Author Archives: Janie Bowman

Phantom Dog

The gentle brush by my leg, the sound of your paw on the sliding glass door in back, the movement on the dog pillow by the side of my bed. It’s surprising how often I’ve caught myself saying, “Time to … Continue reading

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For Tristan

I’ve had many dogs during my life, and I remember the best of times with each of them. It is the best of times I miss most. Late on October 13, 2010, a Wednesday afternoon, my husband and I took … Continue reading

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Kritters Everywhere

The spiders have decorated my front yard, door, bushes and between the cars. Cars? Fall, with its splash of vibrant color, is in the air. My backyard is vibrant with activity. All manner of birds, and squirrels pursuing each other … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Children with Special Needs

I just posted an updated article on homeschooling children with special needs. It was originally written in 2000 at the request of Janie Levine Hellyer, a homeschooling parent and advocate. Ten Steps to Successfully Homeschool Children with Special Needs

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Welcome to my home on the Web.

I’m a writer with an intense curiosity about the world around me and hope to share this enthusiasm with my readers. I’ll be posting updates as I move files from my brightword.com site and add new ones. The muse beckons…

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