FOLLOW THE YELLOW ROAD

By Tracy Clark Recently, I was kicking back in my Dorothy Gale ruby slipper socks, and it hit me like an apple lobbed by a talking tree in a haunted forest how the story of “The Wizard of Oz” kinda of correlates to the writers’ journey, a journey fraught with setbacks and obstacles—like, for...

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THE LARGEST BOOK FAIR IN THE WORLD

By Tosca Lee Five days ago my husband and I returned from the United Arab Emirates, where we’d flown for a short, four-day visit to the Sharjah International Book Fair—currently the largest in the world. We’d never been to the UAE before, so just going at all was an amazing adventure for us. But...

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ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS

By Karna Small Bodman We all love books – right? Why is that? When were you first introduced to a book that captured your interest and imagination? Or when did you read certain stories later in life that were so intriguing that you’ve never forgotten them? When it comes to All Time Favorite Books,...

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SIMPLE RITUALS

By Tosca Lee I get twitchy in the fall.  As minutes of daylight seep from the end of each day, the old restless anxiety creeps in. I know those dark, early evenings are on their way. And, here in the Midwest, the cold comes with it. Don’t get me wrong—I love winter holidays. It’s just that...

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IF YOU LOVE DOGS…

by Karna Small Bodman As the economy continues to open and many people return to a work site instead of working from home, it means leaving a beloved pet who had become accustomed to having us around all day long.  So, we all have to take care to spend whatever time we can with these animals,...

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FLY AND FIND. . .

By Karna Small Bodman With millions of people beginning to travel again, the question is: where is everyone going and what are they finding once they get there? It turns out that our Southwest Florida Airport, serving people coming mainly to Naples, Sanibel, Cape Coral and Fort Myers, reports an...

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