Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Ode Magazine!!

The April Ode is out. I again encourage you to subscribe. You can check them out at www.odemagazine.org.

The magazine uplifts, and, offers a wonderful opportunity. For example we need more books for children. Yay!!

Here is a tid-bit of news from Ode.

Harry Potter makes the world safe.

Although Harry Potter and his pals face many perilous situations, the novels chronicling his adventures make the rest of the world safer. British researchers examined the number of visitors to an emergency room in Oxford and discovered a mysterious pattern: During the weekends when the last two books in the Harry Potter series were released, the number of young visitors to the ER fell significantly. Apparently, J.K. Rowling’s novels are so popular immediately after they hit the bookstores that fans stay inside to read and thus avoid accidents.
The idea for the study came when one hospital staffer had a quiet weekend shift and arrived home to find his three children sitting on the sofa glued to the latest instalment of Harry Potter’s adventures. In a charming contribution to the British Medical Journal (December 24, 2005), author Stephen Gwilym sees potential for a whole new literary movement. “It may therefore be hypothesized,” he writes, “that there is a place for a committee of safety-conscious, talented writers who could produce high-quality books for the purpose of injury prevention.”

Plus, MTV is offering "Spiritual Windows" throughout the day. Who says the world can't change?

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