Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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Very well put. As Glenn Reynolds often says, democratic revolution is a "process not an event." We are so enamored of the moment, which is indeed important, but we often lack the attention span that life and liberty require.

Nice place you have here. Thanks for the link.

Tom Strong

Despite my dislike of the current Congress, I found myself rather shocked by this news. To my democracy-loving ways, the Orange Revolution was a huge deal, and great story to boot. I pretty blithely assumed, following our President's rhetoric, that everyone else thought it was a big deal, too.

Guess that's what I get for not watching TV.


Daniel, I think it's partly a matter of being trained by the media. When the "mediathon" is over, our collective attention wanders on. We have to make a deliberate effort (as many bloggers do -- thank you) to stay on a story. If we are passive, our attention will ebb and flow with the tides of cable-news sensation. Congress's, however, should not. But Congress counts on our having a short attention span. This is why news-as-entertainment, while it can get huge numbers involved for the duration of a miniseries, is bad for the staying power of citizenship.

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