One thing Mama showed me throughout my life was a commitment to vote. One of my earliest memories is going with her to a building and standing beside her in a booth with a curtain.
Happy International Literacy Day!
There's nothing like being a person who heavily relies on her ability to read and easily comprehend challenging herself by going places where she is functionally illiterate. I've done it twice so far. Although, I can technically still read French. Every American should do it at least once, without demanding or expecting that people speak …
Beat Back the Blogging Blues
The blogging wells run dry for us all from time to time. There’s regular ol’ “I can’t think of anything to say” writer’s block, when you want to blog but can’t — we’ve written about that before. And then there’s a deeper sense of blogging ennui, when you don’t even want to log in and wonder if it’s time to throw in the blogging towel.
It might be the right time to call it quits; there’s no rule that blogs have to be eternal or that you always need to blog in the same place, and it might be time to close one chapter and start something else. But it might just be the kind of lull we all experience in long-term projects; in all things, from work to parenting to creative pursuits to our favorite TV shows, our enthusiasm waxes and wanes.
Here are six ways to push through the wane and…
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