Monthly Archives: November 2012

First Date By Arianna Violante

I will never underestimate my family again. Have you ever had one of those nightmares when you bring a guy home to meet the family and they embarrass you SO much? Well it wasn’t just a recurring nightmare for me; … Continue reading

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Life Without Smell by Arianna Violante

Personally, I do NOT know what I would do if I couldn’t smell anything. Maybe I’ve grown accustomed to my Italian nose, but this is the most significant sense to me because not only would we not be able to … Continue reading

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Shangghaied, A Review by Michael Violante

A 15 year old first generation American Irish boy in the mid-fifties runs away from home to pursue his dreams to work and travel on a cruise line around the world. Instead he wakes up on a cargo ship after … Continue reading

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Sponge Bob and the Brain – a comparison by Arianna Violante

When I think of the brain and all its functions, I think of Sponge Bob Squarepants and how, in that one episode, Plankton was able to control his every move by climbing into his head and putting an electrical devise … Continue reading

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House Of Cards, A Review by Michael Violante

It all starts with the murder of a CEO of a large investing Bank and Security Firm during Halloween in Time Square, NY. Once again, Detective Martinelli is called to solve the mystery.  Once he starts to put all the … Continue reading

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Lasting Impressions by Arianna Violante

Is there really a perfect way in making a great first impression? The answer is always yes. All you really need is charm… for the most part. Over this past week, I’ve been insistent and determined to make my way … Continue reading

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Tears of Guilt By Stefani Gillen

Finally… tears. Odd enough as it is, I have been waiting for this moment for as long as I can remember—the moment of seeing tears puddle up in his eyes and trickle down his cheek, one by one. Not just … Continue reading

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