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“A library at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas had a bit of a raccoon problem. Codie Clark, an alumnus and math tutor, was waiting on the third floor of the library for a student to come to a tutoring session, reports the Associated Press. That’s when he spotted a pair of raccoons casually moving through the aisles.”
“For example, you can pick pecans, but when you bake them with a crust, it’s PEE-CAN pie. Also, there’s an R in “wash.” Webster and Siri will deny it, but where I’m from, we wedge it in after the A.
Sometimes I indulge these questions. Usually, I take a breath and brace myself for what I know is coming next.
Hi, my name is Elle, and I’m a Black woman born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas.
Yes. You read that right, Kansas.”
“Assuming you don’t have to fight off Dementors and Death Eaters, the world of Harry Potter seems like a cozy place. You may not have a Gryffindor house common room to snuggle up in, but with a little creativity, you can bring some of the warm and fuzzy feelings of Hogwarts into your home. Harry Potter: Knitting Magic, a how-to book set for a 2020 release, teaches you how to recreate the costumes, accessories, and even creatures of the Harry Potter books with some yarn and needles.”