Mark your TV watching and recording calendar! Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story is premiering on Lifetime on Saturday night (Jan 19, 2019) with repeat showings over the next two days. Curious? Check out Lifetime’s short trailer: Link to YouTube Actress Christina Ricci plays the true-life role of Nellie Bly, one of the first women … More Lifetime’s Nellie Bly: A Brave & Admirable 19th-Century Woman
Cruising along rivers, canals and lakes from New York City to Chicago is a fantastic vacation trip. Great for families! … More Traveling Along America’s Great Waterways
New York City’s Scandinavia House is hosting an exhibit on Denmark’s world renown colorful bricks and building blocks. Lego is a combination of two Danish words – leg and godt– which means, not surprisingly, play good. The number one goal and request from any tired parent or babysitter. The Danish inventor was a carpenter, and … More Play Good with Lego
Highclere Castle, about two hours west of London, has one of the best private libraries I’ve ever seen. And you’ve seen it too, if you watched the popular TV series Downton Abbey. Highclere’s library contains over 5,000 books dating from the 16th century. The current castle, completed in 1878, is still owned by the family, … More Libraries Round the World: Highclere Castle’s Downton Abbey
Yes, you read that headline right! But not real tigers from a zoo or nature park. Flying Tigers Copenhagen is a chain of stores from Denmark. And they flew about 4,000 miles over the Atlantic to set up shop here in the USA. With three locations in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn, they have claimed … More Danish Flying Tigers Invade NYC
Hopefully, you don’t have a long commute home today, but if you do and want to read something, here is chapter one from my novel AQUAVIT. This is dedicated to all all those women out there who have suffered through a bad date. But if any guys want to read it too, go for it. … More Friday Afternoon Blahs
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