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He was also my husband’s uncle. I only found two of his images online, the remainder are photographs of prints we have on our walls – intentionally poor quality for those. He was a member of the Lyme Art Association, so there may be more information on their site. The Courant (Hartford, CT) had this…

Via Jason P on friendfeed BTW – the Old Spice videos over the last couple of days were an amazing marketing feat. To create that kind of buzz. See more on Read/Write Web.

I’m very late in reviewing this book and there are a lot of very detailed reviews, but I thought I could add bit about the recording. I have my own signed copy of the print, but with work and school stuff, I don’t have time for personal reading. I was very happy to notice that…

Just about everyone coming back from the business meeting commented on the dire shape of the association’s financials. First, times are tough everywhere and association memberships are down across the board. Librarians are being furloughed so there’s no extra money there to pay for expenses if their organizations can’t. Second, there’s an elephant in the…

This post reviews a fairly recent article that examines the experiences of black men in nursing and asks whether they experience the "glass escalator" effect or if the work is racialized as well as gendered. As requested by some fellow Sciblings, I recently blogged about an older article* that coined the term glass escalator. In…

The other day when I had to be at a stupid training session off site very early in the morning, I stepped on my iphone in the dark. It apparently slid out of my purse. Sigh. It turned on, but the glass was shattered on the front. So I looked around and you could get…

12-month meme for 2009

Getting this from Drugmonkey – the first line from the first post of each month this year. Looks like I should pay attention to having snappy first lines! The first half of the year is all about preparing for my comprehensive exams and the second half of the year is all about recovering from taking…

I got back from the SLA conference last June to the whole lab in a crisis. It passed and in e-mail, I got a notice that my SLA renewal was over due. Which is funny because I routed all the paperwork at the same time as my conference registration paperwork (we have an office that…

From PostSecret

http://postsecret.blogspot.com/2009/11/sunday-secrets_15.html via Andrew on FriendFeed. (don’t sue me, I’m just the messenger!) Even if it isn’t true, it’s sort of funny and now all I can see is my kitchen sink strainer (not a toilet).

I think sometimes the widget on the left side doesn’t work. Here’s the direct link to support one of the projects I’ve picked. I think these are some great things that will help students in my state, but if you don’t see anything here that floats your boat, please pick a project on one of…