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The Penultimate Petal

Remember when we’d pick those forget me nots? You’d always pick the blue ones because you said the white ones were too common.  The dew drops still glistened on each petal like tentative tears I’d feel the guilt at plucking this beautiful flower from the safety of its vines  plucking at my core – But I plucked it anyway.  We’d sit on the damp grass side by side the blades of grass tickling the toes of our bare feet  and...

Champion Literacy In Six Easy Ways

Going Beyond National Literacy Month Literacy is one of the foundations that is important for the development of a child into adulthood. It is not only about the ability to read and write fluently, but it is also about improving self-esteem, building confidence, and preparing a child or young adult for meaningful interactions with the rest of society. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognizes literacy as a right: Literacy is implicit in the right to education…The...