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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 […]

The Hedgehog Necklace

A couple people asked about the hedgehog necklace. Here it is–and I’m sure it will look familiar to ALA attendees because I wore it all weekend. It was a Christmas gift from Sibling-the-Elder. It’s pewter on a silver chain and came from England, I believe. Apparently the Royal Post delivered it. It’s on a background […]

This is a Song for My Generation

Over the past couple of years, I’ve commented about the focus on teens and a lack of library service to young adults–which by my definition is people over 18.  Following the discussions I had with people at ALA last summer, I kept editing and working on a draft about what kind of programs to offer, […]

I Miss Barbie…..

There are days when the ultra-pink, super frilly, princess fairy-ness of it all gets to be too much. Today might be one of them, but we’ll set aside the flower pet tiara princess fairy with winged horses portion to focus on a standard. Barbie. I grew up with Barbie dolls, and had hours of dress […]

Of Yarn and Photography

I took a furlough day the other day (ours are voluntary, this year at least, and only one day makes the damage to the paycheck manageable) and Sibling-the-Elder and I went to a yarn festival. I was less than thrilled by the festival. I’d signed up for email notifications, arranged a hotel, all sorts of […]