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Are we having fun yet? Libraries as community spaces

Libraries have historically been places where people meet to share information, ideas and to develop knowledge and are at heart more about people than they are about books or computers. 395 more words

Honesty

Control, Again

Control. Again. It all comes back to it somedays.

Makes sense though. Essentially I’m a single parent when my Chris is at work. (3-4weeks out of state at a time). 430 more words

Jessi

The Big Picture (everything else is just details)...(?)

I struggled in school, for several reasons.

Reason number one is that it moved too slowly for me, especially during the early years.

Reason number two is that my education and concentration were being disrupted and interfered with by the presence of unruly, “uncivilized” (in my view) other kids. 592 more words

What's in a name?

In yet another dry summer in year 5 of a drought, I’m reminded how names influence perceptions and actions. Shakespeare’s Juliet argued That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet. 233 more words

Big Picture

Lost in the Details

I’m a very detail-oriented person, and typically it’s a good thing. But lately, I’ve realized it’s been hindering me in my writing.

I’ve been working on editing a manuscript of mine. 397 more words

Writing