The cost of diaspora

By: J. Stapley - May 30, 2007

My parents left Utah as part of the great migration to the west coast. When I was young, leaving and finding a place in the world was simply part of life. It is what we do. We are progressive and brave. While others stayed in the cradle of Deseret, we expanded and capitalized on gentile opportunity. I was proud of what we did. I still am; but as I have gotten older, I have realized the price we pay for it. (more…)

Media Dork

By: J. Stapley - May 10, 2007

Ardis’s recent post at T&S on home libraries, got me thinking about a new piece of software that I am testing out. I’m not sure why I like the idea of cataloging books so much, but I have to admit that the fun of doing it has made me consider ponying up the $40 or whatever to purchase the software once the free trial is over. (more…)