This and That
Muffin--or maybe Diamond--and Maya on Saturday. Maya wavers between wanting to continue to call her Muffin, the name she came to us with, and Diamond, Maya's name choice. Since we told Maya this is "her" dog, we'll go with whatever name she chooses.
If anyone knows any dances or chants to drive away rain, please let me know. I'm desperate enough to try anything. We had more flooding in our basement last night, and lucky Herb, my husband, is spending his day cleaning, tearing up carpet, etc.
Interesting article at Oregon.live titled Public Libraries: Diverse Picture of Patrons Emerges Here, Elsewhere. You can read the full text here. I don't believe this is shocking information to anyone in the "library world," but nice to get into the mainstream press.
Highlight point for me:
A 2008 Harris Poll found that 68 percent of Americans had a library card and that 76 percent had visited a library in the year prior. Newer research shows that library usage is increasing and that the majority of users still go for the actual books, not computers or DVDs.
The Guardian is also reporting here that the OED (Oxford English Dictionary, the grandfather of all dictionaries) is possibly unlikely to appear in print in the next/third edition. The chief executive of Oxford University Press, publisher of OED, and a spokesperson for OUP don't appear to be in agreement on the subject, however.
Anyone reading or watching anything interesting right now?