Thursday, March 11, 2010

What's On My Kindle

As I blogged before, it took me awhile to buy an e-reader but I did.  More for travel than anything else.  But I've become addicted to downloading books, which were once $9.99.  Now, thanks to Apple and IPad, the download prices are closer to $15.  Thanks a bunch Apple.  Anyway, my community newsletter has asked me to write a monthly book review and my first two reviews were The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Larsson and That Old Cape Magic by Russo.  I really do love to read and since the weather here in the southeast has not been conducive to golfing or gardening, I read and oh yes, blog.  So, here's a partial list of what's on my Kindle.  Before the list, here is an interesting tidbit about the Kindle.  Many of the classics are FREE to download or at a greatly reduced rate, like a dollar.  The other thing I've found out about Kindle and publishing is that not all authors/publishing houses have negotiated an e-book deal so you can't get them on an ebook, like John Grisham9pdate 1/14, now you can), or they wait for three months to publish to Kindle, like Stephen King. Read more...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tires and Sex

NOT sex with tires but tires and sex.  Ok then. What in the world are you talking about Hairball?  Let me tell you a little story that will clarify, anger, and amuse.  Back in the mid-80's I took a great trip to Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok.  This little story takes place in Bangkok. Wat Arun  Thailand is a fascinating and beautiful country.  Buddist temples on street corners with some of the most beautiful women in the world, thousands and thousands of orchids and phenomenal hotels and incredible cuisine.  And, sex.  Before the Vietnam war, there was very little sex trade in Thailand.  It became a favorite R and R spot for the troops and then Bangkok (an appropriate name I guess)  became known for its sex trade. Read more...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Asthma and Claustrophobia

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Serious up.  I'm asthmatic and have claustrophobia.  Does being asthmatic necessarily mean you're going to be claustrophobic?  Maybe.  I read about this in Prevention magazine.  It seems that recent studies show that there is a striking connection between asthma and psychological problems, i.e. depression and anxiety.  If you've ever been in a situation where you have not been able to breath, it's not hard then for the mind to extrapolate,  "small place, no air."