One of the definitions of "bibliotherapy" according to Merriam Webster’s Medical Dictionary (2007 edition) is "guidance in the solution of personal problems through directed reading." Books can be incredibly helpful when facing life’s trials and tribulations. They can inform, comfort, and guide.
Someone dear to me was diagnosed with cancer last year. I know that when I feel helpless, I attempt to empower myself with knowledge. As soon as I learned of her diagnosis, I rushed to find books that would help me to care for her and to offer comfort.
Spring is almost here, and with it comes one of my favorite things to do: mushroom hunting. I have mushroom hunted as far back as I can remember. I couldn’t tell you if it was something I started out enjoying because I wasn’t given an option; my mom went so the kids went.
What’s all the hoopla? This is a single elimination tournament held each spring in the United States featuring college basketball teams. Held mostly in March, it is informally known as March Madness or The Big Dance.
Those of us of a certain age certainly remember Jackie. Of course, I’m referring to Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, one of the most private women in the world who was married to both JFK and a Greek billionaire.
There is something about outer space that I always find interesting to learn about, even when I do not always understand the technical side of it. One of the things that I enjoy reading about is the launching of space shuttles. For example, on February 24, 2011 the space shuttle Discovery was launched into space for the very last time. I followed stories about Discovery before it was launched, and then watched the coverage on TV when it was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida in the l
Presenting "The American Civil War Research Database"
Want to know if your ancestor fought in the Civil War? A good place to start is with the American Civil War Research Database. You can find this database in the History databases. This resource can be a wealth of information about your Civil War ancestor. Not only can it help you determine who was involved in the Civil War, but it can also help you find out on which side they were fighting.
Being a grandparent is the best! My husband and I just became grandparents for the third time. We have been grandparents for 8 years, and are constantly amused and amazed by the experience! Our first granddaughter joined her two brothers two weeks ago.