Crossing the digital bridge

From the time when I first read Dr. Seuss as a child, I’ve always enjoyed the experience of books: acquiring them, reading them, telling others about them, and giving them away to others. Just last week I loaned out my long-ignored but recently-read copy of W.P, Kinsella’s Shoeless Joe. The printed and bound word hasContinue reading “Crossing the digital bridge”

What we’re losing

The last post I wrote¬†in this space made reference to a bookstore that’s closing soon. Bookstores have been disappearing for many years, with the recent liquidation of the Borders chain the most shocking example. The internet is changing the world, with iPads and Kindles and even smartphones filling in the void between our reading habitsContinue reading “What we’re losing”

Grisham comes to Chicago

In the early 1990s, I lived in Chicago without a car. There are enough bus routes, along with the ever-present el train, to get along this way. And whenever people take a bus or a train, passing the time is always a priority. Smartphones are the way we do this now, but back in 1992Continue reading “Grisham comes to Chicago”