"[Working] is about a search, too, for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying."


Studs Terkel, Working (via austinkleon)

Happy Labor Day!

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Happy Labor Day. “Yes it’s bread we fight for but we fight for roses too.”

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A Labor Day cartoon by Danny Shanahan.

Summer is over. Boo Hoo!

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May your Labor Day be full of right-thinking and celebration!

We found this on our online exhibition, Doodles, Drafts, and Designs: Industrial Drawings from the Smithsonian

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Here’s hoping the only labor you do today is reading.

Happy Labor Day, book lovers!

Happy Labor Day reading! I’m heading to the Asher Levy outdoor pool  with Lauren Oliver’s Rooms.

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On this day in 1933, Gertrude Stein published The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, her account of her salon life as seen through the devoted eyes of her companion. This ventriloquism allowed her to be Boswell to her own Johnson, and enshrine such Steinisms as “It was then that Gertrude Stein said, Hemingway, remarks are not literature.”

“I always say that you cannot tell what a picture really is or what an object really is until you dust it every day and you cannot tell what a book is until you type it or proof-read it. It then does something to you that only reading it never can do.”
― Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

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So Jonathan Lethem’s classic novel about 1970s Brooklyn is now a musical.

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Guess what I found on my Saturday speedwalk by the East River? A little free library at Pier 42 between the Williamsburg and Manhattan bridges.


La musique pour le chat! Happy Caturday!

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