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what can you do: LITERACY

what can you do: LITERACY

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,...
who is the face of illiteracy?

who is the face of illiteracy?

…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...
how hard would it be to shop if you couldnt read?

how hard would it be to shop if you couldnt read?

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...
may we always remember

may we always remember

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...
books open our eyes to the world

books open our eyes to the world

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...