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Years ago, a trip to the library was only as successful as the number of big, some would say gigantic, books that I could carry home. I wasn’t looking for a catchy title or a bright cover; I was drawn to the Michener-sized books. My plan was to flop ...
When the beautiful Sonja married the serious, dour Ove (pronounced Ooo-vah), her friends questioned her sanity. After all, who would want to spend a lifetime with such a cranky sourpuss? But Sonja saw things in Ove that most people didn’t see: that b...

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My nine-year-old son says winter is his favorite time of year, because it’s good for snuggling. I couldn’t agree more. One of the best things to do on a cold winter’s day is to curl up with a child/dog/cat (really doesn’t matter which, although the p...
It's awards season in the movie industry! As expected, Richard Linklater's moving drama Boyhood was a big winner Sunday night at the Golden Globe awards ceremony, taking home trophies for best drama, best director (Linklater), and best supp...
  Eighty-three-year-old Etta Kinnick abruptly leaves the Saskatchewan farm she has shared for more than fifty years with her husband, Otto. Leaving behind a brief note, she begins walking to the east coast of Canada, more than th...