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underneath the silver tree

where I forgot myself in shadows:

watched darkness

fall from twisted branches,

listened to the hollow echoes

of hollow dreams,

where I held myself in coldness

now you hold me in warmth

and the darkness resides in the branches

though like distant fog over hills

I worry

it will soon creep down

ensnare us with whispers

of nightmares

and steal away our warmth

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Libraries after communism

Johns Hopkins University Press Blog

The fall of communism in Eastern Europe happened twenty-five years ago, and it seems like a vestige of some bygone era. But some institutions in former Soviet republics and other countries in the region still feel the effects of that tremendous change.

That notion spurred the creation of a pair of special issues of the journal Library Trends in Volume 63Guest edited by Hermina G.B. Anghelescu, the articles in the issues took a comprehensive look at the difficulties faced by libraries after the Berlin Wall came down.

Articles from librarians in around two dozen countries were spread across the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 issues. Anghelescu joined us for a two-part podcast on the special topic. Part 1 focuses on the challenges in putting together such an ambitious journal project. Part 2 talks about the challenges libraries have faced over the past quarter of a century.

Part 1:

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By the Mighty Mumford

Blesses Our Days


To dark hearts He sent His light;

His glory shone into our night.

He came to seek and save us;

He was born and named Jesus.

We sinners can come and confess,

We have made our lives are a mess.

It’s His righteousness that we grave;

And His grace and mercy He gave.

He loved us and gave us his best,

That we weak and poor be blessed.

He came to fill our hearts with love,

He’s the precious gift from heaven above.

He sent His Holy Spirit to us as well,

That He may with us forever dwell.

With everything we are we praise,

The Lord Most High blesses our days.

Carl A. Gooch ~ 17 December 2015

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JAMES CARTER QUINTET || Jazz San Xavier 2010

Jazz You Too

A great sound coming from an awesome band, James Carter is capable of assimilating the old school as well as applying a contemporary personal touch to his playing. A small but, the video is interrupted by unbearable ads, I’m very sorry about that!

James Carter – tenor & soprano sax, flute Corey Wilkes – trumpet Gerard Gibbs – piano Ralph Armstrong – bass Leonard King – drums

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