Blogs

R.I.P. Maeve Binchy and Gore Vidal by Laura Raphael

The reading world recently lost two greats: Maeve Binchy and Gore Vidal.

Voluntary Water Rationing

Several Tulsa County communities have issued voluntary water rationing...

Today, July 31, Mayor Bartlett signed a resolution asking City of Tulsa residents to participate in voluntary water rationing.

As part of the voluntary rationing, the City asks households on even-numbered streets to water on even-numbered calendar days. Households on odd-numbered streets are asked to water on odd-numbered calendar days.

Celebrating The Olympics: Jim Thorpe In Six Quotes

Here are some of the Jim Thorpe quotes found in Kate Buford's Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe.

1. "I went to play baseball in North Carolina for a couple of summers and paid for it the rest of my life."

2. "How could anyone get hurt playing football?" 

3. "Thrills were mostly hard work for me." 

For the Olympics: Jim Thorpe in Six Quotes

Book cover

Here are some of the Jim Thorpe quotes found in Kate Buford's Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe.

1. "I went to play baseball in North Carolina for a couple of summers and paid for it the rest of my life."

2. "How could anyone get hurt playing football?" 

3. "Thrills were mostly hard work for me." 

Making Sense of Tragedy by Rebecca Howard

I always find it interesting to know why a person reads.  Is she reading for information, enlightenment or escape?  Generally speaking, I read in order to make sense or to make meaning.  While I am often nothing like the characters about which I read, they teach me or help me understand something in a new way.  Walking around in another character’s head for a while helps me develop greater empathy for my fellow humans.  It may even help me be kinder to myself.  I think this why I so frequently read b

Pages