…Check Out

This week is National Library Week. As its title suggests, it celebrates the purpose and the people behind these institutions. No longer merely emporiums of books, the library has expanded it’s world while staying true to its purpose—providing access to knowledge.

…Read Out

Welcome to February, fellow crusaders! It’s the shortest month of the year, but it makes up for it with plenty of reasons to celebrate. There’s Black History Month, Groundhog Day, Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, and that’s only the first half of the month. Kicking off the month are two events that go together perfectly —…

…Think, Think, Think

Deep into the work week the world can start to weigh heavily on you. Thankfully, there’s days like today to help snap you out of it. Today, in case you were curious, is Winnie the Pooh Day. In honor of A.A. Milne’s birthday we celebrate everyone’s favorite chubby little cubby (and Eeyore, and Kanga, and…

…make mankind our business

“Mankind was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were, all, my business.” Jacob Marley in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” Happy Christmas Eve, crusaders! Or as it’s known in the Scrooge household — The night the ghosts came. While the lessons of Ebenezer Scrooge are many, I’ve always been touched by the fact that…

…Find Middle Ground

It’s official, Middle-earth is coming to the small screen. Apologies for the lack of exclamation point, but at this point there’s too many unknowns to determine if more flamboyant punctuation is needed. What is known is that Amazon has acquired the television rights for the beloved J.R.R. Tolkien trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings.” I’ll…