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I often describe myself as a:
* of fiction … I write and perform stories
* chronicler of foibles … I am an online
* wrangler of chaos … I am a and database designer

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"Libraries can push back against fear with the power of free information and a space that says no matter who you are, you are welcome." 🔗 Challenged but not dying, the public libraries are more relevant than ever | Jutland Station

What an interesting and rewarding opportunity for creative professionals! 🔗 Considering a Sabbatical? The National Parks Want You

📚 Read: You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann

This is a quick, creepy read that plays with form and language a bit to build tension. I enjoyed that part but thought it could have done more. Still, this was a fun dip into scary-story season!

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

;🎬 Watched: Over the Garden Wall, 2014

This was recommended to me ages ago, and like a fool, I waited this long to watch it. I’m already looking forward to watching it again, each year, around this time of year.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

📚 Read: Munmun by Jesse Andrews

Brilliantly-written satire that is also truly fun to read? Munmun is funny, heartbreaking, strange, and poignant. Andrews lambastes the absurdity of socioeconomic strata in this YA genre-bender.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I saw a lamprey at the zoo today. Terrifying. Then when we were passing by a second time, my friend helpfully said, “Lampreys, don’t look!” And I looked. What is wrong with me? I might never sleep again.

Beer & BBQ chicken at @groundbreakerbrewing with @ilovemesomesharks, who is visiting for the week!

I’ve been eagerly awaiting this for months. Have you read it yet?

It wasn’t my brightest idea to bake chicken wings on one of the hottest days of the year, but they were still delicious.

★ Liked “Libraries are fighting to preserve your right to borrow e-books (opinion) - CNN“

Librarians to publishers: Please take our money. Publishers to librarians: Drop dead.

The 24-hour news cycle is overwhelming and upsetting. Regardless, we owe it to each other to be responsible readers and sharers, so let’s check our facts. is nonpartisan and a good place to start.

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