Star Power

This is day five of BlogShorts, a short-story writing challenge. Ten days, ten short stories, 110 words.  This year, we're writing to the theme: The Dog Days of Summer. The fur is flying now. -BDStar Powerby blogdramedyThe small print was explicit:- artisan well water from the hinterland of the Faroe Islands...more

Why the one in the middle always gets the finger

This is day four of BlogShorts, a short-story writing challenge. Ten days, ten short stories, 110 words.  This year, we're writing to the theme: The Dog Days of Summer. Flea collars are optional. -BDWhy the one in the middle always gets the fingerby blogdramedy“Light. Out. NOW. I’m sleeping!” TwoFluffy jerked the Garfield comforter up in frustration....more

Every hero needs a good navigator

This is day two of BlogShorts, a short-story writing challenge. Ten days, ten short stories, 110 words.  This year, we're writing to the theme: The Dog Days of Summer. Animal control is on stand-by. -BDEvery hero needs a good navigatorby blogdramedy...more

Hearing is the first thing to go

This is day one of BlogShorts, a short-story writing challenge. Ten days, ten short stories, 110 words.  This year, we're writing to the theme: The Dog Days of Summer. Yes, I let the dogs out. -BDHearing is the first thing to goby Blogdramedy"Sorry, but we don't think you're rescue-dog material."...more

Book Review: Girls of Riyadh

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The Wanderers of the Water Realm

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Montefiore's Goddaughter

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Walk With Me

It's suggested to know someone you should walk a mile in their shoes....more

Autism and Acceptance: Lisa Genova on Her Book, "Love Anthony"

I have low expectations for novels about autism, as the autistic characters in popular books like Rules, House Rules, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time are portrayed so negatively -- as inscrutable, unpredictable, unreasonable tyrants around whom fractured, exhausted, resentful families revolve. Those stories do no show my reality -- I adore my autistic son, and our family life is generally happy....more
Thank you for this fascinating interview of Lisa Genova.  I am the parent of a 21 year old son ...more