Exploring the unknown: afterlife and teenage boys
Published 5/29/2009 at 3:01 p.m. 0 comments
You know the feeling: you’d been in that room before. You remembered it, but it was different then.
Everybody’s got troubles, don’t they?
Published 5/26/2009 at 10:51 a.m. 0 comments
You do it without even thinking about it. You hum around the house, sing to your babies, to your God, or to the radio. You catch yourself doing it while you’re relaxing with a hobby.
When and when not to cheat
Published 5/16/2009 at 1:28 p.m. 0 comments
One week’s worth of vacation. All year long, you accumulate hours at work, just so you can take a leisurely week off to do what you want. Sure, you have a to-do list for your vacation, but here’s what’s on ...
Bonding through life’s different passages
Published 5/8/2009 at 3:14 p.m. 0 comments
Your daughter calls her “BFF:” Best Friends Forever. It’s a girl-bond that means sharing everything, including secrets, crushes and favorite clothes, best signified by incessant phone calls, texts, IMs, and sleepovers. Dads will never understand. Mothers know exactly.
Changing lives and changing times
Published 5/1/2009 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments
When you were 15, your mother was hopelessly out of touch. Secretly, perhaps, you admired her
First ladies and farm animals
Published 4/24/2009 at 2:27 p.m. 0 comments
Remember last year’s political uproar? No, I’m not talking about election stumping or finger-pointing. Not mavericks or six-packs or porcine lipstick (although, who can forget those?).
Getting to the heart of the matter
Published 4/17/2009 at 3:36 p.m. 0 comments
Every day that you are alive, you are in danger. Leave the house and a tree could fall on you as you walk to the street. Or, an out-of-control car could run you over.
Life and death lead to powerful discussions
Published 4/10/2009 at 4:27 p.m. 0 comments
The pain started in your shoulder. No big deal. You convinced yourself it was nothing. Really.
Here's to good health, financial and otherwise!
Published 4/3/2009 at 5:38 p.m. 1 comment
Your friend swears that she absolutely must drink eight glasses of water each day. She says it’s for her health, and she swears by it. But you’re a little confused
The secrets of relationships and household plumbing
Published 3/27/2009 at 5:45 p.m. 0 comments
The first few notes of the song begin, and his eyes meet hers from across the room. Shyly, they smile. It’s their wedding day, and this is, “Their song.”
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.