News that our county library system will be adopting a no-fine culture for overdue material isn’t earth-shattering news. It does however offer a glimpse into emerging attitudes on public resources.

Too much pride

Whenever sad tales emerge, those closest to the scene might suggest pride was a factor. And no, we aren’t talking about conceit or arrogance – it is that other pride,  where people may just be too proud to ask for help.

Some camel

In the end it was disappointing to all involved. A committee of really awesome people, talented and…


The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is a well-known refrain that signaled the end of the First World War.