CommComm posted on May 12, 2010 00:12

I'm sending this along because I did the Stoop 2 years and had a blast. In case you haven't heard of it (and if you live in b'Mo you SHOULD have heard of it), Stoopstorytelling has performed at the Creative Alliance in Highlandton, Centerstage, the Meyerhoff and now they've they've moved on up to the bigtime. The shows are usually HILARIOUS. I was---I mean the show I did was :-) And I give them 2 thumbs up and 5 stars out of 5. The stories are out of this world, and they always have a theme. This is a great night out for anybody, and you get a real birdseye view of Baltimore, and elsewhere.

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CommComm posted on May 8, 2010 04:17

This is a better link for their Market Day tomorrow, May 8th.

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CommComm posted on May 7, 2010 21:20

Put this on Welch FB page, but it deserves a spot here too.

There's a problem with the WELDOC log on that only effects the School of Public Health members. In your jhed profile,
you have to have your jhsph e-mail listed. Please log into your jhed account, click my profile, then choose University and make sure your
e-mail address is listed in your information. Once that's done, you should be able to access your account. Still have
problems? Phone 410-955-3418.

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CommComm posted on May 6, 2010 23:58


Plant lover? Tree lover? If you haven't been to Cylburn you're missing one of the city's little hideaways. (I feel like I'm walking through a Jane Austen movie). And  their official market day is this coming Saturday. It'll be a little less hectic than the Flowermart, but the flowers may be more addictive. They practically sing your name out, like unadopted pets giving you 'the look'. Take me home! Pleeeeeeeeze. 


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CommComm posted on May 5, 2010 22:04

Received this just a second ago. From Dongming Zhang, Director of Advanced Technology and Information systems:

"We have been experiencing access problem on Welch's ezproxy service again.

ATIS is currently working on to switch to backup ezproxy server. I will keep
You updated on our progress.

Thank you for your patience and understanding."

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CommComm posted on May 5, 2010 21:33

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Throw away the Chee-tos! Toss out dem double-stuffed Oreos! I'm talkin to you---you who wouldn't know a vegetable if it was growing on your face----the jig is up. The Farmer's Market is back. Here's what you do. Don't just MEANDER about, stop and smell stuff. Smell it like you were right there when it came out of the ground. Smell it like you're having a religious experience (like they do at Whole Foods).Act like you know the history of the Earth. Impress those other righteous market goers. Say something like "I had these last year from Delaware." And when you're out there on a Sunday morning, by all means---especially if you're a woman---wear something ugly. Break out your inner EarthMother. The ugly long skirt your grandmaw gave you from Woodstock, the smelly Birkenstocks, and that ratty gypsy top., And if you're a man, push that bay-bay carriage and act like you care for goodness sake. We know it wasn't your idea for Sunday morning, but gosh darn it, play the part big daddy. And when the crowd gets too much, and you've seen one more person you didn't feel like talking to about nothing---get yourself some fresh hot donuts, inhale some bliss and think about all your fresh carrots. Adulthood just paid you a house call.   

CommComm posted on May 3, 2010 20:35

Stumbled across this article from the first person POV regarding an embedded librarian. It caught my eye because it's a straightforward look at the daily academic strategy the author adheres to. "Embedded Journalists" has become a phrase we've incorporated into our daily vocabulary. "Embedded librarian" also seems to have found it's place in our collective vocab lexicon.

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CommComm posted on May 3, 2010 04:57

We've all been there. Summer arrives. Temperatures go wicky-wacky. You get overheated. And suddenly you're babysitting your nieces and nephews and you absolutely don't want to take them to THE MALL, and you absolutely don't want to plop them down in front of VIDEO GAMES (at least not for more than 6 hrs. at a time :-). So what do you do? I have to say that I've had tremendous luck at the library, and I've been to the Baltimore County Public Library on several occasions. The wee-ones need not be stationed around alotta "white noise" (see, Delillo, Don). Take them to a library for a little cool down. Maybe they discover a book, maybe they discover something else---or maybe you introduce them to----ambiance. Afterwards, gulp down that jumbo latte with the x-tra whip, you've earned it, my friend.

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