Sunday, February 2, 2014
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
On Thanksgiving 2013, I’m thankful for:
- The love and support of my partner, Seth J. Bookey.
- The tools, skill and opportunities that allow Seth and me to nurture and take care of each other.
- The house that Seth and I share.
- Our health and well-being.
- The company of people who believe in me and the impact that we can have on the world.
- My network of friends and family, whether we talk often or rely on social media and email.
- Smart, friendly and supportive colleagues in my professional communities.
- The opportunities to enjoy and create art and to build communities.
- The chance to live in a diverse society where differences are appreciated and valued.
- The chance to celebrate the holidays and everyday life with a mixture of faith, humanism, and occasional outlandishness.
- A significant amount of freedom and safety that much of the world cannot take for granted.
- The opportunity to live at a time when we can joyously celebrate light and pause to give thanks, in one rare magical confluence of holidays.
I hope that I demonstrate my gratitude throughout the year.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Architectural Personality, From the Sears Catalog, in Abundance in Somerville, NJ – With a Tangent to Atlantic City
I’m reading about some lovely Sears Modern homes from the early 20th century in Somerville, New Jersey*,
in response to a research request from a patron at Clarence Dillon Public Library. The
Milton Modern Home No. C210 (built ca. 1916-1919) is quite a charmer with its nine
rooms, built for $1,619. Read about the Miltons
in New York City and in New Jersey and Ohio, and in particular, the one at 493 East Main St., Somerville.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
If you wandered to this blog you may have noticed that I've tweeted lately, but I haven't posted to the blog itself. I'm not yet recommitting to the blog, but I have started a new site via Paper.li called The Eric The Librarian Daily, ideally pointing you to relevant news on library technology and user experience, along with more general news from The New York Times and the photojournalism of Life magazine (which has kept surviving in one form or another since 1936). The content mix will change over time as I refine it.
Also check out my favorited* Paper.li sites, including John DiGilio's The Librariana Daily, which was the first one I followed, and another brand-new site, Ian Clark's The Infoism Daily. [* Yes, "favorited" seems to be an accepted word in this sphere, as opposed to "favored" or just "favorite."]
Posted by Eric C. Schwarz at 9:55 AM
Thursday, September 8, 2011
* Special Libraries Association
Posted by Eric C. Schwarz at 10:39 PM
Monday, July 25, 2011
Lucy loving is breaking out all over! August 6 will be Lucille Ball's 100th birthday, and October 15 will be the 60th anniversary of the first airing of I Love Lucy.
Jamestown (Lucy’s birthplace) for its centennial Lucy Fest.
- Jamestown, N.Y., Aug. 3-7, 2011: Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy Lucy Fest. Lucy's birthplace celebrates her 100th birthday, returning to a festival format that started in 1991. The headliners are Joan Rivers and Paula Poundstone. "Be a Lucy" by dressing as Lucy Ricardo for a Guinness World
Record event, and attend a recreation of Lucy radio shows. There will also big a parade, baseball game and other family-friendly events. For the full schedule and more information see http://www.lucycomedyfest.com/. The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center, 2 W. Third St., Jamestown, NY 14701. Phone 716-484-0800. Email email@example.com.
Also see the articles Love Lucy? and Celebrating the world's most famous redhead, from The Morning Call of Allentown, Penn.
- Los Angeles (Hollywood), Calif., Aug. 3 through Nov. 30, 2011: The Hollywood Museum presents Lucille Ball at 100 and I Love Lucy at 60, showcasing memorabilia saluting the careers and romance of Hollywood's most famous lovebirds. On Aug. 4, the museum and CBS DVD Paramount Home Entertainment are paying tribute to Lucy in a gala reception.
- Washington, D.C., Aug. 4, 2011, through Jan. 28, 2012: I Love Lucy: An American Legend, exhibit at the Library of Congress. Free and open to the public, I Love Lucy: An American Legend explores the show’s history through the Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz family scrapbooks as well as photographs, scripts, printed and manuscript music and other documents from the library. Location: Library of Congress James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540. Phone 202-707-2905. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- New York, N.Y., Aug. 5 through Sept. 3, 2011: We Love Lucy: Screenings at the Paley Center. The Paley Center Celebrates Lucille Ball’s Centennial: A look at Ball’s unparalleled work in the medium of television. Compilation screenings: “A Variety of Lucy” and “Lucy Rarities.” Location: Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio), 25 W. 52nd St., New York, NY 10019. Contact information is online.
- New York, N.Y., Sept. 28 through Oct. 30, 2011: The Paley Center Celebrates I Love Lucy’s 60th Anniversary. Compilation screenings: “Classic Lucy and Desi” and “Eventful Lucy Moments.” Location and contact information under previous Paley Center listing.
- Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2011, Lucie Arnaz at the Library of Congress. (That’s all the information available now at LucieArnaz.com.)
Shout-outs (just because) to Lucy fans: