Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Joe Pendal recently wrote “Golden Years: The Sandwich Generation’s Guide to Living Arrangements for Aging Parents.”
Joe Pendal has been working with Elder Friends—a Woodbury program that provides a respite for caregivers—for the past decade. In that time, and through experiences with his own parents, the 48-year-old Woodbury man has gained a better understanding of the challenges facing seniors, specifically in terms of housing. He decided to compile his knowledge in a recently released e-book, Golden Years: The Sandwich Generation’s Guide to Living Arrangements for Aging Parents. The book aims to expand people’s understanding of the complexities of senior housing. “There’s a certain nomenclature you’ve got to know,” Pendal said. Those whose parents may be moving out of the family home have to talk with social workers, state and county agencies, and …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Author Elizabeth Verdick hopes children with autism can “they see themselves in this book.”
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Monday, September 10, 2012
Woodbury resident Elizabeth Verdick recently wrote a book about autism aimed at the children who deal with its affects each day. She has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Verdick now has two children, one of whom has autism. Patch asked Verdick about The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Patch: What is the book about? Verdick: This book is about helping children on the autism spectrum (including those with Asperger's Syndrome) discover why they're different. Readers learn that they have some special skills and gifts, as well as some special needs. A diagnosis of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) can be daunting at first. This book aims to help kids face their challenges and meet them as best …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Woodbury author’s latest novel, “Spilled Blood,” is set to be released May 1.
Woodbury author Brian Freeman’s next novel will hit shelves and online bookstores May 1. In a Patch interview last week, it was clear he’s pleased with his latest endeavor, Spilled Blood. “I’m really, really proud of this book,” Freeman said. “It’s possibly my favorite book.” Like his previous efforts, Spilled Blood focuses on psychological suspense. “This is the pinnacle of what I’ve been trying to do in that genre,” Freeman said. The book is set in rural southwestern Minnesota, where two towns are feuding over a chemical manufacturer. Against that backdrop comes a game of Russian roulette that leaves one girl dead, another who runs away, and a third in jail on murder charges. That third girl’s father, Chris Hawk, comes to town from the …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
An aggregated daily roundup of news and commentary about U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.
A new lawsuit is a requesting that sixth-district congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann return more than $27,000 in funds that were transferred to her political committees by Frank Vennes, Jr., who’s been charged in a security fraud case related to Tom Petters’ Ponzi scheme. The “clawback” lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Florida. Meanwhile, in a telephone conference call with supporters, Bachmann called herself the “one, true core-conservative in this race” and slammed her opponents. "We're really down to just a few candidates that are viable and today Newt Gingrich is number one in the polls and Mitt Romney is also up in the polls and Ron Paul also has a following,” she …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Darrell Rohling's book explores facets of faith.
Woodbury author Darrell Rohling describes his debut novel, Ashes, Ashes as “psycho-spiritual drama of personal devastation, retching reconstruction and the hope of redemption.” Rohling—a psychologist who runs his own counseling business in Woodbury, Life Dynamics Counseling Services—said his fiction novel was inspired in some ways by his work and life, but it also incorporates aspects of sheer imagination that he hopes will hit home with readers. The novel hasn’t been officially unveiled yet; the book launch is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at Throwbacks Grille and Bar. Rohling said he didn’t want to give too much of his novel away before the unveiling, but he did provide Patch with a brief synopsis of the plot: “Mega-church pastor, Hamilton …