Hodgepodge

This is some stuff I like.





“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”

Rudyard Kipling 1865–1936, English writer and poet. (via oupacademic)



“When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too.”

Bill Moyers in the foreword to this beautiful photographic love letter to libraries (via explore-blog)

(via npr)


explore-blog:

Rudy’s Library in Monowi, Nebraska – one of the many soul-warming photographs in Robert Dawson’s visual love letter to public libraries:

The entire population of this town consists of one woman, Elsie Eller. It is the only incorporated municipality in the United States with such a demographic. She acts as mayor and runs the only business in town, a local roadhouse. Over the years she watched all the other town residents move or pass away. When her husband, Rudy Eller, died in 2004, she became the town’s last resident. Because Rudy had collected so many books, she decided to open Rudy’s lLIbrary in a small shed next to her home. This memorial to Rudy is free and open to all. Patrons can check out books by signing a notebook. A wooden sign in the corner simply states “Rudy’s Dream.”

More such treats here.

explore-blog:

Rudy’s Library in Monowi, Nebraska – one of the many soul-warming photographs in Robert Dawson’s visual love letter to public libraries:

The entire population of this town consists of one woman, Elsie Eller. It is the only incorporated municipality in the United States with such a demographic. She acts as mayor and runs the only business in town, a local roadhouse. Over the years she watched all the other town residents move or pass away. When her husband, Rudy Eller, died in 2004, she became the town’s last resident. Because Rudy had collected so many books, she decided to open Rudy’s lLIbrary in a small shed next to her home. This memorial to Rudy is free and open to all. Patrons can check out books by signing a notebook. A wooden sign in the corner simply states “Rudy’s Dream.”

More such treats here.

(via npr)



vintagenola:

The New Orleans Public Library Bookmobile - 1940
Via Nutrais.org

vintagenola:

The New Orleans Public Library Bookmobile - 1940

Via Nutrais.org

(via npr)



garfieldminusgarfield:

G-G the book - G-G on Facebook - G-G on Twitter

garfieldminusgarfield:

G-G the book - G-G on Facebook - G-G on Twitter



westeastsouthnorth:

Fountain in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

westeastsouthnorth:

Fountain in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

(Source: Flickr / essamfinearts)




“Now, to pry into roots, to finger slime,
To stare, big-eyed Narcissus, into some spring
Is beneath all adult dignity. I rhyme
To see myself, to set the darkness echoing.”

Seamus Heaney would have been 75 years old this month. We’re remembering him by looking at the language of his first full-length collection, Death of a Naturalist. (via oupacademic)

oupacademic:

Day is breaking.

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Image: Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.





explore-blog:

Madeleine L’Engle on creativity, writing, censorship, and the art of disturbing the universe – spectacular read. 

explore-blog:

Madeleine L’Engle on creativity, writing, censorship, and the art of disturbing the universe – spectacular read. 

(via npr)



slaughterhouse90210:

We think, in our youth, we are the centre of the universe, but we simply respond, go this way or that by accident, survive or improve by the luck of the draw, with little choice or determination on our part.”― Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero

slaughterhouse90210:

We think, in our youth, we are the centre of the universe, but we simply respond, go this way or that by accident, survive or improve by the luck of the draw, with little choice or determination on our part.”
― Michael Ondaatje,
Divisadero