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  • 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 ...

  • The Bookworm: A leader like no other; a romance that withstands time Published 7/1/2013 at 2:43 p.m. 0 comments

    Your mother sent you to your room the other day. You hate that. You didn't think you were being naughty but Mama did, and she punished you. You had to sit in your room alone for awhile and you cried, ...

  • The Bookworm: Strong women with many directions Published 6/25/2013 at 11:06 a.m. 0 comments

    You'd pack your bags in a heartbeat. Yep, if they ever come up with a commuter bus to outer space, you'll be first in line for tickets. And why not? You've grown up with the space race, men on the ...

  • The Bookworm: No clean getaways here Published 6/18/2013 at 9:49 a.m. 0 comments

    Your mother loves to reminisce. "Remember when … " she says before launching into some often-embarrassing story about something that happened years ago. "Remember when," two words that make you scramble to recall whatever she's talking about. Sometimes, t

  • The Bookworm: Life (and death) lessons Published 6/11/2013 at 4:55 p.m. 0 comments

    Sitting around all summer would've been so wrong. And that's why you found a job that year between classes. No more parental hand-outs, no more wearing clothes your mom bought you, no more borrowing the car. With your own job, ...

  • The Bookworm: The latest from Dan Brown and a waterlogged 'Titantic' tale Published 5/28/2013 at 1:52 p.m. 0 comments

    All your life, you've tried to be good. As a child, you were taught kindness and compassion, honesty and trustworthiness. You learned graciousness and generosity, and embraced gratitude. You've always tried to be good for several reasons, mostly because i

  • The Bookworm: Here's to your health – Good drinks, friends and conversation Published 5/21/2013 at 6:04 p.m. 0 comments

    Your doctor tells you that you need more vegetables in your diet. Pay attention to the food groups, she said, and she gave you a chart. Four servings of this, two servings of that, green things and yellow things all ...

  • The Bookworm: Back from the dead and a healing pet story Published 5/14/2013 at 2:13 p.m. 0 comments

    For awhile there, you thought you were gonna die. Your head hurt. Your body ached, and your stomach was acting like a fresh-caught fish – but that didn't matter much. Bills still needed paying and business needed attending. There was ...

  • The Bookworm: Intrigue, romance and a good old fashioned fleecing Published 5/7/2013 at 4:17 p.m. 0 comments

    Sometimes, your entire life feels like a recipe for drama. Oh, you really hate it and you'd like to wipe your plate clean of it all, but that's never gonna happen. No matter what's cooking around you, there's always an ...

  • The Bookworm: Before-social-media connections Published 4/30/2013 at 3:32 p.m. 0 comments

    When anybody wants the real story, you've got it. Yep, you've got your ear to the ground and that scanner you bought. Or maybe you've got good connections to bring you the juiciest gossip, scandals and troubles, births and moves, ...

  • The Bookworm: Dealing with a parent's cancer; life on the wild side Published 4/25/2013 at 3:52 p.m. 0 comments

    Truthfully, the bad news came as no surprise. Your Mom hadn't been feeling well lately and for weeks, you'd heard your parents whispering. You knew she was having some tests done; still, when they finally told you she had cancer, ...

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