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In the center of Brighton, beside the iconic nineteenth-century clock tower, stands a small solitary tree. It is an olive tree, an evergreen that retains small leathery leaves into the winter. The tree stands at a junction, especially busy during rush hour on a Friday...read more
Posted on 12 Jan 2020 in ESTEAM Champions / 83 Views Nanci Nott interviews Western Australian author, Nadia L. King, about her newest book, Claire Malone Changes the World. Together, they explore the concept of fiction as a catalyst for social change and individual...read more
For Nicole Crabtree, this is a dream come true. As an auntie and aspiring author on a mission to express her love of reading and share her own stories with a family who lives far away, Nicole decided to create a book series that can be shared with the world. Click...read more
Walking through a nearby park at dusk the other night, I saw a single spark. Then another. Soon there were too many to count, hovering in the airspace between my chin and my ankles, lighting my way past the lake, the gazebo, and over the boney cast iron bridge. Who...read more
This is who I am: Devil’s Den, Bull Run Farm, Sages Ravine, Spruce Knob, Dickinson’s Reach, Heron’s Rip, Moosilauke, Arun River Valley, Central Harlem, Cedar Mesa, Chama River, Chichicastango, Arch Rock, Drake’s Beach, Glacier Bay, Lake Atitlan, Knoll Farm. That’s my...read more
The definition of farmer is: “a person who cultivates land or crops or raises animals (such as livestock or fish).” In use, however, the term isn’t that clear. The most recent USDA numbers show more than half of today’s farmers have a primary occupation other than...read more
STOP 5G WIFI KILLER – NOW! This Is a Planetary Emergency A highly dangerous addition to the Electro-Magnetic Frequencies that emanate from mobile phone masts, WiFi, Smart Phone, I Pod and all similar electromagnetic technologies, is to be introduced...read more
Help your child be ready for kindergarten by beginning daily literacy activities in infancy.read more
We have all heard that being outside in the fresh air has amazing health benefits. We have also heard that planting flowers can be therapeutic. But did you know that gardening has amazing developmental benefits for kids?read more
For those kids, I’m the only lesbian they’ve seen other than Ellen. Sometimes middle school girls will cry when I sign their books. I am their bookish, gay lady Beatle.
But most kids don’t care at all. I am a grown-up who wrote a book they read. Cool. Can you sign my book and my arm? Yes, I can if your teacher says it’s okay.
My presentation is not about being gay. It’s not about my personal life or my marriage.read more
What does it mean to be human is an urgent question for me as I face the destabilizing and possibly cataclysmic changes that global climate change is bringing. This question necessitates a thorough understanding of what is malleable in our human condition and what is not. Honoring humanity must be a starting point in seeking new ways to live.read more
It has become increasingly apparent throughout the past decade that the nation state, and the traditional notion that it represents a culturally cohesive citizen’s platform, is no longer a valid supposition.In Europe, countries have been stripped of their status as...read more
We have known for a while that people who are most successful in business read fiction. And people who read fiction have more empathy, no matter where they land on the gender or personality trait spectrum.It’s interesting to me that genre fiction — sci-fi, mystery,...read more
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a dire warning last week: We need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and we need to do it fast to avoid catastrophic climate change.At the current rate, our global carbon budget will be spent in the next 10 to 14...read more
I gripped the steering wheel of my car. My father was dead. As my knuckles turned white I realized my hands were like his. Sunburnt on top, calloused underneath. We both loved to dig in the earth. He died where he feared—away from home. The brain tumors...read more
The human aesthetic—the perception and sensory contemplation of a subject—is so strongly influenced by the terms and phrases we adopt into our lexicon that we ought to pay close attention to them. We see, hear, and smell our environment using the senses we have...read more
Do you think that the fairy tales are made for children? You are wrong. You are four times wrong. Tales are not purely fiction. They are constructions through fiction. They are not fairy tales. Their own realities are constructed. You do not have to believe them. They...read more
The White House Family Cookbook (with Executive Chef Henry Haller) "This hefty volume offers an intriguing glimpse of presidential history." - Publishers Weekly "This is a classic!" - Liz Carpenter, former White House Press Secretary "This elegant and easy-to-follow...read more