Documentary: From Place to Place

Produced by Porch Productions , From Place to Place recounts the stories of three teenagers who have “aged-out” of the foster care system. Although too young to stay in foster care, they have not yet developed the inner resources to succeed in either life or school. While legally adults they continue to need nurturing, encouragement and positive reinforcement on their way to becoming full-fledged grown-ups. Sadly, they are not getting it. This documentary follows them over a two year period from the streets of Missoula, Montana to the halls of Congress where they…continue reading →

Don’t panic! Study skill solutions

Now that we are 8 [or so] weeks into the semester could your study skills use some fine-tuning? If you are feeling that there must be a better way to manage the reading, the writing, and the studying required by your classes...help is just a click away. How to Study.org has tons of links to study tips, writing techniques, organizational tools, test taking strategies and lots more.  You can read reviews of most links to decide if the article is something worth a look. Some favorite links: What Your Mother Never Told You…continue reading →

The feel-bad read of the summer: Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

The Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest) are an international publishing sensation. Atmospheric, intelligent, and terrifying, the trilogy has sold over 60 million books worldwide and sparked a new interest in Swedish fiction. The first book, the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, partners a disgraced journalist with a punk-rock hacker in a search for a missing person. Abuse of power, secret societies, Nazi conspiracies...its all here. All three of the books have been made into movies in Sweden;…continue reading →