Tuesday, February 23, 2016
It's happening to me all the time... I find a topic I love and I can't let go...so, instead of writing one great piece about one great thing, I have to store them up and share them all at the same time. It's the love/hate thing about the interwebs, the overwhelming world of information at your fingertips. It's more than I can keep up with, more than I can write about and too much to not share. So, here i go again, letting loose on a whole lotta links:
I'm not a fan of video games, unless you count pac man, but who counts pac man anymore? Until I read about Yarny, I didn't think X-box games could possibly have a soul. I've been shown the way.
When you read about someone doing something positive and they're just in their prime, well, it gives me hope for the world...as many articles on Upworthy do.
I've always been intrigued by the idea of working with incarcerated youth. I'm impressed by the authors that work in jails for writing programs. And I have a good friend that started a theatre company that is now working with women behind bars. I find it redeeming and positive and a step in the right direction, which is why I enjoyed this article about a man who owns a company and has hired past inmates for the last 14 years.
I love the band Arcade Fire and I love New Orleans and I, too, was moved by the death of David Bowie, as I think he was a genius artist and a really good person, and if you're wondering how all those things come together then you should watch this short, but powerful, little video.
I've written about Libraries and my love for them, as well as for the books themselves, the power of reading, and even a library card itself, many, many times on this blog. I recently posted on my Instagram my love for my local LA libraries who allowed me to return my late books without a fine!! Finally, this week, I was introduced to the Human Library which may just be the absolute basis of all great library love, human contact. I cannot wait to start checking them out...