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Molly Baker

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So far Molly Baker has created 10 blog entries.

Reintroduction to routine

Slowly but surely, public spaces across the nation are starting to open their doors. While these efforts look different from one place to the next, most state governments have adopted carefully structured strategies that, collectively, aim to safely reintroduce us all to our normal routines.  On the one hand, these phased re-openings give us [...]

By |2020-07-02T14:54:04-04:00July 2nd, 2020|GREAT STORIES|

Juneteenth, 2020

On June 18, 2020, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear publicly signed a proclamation calling for Juneteenth (June 19) to be declared an official state holiday. In fact, Beshear is just one of many public figures who have taken steps to foreground the observance of Juneteenth across the country, as proposals for the holiday’s official recognition [...]

By |2020-06-19T17:12:15-04:00June 19th, 2020|GREAT STORIES|

Music speaks where words cannot

“Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875) It’s curious that a figure so beloved for his writing is credited with the above quote, “when words fail, music speaks.” And yet, for anyone who has found themselves enveloped by a profoundly moving concerto or an energetic overture, Hans Christian Andersen’s sentiment [...]

By |2020-05-10T12:38:47-04:00May 9th, 2020|GREAT STORIES|

As You Like It: Shakespeare Turns 456

This month marks the 456th April since the birth of William Shakespeare – one of the world’s best known poets and playwrights. While his name, likeness, and words have been chiseled throughout the annals of literary history, the truth is that many of the details surrounding his actual life are shrouded in mystery.  So, [...]

By |2020-04-28T14:16:00-04:00April 27th, 2020|GREAT STORIES|

Poetry is Life Distilled

Every April, educational groups across the country herald the start of another National Poetry Month (NPM). Since its inception in 1996, NPM has been an occasion to acknowledge the invaluable ways the world’s poets have contributed to our global culture. It’s also a time when poetic creation is inspired and supported through a variety [...]

By |2020-04-14T11:02:09-04:00April 13th, 2020|GREAT STORIES|