I’ve been inspired! Have you ever wanted to try something new, but never really knew where to start? My attention was recently drawn to a book by Malena Skote entitled Easy Concrete. Now I’ve always wanted to make my own concrete containers, but lacked the knowledge to try. The author has written a book with easy directions, lovely illustrations, and she gives you the encouragement to try.
It's happened to all of us at one point or another. You picked up a new juvenile fiction book, maybe from a friend's suggestion, maybe just on a whim. You started reading it.... and you got hooked! You loved the characters, you loved the setting, and you just loved that book! And then, it's over. Inevitably, there is a "The End," and you sadly had to return the book to the library.
The thing I like best about my job is seeing the children grow, and knowing that I am here to help them find what they may need. I spent twelve years with the Free Library of Philadelphia. During those years, I met many people. I left Philadelphia 10 years ago, but kept in touch with coworkers. What a surprise I got a few weeks ago!
It's been so long since I've been on a vacation. I believe it's time to plan one, and start saving for it right away. I've narrowed it down to Australia or Europe. Maybe now that I've finally decided to do it, it will be easy to save enough money.
Most of us have dined at McDonald’s, or maybe it was our first job. But, do you know how this super franchise got its start? How did it become the favorite fast food place for so many people? It all began with a man named Ray Kroc.
All through the fall and winter, mid-grade students across Missouri were burrowed in with their favorite books in the hopes of attending the Children's Literature Festival in Warrensburg in March. My fourth grade son was among those busy readers.
I realized the other day that the reason I love shopping at my warehouse club might have less to do with the low prices and jumbo sizes and more to do with the way they pack my groceries at the checkout stand. They put them in boxes.
When I was a preschooler, that’s how I wished our groceries came to the house after my mom read me Quiet Quincy and the Delivery Truck by Polly Kemp.
In The Republic, Plato presents what is referred to as “The Allegory of the Cave.” In Book VII of The Republic there is an extensive dialogue on the nature of justice. Socrates describes a cave where prisoners have been held, chained, and immobile since childhood. Their heads are fixed, and they are compelled to look at a wall in front of them. Behind the prisoners is a large fire. Between the fire and the prisoners is a raised walkway where people walk along carrying things on their heads, including human and animal figures.