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Everyone Starts Somewhere

Does anybody care about critical thought any more?

I consider myself a realist, so I’m fully aware that my own musings won’t have any meaningful effect on the world, but why are people so reluctant to think? 350 more words

From another planet

There were a couple of articles last week in the Washington Post that, in my opinion, perfectly summed up much of what I think is going on in the minds of the far right.  418 more words

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The Relevance of Libraries

On April 10, 2015, KCUR’s “Up to Date” program interviewed Prof. John Palfrey about the future of libraries in the Digital Age, the day after he gave a… 673 more words




Figurative, abstract, brain exercising element

Drawing the reader into a world of–

Imagination… whimsical and profound

Interesting and provoking, necessary for…

critical process and purposeful thought—metacognitive… 9 more words


The Role of Fiction in the Democratic Process

I talk a lot about the democratic mission of public libraries. I believe in it deeply.

However, if we believe that the core purpose of a library is to promote a well-informed democracy, it leads to an essential—and rather uncomfortable—question: 714 more words


What fresh hell...

What, exactly, was Governor Pence of Indiana thinking, when he signed this bill?  He certainly wasn’t listening to the scores of businesses, large and small, that told him what a problem it would be. 620 more words

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