All month, we’ve been talking about LITERACY in Northwest Arkansas. (follow #NWArkCares to see the other articles and topics) If you know anything about me, you know I like to find solutions. When I know there is a problem and I can lend my voice to it, I’m all over it if there is actually… Read More what can you do: LITERACY
…it was the topic at lunch this week. Answer: you can’t tell. If it is estimated that 56% of adults in AR can only read at a 4th grade level then looking around the restaurant I was stunned to think of the number of people in the room we could be talking about. I was… Read More who is the face of illiteracy?
Ever thought about false illiteracy? I was sitting in a Starbucks earlier this month talking with a friend about reading, literacy and all the things that have been circling my mind this month. We are both in marketing professions and I was struck by something we both realized. How many people go through life never… Read More how hard would it be to shop if you couldnt read?
This morning I got a lump in my throat. The one that comes every year on Patriots Day. The one that I get when I open Facebook or turn on the TV and see the images. It was the Kennedy assassination of my generation. The imagery that takes us instantaneously back to the moment where… Read More may we always remember
One of my favorite days in elementary school was when the Scholastic book order sheets arrived. I would promptly look at every item, circle the things I was interested in, and couldn’t wait to get home to talk to my mom about what I could order. Then I’d sit with anticipation for the day to… Read More books open our eyes to the world