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Rooster Racket

Apparently, roosters in Zambia have not been taught rooster etiquette. Or maybe it’s me that’s had the wrong idea all these years. Isn’t it true, on the idyllic farm that as the sun begins to brighten the sky, the roosters crow? 228 more words



Stop Talking, and Take a Step with Jeremy Courtney – Who do you fear the most? Who bothers you? Here’s the… http://bit.ly/2DlgJKA

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Folding Cranes

This whole thing started on Oct 23, 2017 on International Peace Day. Colleagues at the Havre de Grace Library presented the idea of having some activities to commemorate the day and one of the ideas was to make 1000 cranes, a long time symbol for peace, health, and well-being. 349 more words


The Great Admissions Reading Challenge 2: Book 36: Unbroken

Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken was a perfect book for a day when I was sick at home; I listened to it on audiobook while I recuperated. What a powerful story detailing the life and service of Olympian distance runner Louis “Louie” Zamperini. 87 more words


The Great Admissions Reading Challenge 2: Book 35: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The line between worlds is mysterious and tenuous in Neil Gaiman’s novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I’ve been careful in this challenge not to read a synopsis of the story ahead of time for the books not previously known to me; that made this story really enjoyable as I tried to figure out just what was going on along the way. 29 more words


How Insulting!

“He is a self-made man and worships his creator.” The quote from the British statesman John Bright appeared in my Facebook newsfeed this week. The short quip about a current American politician was so spot on that I had to jot it down for future reference. 557 more words

Cultural Highlights

The Great Admissions Reading Challenge 2: Book 34: The Nightingale

I’m still teary, this one was really emotional. Kristin Hannah’s novel The Nightingale is a tale of two sisters living in occupied France during WWII, one trying to survive passively while quietly protecting those she loves and the other seeking a far more active and dangerous path in the French resistance, but each exhibiting their heroism in their own way. 61 more words