Author: The Opinionista

Small Great Things

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult is the first book I’ve ever read by this author.While I was familiar with the author’s name, the result of one of my favorite pastimes which is to wander through bookstores, I had purposefully avoided buying her books. I thought that they were fodder for Lifetime movies and it’s been years since I’ve been in the mood for Lifetime movies or the books that inspire them. But, I had been reading two books on politics and felt an acute need to escape reality by drowning myself in fiction. I also wanted a page-turner that would grab...

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Big Little Lies

Wow, I’ve just finished watching Big Little Lies and I’m floored. I read the book back in 2015 (although I never wrote a review and can’t remember why I didn’t) and loved it. Seeing that David E. Kelley adapted it for television should have prepared me for its greatness. I’m still floored. But, in praising Kelley’s work I don’t want to forget Liane Moriarty, the book’s author. I discovered her writing with Big Little Lies, which remains my favorite so far, although I haven’t yet read her latest Truly Madly Guilty. I plan to remedy that as soon as I finish...

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My Beef With Apple

Don’t let the title of this post mislead you. This is not a recipe for a new dish. This is a post about my frustrations with Apple, the company not the fruit (which is why it’s capitalized). Sorry, I get snarky when I’m mad. My beef with Apple is simply that it is no longer simple to use their products, more specifically their software products. Although I have to say that in hardware they’ve also made some dumb mistakes. For example, moving the iPhone’s power button to the side (I’m tired of getting the volume control visual in the middle of...

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The Dead Zone

This is not going to be a very long post. First, let me start by admitting that although I’ve been trying to take a breather from all the Trump news, it hasn’t been easy. Trump news are everywhere and everyone is talking about him. This is not surprising considering the pace at which we’re being shocked, daily, sometimes multiple times within the same day. In any case, as hard as I tried to escape Trumpland, I somehow ended up reading an article about The Dead Zone, a novel written by Stephen King in 1979. According to the article, the...

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Trayvon Martin: Rest In Peace

I had plans to write another piece.  Something funny or sarcastic about Republicans and how foolish they are these days. I have so much material from which to draw inspiration. But I cannot. I am heartbroken. For the past couple of days I have an image and a name seared in my memory. The name is Trayvon Martin. The image is the one on this post. Take a good look at this photo (if you haven’t already).  It says a lot. When I first saw it,  the eyes, the smile, carried one message, “Trayvon Martin, was a good kid.”...

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