Blogging A to Z Challenge Favorites (so far…) #AtoZChallenge


So we are halfway through the Blogging A to Z Challenge.  I’ve been trying hard to read, like, and comment on other people’s A to Z posts, but as there are 1758 of you out there, I’m just scratching the surface. I decided that I would highlight some of my favorite A to Z projects…

Boston Walking Tours 2009


Last year I posted a list of walking tours in the Boston area in hopes of encouraging people to get out and explore the history, architecture, culture, topography, and nature of the area.  I’ve updated the list and links for 2009, once again giving primacy of place to the two organizations in which I volunteer…

Lincoln — Darwin — 200!


I’ve been looking forward to this day for some time as it is the 200th anniversary of the birth of two of the most influential people of the 19th Century.  Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin were both born on February 12, 1809.  In addition to a shared birth date, influence, and lots of controversy, Lincoln…

Meme: Dewey Decimal Classification Name, plus Blog Analyzers


Via Phil Bradley, a quiz to convert your name into a Dewey Decimal Classification class. Liam Sullivan’s Dewey Decimal Section: 002 The book Class: 000 Computer Science, Information & General Works Contains: Encyclopedias, magazines, journals and books with quotations. What it says about you: You are very informative and up to date. You’re working on…

Get out the Vote


Tomorrow is Election Day.  While the Presidential Election is well-publicized, if you’re like me you may find it hard to find information on the other elections and ballot-initiatives that are taking place.  Here are a few resources I’ve found and I hope this may help any readers in making informed decisions when voting. Imagine Election…

Link of the Day Reaches 500


Today I posted my 500th link in my link of the day series on delicious.  The story that gets the honor is this article about Harvard refusing Googles terms for book scanning in hopes of preserving open access to the scanned works.   I started Link of the Day on February 25th as a cleaner and…

Economics


It’s amazing what a major fiscal crisis can do to you.  I’ve basically have no interest in economics.  In fact I even managed to weasel myself out of the required economics course in High School by taking a special course in Japanese taught by a college professor (that worked out well as I know something…

Boston Walking Tours


Spring is sprung, so it is a good time to get out and take a walking tour of Boston where one can learn about history, architecture, art, nature, society, or just get some fresh air. Since I love walking tours, I decided to pull together a list of the various tours available in Boston and…

Ixnay on the Inklays


I’ve decided to can the Link of the Day posts. For one reason, I find it burdensome to find time to format the post to my liking so they sit there for days until I finally get around to it and the links are no longer “fresh.” Second, I rarely made comments on the links…

library links for 19 February 2008


To start things off today a fun Sesame Street clip, “No Cookies in the Library” (via the new WorldCat Blog): And now a couple of links about reading and writing: Resources for Book Suggestions by Brian Herzog (Swiss Army Librarian, 2/14/08) – an exhaustive list. Information Overload: The Blogger’s Worst Enemy and 8 Ways to…

links of the day for 15 February 2008


A Guide for Europeans:How to Read the U.S. Primaries by VICENTE NAVARRO (CounterPunch, 2/13/08) The American way — whatever that is by Joan Chittister, OSB (National Catholic Reporter, 2/13/08) Lance Armstrong, world’s fastest bike commuter? WTF! by Russ Rocca (Bike Commuters, 2/14/08) Is a minimum-wage worker officially in poverty? by Brooks Jackson (FactCheck.org, February 2008)

links of the day for Valentine’s Day


I’m late on this, but love is enduring. Affairs of the Lips: Why We Kiss by Chip Walter (Scientific American Mind, February 2008) Another V-Day, Another Drama by Sr. Bernadette M. Reis, fsp (BustedHalo, February 2008) Idea: Scientist Valentines by David Friedman (Ironic Sans, 2/11/08) Have an Astronomical Valentine’s Day by Phil Plait (Bad Astronomy,…

links of the day for 12 February 2008


And for once, most of the links are actually from today. Memories of Shea: The Great Gatsby (Loge 13, 12/10/08) – The Mets’ little-known literary link. American Insanity: Killer Commutes by Paul Dorn (Bike Commute Tips Blog, 2/11/08) – I could have written this paragraph – “As a survivor of a suburban childhood, I will…

library links of the day


I’m so far behind on these “of the day” posts.  I’ll start this one off with a fun clip from the Star Trek animated series: via Librarian In Black And now the links, focusing mainly on Library 2.0, library humor, and all of the above.  The essence of Library 2.0? by Meredith Farkas (Information Wants…

election links of the day for 7 February 2008


Here’s a special edition of links of the day to follow-up on Sooper Dooper Tuesday.  I was kind of bummed that a) candidates I liked policy-wise (Kucinich then Edwards) dropped out before I could voted and b) that voters of my state went for a right-wing corporatist and Mitt Romney.  One thing I miss about…

Lenten links of the day for 6 February 2008


It’s Ash Wednesday again, and time to begin Lent.  Like last year I plan to read a number of books on religious themes throughout Lent.  Unlike last year, I will post the book reviews as I go along instead of just one big post at the end of Lent. I have some other plans of…

links of the day for 31 January 2008


Links: Must We Fear Adolescent Sexuality? (Feministing, 1/24/08) – “”basically that adolescent sexuality is dramatized in one country (good ol’ U.S. of A.) and normalized in the other. Parents in the Netherlands repeatedly expressed believing that love between teens is very possible, whereas American parents scoffed at it.” One Bush Left Behind (Greg Palast, 1/29/08)…

links of the day for 24 January 2008


Faithful Progressive asks Can It Be That the Right Was Partly Correct About the Clintons? (1/23/08). Let’s hear it for Tom Gilbert Hero, armed with a shovel, cleans up bus stops in Somerville (Somerville Journal, 1/23/08) – it always annoys me how sidewalks go unshoveled without anyone responsible for them. Check out Bradley’s Almanac to…

links of the day for 23 January 2008


Origami spaceplane to launch from space station (Pink Tentacle, 1/16/08) – from the cool but otherwise pointless file. Kaplan’s Korner, or How Yo La Tengo got their name – my favorite band, my favorite team, a tribute to Ralph Kiner, and Ed Kranepool! Who could ask for more? While you can (Hoarded Ordinaries, 1/23/08) –…

Library Links of the Day for 22 January 2008


Data: Students + Facebook + Library Outreach (Friends: Social Networking Sites for Engaged Library Services, 12/15/07) – conclusion: some users think using Facebook to interact with librarians is weird but it’s worth trying anyway. AACR2: The Movie (The Other Librarian, 1/14/08) – librarian humor can be so obtuse. Ten Questions to Ask Every New Employee…