Originally, I just swiped your tag @marykvalle and @JeffSharlet– Bloomberg Bibliocide– but only because it’s so lovely. Thank you for it. Bibliocide. But it could be meaning the degradation of the book’s narrative when re-cast as a film. It could also sound like we’re calling for his death by books. Maybe biblioklept instead? I’ll change it here, but know please, in my heart that I love you and your tags.


Here are some links:

Al Jazeera:


American Libraries:

Library Journal:

NY Daily News:

New York Times:

Rachel Maddow Show (11/15/11):

The Stranger: (Yes, that’s a Bible on top of the pile)

Village Voice:

Washington Post:


All Roads Lead to Wall Street


I can’t sleep at night.
I keep getting asked what I’m doing at Wall Street. I’ll tell you why I’m at Wall Street as succinctly as possible. My reasons change, but at 4:37 this morning, here’s why
(Betsy’s personal top 10 + 1)

  • because decent childcare costs more than I could earn working full time
  • because my parents are trying to get by on Social Security
  • because my public library keeps having service cuts and has to perpetually fund-raise to keep doors open
  • because of the state of public education
  • because of how long it will take me to pay off my student loan debt
  • because of the state of the health care system
  • because of the death penalty
  • because of war without end
  • because of climate reality
  • because of gender inequality
  • because of violence, abuse and neglect in its myriad forms

I don’t sleep at night, but I dream another world is possible.
And so it is.