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, ...
The Bookworm: A life without kids and a life without order
Published 4/18/2013 at 2:10 p.m. 0 comments
This week, two of your friends broke the news: They're pregnant. One's due in October, the other in November. Heavy sigh. It's not exactly that you're anti-kid. No, you like kids … as long as they're not yours, and you're ...
Rowling launches novel to fanfare, mixed reviews
Published 9/27/2012 at 4:24 p.m. 0 comments
J.K. Rowling launched her long-anticipated first book for adults to publishing hype, mixed reviews and an enthusiastic welcome from Harry Potter’s legion of now grown-up fans. The lines were shorter and the wizard costumes were missing Thursday but “The Casual ...
Author Martin Gross visits Naples, talks about his government conspiracy theories
Published 2/25/2011 at 10:02 p.m. 0 comments
Members of the Naples Tea Party and former veterans gathered at the VFW Post 7721 in Golden Gate to hear best-selling author Martin Gross unveil the details of his yet-to-be-titled new book, which will be released in time for elections. ...
From the top of the heap to the bottom of the grave
Published 8/21/2009 at 12:29 p.m. 0 comments
What would you do if you won the lottery?
Life can certainly be amazing
Published 8/14/2009 at 10:40 a.m. 0 comments
So, let’s say somebody came up to you on the first day of school and started telling you about a guy with thousands of pins in his face and it didn’t kill him, and a ginormous snake that swallowed a ...