Conversations with Books

The Library book club that I facilitate met this past week to discuss the month’s selected read, Having and Being Had by Eula Biss, and our discussion did not stop from the get go. It was really a delightful example of the power of connection that a work of literature embodies. I bring this up because I have been thinking about connection and communication lately: connection and communication to one another and to ourselves. Reading is clearly a solitary pursuit, most...



Could some version of Plato's Republic exisit?

I just finished up the last in a trilogy surrounding the implementation of Plato’s Republic. I, myself, have not read The Republic by Plato (though I will be picking it up soon, inspired by the ideas within the trilogy), but it got me thinking about what such a society/culture would look like and if it is even possible for the human species to uphold. Being ignorant to the entirety of The Republic and going off only what was described in The Just City trilogy, individuals all live in an...



Library Life

The other day I was thinking about the personalities and characteristics of the people of which I work. More specifically, I was thinking about how tolerant and non-judgmental all the people I work with are (or at least of what I perceive of them). I once had a lovely co-worker who felt that we should make a list of everyone’s astrological zodiac to see if there was a trend in those that stayed with us longer than others and take that into account when hiring. (Of course, this was just...