May 30, 2010

Sunday Reading

I don't have much to say this week.  I'm too mesmerized and horrified by the constant flow of oil shown in the sidebar.  I'm also spending the weekend decompressing from the last week of school and enjoying my family.

This summer, I will read books.  I'm not getting an iPad or a Kindle or signing up for Facebook or Twitter.  I'm going to try to read more books.  I'll still get online.  I like frisson as much as anyone, but I'm going to be a librarian and I want to read books.  The quest for frisson by Roger Ebert.

Doug Noon sums up some of the feelings associated with the catastrophe in the Gulf in his post, Lost Offshore Oil Rig Blues.

Oh, and for Critical Thinking Sunday, here are some local events to consider: Two notable skeptics appearing in Atlanta in June.

Have a great week and an excellent summer.


Beth S. said...

Thanks for posting that blog article. It was enlightening (and depressing).

I'm going to attempt to post that widget on my blog too. I'm completely shocked and devastated by this whole thing. My prayer is that it is a wake up call for the world to eradicate its dependence of fossil fuels. Maybe that's just a pipe dream but this whole disaster can't just be for naught. Something good HAS to come out of it.

Ms. Yingling said...

Wow. A librarian reading books. Shocking. This does not seem to be a big part of librarianship anymore. You know how I feel about THAT. I hope that you have a summer full of great books.