Archive for October 2014

A Repo Man, A Murder and the Girl: It's a Love Story

A Repo Man, A Murder and the Girl: It's a Love Story
Who knew the repo man had feelings? W. Bruce Cameron (8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, A Dog’s Purpose) did. Maybe it’s because he was one, once. “I lived in Grand Haven (Michigan) and was a repo man in Muskegon for awhile,” says the columnist/author/screenwriter. It was one of the myriad day jobs... Read more »

Ghosts In the House: Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Ghosts In the House: Rooms by Lauren Oliver
There’s nothing like a good old fashioned ghost story. Especially in the month of mystical mayhem like October. Sure, I love tripping the light spooktastic with Stephen King and am always up for a scary movie marathon with the likes of Halloween, The Exorcist and my buddy the Blair Witch, but this—Rooms—was a sweet-but-sad-totally-engrossing-reading-at-stop-lights-in-the-car kind... Read more »

9 Things Never to Say to a Teen

9 Things Never to Say to a Teen
Leave it to Facebook to remind me how to parent. Oh sure. Had this platform been available when my teens were tots, I would have been all over parenting advice. And I can pretty much guarantee I would have been blogging about it. I’ve gots all the feelings about my kids wrapped up in a... Read more »
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How To Build a Girl: Dreams of Future Past

How To Build a Girl: Dreams of Future Past
What were you going to be when you grew up? Caitlin Moran’s “How to Build a Girl” is certain to poke a stick in those old dreams and wishes. The ones you had when you were just 14 years old, convinced you’d never be kissed, that your parents would always embarrass you, and that your... Read more »

Where Oh Where Did My Silly Go?

Where Oh Where Did My Silly Go?
Holy crap. I am really middle-aged. Another birthday is on the horizon, and it marks the beginning of the slide toward 50. I look in the mirror and don’t see me so much anymore as I do my mother. And tonight, our blog community was posed the question, “What is something you’ve given up but... Read more »