• Here Reader, Reader, Reader.

    I know you’re out there. I can hear you breathing. What will it take to get you to stop by my blog? Candy? Free beer? Wait, how about a coupon for free visits? Absolutely free, no strings attached. Research does show that regular visits to publikworks will make you wittier, smarter, happier, and, yes, more […]

  • Are libraries disappearing?

    When you’re a kid, nothing’s as exciting as a trip to the library. Remember? Riding in the backseat of the car, mittened hands tapping corduroy-clad knees, anxiously watching the city roll past. After what seemed like a long time, but wasn’t, we’d finally get there. Bursting from the car I’d hurry inside, stick my coat […]

  • Please Step Away From the “Send” Button: A Refresher.

    In light of recent shenanigans in DC, specifically those concerning the unfortunately named Mr. Weiner, perhaps now is a good time to brush up on the dangers of electronic data. Too many people are committing too much information to the Internet. None of us know as much as we should about the technology we use. […]

  • If I were queen.

    What’s the best invention in the history of the world? Fire? Nope. The wheel? Nope. Spandex? Okay, now you’re not even trying. The answer is dogs. Those four-footed, tail wagging bearers of unbridled glee and boundless love. Those furry, panting creatures who wait anxiously for your return from a long trip to the mailbox. In […]

  • Parking lots are the new demolition derby.

    A simple trip to the grocery store or the mall has devolved into a rowdy and unruly game of dodge ball, only with cars instead of balls. I think I know what’s caused this transformation, too. Litterbugs. They’re everywhere, leaving a trail of trash and detritus in their wake. Soft drink cans, fast food wrappers, […]