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This is not your typical jigsaw puzzle. It is very challenging because it consists of 3 different images sitting on top of each other and forming one blended image.

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Life's Daily Treasure:
366 Doses of Hope, Optimism,Personal Growth and Encouragement
by Richard V Battle



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Life can be hard. It seems like the last few years have been especially difficult with the pandemic and other factors. Even when there are not tragedies or disasters, as the author says, "Life can be a daily grind, discouraging the pursuit of one's dreams and the belief in humanity's goodness."

So the author Richard V. Battle, who is also a motivational speaker and trainer, wrote Life's Daily Treasure to provide encouragement and positive messages in the form of 366 daily doses of Hope, Optimism, Personal Growth and Encouragement. HOPE.

He says the book is part almanac, historic celebration, personal journal and trivia - and all inspirational.

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We discovered a limited supply of what we thought was the sold out Volume 2 of the Cleveland Cooks cookbook and are offering it at a special holiday price for a limited time (or till sold out)

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Volume 2 of Cleveland Cooks has over 280 pages of recipes from people you might recognize such as TV and radio personalities such as Hollie Strano, Mark Nolan, Danielle Serrino, Betsy Kling, Doug Adair, Sandy Lesko Mounts, Author Les Roberts and others.

And of course there are numerous ethnic recipes handed down in Chinese, Italian, Polish, German, Irish, Swedish, Jewish , Lebanese and other families.

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Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain
Cleveland Museum of Art

According to Sanskrit texts, Krishna, an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, once hoisted a mountain overhead to shelter people and cattle from a mighty storm brought upon them by Indra, the god of rain and lightning, whom Krishna had angered. At the time, the dark-skinned god was just eight years old, and after this feat, his fellow villagers came to recognize him as a divinity. Around the year 600, a sculpture was created for the temple site of Phnom Da in southern Cambodia to honor this feat.

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The Cleveland Museum of Art's highly anticipated exhibition, Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia's Sacred Mountain opened November 14, 2021. The groundbreaking exhibition incorporates mixed reality and reveals the CMA's newly restored Cambodian masterwork, Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhan, through an integration of art and experiential digital design.

The exhibition transports visitors to the dramatic floodplains of southern Cambodia and illustrates the history of the sculpture, spanning 1,500 years and three continents.

Visit https://www.clevelandart.org/exhibitions/revealing-krishna-journey-cambodias-sacred-mountain for more information and ticket availability.

Watch Dan Hanson's video preview of the exhibit which includes comments from Sonya Rhie Mace, CMA's George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art who speaks about the participation of actress Angelina Jolie among other items. It also takes a look at the incredible HoloLens 2 virtual reality tour which includes a life-size holographic representation of the original cave temple on Phnom Da.



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Punched, Kicked, Spat On, and Sometimes Thanked:
Memoirs of a TV News Reporter
by Paul Orlousky




Cleveland TV viewers are undoubtedly familiar with Paul Orlousky - known as Orlo to most. After all he worked in broadcasting for over 50 years, landing in Cleveland on WEWS TV (Channel 5) in 1981. For the next 38 years he was a fixture on nightly Cleveland TV newscasts on Channels 5, 3 and 19.

As an "aggressive" reporter, Orlousky was involved in many of the major stories that happened in Cleveland during the past 4 decades. This book gives an insider's look at many of them. Cleveland viewers will recognize the names such as Dorothy Fuldheim, Dick Feagler, Albert Belle, John Demjanjuk, Jim Trafficant, Dennis Kucinich and others.

Read our review of Punched, Kicked, Spat On, and Sometimes Thanked.


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A missing teenage girl was rescued in the US after using a hand gesture that signals distress or domestic violence to capture the attention of a passing driver. The 16-year-old was spotted travelling inside a silver Toyota near London, Kentucky, about 150 miles south-east of Louisville, on November 4th. A driver called police after noticing "a female passenger in the vehicle making hand gestures that are known on the social media platform TikTok to represent violence at home - I need help - domestic violence," the Laurel County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on 6 November.


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Murder in the Cultural Gardens

"It just didn’t seem right to DJ. A body found bludgeoned in a place known for “Peace through Mutual Understanding.” But there she was, crumpled behind a bust of composer Franz Liszt in the Hungarian Cultural Garden. He pulled out his cell phone and dialed 911. “What is the nature of your emergency?” the dispatcher queried. With a suddenly very dry mouth DJ managed to get out, “There’s been a murder in the Cultural Gardens.”

That's the beginning of the recently published first novel by Dan Hanson.

Murder in the Cultural Gardens book cover - Franz Liszt statue


The whodunit, titled Murder in the Cultural Gardens, takes place in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens and all 30+ gardens are featured during the mystery. You may even recognize some of the characters.



Click the link above to learn more or to purchase in paperback or Kindle version from Amazon. Or contact Dan via the Murder in the Cultural Gardens webpage to have a signed book delivered.


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The Girl on the Train



The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

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