Archive | September, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake

Posted on 21 September 2010

Although some historians attribute the phrase, “Let Them Eat Cake” to various sources, Marie Antoinette is generally credited as its originator.   In case you’re not up on your history, Marie was the last queen of the French royal family, crowned after her marriage to King Louis XIV. Allegedly, Marie’s extravagances single-handedly ruined the French finances.  […]

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Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Posted on 17 September 2010

Those of us in relatively good health – unless we have recently suffered some physical injury – rarely think about the impact on our lives imposed by difficulty moving arms and legs, dizziness or loss of balance, painful muscle spasms, visual or hearing problems, trouble swallowing, or incontinence.  Yet, people suffering with Multiple Sclerosis deal […]

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Tornado in Perth Amboy!

Posted on 17 September 2010

  It is extremely rare for residents of New Jersey to witness a tornado.  Yet, during yesterday’s sudden afternoon storm, one Perth Amboy resident shot this video footage showing the formation of a funnel cloud.  Whether the funnel ever actually touched down in New Jersey is uncertain from this footage.  But, for those of you […]

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Jerseylicious: More Upcoming Drama

Posted on 16 September 2010

The second season of Style Network’s reality TV mega-hit Jerseylicious is in full swing. Catch Queen-of-Mean Tracy, her arch enemy Olivia and even “The Glam Fairy” herself at The Gatsby Salon for more in-your-face drama that will have you saying “OMGawd!” Here are previews of two more upcoming episodes: In “Baby Shower Drama,” Olivia wants […]

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The Third Friday in September

Posted on 16 September 2010

Living in today’s America places burdens upon the average citizen that would have been unimaginable just decades ago.  The demands of earning livings and raising families are significantly more stressful than in days past.  Life itself, in a world in which communications are instantaneous and constant – whether from employers, family, or friends – is […]

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Burdened by Debt?

Posted on 16 September 2010

Falsely attributed to Albert Einstein is the quotation that “compound interest is the greatest invention of the 20th century.”  But, for those seeking to build a comfortable lifestyle or save for retirement, the veracity of those words is unquestioned.  Equally valid is the comment of Senator Frank Lautenberg that “anybody who has ever lived in […]

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Give ‘Em Hell, Sarah

Posted on 15 September 2010

In 1948, during a speech by Harry S. Truman criticizing his Republican opponents during the 1948 Presidential election campaign, a supporter yelled out, “Give ’em Hell, Harry!”  Truman replied, “I don’t give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it’s Hell.”  Last night in the state of Delaware, Sarah Palin […]

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Through the Looking Glass

Posted on 14 September 2010

In the sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Alice pokes at a wall-hung mirror behind her fireplace and discovers, to her surprise, that she is able to step through it to an alternative world – a reflected version of her own house.  For today’s homeowners who want their bathrooms, kitchens, and swimming pools to reflect their […]

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Going Dutch

Posted on 14 September 2010

Why did the old sit-com Happy Days carve a permanent place in the hearts of so many Americans?  Was it because the writing was hilarious or the acting brilliant?  Or was it something else?  My money’s on “something else.”  I think we loved stepping back in time to a simpler, gentler day – an era […]

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Scrubs for the Discerning Medical Professional

Posted on 14 September 2010

Are you a medical professional tired of the limited selection and inferior quality of most scrub uniforms?  Well, allow me to introduce you to the next generation of medical scrubs and uniforms offered by blueskyscrubs.com. Going one better than traditional scrubs, blue sky scrubs offers the comfortable fit of old fashioned scrubs with enhanced quality, […]

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