Category Archives: libraries

Comforting words from my father’s exceptional dictionary

There’s a line in “Death at a Funeral,” an uproarious British comedy, that turns the movie on its head toward the end. It’s the first sentence of a son’s eulogy for his father: “My father was an exceptional man.” I have … Continue reading

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Have you checked your wallet lately?

The question “What’s in your wallet?” may conjure a popular television commercial for a credit card, but for my money there’s a better answer. My library card. It’s been in my wallet for so long, and has been used so often, … Continue reading

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