It’s Bookshop Day!

(Addendum/Correction:  It’s Bookshop Day in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  I live in the United States, and until now I was unaware that the U.S. is not observing Bookshop Day on this date.  Please accept my apologies.  I should have researched this more carefully because the source is an article which originated on the other side of the Atlantic. Nevertheless, please consider taking a look at the article in The Guardian.  A link appears at the end of this post.) Sadly, it’s unlikely I’ll be participating — that means spending money — in this year’s Bookshop Day, which is today, darn … Continue reading It’s Bookshop Day!

Women’s Humor

Yesterday I was thinking of some of the mildly rude humor women share with each other when men are out of earshot.  We have to be careful because not all women find it amusing, but if your female acquaintances are as rude as you then knock yourself out. In 2012, this YouTube video (link below) was produced to reply to a Facebook post.  A man had used his Facebook account to express disappointment with the deceptive way menstruation is depicted in feminine product advertising.  According to him, he had learned the truth through experience, and the truth wasn’t pretty. Richard Neill’s original … Continue reading Women’s Humor

Fred W. McDarrah’s Images of New York City

Earlier this year, The Village Voice ceased operating. People have positive and negative memories of that paper.  Regardless, if you looked at it often enough you found some impressive photos. An exhibit titled Fred W. McDarrah: New York Scenes is at Steven Kasher Gallery, 515 W. 26th Street in Manhattan through November 3. Here’s a link to an article by Jen Carlson about Mr. McDarrah’s work on Gothamist’s site.  Please read the article and click the images to recall his work. http://gothamist.com/2018/09/21/fred_w_mcdarrah_old_nyc_photos.php#photo-1 Continue reading Fred W. McDarrah’s Images of New York City

Protecting Your Identity on the “Dark Web”

The September 2018 issue of AARP Bulletin has an important cover story by Doug Shadel and Neil Wertheimer on how identity theft often works.  It includes advice on how the general public can make themselves less vulnerable. Please click the link to read the story.  There is no pay wall. https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2018/what-is-the-dark-web.html Continue reading Protecting Your Identity on the “Dark Web”