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Calling All Librarian Stories!

content discovered on Monday, July 21, 2014

I recently attended an international conference for Christian book buyers/sellers from around the world. Now I’m preparing to deliver a keynote speech at a national conference for book lenders—i.e., librarians. I’m excited about this opportunity because I’ve loved libraries since I was a kid. When many of my friends wanted to play outside, I preferred [] read more »

Musing: Au Revoir

content discovered on Saturday, July 19, 2014

I remember reading Malgudi Days as a kid, and I remember reading about Rama Rao. But Swami and Friends…that only rang a very faint bell in my head. Malgudi Schooldays was recently given to me as a parting gift. And as is the custom with me, I badgered the presenter to write something in the book. (Some people refuse to follow this rule. -__-) So my friend decided to write this in the book: I looked at my friend blankly and asked, “But what does that even mean?” “Wait, you haven’t yet read the book?”... read more »

40-year-old Needlepoint Books

content discovered on Saturday, July 19, 2014

Needlepoint was really big in the 1970s. And, like many of you, I started stitching then. Along with lots of needlepoint, there were lots of needlepoint books. That classic, The Needlepoint Book, came out in 1976, along with many other books people love and use today. Diane, of CraftyPod, has a blog post highlighting several [...] The post 40-year-old Needlepoint Books appeared first on Nuts about Needlepoint. Related posts: Books Make the Best Friends (and Gifts) The Joys of Needlepoint Books ... read more »

1943 Disney Studio Employees Handbook

content discovered on Saturday, July 19, 2014

(Click on images to enlarge) Thanks to Open Culture. Visit History's Dumpster on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HistorysDumpster read more »

The Future of Leadership – Lessons from Junior ...

content discovered on Friday, July 18, 2014

One of the defining characteristics of authentic leadership I talk about most often is the willingness to do what is right… …even when it’s not easy, convenient, or expedient. Last week I tested another group of Junior Black Belt candidates. Throughout the test the instructors hand one of the candidates a page with a difficult [] read more »

Exploring Character and Place in A Seared Sky #13

content discovered on Thursday, July 17, 2014

Corphanda This is the 13th (Oooer, not superstitious, are you?) in a series on characters and places featured in Joinings:A Seared Sky. This background information isn’t covered in the book but will enhance the reading experience. For some of my people there are character drawings, supplied by Alice Taylor or myself (but I'm still learning how to draw, so bear with me!), maybe a video interview, and accompanying script. I’ll do short pieces of fiction, deepening knowledge of certain minor characters as... read more »

Leadership is NOT just for “Leaders”

content discovered on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I use this metaphor a lot… Think about those old World War II movies where the grizzled sergeant has to take command of the platoon because the green lieutenant can’t command the troops. In those stories, the new lieutenant, fresh out of officer’s school, has the training and the authority, but not the experience to [] read more »

Types of Pages (t'would love your input)

content discovered on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Having a double page spread in photobooks, allows for lots of room to present a theme. I like the idea of yesterday/today. This theme has had a recent surge of interest with childhood recreations.(Google that phrase) This is where you set up the same people in a photo, recreating the same poses. Not sure how my boys will like this and wondering how I will bribe them to do a similar bath tub shot like this one. From 9Gag.com Years ago we took three of our sons to the town in North Queensland where my ... read more »

He Who Gets Slapped

content discovered on Monday, July 14, 2014

He Who Gets Slappedseen @ Celebrate Brooklyn, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY7.12.14There's a Batman graphic novella called The Killing Joke, written by Watchmen scribe Alan Moore, which tells, in flashback, what may or may not be the origin of the Joker. (It was an influence on the screenplay for the movie The Dark Knight.)In the main story, the Joker tries to drive Batman and Commissioner Gordon as insane as he is, and the point he attempts to make in the process is that it only takes one bad day to send a... read more »

Leaders: Born or Made?

content discovered on Monday, July 14, 2014

Adapted from THINK Like a BLACK BELT: Are leaders made or are they born? Psychologists and philosophers have been debating this puzzle forever and they’re no closer to a resolution today than in the days of Lao Tzu or Socrates. Some leaders do seem naturally born into the role. I’d argue that in most cases [] read more »

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