The Bookworm: A reckoning; and stories of loss, courage, love
Published 4/22/2014 at 2:36 p.m. 0 comments
For better, for worse. You promised that once, and you meant it. For richer, for poorer was okay, too; you'd do it together. And over the years, that's how it happened … until you got to the last part. In ...
The Bookworm: Making the best of the situation
Published 4/15/2014 at 5:11 p.m. 0 comments
You were sure that everyone was in awe. There you were, poised, confident, and in control. You had a handle on things and you were workin' it. All eyes were on you, watching, and you were sure they were impressed ...
The Bookworm: Friendships blossom in 'Gardening'
Published 4/8/2014 at 4:20 p.m. 0 comments
Every day, all spring and summer long, you try to go to bed. First is the flower bed, with waves of yellows, pinks, and reds. Then there's a garden bed filled with the promise of lunch. Sheets of plants make ...
The Bookworm: Seeking comfort and stress-free living
Published 3/31/2014 at 4:42 p.m. 0 comments
Lately, it seems as though everything sets your teeth on edge. The neighbors are way too noisy. Customer service … isn't. Your in-laws are a bunch of ingrates. And your co-workers? Let's not go there. You're over just about everything: ...
The Bookworm: The man behind the maneuver and ending violence toward women
Updated 3/25/2014 at 1:51 p.m. 0 comments
Attaboy! Good job. You've done well for yourself. You deserve the Gold Star, a standing ovation. There's a raise in your future, a bonus for work done right. You deserve a pat on the back – except if you're choking. ...
The Bookworm: These true stories are a don't miss
Published 3/18/2014 at 5:16 p.m. 0 comments
Having braces apparently wasn't bad enough. You hated your tin grin, but that wasn't as demoralizing as acne, which was nothing compared to hormones, which wasn't as annoying as untamable hair, which was minimal compared to your teenage self-esteem – ...
The Bookworm: Water is essential for life, music feeds it
Published 3/13/2014 at 1:52 p.m. 0 comments
Tap, tap, tap. That's all you're thinking when you're thirsty. A chilly glass, sparkly ice, and a fresh tap that requires little more than a turn for relief. It's a simple thing, really, but imagine how much your great-grandma would've ...
The Bookworm: Girls – A dramatic story and some fun insight
Published 3/7/2014 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
You've had the best of times. You've seen the worst of times. The former seems like a tissue in a hurricane: here, then whisked away in a blink, as though it never occurred. The latter is something like a car ...
The Bookworm: Questioning one's sanity; spending the golden years at home
Published 2/26/2014 at 10:26 a.m. 0 comments
Your neighbor loves heavy rock & roll. He has all the CDs of all the major metal bands. It's impressive, really, the determination he used to find them, starting with the earliest and the heaviest. He listens to them every ...
The Bookworm: The way things were, back in the day
Published 2/18/2014 at 1:58 p.m. 0 comments
You know your rights! Or, well, at least you're pretty sure you do. Laws can change quickly and they're often up for interpretation. Sometimes, there's a gray area, too, and … So you know your rights. But how to enforce ...
The Bookworm: Dorsey does the 'Tiger Shrimp Tango': Will be at Sunshine Booksellers this weekend
Published 2/11/2014 at 10:05 a.m. 0 comments
It sounded too good to be true. Earn money at home, no investment required. Free for a limited time. No purchase necessary. And what's your bank account number? You're a trusting soul, but you're also getting good at spotting scams. ...
The Bookworm: Life and death and the wild children in between
Published 2/5/2014 at 10:27 a.m. 0 comments
Just one more bedtime story. You wanted that as a child because you’ve always been someone who hates endings (one more for the road). Everyone knows you never get out the door on time (let me just look again). Coat ...
The Bookworm: Food – What you eat and where it comes from
Published 1/28/2014 at 3:54 p.m. 0 comments
That sound you heard a few minutes ago? That's your stomach, rumbling. Yep, you're hungry. Ready for chow. Wanting something salty, sweet, crunchy (sound good?) smooth, chewy, tasty. For sure, you know what you don't want – but you're not ...
The Bookworm: Good memories and great friends
Published 1/22/2014 at 1:11 p.m. 0 comments
The whole world is your living room. That's how it feels sometimes because you don't know any better place for relaxing than the outdoors. With a shady tree as your easy chair, birdsong as your music, and your dog nearby, ...
The Bookworm: The unfairness of it all
Published 1/14/2014 at 1:40 p.m. 0 comments
Last year, you went to too many funerals. There were too many days taken off work to attend wakes. Too much sitting Shiva, too many casseroles eaten in church basements, too much grief and too many friends lost. Even if ...
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