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Joan Shelley is a Kentucky folksinger, reminiscent of Joan Baez, Judy Collins and Sarah McLaughlin. Her songs are personal, and her voice is clear. She has a new album, her seventh, called ‘Like the River Loves the Sea’.  Stream her music on Alexa or Spotify, or be old school and buy the CD from Amazon for $12.69.

See her Tiny Desk Concert

The Infatuation is a restaurant blog for 18 cities around the world.  The owners just bought the Zagat Survey-New York City Restaurants.  I am still using my 2015 version of Zagat. I was so worried Zagat’s might just fade away, so I very happily ordered the ‘hot off the presses’ copy of the 2020 version. $10.79

the best blender



Good Housekeeping tested full size blenders, and the top pick was the Vitamix Explorian Series E310.  It has a powerful motor with 10 speed settings,  a heavy-duty base that stays put on the counter,  easy to use controls and a 48 oz. container.  “This excelled in every one of our Kitchen Appliances Lab tests.”  $289.95 at Amazon.




Someone in my travels recommended PartSelect to me so I thought I’d pass it along.  PartSelect is for DIYers or those who can’t get a repairman for weeks and are going to give ‘fix it yourself’ a try.  It was launched in 1999 with a mission to support DIYers with home repairs.  They have what you need for every part of the repair process – diagnostic help, repair guides, pictures and diagrams, thousands of installation videos and over 2 million repair parts.