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We still have to address the role of librarian: agent of social betterment, part of an elite squad of do-gooders equipped to force a utopia upon a resistant public, or guardian of a “true democratic society” where the whims and fears of the mob dominate and the myths of social mobility and afterlife rewards keep … Continue reading Reflections on Honma, “Trippin’ Over the Color Line” II: Double Agent 020, pt. 1
Yesterday, I met with the Board of Trustees of Dorr Township Library, interviewing for the position of director. I felt and feel good about the way I represented myself. The more I talked with the trustees, the more I became excited about the possibilities in this job: growing community, near a fairly large city, at … Continue reading The Interview
Preamble Many neurotypicals draw a line so dark between them and neurodivergents (The Mad) that they seem to wholly Other us out of humanity itself. Before we can approach the matter of stigma, we must tackle this question of whether The Mad are a legitimate part of human society or apart from it in a … Continue reading Stigma/ta, or Against the Defense of Stigma III: Inside, Outside, Upside Down, part 1
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