Why do I do this?

Actually, I ask myself that question about blogging with some regularity. In fact, I occasionally consider abandoning the blog, a thought that comes up when I’ve got a number of books to review and feel a bit pressed for time. A lot of people probably think bloggers blog because they believe everyone is obligated entitled […]

Weekend Edition: 5-12

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Siouxland Libraries now has a mobile app. I’ve been playing with it for about a week and the speed with which it searches the catalog is quite impressive.

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School (“6. Behaving yourself is as important as getting good marks.”)


Obama ballot challenge rejected

Bob Mercer reports that the state Board of Elections voted 6-0 this morning to reject a challenge filed by a Rapid City man to President Barack Obama being on the ballot in South Dakota.

The vote was not based on the validity of the claims that Obama isn’t a natural-born U.S. citizen, uses someone […]

Elections + Obama + zealots = ballot challenge

We see all too frequently that getting information in today’s world isn’t the problem; it’s the ability to evaluate it. Latest case in point? The regular meeting Friday of the South Dakota Board of Elections includes an agenda item on a complaint filed to keep President Barack Obama off the ballot.

Thomas Scheveck beats three […]

Weekend Edition: 5-5

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May is World in Translation Month, where independent book stores promote literature in translation.

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

The Enemy Within (“If America stopped searching for goblins under the bed, it might actually be able to reset its economic priorities and start investing in the things that would make the […]