Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is it (or they) important to you?
I’m a huge animal guy. I’m just now in the process of connecting with specific organizations but it’s exciting to feel like I’m at a place in my career that I can actually bring an audience and use the job to make difference. Additionally, I’m hoping to collaborate with You Can Play, which is this incredible organization that aims to create a safe space for all athletes regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. (x)
The Good! – After a brief email correspondence with a Vietnam scholar the lovely londonrainings put me in touch with, I have a whole plethora of Vietnam books en route to the library down the street from me so I can do as much research as I possibly can before the start of Camp NaNoWriMo (and likely once it starts, as well!).
The Unfortunate – A lot of his most highly recommended texts aren’t available through the Denver Public Library system… Guess I’m gonna need to hit up a scholarly library to find them.
Which begs the question… Can I check a book out of a university library without being a student? That seems unlikely. Can I, at least, peruse their shelves and bring my notebooks and note cards and do my research that way without being a student? The last time I was a student of anything, it was a trade school and we didn’t have a “library”. There’s only so many books out there that massage therapists can use for reference. Funny thing about a hands-on (literally!) profession…