I’ve been looking around for biographies of strong women and An Atomic Love Story caught my eye. However, it is really – and this is significant – a biography of Robert Oppenheimer, the famous (and infamous) physicist who helped develop the atomic bomb and was, in the McCarthy era, accused of communist sympathies.

Shirley Streshinsky and Patricia Klaus take on this biographers challenge in style and with insight into the challenges that women have faced over the 20th century.

We meet Jean Tatlock, Kitty Oppenheimer – his wife, and Ruth Sherman Tolman.

All three were smart. All three loved Robert and only Ruth was happy in herself. Ruth was also the only one with a significant career in her own right. And yes, this review contains spoilers.  [click to continue…]

The best printer scanner copier for your home office with Wireless, Airprint and Google Cloud Print.

I work from home, in my own business, so I need a good printer as well as a good scanner / copier. The latter because I like to do art on the side and scanning my sketches is an important part of my creative routine. That I also need a good printer is self explanatory.

My previous printer had lasted me a decade and was starting to produce prints that I could not use for presentations any more. I was willing to put up with that, because we have a good copy-shop near where I live, but when I moved the new location for my printer made using the modern wireless option a must – dragging those long cables around is just messy. SO, my old printer went to my brother and here’s my new Epson XP-810. I’ll explain why I’m so happy with it in this review.

And yes, printing and scanning quality (so far) is great.

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Amy My Daughter: an Amy Winehouse Biography by her father

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Amy Winehouse  (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was one of the more notorious female singer songwriters of her generation. Her looks – 60′s inspired as her dad reminds us – her lyrics and her bouts of drunken and drug induced madness. In the end she (probably) died of an alcohol overdose, after having finally […]

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Dear Abigail – Founding mothers of a new Nation

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I love reading biographies. I’ve been looking, recently, for biographies of strong women. After all, we do make half the world’s population and our story needs to be known. Dear Abigail: The Intimate Lives and Revolutionary Ideas of Abigail Adams and Her Two Remarkable Sisters tells the story of the second ‘first lady’ in American […]

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Best Soft Building Blocks for Toddlers

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Building Blocks are a nice tool to awaken creativity and color and shape recognition in the Toddlers. Their young brains are encouraged to create new combinations, and they sure do love the encouragement, when they make something new.   Young Kids have special needs. Building Blocks for Grade Schoolers, Tweens, and Teens are not suitable […]

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Terry Pratchett’s Discworld: The Funniest Fantasy Novels Ever

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Terry Pratchett is one of my favorite fantasy authors of all time. I had vowed not to write about this though, as I have too much else to do. However, ths one - Wyrd Sisters - had me laughing in my seat so hard I just had to create a page about it. I don’t know how he […]

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Sikh Books for Teenagers and Young Adults

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Teens are an interesting age when it comes to religion and spirituality. They’re starting to ask questions about the meaning of life, their place in the world, ethnicity, the existence of God, priorities in life etc. These metaphysical and social questions can often be answered through religion and if there is a family background of […]

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Sikh Books for Children

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Children have a great ability to absorb new ideas and thoughts. Therefore, it makes sense to instill Sikh Values in kids from the very beginning. The noble principles of Sikhism – One God, Equality among human beings, meditation, living honestly and working hard, and sharing, specially with those who are in need – will give […]

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Top Kick Ass Boots Christmas 2014

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Boots are really in style right now especially for women. They add to our fashion statement and often serve to keep our feet warm and dry but usually we just want some kick ass boots that looking  fantastic with the clothing we wear. I’m not talking your run of the mill regular old boots that […]

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Top NFL Football Gifts

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The National Football League is sheer madness! Formed about 90 years ago – it boasts of the highest average attendance of any Pro-League on the Planet! It stimulates the imagination of an Average American like no other Sport. Don’t we love to cheer on our Team while watching the Game on the Telly or in […]

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