Review of Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart

Review of Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart

One evening in 2005 a man heard a rustling noise in a nearby stack of papers while watching television in his London home.  Thinking he had a mouse problem, the fellow removed some paper to find a 9 inch, multi-legged creature scuttling away.  Somehow he caught it in a bag and took it to London’s […]

Review of “The Iron House” by John Hart

Review of “The Iron House” by John Hart

Possibly my favorite book of 2011 is Iron House by John Hart. Written with the emotion we have come to expect from Hart, this novel combines a classic love story, a wonderfully designed plot, and action galore. Throw in a twist of classic mob ties and a hit man gone clean and you have a […]

Keep It Real With Your Money

Keep It Real With Your Money

Many people move through life without a solid understanding of their personal finances or how to improve their financial standing. The first step to financial security is understanding your finances. This does not mean a basic understanding of broad financial concepts but a deep understanding of both your current and projected finances.

A Review of The Confession by John Grisham

A Review of The Confession by John Grisham

I would hazard that few literary critics would debate that John Grisham is the king of the legal thriller. In The Confession, Grisham takes us back to his roots of the likes of The Chamber. This is a fast paced, gripping novel of suspense that simply can not be put down.

Review of “The Destiny of the Republic”

Review of “The Destiny of the Republic”

Pop Quiz:  Name the four presidents to have been assassinated in office. Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, William McKinley, and . . . James A. Garfield.  Everyone gets the first two; Lincoln’s death is one of the most important events in American history, and Kennedy was killed in public in modern times.  McKinley isn’t as […]

Road Food For Road Warriors

Road Food For Road Warriors

Eating well on-the-road is never easy. Just ask President Obama! On his latest trip to Indonesia, his plate was loaded with Basko (meatballs in a bowl of broth), Nasi Goreng (fried rice, shrimp paste, chili, garlic, shallots, meats, vegetables), Empig (puffy fried crackers made from the Belinjo fruit tree) and Krupuk (deep-fried shrimp cracker made […]

Baggage For The Holidays And Not The Emotional Kind

Baggage For The Holidays And Not The Emotional Kind

Alright, men, you’ve had more than 10 months since the last holiday season to come up with thoughtful gift ideas for the special lady in your life.  Any ideas?  Whether it’s your wife or girlfriend, women have the innate ability to drop hints so subtle, Sherlock Holmes would be hard-pressed to detect them.  That’s where […]