Do You Read Sad Books?

Do You Read Sad Books?

Late last year, I read John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, a YA bestseller about a 16-year-old girl, Hazel, with terminal cancer and a 17-year-old boy, Augustus, who is in remission from osteosarcoma when the book opens.  (Don’t worry, there are no spoilers in this...
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If you want a giggle today, let me tell you about my latest deliberate attempt to do something brave. The something brave was cutting my hair.  Yes, I know this is not on par with running for public office or reporting the news in Syria.  Still, I’ve worn my hair the...
Life Has Make-Up Tests

Life Has Make-Up Tests

The new year handed me a test of courage this week and I flunked it. Big time. But then I took a make-up and maybe redeemed myself a little. Here’s what happened: Best Mystery Novel Since … I received a request from an on-line acquaintance I’ll call “Q” to blurb...