Tag Archives: literacy

Will All the Real Writers Please Stand Up

There was an episode of ‘The Twilight Zone’ in the early 1960s where a man is sentenced to death for the crime of curating books. In other words, he was a librarian. The episode was called ‘The Obsolete Man’. Apparently, … Continue reading

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Neil Young Was Wrong (Read a Book)

Neil Young’s 1979 proto-grunge rock tune “Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)” says that rock ‘n’ roll will never die. It makes me very sad to say Neil Young was wrong. Rest in peace, Rock ‘N’ Roll. Rock music … Continue reading

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The E-Book Revolution is Not for Everyone. At Least, Not Yet.

The e-book revolution is here. To call it a revolution might be underselling it. The ability to transmit works of fiction and non-fiction through the aether is likely more revolutionary than Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press. These are books that do … Continue reading

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Why I Give Books to Prisoners

I give books to inmates. I visit death row prisons. When either of these things comes up in conversation, people always ask, “Why?” For a long time, I didn’t really have a great answer. People either “get it” or they … Continue reading

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