Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week: Celebrate your Freedom to Read

Have you read The Hunger Games, Fahrenheit 451, or To Kill a Mockingbird? If so, you’ve read a banned book. Congratulations! The American Library Association promotes awareness of challenges to our right to read everyday, but the last week of September is a time to celebrate our freedom to read with Banned Books Week. School …

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Six Tips for Running Your First Race

Six Tips for Running Your First Race

Previously, in my blog post titled, “How I Became a Runner,” I spoke briefly about training for my first race. The training is hard, no doubt. It takes a mental and physical stamina that must be developed. It isn’t the training that keeps some people away from racing. Interestingly, I know several people who put …

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Why I Quit My Day Job

One month ago today, I followed through with a radical decision. I decided to leave my job and start this blog, among other adventures. This decision did not come lightly, nor is it without its drawbacks, but I know it was the right decision for me. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t hate my job. …

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Explore Your City

Explore Your City

Yesterday I had the opportunity to explore an area of the city I have never been. It was an area I would normally avoid, but I didn’t find the run-down city streets I expected. Instead I found a very cute little area and realized I unjustly condemned this part of the city. I often comment …

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100 Days Without Chocolate

100 Days Without Chocolate

Today marks 100 days since I decided to take a challenge offered by lifehack.org to improve my life. In their article “60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 days,” they list actions you can take to, as the article’s title suggests, improve your life. I am always a sucker for one …

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