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The Last Bookstore is the largest and likely the most famous bookstore in Los Angeles, so enjoy today’s photo post until you are in the area and able to experience the magic of this place in person 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>In the last ten years I have probably gone to Las Vegas at least ten times and gambled a total of ten dollars. I go to Las Vegas for the food, not the gambling, and whenever I can get a good deal on a room in a good hotel, it’s worth a trip for me to just go there to eat.

My favorite Hotel is the Wynn and my favorite restaurant is probably the Capital Grille; but the new Palazzo (the new tower that is a super luxurious addition to the Venetian) just opened and they are offering a deal for their suites starting at just $239 a night with a $100 dining credit per day! Just click on the link or call them with promo code PPDIN08. There are restaurants by Puck, Trotter, and Lagasse among the nine James Beard award winning restaurants at the Venetian; I like Morel’s and Solara, but after reading Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain, I am dying to try Sushisamba on my next trip (even though the original owners are no longer part of the enterprise).

Stay in a nice hotel and get $100 per day for food? If this is a dream, please don’t wake me.

In the last ten years I have probably gone to Las Vegas at least ten times and gambled a total of ten dollars. I go to Las Vegas for the food, not the gambling, and whenever I can get a good deal on a room in a good hotel, it’s worth a trip for me to just go there to eat.

My favorite Hotel is the Wynn and my favorite restaurant is probably the Capital Grille; but the new Palazzo (the new tower that is a super luxurious addition to the Venetian) just opened and they are offering a deal for their suites starting at just $239 a night with a $100 dining credit per day! Just click on the link or call them with promo code PPDIN08. There are restaurants by Puck, Trotter, and Lagasse among the nine James Beard award winning restaurants at the Venetian; I like Morel’s and Solara, but after reading Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain, I am dying to try Sushisamba on my next trip (even though the original owners are no longer part of the enterprise).

Stay in a nice hotel and get $100 per day for food? If this is a dream, please don’t wake me.

>Chuck Spezzano’s says “If It Hurts, It Isn’t Love” Elizabeth Gilbert had to “Eat, Pray, Love“, Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks recommend a commitment to “Conscious Loving“, and Piero Ferrucci postulates that “The Power of Kindness” is one of the most loving powers humans can share.

I believe that like great art, you know great love when you feel it.

Love someone today and everyday.

Chuck Spezzano’s says “If It Hurts, It Isn’t Love” Elizabeth Gilbert had to “Eat, Pray, Love“, Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks recommend a commitment to “Conscious Loving“, and Piero Ferrucci postulates that “The Power of Kindness” is one of the most loving powers humans can share.

I believe that like great art, you know great love when you feel it.

Love someone today and everyday.

Chuck Spezzano’s says “If It Hurts, It Isn’t Love” Elizabeth Gilbert had to “Eat, Pray, Love“, Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks recommend a commitment to “Conscious Loving“, and Piero Ferrucci postulates that “The Power of Kindness” is one of the most loving powers humans can share.

I believe that like great art, you know great love when you feel it.

Love someone today and everyday.

>Leo Buscaglia is an author perhaps best known for his book “Love” which is based on the course he taught at USC on the subject. His books range from insights gleaned from disabled persons and their families, to a cookbook, and a photo essay on love seen through the eyes of a four year old.

His Foundation is based on the principal of giving and sharing with others so that they may in turn give and share for the betterment of all.

He says it best, “Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.”

Leo Buscaglia is an author perhaps best known for his book “Love” which is based on the course he taught at USC on the subject. His books range from insights gleaned from disabled persons and their families, to a cookbook, and a photo essay on love seen through the eyes of a four year old.

His Foundation is based on the principal of giving and sharing with others so that they may in turn give and share for the betterment of all.

He says it best, “Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.”

Leo Buscaglia is an author perhaps best known for his book “Love” which is based on the course he taught at USC on the subject. His books range from insights gleaned from disabled persons and their families, to a cookbook, and a photo essay on love seen through the eyes of a four year old.

His Foundation is based on the principal of giving and sharing with others so that they may in turn give and share for the betterment of all.

He says it best, “Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.”

Yesterday’s post on dictionaries and the compact electronic versions inspired me to write about today’s subject, the Kindle. If you haven’t heard of it or own it yet, you probably will soon, especially if you are an avid reader. The Kindle is truly a better way to read, and it will pay for itself if you buy 10 or more hardback books a year.

Imagine over 200 books, 350 blogs, national and international newspapers all available with no monthly fee, no WiFi hotspot required, and no cables or computer. The Kindle is to books what the iPod is to music. You can download hundreds of thousands of titles all for only $9.99 each onto a screen that looks like paper, and the entire unit weighs only 10.3 ounces and is thinner than most paperbacks! So now instead of hauling all your books with you in your suitcase, you can carry the Kindle and read news, novels, and blogs everywhere you go. The connection is based on the same technology as wireless phones, so there is no worry about trying to get a signal in an airport or taxi.

The Kindle has some features that regular paper books don’t have, like instant dictionary access for any unknown words, and adjustable text size (for those of us who need reading glasses but are too vain to wear them). The best part is the long battery life which allows you to read for a week before you need to recharge (and a full recharge only requires 2 hours).

Now if someone can invent a self-driving car, I can read while driving….

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