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
Read the latest books by authors Andrea Kay and Tom Kizzia.
The Bookworm: Back to school – Required reading for students, teachers
Published 8/6/2013 at 9:25 a.m. 0 comments
Your grades were an embarrassment last year. Sometime over this summer, though, you realized something that everybody had been saying for eons: You can do better. You have potential, so you've decided that you're going to study harder, work smarter, ...
The Bookworm: Human oddities, odds and ends
Published 7/30/2013 at 2:03 p.m. 0 comments
Three heads and five arms. Everybody's looking at you like that's what you've got, even though you've tried to fit in. You've done your best to speak their language, sample the local cuisine, wear clothes that don't scream "tourist!" … ...
The Bookworm: The power of faith and positive thinking
Published 7/23/2013 at 9:32 a.m. 0 comments
For most of your life, you've had a good relationship with God. He's a close personal friend, in fact, and you talk to Him often. He even lives nearby; so close, that you visit Him often. He's a good listener, ...
The Bookworm: Miracle in the ice; four-legged miracles
Published 7/16/2013 at 5:24 p.m. 0 comments
When you look back on your life, you notice that much has changed. Personally, you've grown, matured in mind and body, formed opinions, taken knocks, bounced back, and endured. From outside, you've seen the advent of Internet, cell phone, social ...
Add some sizzle to your summer reading
Published 7/11/2013 at 9:37 a.m. 0 comments
You've got your summer all planned out. Weekends with family are starting to fill in between trips and festivals. You've got a few household chores planned, some exploring around town, a bit of a roadtrip, and plenty of dates with ...
The Bookworm: Doctor's feelings; a litte nastiness goes a long way
Published 7/9/2013 at 10:38 a.m. 0 comments
He wasn't the doctor you normally see. It really didn't matter, though. Choice of physician wasn't an issue in the ER, but pain and fear definitely were. You didn't care who you saw right then. You just wanted it over ...