The Case of Libraries and Civility

With the notable rise of digitalization, it is easy for one to assume that the introduction of electronic books would take over and decrease the demand of print books. However, recent studies show that Americans still prefer print books over any other reading format “with 67% of Americans having read a print book in the…

It’s Not What It Looks Like

As I entered the room, I saw athletes reading the workout of the day with a look of unease on their faces. The chalkboard said, “30 wall balls, 30 chest-to-bar, 30 dips, 30 push press, 30 burpees, 30 pull ups and 30 double-under”. Stunned and overwhelmed, I thought to myself, “What am I doing here?”….

Language Beyond Communication

When one thinks of language, one’s mind generally shifts to its ability to let us communicate with one another, whether it is to express our feelings, to inform, or to direct. But language is often taken for granted; we rarely talk about its significance or think about what it can offer beyond communication, possibly because…

This Thing We Call Time

Have you ever questioned, for instance, why are we so caught up with time? Why do we feel like we’re always running out of it? Why do some days feel like forever, while others end in the blink of an eye? Why do we always hear “time is money” and what does it really mean?  Time Before Clocks Can you…