Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sidebar, Your Honour: September 2012

Lady of the Month Portrait of the Month Team of the Month Speakology “Games, like institutions, are extensions of the body politic, as technologies are extensions of the animal organism.” Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, 1964

Sporting Good Time

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Amma

The Mother and the Motherland are greater than Heaven. -National motto of Nepal In September 2009 I lived in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, where I spent time volunteering in a children’s home. Travelling with Global Volunteer Service, I spent time under the care and direction of Volunteer Service in Nepal, which cared for children in […]

The Unending Consolation of Creedence

Confucius said, “Let a man be stimulated by poetry, established by the rules of propriety, and perfected by music.” -Confucius, The Analects 8:8 Just about a year ago I set out on the road. Seeking my fame and fortune Looking for a pot of gold. Things got bad and things got worse, I guess you know the […]

Night of the Living Information

Amidst the summer grasses Lie the graves of Saga’s beauties. -Shiki The antithetic electric power of instant information that reverses social explosion into implosion, private enterprise into organization man, and expanding empires into common markets, has obtained as little recognition as the written word. -Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media My grandmother had a family Bible. Not […]

Audubon’s Zombies: A Voodoo Guide for YA Librarians

The goals of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) for library services for young adults recognize that “young adults need and deserve services that address their educational, informational, cultural, and leisure time needs” (IFLA, 2010, p. 2). It is during young adulthood that many people will discover and take an interest in […]

A Dose of Animality

And there was a big tabby cat inching its way down the gable in pursuit of some passionate pigeons. I was annoyed most of all because it was not us but the pigeons who were kissing and that the times of Paolo and Francesca were over. -Alexander Blok, She Came in from the Frost We may […]