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July 2016

It's the damndest thing. For the first time in years, I'd let negative events in my personal relationships & professional life poison most of my present moments--for months. . . . Needing a jump-start, I spent hours searching YouTube for hypnosis videos. Eventually I found one by Alexander Wilon: "Positive Attitude Positive Thinking Hypnosis Session" (shared at bottom of this post). . . . What I like about it . . . . Tips & Notes . . . . Other Blog Posts . . . . The Video. Read more →


I started at Macy's, thinking I'd find high-quality stainless like in the '80s. WRONG. Even some pricey Lenox flatware (made in China) felt cheap. The finish on my Kate Spade/Lenox pieces started coming off in 3 hand washes (maybe TOXIC?). . . . Only one company makes stainless flatware in the USA: the brand is Liberty Tabletop, and the company is Sherrill Manufacturing.... • What I bought.... • What I like.... • What I wish were different.... • Different lines for different budgets.... Read more →


This exhibit is powerfully moving, and it's at the Harn Museum auditorium in Gainesville through August 5, 2016. . . . Art is supposed to challenge the perspective, and that’s the effect that Stacey’s work has had on me. Read more →


Last week, I posted about Donald Trump's year-long efforts to alienate big blocs of voters, which I call "Project Voter Alienation." Since June 2015, Mr. Trump has aggressively offended important blocs of voters who will likely be voting in November: women, immigrants, mainstream Republicans, and even Tea Partiers. This morning, I did a... Read more →


After a couple hand washes, some pieces developed dark spots that I can't remove. Click on the photo below to see the enlarged version: the dark spots are not reflections.... This product might be toxic--as well as low quality.... Shame on kate spade and Lenox for marketing such junk. Read more →