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Articles for January 2017 

Jan 30, 2017


Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

I'm not much for spring cleaning - I get energized about cleaning, organizing, and discarding in January. It's a new year! I don't just stop with putting away the Christmas decorations. I get rid of clothes I haven't worn in years, important papers that obviously weren't important (if they've been sitting on my desk for years), and cans of food that reached their expiration date (not years ago…  MORE >>

Jan 23, 2017

Stand up. Speak out. Act.

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

Stand up. Speak out. Act.

Marches are a start, but when you see basic rights eroded, when the environment is imperiled, when (as my mother would have said) everything is going to hell in a handbasket, what else can you do? Donate to the causes you believe in. Contact your congressmen and women. Take inspiration from books like these:

The rights of women : the…  MORE >>

Jan 16, 2017

When Walking Is Hazardous to Your Health

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

Is walking more one of your New Year's resolutions? Everyone knows that walking is an excellant form of exercise, but I know that there are serious risks associated with taking a nice, little walk. I know because a number of years ago, I was hit by a car as I was crossing the street in an unmarked crosswalk by someone making a left turn into... me. Middle of a sunny, summer day. I had the…  MORE >>

Topics: General

Jan 9, 2017

Earth Spirit, Earth Justice

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Remember those hopeful days that gave birth to the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970? According to Earth Day Network, "Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage…  MORE >>

Topics: General
Articles for January 2017