Make your bed

When people recommend self-help books to me, I go into invisible eye-roll mode. I regard with suspicion the person telling me to read the book. Other than an occasional advice column with tips on speed cooking, I don’t get into the well intentioned advice of folks...

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Inspired by a magazine

My love-hate relationship with paint began when I was 16 years old. I had recently acquired my driver’s license and was backing out of our driveway when I ran smack dab into a pile of paint cans my dad had put out for garbage pick-up. The cans lodged under the car and...

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Staff picks from Chardon

From Chris: James A. Garfield is one of eight Ohioans to become President of the United States. I highly recommend the following about his life: Destiny of the Republic, by Candice Millard, a book which tells the story of Garfield's life and tragic death. Available in...

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Manga Spotlights

Chi’s Sweet Home by Konata Konami Chi’s Sweet Home follows Chi, a kitten that wanders away from her family one day and ends up adopted by a family and their young son. The first volume follows Chi and her new family adjusting to having a cat (and Chi learning to be a...

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