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By March 21, 2018May 13th, 2021The Kerlan Blog


Users Abandon Facebook After Cambridge Analytica Findings

This New York Times article describes why users are quitting Facebook. I hope they (whoever they are) fix what’s wrong because my life is enriched by its presence.

I like seeing all those kids on their first day of school. I get great pleasure experiencing family and friends dressing up for halloween, decorating for Christmas, and enjoying sunshine and beaches as we are so sick and tired of snow in Minnesota.

Its the best place to find out about book birthdays.

I would never experience those grand baby milestones, new job, new apartment, new husband, new puppy excitement without it.

Virtual puppy by Megan Montague Cash

It is usually the first place I hear that someone has died, someone is recovering, and commiserate with every icy slip and fall.

I enjoy the occasional rant.

AND I love when a reminder of a past thing pops up. Here is my share.

In 2015, NPR did a tour of the archives with Kate DiCamillo who is a generous donor of materials to the Kerlan Collection.

Including the first page of the first draft of Because of Winn Dixie.

The first draft of Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie

And click here for the audio tour of the Kerlan Collection with Kate DiCamillo.


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