Nine classic books mentioned in Seinfeld episodes

For a show that was touted as having nothing, the sitcom Seinfeld It sure touched a lot of different topics. The best-known topics involved relationship problems, problems with coworkers, and learning to live in peace among the many eccentric citizens of New York City. One of the show’s often overlooked features was its literary emphasis, a rare component in most […]

The fan who waited: a year without Doctor Who?

I can’t look, but I’m blinking, blinking tears away. Stephen Moffat is retiring as a Doctor Who show-runner. There will be no new episodes in 2016. How is a Whovian going to survive? However, there are ways to await the return of the Time Lord without crying too much. Say it’s not like that, Stephen. After all, everyone knows that […]

Recognizing Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms Cocaine is a very addictive drug and with that comes the need to recognize cocaine withdrawal symptoms in order to avoid further addiction. Withdrawal from cocaine is similar to any other addiction, and can be handled by regular therapy and support groups. Withdrawal from cocaine use can range from mild effects to extremely severe ones depending on […]

Technical writing: definition of demographics

Definition of demographic Often times, a client will specify a target audience when talking about the customer profile. This is a way of talking about the demographics of people in a consumer group. One of the purposes of a demographic is to find out what specific consumer segments exist in the general population. Another is to have enough information about […]

Ask an Expert: Interior Design

Over many years as an interior designer, what would be 3 major changes in consumer preferences during that time? One thing that immediately springs to mind is the switch from stain grade cabinets to paint grade cabinets. White kitchens are back! Customers tend more towards lighter and brighter shades over the red / orange hues of the last decade. The […]

My imagination is more powerful than my doubts

I remember a few years ago driving through this neighborhood, just south of the Capitol, with beautiful historic homes, beautiful flower gardens, and tall willow trees lining the streets, dreaming of living there. I remember it well, because I did it a lot. To say that this area was out of my price range was an understatement. Although I didn’t […]

What to keep in mind before building a koi pond

When one is seriously considering owning Koi fish, the first question that inevitably comes to mind is: “How do you build a Koi pond?” Koi fish, due to their size, require relatively large ponds. The smallest size to consider as Koi ponds is 500 gallons, but there are household ponds that are as large as 50,000 gallons. If you are […]