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Brook Freeman
Works at Free Library of Philadelphia
Attended Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools
Lives in Philadelphia PA
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Not quite sure how much more Of The Now my walk home could have been tonight. Listened to the Hamilton soundtrack and counted 15 people playing Pokemon Go.
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Because, today being today, I needed something inspirational, something aspirational to read. Here's Cory talking about how we can lock the internet open and force a better future rather than one is a bit dimmer every day.
Earlier this month, I gave the afternoon keynote at the Internet Archive’s Decentralized Web Summit, and my talk was about how the people who founded the web with the idea of having an open, …
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Happy New Year everyone!
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For your amusement.
The story of how one brave soul defended his right to translate the Red Book of Westmarch in court against the powers of the Tolkien estate.
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Pop songs rewritten as Shakespearean sonnets. Simple gimmick, but these are incredibly well-done. Really clever.

"With pray'r alone, we have survived 'til now.
Pray, take my hand! We'll triumph soon, I vow."
Old twists on new tunes, every Thursday.
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Glorious.
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We finally got the chance to watch Thor the Dark World tonight.  When watching the initial scenes, Dark Elves then pacifying the nine realms, all I could think was "Wow this maps straight onto the Dwimmerlaik and Gossamer worlds with the Asgardians as Wardens of the Stair."
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We had an earlier discussion about viewing Kirby's Fourth World as a variation on LoG&S, and there's no question that Marvel's Thor (the dry run for the Fourth World) would do just as well. 
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My mother-in-law, Peggy, passed this morning.

Life will be chaotic for awhile.
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Aw, man. Sorry to hear. :( Condolences to all.
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One of my favorite bands of all time is now on Spotify. Don't know when they got added, but since I've been checking periodically over the years I have to assume relatively recently.

While I already own all their albums on CD or cassette (for the oldest ones) it's nice to be able to listen to their stuff easily again.

If you like folk americana, with a particular Great Lakes theme, check them out.

https://play.spotify.com/artist/2LvQcYUyU2DogLZqT4i5CG
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This is an extremely interesting conversation between two authors about genre and literature.
The two literary heavyweights talk about the politics of storytelling, the art of the swordfight and why dragons are good for the economy.
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Oh my!  Very very pretty.
Art student Benjamin Harff has made an extraordinary hand-bound and illuminated copy of Tolkien's Silmarillion!
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The Globe Theatre is now streaming many of it's performances.  Sadly not for free, only for rental or purchase.
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A kickstarter to promote an amazing product.
Bring Reading Rainbow’s unlimited library of interactive books and video field trips to kids everywhere & help classrooms most in need!
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Education
  • Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools
    1996
  • Kalamazoo College
    Chemistry, 1996 - 2000
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Library Science
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Librarian
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  • Free Library of Philadelphia
    Librarian, present
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Frankfort MI - Lafayette IN - Champaign IL - Kalamazoo MI
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