With little time to spare, it’s best spent to benefit the many.

Now that I am working full days,  off-the-clock time expenditures are considerably  more limited.  Therefore, each bit time potentially of great value, depending on what I do prioritize. Alas,  I have let many days of splendid librarian looks slip by because so busy with books.  However, it does seem important to continue writing out my…

The concept of unity requires active hands to form the reality.

The sense of unreality continues unabated, each time I tune in to current events on the world stage and within the political sphere.  It seems many of us are waiting for the bad and mad to drift aside, and reveal days whose contents are not sullied by worry and scandal and outrage and despair. And…

Hardness of heart is an abomination to the cultivation of soul.

We are moving house soon.  In the midst of packing and envisioned arrangements, the privilege of such preoccupations takes my breath away.  Often, the mundane attending to everyday tasks of family life will unexpectedly elicit a sweeping sense of heartbreak when consciousness seizes upon the fact and fates of the many families and children in…

Removing the transactional nature from a relationship allows for a free exchange.

It has been interesting to learn how very positively people remember their elementary school library experience.  Without exception, each person to whom I’ve mentioned my new employment proves to be equal parts enthusiasm and nostalgia, primarily recalling school libraries as bastions of encouragement in a place that felt safe. These reactions certainly reflect the reasons…

Education should not be seen as frightening in a truly free society.

This is a day that I feel proud to be an American.  Deepest gratitude and respect to all the students who walked out of school today, and the adults who support them.  Demonstrations of civic consciousness are fundamental to our democracy, and we are all responsible for one another’s “general welfare.”  Beyond the shores of America,…