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The Library Is Open

featuring 24,014,408 books (including 1,251,822 with full-text) [as of April 27, 2010] One web page for every book ever published. It’s a lofty, but achievable, goal. To build it, we need hundreds of millions of book records, a wiki interface, … Continue reading

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EXODUS?

High gas prices threaten to drain small towns’ populations By DONALD BRADLEY The Kansas City Star The expected exodus from small towns, said Don Macke, a widely considered authority on rural economics and head of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship … Continue reading

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PROCESS OF CIVIC LOVE

The Heights Observer, like the Lakewood paper, is written by citizens, who use AGS’s web-based program to upload stories and photographs onto a server. Volunteer editors read the content, post stories to the paper’s web site and design newspaper pages, … Continue reading

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COULD A COMMUNITY BE AN ART FORM?

Having intended to get a clear shot unencumbered by glare or rain, I still missed out clearly capturing this sign in the window of the library annex in Cleveland Heights. Could a community be an art form? I believe it … Continue reading

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FOLK ANTHROPOLOGY

Lakewood Ohio’s Visionary Alignment often finds its grip on the Observation Deck of the Lakewood Observer, the city’s all volunteer community newspaper. A thread there, unfolding since May 12, Race, Courage and the Future of Lakewood exemplifies the spirit of … Continue reading

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OPEN EYE IN LAKEWOOD

I had occasion to contribute some thoughts to the Observation Deck of the Lakewood (Ohio) Observer, a all-volunteer, community newspaper. I was briefly and memorably involved in early efforts to develop civic intelligence there. Lakewood remains one of those special … Continue reading

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CITY THAT KNEW ITSELF BETTER THAN ANY OTHER

Today. 4pm. The Lakewood Public Library Future Tools Series …presenting a galvanizing vision for the pursuit of transformative knowledge via the exploration of everyday urban life. Then, during the main course of the program, participants will offer their own ideas … Continue reading

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LISTENING TO THE CITY

The Lakewood Public Library Future Tools Series announcement@ Listening to the City Experiential Learning and Civic Transformation A month of presentations, workshops, and discussions presented by Frank A. Mills (Urban Paradoxes) and Stephen Calhoun (squareONE:experiential toolmakers) The programs are free … Continue reading

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SUNNY IF IT WERE SUNNIER

The Centre for Confidence (Glasgow) doesn’t have much in front of its online door, except for an amusing and often thought evoking line-up of articles. What is really amusing are the articles about the psychological consequences of the Scots aesthetic; … Continue reading

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HEADS ROLL TO A BETTER BODY

I’ve been following the local controversy over the canning of Ed Morrison at CWRU-Weatherhead’s REI. I’ve never met Mr. Morrison, and have few contacts with the homie smart mob for whom Morrison was a central figure and maven. Yet, thank … Continue reading

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LAKEWOOD LIBERATES ITSELF

Meanwhile…over Lakewood way, I’m involved as advisor, facilitator, and writer in the Lakewood Observer project. As an east sider with one foot planted in Lakewood, I like to believe myself to be the observer of the Observer. The crew of … Continue reading

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