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 ...
The Bookworm: A new 'leash' on life and some medical drama
Published 10/17/2013 at 12:44 p.m. 0 comments
These days, your arms feel awfully empty. The house is too quiet and tidy. There's no click-click-click of toenails on the floor, no slobbered water, no toys strewn about, no kibble to clean up. You even miss those shedded little ...
The Bookworm: Gone, but not forgotten
Published 10/8/2013 at 2:17 p.m. 0 comments
The other night at bedtime, there was big trouble. You went to grab your favorite storybook and … it was gone! You looked under the bed. You searched in your toybox. You peeked into the closet, the kitchen, beneath the ...
The Bookworm: Drama – Real-life and stage
Published 10/1/2013 at 2:53 p.m. 0 comments
All day long, while you're at school, you really miss your parents. But that's okay. You know you'll see them in a few hours or a few days and it'll be fun. You'll get hugs and give kisses, make dinner ...
The Bookworm: Do you dare? And the not-so-happily ever after
Published 9/24/2013 at 1:06 p.m. 0 comments
You've always loved dogs. You love playing with them, throwing sticks for them to retrieve, wrestling with them on the floor. You love their soft fur and their goofy grins and there's nothing better than snuggling with a dog on ...
The Book Worm: When things go wrong
Published 9/10/2013 at 2:01 p.m. 0 comments
You know exactly what you'd do. You're prepared with a drill, if the house catches fire. In case of gunfire, you've got a plan in mind. You've watched TV coverage of crimes, disasters, and floods enough to have envisioned how ...
The Book Worm: Real-life mysteries and eye openers
Published 9/3/2013 at 9:47 a.m. 0 comments
Everything you believe is wrong. There are, for instance, no alligators living in the sewers of New York. Elvis is not alive and living near a burger joint in Michigan. Head colds are not caused by walking in the snow, ...
The Book Worm: Bait and switch – The hunters and the hunted
Published 8/27/2013 at 3:02 p.m. 0 comments
You always expect the best care. When you need service, you want a top-notch mechanic, banker, jeweler, or cashier. You patronize knowledgeable people that put the customer (you!) first. And that goes doubly for your health-care provider. When you're sick
Bookworm: Country gardening and man's best friend
Published 8/20/2013 at 3:43 p.m. 0 comments
“To Eat: A Country Life” by Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd c.2013, Farrar, Straus and Giroux $25.00/$29.00 Canada 194 pages
The Bookworm: Gain wisdom from these true-life experiences
Published 8/15/2013 at 2:32 p.m. 0 comments
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