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I live in the Finger Lakes region of New York and work in a hospital, building information systems.  My two sons grew up in New Zealand … more

reviewed Rose in a Storm. November 08, 2010
rose in a storm: a novel
When I saw that Jon Katz had a new book coming out--and that it was a novel about a dog--I grabbed it. His writing about dogs speaks to me, not really of how I might know dogs, but how I might know myself. …
reviewed box of lies. November 08, 2010
box of lies
I've read Mark LaFlamme's work before, so I thought I knew what I was in for with his BOX OF LIES. Shivers at the back of my neck, furtive glances over my shoulder, a sinking feeling in the …
Anolon advanced bronze 10-piece cookware set
This Anolon cookware is a real treat to look at, with a classy, subtle bronze exterior that glows. Heavy anodized aluminum, beautiful nonstick interiors, and silicone-coated handle and lid grips. Wow! …
reviewed Dexter is Delicious. October 09, 2010
Dexter is Delicious
I haven't had the pleasure of reading the previous four Dexter books by Jeff Lindsay, nor of watching the Showtime television series based on the character. Because of this I felt some confusion …
reviewed Irish Twins. October 09, 2010
Irish Twins
It's not remarkable for a novel to start with the death of an 80-year-old woman. If she dies while water-skiing, as Anne Shields does in Irish Twins, the reader's attention is engaged. And …
You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets
Right now the demand for dog books can scarcely be sated. Being one of the insatiable readers of these dog books, I got my hands on Julie Klam's You Had Me at Woof: How Dogs Taught Me the Secrets …
reviewed Juliet. October 09, 2010
In author Anne Fortier's debut novel, young Julie Jacobs is used to taking a back seat to her flamboyant twin, Janice. The girls were orphaned as babies and raised by their great-aunt, who took the …
reviewed Jimmy Barnes: Hits. August 29, 2010
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Jimmy Barnes: Hits
Sometimes when I'm driving I really want music, and for me that starts with with the Australian road anthem "Driving Wheels" by Jimmy Barnes, from his 1987 album "Freight Train Heart." …
reviewed vera bradley flip flops. August 28, 2010
vera bradley flip flops
II don't have a lot of flip flops and usually when I buy a pair, it's a present for somebody else. But these are for ME. I wandered into a local gift shop to check out a display of Vera Bradley …
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in
Author Mary Roach has an in-your-face take on science. Her first three books went where not many science writers dare to go; Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003), Spook: Science …
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August 06, 2010
You meet the stragest people in the strangest places...huh. don
August 06, 2010
Sure, what've we got to lose?
April 26, 2009
Nice tea reviews, Linda!  I love tea and drink it so much that my doctor had to tell me to stop drinking it or at least cut back!  I think that your input would be appreciated in this thread.
April 22, 2009
I'll have to get this book.....sounds like a good read. One of the first interviews I had in 1976 was with a transexual, who had the operation performed right here at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (one of the top medical centers in the country) in St. Louis. It was an illuminating experience to say the least....
April 21, 2009
Hi Linda: Nice to hear from you....... check out my internet radio station at www.showmetalkradio.com. Lots of good talk! We just did a show with Don Grady from My Three Sons....remember him? He's a major music producer now. Stan Livingston, former child star from My Three Sons is also interviewed. Let me know what you think. Take carel.....
April 20, 2009
Hey, LINDA, thanks for "following" me!
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