Young Guns

Esports are coming. If you’re a Millennial, especially a male Millennial, they are already here. The Young Guns of the title are not just the gaming players but also the Silicon Valley titans starting and financing an entirely different type of esport league in 2016. Traditional sports like the NFLContinue Reading

Buy the Avocado Toast

Instead of telling graduates to scrimp and save to pay off their student debt, Buy the Avocado Toast takes a unique approach. Don’t cut your expenses, raise your income. Luckily, it backs up its theory with concrete ways to do just that. From saving on taxes by working overseas toContinue Reading

This is Chance

On Good Friday 1964, the earth beneath Anchorage began to rock and roll with the biggest earthquake yet in North America at 9.2. A wife, mother, and news reporter was about to have her seminal moment. Her sign-on to local radio channel, KENI, was, “This is Chance.” Her name wasContinue Reading

Why Writing Matters

Writing, of course, matters. However, Why Writing Matters, doesn’t. At least not to those looking for a writing guidebook. This book is half memoir and half a literary history lesson. It has a few interesting ideas. But many of the ideas are obvious. Reading your favorite books later in lifeContinue Reading

The 4 Season Solution

Have your diet mostly in hand but looking to continue to improve your other behaviors? The 4 Season Solution, by the author of the Whole30 diet, expands the behavioral change beyond food to include sleep, movement, and meaningful connection. He also suggests adapting all four of those areas based onContinue Reading

Velvet Rope Economy

The bad news is that there is a hidden (and not so hidden) Velvet Rope Economy in the United States right now. The author explains that the rich top one-percenters are different. They essentially coast down an EZPass paid express lane through life’s difficulties. Meanwhile, the losers below them struggleContinue Reading

Beautiful Sheep

This is literally a book about Beautiful Sheep. With photos of forty different champion sheep representing their breed. Each breed page includes features, use, related breeds, size, origin, and current world distribution of each breed. As a born and bred city girl, I’m not sure why I have a fascinationContinue Reading

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