Good Stuff: Poldark, Monk, and the cure for dragon feet

For all of you longing for just one more season of Downton Abbey, I’ve found a new series from the BBC I think you’ll enjoy (thank you Duane Robinson for the recommendation). It’s called Poldark and is set in the late 1700s in Cornwall, that little southwestern leg of England that juts out into the

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Good Stuff! Savory Thai, Planters Medley, Everest, The Arrival

I love finding little, non-chain restaurants with excellent, reasonably priced food. And I just found another one this week. It’s called Savory Thai, and it’s on 182 W Center Street in Orem, UT. Oh, baby. If you decide to go, you are in for a treat. We ate there in celebration of my third daughter’s

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Taggart’s and a Secret

Most of the time when you go to hole-in-the-wall restaurant, it’s a hole-in-the-wall. But sometimes you strike gold. And my youngest daughter and I struck big-time gold last week two miles east of Morgan, Utah, in the canyon between Morgan and Henefer off of exit 108. I’ve driven that stretch many times and never knew

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If you want to work with publishers, you need this. Right now.

Writers who want to deal with publishers need this book: The Nine Worse Provisions in Your Publishing Contract by David P. Vandagriff. And it’s currently free! Vandagriff is a lawyer whose business involves high-stakes intellectual property litigation. He has negotiated major contracts with a wide range of opposing parties, some of which include Apple, Hewlett-Packard,

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You want your kids to succeed in school? There’s one thing you can do…

Did you know that there is one thing that kids can do outside of school that’s been proven, over and over, to lead to them doing significantly better in all other subjects? And I mean all subjects. Math, history, science, criminology, psychology—you name it. There’s one thing, and numerous research studies have proven it, that

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Good Stuff! Brown Bananas, Peerless, and Cinderella

I’ve solved the banana bane. The banana bane is this. You buy bananas, and the next day they’ve got freckles. Nobody likes freckled bananas, so everyone leaves them on the counter, thinking that someone else in the family must be a freckled banana fan. But nobody is a freckled banana fan, which means a few

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