About Jana Hassett

Growing up a Friday the 13th baby can be stressful without permission to use your magic wisely. But my journey has been full of once-in-a-lifetime adventures and a joy (for the most part). I've raised two daughters; have two grandchildren; created my own very successful line of beadwoven jewelry and ornaments; had leadership positions in political organizations; worked for a member of Congress; been a Journalist with a weekly column; a Book Reviewer; and now a Blogger. Over time this blog will contain my writings, book reviews, magazine articles, and ramblings (known as a platform) I'll use for the Historical Fiction I've started writing. Please ask questions, make comments, and suggest writing ideas. I value your input and ideas.

Wendy’s Ad – Really?

I was shocked to view the newest #Wendy’s ad.  It depicts two people discussing the cost of a Frosty.  “Just 50 cents”. Soo the woman jumps into the public fountain and steals 50 cents from it. Really?  Lack of respect for public property and other people’s property is a major (more…)

X Finity

It amazes me that these big companies spend thousands of dollars on ads and are so far “out of touch” with mainstream America. XFinity has two ads running in our area right now, both starring Amy Schumer. One shows her in an XFinity Store with her non-service dog playing tug (more…)

The Social Leap

William Von Hippel’s new book. A synopsis was in the March 2019 edition of Discover magazine and is titled “The Happiness Dilemma”. It’s a short read, but very interesting research on happiness. And it reinforced what we’ve talked about many times here at home – college can make you book (more…)

MLK Day 2019

For those that honor, celebrate, and remember the works of Martin Luther King, Jr. here’s a link to his Wikipedia Page. We all have our heros, and his work helped improve lives of blacks around the world. Different cultures have different heros or heroins and we’ll recognize those as we (more…)