Friday, November 21, 2014

History Channel, This Is On You

This student comes in and is researching statistics of World War II. He needs help finding casualties, cost, etc. I show an interest and try to engender more interest in this student. We are in the middle of a very interesting discussion of WWII based on what his teacher taught him and he sits up in his chair and says excitedly "Did you know they stole Eisenhower's brain?"

Yeah, he got that from the History Channel. Congrats.

Sad Days as I Look Forward to Retirement

I have worked in a library of some kind for over 40 years. I began in the summer when I was 16 as a volunteer. Over those 40 years I have seen a lot of change. Despite many social improvements in areas like equality, society does not appear to be better in some very basic ways.