Marvin

In 1950 at age six, Marvin Hamlisch was the youngest student to be accepted to Juilliard, the famous New York City music school. He auditioned with a then-modern pop song, Goodnight Irene, instead of the usual classical music selection. Marvin was the American son of Jewish Austrian immigrants forced outContinue Reading

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga focuses on still stretches that are held for 1-5 minutes. Their goal is two-fold: to stretch the tendons and ligaments, but also to support meditation and mindfulness. Along with twenty yin poses are five yang, or moving, poses. In addition, there are four balanced sequences of poses. OneContinue Reading

Selling Naked

So you want to start a new business. Now what? If you want to sell directly to consumers with Facebook and Instagram ads driving customers to your website, read Selling Naked. It will prevent you from making mistakes made by failed businesses. It will also motivate you by including shortContinue Reading

The Universe is Calling You

“I use the term Essence to describe the fundamental, living, intelligent, loving energy that makes up the entire universe and everything beyond it. Essence is like the air you breathe—always present, rarely noticed, but essential for life.”—from The Universe is Calling You. I believe in both reincarnation and karma soContinue Reading

American Sherlock

Oscar Heinrich was an American Sherlock Holmes. Though he believed Holmes used intuition rather than science to solve his cases. Heinrich opened the first private crime lab in the US. He invented blood-splatter analysis and ballistics while proving that a fingerprint could be relied on as evidence. American Sherlock isContinue Reading

Field Guide to Citizen Science

“There will always be more unknown than known, more rocks waiting to be overturned.” To be a part-time scientist, you only need a cell phone and the Field Guide to Citizen Science. SciStarter.org is an online database of more than 1,600 science projects that need help from regular people justContinue Reading

The Third Rainbow Girl

Literally everything interesting in this novel, The Third Rainbow Girl, is spelled out in the first chapter. Two girls were shot to death, but not sexually assaulted, in the summer of 1980 in West Virginia while on their way to a outdoor peace festival called the Rainbow Gathering. Thirteen yearsContinue Reading