Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Thursday 30th September 2021 – #Reviews D.L Finn, #Statistics Jim Borden, #Facebook Pete Springer, #Spotlight D.G. Kaye with Stevie Turner, #Pavlova Eat Dessert First Greece

A small selection of posts I have enjoyed over the last few days and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full.. thanks Sally.

The first post is from Denise Finn with some books from September that changed her…including authors Karen Ingalls, John W. Howell, Suzanne Burke and W.J. Scott

for blog summer edition pic

Happy Summer! It’s the season when air conditioners are running, swim holes are appealing, the BBQ is fired-up and the stars beg to be observed. There is the thrill of baseball games or the Fair when it comes to town offering food, rides, and farm animals. Then, there’s the quieter times to stretch out on the freshly cut grass watching a cloud or two float by, or roasting marshmallows around a campfire. The most important thing about summer is to remember that carefree child again.

Books have the same effect on me that seasons do. They can be renewing like spring or like summertime taking a journey to that special place remembered from childhood. That trip can be either in wonder or to that scary place that keeps eyes focused on the darkness instead of sleeping. All I know is I am never the same again after reading a great book.

Here is my second list of the year for the summer of books that have changed me by reading them! 

Head over to read discover Denise’s recommended books and reviews: Books That Changed Me–Summer Edition

The next post is from Jim Borden who explores the some of the statistics online that can lead you down rabbit holes that lead to some interesting discoveries.

This is probably about the fifth post I’ve written that refers to the word serendipity.

It’s no surprise given how much I surf the web, and end up clicking on random links that pop up.

Today’s serendipitous moment started while watching ESPN’s Gameday show, which was set at Penn State (where they are having one of their famous whiteout games, as shown above).

One of the student signs said something along the lines of:

“Lions Eat Tigers”

which refers to the fact that the Penn State Nittany Lions were playing the Auburn Tigers.

One of my first thoughts after seeing the sign was who would win such a fight.

Head over to read Jim’s post and find out apart from humans who is the dumbest creature: Serendipity, Stupidity and the Web

The next post also features social media with a focus on Facebook as Pete Springer shares some of the more comedic aspects of this sometimes frustrating social networking site.

Photo Credit to Brett Jordan on Pexels

Like most things in life that become popular, I’m not in sync. It seems like I’m either late or not invited. My wife and I are Baby Boomers. We got lost somewhere along the way with Generations X, Y, and Z, but I also take pride in not always going with the latest fad or trend. It doesn’t mean I necessarily think less of people who always follow the crowd, but that’s never going to be me, and I’m okay with that.  

Head over to discover Pete’s views on social media and some of the funnier aspects of Facebook: The Humour of Facebook

D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies was in the spotlight at Stevie Turner’s and talks about her memoir Twenty Years After “I Do” .

Hi all, today the spotlight is on D.G Kaye, a non-fiction author I feel I know very well even though I’ve never met her.

We’ve gone through a few similiar life experiences, and we have the same opinions on many subjects. Reading Debby’s bio below, I’ve often wished I could have been a reporter too, and it’s quite uncanny how much alike we are in so many ways!

I enjoyed reading Debby’s book ‘Twenty Years: After “I Do”, which contains many tips for a successful marriage based on the author’s own twenty year marriage to the love of her life, Gordon, who sadly passed away earlier this year. 

If you would like your book featured on Friday Spotlight, please email me at and put ‘Friday Spotlight’ in the subject box. Thank you. 

Head over to enjoy Stevie and Debby’s chat: Friday Spotlight D.G. Kaye and Stevie Turner

The final post today is a sweet treat from the team at Eat Dessert First Greece… and looks amazing. As always there is the background to the dessert and in this case the story of Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931)

We learned that the dessert we will study was named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova (1881-1931) who was famous when she toured in the 1920s. We read that her dance was so light that they said she did not dance, but flied high with her wings. Anna Pavlova was a superstar of the time. Various dishes were named after her. In France there were frog legs à la Pavlova and in America Pavlova ice cream.

Head over to find out more about the history of the dessert and get the recipe and enjoy the rest of the post: Eat Dessert First Greece Pavlova


Thanks for dropping in today and it would be great if you would head over to the posts to read them in full.. thanks Sally.


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