Reluctantly*: Effective Politickin’ for the Formerly Unfamiliar

The decision to exercise my right to vote was a difficult one. There have been very few candidates that inspire me. Naturally, I retreat until it is time for me to collect my sticker that would be better suited with one added word: reluctantly. Still, I vote. I vote because I am underrepresented though I […]

Pack Horse Library

Inspiration: The Pack Horse Library Project in rural Kentucky (From Wikipedia) Because of the Great Depression and a lack of budget money, the American Library Association estimated in May 1936 that around a third of all Americans no longer had “reasonable” access to public library materials.[2] Eastern, rural Kentucky is a geographically isolated area, cut off from much of the […]

I Voted: Why and Other Things to Consider

Every two years I hear the same joke while I’m waiting in line at my polling place. Someone stepping out of the booth grabs a sticker on their way out the door, and the worker manning the table laughs, “That’s why we do it, right?” Maybe. I voted because it’s easy. And it’s not enough. […]