Monthly Archives: March 2014

Gift from the Sea

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1955) Last week, my daughter was working on an application for a school program.  She had been given a list of attributes and was asked to write an essay about the two … Continue reading

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Would You Take Advice From This Man?

Rob Lowe turned 50 last week.  Surprising, isn’t it?  But not half as surprising as what I’m about to suggest.  Here goes…I think we should all start taking parenting advice from Rob Lowe. “What?”  That’s what you’re thinking right now, … Continue reading

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Remembering Mr. Ron

Last month, our community lost one of its most cherished members when Rollin “Ron” Wehman died after suffering a heart attack.  Mr. Ron, as we knew him, was the founder and general manager of the Riverside Dinner Theater and Conference … Continue reading

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Is This Party Too Revealing?

Last Friday, I was chatting with my physical therapist about weekend plans while being treated for a hamstring strain.  My plans consisted of the usual:  Drive a child to an activity.  Pick child up.  Repeat.  His plans were a little … Continue reading

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Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (2013) Let’s face it – high school can be ugly.  First, you’ve got the hormone-induced breakouts and awkward growth spurts that make you feel ugly.  Then there’s the anxiety and haunting self-doubt that make … Continue reading

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The Bookman’s Tale

I was waiting for my coffee at Starbucks last weekend when I noticed a woman reading The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett.  I’m not usually the kind of person who initiates conversations with strangers.  But if a good book is … Continue reading

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