Archive | May, 2011

The Great Disappointment II

Posted on 21 May 2011

Between 1831 and 1844, William Miller – a Baptist preacher later credited with founding the Seventh Day Adventist Church – predicted that Christ’s Second Coming would occur in 1843.  Prompted by followers to set a more specific date for Jesus’ return, Miller – using the Hebrew calendar year 5604 – refined his earlier prediction simply […]

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Jump In; the Water’s Fine!

Posted on 20 May 2011

On Memorial Day weekend, we’ll welcome the unofficial start of summer.  While we love barbeques, lemonade, and fireflies, we don’t love the intense heat and humidity of the “dog days” of summer.  That’s why above ground swimming pools are a Godsend.  A quick or leisurely dip in a pool is the perfect way to unwind […]

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Jerseylicious Season 3: The Drama Heats Up!!!

Posted on 20 May 2011

The Style Network’s runaway hit Jerseylicious has embarked on Season 3, and the sparks are still flying between Tracy and Olivia,   But, that’s only the start of the dramatic tension of Season 3.  Gatsby Salon owner Gayle Giacomo steps on Glam Fairy Alexa Prisco’s turf.  And, sweet Gigi’s on-gain, off-again relationship with her boyfriend may […]

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The Great Anticipation

Posted on 19 May 2011

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon in which a human observer perceives significance in a vague or random stimulus (often an image or sound).  When ancient man gazed at the nighttime sky, he discerned patterns in the stars and named constellations after the images he perceived.  In Ursa Major man perceived a Great Bear, in Ursa […]

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Meet Mike Ferraro & the Young Republicans

Posted on 18 May 2011

If you’re in search of new music beyond the questionable crumbs tossed out by commercial radio, you’ll race to the Jersey shore this weekend for the Seaside Music Festival (Seaside Heights, May 19-21, 2011).  Arrive at 8 PM at the Aztec Bar on May 20th, and Mike Ferraro & the Young Republicans will greet you.  […]

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Roseanne Barr has Come a Long Way

Posted on 17 May 2011

Guest post from: Joe Castro   Roseanne Barr was a guest on Oprah last week, and she has come a long way since her sitcom “Roseanne” back in the 90’s. Unashamedly wearing her natural hair color, gray, she actually appears as a responsible citizen who has acquired some intelligence about her. Comments from the children […]

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Un-Wined with Taylor Hicks

Posted on 16 May 2011

Taylor Hicks at the City Winery, New York, New York, May 15, 2011   Does absence truly make the heart grow fonder, or do Taylor Hicks and his band get better with each new concert experience?  Hicks, the consummate professional-literal road warrior, is ever honing his craft, so my guess leans heavily toward the latter. […]

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Just Golden

Posted on 16 May 2011

Via suicide bombers, the Taliban has just murdered 80 Pakistani military recruits and injured at least 120 more.  The mighty Mississippi continues to rise in the wake of recent tornadoes, threatening a vast section of the South, including New Orleans, which is still rebuilding after Katrina’s devastation.  Simultaneously and persistently, gas and food costs escalate. […]

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Rockin’ the Boardwalk: The 2011 Seaside Music Festival

Posted on 13 May 2011

What if someone handed you a free, three-day pass to see more than 120 live musical acts?   Would you fear you’d ingested a hallucinogen by mistake?   Would you think you’d fallen into a time warp and landed smack in the muddy, rockin’ fields of Woodstock?  If so, you’d be wrong on both counts.  […]

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Are You the Victim of Usurious Interest Rates?

Posted on 12 May 2011

In Hamlet, Shakespeare advised, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be.”  If the Bard was trying to keep us from evil, we failed to heed his words of warning.  Historically, the path of borrowing and lending money has been a bumpy one.  In fact, it’s been downright perilous, particularly to borrowers.  If you are one […]

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