"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

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Monday Must Read! Callings, edited by Dave Isay

At a time when we need inspiration and belief in the power of one person more than ever, this collection is definitely a must-read.

callings

Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay

Buy it here! 

In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths at a very young age, others later in life; some overcame great odds or upturned their lives in order to pursue what matters to them. Many of their stories have never been broadcast or published by StoryCorps until now.

We meet a man from the barrios of Texas whose harrowing experiences in a family of migrant farmers inspired him to become a public defender. We meet a longtime waitress who takes pride in making regulars and newcomers alike feel at home in her Nashville diner. We meet a young man on the South Side of Chicago who became a teacher in order to help at-risk teenagers like the ones who killed his father get on the right track. We meet a woman from Little Rock who helps former inmates gain the skills and confidence they need to rejoin the workforce. Together they demonstrate how work can be about much more than just making a living, that chasing dreams and finding inspiration in unexpected places can transform a vocation into a calling. Their shared sense of passion, honor, and commitment brings deeper meaning and satisfaction to every aspect of their lives. 

An essential contribution to the beloved StoryCorps collection, Callings is an inspiring tribute to rewarding work and the American pursuit of happiness.

Daily Prompt Love <3 Frailty

8 June 2019 

Make art about the fragility of life, the precarious balance, the delicate dance, of staying alive. 

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Image by GLady from Pixabay

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 No

19 May 2019 

Make art about saying No. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 That Fire

20 May 2019 

Make art about walking through fire, about surviving the fire. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Saving

16 May 2019 

“There are words/ I’ve had to save myself from”-Stephen Dunn 

Make art about what saved you, what you saved yourself from, or about what needs to be saved. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Chill

2 May 2019 

Make art about relaxation, about the difficulty, or the benefits, or learning to really relax. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Too Much

30 April 2019 

Make art about being overwhelmed. 

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