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Losing With Facts

Trying to win with facts is like a boxing match using pillows instead of boxing gloves: you and your opponent will likely score a lot

Explaining Away Complaints

[print-me title=”Print Page”] Many local governments have a problem: they know it, they ignore it, and it doesn’t go away. This problem goes by different

Something for Reference Librarians

The reference librarian should be at the very center of community life. Explain please. I’ll explain. It all begins with a directory of locally available services and

I love reference librarians.

[print-me title=”Print Page”]I’ll bet that’s a sentiment not often expressed these days. Not due to any fault of the librarians, but for the tectonic-like shift

From Rags to Riches

[print-me title=”Print Page”]Not exactly rags to riches: but from risks to resources. Let’s try and manage communities – villages, towns, cities – by connecting dots,

Community Development is Risks and Resources

[print-me title=”Print Page”]Community development is a funny thing, because the basic definition is so general – basically, “people helping people to make things better.” The

Dreamer, Do-gooder, Do-er

[print-me title=”Print Page”]Not to disparage anyone, but I do have a reaction to do-gooder work, of which I also partake: much of it seems futile.