Harvard’s Dan Gilbert on the psychology of your future self and how your present illusions hinder your future happiness
Here is my response to the criticism we received in last week’s local paper:
Letter to the Editor - Valley Times
Dear Editor and Mr. Dave Roberts,
Regarding the letter to the editor in the May 26, 2014 paper that references the Meridian Library District, I am happy to respond to your…
Loving my librarians.
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.
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.
Joe Foster, Edelweiss
Stephanie Anderson, Darien Library
Stephanie Chase, BiblioCommons
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.
If you don’t want to be ignored, you have two choices: be so good, or nap on things. Choose wisely.
Travel back to 1965 in Run, Run, a short autumn-filled film by Jim Henson in which his daughters Lisa and Cheryl run freely through the woods near their home in Greenwich, Connecticut.
via Mental Floss.
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…