Travel & Books – My treasure trove of stories!

Wise words from a young blogger.

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My treasure trove of stories!

I am a human who craves freedom, from her life, from the monotony, from the web of lies, from the puzzle of pretense, from the burden of compliance, from the cage this everyday life appears to be, from a set pattern of living. I look at reading and traveling as the gateway to my freedom. When I drown myself in the abyss of the stories, when I push myself into an oblivion, when I seek the solace of imaginary, it is then when I set my heart free. When I gaze intently outside a window of a bus or the train, I feel liberated. It seems like I am opening my heart to whatever is flowing around me. I feel as if my being would dissolve in the fluidity of the time and in the end, I would discover a new me! I…

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Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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