Sorted Book Fun

I’ve so done this! It never occurred to me to snap pictures though. Here’s one I composed from a few of the books that are awaiting cataloging. Of the fifty or so books at my desk, about 2/3 are in foreign languages and about half of the English language books are very subject specific. As […]


Two Weeks

“Two minutes… get your shit together.” Thanks to Kristen, for introducing me to George Carlin’s “Two Minute Warning,” which I believe is from On the Road. This is your two week warning. You have a little less than two weeks to register to vote in Indiana. Failing to do so will prohibit you from voting […]

Books Holidays Life


It’s that time of year again! Today marks the autumnal equinox, which in my mind means many things: Layers! sweaters, cord coats, scarves…Pumpkin hunting (miss you Mom, Dad, Jes)Long rides in the woods (miss that too!)Apple ciderBanned books Oh yes, Banned Books Week begins September 27th. Head over to your library’s website and place a […]

Holidays Life

Is that a Banana in Your Pocket?

Does anyone have a child I can borrow? There was much in the way of limb flailing and high-pitched sounds, friends. Tim was witness- one of many at an otherwise sleepy Old Navy. Come on, who can’t resist a kid in a monkey suit? In addition to inappropriate outbursts, Tim was also the victim (willing victim, […]


Happy Constitution Day

Today marks the anniversary of the signing of our Constitution. I’d like to be able to wax glowingly on how well our elected officials have defended my constitutional rights. Sadly friends, in the last eight years, we’ve suffered from privacy invasions and censorship, while our government has launched illegal wars at the cost of lives […]

Health Life

Laugh More

According to a recent study, psychological distress and severe life events may increase one’s risk of breast cancer. Young women who were exposed to a number of life events, should be considered as a risk group for [breast cancer] and treated accordingly. The good news? On the other hand, general feelings of happiness and optimism […]


Gratis Oryza

I visited Free Rice this morning and was pleased to find that they’ve added a few features since my last visit to the site. One may now select a subject area such as English grammar, foreign language, world capitals and chemistry symbols, to name a few. There is also the option to set the difficulty […]


Vivid Images, Musical Textures

I’ve had really vivid dreams the last two nights, which is odd, since I haven’t dreamed at all for years (or if I do, I don’t remember them). I woke up this morning feeling off-center again. It’s quite disorienting. To help combat dream-residue weirdness, I’ve spent my morning listening to the music of Zoë Keating, […]

Books Libraries Politics

Bait and Switch

I’ve been floundering for a few days now debating on whether or not to post about McCain’s VP choice. I feel sickened, insulted and a little hopeless. I don’t even feel like posting in full anymore. Instead, I’ll point to some posts of interest. Why I feel insulted.This and this are why I feel sickened. […]