Dr. Anthony Fauci has served 6 presidents. He lead the NIAID and NIH for nearly 50 years. He’s won the Medal of Freedom, was the leading scientist that changed the tide of our largest pandemic (HIV) and for almost 20 years (1983 – 2002), was THE most published and cited scientist in the world. He wrote the most widely used internal medicine textbook in the country. He’s tells cold hard truth without a political spin.

I stand with science.
I stand with medicine.
I stand with my our doctors, nurses, pharmacists & healthcare providers and with all essential workers.
I stand with the truth.


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Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 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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