Writing workshops have always been fun. They allow me to spend time with people who would lo
It’s safety first every time the world’s finest athletes end up sharing close quarters for two and a half weeks, but the accommodations are just as full-service for those who prefer to stay dressed
“A library without books? Not quite, but as students abandon the stacks in favor of online reference material, university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a nationwide purge that has some print-loving scholars deeply unsettled.”
Former colleague Jeff Davis interviewed.. and his new book noted too.. see more about the book here, https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/collection-all-around-sharing-our-cities-towns-and-natural-places
Jeffrey T. Davis is a branch manager at San Diego Public Library. He has worked in branch and central libraries from the South Bronx to downtown San Diego and in collection development and online services. He enjoys talking about libraries, library experimentation, and the awesome things that librarians do. His library design shingle is at libraryfresh.com and he tweets miscellaneously @augmentedballot.
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Finding granola, hummus, organic produce and whole grains is easy now, but it wasn’t always. Jonathan Kauffman’s new book, Hippie Food, explores the people and places that expanded America’s palate.
“Daisy Goodwin talks about the central role The London Library played in the making of her international hit series “Victoria.”
“What does it look like when someone in Sweden brushes their teeth or when someone in Rwanda makes their bed? Anna Rosling Rönnlund wants all of us to find out, so she sent photographers to 264 homes in 50 countries (and counting!) to document the stoves, bed, toilets, toys and more in households from every income bracket around the world. See how families live in Latvia or Burkina Faso or Peru as Rosling Rönnlund explains the power of data visualization to help us better understand the world.”
A look at the RV community, where retirees support one another in the face of illness, mechanical breakdowns, or sudden financial shortfalls.
A cognitive psychologist on a question that annoys him.