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Present Meets Past at Historic Timrod Library

by Terri Barnes

The Timrod Library has been a gathering place for residents of Summerville, South Carolina, for more than a century. Today’s Summervillians are drawn to the library by book discussions, story time, and appearances by local and regional authors, as well as by the old fashioned library experience of card catalogs and rubber stamps. Books are checked out the old fashioned way here, but wi-fi is available too, one of the many ways old meets new at this historic library. […]

Muir’s Words Continue to Inspire Love of Nature
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Muir’s Words Continue to Inspire Love of Nature

by Alexander Pavlicin

John Muir, often called “The Father of Our National Parks” wrote about the beauty of America’s natural lands and the spiritual interconnectedness of humanity and nature. His writings influenced a grieving President Theodore Roosevelt to establish additional national parks, monuments, and federally-protected forests. President Barack Obama continued the legacy, using executive action to protect more than 265 million acres of public land and water. As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial anniversary, Muir’s words continue to inspire people of all ages to enjoy nature and preserve our natural resources. […]

Faith to Forgiveness: Sara Horn’s Authenticity
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Faith to Forgiveness: Sara Horn’s Authenticity

by Terri Barnes

Closely tied to her own experiences, Sara Horn’s books are often catalysts of change and growth in her life throughout the writing process and beyond. She freely reveals her own shortcomings, from cooking mishaps to examples of when she was the one who was in need of forgiveness. Readers appreciate her transparency and honesty. “It all goes back to that idea of community and realizing you’re not alone,” she says. “We all struggle with stuff. We all deal with mess.” […]