Yesterday our family had the opportunity to serve a meal at the Response to Love Center in Buffalo, NY. Service will become a part of our family's life in 2011; it is time that we reach out beyond our own four walls.
Students - you may notice that this poem asks a question right in the last line. If you want your reader to think about something, go ahead and ask a direct question in your writing. You will not get to hear the answers in your readers' heads, but you will stir up some thinking. And stirring up questions is part of any writer's responsibility.
If you did not notice the sidebar note, I will be donating $1 to Reading is Fundamental for every new twitter follower I receive before December 31, 2010. Here is a list of those participating in this campaign for RIF, launched by Jason Pinter. If you are not on twitter, I have to say that I wondered about it too. I'd describe twitter as a quick version of facebook with many fascinating links and connections...all tied to what interests you most, professionally or personally.
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