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Commentary, and a List

This week was going to “just” be a list, as I mentioned in my last post…  Then reality intervened.  I’ll get to the list in a moment, but first these thoughts. 775 more words

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The Pain of Bad Reference Interactions

People love to ask the question, “Why go to the library when you can just Google everything?” In answer, we tend to fall back on some version of Neil Gaiman’s famous quote: 507 more words


Everyone Starts Somewhere

Does anybody care about critical thought any more?

I consider myself a realist, so I’m fully aware that my own musings won’t have any meaningful effect on the world, but why are people so reluctant to think? 350 more words

From another planet

There were a couple of articles last week in the Washington Post that, in my opinion, perfectly summed up much of what I think is going on in the minds of the far right.  418 more words

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The Relevance of Libraries

On April 10, 2015, KCUR’s “Up to Date” program interviewed Prof. John Palfrey about the future of libraries in the Digital Age, the day after he gave a… 673 more words




Figurative, abstract, brain exercising element

Drawing the reader into a world of–

Imagination… whimsical and profound

Interesting and provoking, necessary for…

critical process and purposeful thought—metacognitive… 9 more words