Thursday, January 07, 2021

United States in Chaos

As a Libertarian, I am not too upset by the events that unfolded at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.  I am upset that people were injured.  I am further upset that my tax dollars will be spent to repair the damage to the Capitol.

As I see it, people have the right to protest for change.  I was not opposed to women marching after Trump was elected President.  I was not opposed to citizens of the world marching to oppose police brutality towards Blacks.  I was not opposed to Americans protesting public health orders (although this one felt a little dirty as public health orders protect Medicare and Medicaid that are paid for out of my tax dollars).  Therefore, I should not be opposed to Americans trespassing on the Capitol grounds.

I am constantly impressed by how powerful a speaker President Trump is.  There are very few men and women in history who could stir up a crowd, incite a riot and maintain power.  Joan of Arc led France to Victory over England, but was burned at the stake for witchcraft in 1431.  Adolf Hitler was one such powerful speaker, but the Third Reich ultimately fell in 1945.

President Trump was duly elected with 62.9 million votes in the 2016 election.  His popularity continued its meteoric rise and he captured 74.2 million votes in the 2020 election, although ultimately defeated at the ballot box, in court and in congress.  In both his 2016 and 2020 campaign, he was at a significant disadvantage in terms of political spending.

His legacy includes improved U.S. diplomatic relations with North Korea and Russia.  He cut environmental and tax regulations for businesses.  He shepherded the largest tax overhaul in 3 decades with permanent cuts to corporate profits, investment income, estate tax and more.  52% of Americans have some participation in the stock market.  Only 1 in 700 deaths were subject to the estate tax (basically the ultra wealthy).  Finally he stacked the Federal Courts and the Supreme Court with appointments that were held open by the Republican controlled senate during the last 3 years of President Obama's term.  These are significant wins for his supporters.

While I do not agree with President Trump on policy or personality, I should temper that with the claim that I do not agree with anybody 100% on policy or personality.  New catchphrases were added to the lexicon including "Fake News" and "People are Saying."  Both of these proved to be powerful to his supporters and an anathema to his detractors.

Donald Trump will continue to be a powerful force in global events.  His legacy will likely grow to be as powerful as Karl Marx among revolutionaries who championed the people and created a new theory of government.

Future elections will seek to capture the Trump voting block, similar to how politicians in past elections have sought out Evangelical Christians, Blacks, Latinos, Suburban Housewives and Progressives.  A Trump lobbying group could prove to be more powerful than the NRA.

Similar to the common stickers, "What Would Jesus Do?" individuals will find themselves asking "What Would Trump Do?" as they have found a new Lord and Savior that is current, charismatic and personal to them.

I would like to believe that Democracy will continue to be the guiding principal for the United States.  I would like to see the size of government shrink.  I would love for the two party system to collapse upon itself under the weight of disenfranchised Americans who are being sacrificed as pawns.

Sunday, January 03, 2021

Minimalism - Mementos

I was in my childhood home for the holidays this past week.  My Dad was in the hospital and my primary purpose was to support him, my Mom and my sisters who flew in from around the country.

As an aside, my sisters and I spent some time cleaning and purging the house of our childhood toys, school projects and mementos that accumulate from when we moved their in 1980 to when my youngest sister moved out in 1998.  I really enjoyed going through board games, posters and a variety of books.  I found all kinds of mementos including school awards and souvenirs from various trips.

We took (3) carloads of books and household goods to Goodwill and this was after my sisters did a very thorough clean and donation effort over Thanksgiving.

I took an old suitcase home filled with a few books, clothes and household good from my parents house.

The one thing we started to do, but did not finish was sorting through VHS tapes.  While it would be relatively easy to discard movies (English and Hindi) and television recordings, I would like to digitize home movies.  It seems like I could crank through this with a $30 USB Video Grabber along with my PC.  Granted reviewing a tape would take from 10-60 minutes depending on what was on it, capturing video would take as much time and uploading, slight editing and distributing would take another 30-60 minutes.  At the rate of one per week, I would finish in a little over a year.  I could ship them via media mail or just grab a suitcase full on my next trip.

When I look at what did occupy my childhood home, it was an a lot of nice furniture (at times too much for the room), pictures (way too many for a given surface), and decorative items.  The decorative items included items from department stores along with items purchased during travels around the world.  There was not a lot of clothing.  My Dad does have a lot of books and my Mom has a fondness for household goods that she often finds on sale with the intention of giving them to someone.  I do not know about you, but my sheet sets can last decades.  They also have a surprising number of suitcases (many with the tags still on).

The question I was forced to consider is why I hold onto so much stuff and whether or not it was time to pare our household goods.

Despite being very materialistic, I could part with large swathes of items without a lot of regret.  I could part with CDs and stereo equipment and not be too put out.  I could get rid of my back-up skis and golf clubs.  I could get rid of a lot of kitchen items.  I think the important thing is to just start.  If I happen to donate something I need in the future, I could borrow it or purchase at Goodwill or purchase new.

Quarantine Lesson - I Do Not Have Many Goals

Given all of the extra time that came with living with quarantine and increased social distancing, I found myself watching a lot of television.  The upside, is that I can fully concede that I have little interest in:

Learning to play an instrument
Learning a new language
Learning any indoor skills like cooking, home repair, computer skills or other
Reading more often or across genres
Numismatic research
Religious investigation
Staying in better touch with people

These are all things that I thought I would do if I had more time.  It turns out that time was not the issue.  It was an issue of motivation.  Maybe if I had some end point in mind and the goals were stepping stones, the motivation would have come easier.

For example, we are planning a trip to South America, I would be more motivated to learn some Spanish.

I also clarified that I really enjoy my professional life and that I enjoy health and fitness.  I made efforts to eat better and organized my home and days around exercise.  I watched a lot of health and fitness related television.

I also enjoy being organized and made several passes organizing my clothes, books, digital media, etc.  In another life, maybe I could have made a good librarian.

Another surprise was that I spent near zero time following financial markets.  Investing and personal finance were really enjoyable activities for me for over 20 years and when I stepped away, I completely stepped away.

Saturday, December 05, 2020

Goodbye 2020!

I am starting a draft of this post on December 5, 2020.  It has been a crazy year, but maybe when I look back, the quick sentiments will spark a memory.

2020 was actually not a bad year for our household.  I finished a second year with CDOT.  My wife was stable with her Air Force commitment.  My first born started 8th grade at D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School.  My second born started 6th grade at Woodrow Wilson Academy.  They both dropped piano lessons, but my wife and first born started voice lessons.  There was no science fair this year.  My first born got a new bicycle this year.

My dental care has finally started to level out and I had an implant placed this year and my gums are coming closer to being healthy.  My first born started braces.

We hosted birthday parties at the Apex Center for my second born and had a Snow Cone Truck for my first born.  My wife had her birthday dinner at Arvada Villa Italian and I had mine at Chili's.

We did not travel as much this year, but we did visit Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon as a family in January.  I made a solo trip to Memphis in March.  We also visited Orlando in August and New York in November as a family.  Finally we did road trips to Durango in June, YMCA in Rye in September, and Sand Dunes National Park in October.

Professionally, I am feeling much more competent in terms of designing and running ITS projects.  It feels like a good fit and with potential economic uncertainty, it is even more comforting to work for the state.  A lot of my oil field friends faced hard times this year.

My community involvement has stayed low.  There have not been as many opportunities to get involved.

In terms of hobbies, it has been all about the Garage Gym build and training at home.  I dropped my Crossfit Golden membership, but have continued to follow the functional fitness methodology, but have been working with main site, Crossfit Golden and Comptrain programming.  I tried steel mace training at Sharkk Fitness.  Finally as the year wound down, I started up my TrainerRoad subscription.  

We only had one ski day at Loveland when Raj and Nancy came to visit in February.  

I had (4) days in the Coral Sea including the 4th of July bash.  The girls tried a scuba rangers class and seemed to enjoy it.  

I got in (5) rounds of golf thanks to Aziz and Caleb setting up tee times.  I did not play any poker in Blackhawk, but did play in Las Vegas and Tunica.

I had a couple of key coin purchases including an 1833 dime and and 1832 half dime.  I also added a couple of titles to my numismatic library including "Classic Gold Coins of 1834-1849" and "A Guide to Colorado Merchant Tokens."

Surprisingly, I did not do too much reading this year.  I read (3) books and my favorite was "The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls.

In terms of purchases, the best was for Crossfit.  I got a Rogue Home Gym Timer and absolutely love it.  The rest of the home gym equipment has been hit or miss (60% hit, 20% miss; 20% still waiting to be received).  I also got a new driver and a golf bag this year.

We have not done any major home improvement.  We had glass replaced in the front room, had all of the windows cleaned and I painted a couple of walls in the garage.  We started getting quotes for closet systems but have not decided on anything.  The Kansas City Chiefs wont the Super Bowl and the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series.  Matt Frazier and Tia Clair Toomey both repeated by winning the Crossfit Games.  The Democrats won the White House and maintained control of the House, while the Republicans maintained control of the Senate.

There was a lot of public strife this year as Americans battled the legacy of caste which was brought to the fore front by police brutality, inequities in health care delivery and the lack of an economic safety net.

This post would not be complete without a note on the global pandemic.  The girls could not play basketball but we now have a hoop in the neighborhood.  We were all working and/or studying from home on and off throughout the year.  The girls did not do any summer camps.  They unfortunately spent a lot of time on their computers playing Roblox.  However, we did learn to connect with extended family via zoom.  We learned a lot of card games and few domino games.  We formed closer bonds with fewer people.  We also learned some self sufficiency.  

Best Wishes for 2021!

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Where do you See Yourself in 5 Years?

I was making small talk with a new acquaintance at a Halloween Party.  The conversation drifted around a variety of topics including work, raising kids, body building and the value of adversity.  It took a serious turn when he asked, "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?"  I answered that I would like to be in a research based role in transportation 5 years from now.

It has been a really long time since someone has asked me that.  Historically, that was a pretty standard interview question and I would often try to pose it to myself both professionally and personally.

In 2025, I will be 54 years old.  My first born will me be in college, my second born will be driving and my wife and I will have been married for 20 years.  Where do I see myself?

Professionally, I do still see myself at CDOT, but would be OK if I had another career change.

I do see our family as stable, possibly in a bigger house or different neighborhood (or state or country), but together.  I see myself still having an open relationship with my daughters and a better relationship with my wife.  Maybe time to re-read fighting for your marriage.

Physically, I see myself fit and energetic.  Hopefully still willing to learn and play new sports.  I see myself with a normal A1C and blood pressure among other health indicators.

Spiritually, I see myself better versed with Hindu Scripture.  I see myself engaged in AA, getting to a variety of meetings (finding my tribe as it were) and involved in service work.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Sand Dunes National Park

The kids had fall break and we decided to make a trip down to southern Colorado.  The timing worked well as I had to be in Walsenburg on Friday around lunchtime anyway.

The drive down was not bad.  We got on the road mid morning and had lunch at the Denver Biscuit Company in Colorado Springs.  While the biscuit sandwiches were good, my favorite was the fries with mushroom gravy.  We then pushed to Walsenburg where I had about 30 minutes of work to do.  Then we pushed to Sand Dunes Recreation.

This is a real gem that was constructed around hot water which was struck in the 1930's.  The result was balmy pools and a great little restaurant.  We swam around in the water which was in the mid 80's and played on the diving boards.  We also got some snacks.  The $2 chicken tacos are not to be missed and rival my top choice of all the dining we did on this trip.

After swimming we headed to Alamosa to check into the Hampton Inn.  For dinner we decided on Locavores which is a locally sourced eatery.  While my wife and daughter were not impressed with their dishes, I enjoyed the Colorado Cuban.  It was a warm pita filled with pulled pork, a thick slice of ham, swiss cheese and pickled vegetables.

It was here that I found a nice set of Charcuterie Spreaders.  I have been into cheeses lately and this cute set struck my eye and the $17.99 price tag be damned.  For reference, cheese spreaders can be found for $10-$30 on Amazon.

We all got a good nights rest and woke to try out the Hampton Inn breakfast which included cheese omelets (not good), maple sausage (meh), cereal, yogurt, muffins, juices and coffee.  The kids played in the pool and we headed to the Sand Dunes, stopping for an early lunch at El Super Taco.

El Super Taco was a locals referral that we chose because Calvillo's Mexican Restaurant was closed.  We ordered a chicken quesadilla, potato egg and cheese breakfast burrito and a chicken burrito.  All were tasty and a good value, but the breakfast burrito was my favorite.

We arrived at the Sand Dunes and picked up a map and headed to the Visitor Center, which was mostly closed and there was a long line to get into what few exhibits there were.  We quickly headed out and sought parking near the dunes.  The sand was tougher to navigate than I remember and none of us wore the proper footwear, whatever that may be.  We did hike in a ways and attempted to sled down on a snow sled.  Now I know why so many places rented sand sleds.  It was still fun.  After a few hours, we left the park for the drive home.

The kids mostly slept, but woke up hungry just south of Colorado Springs.  We opted for Antlers Wyndham Hotel which featured Duca's Neopolitin Pizza.  We ordered a pizza, build your own pasta and a Piadine (Folded Flatbread Sandwich).  It was actually a half Rosemary Ham Piadine and a half Greek Salad.  The atmosphere was good and service was quick.  While in downtown Colorado Springs we also grabbed a half dozen of Amy's Donuts, before getting back on the road.

The rest of the drive was uneventful and we got home around 9:00 PM.  It was a fun little get away weekend.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

2020 First Presidential Debate

I watched the first 45 minutes of the 2020 Presidential Debate.  The first topic was the Supreme Court.  Then the debate kind of shifted to the coronavirus and mask wearing.  It took a brief diversion to college transcripts.  An interesting departure as both men have been out of school for nearly 60 years.  It then kind of drifted to the economy and tax policy.  Around that point, my 11 year old suggested we play rummy and that was wildly more engaging.

From my perspective the playbooks were pretty clear.  President Trump championed his first four years in office (I intentionally state that he was not defending, but actively promoting his accomplishments).  Meanwhile, Vice President Biden attacked the sitting President's record without offering direction for the country.  I think it would be very easy for decided voters to each claim that their candidate won the debate.  I think it would be very easy for undecided voters to be disillusioned with political discourse in the United States.

I have heard the advertisements say that the country will not survive another four years of President Trump.  I have also heard the advertisements that say Vice President Biden is a socialist who will derail the economy, promote a far left socialist agenda and encourage violence and destruction of the suburbs.

I am not naive enough to think that elections do not have consequences.  The Democrats controlled the Senate from 2007-2015.  During that time health care was pushed through and 2 Supreme Court Justices were seated.  The Republicans have controlled the Senate since 2015 and and have pushed through a tax bill and 2 Supreme Court Justices have been seated.  Americans can still keep and bear arms, Roe v Wade has not been overturned, Brown v Board of Education has not been overturned, ...

There is a divide in the United States with the coasts and densely populated areas trending towards the Democratic party and the central states and rural areas trending towards the Republican party.  Only 2 states, Minnesota and Nebraska could be considered split or non-partisan.

The hot button issues of the day are as old as the country itself.  There is a debate over social equality versus traditional social values.  There is a debate between an economic safety net versus deregulation which allows a rising tide to raise all ships.  There is a debate between the United States being a world superpower or isolating itself from the world's woes.

One doomsday scenario is the breakup of the United States.  This does not seem like the end of the world to me.  The borders in Europe have been evolving over the last 100 years.  The Indian Subcontinent divided into India and Pakistan after the British abandoned the colony.  The U.S.S.R broke up during my lifetime.  The Middle East has been a hot mess and will continue to be so for the near future.  

I could see the US breaking up into the NE United States (roughly the Union States at the time of the Civil War).  The SE United States (roughly the Confederacy).  The Republic of Texas.  The Prairie States.  The western United States could band together, but Utah may form its own Republic.  The Native Americans will likely want a swath of the Prairie States.  Hawaii will likely go back to being a Kingdom.  I am not sure what would become of Alaska.  

All of these areas have natural resources and economic opportunities.  All of these areas have belief systems that are fairly unique in terms of social values and economic concerns.  None of these areas would fail to mount a defense, especially if loosely joined together (like NATO).  None of these areas would cry foul if they did not have to pay Federal taxes and argue about how those taxes were redistributed.  

Coming up with 10-15 new flags, might be tough, but if Mississippi can find a way so could the new countries made up of the former United States.

Yes, the economy would suffer, but it would stabilize much as the European Union has.  Yes, some regions would decline as Pakistan has not had the same economic success as India.  Nor has North Korea had the same economic success as South Korea.  Yes, China would be the lone world superpower and have even more influence in world affairs than it does now.

Abraham Lincoln boldly proclaimed that "A house divided against itself cannot stand."  The United States is divided.  The Electoral College versus the Popular Vote has been a media darling for quite some time.  The two party system is an anathema never conceived by the writers of the Constitution.  The conservative and liberal leanings of the Supreme Court is a constant source of agony for those who realize the court is doing the legislating that the legislature cannot.  The cooling saucer that is the Senate now allows the 26 smallest states with only 18% of the population to have 52 of 100 Senate seats.  The compromises that have created our current system of government were the direct results of 13 fiercely independent colonies that wanted to be left alone to farm.

In the words of Thomas Jefferson, "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."  If you would prefer a more recent reference, in the words of Clemenza from the 1972 film, The Godfather, "That's all right.  These things gotta happen every five years or so, ten years.  Helps to get rid of the bad blood."

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Digital Library

I did not realize how extensive my digital library was.  30 Non-Fiction; 42 Fiction; 26 title for the wife and kids. At 98 titles, it rivals my print library.  By contrast it heavily leans to fiction.  With a large collection of fantasy novels.  The non-fiction is a good smattering of self help, training, biography, outdoor and adventure and some business books.

It is interesting to note that there is very little overlap between my print and digital acquisitions.  My first digital purchase was in 2011 and my most recent print purchase was in 2015.  I can honestly say that aside from reference books (read as numismatic books), it is unlikely that I will purchase print books in the future.


Self Help (8)
  • AA World Services. The Big Book of Alcoholic Anonymous. 8/1/2020
  • Carnegie, Dale. How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age 12/12/2017
  • Clear, James. Atomic Habits 12/7/2018 
  • Gladwell, Malcolm. Talking to Strangers 9/13/2019
  • Halpern, Justin. Sh*t My Dad Says. 8/13/2012
  • Halpern, Justin. I Suck at Girls. 5/16/2012
  • Keltner, Kim Wong. Tiger Babies Strike Back 12/3/2013
  • Markman, Howard J. Fighting for Your Marriage 3/7/2014
Training (5)
  • Canaday, Sage. Running for the Hansons 4/13/2012
  • Draper, Dave. Brother Iron, Sister Steel. 6/23/2020
  • Fitzgerald, Matt. Iron War 12/30/2011
  • Koskella, Kevin. The Complete Guide to Triathlon Swimming and Training 9/25/2012
  • McCormack, Chris. I'm Here to Win 5/28/2011
Biography/Memoir (3)
  • Clements, Jonathan. 48 and Counting 8/29/2014
  • Walls, Jeanette. The Glass Castle. A Memoir. 3/6/2020
  • Westover, Tara. Educated: A Memoir 11/19/2019
Coins (1)
  • Plant, Richard. Arabic Coins and How to Read Them 4/18/2016
Outdoor and Adventure (3)
  • Eichar, Donnie. Dead Mountain: The Untold Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident 11/26/2014
  • Kurson, Robert. Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship 6/30/2015
  • Stone, William. Beyond the Deep: The Deadly Descent into the World's Most Treacherous Cave 11/21/2013
Other/Business (10)
  • Carter, Paul. Don't Tell Mom I Work the Rigs 10/13/2017 
  • Epstein, Alex. The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels 10/18/2017
  • Ridley, Matt. The Rational Optimist 11/3/2017
  • Yergin, Daniel. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power 5/16/2017
  • Zuckerman, Gregory. The Frackers. 12/12/2017
  • Collins, Jim. Great by Choice. 2/22/2012
  • Gawande, Atul. Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End 3/24/2015
  • Ritholtz, Barry. Bailout Nation. 11/10/2011
  • Shubaly, Mishka. The Long Run 2/7/2012 
  • Sinek, Simon. Leaders Eat Last 5/1/2018 
Fiction (42)
  • Connelly, Michael. The Brass Verdict (book 2) 7/2/2011
  • Connelly, Michael. A Reversal (book 3) 9/13/2011
  • Connelly, Michael. The Fifth Witness (book 4) 11/10/2011
  • Clavell, James. Shogun (Asian Saga Book 1) 10/18/2014
  • Flynn, Gillian. Gone Girl: A Novel 11/15/2013
  • Grossart, Chuck. The Gemini Effect 3/10/2015
  • Hall, Elizabeth. Miramont's Ghost 1/6/2015
  • Harbach, Chad. The Art of Fielding: A Novel 1/12/2012
  • Hawkins, Paul. The Girl on the Train: A Novel 3/24/2015
  • Martin, George R.R. A Song of Fire and Ice (book 1) 2/14/2014
  • Martin, George R.R. A Clash of Kings (book 2) 3/4/2014
  • Martin, George R.R. A Storm of Swords (book 3) 3/29/2014
  • Martin, George R.R. A Feast for Crows (book 4) 5/6/2014
  • Martin, George R.R. A Dance with Dragons (book 5) 6/29/2014
  • Martin, George R.R. Rogues 9/1/2016
  • McGuire, Paul. Jack Tripper Stole My Dog. 12/17/2014
  • Michaelides, Alex. The Silent Patient 12/10/2019
  • Moriarty, Liane. The Husband's Secrete 9/24/2014
  • Palahniuk, Chuck. Adjustment Day: A Novel 9/27/2018
  • Reed, Deborah. Things We Set on Fire 11/14/2013
  • Roth, Veronica. Divergent 8/19/2014
  • Rothfuss, Patrick. The Name of the Wind (book 1) 1/27/2014
  • Rothfuss, Patrick. A Wise Man's Fear (book 2) 2/6/2014
  • Rothfuss, Patrick. The Slow Regard of Silent Things 1/3/2015
  • Sanderson, Brandon. The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, Book 1) 7/14/2015
  • Sanderson, Brandon. Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, Book 2) 9/3/2015
  • Sanderson, Brandon. Oathbringer: Book Three of the Stormlight Archive 11/27/2017
  • Sanderson, Brandon. Mistborn: The Final Empire 11/25/2015
  • Sanderson, Brandon. The Well of Ascension: Book Two of Mistborn 12/12/2015
  • Sanderson, Brandon. The Hero of Ages: Book Three of Mistborn 12/27/2015 
  • Sanderson, Brandon. The Alloy of Law: A Mistborn Novel 2/21/2016 
  • Sanderson, Brandon. Shadows of Self: A Mistborn Novel 3/10/2016
  • Sanderson, Brandon. The Bands of Mourning: A Mistborn Novel 4/27/2016
  • Sanderson, Brandon. Mistborn: Secret History 5/24/2016
  • Stephenson, Neal. Fall: or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel 7/7/2019
  • Stephenson, Neal. Seveneves: A Novel 5/26/2016
  • Thomas, Angie. The Hate U Give 11/24/2019
  • Tolstoy, Leo. Anna Karenina 2/6/2013
  • Tripathi, Amish. The Immortals of Meluha (Shiva Trilogy Book 1) 12/17/2014
  • Verghese, Abraham. Cutting for Stone. 5/19/2011 First Kindle book
  • Wood, Simon. The One That Got Away. 2/5/2015
  • Zandri, Vincent. Everything Burns 1/6/2015
Ratna/Diya/Nisha (26)
  • Bartlett, L.L. Murder on the Mind (?) 2/6/2013
  • Brown, Dan. Inferno: A Novel (Ratna) 11/15/2013
  • Carroll, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Nisha) 4/23/2018
  • Dadey, Debbie. The Crook and the Crown (Mermaid Tales Book 13) (Diya) 11/28/2016
  • Eberly, Chelsea. Surf Princess Barbie (Nisha) 11/5/2014
  • Hankins, James. The Prettiest One: A Thriller (?) 9/3/2015
  • Hickman, Martha. Healing After Loss (Ratna) 12/28/2016
  • Hill, Jessica. Weight Watchers Vegetarian Recipes. (Ratna) 4/16/2012
  • McDermott, Alan. Gray Justice. (?) 4/16/2012
  • Meadows, Daisy. Rainbow Magic Special Edition (Nisha) 6/1/2016
  • Meadows, Daisy. Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Selena the Sleepover Fairy (Diya) 12/19/2015
  • Meadows, Daisy. Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Keira the Movie Star Fairy (Nisha) 12/19/2015
  • Meyer, Stephanie. Eclipse (?) 12/30/2012
  • Munshower, Suzanne. Younger (?) 3/10/2015
  • Patterson, James. Now You See Her (Ratna) 7/9/2013
  • Pulley, D.M. The Dead Key (?) 2/5/2015
  • Pyne, Erin. The Secret Garden of Zombies (Diya) 4/18/2018 
  • Riddle, A.G., The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 1) (?) 3/12/2020
  • Scott, Kameron. Arctic Heat (?) 2/6/2013
  • Snicket, Lemony. A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope (Diya) 12/22/2018
  • Spinelli, Jerry. Stargirl (Nisha) 6/19/2020
  • Stilton, Geronimo. Creepella von Cackefur (Diya) 6/1/2016
  • Taylor, Melissa. Pinterest Savvy (Ratna) 4/2/2013
  • Taye, Kiru. Keeping Secrets (The Essien Trilogy Book 1) (?) 6/9/2019
  • Vernon, Ursula. Hamster Princess: Giant Trouble (Nisha) 4/18/2018 
  • Webster, Christy. Barbie: A Fairy Secret (Diya) 11/5/2014