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Welcome to Another Year of Learning

I look forward to our adventure in learning this year and who we will all become through the process. Here are a couple of quotes about learning to start us off on our journey. “The best thing for being sad,” … Continue reading

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Why Write?

A quote from Henri Nouwen: One of the arguments we often use for not writing is this:   “I have nothing original to say.  Whatever I might say, someone else has already said it, and better than I will ever be … Continue reading

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Finding How to Write–Some Quotes From Author Natalie Goldberg

“If you’re having difficulty coming up with new ideas, then slow down. For me, slowing down has been a tremendous source of creativity. It has allowed me to open up — to know that there’s life under the earth and … Continue reading

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Why read poetry? #2

“[O]ne of the reasons to invite poetry into our lives… [is] to meet our invisible guests—grief, joy, anger, doubt, and confusion. We read poetry from this deep hunger to know ourselves and the world.” “…poetry is the genre of the … Continue reading

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Expanding Your Interest in Contemporary Poetry

Check this link for online poetry magazines for young people, contests, and places to submit poems and other writing.

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Why Read Poetry?

“Read poetry because of the times you have stopped to look at rain fall through the light of a street lamp and wished you knew the words that made it what it was. Read poetry because you are lonely and … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

A quote as we embark on our research related to world religions: “The problem to be faced is: how to combine loyalty to one’s own tradition with reverence for different traditions.” ― Abraham Joshua Heschel

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