Category Archives: Writing

Children’s Literature Reimagined

Since we have a new crop of kids in our family, I’ve been spending more time in the children’s section of bookstores, but there aren’t many titles like these. This series of reimagined kid’s books come from the pen of … Continue reading

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Weekend Links To Love

Travel On A Sunbeam with Tillie Walden’s online sci-fi comic. Get your Surrealist Starter Kit right here. Who doesn’t need some more Gorey ? Transit maps should work for residents and tourists alike. Check out this amazing but unofficial re-imagined map for … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies Again

 

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Just So Stories

Just So Stories for little children Rudyard Kipling London Macmillan and Co Limited First Edition September 1902 – Reprinted October 1902 I was never a big Kipling fan as a child, but I vividly remember this particular book from the … Continue reading

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Hey, It’s National Poetry Month

Just Beyond Yourself David Whyte Just beyond yourself. It’s where you need to be. Half a step into self-forgetting and the rest restored by what you’ll meet. There is a road always beckoning. When you see the two sides of … Continue reading

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21st Century Libraries

Librarians from the historic California State Library in Sacramento created the cartoon-style infographic below to celebrate National Library week and to explore the many roles that libraries can play in the 21st century. Established in 1850, the California State Library … Continue reading

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A Very Timely Reminder

The American Library Association recently released its annual Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books, included in the ALA’s State of America’s Libraries Report 2019, an annual summary of library trends “that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries. Never … Continue reading

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American Weirdo

This weekend I stumbled upon this terrific retrospective on the way under-appreciated alternative comics series created by R. Crumb in the 1980s. Weirdo bridged the cultural and generational gap between the “underground comix” of the 1960s and the later so-called “alternative comics”. … Continue reading

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Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower

Let This Darkness Be a Bell Tower Rainer Maria Rilke Quiet friend who has come so far, feel how your breathing makes more space around you. Let this darkness be a bell tower and you the bell. As you ring, … Continue reading

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Wordless Novel (no fooling)

To follow-up on my recent post about Lynd Ward’s wordless novels, I would like to introduce the German wordless novel, Die Sonne (the Sun), created by Franz Masereel (1889-1972), and published originally in 1919. This copy was re-issued in 1926 by Kurt … Continue reading

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