Author Archives: Eric Saxon

Tech Talk in Our Newsletter

From the very beginning of the More Than Books newsletter, there has been a “Tech Talk” article. The first “Tech Talk” appeared in December 1997’s Vol. 1 No. 1 and began with a question: “Did you know that there is a Technical Services Department in the library?”   The article went on to discuss the ordering and processing of texts and books for the library and concludes by acknowledging those benefactors who had donated more than one-hundred books to the library in the preceding year.  Continue reading

International Hot and Spicy Food Day

As the weather outside suggests a new Ice Age and extremities gradually take on a concerning blue hue, thoughts might turn to the warming qualities of hot and spicy food. Fittingly, January 16 is International Hot and Spicy Food Day, so today offers the perfect opportunity to contemplate how people across the world have employed their ingenuity to concoct cuisines that quicken the pulse, melt the sinuses, and elicit tears alternating between joy and pain. Continue reading