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U.S. presidential cabinet members discuss a matter of protocol.
There's a new virus in town...a new computer virus, that is. If it invades your computer, all of your files could be lost if you don't take action now to protect them.
The true and touching story of a female Yorkie that adopted a "family" of toy squirrels
Part 2 of my dog’s loss-of-vision story describes an adult dog’s changing behaviors and adjustment problems after going blind.
The U.S. government shutdown is a deplorable situation which Congress should quickly bring to an end. However, there is one positive effect of this crisis.
Just days after realizing my 8-year-old miniature schnauzer had become blind, I nearly lost her to a “mystery” canine illness that can be fatal in only a few hours if not aggressively treated.
Don't sit back and let something bad happen--to yourself or others--without making an effort to stop it. One person can make a difference, but you have to try.
When an adult dog suddenly goes blind, it's traumatic for pet and pet parent alike. A blind dog can adjust to life without sight and get along fine, but it's difficult to believe that at first.
Why would someone brutally murder an artist with no known enemies and the reputation of being "a nice man?" Detective Haber must determine a motive before he can find the killer.
Mothers have a special place in their children's hearts, even when they're no longer with us. Years go by, and still we miss Mom.
Some people are blind to their own failings. They blame others for their mistakes, which may lead to tragedy.
The miserable stomach virus (norovirus) is epidemic around the world and spreading like wildfire. Here are some tips to protect yourself as much as possible.
"Shop till you drop!" Is that your motto? Be sure you don't let shopping turn into an obsession.
Wouldn't it be terrific if every wish you made came true? Or, would it?
My female schnauzer, affectionately called Puppy Girl even though she’s middle-aged at 7 years and headed toward her geriatric ones (as am I), was diagnosed with KCS in summer of 2012. If you missed Part 1 of this...
During the summer, I usually head for the farmers market early on Saturday mornings. On a Saturday in July, 2012, as soon as my miniature schnauzer, Puppy Girl, woke and I saw the condition of her eyes, my plans...
Acting rashly isn't recommended, but neither is taking too long to act on one's feelings...especially in matters of the heart.
Life choices can affect your health and quality of life in later years. Some types of health damage may be halted or even reversed by making lifestyle changes at any time of life, but prevention is best. Living a...
Homecooked dog food made with quality organic ingredients may cost more than commercial pet food, but it's so much better--and safer--for your pet. Here's how to make dog food in your own kitchen.
My lawn, both the section in front of and the larger area behind my home, won't win any Yard of the Month prizes. Still, I can feel assured the grass, trees, shrubs and those flowers that survive my lack of...
Anger that meat additive "Pink Slime" was used in U.S. public school lunches sparked a social networking campaign and a petition signed by 250,000 to put pressure on the USDA. It worked!
She loves her food and eats it very quickly! ©Copyright by Jaye Denman. All rights reserved. Yes…you read that correctly. My dog burps after eating each of her twice-daily meals. She's a seven-year-old...
Copyright© by Jaye Denman. All rights reserved. I grew up in the southern section of Mississippi, USA, and have lived a lot of my life in this area. Even when I lived in Louisiana or Texas, I often returned...
Adriana helped executive chef Enrico check in the food deliveries. Only the best cuts of meat, the freshest seafood and produce were accepted for Paoli's Ristorante, which maintained a coveted three-star rating. ...
Sometimes you can save money by tracking down the source of a bad smell in your home and trying some DIY methods before you call a plumber. It's worth a try!
When you eat non-organic fruits and vegetables, you're not just eating food--you're eating poisons. Some food crops are sprayed with dozens of pesticides that can cause deadly health problems.
A young World War II U.S. soldier from rural Mississippi recalls--decades later--a strange encounter he and two Army buddies experienced.
These lyrics were originally written in the early '90s to poke gentle fun at an actual song that was billed as the world's "best country western song." It's meant in fun and I hope accepted as such.
©Copyright by Jaye Denman. All rights reserved. Wearing a bent-knee leg cast may temporarily change your lifestyle, but it needn’t immobilize you. You can adjust to the limitations it imposes and may...
Movement disorders, collectively known as dystonias, can render sufferers unable to function without treatment. The good news is: therapeutic botox (not cosmetic botox) can give them back their lives.
What is your stress breaking point? Copyright© by Jaye Denman. All rights reserved. What a day you’ve had! You were late getting the kids to school, which made you late to work and,...
Copyright© by Jaye Denman. All rights reserved. “I’ll do it later. I’m just not in the mood today.” “There’s so much to do, it’s overwhelming! I’ll do...
If you could go back in time and change some of the choices you made and things you did, would you? Is it better to accept where life's taken us than to focus on the past?
Not everyone needs to be surrounded by people all of the time. Some of us need to be alone occasionally...to savor solitude....
HOW CAN ANYONE HAVE NO COMPASSION FOR THE HOMELESS? ©by Jaye Denman - All rights reserved Have we seen such utter madness and encountered so much sadness that they affect us no longer and our horror...
Humans have five senses: sight; hearing; taste; touch and smell. All contribute to our sensory pleasure. This poem considers the hypothetical dilemma of choosing one sense to give up.
The arrival of spring after a harsh winter has a magical, majestic appearance. Spring's colorful grandeur makes it the favorite season of many.
There are various reasons why people faint. Some are harmless; others may be serious. A sudden fainting spell can cause injuries from falls. What should you do if you observe someone faint?
Mississippians experience lots of stormy weather and tornado watches. Why? Because the state is where two distinct "tornado alleys" merge.
A humorous look at the possibility of communing with produce
Copyright© by Jaye Denman. All rights reserved. “Sheriff! Come take a look at the body before they move it. There’s something peculiar I want you to see.” Alec parked the county car under...
Nothing tastes better! Copyright© by Jaye Denman. All rights reserved. Growing up in the Deep South of the USA, I've always been accustomed to eating blackeyed peas and greens (usually mixed turnip and...
When I heard the news of Elvis' death in August, 1977, I wrote a song to honor him and comfort my devastated teenaged daughter. These lyrics are still relevant to Elvis' faithful fans today.
An unusual Christmas is memorable--even if not in a good way--for its own reasons. If you want a happy holiday season, don't forget your flu shot in the autumn!
A dog that is aggressive about food--or anything she considers food--may bite to protect it. Ideally, train when your dog's a puppy for prevention, but re-training an adult dog may rid this behavior.
In my late sixties I stopped coloring my hair, opting for a natural salt-and-pepper gray, and easy-care DIY haircut. It's low maintenance and I now have free natural "frosting." How liberating!
When everyone else is gathering with family and friends to celebrate and taking part in everythings that make the holidays memorable, do you just want to stay abed and pull the covers over your face?
Some people seem to go through life being accident-prone. I am one of those people.
A woman who lives alone in an isolated place should not allow her common sense to be overcome by a tendency to nurture. Her safety--indeed, her life--could depend on it.
Copyright© by Jaye Denman. All rights reserved. “So...,you’re not coming to my farewell luncheon at the office today?” Janelle’s voice was strident. She hated to sound like a...
They say you always remember that first young love...even after many years. What if you have the chance to reconnect? What then?
You can learn to identify First Editions and determine which ones are valuable.
When a woman's coping with a broken heart, the last thing she needs is a speeding ticket. Advice to the lovelorn sometimes comes from unexpected sources.
Here's another short story I wrote years ago. The setting is small-town, the tone folksy and humorous. It's the type of mild humor that will make you smile or even chuckle, but not laugh out loud. If you're looking for...
It's human nature to want to feel attractive and know you're loved. Why, then, doesn't everyone recognize that longing in others?
Women named Tiffany or Jennifer don't realize their luck. Even if an envelope turns up in their mailbox labeled "Mrs." when it should say "Ms.", at least it's directed to the appropriate gender. ...
You never know when you might run across a collectible book of high value, so it's good to know what to look for....
A few of Jaye's books...a very few.... Copyright© by Jaye Denman. All rights reserved. When I was four years old, my mother taught me how to sound out words. From that simple beginning, I quickly learned to...
So... this is my new home? That's not another dog in there--it's ME! Ready for my Halloween closeup in my strawberry costume What IS that white stuff falling outside, anyway? Snuggling in my PJs Neighborhood...