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A Touch of Evil

My husband is an evil man.

Sure, he looks all serene in his counselorly Dockers and Clarks shoes, but trust me: the man lives for evilness.

Not a Hitler/Stalin/Dick Cheney evil, mind you. He embodies a subtler, far more insidious evil, an evil that can only come from living with me over the years. Sort of a grinchy evil–a spoiler. At least when it comes to me.

Need proof? I present the … Read the rest

Why We Watch

Just returned from a screening of Days of Heaven at a local theatre–not bad for a 28-year old film. Though advertised as a brand-spankin’ new print, I was disappointed: both the film and sound were scratchy, not to mention dark and out of focus (the film, not the sound). Didn’t matter though; I was as enraptured with it as I was the first time I saw it in Sacramento, California. It was exactly as I remembered it: dreamlike … Read the rest

Michael, We Hardly Knew Ye

On the eve of the ALA Conference, there’s a sentiment I’d like to express:

I’m going to miss Michael Gorman. And not just because I’m losing one sartorially spiffy dude to tease. I’m going to miss him because, quite frankly, the profession can’t afford to lose him.

I can hear the collective groaning out there, but hear me out: if librarianship is to survive as a profession, we need a contrarian–a lightning rod for us to react to, … Read the rest

Rationales ‘R Us

I’m back. Finally.

So why the long wait? Easy. The blog has turned into my own special little sisyphean nightmare. Or to paraphrase the Gay Librarian at the SLA GLIC Caucus meeting in Baltimore last week, after someone asked him why he didn’t post more often: they’re not just blog entries, they’re little essays.

And for those of us who spend most our working hours reciting what peer-reviewed academic articles are to that great undergraduate ocean (with the occasional graduate … Read the rest