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A Cool Mona Book Review: Digital Gold – Bitcoin And The Inside Story Of The Misfits And Millionaires Trying To Reinvent Money

Digital Gold by NY Times reporter Nathaniel Popper, published 2015. The story of Bitcoin, the virtual currency that cuts across international boundaries, stores on your hard drive instead of in a bank and per Forbes “isn’t subject to the inflationary whim of whatever Federal Reserve chief decides to print more money.” It began as a …

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7 Steps To Forgiveness

So I’m reading about forgiveness because I’m sick of sucking up the hurt. I’ve learned a couple of new concepts  through How Can I Forgive You? by Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D. Like the concept of acceptance… a responsible, authentic choice to an interpersonal injury when the offender won’t engage in the healing process by apologizing. Hmmm. Let me …

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A Cool Mona Book Review: Just The Facts

Just The Facts by Ellen Sherman, published September 2015. It’s the 1970s, complete with large cars, gas lines, cobalt blue wall-to-wall carpeting and IBM Selectras. Nora Plowright – cub reporter, recent college grad, hometown girl of diverse Montclair, New Jersey – sits in the small newsroom of the Anne Arundel Record in the slow-moving, slightly …