Ruth R
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Shepherdstown, WV
Joined 12/6/2016
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Ruth is the co-founder and co-owner of a general independent bookstore in Eastern West Virginia that has been a successful business for 25 years. Ruth has been engaged in every aspect of the business including writing and publishing book reviews and articles for local newspapers and the web, ordering, book selection, customer service, advertising, purchasing supplies, hiring and major decision-making.

In addition, Ruth and her husband operate a small 3 acre farm along sustainable principles, raising much of their own food and selling excess produce. They also designed and supervised the building of their home including passive solar features, geothermal heat, and solar voltaic panels. Ruth is certified in Permaculture Design, a method of small scale sustainable land and home integration.

Ruth also has a degree in music education and has taught piano and other instruments for over 30 years including group classes, choral directing and music theory. She is certified in therapeutic music and completed a 45 hour internship in 2015 at a local VA Hospital and a Hospice care facility.

Ruth has had past experience as an administrative assistant for a dental office and a religious denominational office as well as a variety of temporary office work.
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Ruth R's Newsletter Content Product Experience

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Ruth was the primary editor of the Four Seasons Books newsletter which was mailed out four times a year for almost ten years. In that capacity she wrote and solicited content, proofread, edited and did the layout, including several illustrations, for the newsletter.

Specialties

Business skills and information, article writing, education, music, sustainable design; a preponderance for thinking across disciplines and doing big-picture analyses of current topics, particularly from a Catholic/Christian or permaculture perspective

Interests

Voracious reader! ...books, education, music and the arts, architecture, gardening, Catholic/Christian theology and Christian living, cooking and fermentation, psychology and health care, sustainability, permaculture

Education

Westminster Choir College

Further studies in music education including Kodaly method

Indiana University

Received Bachelor of Music Education with Distinction including studies in liberal arts, piano, voice, music theory, education and a student teaching semester

Education

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Music Educator including public school and private teaching, group classes, recital and examination preparation, choral directing, and music directing for community theater productions

Garden

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In completion of the Permaculture Design Certificate, Ruth wrote several essays about nature and gardening.

Business

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As co-owner of a general bookstore, Ruth has written many book reviews for newsletters, newspaper columns, "shelf talkers" and the store web page.

Article

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Ruth has written articles for local newspapers as well as professional newsletters. Below is a short article written for the West Virginia Music Teachers Association Newsletter in 2013 while Ruth was the Chair of Arts Advocacy for the organization.

Newsletter Content

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Ruth was the primary editor of the Four Seasons Books newsletter which was mailed out four times a year for almost ten years. In that capacity she wrote and solicited content, proofread, edited and did the layout, including several illustrations, for the newsletter.

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As a bookstore owner, Ruth has written many book reviews. The following piece also ties in with her involvement with sustainability and ecological thinking.

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