BY JANET STEINBERG     That most wonderful time of the year is rolling around.  Thanksgiving, the favorite holiday of many, is a time to count your blessings.  And one of Thanksgiving’s best blessings is when you can forget about those hours spent drudging in the kitchen and...

BY JANET STEINBERG   Although cemeteries are primarily hallowed resting places for our loved ones, many of them are renowned tourist attractions for taphophiles…people fascinated by cemeteries and gravestones.   REST IN PEACE AT RECOLETA CEMETERY  During Halloween season, a visit to one of these cemeteries can be an eerie,...

BY JANET STEINBERG   On October 12 First Man, depicting one of the most dangerous missions in history, will light up the silver screen in theaters around the country.   This biographical drama is the riveting story behind Neil Armstrong’s mission to the moon, one of the most...

BY JANET STEINBER                                                                                     ”Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” - Warren Buffett                                                                                                                           I. THOU SHALT BEWARE OF BARGAINS. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Some unsavory merchants around the world are licking their chops awaiting the arrival of...

BY JANET STEINBERGSample the spirit of Kentucky during September…National Bourbon Heritage Month.  Throughout the United States, the month of September marks the annual celebration of bourbon as America's "Native Spirit". On August 2, 2007, the US Senate declared September as "National Bourbon Heritage Month."  The bill, sponsored by...

BY JANET STEINBERG                    “The fundamental things apply, as time goes by.”                    Casablanca-1942 Clocks make a statement. You can be transported back in time or catapulted into the future just by...

BY JANET STEINBERG Tervetuloa Helsinkiin.  (Welcome to Helsinki.)    Helsinki, located on the southern coast of Finland (called Suomi by the Finns), has had more than its share of press since the Helsinki Summit.   However, prior to its recent political exposure, this handsome "White City of the North"...

BY JANET STEINBERG Cool it!  As summer’s thermostat reaches OMG numbers, it’s time to hang out by the pool.  Forget ye ole swimming hole and head for the most beautiful pool ever…the infinity pool.  'What in the world', you may ask, 'is an infinity pool?'  Infinity has been defined as a quality of...

BY JANET STEINBERG I hate to cook, but I love markets!   I don’t know why, or what it is about them, but wherever I am in the world, the marketplace seems to beckon me.  The simplest explanation might just be that it is a magical melding of the 3 C’s…Color, Cacophony and...