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Mar 30, 2020

National Poetry Month

Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

April is National Poetry Month. Last year, we celebrated by gathering to read and discuss poetry. Some of us handed out poems to passers-by in front of the church on Poem in a Pocket Day. This year, we invite you to come into the library as soon as we re-open to check out some poetry books!

When I was a junior in high school, my friend Marguerite and I used to go to a coffee house…  MORE >>

Mar 23, 2020


Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

Water. Oceans, lakes, rivers teeming with fish. Rain that makes the crops grow and that fills the oceans and lakes and rivers which then send the water up to the clouds so it can rain down on us in an unending circle. But sometimes there is too much rain and rivers overflow their banks. Sometimes there is too little rain and crops wither and die.

Life-giving water. According to World…  MORE >>

Mar 16, 2020


Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

With summer come wildfires, but I have never known a summer in western Washington like the summers of 2017 and 2018 for the number and severity of fires and the hazy skies and the smell of smoke in the air. California is no stranger to fires. The first year that I lived in Los Angeles, I remember watching the Santa Monica Mountains burn from my living room window. Cousins have had to evacuate…  MORE >>

Mar 9, 2020


Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

Breathe. Just stop and breathe. When you are stressed or anxious, breathe. When I lived on Mercer Island, I went to a yoga studio that offered pranayama sessions, yogic breathing. I'm not a good breather. When I'm busy, it feels as though I just stop breathing altogether. My breathing is sometimes shallow or ragged, but now I practice breathing techniques. If you are nervous before taking your…  MORE >>

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