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. 1 comment
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 ...
The Bookworm: Life's freedoms and demands
Published 1/8/2014 at 10:56 a.m. 0 comments
Your best friend has been all a-flutter about something lately. You haven't seen much of her, in fact. She's been sticking close to her nest but that's okay. Next time you get together, it'll be just like you were never ...
The Bookworm: No pain, no gain; an education in friendship
Published 12/30/2013 at 6:21 p.m. 0 comments
"No" is definitely not your favorite word. You can't stand to hear it in any form. You can't stand to read it and you very rarely say it. You hate the word because it only means you can't have something ...
The Bookworm: Imaginations – a terrible thing to waste
Published 12/25/2013 at 5:11 p.m. 0 comments
Someday, you’re going to be something big. You’ll be very famous of that, you’re absolutely certain. Lots of people will want your autograph, photographers will scream for your picture, you’ll be onstage every night and everyone will clap for you.
The Bookworm: Tough seasons and powerful phrases
Published 12/17/2013 at 10:59 a.m. 0 comments
It snowed overnight. You saw it first thing this morning, and you grumbled. You know how much extra work that stuff is: shoveling, brushing, scraping. Everything needs more time to warm up and get going – including you.
The Book Worm: Missing memories; murder goes both ways
Published 12/10/2013 at 2:56 p.m. 0 comments
This time of year always makes you think of things past. You're reminded of the holidays, and the kids when they were small. That makes you think about when you were a kid, of fun outside, Mom's cookies inside, games ...
The Bookworm: Some royal pains can turn out to be blessings
Published 12/3/2013 at 2:27 p.m. 0 comments
This Christmas, you're giving up a lot. You're giving up a corner of your home for a Christmas tree. You're giving up money to make sure the best gifts are beneath that tree on Christmas morning. You're giving up time ...
The Bookworm: Challenge your perceptions; the will of man
Published 10/24/2013 at 1:35 p.m. 0 comments
So whaddaya know? Probably quite a bit, when it comes right down to it. You know where you are, what's in front of you, and how to read these words, for starters. You know what it's like outside, what you ...
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