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Machines will fail

“Machines are gonna fail and the system’s gonna fail…then, survival. Who has the ability to survive? That’s the game – survive.” Do you remember who said that?   That line came back to me over and over again throughout the month … Continue reading

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Uranium studies

Libraries are, as I have noted before, all about connecting people with the information they need.  In the interests of doing just that, I am posting links here to all three of the uranium mining studies that have been released … Continue reading

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One more book

I get lots of good book recommendations at my book club meetings. What a radical idea. This is my shout-out to the fellow members of my book club.  Intelligent and thoughtful women all, they are also astute reviewers of their … Continue reading

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Small Town

In October, the New York Times ran an article on the post office as the heart of a community.[1] As most of us know, post offices are under tremendous economic pressure.  The use of the Internet, e-mail, electronic bill pay, … Continue reading

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Reading Roundup

I want to mention three books that have been my reading for the last two weeks.  The first is Michael Lewis’s newest, Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World.[1] I have talked about Lewis’s books before; I think his The … Continue reading

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Come Write In

If you read the Danville Register[1], the Star-Tribune, or watch WSET-TV[2], you may already be aware that, at midnight on November 1, armed only with their wits, the vague outline of a story, and a ridiculous deadline, more than 250,000 … Continue reading

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Reading Roundup

I started a yoga class last week. It’s probably the bravest thing I’ve done in awhile, so yes, I am patting myself on the back, in case you were wondering. I have some orthopedic issues, so I was reluctant, even … Continue reading

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Growing Up Bilingual

I read an article in Newsweek recently entitled “Why It’s Smart to Be Bilingual.”[i] It probably caught my eye because I am  grandmother to a nearly-four-year-old, and the photo attached to the article was of a young boy.  I found … Continue reading

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Tate’s Book Department

Check out what’s going on at Tate’s Book Department here: http://tatesbookdepartment.wordpress.com/

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Speaking of library services…

Last week I spoke to the Chatham Rotary about the library; here’s the text of my remarks: Thanks so much to you all for inviting me here today.   There’s an old hymn, “I Love to Tell the Story” that maybe … Continue reading

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