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what she likes on a whim of a rainy day monday

London Fog Women’s 36″ Snap Front Down Coat with Multi Pattern Quilt and Hood

Being painfully sensitive to the cold, I wanted a coat that should be: (1) long enough to cover my thighs but not below the knees; (2) warm enough to guard me against the frigid temperature; and (3) fashionable enough to wear it with style. Out of my considerable time of research into such dream coat came this wonderful coat that satisfied all of the above requirements, dovetailing Sophia Lauren’s idea of beautiful and practical clothing: “A woman’s dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.” I love it, onlookers love it as well. Guess I made a good purchase this time 🙂

PS: Consumerism never appeals to me; what’s more, I don’t get paid by Amazon by writing this product review. But since I write what I like much out of sheer egotism, hence this bullet review of my new lovely coat that has become my winter armor. 





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‘Legally Haunted Houses’ by Dylan Clearfield – review

Legally Haunted HousesLegally Haunted Houses by Dylan Clearfield

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For a person like me who likes to read genuine supernatural stories free from dramatic accounts of witnesses, psychic, paranormal investigators, and/or parapsychologists, this is a perfect read consisting of historical cases in France, England, Canada, and the States that were rendered haunted by the court of law.

For example, the case of Stambovsky v. Ackley in the appellate division of New York Supreme Court has become a bedrock case law of caveat emptor, which is literally translated as “Let the buyer beware,” meaning that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made. The appellate court ruled that since the buyer should not/could be able to ascertain a condition in which haunting occurred upon reasonable investigation in due diligence on the buyer’s part, the plaintiff Stambovsky was awarded the rescission of the contract of sale of the house.

All of the stories contained in this collection of the cases are recorded in historical as well as legal documents, which weigh heavily against sensational TV programs and hyped-up accounts of psychics and the like in its genuineness. And it’s a light read readers can finish at one setting. Mind you, truth can be scarier than fiction.