Three Truly Great Reads

The rigorous routine of life is often hard to escape, and, if you do find the time to relax you realize you’ve forgotten how. Well, why not do it the old fashioned way? Leave the computer, television, and telephone aside, and sit down with a good book and a steaming mug of coffee.

Here are a few great books that will be easy to find at any library:


The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger- This is a love story that explores the human soul at depth. Clare Abshire is an artist who struggles with the frequent but inevitable disappearances of her husband Henry DeTamble. Henry is a librarian born with a genetic disorder that causes unpredictable time travel. The story is told from the perspectives of both characters.

Publishers Weekly said: “This clever and inventive tale works on three levels; as an intriguing science fiction concept, a realistic character study and a touching love story.”


When Crickets Cry, by Charles Martin- The story of a seven-year-old girl with a serious heart problem, and how she changes the life of a man who thought he had left his painful past behind him.

Southern Living said: “When Crickets Cry manages to deliver a poetic love story, a heart-pounding medical thriller, and a spiritual epiphany, all while smoothly introducing charming characters and twists that keep the pages turning.”



Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen- This historical fiction tells the story of a man who leaves veterinary school and joins a circus following the death of his parents. What he discovers there is a completely unfamiliar, and he quickly learns the rules of survival in a world not his own.

The book has been described as “An atmospheric, gritty and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932… Beautifully written, Water for Elephants is illuminated by a wonderful sense of time and place.”

CNA Schools in Nebraska

Aiming to have a flourishing and prosperous career in the field of nursing and medical aid, you can get admitted to one of the top CNA Schools in Nebraska. The medical trainee’s are provided with training to learn about all the basics of nursing skills.

The medical training program offered by the medical schools in Nebraska include theoretical and clinical trainings for about 75 hours, which comprise of 1 hour spent on training, such as reporting suspected abuse or neglect , 16 hours of clinical hands on training and rest classroom based training.

All the programs offered by the CNA schools in Nebraska are based upon essential nursing and health care skills that are requisite to provide proficient care to the suffering and ageing patients. The plan of the certified nursing training program consist of security and emergency procedures, basic nursing skills, measuring height and weight, infection control, recognizing the physical and emotional changes of the ageing patients and analgesic nursing care. Also, they are also instructed on rights of residents, infectivity control, nourishment, anatomy, physiology and efficient communication skills.

The essential prerequisite to get enrolled in any of the CNA schools Nebraska is 16 years age or older, a current tuberculosis test and review testing in English writing and reading art.

Upon completing these nursing programs, a nursing student is eligible to appear for the Nebraska state certification examination. The clearing of the competency exam gets the passing students registered with Nebraska nurse aide registry. The listing also offers them legal working environment in hospitals long term care units, home health agencies and other various health care facilities.

Disney’s ‘Tangled’- A Great Family Film

The new Disney movie “Tangled” is a cute, creative take on the traditional Rapunzel story. Having just taken my granddaughter to see it, I highly recommend it. It spins the tale of a teenage girl with healing powers who has spent her life locked up in a tower by Mother Gothel, who, amusingly, uses the healing powers to retain her youthful appearance. Rapunzel’s sheltered world takes a hit when she makes a deal with a bandit in hopes of finding the mysterious lights that’s she sees on her birthday. Though the story differs from the original, which I believe I enjoyed reading when I was a child, these characters are both familiar and fresh, with new ones added to the old. The movie has a modern twist, and the 3D style gives the animation true life. Tangled is a great family movie, entertaining and lovable for children, teens and adults alike. Why not take your whole family out for a post-Thanksgiving outing?

Trying New Images

A lot of students use their time in college to try out a new image.  They want to discover all different parts of themselves and so they might look for a physical change.  A new hairstyle; different make-up, or completely new clothes.  These are all fine and good but what if the change you want to make has a permanent affect, like a tattoo?  What should you do then?  In this case you will probably be well advised to try to do it temporarily…at least at first.  No matter how convinced you are that you want the name of the most amazing guy tattooed across your arm, you really might not feel that way in 10 years’ time.  So just consider the possibility of making this a temporary measure initially.  Getting a haircut is no big deal; hair can always grow back, but getting a tattoo is very hard to remove once it is on.  So look into the temporary ones while you are finding your new self.