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Quiet Voice

Ghost

Quiet Voice

Mood Music: Crywolf – Act Two: A Shattering In F# Minor

The mother

Says to her sleeping child

“Everything will be okay”, 155 more words

Missing Harmony

Will my words – will they be heard?
Will my voice navigate all these choices?
For I believe we have a right to speak

Our stories are powerful things… 105 more words

Lyrical Poetry

ALA Newsletter: Because One Week Can Make a Big Difference

The American Library Association wrote this nice piece about my quick and effective National Library Week campaign using the Libraries Transform toolkit. Just goes to show that you don’t need a big budget or a lot of time to plan an effective campaign! 98 more words

Library Marketing

Why are children's hospital ERs becoming flooded with suicidal kids?

A study published this past week in the journal Pediatrics shed light upon the growing mental health crisis among American youth. Between 2008 and 2015, the study documents a nearly three-fold increase in the percentage of pediatric hospital emergency room visits related to suicidal thinking or behavior.  1,637 more words

Key Ministry

Happy 10th Birthday, GINA!

Posted By: Derek Scholes, ASHG Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy

Ten years ago today, President George W. Bush signed into U.S. law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, better known as GINA.

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Policy

Five Reasons the Success of State Question 799 Referendum Petition Is Not a Foregone Conclusion

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, two women walked into the Secretary of State’s office in Oklahoma City and filed the necessary paperwork to begin collecting signatures in an effort to place… 1,281 more words

Advocacy

You Can't Unring the Bell

Short Story:
Fiction/Non-Fiction/Alternative Rock

I can tell you that indoors the weather is just fine. Perfect even. Outside though, it’s a soppy, dingy dish rag that sporadically drips into a mop bucket full of beetle-colored water. 2,585 more words

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome