The "Public Eye"

Noun. public eyepublic eye - a focus of public attention; "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency".

Say what you will, the news is what counts when it is information you need.

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Author Donna Jodhan Publications - Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - Issue 27

An Author Donna Jodhan Publication

Hi! My name is Donna Jodhan; Author of audio mysteries, writer, blogger, and a life style specialist. I produce monthly newsletters for a wide audience and I'd like to welcome you to my newsletter for this month.

In my newsletter you will find the following:

  • Practical tips to enhance your daily life,
  • Mystery of the month,
  • From the desk of author Donna Jodhan,
  • A news flash from author Donna Jodhan,
  • Author Donna Jodhan's picks of the month.

To learn more about author Donna Jodhan and how you can access her audio mysteries visit and become a supporter of her anti-bullying campaign.

Section: Practical tips to enhance your daily life:

Welcome to our varied collection of links for your reading pleasure. They are meant to help you keep up with improvements and enhancements to various products and services that are a part of your daily life.


Tips reproduced from the Flying Blind, LLC Publication

  1. Interested in learning more about i devices? then check this out.
    If you would like to learn more about iDevices, AppleVis has a growing series of podcasts entitled "Beginners' Guide to the iPhone:"
  2. A great page for Mac and iPhone users
    iPhone and Mac users can take advantage of this post, "How to Create Shopping Lists, To-Dos and Other Interactive Checklists in the Notes App:"
  3. Something for the home repair person with a desire to get more hands on
    "Gil's Guide to Home Repairs" gives ideas for conducting a variety of repairs with limited vision: repairs/123
  4. Here are the most recent guides written by volunteers on the AppleVis site:
    1. "How to Slow Down the Double Tap Speed on Devices Running iOS 9.1:"
    2. "Double Tap the Status Bar to Scroll to the Top:"
    3. And "Look Ma, No Wires! How to Transfer Files to and from Your iOS Device Using Wi-Fi:"
  5. And of course, all the new information from AppleVis for October is neatly summarised in the monthly newsletter: news/applevis-unlimited-whats-new-accessible
  6. The VisionAware Blog has reproduced the article "Ten New Tips for Braille Users of iDevices" which provides a lot of useful information in one place:

Section: Mystery of the month:

This month, I'd like to whet your appetite with a brief description of one of my episodes of my audio mysteries that I have chosen for you.

This one is called "Santa's Super Secret" and here is a brief description.

Alex Terrasco had a secret that only two people knew of. He had a desire to fulfill a dream and he used his secret to do just that.

Alex was no different from most of us. He grew up in a normal family environment but at age 13, something unexpected happened to change his life forever. He did not allow this event to stop him from dreaming but alas! He had to put his dream on hold for many years while he took care of business.

Then one day something else happened and Alex was again reminded that he had still not fulfilled his dream. This time however, he made sure that his precious dream was realized!

Alex overcame his fears and sadness and was handsomely rewarded. Fiction and a huge stretch of the imagination are the order of the day with this episode and is a story for all ages!

Santa's super secret! A tale of fiction that includes hopes, misadventures, and sadness turned into joy!

You can purchase this audio mystery for the very affordable price of $2.49 U.S. Each of my audio mysteries costs $2.49 U.S and you can purchase an entire season of 13 mysteries for the very low price of $24.99 U.S.

Visit to purchase your very own copies.

Section: From the Desk of Author Donna Jodhan:

If you would like to gain perspective on how a blind person goes about their daily activities, and how they interact with others then please go to

If you are looking for ways to make your products, services, and physical locations more accessible to those who are blind and partially sighted, please go to:

If you would like to learn more about Author Donna Jodhan through her editorials and more please visit

To read more about what Donna does through the activities of her company please visit

Donna also produces various other useful posts every Saturday:
Helpful monthly tips.
Where to find your best American cities.
How to make your products and services more accessible
And editorials on creating an accessible workplace.
Technology related articles each Wednesday and Thursday.

Section: A news flash from Author Donna Jodhan:

Author Donna Jodhan's anti bullying campaign is now in fulll swing and in return for your valueable contribution she is offering a very great thank you gift and you can read more at

Buy now! Her 12 days of Christmas box set at

Author Donna wishes everyone a joyous Christmas holiday season filled with good wishes, good cheer, and lots of happiness.

Section: Author Donna Jodhan's Picks of the Month:

Some very important holiday tips for you:
First off, when buying a leather good you need to make sure that there are no threads hanging from the stitching.
Next make sure that your leather purchase does indeed smell like leather.
Very important to ensure that you are buying leather and not something else.

Second: When you go to buy a piece of gold jewelry, ask them to use their magnet to ensure that it is indeed gold.
This magnet will definitely prove to you as to whether or not your intended purchase is gold.
Or whether you are about to buy a piece of gold plated jewelry.

Third: When cleaning your silver use a soft piece of lint or cloth to do so and if your cleaning cloth or lint does not show the dark marks from your silver, then unfortunately your silver is not real silver.
This tip works best with your silverware.

Fourth: The best time to purchase a pair of shoes is in the afternoon and why?
Because it is the time of the day that your feet is the largest.
Never buy shoes that are too small for you or too tight.

Fifth and finally: It appears that this year's flu shot may not be as flu proof as you may think. Last year, the flu shot was at a 50% protection rate but this year it is much below this.
So do take your flu shot but bear this fact in mind when you do.
Your flu shot may probably not protect you all the way.

Want to know how to clear your clogged drains in an easy way?
Pour 1 cup of salt down your drain
Then pour 2 cups of boiling hot water after doing this.

How can one gather up shards of glass from the floor after something has been broken?
Place slices of dry bread over the shards of glass.
The dry bread will pick up the shards of glass.

During this holiday season, here is a great tip for you:
Red wine stains when it is spilled.
White wine does not.

What do sheep and rabbits have in common?
They are unable to defend themselves.
They give in to their aggressors.

Now, here is something useful to know about hot chocolate.
Many of those experts tell us that the drinking of hot chocolate sure helps to melt belly fat.

Something else to control your belly fat:
Drink glasses of water daily with lemon slices in your water.

Dark chocolate?
Good for you and better than white chocolate.

Gloves versus mitts?
Mitts keep your hands warmer than gloves and why?
Because gloves separate your fingers whereas with mitts; your fingers are all bunched together.

Something important to know about your four legged Fido friends:
Their noses are extremely sensitive to the touch.
Grab their tails too hard and you can cause them a fair amount of pain.

What's this about peppermint?
It seems that you can use peppermint to suppress your pangs of hunger.
That is, smell it throughout the day and it somehow does the trick.

About pine nuts?
You can use these in various ways to help you stop snacking at night.
Eat some in various ways and you'll be able to stop your urge to snack at night.
Eat it at night of course.

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With very best wishes for a delightful month of December,
Donna J. Jodhan AKA Detective DJ