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Entries for May 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013
What Does the Pope Think about Money? by guest blogger Julie Schwietert Collazo
By Samy AbulEla
Pope Francis recently made headlines when his spokesperson announced that the Pope would not be authorizing bonuses traditionally distributed to 4,000 Vatican employees upon the succession of one pope by another. Citing the Vatican’s 15-million-euro debt, spokesperson Father Federico Lombardi was quoted as saying that bonuses “might be normal in a situation of abundance, but that is not the world we find ourselves in now.”(READ MORE)
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Write On! by New World Library Cofounder Marc Allen
By Samy AbulEla

My father once gave me a great piece of advice: “If you can talk,” he said, “you can write.”

Almost all of us can talk, so almost all of us can write. Why don’t more of us do it? It’s certainly one of the most fulfilling, rewarding things we can do.

My mother once sent me a poem she had written. That’s all of her writing I have: one poem. I treasure that poem. I put it in a frame. She revealed a side of herself — a depth, an insight — I never imagined was there. It made me wish my parents had written more.(READ MORE)

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Friday, May 10, 2013
Participating in World Book Night 2013 by New World Library Publicity Director Monique Muhlenkamp
By Samy AbulEla

In January of 2013 the call went out: World Book Night (WBN) was going to take place on April 23, and volunteers were needed to be Book Givers and spread the love of reading, person to person. After hearing about a colleague’s great experience last year, I submitted my application. What’s not to love about sharing books? It’s something I do professionally and personally every day.(READ MORE)

Thursday, May 02, 2013
Skipping with a Wild Mind by New World Library Social Media Manager Kim Corbin
By Samy AbulEla

Many moons ago, I crossed paths with New World Library author Bill Plotkin in a most unusual way. Little did I realize then that I would eventually join the marketing team here and help share his revolutionary work with the world as his publicist.(READ MORE)

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