I received a very special delivery in the mail recently. Imagine my surprise when I opened up a large mailing envelope to find some leather keychains with the World of Difference logo imprinted on them! The package arrived from Guatemala, and the keychains were made by a young man that I met there on my… Read more »
New Program for Hispanic Heritage Month!
Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th. The month is set aside as a time to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. As many of you may know, Hispanic heritage and culture is something… Read more »
The Danger of Assumptions: How We Underestimate Our Adolescents
On my last day of workshops with Stark County District Library, I arrived at my first library of the day and began to wait for the children to arrive. The librarian expressed a concern to me. I usually did my performances in the afternoons. This time her library had been scheduled for a morning slot,… Read more »
The Most Innocent of Invitations: How A Simple Offer Leads to Great Adventures
A couple of years ago, right after I got married, a good friend, Scott, invited my husband and I to stay at his home for the weekend and attend an Ohio State football game as our wedding present. At the same time we were there, he happened to be hosting another friend, Glenn, a triathlete… Read more »