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April 29, 2021

'Time Saver' Correspondence Card

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[via this isn't happiness]

April 29, 2021 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

'Measuring Change' — James Benning

A 2016 movie filmed at Robert Smithson's "Spiral Jetty," located at Rozel Point Peninsula on the northeastern shore of Great Salt Lake, Utah.

More about Benning here.

April 29, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

New York Public Library Blogs

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[Melville Bay iceberg (ca. 1900-1911)]

From the website:

Welcome to The New York Public Library's public blogs, a new space where a small but growing number of librarians, curators, and other staff are posting regular dispatches in a variety of languages from their corner of the NYPL community.

With over 50 million items, and thousands of events, services, and exhibitions spread across the library system each year, staff are faced with the near impossible task of shedding light on the many hidden treasures and resources on offer here at NYPL.

In a sense, the library is like an enormous iceberg: the section peaking above the water represents only a small fraction of its overall size.

These blogs are designed to better document and promote this immense trove of information.

So in addition to being on-the-beat reporters, taking the pulse of events and activities around NYPL with up-to-the-moment coverage, think of our bloggers also as deep sea divers, swimming down, flashlights in hand, exploring the library's vastness and bringing knowledge to the surface.

Our aim is to develop the blog into the latest in a long tradition of librarian-generated genres designed to publish staff expertise and help users navigate the library's breathtaking array of collections and services.

Like finding aids or research guides, NYPL blogs will be another powerful tool in our information arsenal.

Over time, the blog archive will grow into an enduring knowledge base, which we'll use to enhance and enrich the digital experience of the library.

You'll find posts not only in Blogs, Videos & Publications (browseable by subjectchannel, and blogger), but also peppered throughout the Library's website — supplementing search results and tied to relevant location pages, topics and events.

The goal? Having the wisdom and expertise of NYPL librarians at your fingertips as you explore the site.

Please feel encouraged to engage directly with bloggers in the comment stream.

To ensure a civil and focused discussion, comments will be held for a brief period before being published.

Free, the way we like it.

Fair warning: there goes the day.

April 29, 2021 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Things that have always confounded me

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One-lung ventilation (above)

Economics

NFTs

Writing computer code

Math past introductory calculus

• How it's humanly possible to hit major league pitching

• Cracking an egg without getting shell fragments in the pan

• Coincidence

• Why some artists and musicians become famous while many more — equally great — don't

• My habit of delaying and deferring going running for many hours every day until I finally give in and go. This has been going on for 43+ years.

How about you?

Flautist?

Clif?

Bruce?

Greg Perkins?

JohnM?

nonom?

Tam?

Ms. Radoo?

Chris?

Dave Tufte?

Mike?

Luke?

Jaap?

Scott?

Matthew?

Rocketboy_X?

Paul Tempke?

Pippi?

PM?

CB?

MacNCheese?

AG?

antares?

SD?

Pamela Barnes?

Pictou?

Morgan Johnson?

anonymous wimp?

friskypainter?

lewildbeast?

Simon Minshall?

rhea?

RetRsvMike?

Juan Constantini?

ChipK?

Richard Gambier?

Felix?

Estabu?

Tracey Davidson?

Bueller?

Anyone?

April 29, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (12)

Cupboard Brush

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From the website:

The flat wood is suitable for all cabinet recesses.

These cabinet brooms could also be called behind-the-cabinet brooms because they are not just ideal for cleaning behind cabinets or in hard-to-reach spaces, they can also be stored easily and practically right behind the cabinet.

Our cabinet brooms have a retro look.

They are handmade of waxed beechwood with horsehair bristles.

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Features and Details:

• Overall length: 58"

• Upper segment: 30"

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$50.

April 29, 2021 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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