LIBRARIES: OASES NOT CAVES

Where would you go for disaster relief? No, I am not talking about the economy; I am referring to events that would evacuate citizens to designated shelters, such as hospitals or schools. A New York Times article this morning points to better choices: libraries. The suggestion was made when Eric Klinenberg, a sociologist at

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Mom’s Letter to Me At My Daughter’s Age (52)

My mother’s handwriting has always been difficult to read. She never apologized for it. When she sent me to the store with her list, those college summers I was home, long before cell phones, I learned to have her read them to me before I left. I suspect whenever she took a pen or pencil

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Smart Kids Want More

Monday, February 4, 2013 

What You Read is Who You Are

At the end of a four-day weekend, my granddaughter was bored. Dad still had work to do at his desk, but the generally cooperative child who can easily entertain herself was tired of writing and even tired of Legos. Luckily, I called as pre-arranged to read with her over the phone. We had started

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Living with immigration

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS…

Living in a border state, one can hardly escape thinking about immigration. I have always thought a fence for keeping people out is delusional. Spending millions (or is it billions?) on a more sophisticated border fence is obscene. Think of what that money could do to educate and prepare people wanting economic

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