Installing the Whale Guitar Exhibit.  Designers and musicians Jennifer Long and Rachel Rosenkrantz-Riemer are hard at work getting ready for tonight’s event where they will showcase and play this handcrafted, one of a kind guitar inspired by imagery in the Nicholson Whaling Collection.  

Interested in coming tonight to check it out?   

This project is super cool and if you’re in the area you should go!  The event is free!

So my fella and friends are in a band called A Troop of Echoes.  Over the past year, they’ve been hard at work writing, editing, and recording an album in our loft space in Providence.  The final product sounds absolutely beautiful and immense, and I encourage you all to check out the first single here.

They funded the recording and mastering out of their own coffers, but need a small boost to get their music pressed and printed.  Check out their Kickstarter to donate and get some excellent prizes.  

You can find more photos like those below and band updates on their facebook page.

The boys during the photoshoot for the album.

There were lots of intense discussions behind the soundboard.

Tracking some vocals.

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How to kiss a women

Vine by: Rudy Mancuso

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Rule 1: ASK

My mother used to say to me, ‘You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you.’ And these words played and bothered me, I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume. It was something that I just had to be. And what my mother meant by saying that you can’t eat beauty is that you can’t rely on beauty to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.
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My dog thought that a menagerie of animals were trapped in the PA.

The first thing this librarian needs to understand is that the bookmobile doesn’t belong to her. It belongs to the public, including children.

Pat Scales responds regarding a ‘conservative’ librarian who wants to keep “Wimpy Kid” and “Captain Underpants” out of the bookmobile that she mans.

SLJ Columnist Pat Scales Addresses Censorship Concerns in Libraries | School Library Journal

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