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 April 29, 2010 19:01

I've probably mentioned Evergreen before---if not---now's a great time (wonderful weather) to take a Sunday morning and peruse the grounds and the library. The installations all seem appropriately abstract, so this allows for you to stroll around them in a perpetual state of "hmmmmmmmmm, I wonder what that says". I've been to the Evergreen Library and it has it's own degree of rapture, starting with some original Audobon prints.

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CommComm posted on April 27, 2010 03:58

Guilty! Guilty! Sentimentality put a mojo on me! In the link below, there's nothing library-related. Not an inch, not a pinch, not one stinkin IOTA. But, all the human interest goodies in Herbert's story just had to be passed along. Maybe you've already read about it. If not---it's very touching. Call me corny. Call me old-fashioned. But I read the article and all those warm fuzzies just attacked me out of nowhere.

 

 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-johnson-project-cures-20100425,0,5951334,full.story


CommComm posted on April 25, 2010 18:47

Many folks LOVE Facebook BUT dont love sharing everything with the whole wide world. However, the "I-want-everybody-to-know-who-I-am" nature of Facebook promises that to begin with. Hey, Alonzo sez OWN that ego! Own a couple if possible. But here's an analogy: say you want to ride a BENTLEY, but don't want to be seen driving a BENTLEY. That there's the choice you make with Facebook, m'darlins.

 

However, here's an article from "The Shifted Librarian" which sheds some light on you protecting your private domain. User comments are included, and quite enlightening. So now you can drive that Bentley.

http://theshiftedlibrarian.com/archives/2010/04/24/how-to-use-facebook-and-still-be-completely-private.html

 

 


CommComm posted on April 12, 2010 03:46

Many a day I've ventured over to the Donna's on St. Paul. But as time goes by---more and more I'm loving the Donna's in Cross Keys. The dinner menu is a whole lot better, and the "ambiance" (another way of saying there's no preponderance of funky folks) is way better. It's easy to get to, and if you're a part of the Hopkins community and want a break from all the tattoo waitresses (am I lying?) in Hampden---and the not-quite-good-food on Cold Spring (save for maybe Evergreen), then stop by where I go.  


CommComm posted on April 12, 2010 03:29

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If you haven't been --- you need to go. Cheap books. Lots and lots and lots. Replenish your collection. Start anew. Or just go and look smart. It's on you.


I stopped by Mountcastle Auditorium and saw Katie Vizenor and Victoria Goode doing a bang-up job with "Personal Information Management". They imparted all sorts of info about sorting through your own digital universe. They covered 'formal' topics such as Refworks & Reference Manager, but also took audience questions that pertained to personal finance, e-mail, bookmarks, and managing your contacts and calendars. I think this class would be tremendously popular if offered at least several times, and at different venues. I love Mountcastle, but Katie and Victoria clearly tapped into a vein that I think half the campus would appreciate. The suggested reading they offered was William Jones' "Keeping Found Things Found". (I've enclosed some info and comments about the book). 

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CommComm posted on March 24, 2010 04:06

Wilmer Eye Institute

This picture highlights the Wilmer Eye Institute in eye-popping style.

http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Campus-Architecture-Database-/21920/

The article is from The Chronicle of Higher Education. It's been my experience that many Hopkins folk don't always venture around the campus. Ahhhh, how easy it is to pick up lunch and hastily retreat back to the safety of our dearly beloved cubicles and offices. With Springtime now floating into our senses like freshly scented begonias, maybe a quick roadtrip down to Wilmer will enhance the daily routine. Quick stroll in the sunshine, anybody?


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