Economics gone bad and love gone sour
Published 3/19/2009 at 3:02 p.m. 0 comments
You walked into the living room last night and instantly, felt terror. Wide-eyed, you couldn’t bear to approach the television. You were suffering from remotophobia, that fearfully sick, averse feeling you get when you use your TV’s remote control
The Bookworm: A magical plaything and a playful magician
Published 3/13/2009 at 3:58 p.m. 0 comments
When you were a kid, danger lurked everywhere. It seemed like there was always another bad guy waiting to create chaos, and only you could save the world from complete destruction, by using your cap gun or chemistry set.
Bookworm: True stories and real problems
Published 3/6/2009 at 4:50 p.m. 0 comments
It happens every time: you’re busy, in a hurry, and somebody starts blah-blah-blahing, making a long story longer.
Curious murders and peculiar lifestyles
Updated 2/27/2009 at 2:55 p.m. 0 comments
“Say cheeeeese!” As a child, you undoubtedly held “cheese” in your mouth while your mother was on the backside of a camera.
Sweet memories and sweeter sounds
Published 2/20/2009 at 3:54 p.m. 0 comments
He did it again. Even though he knows it irritates you and makes you want to scream, he persists in doing that which really bugs you. Is he doing it on purpose? You wonder.
Looking for salvation and avoiding disaster
Published 2/13/2009 at 4:51 p.m. 0 comments
The strangest thing happened the other day and you’re still thinking about it. You bought an old book somewhere and when you got it home, a photo fell out. It was a school picture of a close childhood friend. You ...
A big job and a bigger lady
Published 2/6/2009 at 5:12 p.m. 0 comments
Last night promised to be a nice, quiet night. Just you, a bag of something salty and the remote control for the TV. And then, you heard a loud noise.
Snack attack and the loony bin
Published 1/30/2009 at 12:46 p.m. 0 comments
You’ve been practicing. Ever since the playoffs began, you’ve been working out, making sure you’re in tip-top shape for the Super Bowl.
Looking for riches and living without them
Published 1/23/2009 at 4:44 p.m. 0 comments
The sign said “Open Today!” and you couldn’t resist. So, what possessed you to go through a for-sale house that you could never afford?
A Pastor's pleasure and pastoral pleasures
Published 1/16/2009 at 5:17 p.m. 0 comments
What’s your favorite part of school? Some kids say recess is most awesome. Others like math or science or history. Maybe you love to be creative with art class. Most kids would agree, though, that story time is one of ...
The bookworm: Winning the lottery and losing everything
Published 1/9/2009 at 3:12 p.m. 0 comments
Can a small handful of pennies make a difference?
Bookworm: Best books of 2008
Published 1/5/2009 at 10:59 a.m. 0 comments
Lucky you. This holiday, you received a bookstore gift certificate. That means two things: one, that somebody knows you well and that you love books; two, you had better to get to a bookstore, pronto!
Published 12/28/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
One hundred-twenty hours. That’s what you get in your one-week paid vacation. Seventy-two hundred minutes, just over 400,000 seconds. Your goal is to savor them all.
The Bookworm: Surviving Christmas, wrappings and retail
Published 12/21/2008 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
“Green Christmas” and “The Customer is Always Wrong: The Retail Chronicles”
Bookworm: Recognizing success and the path to it
Published 12/15/2008 at 10:11 a.m. 0 comments
“Outliers: The Story of Success” and "Michelle: A Biography”