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)