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Return to the Room of My Own: Revision Unplugged

January 19, 2011

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There is something to be said for writers working in the realm of Reading 2.0 to redraw personal boundaries. I haven’t posted anything since Christmas for a damn good reason, and it’s because the Internet was too much with me. After a lovely holiday with my family in North Dakota, then three days stuck in, […]

“Don’t Forget You’re Alive”: Joe Strummer and The Making of Chloe Thorpe

December 22, 2010

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A couple weeks ago, the Internet dazzled me yet again with its connecting powers. Sitting there on my Author Page was a comment from one Chloe Thorpe of England: Heya, I just found your blog and I am completely blown away. I’m in my second year of university with aspirations of writing anything musical related […]

Guest Post: Three Punk Rock Lessons for Surviving 21st-Century Library Hell

October 25, 2010

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As someone who proudly works for librarians, I reserve the right to pass the mic now and then to my librarian friends who have much to say about the things that matter to anyone who cares about books and music. Here, then, is Justin Hoenke, Teen Librarian of the Portland (ME) Public Library, holding forth […]

Friendship: A Revolution Born in My Social Network

October 6, 2010

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I am only human and so contract a social media flu now and then. One too many inane tweets plus a head-on collision with a holier-than-thou tech clique turned me into Joan Crawford with a case of the Nevada dry heaves last weekend. You'd think, then, that I would've greeted Malcolm Gladwell's recent New Yorker article with a righteous fist pump and a spin in the ole bungee-cord office chair.

A Timeline of Ecstatic Influence: An Addendum to Lethem

September 27, 2010

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As Lethem so definitively demonstrates, no one is complete without input—shit tons of the stuff. And yet there's something in human beings even in the 21st century that insists the things that move us be pure of history, as if charisma was a product only of the womb and not an accumulation of experience.