Bank of Books, Arbitrage and Broad-ing in LA

This is a quick report on my book-signing trip to Malibu’s Bank of Books, plus a bit of cultural “Art” I squeezed into my weekend. Signing “Arbitrage” At Bank of Books Bank of Books bookstore is Malibu’s local book source. Its … Continue reading

3X News: Death By Arbitrage (Evan Olsson #3)

Big news – actually, triple news – about Death By Arbitrage or Live Low Die High, the third novel in the Evan Olsson mystery series. This novel, authored by Art Chester and Urno Barthel, resolves some though not all of … Continue reading

VW Cheat: “Dieselgate” Roils Auto World

How could a respected and successful company like VW cheat eleven million of its loyal customers? “Dieselgate” is one name being given to the scandal that is shaming Volkswagen, the world’s highest-revenue vehicle manufacturer. This blog summarizes the facts, then … Continue reading

New Website & New Vacation Discount

Announcing: a new website, and a new discount on Maui vacations. New Website: Maui114.net A new website presents Art and Nola’s vacation rental condo in full splendor, thanks to a great web design by Mike Bell. Our old website maui114.com … Continue reading

Fish Invaders 2 – Deport Invasive Species

Invasive species are colonizing our lakes, rivers and coastal areas. As described in Part 1 of this blog, these fish invaders are disrupting human activities, both recreational and economic. This Part 2 blog describes how marine scientists are battling invasive … Continue reading

Charity 1 – Charity Overhead

Charity overhead costs generate outrage, apologies, finger-pointing and, rarely, commendation. Charity Overhead is the first of a two-part post about charities – part two covers Charity Ratings. Intellectually, everyone knows that it costs money to run organization. Charity overhead is … Continue reading