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Hedgehog on the Move

It is with not a small amount excitement that I announce that I’ve accepted a new position. I’m moving back to Chicago to join the Health Sciences Library at the University of Illinois, Chicago (Circle) Campus. I will be an Assistant Professor and Assistant Information Services Librarian. *celebratory dance* This will come with all sorts […]

Saturation and Patience, or a Lack Thereof…

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful —William Morris I complained to coworkers this spring that I knew it had been too long since I had moved. I could tell because I had too much stuff in my apartment. Nothing triggers a cleaning out […]

Happy Mother’s Day

Both the Incredibly Patient Mother and I have to work today, so any chat will have to wait until evening.  In fiction, the majority of mothers seem either to be absent or various caricatures: vague, evil, ridiculous, too busy. If you only looked at our literature you might assume that the mothers of all of […]

Holiday in T-6 and Counting…..

I’m leaving for NYC/Egypt in six days!! M and I have been discussing vague travel plans for two or three years and finally, with the help of Air France Holidays*, we’re headed off to Egypt. I have a long weekend in New York on the way out, which is never a hardship. And then–camels, 70 […]

Photo Break Friday

Since you suffered through my nearly 1700 word diatribe, I figured you’d bear with me for a couple of completely non-library related images. Over Christmas, Gypsy got to watch “Cat TV” at the Incredibly-Patient-Mother’s house. There were a ton of birds hanging out in the backyard and three very healthy and acrobatic squirrels. I’m told […]