Neil Gaiman Explains Why Libraries are Indispensable

September 20, 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/15/neil-gaiman-future-libraries-reading-daydreaming

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Thanks, Washington Post; Now, I’m Hungry

September 19, 2017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/a-grilled-cheese-sandwich-may-be-the-answer-to-all-your-problems/2017/09/19/69461fac-9cb8-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.eccfb77561c4

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“Including mine.”

September 17, 2017

Hillary Clinton’s speech at Ms. Windsor’s memorial service gives us a glimpse of how much we lost last November.

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Dean Baker, No Corporate Shill, Takes a Look at Bernie’s Proposal

September 15, 2017

http://democracyjournal.org/arguments/can-we-pay-for-single-payer/

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Four Little Girls

September 15, 2017

On September 15th, 1963, four girls, Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley, were getting ready sing in the choir at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. A bomb – 19 sticks of dynamite – planted by a group of vicious racists, went off, killing them. Given what we see happening around us today, we should remember.

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Harry Dean Stanton

September 15, 2017

It is with a weight in my heart that I write this short post of appreciation for a great artist, Harry Dean Stanton, who has passed away. Perhaps his most famous role is in Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas.” Script by Sam Shepard. Here’s the heart-breaking scene with him and Nastassja Kinski, “I Knew These People” –

Thank you, sir, for the inspiration.

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Never Underestimate the Importance of Libraries and Librarians

September 10, 2017

A letter to the Chicago Tribune. Libraries are important – more important than the internet – to the kind of learning environment that our children need. Librarians introduce children to books, among the most powerful tools for the transfer of knowledge and culture that we have.

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