i could throw up.

Lol throwing up  in someone’s mouth, just so they stop talking a bunch of crap. I hate when someone tries to manipulate me. Especially, when it is obvious.

There is just no reason for it. I don’t know what gets into people. If you know anything about me at all. I am not one to be coerced into anything, I love or hate everything though, I have learned not to be so rigid

I am open to convincing, of a good idea if I am unaware of facts about a plan. But, lying to get me involved is a sin. Just because, I am wanted to be part of it. I could care less.

I make a decision based on what I know about things and have been told. I believe everything I am told until, I have reason not to. Manipulation is a reason not to get involved.

How does one not know this. Having the nerve to tell me, “You would not have agreed then.” What is this kind of thinking?

CLA Forwarding from ALA

Forwarding from ALA.

Dear CLA Members

Apparently Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) learned nothing from the overwhelming outpouring of opposition to the worst of the USA PATRIOT Act earlier this month. They’re using the Senate Rules to try to ram through – as early as tomorrow – privacy-hostile legislation that’s received no public hearing or Senate floor debate as an amendment to a Department of Defense funding measure. The bill, innocuously dubbed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”), would expose enormous amounts of your personal data to federal, state, and even local law enforcement … without a warrant. Along with many coalition partners, ALA strongly opposed CISA in a letter to Senate leaders last March.

Sometimes, you just can’t explain anything better than a colleague, and Gabe Rottman of the ACLU’s Washington Office spoke up yesterday (with many links to detailed background information) about this issue and the immediate procedural threat in the Senate:

“So, what does the bill . . . do? It’s a surveillance bill, pure and simple. It says that any and all privacy laws, including laws requiring a warrant for electronic communications, and those that protect financial, health or even video rental records, do not apply when companies share ‘cybersecurity’ information, broadly defined, with the government.”

Please, take a minute to read his “Playing Politics With Cybersecurity and Privacy” now. Then, take just 60 more seconds to contact your Senators immediatelywith a simple message:

“VOTE NO on the ‘Burr Amendment’ to the defense bill – or on any such “information sharing” bill without full public hearings and Senate debate.”

Don Wood

Program Officer

Chapter Relations Office

American Library Association

50 East Huron Street

Chicago, IL 60611


1-800-545-2433, ext. 2429; 312-280-2429

312-280-4392 (fax)

This email was sent to ‘andrea@andreancarr.com’ from California Library Association.

Review of The Trees Outside


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The Trees Outside is both a standalone and companion-piece to Angel’s story.  It is a compilation of poetry, freeform, and prose that center around very powerful themes.  It is Andrea Carr’s poetry that absolutely astounds me.  One of my favorite lines, one that hit me right in the heart and left me quiet and still was from “I Can’t Remember.”

I don’t think I could be as brave or as desperate
To execute such a plan.
My only plan for that old tree
Was making a swing with a tire on a rope.
(Andrea N. Carr, excerpt from “I Can’t Remember”

If I have continued to take anything from Carr’s work it is the fact that although we may feel entirely alone in our lives, but the choices we make, the ways we seek to escape how painful reality can be – we have a profound effect on those who love us.  In Carr’s poetry, prose, narratives, there are ghosts along the edges, between the blank spaces.

Her work is so evocative, her style of writing so sincerely raw and emotional at times, that it inspires me as a poet and moves me as a human being.  Each poem she writes is haunting in such a beautiful way.

A lot of Carr’s poetry reminds me, emotionally and sometimes stylistically, of my favorite poet, Ai.  Carr just … astounds.

The Trees Outside includes mostly poetry but there are narrative pieces and essays as well.  It is a shorter read, but only if you’re reading to finish.  If you read to savor, this is a book that will linger on your bedside table in the best way.  (Much the same way as I keep my copy of Dread by Ai next to my bed.)

Again, astounding.  Startling and soulful and all of the things that make a memorable and remarkable writer (and poet).

I haven’t linked to an Amazon page in some time, but if you do love poetry then I sincerely insist you make your way there. The Kindle Edition of The Trees Outside is only 2.99 and worth far more, in my opinion.  It works well as a standalone piece even if you have not readFamily Tree but it is all the more powerful as a companion to Carr’s novel.  Also, as a side note, Andrea Carr is on Tumblr and sometimes posts her work there as well.  She writes some beautiful stuff.  You can find her at familytreeandreacarr on Tumblr.

  • 11/06/2015

My Love poem

My love

For everything love was to you, it wasn’t me. I could see you everywhere, in everyone, in every place I was, you were sitting there to guide me through. I wanted to make you proud to know, I am with you . Proud of what I done then and would do next. Everything you heard about me was the best. I gave my best always, for you. That nevertheless, was not enough for you to give the same display for me. I wore my love for you like a banner. Everyone could see how I felt about you. Yet, your love was genuine also. The best love you had to give, didn’t have what I needed from you, to love me.

3rd Grade Reading Success Matters


More Hopeful Futures

Contact: Norman Black 301-656-034




DENVER, June 9, 2015 – The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) is being featured on stage at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting. CGLR will launch the More Hopeful Futures Initiative in 2017 as the next phase of a decade-long effort to increase reading proficiency among children from low-income families. Over the next three years, the planned pre-launch activities will reach at least 50,000 children with an enhanced package of screenings and supports designed to accelerate ongoing efforts to improve school readiness, school attendance and summer learning.

Since it began in 2010, CGLR has grown to include 167 communities in 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than 2,100 civic and community-based organizations, public libraries, public housing agencies and higher-education institutions have joined the local sponsoring coalitions. At last count, these local efforts were being supported by over 200 family and community foundations, individual donors, corporate giving programs and United Ways.

“We see this recognition by CGI America as an affirmation of the great work already underway in these local communities. The plans and aspirations embodied in today’s commitment build upon what these communities already have accomplished and anticipate the important work they will continue to do,” said Ralph Smith, managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. “Our work going forward, including More Hopeful Futures, draws heavily on the experience, lessons and insights of the civic leaders and public officials who have mobilized their communities and the state and local funders who have supported the work.”

The CGLR commitment will be supported by Funding Partners in six states (Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa and New York) that have pledged to invest $34.6 million over the next three years and by two dozen organizations with exemplary programs who have agreed to align, link and, where practicable, bundle their work to achieve greater impact.

About the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Launched in May 2010, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a collaborative effort of funders, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities across the nation to ensure that many more children from low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career and active citizenship.

About Clinton Global Initiative America The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Established in June 2011 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) addresses economic recovery in the United States.

CGI America brings together leaders in business, government, and civil society to generate and implement commitments to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, foster innovation, and support workforce development in the United States. Since its first meeting, CGI America participants have made more than 400 commitments, which have improved the lives of nearly 1.4 million people.

CGI also convenes an Annual Meeting, which brings together global leaders to take action and create positive social change, CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world, and, this year, CGI will also convene CGI Middle East & Africa, which will bring together leaders across sectors to take action on pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges.

For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org

and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.

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Hot Lava


A raining, volcano is burning my skin.

Trying to erupt while so deep within.

Dark, smooth, skin hard as if stone.

Glides while it melts turning flesh into bone.

Fingertips, ignite; each one at a time sending messages simmering inside.

Pressure is building, bursts of steam shoot in the air.

Coming from the cracks, in molten rock breaking the ground.

Smoke slowly rises and rotates around, dropping off ashes lightly floating down.

Hot lava is erupting.

Slowly running down.

Oozing as it spills.

Into a pool as it fills.

Book Trailer – John Darryl Winston

Book Trailer – John Darryl Winston.

I enjoyed the excerpts here, I like the author’s writing style. His mind’s application of science theories added with his storytelling style, is a great added touch; fitting perfectly.

I get the feeling, I would share the same excitement about, Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek. If I was around when the series first came out. Except, this says, comic book as a next step or IA: Initiate was inspired by this type of writing. I am a big fan of comic book stories.