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Veteran Clerk Closes Book On Annual First Wedding Tradition

CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County’s first wedding of the New Year was also the last performed by County Clerk David Orr.

Since 1991, Orr has married the couple looking to obtain the first marriage license of the year, providing donated gifts for the newlyweds. 315 more words

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Couple Braves Arctic Chill To Get Cook County's First Marriage Of 2018

CHICAGO (CBS) — For the last time in nearly 30 years, Cook County Clerk David Orr presided over a wedding for the first couple of the year to get a marriage license in Cook County. 601 more words

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Join the World Peace Diet

Photo: Lookout Mountain, Tennessee by Jan Bill

When we heal the earth, We heal ourselves. David Orr

The World Peace Diet is painless to practice. Devised by Will Tuttle, Ph.D., the visionary speaker, educator, author, and musician shares the impact the foods we consume has on not only our physical bodies, but also on our spiritual well-being. 1,934 more words

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The end of 2017 is a good time to reflect on the surprising fact that the past year was not all a dream. We do indeed live in a world in which President of the United States Donald John Trump routinely misuses quotation “marks” while conducting “foreign policy” on “Twitter”; we really have heard the last from Chuck Berry; and it is actually the case that a large number of powerful men appear to have been laboring for years under the impression that the American workplace was pants-optional.

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"It was not reassuring, but it offers complicity. Poetry is not a lullaby."

As someone who uses poetry to help her think more deeply about personal experiences and publicly encourages others to do the same, I get irritated at poetry critics who write condescendingly about the practice. 317 more words

"If adult poetry sometimes seems to exist in the shadow of fiction and music, children’s poetry more than holds its place in the sun."

 “The most remarkable thing about poetry’s unpopularity isn’t that it exists, but that it exists in the wake of a period in which poems were not merely popular, but embraced with a fierce and unembarrassed joy.

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Three Reading Mysteries of Life

Three reading mysteries of life:

  1. Kids love to be read to and mostly love reading–until around ages 11 or 12, when interest in reading plummets for most of them.
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