Intellectual and curious bad ass

All things curious in learning and always open to new ideas and theories. Life is what we engage in. Don't we all want more?

Frank Halse, 1927-2014.

bookavore:

Yesterday, while my grandfather was dying, I led a book group discussion on Rousseau’s Confessions, another man’s attempt to square his stories with the world, and all I could think about was my grandfather’s endless stories at the diner, imagining Rousseau’s protégés rolling their eyes when

A beautifully written tribute to your grandfather.

libraryreads:

Guys! There’s going to be a webinar!!
Be Heard with Edelweiss and LibraryReads!
Wednesday, March 5th at 4 p.m. EST
An introduction to Edelweiss and LibraryReads for public librarians.
We’ll cover: writing blurbs, ways to find ARC’s, nominating titles for LibraryReads, the Edelweiss Community tools, and a bit about ordering via Edelweiss.
Presenters:
Joe Foster, Edelweiss
Stephanie Anderson, Darien Library
Stephanie Chase, BiblioCommons
Register here.

libraryreads:

Guys! There’s going to be a webinar!!

Be Heard with Edelweiss and LibraryReads!

Wednesday, March 5th at 4 p.m. EST

An introduction to Edelweiss and LibraryReads for public librarians.

We’ll cover: writing blurbs, ways to find ARC’s, nominating titles for LibraryReads, the Edelweiss Community tools, and a bit about ordering via Edelweiss.

Presenters:

Joe Foster, Edelweiss

Stephanie Anderson, Darien Library

Stephanie Chase, BiblioCommons

Register here.

It’s only recently that I’ve come to understand that writers are not marginal to our society, that they, in fact, do all our thinking for us, that we are writing myths and our myths are believed, and that old myths are believed until someone writes a new one.

[…]

I think it’s a beginning for authors to acknowledge that they are myth-makers and that if they are widely read, will have an influence that will last for many years — I don’t think that there’s a strong awareness of that now, and we have such a young culture that there is an opportunity to contribute wonderful new myths to it, which will be accepted.

—A rare 1974 interview with Kurt Vonnegut, touching on some oh-so-timely issues. (via explore-blog)

(Source: , via explore-blog)

bookavore:

If you don’t want to be ignored, you have two choices: be so good, or nap on things. Choose wisely.

bookavore:

If you don’t want to be ignored, you have two choices: be so good, or nap on things. Choose wisely.

libraryreads:

You have signed up for the newsletter, right? So you were reminded about the nomination deadline of December 1 for titles due to be published in January, right? And you’ve been considering what to nominate, right? Oh, good.

libraryreads:

You have signed up for the newsletter, right? So you were reminded about the nomination deadline of December 1 for titles due to be published in January, right? And you’ve been considering what to nominate, right? Oh, good.

Anthony Bourdain: KICK OUT THE JAMS

anthonybourdain:

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This is it.

The last episode of our second season of PARTS UNKNOWN.
And I’m glad it’s set in Detroit. Because Detroit, for many Americans, is an abstraction—truly, if incredibly, a part unknown.

One only need look at some of our representatives who, a while back, were actually suggesting…

bookavore:

One wonders what Viktor Frankl would have thought of Congress

bookavore:

One wonders what Viktor Frankl would have thought of Congress

nypl:

It’s the weekend! Time to celebrate! To mark the occasion library-style, here is a fairly hilarious gif of Erin Shea from the Darien Library (who, among other things, runs the institution’s amazing Tumblr). She’s the one on the left with the laser fingers, who states, “I was not even trying to be funny, that is actually how I dance.” This is a fun and particularly appropriate way to end the work week, considering NYPL Wire joined Erin, as well as Kate Tkacik (The Lifeguard Librarian), Rachel Fershleiser of Tumblr, and Molly McArdle of Library Journal at Book Expo America today for a talk on - what else - Tumblr and libraries! It was fun so … it’s time for the laser finger dance! 

nypl:

It’s the weekend! Time to celebrate! To mark the occasion library-style, here is a fairly hilarious gif of Erin Shea from the Darien Library (who, among other things, runs the institution’s amazing Tumblr). She’s the one on the left with the laser fingers, who states, “I was not even trying to be funny, that is actually how I dance.” This is a fun and particularly appropriate way to end the work week, considering NYPL Wire joined Erin, as well as Kate Tkacik (The Lifeguard Librarian), Rachel Fershleiser of Tumblr, and Molly McArdle of Library Journal at Book Expo America today for a talk on - what else - Tumblr and libraries! It was fun so … it’s time for the laser finger dance!