A Book Reading Sonnet

Continuing the adventure, lost in the crisp flip my imagination savors, elates in this new world. Each turn of phrase — each syllable! — tightens the grip inhaling deeply, noticing even my toes are curled.

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Dana’s Story

  The volunteer tutors of OLC are the heartbeat of our mission, doing the incredible work week in and week out of opening the world of words to low-literate friends. In 2016, OLC volunteers contributed almost 5,000 hours of service to the community.

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Reading Changes Lives

Last year, I had the incredible pleasure of working with two phenomenally-talented illustrators as they took my words and brought them to life (Travis Hanson; Wilson Tharp).

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Give Ozarks Day

The outlook is quite brilliant for the fateful ninth this May where all the dreamers and doers are coming out to play. The Community Foundation, with the help of BKD, have challenged all the non-profits, “Raise money creatively! 

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Born to Read

George Brett was born to hit. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John were born to hand jive. Both Christopher McDougall and Bruce Springsteen were born to run.

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You Keep Saying that Word…

For the twenty-four hours that is May 9, 2017, Ozarks Literacy Council (OLC) will join around 200 other organizations in southwest Missouri for “Give Ozarks Day” — a one-day, social media-based, fundraising blitz. Some of the organizations have incredibly heart-warming needs: Give to Camp Barnabas and help repair their pool

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