FelineFantastic

That rug cat really ties the room together.

White cat lying on orange/red/yellow/blue/purple/pink striped rug in front of a glass door to the outside.

Groovy Digs IV

620 Bushaway Rd, Wayzata, MN 55391. Pretty cottage on Lake Minnetonka. Lake livin' in Minnesota. Not too big. Not too small. Just right...

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Intellectual Freedom and Holocaust Denial

Should books promoting Holocaust denial be included in a public library's collection? An article about a panel at the ALA conference in Washington DC from Jewish Insider covered the controversy...

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Debbie Reese Interview with MinnPost

And I think about the United States, its actions on a global scale, and they have repeated mistakes. And maybe if they had had more honest histories, earlier, it may have made a difference. Of course, we can’t know that, but we should have those kinds of histories be part of everybody’s education...

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Beyond Here There Be Olde Thyngs






And I think about the United States, its actions on a global scale, and they have repeated mistakes. And maybe if they had had more honest histories, earlier, it may have made a difference. Of course, we can’t know that, but we should have those kinds of histories be part of everybody’s education.

Trial of Ulysses

The U.S. government tried denying James Joyce's Ulysses "admittance into the United States." The government's motion was for a decree of forfeiture and destruction. The judge read the book to determine what was what. Here's some of what he said about it.

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But my considered opinion, after long reflection, is that, whilst in many places the effect of "Ulysses" on the reader undoubtedly is somewhat emetic, nowhere does it tend to be an aphrodisiac. "Ulysses" may, therefore, be admitted into the United States.

Readers' Advisory

Readers’ advisory sucks. Books are such a personal thing. It’s actually one of the hardest parts of my job. Luckily there are many tools available to patrons to help them discover new books...

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Groovy Digs III

1617 Elliot Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404. So, so pretty...and a two-fer. Easy access to downtown. Nifty wood and brick. Too big for two adults and a cat, but somehow we'd make do.

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James Baldwin, The Art of Fiction No. 78

Write. Find a way to keep alive and write. There is nothing else to say. If you are going to be a writer there is nothing I can say to stop you; if you’re not going to be a writer nothing I can say will help you. What you really need at the beginning is somebody to let you know that the effort is real...

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Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but, most of all, endurance.




Beyond Here There Be Ancient Thyngs




Curiosity. Tenacity. Empathy. Love.

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