More holiday safety

Holiday shopping is crazy enough without getting caught by traffic accidents. This link:  shows real-time accident and hazard information for Henrico and Chesterfield counties as well as Richmond itself. Another tip from the Richmond Police: "The single biggest problem right now is people leaving stuff in their cars.  GPS devices, presents, purses, etc that are … Continue reading More holiday safety

Whose Knees are These?

Can you guess who the fellow from Facilities Management and Planning is with his head in the ceiling of the Parham Campus Library? A free bookmark to anybody who guesses. Post your comments below, or if that doesn't work out for you, email me at

Ursula K. Le Guin on the Alleged Decline of Reading

In "Staying Awake: Notes on the Alleged Decline of Reading," Ursula K. Le Guin questions the assumption that books are on the way out. Historically, she points out, the majority of people have not been readers. But it is readers who, also historically, have had both economic and social power. "Literacy was not only the front … Continue reading Ursula K. Le Guin on the Alleged Decline of Reading