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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott (non-fiction excerpt)

A tall African American man with no front teeth fell into step with me as I left the bleachers to go look for some lunch. He tugged on the sleeve of my sweater, and I looked up at him, and he handed me a Polaroid someone had taken of him and his friends that day […] Read more

Book of Isaiah, 8:23-9:3

First the Lord degraded the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali; but in the end he has glorified the seaward road, the land west of the Jordan, the District of the Gentiles. Anguish has taken wing, dispelled is darkness: for there is no gloom where but now there was distress. The people who […] Read more

Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled

Water By Peter H. Gleick Think about where you are right now. How far away is the nearest faucet with safe water? Probably not very far. Yet every second of every day in the United States, a thousand people buy and open up a plastic bottle of commercially produced water, and every second of every […] Read more

Breathing Lessons By Anne Tyler

Maggie and Ira Goldstein had to go to a funeral in Pennsylvania. Maggie’s girlhood friend had lost her husband. Deerlick lay on a narrow country road some 90 miles north of Baltimore, and the funeral was scheduled for 10:30 Saturday morning, so Ira figured they should start around 8. This made him grumpy. He was […] Read more

Bret Hart Bio – Practice Script

In his own words, Bret Hart’s honest, perceptive, startling account of his life in and out of the pro wrestling ring. The sixth-born son of the pro wrestling dynasty founded by Stu Hart and his elegant wife, Helen, Bret Hart is a Canadian icon. As a teenager, he could have been an amateur wrestling Olympic […] Read more

Bridget’s Beret, by Tom Lichtenheld (Children’s Literature)

Of course, Bridget had lots of art supplies, but her most important art supply wasn’t something to draw or paint with. It was a hat. Not just any old hat, but a big black beret. The kind of hat that lots of Great Artists wear. Before Bridget made any kind of art, she’d put on […] Read more

Business Audiobook- Asking for authoritative read

WHEN I WAS a young boy, my father used to tell me stories about the great legends in business. He would talk about all their great accomplishments and the power and wealth they had accumulated. The legends included J. Paul Getty, T. Boone Pickens, Warren Buffet, and others. I felt as though I could sit […] Read more

Butterfly Forest

I saw the car coming slowly around the block, the Atlantic Ocean dark in the background, a strobe of distant heat lightning threading gold stitches through the clouds. I entered the alleyway, the smell of garbage pungent in the night air. I knew he personally wanted to turn my backbone into calcium powder. They were […] Read more

Catcher in the Rye

“Where I want to start telling is the day I left Pencey Prep. Pencey Prep is this school that’s in Agerstown, Pennsylvania. You probably heard of it. You’ve probably seen the ads, anyway. They advertise in about a thousand magazines, always showing some hotshot guy on a horse jumping over a fence. Like as if […] Read more

Central Station Synopsis By Walter Salles, Jr.

In the Brazilian film “Central Station”, Dora is a retired schoolteacher who makes ends meet by sitting at the station writing letters for illiterate people. Suddenly, she has an opportunity to pocket $1,000. All she has to do is persuade a homeless 9 year old boy to follow her to an address she has been […] Read more