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Terri Schlichenmeyer

Stories by Terri

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Help your child wind down his engine with 'Sleep Train, Dream Train'

Every day, from morning til night, you chug-chug-chug along. Yep, you’re a busy kid with lots of ideas. You help around the house, ride your bike, play with friends, read books, dig in the dirt, throw a ball, lay in the grass. There’s always something down the track to do — until you run out of steam.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'When We Talk about God' a helpful, uplifting sermon

For most of your life, you’ve had a good relationship with God.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Four Legged-Miracles' good news for anyone who's lost a pooch

You looked everywhere. Why is it that when you put something away for safekeeping, it ends up being safe — from you? Why is it that you always find whatever you’re looking for in the last possible place you’d think to look?

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Queen of the Air' a good romance filled with intrigue

The bar was all of an inch in diameter, but it was perfect.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Rebellion of Miss Lucy' an adventure yarn with a twist

In your lifetime, you've wished upon many stars.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Astronauts Wives Club' transports readers back in time to Space Race

You'd pack your bags in a heartbeat.. Yep, if they ever come up with a commuter bus to outer space, you'll be first in line for tickets.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Find philosophy, theology between the covers of 'A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home'

They say it can't be done.. You can't teach an old dog new tricks, they say, but you've spent a good amount of time doing it successfully anyhow.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Learn tidbits, tales, telling facts about country music icons in 'Outlaw'

The first time you heard that song, you were stunned.. You wanted to turn around and listen to it again.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Kid picture book 'Beatles Were Fab' appeals to young and old alike

The other day, while playing outside, you spent 10 minutes watching ants.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: "Is Work Killing You?" blames volume, velocity, abuse for poor employee health

You set goals at the beginning of the fiscal year and you already know that your employees won't make them.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Sweetly gentle 'Patron Saint of Lost Dogs' perfect for pet lovers

The package was wrapped so nicely.. The paper was festive, the colors zesty with frou-frou ribbon and a shiny bow on top.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Take a peek behind the palace walls in 'Serving Victoria'

Happily ever after.. That's how things go at the end of a fairy tale. The handsome prince weds the beautiful princess, dragons are slain, wicked witches become dust, peasants rejoice, and they all live ... well, you know what comes next.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Where Did Our Love Go' examines relationships in black culture

The song always pops up when you least expect it.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'My Parent Has Cancer' a volume of support for teens, young adults

'My Parent Has Cancer' a volume of support for teens, young adults. Truthfully, the bad news came as no surprise.

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TERRI SHCLICHENMEYER: 'The Prom Book' offers advice on how to have a princess-perfect evening

You always wanted to be a princess.. Growing up, that's what you told people when they asked.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Bring harmony to your house with 'Secrets of Happy Families'

Bring harmony to your house with 'Secrets of Happy Families'. Six o'clock, right on the nose.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Humorous, tragic characters will make you feel at home in 'The Supremes'

All for one, and one for all.. That could've been the motto for you and your two best friends.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Vatican Diaries' details eye-opening stories of scandal, politics behind papal walls

You and God had a little talk this morning.. You told Him about your day ahead: what you wished for, the people who needed Him especially today, the ideas you had and troubles you carried.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Holy Spokes' the perfect bike reference book for teens

Dad said you can't have the car this weekend.. That's OK.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Dr. Ruth offers ways to avoid burnout in 'Guide for Alzheimer's Caregiver'

Your mother scared the daylights out of you last week.. She said she was going for a quick walk but when she didn't return three hours later, you went looking for her.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Amistad Rebellion' is an exciting, horrifying, triumphant tale

History is filled with half-truths, especially about our heroes.. Lincoln, for instance, wasn't the stern, humorless man that old photos lead you to believe.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'New Geography of Jobs' explains why globalization benefits employment market

So far, you've resisted.. You've resisted closing up shop, selling your business, downsizing yourself out of a job.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: In "Saturday Night Widows," young women cope with their husbands' early deaths

You never paid close enough attention to the "part" part.. You were young (too young!) and in love when you walked down the aisle, nervous and sparkly-eyed.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Far from dry and boring, 'Black Firsts' will surprise you

Long and slow. That's how you'd describe every line you've ever stepped into.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Furry friend nudges an opening into solitary life of autistic boy

Once again, you can't find the wrapping paper.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'The Saint' explores the real nitty-gritty of Santa's roots

Naughty or nice?. Yep, you've been both this year. You've been nice because it's the right thing to do, it gives you a warm-fuzzy, and you want to make the world a better place.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Skeptic transformed into a believer in 'Proof of Heaven'

Nobody packs a suitcase like you do.. A weekend away? No problem.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Educate yourself on the dangers of youth sports with 'Concussions'

The game, as they say, is the thing.. It's the thing at your house, that's for sure. Ever since your child's friends started playing sports at school, it's been the No. 1 topic around. He craves competition.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Terrible childhood secrets haunt "Your House Is on Fire"

When you were young, you couldn't wait to escape.. Your old hometown was boring.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Cancer survivors will appreciate humor, strength in 'The Dog Lived'

Your dog gets the best of care.. Before you give him toys, you make sure the squeaker isn't a choking danger.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Rowling's first post-HP novel, "Casual Vacancy," leaves magic behind

When you're gone, you'll leave behind many important things.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Hidden America' sheds light on jobs that keep the country moving

It gets dark earlier now, which means you reach for the lights earlier, too.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: 'Trickster's Point' a mystery with rich characters, lots of tension

How well did you know the kids you played with?. Back when you were young, you might've said you knew them well.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: "Fire in the Ashes" follows the not-so-happy-ending stories of poor families

Everybody looks different, but they haven't changed a bit.. The classmates at your reunion got older, that's for sure. Some have gotten a little wider, a bit grayer, too, and more lined than they were decades ago.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Scientist struggles to prevent spread of AIDS in "No Time to Lose"

It's 10 minutes after the hour, and you've done it again.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Kids can battle summer boredom with 'Get Outside'

Your Mom is awfully tired of you.. She's tired of you running up and down stairs, in and out doors, from kitchen to bedroom. She's tired of your noise from video games, talky toys, TV shows and electronics.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: "The Dog Who Danced" will do a two-step on your heart

Who could resist that little urchin face?. The dog staring at you from your computer screen sure was a cutie.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Learn how not to worry in "Freeing yourself from Anxiety"

You barely got a wink of sleep last night.. It started when the boss, on her way out the door, said she needed to meet with you.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Author chronicles 'dates' with female friends in 'MWF Seeking BFF'

There's an impressive number of friends on your Facebook page. Nearly all your high school classmates are there. You've friended everybody at your current, last and one-before jobs.All your college chums are connected with you, as are two friends of your mother's, your mother, some old boyfriends, and people you don't know well but friended anyhow.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: Learn how to reuse materials in "Building with Secondhand Stuff"

So how can you get a new look -- or a new shed, garage, outbuilding, or playhouse for the kids -- for cheap or for free?Start with the ideas in "Building with Secondhand Stuff" by Chris Peterson.

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SCHLICHENMEYER: It's time to treat yourself to a gift from this Best of 2011 book list

You were such an efficient shopper this year. You remembered everybody on your list: the kids, the spouse, Grandma and Great Aunt Judy. None of the cousins went without a gift this year. You even remembered the neighbors and your boss.

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TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER: "Patients Kick and Bite" offers humor, charm, little heartbreak

Your job is no piece of cake.. You have to work hard at it. It requires serious thought, dexterous fingers, good eyes, and fast feet. You need tact, patience, negotiating skills, and the soul of a Zen master.. Your job takes practice. Not everybody can do it.