Category Archives: Librarian

BOOKSTORE! Oh Wait – you’re THAT kind of bookstore…

Oh how I love a good bookstore.  I’m not a browser per se, I like to go in an BUY many, many bookish things. I have some sort of disorder that doesn’t allow me to leave a bookstore with a … Continue reading

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Plastic Magic

“I don’t believe you.”  I think I said this a million times. “It’s true,” my mother, obviously exasperated with my disbelief, replied again and again. “Are you sure? Are you really sure?” “Yes. Yes, I’m sure – I wouldn’t lie … Continue reading

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Are You Sure You’re Not in Denver?

This is a fast story from my days living in Raleigh, NC in 1999. I was making one of the many trips from Raleigh to Chapel Hill to participate in a library consortium meeting. Now the thing about that is, … Continue reading

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I Do Believe it was a Hoarder

Several years ago I became obsessed with mosaics -as in making them. It culminated in a gigantic wall piece that I made in the kitchen. It took 2 months and 25 lbs of grout – it also kind of sucked … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith – The Week Wrap Up!

The Wrap-up and a Huge THANK YOU! “Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”  ― Leonardo da Vinci This last post wraps up my series on A Leap of Faith – Jumping Across the … Continue reading

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POV on Censorship

Greetings People, Please come on over to the Outlier Collective – I have been invited to give my Point of View regarding Censorship. A big “THANK YOU!” to Madame Weebs for giving me this most excellent honor. See ya … Continue reading

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Walking it off… or not as the case may be ~

Originally posted on The Mercenary Researcher:
Step – ouch! – Step – ouch! – Step – ouch! Lisa asks me why I’m limping during our five mile walk around GORGEOUS San Francisco in July (and for anyone wondering, not a…

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Blog Tag! I’m IT

Stormtrooper Twindaddy over at Stuph Blog has tagged me…and now I have to do work. As if just being a Mercenary Researcher is not work enough… So here’s the deal… 1. Post these rules.  (DONE & DONE!) 2. Post a … Continue reading

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Blogger Awards and a Tangent on Friendship

Greetings People, For some reason lately, I feel like I’m starting a letter with each blog post that I write – so I’m going with that. It feels much more personal with a salutation. And I have always loved writing … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Don’t Quote Me On That…

Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you? Oh you bet I do – I love quotes – my work and personal emails are always appended … Continue reading

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