Reel life

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 8:00am
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Reel life

As much as I like reading a good memoir, I love watching a good documentary film.

The lives we lead

Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 9:37am
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Beekman Boys, books, memoirs
The lives we lead

My favorite kind of read is a good memoir and I just finished two that I wanted to share.  Although they have the same witty writing style, the lives described are so far apart it is hard to imagine they are from the same person, Josh Kilmer-Purcell of the reality television show, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, aka Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge.

Paranormal activity

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 8:00am
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Some believe. Some don’t. Some aren’t sure. There has been tons of money, time and research put into trying to prove it or dispel it. There are TV shows based on it, businesses built around it and many kids' sleepovers ruined because of it.

Paranormal, according to The American Heritage Dictionary, is defined as “beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation."

Beyond words

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 8:00am
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In the summer issue of Connections it is announced that “Beyond Words: An Evening to Benefit Princeton Public Library” is the theme for the benefit that is hosted by the Friends of Princeton Public Library. It is an interesting theme and I’ve been thinking about it.

Solar power

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 8:00am
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Solar power

It's been a year since my husband and I had  36 solar catchers attached to our roof, and we're still very excited about them.  Our online solar account tracks our usage and tells us that our panels have produced 9,240 kWh’s of energy in the past 12 months, that offsets 10,165 pounds  of carbon dioxide.  

Local delight

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 8:00am
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Local delight

If you haven’t visited Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton lately, you really should. My family and I visited recently after a couple of years, and WOW what a wonderful delight! Also delightful is that, if you have a Princeton Public Library card, you can reserve a museum pass and get free admission for four people. Be warned, though, it is our most popular pass. You can reserve the pass up to 90 days in advance.

Are you LinkedIn?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 8:00am
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"Let the world know who you are and the right people will find you." This was the sage advice from Matthew Levy, the speaker at the library's most recent Tuesday Networking Breakfast. A job coach with more than two decades experience "on both sides of the desk," Levy offered insightful and useful information about using the professional social media site LinkedIn.

Protect yourself

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 8:00am
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digital, events
Protect yourself

I remember when I learned that computer viruses were not just some weird electronic byproduct but were actually created by malicious people who sent them out into the world to destroy others' computers.  I just couldn't understand it. What was there to gain? Then I learned that, in the case of a virus that allows information to be stolen by an identify thief, the criminal has a lot to gain.