Link roundup time, folks:
Feign, Feign, Feign
Via Prof. Hacker, some thoughtful comments on “imposter syndrome” through the lens of Michael Chabon’s new book on being a dad.. Apparently, as in parenting, so on the tenure track: Fake It ‘Til You Make It. h/t
The American Antiquarian Society, a much loved research center in dear Worchester, MA now hath a blog. It appears to have started up recently, and they’ve already hit a wonderful slightly snarky but erudite stride:
- “The present rarely surprises history. I take your “email itself” and raise you a century”
- Edgar Allen Poe, Original Balloon Boy.
- A taste test: Ye Olde Poundcake vs. a modern recipe.
“The stories that America made up.”
Via hotel boredom and Boing Boing, Robert Wuhl’s comedic retelling of American history. The tagline (above) makes it worth a look. Caveats: A little dated (it’s pre-election, and very borscht belt), and mildly nsfw (fer cussin’).
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Finally, an oldie but a (new to me) goodie: the ribald back channel twitter feed from this past summer’s ALA conference. Yes, librarian gossip. Main topics: sex, sex, and how poor some librarians’, uh, presentation skills are. h/t.
purlpletwinkle, Not fooling anyone…,” Flickr, CC License