Dec 11


Actor Jude Law attends a special screening of Fox Searchlight Pictures' "Dom Hemingway" hosted by The Cinema Society with Links of London at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

I truly overlooked this 44 year old  British acting sensation, Jude Law. After watching two older movies on a new TV station we get, I saw exactly how good looking Jude Law is and how much of a great actor, Jude Law really is. It is the steely clear blue eyes and the blond hair that must have won millions of women over throughout Law’s impressive acting career.

Jude Law has starred in almost 50 movies, one in 1999—The Talented Mr. Ripley, Gattaca, and several Sherlock Holmes flicks. The British acting sensation gets around in more ways than one. Besides starring in about 50 movies over 20 years, he starred on several TV shows, getting his acting start in a British soap opera, called Families. He also has starred in numerous plays, including on Broadway in America.

Jude Law, blue eyes and all has been married once, whereupon he had three children with his wife, Sadie Frost. And he has had two children with two other women, and he had an affair with the nanny. Yikes! I’m guessing Jude Law is a cad, besides being good looking!

Born in 1972, in South England, Law’s acting career took off in 1987 when he started acting in Nation and Youth Music Theatre, and in 1989 when he starred in Families in England.




Dec 11

You Can Solve A Problem by Reading Inventing Joy!

joyINVENTING JOY BY JOY MANGANO is a simply written, easy to follow book, telling readers how to believe in ourselves and to follow our dreams. Basically Joy Mangano’s Inventing Joy tells Joy’s life story, and she tells and shows how to start out own businesses.


Inventing Joy tells more of the story in Joy’s own words. Joy tells how she started her business with one creative idea. She got an idea of how to solve a problem—creating and building a new mop that cleans without users having to bend, wring, or get messy trying to clean a floor. Joy Mangano tells how she thinks in terms of everything being a product and how everything in life comes down to solving a problem. Then she takes the solving a problem method, using this knowledge to help people, invents a product, and she lives happily ever after.


Mangano even writes Inventing Joy in a solving a problem method. She writes the book, Inventing Joy geared towards her clientele in a very simple, helpful; method of how she is helping us. I felt empowered after reading Inventing Joy. I learned how the single mom of three children can start her own business, be successful at it and keep going to continue solving problems.


I love how she incorporated her three children into her business. I love how she brought her divorced parents into the fold, and her ex-husband who drives everybody crazy , but can sell anything to anyone. This book is actually funny. I also enjoyed finding out how hard Joy worked at starting her business , how she figured everything out and how she became a household name.

Inventing Joy is a light read that makes readers feel empowered, more positive and more determined to build their own businesses using their creative ideas to do what Joy did. Joy solved a problem!

Dec 07

GOLD DUST WOMAN: Beautiful Bio Tribute of Stevie Nicks, But TMI!

STEVIE NICKS BIO WRITTEN BY STEPHEN DAVIS is  both good and carries on for far too long about the Goddess of Rock and Roll.

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With that  said, I have been an adoring Stevie Nicks fan since 1975. When I first listened to Rhiannon, I fell in love with the haunting song about a Welsh Witch. I stayed up late to catch Stevie Nicks singing the live version of Rhiannon, shown on the Midnight Special. She sang it completely differently than on the album. I was enthralled and taped the song playing live on the radio one night. I listened to that tape well into the wee hours of the nights during my teenage years. I loved Fleetwood Mac, listening to their first two albums with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham until  my stereo broke.

After reading Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks I loved the book until page 180, then suddenly the book takes a different turn and I started not wanting to read anymore. I felt like it was too much Stevie Nicks information. I felt like all I could hear were Stevie Nicks’ songs and her voice talking in that strange way she talks going on in my head.

Stephen Davis has written a beautiful tribute book of Stevie Nicks. Davis tells all kinds of things even die hard Nicks fans never knew. I did not want to know how Lindsey Buckingham was caught by Fleetwood Mac choking Nicks one night during an argument. I didn’t want to know how Stevie had terminated a pregnancy, when she was pregnant with Don Henley’s child.


BY THE WAY—- Gold Dust Woman is not a book for  busy Moms to read. Every page is packed with information. There are no short, fast chapters. Gold Dust Woman is meant to be read on a cold night by the fire, while draped with a warm blanket.

Gold Dust Woman was a beautiful read until about page 180, then as I said it takes on a different turn. It suddenly sounds like it’s too much, like Stevie Nicks is in your head. It’s as if she has taken over your life. I found myself wanting to twirl around the house holding a shawl over my head. And not just any shawl, it had to be a gold or black shawl.

The Goddess of Rock and Roll still reigns through the night, but can we still love her?



Dec 06



British Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra – who describes himself as a former sugar addict – has spent years studying the reasons behind rocketing rates of heart disease and obesity in Britain.

Key to his research were residents of the village of Pioppi, in Southern Italy, where diabetes is unheard of and many live to over the age of 100.

After studying the residents of the Italian village,, Dr Malhotra found it was their lifestyle that gave them many years of extra life.

Diet was a key factor as was lack of stress, seven hours of sleep a night and eating sugar just once a week.


Dr Malhotra added: “Healthy food needs to be made affordable. If you work a night shift – as I know – you are more likely to eat sugary processed food. So we need to get rid of vending machines full of chocolate bars and ban junk food in hospitals.”

Professor David Haslam, chairman of the National Obesity Forum, praised Dr Malhotra’s suggestions as “fearless” and said they raise important questions about the obesity epidemic in Britain today.

How to live to 100… in eight simple steps:

1 Eat your greens – no fewer than two portions of vegetables at least twice a day.

2 Eat 10 eggs a week because they fill you up and are rich in protein.

3 Take a handful of nuts – the original super food every day.

4 Eat a small portion of extra virgin olive oil every day.

5 Don’t be afraid of fat, but sugar and refined carbohydrates, like white bread, are the enemy.

6 Stop counting calories as they do not reflect nutritional value.

7 Keep active – walking is best and exercise should be for health not weight loss.

8 Once a week fast for 24 hours if possible.

Dec 05


wow just wowowowwA UTERUS IS A FEATURE NOT A BUG GOT ME THINKING. I NEVER CONSIDERED MYSELF A FEMINIST, BUT WE women need to read A Uterus is a Feature, Not A Bug, because we are still treated differently in the workplace than men are treated. For the most part women are still paid less than men are. Women are not promoted as fast as men are.

With the fact that we are finding the culture of sexual harassment still going on in the workplace, I’m surprised to find any women left standing at any place of employment. After reading exactly what Harvey Weinstein was doing to women and how Matt Lauer was basically raping women at the Today show, I wonder how  women still manage to get up in the morning and go to their jobs.

Women are thought of as the weaker sex, and Sarah Lacy says that because women have children we are actually the stronger sex. Have to say, this is what I’ve thought all along. We are the stronger sex, because we women manage to give birth to babies, and still we manage to work full time jobs, besides taking care of our full time jobs—our kids.

Sarah Lacy challenges the male dominated field  of Silicon Valley in a strongly written book. Women are not made weaker by having children, we are made stronger. Lacy says we need to overthrow the old male guard present in the workforce since forever. We have to stand up for ourselves, our rights and tell people we are truly the stronger sex.

I completely agree. Women grow a life inside of our bodies. We may do this many times, while working jobs outside of the home, or working jobs we devise ourselves. And we do this while dealing with little to no sleep, pain, and all kinds of aspects—simply from the pregnancy that men will never experience.

We give birth to babies, raise our children and work jobs, still controlled by men.  Lacy says women are made stronger than men because we learn so many incredible things from having children. Women learn tools like empathy, multitasking, and we are more focused.

Motherhood is not a disability, being a mother is a liability, men will never experience. Women have to fight to gain our rights to forge ahead as the new leaders of multimillion dollar companies.

Dec 04


oneTom Hanks’ son Colin Hanks has been acting since he was 19 years old, way back in the time machine of life, when he started in 1996. Colin Hanks has big shoes to fill, because his actor Dad is still starring in movie after movie, even though it may be time to retire, allowing his kids to star in movies like Colin. His mother, Samantha Lewes died back in 2002 of bone cancer.

Colin Hanks who is currently 40 years old, was born in 1977, stars on the funny TV show Life in Pieces as Greg Short. He starred in The House Bunny as Oliver—the love interest of The House Bunny. Hanks has appeared and starred in numerous TV shows and movies including Orange County, King Kong. Hanks has starred in numerous TV shows including Dexter, Fargo and Burning Love.

Colin Hanks may have big shoes to fill, but his impressive actor Dad who has starred in serious flicks and comedy TV shows, like Bosom Buddies has had a lifetime of coaching from a man who knows what it is like to be an actor looking for a breakthrough role.

Colin Hanks Is married to Samantha Bryant and they have two children together.


Dec 04

Young Jane Young Makes a Pet Rock Look Like a Great Gift


 Way back in the 1970’s pet rocks became the rage. After pushing my way through Young Jane Young, I have determined that buying a pet rock would be more interesting than struggling through Young Jane Young.

Gabrielle Zevin has written a dull book that gets along on conversation only. There aren’t any descriptions, no intrigue, nothing of interest. Sad to say but a pet rock would be more interesting.

Young Jane Young does not center on Aviva having an affair with a Congressman. The infidelity is merely mentioned. Then Gabrielle Zevin carries on for way too many pages about Aviva’s Jewish mother who sounds just like a female Wood Allen.

I slogged through the first one hundred pages, wondering if a point was going to be introduced, and to my surprise, there wasn’t. There literally was not a plot to be interested in. Zevin banters on about who I thought was the main character—-Avivia’s mother and then launches into two other characters who we are literally plopped down into the middle of their lives. I also noticed men have been determined to be self centered cads in Zevin’s world, because apparently none of them stick around long enough to make a life with any of her characters.

I originally thought, Young Jane Young was a good book to read, but as I continued on, it didn’t develop, get better or have anything dramatic, interesting, or intruiging happen. I could not develop any interest or empathy for Zevin’s one dimensional characters, that apparently are all the same—-single women who refuse to compromise.

Yikes, the book is driven by banal conversation without a thing happening—nothing. There’s no sex, not an ounce or a hint of drama, something happening, or a character perhaps finding love and having something positive happen.

Woody Allen watch out, you’ve got competition! Gabrielle Zevin is coming for your job.


Nov 30


Ben Affleck

Numerous men are currently accused of sexually harassing women. There are more, but they have not been publicly named , yet. I think men in power feel they can get away with anything, and many men act like little boys and simply grab women’s butts or thighs out of fun. It’s fun for them, but not for us women.

Let’s see off the top of my head, I can name some of the men accused of sexually harassing women, here is my list of 26 men who allegedly groped, raped or sexually harassed any number of women:

Apparently Brian Williams is the only male NOT named as sexually harassing or raping a female.

Def Jam owner,producer Russell Simmons

Producer/owner Harvey Weinstein

Today Show host of 20 years—Matt Lauer

Democratic U.S. Senator from Minnesota Al Franken

Actor Jeremy Piven

PBS and CBS host Charlie Rose—allegedly wandered around naked at work.

Producer and well known pervert—Roman Polanski

Journalist Mark Halperin

Well known actor Kevin Spacey apparently seduced young boys.

Say it ain’t so!! Back Street boys super cute singer, Nick Carter accused of raping a younger girl, years ago.

Comedian Lewis he was never funny C.K.

U.S.  Rep John Conyers

Comedian/Actor Andy Dick who you may remember married Drew Barrymore for about 9 months.

Actor Richard Dreyfuss.

Political commentator Mark Halperin

Actor Dustin Hoffman—-I’m shocked, Are we sure about this one?

South African Soccer President Danny Jordaan

Public Radio host Garrison Keillor

Ray Moore-Republican candidate for Senate

Actor/Producer Steven Segal.

Star Trek actor George Takei

Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone

Actor Tom Sizemore for molesting an 11 year old female child.

Marilyn Manson bass guitarist, Twiggy Ramirez got called out for rape of a female he was dating—apparently.

Ben Affleck for groping MTV host, Hilarie Burton in 2003.(He touched her leg. She needs to get a sense of humor!)

Former President H.W. Bush for grabbing the butts of seven women—once again I am shocked!! He’s like 95, who cares?!

Either a lot of women are coming forward now and are no longer afraid of repercussions after women called out Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment years ago, or we have a lot of money hungry women out there. Could it be that men in positions of power would literally use their money and power to sexually harass women? Either way we look at this, it’s a sad situation that has been going on for many years!!





Nov 30

THE HOUSE OF UNEXPECTED SISTERS: Investigating A Slower Way of Life



Alexander McCall Smith’s 18th in the Detective series book—-The House of Unexpected Sisters actually has a plot, and a sub plot, keeps the characters talking and the story moving along at a slow pace. But this is a short book meant to teach a lesson or two—-that of being kind to other people, taking the time to listen to others may be aggravating, but can be fun while reading an adventurous soul who has written at least 54 light-hearted fantastical books.

McCall Smith writes his books with an intended audience of older women who have the time to lay in bed reading through the night, until the wee hours of the morning. Personally, for me , I find McCall’s books to be aggravating because he takes a long time to get going. But I do have to say there is a kind lesson to learn in each of his books—that of listening to others and being kind to everyone, even if they are people who have problems.

Smith’s The House of Unexpected Sisters kind of blew my mind because McCall-smith opened my mind and my heart to a different kind of people—slower, warm hearted types who dawdle but enjoy every minute they have on earth. I found it interesting to read Unexpected Sisters and figured out how McCall manages to write so many books. I think he has subscribed to the James Patterson method of writing books: short chapters, intriguing characters and simple writing.

The plot is non existent at first, then roars into life as the ladies start working in another land, far, far away—that of Botswana. It’s actually very interesting to see how the investigative ladies do their jobs by simply talking ever so kindly to everyone. I am certain  that is why McCall’s books sell so well and how he keeps his readers happy.

Nov 29



Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday after an employee filed a complaint about “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” the network announced.

Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of the “Today” show. “We are devastated,” she said.

I’m not devastated! is not devastated. He treated his female co-workers like crap. He treated a truly intelligent female, Ann Curry like crap. She was fired while working with him. She complimented him, was kind to him and in turn good old Liberal NBC fired her, showed her the door and sent her on her way.

The very Liberal New York Times broke the story, as the Liberal station and Today show announced Matt Lauer was shit canned. He was on the Today show for 20 years.

Apparently TV networks waste no time, ask no questions and simply fire guys who reportedly sexually harass female co-workers.

Supposedly Lauer has been harassing females behind the scenes for a long time according to NYT reporters.

Variety’s New York bureau chief Ramin Setoodeh said on Twitter that he and his colleague Elizabeth Wagmeister have been doing reporting “about serious sexual harassment allegations against Lauer” for two months.

“NBC was aware” of the reporting, Wagmeister tweeted. “There are multiple women we’ve spoken to with far-ranging accusations against Lauer. The power of journalism has never been more evident with this cultural change.”Lauer is the latest high-profile man in media to be brought down by allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. Just last week, CBS News fired one of its own morning anchors, Charlie Rose, after a report in The Washington Post chronicled years of alleged sexual misconduct on his part.

The torrent began when The New York Times and The New Yorker reported on allegations against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

What does this mean for women working media jobs, or in the workplace in general? There are a lot more jobs open. This also means men have to be seriously careful when working with women, as in watching what they say, do and how they treat women.

Why is this important to Moms? Because we gave birth to you, raised you to respect women. So carry on, Mom. Raise those male babies to treat women with respect, decency and instill in your male children and your female children as well—values and ethics—treat others as you want to be treated.



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