Such Good Boys by Tina Dirmann
Books / June 30, 2017

Such Good Boys is the true crime story of a 20 year old college student who endured verbal and psychological abuse by his emotionally disturbed mother. On the night of January 14, 2003, this same college student,with the help of his younger brother who also suffered abuse but to a lesser extent,strangled this mother. To avoid authorities being able to identify her body, he chopped off her head and hands. This book will make you believe in the saying “you reap what you sow” and as a mother this book has put some more doubts and worries into my mind as to whether I am raising my children properly.This is what I love about true crime books.Because the stories are real life stories,true crime books provide an insight into what can go wrong,what you can do to avoid certain situations and much much more.True crime authors have to be especially gifted at writing these books as the climax of a true crime story has already happened.You know before you start reading who murdered who.These true crime authors do not have the advantage of keeping their readers enthralled with the prospect of finding out what happens in the end.So they have…

Book Review: The Problems Of Work – Scientology Applied to The Workaday World by L Ron Hubbard
Books / June 30, 2017

The Problems Of Work – Scientology Applied To The Workaday World was written by L. Ron Hubbard as he travelled from the USA to England aboard the Queen Mary ship in 1955. It was written as a basic book of Scientology theory for any person to understand and apply to their work life. The book goes over such topics as the Anatomy of Confusion. We have all been confused in work and life. Some people are able to handle confusion better than others. Here is the way to get out from any confusion at work. The example given is of a telephone operator who all of a sudden finds there are too many calls and does not know what to do. She gets confused. So to correct the confusion, she selects one call and answers it, and then selects the next call, and has her own methodology on how to select them. She may select those calls on the right hand side of the board first and work across, or she may have another method of putting order into the confusion. It does not seem to matter if the way of putting order into the confusion is correct or not,…

Book Summary: Pirates of Manhattan II – The Hijacking of America’s Savings – By Barry James Dyke
Books / June 30, 2017

The concentration of power the banks hold are at the levels of the great depression. When the balance of power swings too much in favor of the rich then bad things start to happen. This was demonstrated in 2008 with Mortgage meltdown. Bottom line is that Wall Street has a gambling problem and nothing has changed since that bubble burst. Why is this important to me? I am not doing this summary to waste your time. It is my vision to provide concise action steps that you can adopt right now to enhance your financial life. There is an old saying, put a frog in boiling water and he will jump out but heat the water gradually and he will stay in it and die. This is what is happening right now with the wealth of the United States. The greatest wealth transfer in history is happening as we speak and has been since 2005. Wall Street simply cares about bonuses and payouts. Large companies and banks alike get big paydays even if they screw up and do a bad job. GE was hailed as one of the great American companies and the stock price is half of what it…

Book Review: A President From Hawaii
Books / June 30, 2017

Dr. Carolan and Joanna Carolan have prepared a beautiful book that shows the influence Hawaii had on Barack Obama who grew up there and subsequently became the first President from that state. The less than seventy pages are not only beautifully illustrated but also clearly state the values held by the Hawaiian people, in their language as well as in English. These include: 1. Education: Obama went to school at Punahou and is known as being “askamai” or smart. He has stated that his experience there gave him support and allowed him to grow and prosper. 2. Religion: Even though the eight islands that make up the Hawaiian chain are small, there is always room for churches to be built by people of different faith backgrounds. The word “Mana” describes the Hawaiians belief that divine spirit or power is in every person, rock and flower. 3. History: Before Hawaii became the fiftieth state of the United States, it was ruled by a monarchy. Hawaii has had both positive and negative experiences over the years. For example, War began when Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese. Olympic Gold has been won and now one of the Hawaiians has become President….

Drop Dead Stitch by Maggie Sefton Book Review
Books / June 30, 2017

Drop Dead Stitch by Maggie Sefton is a modern day mystery novel with a twist. You see, Maggie interweaves the good elements of a mystery novel with the domestic arts of yarn weaving and cooking. This has been the signature of her novels included in the set Drop Dead Stitch is a part of. This novel starts with a shock- Jennifer has been raped by an unknown man. Kelly, the main character, together with other friends decides to help the distraught Jennifer. They suggest a retreat in a ranch where they can all relax while knitting and talking all day. The retreat is going well until they find out that Cal Everett, the ranch owner, is the man who raped Jennifer. Then suddenly, Cal is dead, and Jennifer is the main suspect. Can Kelly solve the mystery of Cal’s sudden death? Can she prove her friend’s innocence, or will the truth shock us all? This is the exciting premise of this story.   If you love reading mystery novels, this novel will surely interest you. The involvement of knitting and cooking will be an added bonus to the intricacy and flavor in this case. If you are interested in the two…