Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Tangled Web

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott
As we come to the end of another tumultuous year I find myself bemoaning the prevalence of deception in our society. From the twisted rantings of radical groups to the half truths of political campaigns, the message that rings loud and clear is: muddy the waters and no one will notice that we have no idea what we are talking about.

The worst case of this alarmingly common practice is when the administration of a public library, the self-described protector of free and open speech, engages in double talk to cover their own mismanagement and mistakes. I can't bring myself to elaborate on the details of the latest debacle because I don't want to get caught up again in the disfunction of the organization I have blogged about numerous times this past year. Just know that a certain public library administration and board get my vote for Champion Tangled Web Weavers of 2010.

PS - Is the cutting of Sunday hours "payback" for the defeat of the levy? According to their own admission, it certainly doesn't save much money. Add a comment to the online newspaper article about the latest developments.


  1. Do you have a link to the newspaper article?

  2. You might want to check out "Favorite Links" in the right hand column of this blog - click on "In the News" to find interesting articles.