Is south suburban mom Megan Fox on a campaign to make the Orland Park Public Library safer for patrons, as she insists? Or is she on an all-out drive to malign the facility, as library officials contend? The monthlong battle between the southwest suburban library
"I read the books so other parents won’t have to" she [Fox] said.
So today is one of those anniversaries for me that I wish I didn’t have. 29 years ago my dad passed away after his four year fight with brain cancer.
I only had ten years with my dad. I am now at the age he was when he was diagnosed.
All of it just really sucks.
After such long of a time has passed, grief changes. It doesn’t go away. No, it never does that. Instead it becomes a really bad ninja. You see it is always there lurking in the shadows. Sometimes it makes itself known at the usual times, birthdays, etc. It also shows up when you don’t think it should or don’t expect it to. Your daughters doing something funny and/or stupid. Seeing an old picture of him and realizing that your youngest looks exactly like him. All this time - 29 years - it is there.
for some Rainbow Loom! Miss M (the newly christened 9 yr old) got one for her birthday. They are all the rage among the little folk. So tonight she decided she would teach her old mom how to make a simple bracelet and a fish-tailed one. She was an excellent teacher to the point that when she couldn’t remember how exactly to do a fish-tail one, she consulted the video encyclopedia of her generation, the You-Tuber.
I rocked that Rainbow Loom so hard it didn’t know what hit it.
Sister Antonia Brenner, a Beverly Hills-raised mother of seven who became a Roman Catholic nun and moved into a notorious Tijuana prison where she spent more than three decades mending broken lives, easing tensions and dispensing everything from toothbrushes to bail money, has died. She was 86.
Rachel Reynolds Luster is one of thousands of rural librarians working to create a hub for learning.
"Often, the library is the only place in a small community that people can go to access technology, to fill out job applications, to continue their learning," says Tena Hanson of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.
I was an employee of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center when we first began to suspect that our son had ASD. My job at the time was to write programs to analyze data collected in various drug protocols. I didn’t need to know anything about clinical trials to do my job, but after a few…
This is an excellent tumblr about one man’s experience with his autistic 10 year old son. Highly recommended.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, libraries in New York helped storm victims find documents, fill out forms, connect to the Internet and plan how to rebuild. There’s a growing awareness of the important role libraries can play in disaster relief.
Libraries are much more than just a warehouse of books.