November 13, 2021

When the Heart is Generous

First of all, if you live in Lafayette Parish, please go vote “yes” for the library millage. If you’re wondering why, my own reasons are in this post and this post. Don’t worry – we’ll wait. Now that you’ve done you civic duty, I have a couple of thoughts for you on the topic of […]

Posted by christina
At 08:03 AM

November 6, 2021

For the Sake of Stories

Last week, I spent some time exploring the situation our local libraries are in and how we got here. This week, I’d like to continue the discussion by looking at some of the benefits a strong library system brings to our community — in other words, what we risk losing if the millage ultimately fails […]

Posted by christina
At 05:16 PM

October 29, 2021

For the Love of Libraries

I think everyone who knows us knows one thing about us: our family loves books. The bookshelves line the walls to the point that there’s no room to hang art. There are stacks by everyone’s desk, on everyone’s nightstand, and (often) in the van. Naturally, something else comes with our love of books: a love […]

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At 06:02 PM

October 23, 2021

Seeds of Hospitality

It’s long past time I wrote about Kim. First, the background. Craig and I were married the weekend between exams and graduation. That summer, we moved a solid 1,000 miles away from our families. We knew no one; our closest contact was my graduate program director, with whom I had had a couple of phone […]

Posted by christina
At 09:59 AM

September 25, 2021

Fall at Last

I wait all summer for this time of year, when the heat finally breaks. Towards the end of August there’s a little something in the air that’s different, a hint that someday it will be safe to wear sweaters again. It’s not actually any cooler, but the breeze seems to hold a promise for the […]

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At 11:49 AM
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