Dorothy and her pals, even the wizard, and the witches, would all agree – the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s current exhibit “It Is Getting Wild!” is incredible. The art show focuses in on global wildlife photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols with a mix of photography, videos clips of animals in the wild, and complimentary art from … More Lions & Tigers & Bears: Oh, Yes!
Want to win a free trade paperback of my novel AQUAVIT? Log into your Goodreads account and enter the giveaway. I’m sending out 5 books, but you only have 5 days and about 15 hours so hurry! Screenshot of the Web Page (Link below) Because of a bit of adult content (PG movie rating), you … More Win An Aquavit Paperback
Fun reading challenge to keep you busy and not bored this summer! Read 52 books by year-end with only 4+ months left. Popsugar’s zany checklist includes a bunch of books that may require outside help and mental stretching to find one that fits. But here’s a few hints. My novel AQUAVIT will help you get … More Reading Widely & Wildly
Just like the book’s cover teases, who wouldn’t want to be Smarter, Faster & Better? This book repeats some tried and true advice but also includes new stories and insights making it a worthwhile read. The writing style is business-casual and informative, reminiscent of Malcolm Gladwell. 300 Pages of Worthwhile Advice Author Charles Duhigg analyzed … More Getting A Bit Better
First off, Danish pastry is a bit of a misnomer, but the Danes are modest and peaceful so they won’t argue about it. The Danish word for it – wienerbrød – translates into Viennese bread aka bread from Vienna, Austria. The story goes that Viennese bakers were there possibly because of a strike, and voila, … More Getting Your Just Desserts: Danish Pastry
Yeah, we’re talking about personal hygiene. Wearing deodorant is like brushing my teeth. Something automatic that I do every day. And if I happen to run out, I borrow my husband’s and buy one. This never makes the to do list. It’s bought that very day. But this isn’t the way the world works as … More When the Going Gets Hot, Wear Deo!
Last night I visited the new Amazon bookstore located on the third floor of the Time Warner Center at 59th street on the Upper West Side of NYC. Yes, a real store with paper books. But Amazon isn’t turning their back on their ebook business with many types of Kindles for sale too. Per the … More Amazon Bookstore: NYC
Recently several friends traveling to Copenhagen, Denmark for the first time asked me for suggestions. Since my husband is Danish and his family lives in Denmark, I visit at least once a year. I’m sharing some of my favorites places and different things to do and eat with you. Since I have lots of fun … More Copenhagen Up Close: Nyhavn
Sorry, but I couldn’t resist solving this mystery. I’m betting that John Grisham’s new novel, CAMINO ISLAND, featuring an enticing beach a few steps away, is probably based on Amelia Island. Novel #30: Camino Island Grisham’s new book isn’t your typical legal thriller but about a crime – the theft of rare books from Princeton. And … More The Real Camino Island
About a year ago while I was writing my novel AQUAVIT, I researched cruises on clipper ships. My main character and heroine, Kat Jensen, wants to escape from New York City and a series of events and messages, including the picture on the bottle, lead her to plan a cruise on a clipper ship. The … More Cruising On Board a Clipper Tall Ship