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  • For The Keepers of the Books

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    I sit in the calm quiet of the library as my children pour over the shelves upon shelves of books and I realize how very much at home I feel here. I wouldn’t necessarily identify myself as a bibliophile. I don’t have bookcases full of …

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  • Mockingbird has a Watchman

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    In my last post, I honored late bloomers in writing and encouraged everyone to remember that it’s never too late to chase a dream and develop a talent, whether for the first time or as a rediscovery. (Read that post here.) Shortly thereafter, it was announced …

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  • I Need to Connect

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    “Hello? Is there anybody in there?” As a writer, I tediously waver between desperately needing readers’ critiques and drastically taking measures to avoid them. I’m guessing many of you understand what I’m describing—that pull between needing mass public approval, yet fearing it won’t ever be …

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  • Freedom Found

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    Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. —Frederick Douglass We had a miraculous night in our home recently. Our 7 year old son finished reading his very first chapter book! I can’t describe how full of pride I am over his accomplishment, …

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