Submitted by birdie on April 9, 2008 - 8:32am
It's only taken thirty years, but I'm happy to report that Jackie Speier, once an aide to slain Congressman Leo Ryan, has been elected to his seat in the House. Anyone remember the circumstances of Ryan's death? NYT.
She is writing a book.
Submitted by birdie on April 7, 2008 - 11:09am
Submitted by birdie on March 31, 2008 - 9:39am
Nancy Pearl sat in my booth at PLA (in Minneapolis) for a half-hour, and it was a great, but brief, opportunity to meet her after having interviewed her (by e-mail) for a story here in LISNews in August of 2005.
Submitted by birdie on March 8, 2008 - 11:21am
A fairly simple philosophy...certainly applicable to most situations, from Jack Handey.
Submitted by birdie on March 3, 2008 - 9:48am
Submitted by birdie on February 26, 2008 - 3:01pm
Submitted by birdie on February 22, 2008 - 5:15pm
Check out artist Jane S. Noel's very interesting experiment in first impressions...
at her website.
Submitted by birdie on February 14, 2008 - 7:16pm
Submitted by birdie on February 12, 2008 - 6:45pm
Thought some of you might find some of these ideas of interest, discussed on flickr.com.
Submitted by birdie on October 26, 2007 - 1:51pm
Wonderful (as usual) column by Clyde Haberman of the NYTimes about the stresses of life as a New Yorker, not to leave out two NYers who are running...with pockets and purses open...for President.
Another interesting column from Madison, WI... want to share a secret? send it to the the secret keeper...
Submitted by birdie on September 30, 2007 - 9:15pm
...this time on the Rive Gauche a Paris. They're in danger of disappearing...Guardian UK reveals the trend that has galleries and small booksellers being replaced by trendy clothing boutiques. They call the phenomenon "the greatest Gallic bogeyman of all, globalisation," and I can only hope that those French come to their senses and prevent the theft of history and tradition in the quartier where "where Juliette Greco sang, Miles Davis played and Michel Foucault philosophised."
Submitted by birdie on September 21, 2007 - 5:33pm
Submitted by birdie on September 14, 2007 - 4:08pm
Anyone want to join me? I am forwarding oh, one out of each dozen or so emails to the FTC at their new e-mail address, [email protected]. One can always hope.
Submitted by birdie on September 10, 2007 - 4:25pm
When I typed this question into my search engine (guess which one), this was the top response I got. It's a two year old article from a web-hosting site. Here's the third listed article, which has information down at the bottom of the page.
Submitted by birdie on September 7, 2007 - 5:05pm
Submitted by birdie on August 31, 2007 - 4:44pm
A couple of interesting pages on Findlaw regarding Sen. Larry Craig's arrest and his complete disregard for the legal process and the constituents he is supposed to serve. You don't have to be a member of Congress to know how the law works.
Submitted by birdie on August 23, 2007 - 1:42pm
This reminds me of a period in time when there was hope for peace in the Middle East...may that time come again.
From The Globe and Mail: Thirteen years after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Shimon Peres, at 84, is playing host to Palestinian and UN officials.
Submitted by birdie on August 16, 2007 - 11:31pm
Check this out from 1994.
Submitted by birdie on August 12, 2007 - 2:45pm
in the NYT. Really worth reading if you admire either or both of these filmmakers.
Submitted by birdie on August 3, 2007 - 1:11pm
A lesson from history...interesting comparison of the two leaders by Richard Bulliet from the International Herald Tribune.