Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Southern Tale

Bella and Bubba were asleep. Bella heard a noise and nudged Bubba with her elbow. “Bubba Joe, get up. I heard a noise! It sounds like someone’s outside the house!” Bubba scratched himself, rolled over, belched and farted at the … Continue reading

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My Five Favorite Book-Filled Places

Rock Island LibraryRock Island, IL1962-1971It all started with the Rock Island Library’s bookmobile. In first grade, I read 14 books during the school year, all borrowed from the bookmobile. In second grade, I read 21 books, including the earliest that … Continue reading

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Small Things by Joe DeRouen — A Review

There’s a monster in Carthage Lake, and it’s stalking 15-year-old Shawn Spencer and and his friend, Jenny McGee. Jenny swears she saw the monster kill her brother, Tanner, who was Shawn’s best friend. Shawn doesn’t believe her, until one fateful … Continue reading

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Mrs. Freshley’s Dreamies Cream-Filled Cakes (New Recipe!) — A Review

In need of a Twinkies fix (has someone bought Wonder’s snack division yet?), today I found myself contemplating a temporary replacement that had appeared in my employer’s snack food vending machine — Mrs. Freshley’s Dreamies. Consumed with a 20-oz. bottle … Continue reading

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