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Saturday, September 21, 2013

favorite bits

I'm all ready for The Literacy Connection next week in Dublin, Ohio. I can hardly wait to see  some favorite friends + meet some new friends. Are you going to be there? If so, please make sure to say hello. I also have to admit that I'm super excited about the visuals for this workshop. I pushed myself to depend on a little text + a lot of image to share my ideas.

Plus I picked up this new "chalky" font, ERASER. Dafont dot com is my all-time favorite font website. Just consider yourself warned: It is a dangerous. You may soon have hundreds of fonts on your computer.

Christy Rush-Levine wrote a post a few weeks ago called "Four Words." It's about encouraging and accepting young adolescents when they write unapologetically. This is a must read for all writing teachers. I hope you don't miss it.

Mary Helen Gensch has a new addition to her family. Mary Helen expected to be the one caring for and changing the life of a foster pup, but instead Harley is teaching her important truths of life. I can't wait for her to write more about this cute little pup.

I bought a few Love Calcutta Arts journals this week for gifts. I like it when my shopping makes a difference in the world. Love Calcutta Arts is dedicated to helping young girls in the red light district of Calcutta, India develop a skill in order to gain economic freedom.

Sari Covered Notebook (no pencil)
Every single time I stop by Holley Gerth's blog, I feel like I'm spoiled with a special treat. This post is no exception. It's about getting out of your own way in order to love people more. I'm committed to worrying less about what people think and more about how to love more. This post resonates with where I am right now.

And don't forget -- the Carnivores giveaway ends Sunday at 8 pm.


  1. I love your favorite bits posts. They are fun!

  2. I'm with Deb, the snippets you hold close as favorite bits are such a treat. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Oh, gosh! Thank you, Ruth! I'm off to check out the journals! xo, a.

  4. Love that quote about stories

  5. Thank you for including me in your favorite bits! That is one of my favorite bits this weekend! Wishing I could be in Ohio next weekend to hear your thoughts.

  6. These are all great. Can't wait to see you and your presentation!


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