Posts Tagged ‘activism/causes’
John Scalzi wrote an excellent post that I hope goes viral. This is a must read, so head on over and read about “Things I Don’t Have to Think About Today.” This is one to forward to everyone you know.
I thought this video from the Center for Inquiry (CFI) Campaign for Freedom of Expression was particularly neat. Simple and very effective. And given this is Banned Books Week as well, very appropriate to share. You can watch the other winners at the site as well. The video below was their top choice.
The Humanist magazine recently had an interview with secular humanist, feminist, and registered nurse Marie Hartman, better known by her stage name of Nina Hartley (don’t worry, it’s the Wikipedia entry). In the interview she discusses her philosophy of life, her work (no, it’s not just porn), porn, and outlook on life. What we get is a very intelligent and thoughtful woman. She also lists some books she enjoys reading, which as a librarian and reader, I do find interesting. An interesting line from the interview: when asked what is one thing that people may be shocked to learn about her, she replies: “They may be shocked to know I’m a doting aunt and a devoted daughter.”
And yes, if you must know, I have seen and enjoyed her adult work too. Anyhow, the interview is worth a look.
A hat tip to Pharyngula.
I am just taking a moment to share the post I wrote for my library's blog, "Catastrophic Earthquake in Haiti: Some resources and information." It is just a small sampling of what is available. I did include information to guard yourself against possible financial scams. Yes, unfortunately, there are vultures out there more than willing to take your money by abusing your generosity. So be informed and vigilant. Be generous in donating (money is preferred. Read the post for details).
My thoughts go to the people of Haiti in this sad hour.