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Literacy Lit

I work part-time as an Adult Literacy Coordinator at the Echo Park branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, and one of the programs I started is a “literacy book club.” 308 more words

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Complete in Christ

Complete brings to mind that my dear friend of fifty plus years completed her journey on earth this week. I will miss her. She was a grandmother too. 250 more words


Some Thoughts: Education by Tara Westover

I usually don’t read memoirs–mostly because they feel self-absorbed to me. There are few things more self-involved than writing an entire book about yourself. I suppose I gravitate toward fiction because the author’s voice can be couched in characters’ voices. 427 more words


Dancing Through It by Jenifer Ringer

On Emotional Drama

Dancing Through It is an autobiography following the career of principal ballerina Jenifer Ringer who struggles to balance her passions, eating disorder, and youth as she rises to fame with the New York City Ballet Company. 513 more words


It's The Little Things (an excerpt from a book to my children)

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Dr. Seuss

I remember as a child thinking that my birthday, Christmas, Easter, summer, etc., was never coming.

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Taking Flight by Michaela DePrince & Elaine DePrince

On Style

Taking Flight is a heartfelt memoir written in simple prose that is effective at delivering much of its narrative. This book is as much a refugee story as a ballerina’s autobiography, and we begin the book learning that Michaela DePrince, famous dancer, was only four when she survived revolutionary Sierra Leone. 1,042 more words


Things Lea Thompson Should Have Warned Me About

I never ever complain about being short because to be honest, most of the time, I don’t notice that I’m height deficient. I’ve always been this size so it’s not like I know any different. 1,086 more words