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About bedsidereader

I love books, animals, yoga, and writing. Learning new facts and information keeps me feeling alive. For as long as I could read, I have had books at my bedside. I started this blog to share what I read and to find out what others are reading.

Smell would go first . . .

Smell. So many things in this urban/suburban area smell so terrible: truck &car exhaust, factory emissions, landfills, sewage plants, fertilizer, etc al. Yeah, smell would be the first sense to go if I were given a choice of having to … Continue reading

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She Tried . . .

She lived a "short, happy life" of a fool who could not discern true love when it stared her in the face. She was a fool who doubted herself and others who had her best intentions at heart. She was … Continue reading

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Can You See the Ten Dollar Difference?

A few of my friends have recommended the Hair Cuttery as the place to go for reasonable, quality hair care. Some of these friends are male, so they were not aware of your “long” hair policy. Therefore, imagine my surprise … Continue reading

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Time of Day

Dark Moon Tree on Night Sky / Magic Fantasy Space Definitely a night person. I feel so much better once the sun goes down!

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Do You Dream in Color?

Being of the nerdy sort, I watched a NOVA program last night on the science of dreaming. The big take-away for me was the relatively new fact that we dream in two stages of sleep. As most of us know, … Continue reading

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Hobo Couple in Chicago

Hey, it’s Lollapalooza time in the great city of Chicago, so all kinds of folks are coming into town. Some come by bus, others by rail, a few by plane, and a couple by train–literally speaking. Last night, while killing … Continue reading

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Are You a Romantic or a Realist?

You may remember the romantic frenzy surrounding The Bridges of Madison  County, which subsequently spawned a movie, invented a tourism industry destination, and started more than a few book clubs. Full disclosure–I saw the movie, kinda liked it, but it was … Continue reading

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Intro of Your Life

Just another day in paradise . . . Splintered The day began with a splinter in my finger and ended with a spinal tap.

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Holidays

It's the most dysfunctional time of the year “Bah…Humbug…” Christmas. It promotes greed, consumerism, materialism, and unrealistic expectations sometimes accompanied by epic disappointments.

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Fear No More

Spider Moon The other night, from the end of a pier, I watched the golden moon rise over Lake Michigan. In order to do so, I had to temporarily overcome my deep fear of spiders. They were everywhere, spinning webs … Continue reading

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