Thursday, March 29, 2007

Checking in

I have lots of crafty stuff finished with pictures taken even! But I don't want to post them before Jamie gets them. I love surprises.

In between craftin, I've been doing more reading and movie watching.

I just watched Gates of Heaven - a documentary about pet cemeteries in the 70's. It was not as cool as I thought it would be. The one interesting thing though is how unguarded the people were in front of the cameras. A story on the same subject today would be completely different.

I read Kurt Vonnegut's A Man Without a Country. It was mostly anti-Bush ranting which I can enjoy. I also love what he had to say about librarians:

And on the subject of burning books: I want to congratulate librarians, not famous for their physical strength or their powerful political connections or their great wealth, who, all over this country, have staunchly resisted anti-democratic bullies who have tried to remove certain books from their shelves, and have refused to reveal to thought police the names of persons who have checked out those titles.

So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House or the Supreme Court or the Senate or the House of Representatives or the media. The America I love still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.

I heart librarians.

1 comment:

Jenni-Raie said...

the patriot act, right? we had to write a mini paper on it in second year. My prof felt it was important that we understand, as Canadians, how the PATRIOT act can impart on our own rights here in a separate country. I'm glad that I learned about it.