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Inspiring Stories, Books for Girls, Christmas Presents, Brigid Moret

Christmas Gifts: Five inspiring books written for girls

LAUREL, MD – With the holidays upon us, gift ideas are in the forefront of most people’s minds. Whether you are a parent who likes the idea of giving a book as a present, or you are just looking for last minute gift ideas for the girls in your life, here are some inspiring books ...

How to Catch Santa, Jean Reagan, Holiday, Children's Book, Christmas Book, Santa Claus, Brighid Moret

How To Catch Santa: A Holiday How To! – A children’s book review

Laurel, MD: Every year when December rolls around, millions of children around the world think about Santa. Most of them make lists of presents they want to bring. Some are excited to pay the big man in the red suit a visit. But some children think about sneaking downstairs on Christmas Eve to see Santa ...

Tchaikovsky, Suite, Ballet, Classical Music

I Love The Nutcracker: My First Sound Book – A Children’s Book Review

LAUREL, MARYLAND: Every year when Christmas music starts playing, the carousel of musical classics and favorites fill the airwaves, the stores, and television commercials. Some songs are more modern.  Others are catchy to sing along too. But almost everyone can relate to music from The Nutcracker stuck in their head at some point. The Nutcracker ...

Oleksandr Gvodyk (left) and Adonis Stevenson have been respectful outside the ring, but they'll forget their manners on Saturday night in the ring. Photo: Showtime Boxing Stevenson vs Gvozdyk

Time’s Up: Stevenson vs Gvozdyk, Showtime Saturday

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2018 – While the boxing world’s attention is focused on the heavyweight championship fight in Los Angeles Saturday, it shouldn’t forget another world championship fight with its division’s future at stake. Lucky for fans, this may be the better fight, and no PPV fees are necessary. WBC and lineal light ...

Heavy lifting: Wilder vs Fury preview, Saturday, Showtime PPV

LOS ANGELES, Calif., November 30, 2018 – The health of boxing in the United States has long rested within the heavyweight division. There was a time when people didn’t have to be fans to know the big names in the sport. Ali. Frazier. Foreman. Holyfield. Tyson. As the sport has retreated into a niche pursuit, ...

Blog, Kerry Baynes

It is not too late to start your own blog and blogging site

WASHINGTON: The internet has drastically revolutionized the world we live in today. In many ways the world of two decades ago seems as far removed from our collective consciousness as the middle ages is from the modern era. There isn’t any fabric of society that the internet has not improved, including publishing. As a matter ...

2020 and believing in election technology? The HAL you say

WASHINGTON: HAL is a heuristically programmed algorithmic computer. But he’s more familiar to millions of Arthur C. Clarke fans as HAL 9000. He, or it, is the banal-sounding, murderous, red-eyed cyclopsean computer of spaceship Discovery One in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey.”  Hal may be a warning for all with upcoming 2020 Presidental Elections. ...

House of Cards, Netflix, #MeToo, Stephen Nemo

Netflix’s “House of Cards” a brilliantly cynical #MeToo passion play

WASHINGTON: On its Friday premier, the #MeToo movement collided with the sixth and final season of the Netflix Original series “House of Cards.” Claire Underwood has replaced husband Francis as president of the United States. And in an example of life imitating art, the actress playing her, Robin Wright, has replaced alleged sexual harasser Kevin Spacey ...

Cirque du Soleil Volta: Amazing action under the bigtop

SEATTLE: If you’ve never been to any of the Cirque du Soleil performances, you’re really missing out on an amazing production. Founded in the mid-80s up in Canada, Cirque has grown to a world tour de force, with several full-time shows at various Las Vegas hotels to performances in cities around the globe. The current production ...

Is anyone there? Ouija board: The paranormal link to the past and future

WASHINGTON: The Ouija boards measures 12 inches by 8. It is made of cardboard, with printed letters and numbers gracing its modest surface. It also includes a heart-shaped “little plank” made of plastic. For more than a century, people have turned to it for fun. Others, for answers from the paranormal. In 1992, Luis Garavito ...