The National Archives building (via Wikipedia) Throughout my life, I’ve had a bizarre relationship with libraries. Bizarre because, as a child, I didn’t particularly like to read, though, for some reason, I still liked going to the library. I’m sure Continue reading The Problem with What a Library is?
In 2008 I moved out on my own, like completely on my own, like no roommates (good riddance), no dorms, nothing but me and a room. I was just about to start my first semester at UB, so a couple Continue reading Dark Rooms: Simon Schama’s “The Power of Art”
National poetry month is really kind of a sad affair. Fiction doesn’t get a month. Film doesn’t either. And TV—are you kidding. They get that section of the year that lasts (and I’m approximating) the entirety of every year, year Continue reading National Poetry Month and the Snot-Nosed Kid
[From the spring edition of Langsdale Link, out soon:] It’s finally happening: Langsdale is getting a facelift. With the University of Baltimore becoming, bit by bit, a modern and glittering campus—see the bright, glass hive of the John and Frances Continue reading New Look for Langsdale
via Wikipedia I’ve never been much of a cheerleader for technology: a Luddite with an iPhone, a friend once called me; a technologically proficient skeptic with a Facebook account. I’m not sure what that says about me, about my convictions Continue reading Luddite with an iPhone
Socrates:“The unexamined life is not worth living.“ About two weeks ago, I was talking to a friend about a couple we both knew. They’d been married for a few years, not too long (I can’t remember how long exactly), and Continue reading I’ll Take Boredom Over Facebook Anyday
Fall’s here, which means, among other things (school starting being one), that hardly a day will go by without hearing about some kind of award ceremony, even if it doesn’t take place till the end of the year. Gowns are Continue reading Please, No More Award Ceremonies
Mark Twain via Wikipedia There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. – Mark Twain How does one chose a single university out of all the stellar universities in this country? Answer: Rankings? Earlier this month, US News Continue reading The Ranking Jangle in Higher Ed
At the end of last year, sometime right around the beginning of the holiday shopping season, it seemed editors and writers in just about every popular-news-and-editorial-based magazine and website were complaining that publishing was coming to an end as we Continue reading From the “Langsdale Link”: The Ways We Read Books
Logo for The Browser You can find everything online. While this isn’t actually true, it sure sometimes feels like it is. Even if you have to pay, which, I mean, come on, who actually pays for stuff online? (We don’t Continue reading Where Did I Put that Article?