors always surprise us but this year they have really outdone themselves. There are a number of trends we noticed since the beginning of the show. Electric cars In the […]

A Chat with Romantic Suspense Author Anna del Mar

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:37:12 +0000

Amazon Bestselling author Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass heroes who defy their limits to protect the women they love. A Georgetown University graduate, […]

Pope Francis…normative ambiguity!

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:02:57 +0000

The fallout on Amoris Laeticia continues to draw attention to the messages Pope Francis is sending to the Catholic Church and the need for clarification on the issues raised by members of the College of Cardinals is indeed long overdue. Without proposing any disrespect to the Holy Father and his teaching authority over the Universal […]

Summorum Pontificum: 10 years young, 454 years old!

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 20:41:38 +0000

Today is the tenth anniversary of Pope Benedict’s Summorum Pontificum, which restored the capability for all priests throughout the world to celebrate the pre-Vatican II Mass, commonly called the Tridentine Mass. In Pope Benedict’s permission, the celebration of the ritual form prior to the Second Vatican Council was given a new title, the Mass of […]

Continental Ambitions: Roman Catholics in North America.

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 15:10:12 +0000

Dr. Kevin Starr’s industrious work on the colonial developments of Roman Catholicism in the United States is an exemplary work of research into the nascent Catholic Church in the United States prior to the American War of Independence. While the book seemingly is daunting in size at 637 pages, Dr. Starr makes the work fluent […]

Meet Frankie Hogan, Author of ‘Livin’: From the Amsterdam Red Light to the African Bush’

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:40:06 +0000

Frankie Hogan is an American writer, director, and filmmaker. He is a founder and principal partner of Corner Prophets Production Company, a film production company started in 2012, and the company controller for a Los Angeles-based international interior design firm. About the Book: Livin’: From the Amsterdam Red Light to the African Bush is part […]

An Interview With David Sykes about Bobbyjac

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:50:05 +0000

I had the opportunity to read a fabulous book, Bobbyjac, A wild romp about two ex-cons, their life, loves, and possible fall from the moral high ground of going straight. You can read my review here. Normally I like to torture authors on the radio, that was not practical as David lives on a remote […]

How the Right Web Design Can Boost Your Search Rankings

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:06:27 +0000

Studies have shown that not more than 10 signals really affect the way your website is ranked by major search engines like Google. According to Forbes, the plan by Google to start indexing mobile devices (more than desktops) will likely lead to a mobileggedon – because site owners will start focusing more on designing a […]

How reviews help your business grow

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:54:09 +0000

Having a good reputation for your business is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Potential customers use your reviews to determine if you are reliable or not. A large percentage of consumers check online reviews before making a decision to buy. According to research, 87% of potential customers won’t patronize businesses with low ratings. […]

Book Review: Bobbyjac by A.E. Snelling-Munro

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 18:19:28 +0000

This is a must read book. From page one the reader is taken on a wild ride. At the center of the action are two best friends Tommy Sands and Lenny Burns, a pair of London Eastenders that stole together, did jail time together and now live together in a grand rural manor house. The […]

Book Review: Desperate Crimes: A Bill Travis Mystery by George Wier

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 19:06:14 +0000

For Bill Travis everything revolves around family. His eight-year-old daughter, Jennifer, is supposed to give a piano recital on Saturday. Unfortunately, her piano teacher, Todd Landry, has gone missing. Jennifer is very upset and worried and she wants daddy to find him. Normally, Bill Travis gets involved in things to be paid so he can pay […]

Book Review: Coney Island Avenue by L. Abramo

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:08:19 +0000

Bill Heller had the feeling he was being followed as he drove in New York City as Coney Island Avenue by J. L. Abramo begins. He parked and went into a local restaurant to have some food and to see if his suspicion was correct. He was being followed and he knew he was in […]

Don’t tinker with the Second Amendment!

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:26:25 +0000

Tinkering with the Second Amendment is not the solution to the problems associated with mass shootings, rampant crimes committed with firearms or even most cited usage of handguns, suicide. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is a pivotal cornerstone of our American civil liberties and rights as guaranteed by the Founding Fathers. The […]

A Practical Guide to the 10 Most Important Online Promotion Activities in 2017

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:10:53 +0000

As a business owner in the current market, you know that to succeed, a robust online marketing strategy is imperative. Every year, new trends and technology inspires a novel form of online marketing strategy. Any business without a systematic online strategy is bound to lose customers to its more dynamic competitors. One thing that has […]

Keith Emerson Gone But Not Forgotten

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 21:14:38 +0000

I was very sad to hear the demise of Keith Emerson. He was a raucous man, and great fun. I was delighted to see this press release: London – The Keith Emerson Estate is pleased to announce the re-release of the celebrated album of Keith Emerson keyboard (and rare) pieces, Emerson Plays Emerson, which has […]

Chuck It or Keep It? A Packrat’s Guide

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 19:13:50 +0000

If you’re a packrat, you keep too much. You know that you should part with more, and every once in awhile, you’ll try – you’ll look at the latest organizational fad or read a popular book on minimalism, and you’ll try to downsize. But it just doesn’t stick – because it’s just not you! That’s […]

Commercial Plumbing and Your Business’ Bottom Line

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 19:07:58 +0000

If you own a business, then you probably have an interest in a commercial space. Whether you rent or own, and whether you’re running an auto garage or a corporate office, you’ll need to keep careful track of your commercial plumbing needs. Your commercial space’s plumbing system is one of its most vital features. Without […]

Why You Need a Real Estate Agent

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 19:02:21 +0000

If you’re buying a selling a home, you may imagine you can do everything on your own. You’re smart and capable, right? And you went to college, too! Surely you can do this and save some money on realtor fees. It may be technically true that you can do it, but it doesn’t mean that […]

Having a Ball: Ramp Up Your Fantasy League

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:37:20 +0000

It’s fall, and you know what that means: it’s time for gridiron football. Even better, it means your fantasy football league is up and running. For something that didn’t really exist on a few years ago, fantasy football has became a major source of entertainment for people all across the country (and even overseas). Player […]

Cutting Overhead in Your Business

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:32:07 +0000

Your business is designed to make money. And, of course, it makes money whenever you sell a product or deliver a service. But, as you well know, that’s not the whole story. The money you make is made from something – and that something is more money. What matters in the end is your business’ […]

Reinventing The Wheel

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:40:12 +0000

This is a guest article by Silvio Aladjem MD. You have heard it again and again during the 2015 electoral campaign. It was supposed to be one of the first actions of a Trump administration, if elected. Repeal and Replace the Obama care. As you know, it did not happen. Why? Well, it depends on […]

CD Review: This Minstrel Life by Tokyo Rosenthal

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 00:27:47 +0000

Music is a brutal business. I have been reviewing and interviewing musicians for over 10 years. From Punk Rock to classical flamenco guitar I have done it all. I have interviewed the famous and the unknown. Some have been self trained and some have gone to school to learn the trade. The one thing they […]

Cars, Technology, and the Future of the Planet

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:59:16 +0000

Our planet is in peril. Our species’ dependence on fossil fuels and other things that generate greenhouse gases is causing our planet to heat up, ice caps to melt, and weather patterns to change. If we don’t change our behavior, we’ll soon find that the consequences will only get worse: populous areas will end up […]

Take Control of Your Financial Future

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:56:05 +0000

Managing money isn’t fun for everyone. In fact, for most of us, it’s a chore. The average person doesn’t see money management as a path to spectacular future wealth – instead, we see our financial responsibilities as ways to avert disaster. We fear the downside of money management rather than thinking about the upside. And, […]

In Love with an Addict: How to Cope

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:52:20 +0000

Mutual, healthy love is one of the best experiences life has to offer. Poets have written sonnets about it. Entire books are devoted to it. Movies try to capture it, usually by casting two really hot people and having them make out with each other. When you’re in love, especially in those early, heady days […]

Book Review: Dead, To Begin With: A Dan Rhodes Mystery by Bill Crider

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 23:35:45 +0000

After a problem at the nearby beauty shop resolved, Sheriff Dan Rhodes learns of a far more serious problem as Dead, To Begin With begins. Jake Marley has been found dead on the stage at the Clearview Opera House. The building dates back to the oil boom days in the early 1900s and, like the […]

No Theresa May – Europe is very much “part of our national story”

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:59:01 +0000

“…throughout its membership, the United Kingdom has never totally felt at home being in the European Union. And perhaps because of our history and geography, the European Union never felt to us like an integral part of our national story in the way it does to so many elsewhere in Europe.”  THERESA MAY   It […]

Nik Turner – Life In Space

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:54:10 +0000

Usually it is pretty easy to review an album, tracks you like, a link to buy it, and some guff to pad the article out with. Sorry but I cannot do that. Instead I have to tell you a story about a band that formed in the late 60’s. Hawkwind were special right out of […]

A Pitbull Story: The Funeral

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:08:43 +0000

If you missed part one you can find it here. Sure I have had pets die, but this was the first time I had had a ringside seat. I watched in horror as the life slowly drained from Pup. She no longer had the power to yelp. A sound that I will never forget. She […]

A Pitbull Story, not for the squeamish

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:39:24 +0000

It is a very sad day. On Feb/28 2017 Mrs Boris gave birth to 8 pups. But before I tell you about today I should start at the beginning. Late in 2016 we moved into a rental property on 3 acres of land. Unlike most rentals that forbid pets this one came with them built […]

How To Value A Domain Name

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:02:18 +0000

You’ve decided on a domain name for your new business, and the domain is already registered and for sale. How much should you be willing to pay? This is becoming a common question, as so many quality domain names have already been taken. While there is no scientific method to determine a precise value for […]

Homage to Catalonia

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:14:05 +0000

My family connections with Catalonia stretch back to 1958 – the year my parents discovered their own little part of the Costa Brava. In those days, indeed until 1975 when Franco died, the Catalans – their culture and language – were suppressed. Once the Generalissimo was out of the way Democracy returned to Spain and […]

Driving Vs. Flying: How Should You Move Cross-Country?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:28:24 +0000

The decision has been made: You’re packing up your old life and heading for a new life on the other side of the country. Whether you’re going from California to New York for work, or from Pennsylvania to Arizona to care for aging parents, there’s no changing your mind now. You’ve put in your notice […]

Protect Your Business With Smart Outsourcing

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:24:34 +0000

There are few careers as rewarding as running your own business. When you’re in charge, you answer to no boss but yourself: your passion, your integrity, and your drive to succeed. Running your own business allows you to focus on what you do best – or, at least, it should. But the reality, of course, […]

Book Review: They No Here by George Wier

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:10:49 +0000

Nothing much happens in Fort Davis, Texas or in the surrounding Jeff Davis County. People drift in, stay awhile, and leave. Ralph MacAfee hadn’t thought of the Cynds—Melvin and Judith—until he was reminded of them by Jerry Miles over at the local bookstore. It was only then that Ralph realized he hadn’t seen them in […]

Bachelorette Parties That Won’t Ruin the Wedding

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:12:03 +0000

Before you get married, it’s natural for your best girlfriends to want to throw you a bachelorette party. It’s also natural for you to be a little worried that they’ll go too far (this depends a lot on the specific dynamics of your friend group, though). Sure, you want to blow off some steam in […]

Things That Get Harder as You Get Older (And How to Make Them Easier)

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 14:06:05 +0000

As we age, we gain experience. A lot of things get easier – we get better at our jobs, we understand our relationships better, and we are better equipped to understand and react to a wide variety of things. We get wiser when we get older! Unfortunately, our bodies and our minds don’t always fare […]

Get Great, Healthy Seafood Even If You’re Landlocked

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:55:25 +0000

So you love fresh seafood from the, well, sea, but you live in Montana. That makes it harder to go to Pike Place Market in Seattle and play catch with a fishmonger. And what if you love fresh sockeye salmon caught in Alaska, but you make your home in Omaha, Nebraska? Then you’re even farther […]

Your Best Financial Management Option is Right Here in Cincinnati

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:11:56 +0000

Finance can be complicated, but it’s not something that you can ignore. If you want to build your wealth, enjoy your life, care for your family, and retire, you’re going to need a little bit of financial know-how. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of it in the Cincinnati area – you’ll find it at our office. […]