Ten Fun Facts About “A 38 Day Education”

Pompeii’s Volcano, the restaurant in the book, was inspired in part by Dina’s Pizza in Cleveland, Ohio. Jay Ferragamo’s first name is actually Giovanni.  “Jay” is short for Jayson, his middle name. If The Scope newspaper was published in real life, it’s intended design would resemble that of The Oracle at the University of South…

The dangerous decline of American media

A recent perusing of my local newspaper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has left me lamenting the current state of the American press.  Once the great bulwark against government oppression and abuse of the weak by the powerful, the news media in our nation has been ebbing in terms of its ability to perform a sacred public…

The Review Process

Originally posted on Crackerberries:
The Review Process The best thing you can do for an author after you have read their book is a review. This not only helps potential buyers but it gives feedback to the author about what promising fans like or dislike about their writing. You can write an easy quick review…

College calls….some tips for first time college parents

With students getting ready to go to school, parents are in that time of nervousness and letting go.  Most kids are ill-prepared for the life that college presents, so here are some pieces of wisdom parents should remember. Remind them…Party all you want AFTER the work is done.  It’s a simple reality:  new college students,…

“Mew 101” – Conversational Kitty

There are a lot of programs and software out there talking about how best to handle your cat. Naturally, this is to be expected as cats are one of the largest search engine and video hit terms on the internet. As the “parent” of three spoiled rotten felines (Bently, Max and Rex), it is quiet easy to become fluent in the language of “mew.” That being said, here are some feline linguistic basics to understand what kitty is verbalizing.

Has President Obama checked out?

http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-s-being-checked-out-may-be-indicative-of-his-ultimate-legacy?cid=db_articles President Barack Obama has been golfing, vacationing and living the high life for several months, to the point where his own United Nations Ambassador was actually more forceful regarding Russia than her Commander-in-chief boss was. Now, both friends and foes alike have been asking one question about the Big Cheese at 1600 Penn. Has…

A column which will anger both sides of the aisle

http://www.examiner.com/article/this-commentary-is-sure-to-anger-both-the-left-and-right-read-at-your-own-risk The new third-rail of American politics being called a “liberal.” Over the past few election cycles, politicians have gone out of their way to distance themselves from the label, while conservative pundits have relished in the opportunity to call opponents by that word. Like some bizarre new scarlet letter, it seems everyone has been…