Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks}

I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. If you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk…

Rumors are flying that the top brass at Today are peeved because of Al Roker’s take down of Ryan Lochte. Um, what? He spoke the truth. Billy Bush was glossing over the fact that Lochte and his friends committed a crime and then lied to cover up and Roker set the record straight. It was perfect. If I could’ve high fived Al through the TV I would have. I mean, seriously, why are folks covering for Lochte?

And speaking of covering for criminals, did you hear about the judge who opted to give a rapist probation rather than jail time so that he could “enjoy the college experience“? Seriously. The guy’s nickname in high school was “David the Rapist”… he admitted that he raped these young ladies… and still… The list of people that these idiotic judges could care less about is growing weekly.

I’m so ready for Autumn. It is, hands down, my favorite season. Ever. I love being able to wrap up in my cozy sweaters, leggings, and boots. The only thing I’ll really miss about Summer is the incredible light. If we could get the sunlight with the chilly weather, oh man, I’d be so happy.

With the cooler weather {at least in my head} comes the start of a new school year and with that comes all the weirdness that happens on college campuses. This year, one university is heading off the nonsense with a letter telling its students that there are no “safe spaces” or “trigger warnings” on its campus. It’s about time. As some of you know, I teach American history. American history is nasty, hurtful, awe inspiring, and a little bit of everything else in between. It’s impossible to teach history {or any lesson, for that matter} without offending someone. I’m also a librarian. I’m all for free speech and access to information that challenges/solidifies one’s beliefs. And, last but not least, I served in the U.S. Army, my job was to defend the rights of everyone to say what they want to say and have their opinions challenged. Going to college is about growing and learning, that can’t be done if people aren’t willing to be challenged.

Now it’s your turn, what has you scratching your head?

Sipping my coffee while you talk,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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