Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Finding a good cause in unwanted luggage

100_0922Published in the 9/20/09 issue of the Suburban Journals/Collinsville Herald

Finding a good cause in unwanted luggage
Community group collects suitcases for foster kids

When people see him coming up the driveway at local garage sales, they usually send George Schneider away packing.

Schneider, president of the Collinsville Noon Lion’s Club, spends his Friday and Saturday mornings at area yard and rummage sales collecting suitcases for foster children. Continue reading


September 19, 2009 Posted by | Feature Stories, Newspaper Writing, Sample Work | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Journalists, the Library is Your Friend

libraryI feel sorry for the library. It has truly lost its glory in the past 10 years. Once thought of as the end-all-be-all place for information, it has been replaced by Internet search engines that quickly lead us to websites within seconds, minutes.

 No one takes the time to browse the library’s shelves anymore, leaving dust to settle on our nation’s most valued treasures – books. Continue reading

September 19, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Journalism, Teaching, Writing | , , , , , | 3 Comments