Guest Blog

Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class by Bikram Choudhury: Reviewed by da-AL

  “These people are nuts,” I thought when I first heard about Bikram yoga.  Little did I know… That I’d be doing it myself a couple of years later — desperate for anything that would make me feel like I was living rather than dying. Cancer. That’s what drove me to try anything — even Bikram! I’d found a lump, had it biopsied, had gotten the terrible news, and now, several days later, cancer was all I could think of, day and []

How I am Spending My Afterlife by Spencer Fleury

Tell us about your genre.  How did you come to choose it?  Why does it appeal to you? I don’t think I did choose it, at least not consciously. I knew what the story was that I wanted to tell, and only after I was well into writing it did I start trying to figure out what it was, category-wise. I’m not surprised it turned out to be a literary noir, though. I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed books and films in the genre, []

The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zoë François: Reviewed by da-AL

Happy bread day to me! Happy bread day to meeee! Tango gatherings are social in the best way, often involving potlucks. When a dance mate brought a yeast-raised loaf still warm from her home oven and proceeded to describe how easily she’d baked it, I ran to get the book she’d gotten the recipe from. Truly, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day,” by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D., and Zoë François lives up to its subtitle, “The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home []

Fresh artisan bread made easier than ever! Reviewed by da-AL

  Author Jim Lahey with his Sullivan Street Bakery Surely there’s a place in heaven for bakers who have worked out the kinks of no-knead bread baking, the ones who share their secrets with the rest of us. No-knead recipes are yeasty home baked goodness without the usual bother, and that take a fraction of the time to make. Jim Lahey’s “My Bread” bumped my no-knead loaves to Everest heights. Bread genius and angel to home bakers that he is, he does the []

Bruce Miller’s Thoughts

Some Personal Thoughts on How I Felt About Writing, “I Came, I Saw, I Coffeed: Online Dating: Why Didn’t He Call Me Back? What Goes Through a Man’s Mind on the First Meet? Impressions from a Man Who Had Over 350 First Meetups.” One beautiful, intelligent single woman told me many women wonder why they didn’t get a call back after having a very nice first meet with a good man. She asked me to write a book about my impressions when []

The Status of Antiques in India and their Demands Abroad by Boring Bug

The Status of Antiques in India and their Demands Abroad The Indian subcontinent has been known for its historical and cultural context. Despite being home to various artifacts dating back centuries, the same remains ignored, unpreserved and neglected. Antiques which are highly valued by the collectors across the world mostly remain in a state of neglect in India. The rising demand abroad, the lack of awareness and maintenance in India, and the negligent nature has led various fixtures to disappear from the State []