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Gretchen Reads: Finders Keepers by Stephen King

When I was a kid, I was absolutely convinced that some day I would find a hidden treasure. I spent loads of time in the woods. I just knew that some day I’d trip over […]


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Justice Kennedy’s Beautiful Closing Paragraph

The closing remarks on the ruling by Justice Kennedy are simple and beautiful.



Gretchen Reads: Amok by Sebastian Fitzek

I’m able to read as much as I do because I’ve fully embraced audio books. So I was happy to check out Amok by Sebastian Fitzek, an Audible Original Drama. A full audio production adds […]


The Secret Life Of Pets Trailer

It isn’t out until next summer, but I’m already excited to see it. The terrier looks like my own little Hank, and he’s voiced by Louis C.K.. Man, it’s like the filmmakers asked me what […]


ThrowBack Thursday: Summer Safety Edition

  Tomorrow, my baby boy turns 5. It’s a cliche, but time does seem to fly by as you watch your children grow and change. This #TBT is my future kindergartener three summers ago, in […]



Gretchen Reads: The Doll Maker by Richard Montanari

The oldest of my three sisters has a room in her house that’s filled with hundreds of antique dolls. Hundreds. The dolls are exquisitely dressed, right down to their shoes, with meticulously hand painted faces. […]



ThrowBack Thursday: Mad Reading Skills Edition

Last year my mom sent me a box full of little school certificates and workbooks and notes like this one. Today is the last day of school for my own kids, so I thought I’d […]



Gretchen Reads: The Book Of Lost Things By John Connolly

The Book Of Lost Things by best selling Irish author, John Connolly, is a departure from the crime thrillers he’s famous for. It was published nearly 10 years ago, so this is not a new […]


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Colbert Announces Band Leader

More exciting news from Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He’s tapped the phenomenal Jon Batiste to serve as the show’s bandleader. Jon Batiste is an amazing musician. It looks like his band, Stay human, will […]


This picture taken on April 17, 2015 shows a staff member of Aeon Pet Pecos grooming a dog at a trimming room in a shopping mall in Chiba, east of Tokyo. Japanese pet company Aeon Pet, a subsidiary of the Aeon supermarket chain, opened last year the dog nursing home with full-time care, providing a gym, a swimming pool, and some kennel spaces in accordance with the size of the dog.   AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI        (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

New Craze: Cube Dogs

Apparently, there’s a hot new trend happening in Japan: shaving your dog into cube shapes. You have to see the photos to truly appreciate this fresh new way to humiliate your pet. Their little eyes […]