By Ginnie Roeglin and
David W. Fuller
Letters from our readers
9 Fresh Views
Brain food for the
11 Financial Connection
By Suze Orman
13 Consumer Connection
By David Horowitz
Should the U.S. remove
sanctions on Cuba?
A passion for
43 Travel Connection
Tahiti with Pat Volchok
64 Member Connection
Odds and ends from
Pets keep us company, help us with tasks and
even inspire us to succeed. Read a round robin of
stories about members whose love for their
pets led to more than just having a best friend.
17 Podcast power
tool to help small
businesses grow big.
BY LISA ALCALAY KLUG
24 Watch the birdie
The 2006 Costco International Photo
Contest winners are unveiled, proving
they truly did give us their best shot.
39 The cat is back
The Cat in the Hat has more than nine
lives. The book’s 50th anniversary is
being marked with special events.
BY STEVE FISHER
40 Book Buyer’s Pick:
What’s in a name?
Jhumpa Lahiri fictionalizes the clash of
cultures she’s faced in The Namesake.
BY DORMAN T. SHINDLER
in the Hat
29 Creative cooking
There are many good reasons to eat
more seafood. We offer two delicious
recipes to prove it.
BY TIM TALEVICH
41 Richard Carlson remembered
A tribute to the Don’t Sweat author
whose energy touched many people.
BY DIANA JORDAN
32 Back...yard...to the future
The winning entries in the Backyard
Make-over Contest turned their large,
empty yards into veritable Edens.
37 Up close with Norah Jones
The popular recording artist gets
personal with her new album.
BY MICHAEL EVANS
from the sea