Weekend Edition: 3-9

Bulletin Board

Bestselling author (and Sioux Falls native) Sam Kean will discuss his latest book, The Violinist’s Thumb at the Main Branch of Siouxland Libraries from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Bibliocide (“Although they went through various editions, encyclopædias belong to a time when knowledge was owned by a […]

50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain

I’m not a huge fan of blues music. Although I recognize its influence, it tends to strike me as somewhat formulaic and predictable. There are exceptions, though, and fairly close to the top of that list would be Cricklewood Green, a 1970 release by Ten Years After. While I don’t remember how it ended up […]

Midweek Music Moment: Welcome to Goose Creek, Goose Creek Symphony

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a Midweek Music Moment but I’m going to try and do them again, although I know there will not be weekly installments like before. What triggers this is seeing that Welcome To Goose Creek by Goose Creek Symphony was released this week in 1971.

I probably […]

Weekend Edition: 3-2

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Godless yet good (“After 20 years of living in the US (I was born in Canada), I still tend to forget how many people here assume, simply as a matter of common sense, that the very idea of ‘secular ethics’ is an abomination, a contradiction, or both.”)

What […]

February’s missteps

Perhaps it’s a timing thing. Two of the three books I abandoned this month were within a day of each other. Meanwhile, the third raises some interesting questions for me about re-reading.

The month’s first casualty was The History of History by Ida Hattemer-Higgins. The premise of this debut novel was interesting. An American woman […]