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Free Speech Under Attack, Thank Your Librarian!

Banned Books Week
Last Week of September
Banned Books

Banned in the Children's section

I visited my local library this past weekend and saw these displays of books that were saved from being banned. I was blown away because I’d read almost every book displayed. (The Bible, The Color Purple, Fahrenheit 451, Harry Potter, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Huckleberry Finn, The Giving Tree, The Indian in the Cupboard, Harriet the Spy and more) See my Flickr album here.

Please, please support your local library! Remember intellectual freedom is about the right to learn. “BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.” This is the basis of freedom of speech and the First Amendment. Please don’t take it for granted. When we take things for granted…..they disappear. Speak out!


Bike Expo in the Park

Sunday August 22, 2010
Julliard Park, Santa Rosa
Northern California Bike Expo

I like festivals. Let me tell you why. They are outdoors. There’s lots of free ones. You get some exercise while walking around. You people watch and you might see some weird stuff. Or score a root beer float. All of these things happened at the Bike Expo.

The Imaginists Doing Their Thing

The Imaginists Theater Company put on a really weird play that I don’t know if I could describe it. It was about the loss of imagination. My kid was  a little off put by it but the message was there even if it was over her head. (It’s the Imaginists! Of course it was deep!)

Youth Band from local School of Rock

There was a school of rock band. I had to ask their name but could barely understand the kid when he shouted it over the mike. It was fun to see them having a good time. We ate peanut butter and jelly in the shade while they rocked out.

Beautiful Day at the Bike Expo in Julliard Park

All in all it was a beautiful day. I enjoyed myself a root beer float. Saw some excellent bikes and good people. I even bought some great unicorn postcards for really cheap from the FBUC or the Fun Bike Unicorn Club.

Unicorn Postcard

Check out this great photo album from @BikeSonoma taken by NickGaetano.

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