(Want to know what Doctor Who is or which episodes to start watching? Read on!)
It’s no secret (really, it’s more like the exact opposite of a secret) that I’m a huge Doctor Who fan. I became hooked on the show a few years ago, and now it’s one of the very few television programmes I actively…
I thought she was cosplaying as a book but diction-fairy is a million times better :D
Superman and Wonder Woman
@ Baltimore Comic-Con 2014
Photo by M&G
an ocean of calf #rarebooks
The anthropologists decided that this tribe was to remain “uncontacted”.
This is one of the best things iv seen today
A sun landscape captured on Labor Day 2014 using a very narrow band solar filter. How narrow? One quarter of one ten billionth of a meter wide.
This week’s staff pick is by Lee. Wisconsin loves libraries, and we always have. Wisconsin had a library even before it became a state; the Wisconsin territorial legislature allotted $5,000 for a library in 1833, which is the equivalent of $140,000 today! (A bigger budget than some public libraries now.) With many of Wisconsin’s residents living in rural areas, it was, and still can be, a challenge to keep materials up-to-date and relevant.
Enter the Free Traveling Libraries in Wisconsin. This week’s pick is an informational pamphlet on the benefits of these libraries in 1897. The idea was to move books from library to library so that people can keep coming back for new books. Some of these libraries had their own buildings, but many were just a cabinet in a public building or in people’s homes. If this description or some of the pictures remind you of the current Little Free Library movement, it is not a coincidence. The Little Free Library website, which began in Wisconsin, cites Lutie Stearns, the first Secretary of the Wisconsin Free Library Commission, and her “traveling little libraries” as an inspiration.
See it in the catalog here.
(This is what the cool kids do on Friday night.)
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Here’s the secret to getting your dream job laid out in one blog post:
1. Figure out what your dreams are.
This part’s harder than it might seem so don’t be upset if this takes a while.
2. Every day take at least one step to get you closer to your dream job.
I’m being very literal here. Each and every day take one step. It doesn’t always have to be a big step just something moving you in the right direction. Not every step will get you there but the constant focus on it increases your chances. The key to success is focus and persistence. A big part of succeeding is never giving up. When one way doesn’t work, try another. Just keep in mind, that getting a dream job takes a lot of work.
3. Recognize when you have reached where you set out to get to and enjoy it.
Be careful of reaching your dream and then moving past it due to momentum. Also, an important part of getting a dream job is getting to do something you love every day. If you don’t have time to enjoy it, you’re doing it wrong.
1690s book with filigree silver binding - National Library of Sweden
This binding is an exquisite example of Danish filigree technique
from the 1690s.It belongs to the National Library’s Huseby
Collection and was once owned by Karren Mogensdotter Skoug.
Her name and the year 1692 are engraved on the inside of the clasps. -(x)
"One of the magical things about theater is that it gathers a crowd of people in a quiet space, and each member of the audience gets to see how people respond differently to the different things being said on stage. The person next to you will laugh at something that you’d never think of laughing at, and you’ll get a glimpse into all the different ways of viewing the world. Unfortunately, so much theater today is less nuanced. It gives you a large dose of one way of thinking, in hopes of getting as many of the same type of people into the theater as possible."
Upon second viewing, I have definitely concluded that Guardians of the Galaxy is even better when you imagine it as a tabletop campaign with an increasingly frustrated DM who’s sick of being interrupted.
GM: “Roll 2d10.”