Friday, May 28, 2010

Librarians Do Gaga

I'm proud to be an iSchool alum.

Friday, April 23, 2010

My New Favorite Song

I hope it makes you as happy as it makes me! (You'll just have to imagine Hansen doing the Egyptian in the background, as I didn't think to take a video of that. He gives it a thumbs-up, too.)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Keith Olbermann on Health Care

Health care reform in this country is one of the issues that reallys gets me fired up! Here is what I found to be an incredibly powerful commentary by Keith Olbermann about his personal experiences with the health care system while advocating for his father who is very ill.

Friday, January 29, 2010

AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

One and all are invited to celebrate this year's SB&F Prize winning books at the awards reception on February 20th, 2010 in San Diego, CA. If any of you will be in San Diego for the AAAS Annual meeting or if you just happen to be in the San Diego area and would enjoy an evening with some really wonderful science book authors, please consider attending. All of this year's winning authors will be there (Molly Bang, Pamela Turner, Andy Comins, Idan Ben-Barak, and Robert Gardner). You can find a detailed list of the 2010 winners here.

As a member of the young adult science book committee, I would highly encourage you to attend.

What: AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception
When: Saturday, February 20, 2010, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Where: San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, Del Mar Room, 333 West Harbor Dr., San Diego

RSVP by February 12th to Heather at

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Obama, Niebuhr, and Tillich

Over the last month we have had a guest speaker (Professor Andrew Finstuen) for the adult Sunday school at our church. The focus of his three classes were Reinhold Nieburh, Paul Tillich and Billy Graham. I am a little embarrassed to post publicly that I really had no knowledge of Tillich or Niebuhr, but I certainly left the series wanting to learn more about them. Now that I am more familiar with them, I have been seeing their names everywhere. One was an article in our local paper about The Serenity Prayer and whether or not it was authored by Niebuhr. The article concluded it had. Who knew?! Most recently, I came across an article (The Tragedy of Hope - The Daily Dish- by Andrew Sullivan) shared on Facebook by a friend about Obama that quoted Niebuhr at length and mentioned Tillich. I struggle with being moral and ethical everyday and I found it oddly comforting to see that the President shares these same struggles.