Harsh Reality of Language(?)

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I feel we live in an image saturated culture.

But what if we could get back to language?

Would this clamber for the ‘word’ change our lives again – make us more rational, clear, harsh, in our thinking? This harshness is required methinks if we plan to progress as a culture – we can not live in more & more emotions if we plan to develop – individually or as a group.

The ‘word’ is stark against a backdrop – it is or is-not. It is read in a direction – depending on the language or script of local use or tradition. Images suffer from no such delineation. It is with just that delineation of language that will force us to stop and think – as opposed to just going on and on (like pictures do) without order or rigor.

That is the space where we learn.

Just a thought.

Good luck

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#RadioBookClub v. 8 – Behold the Dreamers

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The time has come once again to get into some words – LIVE – on the radio.

This is our 8th such discussion over the internet waves – thanks be to Dennis Price of Home Improvements by Dennis Price.

We will be reading BEHOLD THE DREAMERS by Imbolo Mbue

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Time/Place: 06 November 2018 – 8 PM EST.

Location for listening: Radio Fairfax.

Number to call with comments and ideas: 703-560-TALK (8255).

We look forward to the discussion and your comments.

2018 Community Service Award (DCLA)

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One a very positive note for this summer of 2018…

I was honoured with the 2018 Community Service Award by the District of Columbia Library Association (DCLA).

Thank you

(Now, I just need to get it on the wall in my office…) 🙂

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#RadioBookClub v. 7 – The Expendable Man

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The time has come once again to get into some words – LIVE – on the radio.

This is our 7th such discussion over the internet waves – thanks be to Dennis Price of Home Improvements by Dennis Price.

We will be reading THE EXPENDABLE MAN by Dorothy B. Hughes (1904-1993).

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Time/Place: 16 January 2018 – 8 PM EST.

Location for listening: Radio Fairfax.

Number to call with comments and ideas: 703-560-TALK (8255).

We look forward to the discussion and your comments.

Future of #Computing is actually “Personal”

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I just saw this article, written by Muneeb Ali, about the future of computing, computers, and how people use their “personal” computers to manipulate their information themselves: He says users own their data and cloud computing becomes storage instead of “mainframes.”

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(image captured from Ali Muneeb’s posting – accessed 16 August 2017)

Seriously worth a read. Thank you Ali Muneeb.

Cheers

 

#RadioBookClub v. 6 – Parable of the Sower

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The time has come once again to get into some words – LIVE – on the radio.

This is our 6th such discussion over the internet waves – thanks be to Dennis Price of Home Improvements by Dennis Price.

We will be reading PARABLE OF THE SOWER by Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006).

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Time/Place: 29 August 2017 – 8 PM EST.

Location for listening: Radio Fairfax.

Number to call with comments and ideas: 703-560-TALK (8255).

We look forward to the discussion and your comments.