Thursday, January 31, 2008

Lebanon, Mississippi

Nothing to do with libraries, but there was a fascinating story on Morning Edition this am about Lebanese food culture in the Mississippi Delta. A lot of the story took place in Clarksdale, which I visited several times when I lived in Georgia and made semi-regular trips to the Memphis area. Apparently there is a decent sized population of people of Lebanese heritage in the area. I've actually visited at least one of the BBQ places in the story that serves kibbe every Sunday. It is definitely worth a listen, and the text on the Morning Edition page is pretty comprehensive too. And now I am hungry for some Taste of Lebanon.

Thanks to a conversation on Twitter, I am now listening to the first album by Chicago (or Chicago Transit Authority, as they were called then)on Rhapsody. I actually like the first 3 or so Chicago albums. They have a pretty interesting mix of heavy guitars, vocal harmony, horns, and not much Peter Cetera sappiness. The guitars on CTA are especially nice and psych-ish. Worth a listen for free at least.

I'm going to try to return to the regular weekly publishing schedule this weekend. And am still going to write about the Midwinter experience from the staff side as well. I promise.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Or is it? We shall soon see. After a week of craziness in the office, I am off to Philly tomorrow late morning for Midwinter. This is the first conference I have worked since coming to ACRL/ ALA and I am interested to see how the experience differs from previous conferences where I have either been an attendee or speaker. Perhaps I will blog about it.

My schedule is fairly full with meetings and such, but I am planning on going to the first hour or so the OCLC blog salon on Sunday. So stop by and say hi. Or I will be around the exhibit hall a good bit as well. I do have plans to see a couple of friends from the tubes, so it won't be a total work*a*thon.

I may blog a bit if I get a chance (but nothing juicy, sorry!) and will definitely post pics on flickr. And maybe even Twitter a bit.

Hope to see at least some of you in Philadelphia.

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