Books to put under the Christmas Tree this year

grandma hands

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor A few ideas for the booklover on your list: My absolutely favorite coffee table book this season was Grandma’s Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom is Dr. Calvin Mackie. He captured over 100 proverbs, verses and familiar quotes that reflect the wisdom only a grandmother (by birth or by love) can […]

NDG Publisher and former Mayor Ron Kirk among honorees in 2nd edition of Who’s Who in Black Dallas

Who's Who In Black Dallas Cover

The husband and wife team of former Dallas Mayor Ron and Matrice Kirk, Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles and Dallas County Chief Public Defender Lynn Pride Richardson are highlighted on the cover of second edition of Who’s Who In Black Dallas unveiled recently at a networking reception and program at the Hyatt Regency […]

Five Days Left is an exceptional novel

Five Days Left

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Grandma was right. Darn it. Every year, when November rolled around and you longed for the holidays, she told you not to wish your life away. Time moved fast enough, she said, and it went faster the older you get. Back then, a week lasted forever; today, you blink and where did […]

The Biology of Beating Stress offers sound advice

Biology of Beating Stress

By Terri Schlichenmeyer These days, antacids are your most-efficient office assistant. Aspirin is your co-worker. Sodium bicarbonate, your best friend. And stress? It’s your roommate and constant companion. Maybe it’s the up-and-down of the economy that’s made you feel this way. Maybe it’s the uncertainty that accompanies today’s workplace or perhaps it’s a combination of all […]

Sarah Dillard’s First Day at Zoo School is a big hit

First Day at Zoo School

By Terri Schlichenmeyer This year, you’ll be just like the big kids. Yep, this year, you’re going to school. You’ll have a brand-new backpack filled with paper and crayons. You’ll have a desk where you’ll sit and raise your hand when you want to talk. You might even get to ride the bus. Best of all, […]

Dozer’s Run is a book your child will jump for!

Dozer's Run

By Terri Schlichenmeyer How much do you like to jump? If you’re like most kids, you’d do it right now if you could. You also like to run and explore which, unfortunately, can get you into trouble sometimes. And that’s not all. Running when you shouldn’t, could get you lost – but in the new […]

Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader is an excellent book!

Risking Everything

By Terri Schlichenmeyer You stand on the shoulders of giants. You’ve probably heard that all your life and it’s true: a lot of people have come before you to smooth your path. You benefit from their work, efforts, and their struggles – but you probably don’t think about it much. Or maybe you don’t know about […]

“Getting Waisted” is a nice surprise for those who struggle on the yo-you diet cycle

Getting Waisted

By Terri Schlichenmeyer Up and down. Up and down. When your children were infants, you did it for them all night. You do it now with the remote, clicking through when you’re looking for something good on TV. You’re up and down while cleaning, working, exercising, and weighing yourself – and on that note, if […]

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