Honoring Black History: Art and Craft


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★ AALBC the Largest Site Dedicated to Books by or About People of African Descent

Black American Artists — Take the Quiz

Black History Month Outlook by KandiOnline

Books to Celebrate Black History



Happy New Year


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Hi Friends,

Welcome to a new year and a new decade. Grab your favorite hat and throw it where you will and do your toe touches 1-2-3; in the spirit of MTM (here’s s1e1; stream it, if you haven’t already)  — you’re gonna make it after all! Wishing you a wonderful fulfilling year. May your efforts to find life-work balance be fruitful.

A friend led me to these inspiring ladies (fangirl) who seem to be the epitome of slaying the life-work balance conundrum.

Stay warm. Stay welcoming. Stay wondering and wandering too. 

Hey, Tina — that looks just like my new parka too! 

via Oprah on Instagram: “You better believe I was going to visit the Mary Tyler Moore statue when I touched down in Minnesota! Thank you for joining me, Tina Fey.…”


Happy Thanksgiving


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#thanksgiving #friendsgiving #family #autumn #familytraditions

Hi, friends, 

I’d like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving this year. Also, thank you to those that introduced me to the publishing site where newbies can launch creative content and have a chance to take care of their family by getting paid to do so.

My New Flash Prose

I have a new flash piece; Thanksgiving at Our Redwood Table that I’ve created, inspired by family at Thanksgiving. It’s a raw work, not perfect but with its imperfections brings us together to remember family and friends in a fond way. Signifying gratefulness at this evolving holiday.

Thank you for your support.



Thanksgiving at Our Redwood Table – Hope H. – Medium


A Memoir Book Review

              “love bursts the bubbles…”                               photo via creative commons.

Hi friends,

I’m so honored to finally share my latest book review with you. It’s a bit of a stretch from my usual LIS reference resources but if you’re looking for something enticingly different — check it out. 

Thanks to Katy and the folks at NewPages!

Inheritance by Dani Shapiro | NewPages.com

Here are some books to movies you can tune into this fall.

Welcome to Fall 2019


Jack and Jill are delighted by the cool fall weather. How about you? Photo via Creative Commons.

Binge Away: Audio, or better yet, read it and then watch it.

Some Halloweeny Ideas


A shallow and self-centered prince is cursed by a witch to transform into a beast for the rest of his life unless he can make a woman love him before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. Belle, a bookish girl ahead of her time, saves her father from the clutches of the beast by offering to remain a prisoner in his stead.

Based On: The Story of Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellan, Emma Thompson, Hattie Morahan

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