Library Round-Up


The latest in library-related news and opinion: Meredith of Information Wants to be free encourages librarians to use their creativity in “Making Things Happen!” Librarians with passion and good ideas can really make a difference in our profession (when they are not stifled by their employers). I have been encouraged to run with so many…

Punk Rock is Aging


Over the past few years I’ve been listening to more and more punk music, both from the 70’s & 80’s and the contemporary standard bearers of the form. I missed out on the punk revolution mainly because I was a child at the time and not really in a position to experience music from outside…

The Not-So-Solid South


An interesting article on AlterNet entitled “Can Democrats Reclaim the South?” by Bob Moser challenges the stereotype of the South as a right wing Republican voting block. Furthermore it details how the Democratic party and progressives shoot themselves in the foot by avoiding to take populist ideals to the Southern people. Rather than diverging from…