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 ...
An author proxy and a character author
Published 8/7/2009 at 10:52 a.m. 0 comments
Eenie, meenie, meinie, mo. Remember when playing games was a pastime?
Scandalous lives, affairs and encounters
Published 7/31/2009 at 10:03 a.m. 0 comments
It’s a small world. And it’s getting smaller.
From dogs to divas, here are some summer reads
Published 7/22/2009 at 9:53 a.m. 0 comments
Dog lovers are a contradictory bunch. We bring home an adorable little bundle of fur called a puppy, aiming to make him a shining example of good citizenship
As the saying goes, “Serendipity happens”
Published 7/22/2009 at 9:45 a.m. 0 comments
Serendipity is perhaps one of the most overused words in poetry and everywhere else today.
Everything you wanted to know about babies and b**gers
Published 7/17/2009 at 1:20 p.m. 0 comments
On your way home from work the other night, you stopped by the store to pick up some things you needed. You had a few items in mind (isn’t it always like this?), but you bought more than was on ...
Cheating the reaper and bending the rules
Published 7/10/2009 at 3:32 p.m. 1 comment
Throughout your life, you’ve probably noticed that there are two kinds of people: those that are late, and those that are not.
Beauty and depression can both be ailments
Published 7/1/2009 at 4:51 p.m. 0 comments
Never let them see you cry. That used to be your motto – tears can be so inappropriate, right?
Rockets glare red for different reasons
Published 6/26/2009 at 2:20 p.m. 0 comments
Imagine that you went to work one day and changed the world.
Behind-the-scenes stories of miracles
Published 6/19/2009 at 2:22 p.m. 0 comments
Traffic was stalled for miles, and so was your patience. There was nothing you could do except pound the steering wheel and watch your blood pressure rise
Child mysteries and falling in love
Published 6/17/2009 at 2:32 p.m. 0 comments
One minute. Maybe less. You can’t even say you turned your back. You only glanced at something there, admired something here, and in that breath of time when your eyes were elsewhere, your child disappeared.