I write a column called "Picture This!" for The Forum in Blue Island.
It is a movie review column that comes out once a month. It not only makes
me make the time to see new movies, it also makes me keep the deadlines
for the column. I am not overfond of my deadlines, so it helps me keep
in mind why students react the way they do to due dates for their assignments.
I am also active in my local library: I am President of their Friends
organization, and Secretary in the Library Foundation. These two organizations
have different goals: the Friends raise money for the Library in their
annual Booksale (a great chance for me to stock up on yet more books that
I have no space for), and the Foundation raises money and has a mission
to provide cultural activiites for the community. We do this in activities
as diverse as autograph auctions, ice cream socials, and poetry readings.