Month: May 2006

Doe v. Gonzales: now it can be told, officially

Plaintiffs in Doe v. Ashcroft — the lawsuit that questioned the gag order provision of the USA PATRIOT Act, the one that the government decided not to appeal — tell their story at an ACLU press conference. They are employees…

hi – 30may

Hi. I’m leaving town to go to Rhode Island to talk to the nice folks at the RILA conference on Thursday. Then I’m heading to the West Coast for a much needed vacation/catsit, leaving my adored partner to wrangle with…

im in the wild

I went to buy a pair of shoes this weekend because I’m trying to dress like an adult person. Apparently, my shoe size is one of the few things about me that is drop-dead normal, so the store was out…

fine, @ your library

Hot topic lately is library fines. I have a few personal fine anecdotes. When I was in library school, I served on the library fines appeals committee. This was a terrible job. We served for the better part of a…