Don’t judge. There’s nothing wrong with wanton, indiscriminate reading. It’s absolutely proper and should be encouraged. Libraries do, they’re huge advocates of gratuitous reading. In this pursuit, they will eagerly, if not enthusiastically, aid and abet. They’re brothels for the mind, you know, there to satisfy our curious lust for knowledge. Left to our own … Continue reading : the promiscuous reader :
A whole bunch of us are about to be categorized as personae non grata. That's Latin for unwelcome freeloaders. I want that printed on my business cards, I think, sounds better than flunky. Apparently, teleworkers are commandeering coffee shops, acting as if we own the places. We camp out all day taking up space and … Continue reading : moving on :
Libraries want their books back. Their DVDs and e-books, too. Cough ‘em up. Well, guess what. I don’t want to take them back, I like them. When I check out a book, I wind up losing my heart to a character or the writing style or the jacket design or the author or the typeface. … Continue reading : of all the nerve :
You know, I like it here; here being the newly renovated library. I didn’t at first. At first I thought it was a sterile and unwelcoming place, a cross between Ikea and an airport. The interior is all gleaming chrome and glass and light; lustrous oak tables and starkly modern chairs and sleek black computers. … Continue reading : the library as diet plan :
A certain amount of fortitude is required to do a post anymore. In the old days, all I needed was an idea and I wasn’t picky about what kind, either. Heck, even bad ideas qualify as ideas, don’t they? Of course, they do. Well, times have changed, my friends. These days I need an “idea” … Continue reading : please, call me wobbler :
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 … Continue reading Are libraries disappearing?