Category Archives: books

The Strain Trilogy

I love to read, and for the most part, I lean toward intellectual pursuits: non-fiction, textbooks, science magazines, educational reading.  Ah, but I also like to be entertained and scared witless, and my not-so-guilty pleasures include zombie and vampire books … Continue reading

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Making Sure Kids Never Adjust

I recently finished reading Making Divorce Easier on Your Child: 50 Effective Ways to Help Children Adjust by Long and Forehand. In brief, to-the-point chapters, the book provides advice to ease children’s adjustment to divorce and to new family structures, … Continue reading

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Am I the Only Person Who Doesn’t Like "Twilight"?

Of course I wasn’t completely oblivious to the Twilight mania, given that magazine covers tout the actors’ faces, and everything from t-shirts to tote bags have been sporting a repetitive Twilight theme. I brushed off the craze as another trendy … Continue reading

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I Love…

* the smell of lilacs * new buds on a plant I have loved, cared for, talked to, sang to, and spoiled *the purr of a perfectly content cat curled up on my lap * a really good book, like … Continue reading

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Smirking Cat, Unplugged

Announcing…*drumroll, gasps of anticipation, bated breath*…a brand new, sparkling, fresh-out-of-the-box blog, brought to you by yours truly! It is a very tell-it-like-it-is rendition of the circus that has overwhelmed my life. Only catch: it’s not available to just anyone, but … Continue reading

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