How Public is Your Library?

There Are Limits, it seems, at this library.

Library officials said people have been using the libraries as temporary shelters, restaurants and changing stations. The new ordinance prohibits sleeping on tables, eating, using restrooms for bathing and “offensive bodily hygiene that constitutes a nuisance to others.”

The DeputyHeadmistress is sympathetic to the portions babbing sleeping on the tables, eating in the library, and using restrooms for bathing.

She thinks it’s going a bit far to ban stinky people. The DHM is allergic to perfume. Many sweet and precious little old ladies have no idea how much distress they cause the DHM, and indeed, an excess of perfume is a great nuisance to the DHM. But she wouldn’t make people pass her smell test to go to the library.

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Spanish Language Poets

If you’re interested in Spanish speaking poets, you might want to read this entry over at Musings of a Pilgrim. He’s compiled a useful introductory list.

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Broadening the Blog Audience

If you’re a Christian somewhat new to blogging and you want to try and broaden your audience, you could feed them cookies, or you could go read LaShawn Barber’s post here.

So much is happening in the blogosphere, I can’t keep up. New blogs are created every day and veteran bloggers are writing about interesting topics. I have time to keep up with only a few Christian and political blogs, and that’s not even the tip of the iceberg.

…If you’re a new blogger, trackback to this post and let us know who you are.

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Collected Quotes

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
C. S. Lewis

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Collected Quotes

What a chimera, then, is man! what a novelty, what a monster, what a chaos, what a subject of contradiction, what a prodigy! A judge of all things, feeble worm of the earth, depositary of the truth, cloaca of uncertainty and error, the glory and the shame of the universe!
– Pensées, Blaise Pascal

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