The point about self-checkout at CCPL is misleading. I am pretty sure that CCPL librarians are not checking out books and DVDs. That's left to non-professional staff, as it usually is at public and academic libraries. Besides, status anxious librarians would not be caught dead checking out books. It's not considered an intellectual task worthy of their training. Self-checkout has nothing to do with helping CCPL librarians refocuse their time or energy, it has everything to do with lowering costs of checking out materials (i.e. labor cost of non-professional staff) by pushing the work back onto patrons. As always, follow the money. Speaking of money, you may know that CCPL recently lifted a two year hiring freeze for librarian and staff positions. I wonder how long those new folks will last into the next reportedly difficult 2011 budget.
Gordon Street between Rutledge and 12th turns into Lake Gordon, so avoid it. If you need to get somewhere in that part of Wagner Terrace from Rutledge, use St. Margaret or Grove. Rutledge does not get nearly as flooded as that stretch of Gordon. During that terrible storm in December 2009 (recall Mayor Riley shut off vehicular access to the Peninsula) the water reached just below my neighbor's porch. Avoid it during heavy rain, please.
Wait a minute. Did you take consider of all the pond front homes in Wagner Terrace? Of course, you only see them when it rains. Still, I think they would rival those Truman Show-esque homes I'On Village. Oh, by the way, the next meeting of the Gordon Street Yacht Club is the next time it rains heavily at high tide.
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