Thursday, January 31, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
employees of the IRS: distributing tax forms, looking up tax forms on
the Net, printing out tax forms by the hundreds, helping people go
spelunking through cryptic instruction books, locating things in the
labyrinth of the IRS website....
You'd think the lest they could do is give us a special deduction, but
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
signs that make names. Don turned "Washington Westwood Hohokus" into
an entertainer in DANCE FOR THE IVORY MADONNA. "Mauzy Broadway" became
a female impersonator.
We figure "Ashley Sugar Notch" is a porn star....
Saturday, January 12, 2008
These kids are great. They remind me of myself and my friends at that age: they're the outcasts, the nonconformists, the ones with passion for something beyond sports and cars and fashion. Once a month, the Library provides a space for them to meet, as well as a large TV and DVD player, plus a laptop PC for Internet access...and the opportunity to meet with fellow Anime enthusiasts.
I sit in on the meetings, listen a lot, and try to learn what I can. I don't know anywhere near as much as a lot of these kids, but I know a lot more than I used to.
One of the Anime Club members gave me a great compliment: "Mr. Don, you're the coolest adult I know."
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
area. Again, lots of windows and comfy seating make it a very inviting
area. And notice the mural, painted many years ago by a former staff
When I give tours to elementary school classes, we always start in
this area. I tell them to keep an eye out for elephants during the
tour. When we return at the end, they are quick to point out that they
didn't see any elephants. My answer: "Turn around. Do you see the
elephant now?" And there's Babar, staring them in the face!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Saturday, January 05, 2008
they're in digital form. Here's one of the ones I scanned today.
This was taken on 3 September 1992. It's Thomas in front of the train
from BACK TO THE FUTURE III, at Universal Studios in Florida.
Friday, January 04, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
lets you know when it's your turn to use one of our 13 public
computers. At the time of this picture there were 15 people on the
waiting list. And it's not a particularly busy night.
We serve a disadvantaged community where most folks don't own PCs of
their own, so they have to use the ones at the library.
Meanwhile, branches in the richer areas of the county have a
superfluity of PCs. Some of these branches never have so much as ONE
person on the waiting list.
Don't expect anything special; these pictures aren't going to be profound or artsy or anything like that. In fact, a lot of them will be pretty mundane. I'll try to add comments, but they'll likely be short and fairly uninformative.
Hmmm. Kinda makes you wonder why I'm doing this at all, eh?
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We live half a mile from the airport. Visiting there used to be fun; now, because of security, it's a source of anxiety. By allowing ourselves to become terrified, we've given the terrorists exactly what they want. Osama must be thrilled at his ongoing victory.