Thursday, September 19, 2013

Daily Thoughts 09/19/2013

Daily Thoughts 09/19/2013

Reading in the Garden, Nikolay Bogdanov-Belsky, 1915

This morning, on the way to work, I read some more of Professor Borges A Course In English Literature. The book consists of 25 lessons taught by Borges about the english language. It is quite interesting. Borges understood Latin, Anglo-Saxon English, and Old English. He starts off the book with Beowulf. There are a lot of anecdotes. I especially liked the anecdote of how in the middle ages people believed that whales would float around like islands and sailors would land on them and the whale would go to the bottom of the ocean and eat the sailors.

This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library. I also checked the displays, helped a colleague with setting up the computer lab, and did some weeding in the oversize books. There are two computer classes tonight, and the lab is open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

I spent a little time on the Kindle Fire today. I also registered for an October 7, 2013 workshop. NYSED Conservation and Preservation Discretionary Grant Writing

Web Bits

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