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Why 'The Elephant in the Room'?

‘Elephant in the room’ is a metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. It is based on the idea that an elephant in the room would be impossible to overlook; thus people in the room who pretend the elephant is not there have chosen to avoid dealing with the looming big issue. 374 more words


People We Love: Ingrid Tischer, Berkeley, CA

A fabulous excerpt/extended quote by Ingrid Tischer, Director of Development, DREDF, on telethons, ‘inspiration porn‘ and their impact on girls with disabilities (published in an article titled, “I’ll Trade You the Pink-Ribbon Teddy Bear for Jerry Lewis Any Day” on November 2005 for Bay Area Business Woman). 485 more words

News And Guest Blog Posts


Taking a breather now from my work and remembering a not so distant weekend getaway. Just posting these as a testament of how beautiful my beloved country is despite the onerous issues transpiring here, and how despite emotionally and mentally tiring these past days had been, I’m grateful for the learning curves and the “growing-up” I’m experiencing. 74 more words

It's not gonna help to just get 'louder'...

We know not through our intellect but through our experience.
 – Maurice Merleau-Ponty

For those who are very passionate about many issues and seek positive change in this world– it is a commonplace struggle to identify how to most effectively advocate for or draw attention to what we think needs to happen.

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Critical Mass: August 2014 edition

Yesterday was the last Friday of the month, and you all know what that means. Things seemed a little subdued at the start and our numbers were down significantly from… 274 more words


“Optimal health care can be achieved only when patients are educated about their health and patients and physicians work together as treatment partners in an atmosphere of mutual respect.” – Teri Robert, advocate

Introducing library services brick by brick

The combination of fine libraries and LEGO bricks is not new and is often seen in the library blogosphere…
It is now wonder. Libraries are magnificent and LEGO is fun – What is not like? 66 more words