How the West was Lost

All the Wild That Remains As summer arrives with scorching temperatures, a profound drought with no end in sight, and the all-too-real threat of devastating wildfires, award-winning nature writer David Gessner’s newest book on the way we live now will resonate with Westerners wondering what comes next. Gessner's account of his road trip through the…
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Welcome to the Future

Let me begin with a little nugget of personal biography: I spent some of my formative years among people who took prophecies about the end times and all that very seriously. So when I say that Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is a prophetic book, I do not mean that it necessarily provides an alarmingly spot on…
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Etsy and social media

Etsy is the largest marketplace of its kind online, but it’s not perfect. Something it fails at is in helping crafters create community, or send out content marketing. In other words, its social media  tools are weak. Here are some tools you can use to augment your Etsy shop and help people discover you. Facebook…
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Duran Duran Now

As a child of the 80's, Duran Duran was my second love (Rick Springfield was the first, but let's not go there, at least today!). If I mention Duran Duran to people my age these days, I get the typical response: "They're still around?" If I mention them to younger friends of mine, they're familiar…
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¡Hasta Luego, Guatemala! A librarian’s experience in Guatemala

Librarian Debbie Chavez is traveling with Librarians Without Borders to spend time at a school library in Guatemala. Here's her sixth and last blog post about her experience. Read more about the Librarians Without Borders project. Guatemala has many unique sights that intrigued me. The first was the cemetery in Quetzaltenango. A tall wall hides it…
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Muddy bums, a librarian’s experience in Guatemala

Librarian Debbie Chavez is traveling with Librarians Without Borders to spend time at a school library in Guatemala. Here's her fifth blog post about her experience. Read more about the Librarians Without Borders project. Outside of Quetzaltenango, on the east side of the Santa María Volcano, lie the hot springs Fuentes Georginas. To get there, we…
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Library Day! A librarian’s experience in Guatemala

Librarian Debbie Chavez is traveling with Librarians Without Borders to spend time at a school library in Guatemala. Here's her fourth blog post about her experience. Read more about the Librarians Without Borders project. Our group was at the Miguel Asturias Academy to do three things: add new books to the school library´s collection, have a…
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Libraries in Quetzaltenango: A librarian’s experience in Guatemala

Librarian Debbie Chavez is traveling with Librarians Without Borders to spend time at a school library in Guatemala. Here's her third blog post about her experience. Read more about the Librarians Without Borders project. We visited the only two public libraries in Quetzaltengo. The first was a public library that is run by the Bank of…
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