By Terri Schlichenmeyer, The Bookworm Sez If you can’t say something nice… Sometimes, it’s hard to say nothing at all. There are times when you need to speak out, to confront, share your [...]
By Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez Somebody passed you a plate of cookies. It was the holidays so, of course, you had to take one. Or three, because they were good; and when the [...]
It’s a great big world out there and Bessie Stringfield wanted to see it all. It’s a common desire and, as in “Tales of the Talented Tenth: Bessie Stringfield” by Joel Christian Gill, [...]
Your favorite toy came apart yesterday. That’s okay, though; it snapped right back together. It’s made to come apart, in fact; it’s one of those things you can build with and you like doing [...]
The fix won’t be quick. It never is. There’s no magic wand to change the things that have been on your mind lately: social issues, inequality, poverty, politics, apathy, violence. Those ills didn’t arrive [...]
Charges dropped. You were surprised, but not surprised. Hopeful that it might be different, but only barely. You know that these days, the idea of justice can be a slippery issue that’s [...]
It doesn’t take very long. An accident, a murder, a surprise can happen in an instant that can seem like a lifetime. It doesn’t take very long – or does it? &nb
Two heads are better than one. Another body can make work lighter, both in mood and in task. A partner can support you, encourage you, inspire you, and sympathize with you.
Your family is filled with people to whom you look up. There’s Grandpa, who served in the war. Grandma, who raised many children with little money. Your uncle, another veteran overseas; and both your [...]
Some days, it seems as though you have superpowers. That must be the explanation for being unseen. That’s why there are days when nobody looks at you.