One Young Woman's Adventure With Cataracts

I was 38 when I received the shocking news from my optometrist. "Carine, you have a cataract forming in both eyes, one is not much, but I want you to go see an ophthalmologist." No pain did I feel. Since I was legally blind (my good eye was 20/850) I really did not see what…

A Homeowner's Perspective on Patio Covers

If you've come across this site and you're wondering something like "does this person even know anything about patio covers or how to build one? I can tell you first hand that I do. In fact, this whole article is about my experience building my own cover for my patio – a pergola style patio…

Paradise Road

With my mother’s illness came a demonstration of darkness visible at the roots of it all that I couldn’t explain away. I shifted the sand through my fingers. I counted my toes. I thought about people who lived though awesome, magnificent, terrifying blizzards and tornadoes on the other side of the world that I was…

2014, Return to the Basic Economic Power Industries

Over the last ten years, we have seen some very unusual economic trends; However, current trends are ALL moving in a positive direction and have been for the last two years. Clearly, the economy has made a correction, driven for the most part, by the resurgence to the basic industries which strengthened this county from…

Wall Mount Speakers

Wall speakers are the new hip thing in surround sound systems because it eliminates the wires on the ground that are in the way and it also eliminates the space taken by regular sound systems because they are mounted to the walls. If you want your surround sound system to look classy and get rid…

GPS Tracking in the 21st Century

Most people are familiar with GPS (Global Positioning System) units to help them find their way while in an unfamiliar location. Television commercials have elevated GPS units like the Tom Tom nearly to a household name. In recent months the onset of mobile phones with GPS capabilities has allowed for a new aspect of marketing…

Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe – A Review

Before we begin to crack open Faustus with venerate instruments tipped with the blood of morality, we need to make our peace with what the definition of 'morality', as a word, as an expression, as a universal truth is. Then, we need to cartwheel toward what the mechanisms of the discrepant channels of 'morality' could…

CLARIDGE’s Hotel London

Intro Claridge’s is a five star hotel located in London’s prestigious Mayfair district, and is a short walk away from Hyde Park, Mable Arch and shopping on Bond Street. Renowned for its exquisite Art Deco characteristics and modern finishes, the foyer of the hotel is furnished with a Chihuly glass sculpture and engraved glass screens…

What Do We Do on Earth?

What is the purpose of our life? Many of us think that the purpose of life is to accumulate wealth, because money can fetch you everything including happiness. Wealth is an important determinant of people’s satisfaction with their lives, but it is far less important than most people think. Happiness depends on other factors more…

What Qualifies As Retrogaming?

Whether or not a game or system qualifies as retrogaming is a tough thing to quantify and something that different people will often think very differently about. The ‘retro’ in the word ‘retrogaming’ is in itself a bit of a little bit misleading. Retro, by definition, is a style that intentionally evokes memories of an…

3 Ways to Give Before Receiving When Networking

When I envision "perfect networking", the word reciprocity comes to mind. Business networking is about forming relationships that lead to benefits immediately or down the line. These benefits can include any number of positive outcomes. In order for great business networking to be demonstrated, one has to be willing to give and the other to…