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Storytelling: A Guest Post by Jen Braaksma

“Mom, what’s the oldest profession?” My 14-year-old daughter asked. The context was, quite innocently, about career paths, but I had to laugh. And then pause. How much of this conversation did I want to have with my teen? “Prostitution,” I answered with a smile and a sigh. “At least that’s the saying.” She frowned at […]

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Storytelling with Children

Once limited to gathering around a campfire or sitting at the knee of a grandparent, storytelling is much more than a way to pass down tales of history or legends of another world. Storytelling has in fact become an art form of its own and has grown in such popularity that it has a guild, […]

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Little Free Library

In just about every community you’ll find a library. But in some areas, libraries are not as accessible based on location and scarcity of available books. In keeping with the theme of uplifting folks through books, Little Free Library Organization has been promoting literacy since 2009. With the goal of building literacy across the globe, […]

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Spy

This story by Danielle Steel draws you into the life of a privileged, young English woman, Alexandra Wickman. Five years after her coming out ball in 1934 where she was presented to King George V and Queen Mary, Alex makes the decision to leave a life of security for the war effort by in enlisting […]

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Create Lasting Conference Experiences

Fifty? One hundred? I’ve lost count of the conferences that I’ve attended over the years. Some have been professional conferences focused on re-honing skills and attaining continuing education credits. At others I’ve been a keynote speaker (yeah, really) or have presented in breakout sessions. But those conferences never hold a candle to the ones that […]

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