I first read Maile Meloy’s work through a short story in an anthology I had purchased during my Master’s program. I took my oldest daughter to the park at that time (she was younger and my only one), and I sat on a picnic blanket and read while she played. It was a warm spring day, and as I read for pleasure, not assignment, I fell in love with one of the stories. It was “Ranch Girl” by Maile Meloy, and I realized that this was a story from an author I had been waiting to read. I had reserved one of her short story collections, Half in Love, at the library. It never appeared. To this day, I have not seen that particular volume. My library does not have Meloy’s books. It’s a pity.
I began purchasing her books. They are captivating and simply beautiful. I began with
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All kinds of organizations make their home on WordPress.com: small businesses, municipalities, religious organizations, schools, community groups. We also provide an online HQ for quite a few non-profits, from the global to the hyperlocal. They turn to WordPress.com for an easy-to-use, low cost solution that gets them an effective web presence without diverting thousands of dollars from their missions: helping others.
Here are just a few of the organizations that call WordPress.com home, and some of the ways they’ve used WordPress.com to create compelling sites that tell their stories and engage their supporters — nearly all for little or no cost:
Girls’ Globe is a Sweden-based non-profit that connects individuals and organizations dedicated to the rights, health, and empowerment of women and girls.
The site creates a space for bloggers and non-profits to share stories of their challenges and successes. Each of those stories becomes a learning experience for…
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Todos os anos, deste 1999 acontece na California durante dois finais de semana seguidos o Festival “Coachella Valley Music and Arts“, mais conhecido como Coachella!
O Festival é um dos maiores do mundo, com lineup gigante, e estilos musicais variados, que vai desde o rock, indie, hip hop à música eletrônica, além de artes em geral como instalações e etc.
Este ano aconteceu no final de semana de 12 à 15 e 19 à 22 de abril. O festival tem toda um organização e esquema sustentável, além de coisas básicas como manter o preço da água o mesmo desde a primeira edição, além de bebedouros afastados, devido o clima do local ser seco e sol quente… o que nos faz pensar que o Brasil tem muito ainda a aprender em matéria de organização a este tipo de evento, onde os preços são inflacionados desde o ingressos à água…
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