ATOMIC RANCH MAGAZINE: MID-CENTURY IMMERSION

Atomic Ranch Magazine – Midcentury Marvels – Two-Year Subscription (8 Issues) @ $36.95 (US). Pros: Targets Boomers who lived mid-century.  Monthly features such as Home Page and Ranch Dressing connect to readers.  Contains a subtle application of relevant advertising.  Superb photography and feature articles make this an archival-quality publication. Cons: Not all Boomers who lived it loved it.  Aside from the purpose of

ATOMIC RANCH MAGAZINE: MID-CENTURY IMMERSION

Atomic Ranch Magazine – Midcentury Marvels – Two-Year Subscription (8 Issues) @ $36.95 (US). Pros: Targets Boomers who lived mid-century.  Monthly features such as Home Page and Ranch Dressing connect to readers.  Contains a subtle application of relevant advertising.  Superb photography and feature articles make this an archival-quality publication. Cons: Not all Boomers who lived it loved it.  Aside from the purpose of

THE LUTRON TOGGLER CL: DIMMABLE BRILLIANCE

Lutron Toggler CL Dimmer for CFL and LED Bulbs – Model # TGCL-153-PH in Ivory. Pros: Works with compatible LEDs – as well as with most lesser, obsolete bulbs.  Toggle style resembles a standard switch.  Low-end of dimmable range is adjustable.  Satisfies single-pole or 3-way applications. Cons: Multiple product revisions require consumer research before purchasing

GHIRARDELLI SWEET GROUND COCOA: SUGAR AT COCOA PRICES

Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Baking Cocoa – 10.5 Ounce Pros: Just okay when used as a base for a hot chocolate beverage.  Makes the case for convenience vs. practicality for the non-baker. Cons: Sugar is the first listed ingredient – a condition not clearly indicated on the product’s front panel.  Product contains Dutch Process vs. Natural cocoa.  Contains the emulsifier Soy

DOSTOYEVSKY’S BREAKTHROUGH?

Notes from the Underground Pros😕 Cons: style, content, etc. My Russian-born, Russian-literature-loving violin teacher, Odelia Erdos, first introduced me to the standard Russian literature question: “Dostoyevsky or Tolstoy?” As a high school student I had not yet read Turgenev, but was already able to answer: “No! Gogol!” I recently was disappointed reading a new translation

GETTV: SONY’S POST-COLUMBIAN RENAISSANCE

getTV Network Pros: Free-TV – Broadcasting vintage Columbia films via digital sub-channel.  Columbia Pictures produced a quantity of quality entertainment in their glory days. Cons: Repetitive showings.  Mid-scene commercial placement.  Columbia Pictures includes a few forgettable films in the schedule rotation. The age of 21st century broadcasting has given birth to the digital sub-channel.  By government decree, your local station has

PURSUIT – KAREN ROBARDS – DECENT PREMISE, BUT FLAWED BOOK

Pursuit by Karen Robards Pros: the reasonable premise that held promise Cons: ridiculous romance angle Starts out OK but quickly slides downhill. I’m talking about Pursuit by Karen Robards.  This is the debut novel of the Jess Ford series.  It’s where we meet Jess and secret-service agent Mark. When rookie lawyer Jess is given an assignment that includes meeting