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Community In The Time of Cholera

Community In The Time of Cholera

We’ve done all the things.  We limited our hours and then we finally shut our doors.  We are all engaging in social distancing, if not self-isolation.  We wash our hands until they are red and dry, and then rub hand sanitizer on them to boot.  We obsessively clean everything with Clorox wipes.  We use words in our regular everyday vocabulary now that had no place there before…coronavirus, shelter-in-place, immunocompromised.  We have limited payroll, putting the livelihoods of our most important assets at risk.  We are seeing our sales and the sales of our fellow small business people slowly dwindle daily...

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Bibliotherapy

Bibliotherapy

Incredible people pick your books every month.  People who come from a variety of different backgrounds, have different interests, tastes, and definitely senses of humor.  Real people.  In our current social media efforts, we are introducing you to all the players here at Page 1.  We have called ourselves literary matchmakers because we want you to fall in love with the book we pick for you. But it’s more than that.   I’ve recently also started thinking about us as bibliotherapists.  Bibliotherapy actually is a respected practice of addressing life challenges with literature and writing.  And while none of us are...

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Don't should yourself AKA #showusyourbooks

Don't should yourself AKA #showusyourbooks

Maybe it’s a rebel streak or a general “abominable sort of conceited independence” (anyone?), but I don’t like “shoulds”.

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On being the weird kid

On being the weird kid

I was a weird kid.  And truthfully, though I have learned how to behave (sort of), I still kind of feel like a weird adult.  (I prefer eccentric, but for the dramatic effect, we will go with weird.)  Does reading make you weird or do you read because you're already weird?  I don’t know.  But I do know that as a reader, I always felt on the outside of the material world, but normal within my real world of books. In the early 70s, at David Wicks preschool in the All Saints Episcopal Church in Corpus Christi Texas, only two...

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Päntsdrunk: Drinking at Home. Alone. In Your Underwear.

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Päntsdrunk:  Drinking at Home.  Alone.  In Your Underwear.

Remember all that feel-good last week about the universe conspiring for your success?  Well, let me tell you, she is one crafty minx.

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