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Articles for July 2018 

Jul 30, 2018


Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

With immigration so much in the news (see last week's article), I have been thinking of parallels with the past. The United States has not had an unblemished history when dealing with immigrants (willing or the unwilling slaves) or with other groups of people who were "different". Think of the Chinese Exclusion Act and Executive Order 9006 creating the Japanese Relocation Camps. We are now…  MORE >>

Jul 23, 2018

Families Belong Together

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

Immigration issues are front page news again with the separation of children from their detained parents. If you have just returned from Mars, this is a bit of the latest news (at the time that I am writing): 

"Federal officials said Friday that 450 children have now been reunited with their parents to comply with a federal judge’s order that the Trump administration…  MORE >>

Jul 16, 2018

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”  So wrote John Muir in  Our National Parks. I also used his words for the title of this article.

When we are constantly bombarded by disturbing news, it is good to step away for a while. We need…  MORE >>

Jul 9, 2018

Give Peas a Chance

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Librarian

Okay, I couldn't resist the title "Give Peas a Chance" after last week's "Give Peace a Chance".  These two articles aren't as far apart as you might think - one about peacemaking and one about food.  People come together around the table.  A sense of community is established. There are traditions around food.  Religious traditions of feasting and fasting, of sacrifice and…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith, General
Articles for July 2018