Weekend Edition: 7-21

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • The Bookless Library (“Clinging to an outdated vision of libraries is in fact the best recipe for making them look hopelessly obsolescent to the men and women who control their budgets[.]”)

Worthwhile Reading about Aurora

  • One More Massacre (“The truth is made worse by the reality that no one—really no one—anywhere on the political spectrum has the courage to speak out about the madness of unleashed guns and what they do to American life.”)
  • The body count (“I will hear conspiracy theories from those who fear the government, I will hear about the need to raise a militia, and I will hear nothing about how 9,484 corpses in a year has helped anything. That is a high price to pay. What depresses me is that half of my fellow countrymen are prepared to pay it.”)
  • “Guns Don’t Kill” (“We just have to face the facts: Americans, unlike Englishmen and Canadians, are murderous by nature. The ready availability of assault weapons has nothing to do with it.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

Realize that life, not stuff, is what matters. Objects are just objects — if you lose them, if they get stolen or destroyed … it’s not a big deal. They’re just objects — not your life.

Leo Babauta, “Love Life, Not Stuff

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