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2020-09-18: “In periods of recovery or extreme vulnerability, one may temporarily disappear as a means of …

2020-09-17: Update from Portland: AQI still at Hazardous level. Haven’t been outside in a week. About to …

2020-09-11: House smells like a campfire. (But no one made us s’mores; I checked.) Throats are scratchy. Kittens …

2020-09-10: Failed to focus. S’okay; blurry is how I feel today.

2020-09-10: After mere moments outside trying to capture the wildfire skies I was left with a feeling that has …

2020-09-09: “This is not a dream, but you still need to wake up.” Labradorite heart from The Raven’s Wing …

2020-09-08: Check to Self: a card from the Postcards from the Liminal Space deck. Pictured with a raw opal, a …

2020-09-05: Change, a poem set to music “Change” is a poem I wrote about my experience in parochial school, all guilt and God …

2020-09-02: New lounging spot for the Bottlebrush Brothers.

2020-09-01: Today I am grateful for stable internet, which I took for granted in the before-times. Working from …

2020-08-30: Seen on our walk today.

2020-08-30: Good morning, Criminy!

2020-08-29: Today I am grateful for @FunkyPlaid, who cheers me up and makes space for my sadness too. I’m …

2020-08-28: I started this daily gratitude exercise to boost my emotional fortitude and resilience. But I don’t …

2020-08-28: Every week I look forward to a new issue of Patricia’s newsletter, Enthusiastic Encouragement …

2020-08-27: Today I am thankful for our kittens, Crivens and Criminy, on their first birthday! I guess I …

2020-08-26: Today I am grateful for the healing power of pho. 🍲 My headache is almost all gone! I am looking …

2020-08-25: Today I am thankful for showing myself love and respect by setting boundaries. (Shout out to …

2020-08-25: The Bottlebrush Brothers.

2020-08-23: A katydid, perhaps? Any entomologists around? (I would use iNaturalist for this, but after being …

2020-08-15: Book Review: Luster by Raven Leilani Luster by Raven Leilani Rating: ★★★★☆ Links: Bookshop.org · Public Library · Goodreads Publication …

2020-08-04: A little shocked by how excited I was to pick up a prescription from a pharmacy last night. I …

2020-08-02: An unbidden memory this morning: I was once in a relationship with someone who regularly complained …

2020-07-31: I finished everything I needed to get done before my time off from work … and promptly fell …

2020-07-26: Criminy upside-down = hastily-assembled cat from a box of cat parts.

2020-07-25: What's going on in Portland? I’m getting this question a lot. The answer is that it depends on where you look. So look in …

2020-07-25: There are many reasons why I love Second Life, and here’s another one: STÖMOL is a feature-length …

2020-07-14: Greetings from Library Takeout! 👋 📚❣️

2020-07-13: 📚 Real talk: I’m not going to finish this library book in 52 minutes. Ronan Farrow’s “Catch and …

2020-07-05: Franchesca Ramsey’s video “5 Tips for Being an Ally” was linked to from Rachel Cargle’s …

2020-07-02: Some days are just plain demoralizing. So tonight I’m writing letters to voters in Texas, asking …

2020-07-01: Criminy shows you his new favorite chair.

2020-06-30: You know me: can’t go too long without ink tests. 🖋 Here are some of my current faves on Tomoe River …

2020-06-29: Today I learned about the violent and racist origins of American policing from this episode of …

2020-06-28: The now of June 2020 Hello, friends! Before I dig into the news of the past few months, I will start with some …

2020-06-27: 📚 Read: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book should be required …

2020-06-23: Today two patrons thanked us for flying the Pride flag. 🏳️‍🌈 I hope our LGBTQIA+ patrons and staff …

2020-06-23: Today two patrons thanked us for flying the Pride flag. 🏳️‍🌈 I hope our LGBTQIA+ patrons and staff …

2020-06-06: There is so much we must do to dismantle white supremacy. But there are so many ways to help! If …

2020-06-06: There is so much we must do to dismantle white supremacy. But there are so many ways to help! If …

2020-06-05: Posted @withregram • @ijeomaoluo Repost from @dopequeenpheebs • Today #BreonnaTaylor would have …

2020-06-05: Posted @withregram • @ijeomaoluo Repost from @dopequeenpheebs • Today #BreonnaTaylor would have …

2020-06-01: Today I will go into the library to do my work for the first time in months. This is a concrete step …

2020-06-01: Today I will go into the library to do my work for the first time in months. This is a concrete step …

2020-05-31: 📚 Currently Reading: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo Yesterday, as I obsessively …

2020-05-31: 📚 Currently Reading: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo Yesterday, as I obsessively …

2020-05-31: 📚 Read: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell This is a well-constructed fiction from the #MeToo …

2020-05-31: 📚 Read: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell This is a well-constructed fiction from the #MeToo …

2020-05-29: I looked up from my laptop and this was happening. (So stealthy, that Criminy!)

2020-05-29: I looked up from my laptop and this was happening. (So stealthy, that Criminy!)

2020-05-23: Doodling with Colorverse Gravity Wave. It’s a deep teal with red sheen, not visible on this paper, …

2020-05-23: Doodling with Colorverse Gravity Wave. It’s a deep teal with red sheen, not visible on this paper, …

2020-05-23: Special delivery of a tiny bottle of Colorverse ink! Not pictured: the awesome friend who dropped it …

2020-05-23: Special delivery of a tiny bottle of Colorverse ink! Not pictured: the awesome friend who dropped it …

2020-05-19: Criminy is not sure how he feels about this.

2020-05-19: Criminy is not sure how he feels about this.

2020-05-13: Less than a week away now. #oregonvotes #vote

2020-05-13: Less than a week away now. #oregonvotes #vote

2020-05-12: I inked up my vintage Esterbrook Dollar Pen today. My pens = my moods. When I ink up my 💵🖊, I mean …

2020-05-12: I inked up my vintage Esterbrook Dollar Pen today. My pens = my moods. When I ink up my 💵🖊, I mean …

2020-05-12: D got a birthday-gram from @theunipiper tonight! Our neighbors enjoyed it almost as much as we did. …

2020-05-12: D got a birthday-gram from @theunipiper tonight! Our neighbors enjoyed it almost as much as we did. …

2020-04-07: Yes, I did just use “embiggen” in a Zoom meeting. 🧐 How is your brain doing today?

2020-04-07: Yes, I did just use “embiggen” in a Zoom meeting. 🧐 How is your brain doing today?

2020-04-06: I know nothing about classical pianists, but Spotify told me I’d like Víkingur Ólafsson and it …

2020-04-06: I know nothing about classical pianists, but Spotify told me I’d like Víkingur Ólafsson and it …

2020-04-05: The now of April 2020 I missed a couple of months of “what I’m doing now” posts. I bet you can guess …

2020-03-25: I’ll never be able to repay all of the tiny kindnesses that family, friends, and coworkers are …

2020-03-25: I’ll never be able to repay all of the tiny kindnesses that family, friends, and coworkers are …

2020-03-24: Time to cook the anxiety away! My nonna’s Bolognese sauce is on tonight’s menu. 🍝 The store was out …

2020-03-24: Time to cook the anxiety away! My nonna’s Bolognese sauce is on tonight’s menu. 🍝 The store was out …

2020-03-05: I’m having a surreal and challenging week, and this episode of Reply All hit me right in the …

2020-03-05: I’m having a surreal and challenging week, and this episode of Reply All hit me right in the …

2020-02-25: I am finally attempting to make ramen eggs! In my Instant Pot! Wish me luck (and check in tomorrow …

2020-02-25: I am finally attempting to make ramen eggs! In my Instant Pot! Wish me luck (and check in tomorrow …

2020-02-23: Following the great example of some Micronauts, I’m going to start sharing what I’m …

2020-02-23: Following the great example of some Micronauts, I’m going to start sharing what I’m …

2020-02-18: Sometimes all I want to do is play Little Computer People (Activision, 1987). It made me so happy …

2020-02-18: Sometimes all I want to do is play Little Computer People (Activision, 1987). It made me so happy …

2020-02-14: Stopped off to visit family in a snowy place on my way back from DC. How I love winter weather when …

2020-02-14: Stopped off to visit family in a snowy place on my way back from DC. How I love winter weather when …

2020-02-11: This is my life and I both can’t believe it and am so, so grateful and happy.

2020-02-11: This is my life and I both can’t believe it and am so, so grateful and happy.

2020-02-08: Crivens has hit kitten adolescence at full speed. We now must keep the bathroom door shut at all …

2020-02-08: Crivens has hit kitten adolescence at full speed. We now must keep the bathroom door shut at all …

2020-02-08: It is difficult to resist Criminy’s sweet face while he dozes. Not pictured: the perfect splash of …

2020-02-08: It is difficult to resist Criminy’s sweet face while he dozes. Not pictured: the perfect splash of …

2020-02-06: The Bottlebrush Brothers.

2020-02-06: The Bottlebrush Brothers.

2020-02-01: I forgot to post this when I made it: barbecue chicken and sautéed kale. 🍳

2020-02-01: I forgot to post this when I made it: barbecue chicken and sautéed kale. 🍳

2020-01-31: The now of January 2020 January, a fresh start, an injection of newness, 31 days or more (as it felt) still straddling …

2020-01-31: Morning bathroom patrol. 😸🚨😸

2020-01-31: Morning bathroom patrol. 😸🚨😸

2020-01-30: And just like that, the kittens were cat-sized. 😿 How did that happen?

2020-01-30: And just like that, the kittens were cat-sized. 😿 How did that happen?

2020-01-30: ★ Liked “Op-Ed: Working as a librarian gave me post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms” Well, I …

2020-01-30: ★ Liked “Op-Ed: Working as a librarian gave me post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms” Well, I …

2020-01-30: 📚 William Gibson’s “Agency” update: Highlighting language that made me 😱. I mean, …

2020-01-30: 📚 William Gibson’s “Agency” update: Highlighting language that made me 😱. I mean, …

2020-01-28: ★ Liked “Multiplayer game Kind Words is primarily about being nice“ Playing this game is …

2020-01-28: ★ Liked “Multiplayer game Kind Words is primarily about being nice“ Playing this game is …

2020-01-28: ★ Liked “In U.S., Library Visits Outpaced Trips to Movies in 2019“ > Visiting the …

2020-01-28: ★ Liked “In U.S., Library Visits Outpaced Trips to Movies in 2019“ Visiting the library …

2020-01-27: 📚 William Gibson’s “Agency” update: Just hit the part of the book where my brain has rewired itself …

2020-01-27: 📚 William Gibson’s “Agency” update: Just hit the part of the book where my brain has rewired itself …

2020-01-27: Tardibot: Butler-bot shaped like a tardigrade in the latest William Gibson novel and I’m 100% here …

2020-01-27: Tardibot: Butler-bot shaped like a tardigrade in the latest William Gibson novel and I’m 100% here …

2020-01-18: Criminy & Crivens got new toys and treats in the KitNipBox that arrived today!

2020-01-18: Criminy & Crivens got new toys and treats in the KitNipBox that arrived today!

2020-01-10: Brotherly love.

2020-01-10: Brotherly love.

2020-01-09: Crivens, on Sunday, in sun.

2020-01-09: Crivens, on Sunday, in sun.

2020-01-09: Also, this month’s digital detox has been excellent for my mental health. I’ve been spending …

2020-01-09: Also, this month’s digital detox has been excellent for my mental health. I’ve been spending …

2020-01-09: I’m spending this week helping out with interviews, which has been such a fun and illuminating …

2020-01-09: I’m spending this week helping out with interviews, which has been such a fun and illuminating …

2020-01-06: Homemade chicken bulgogi. I’ll try this recipe with soy curls or tempeh next.

2020-01-06: Homemade chicken bulgogi. I’ll try this recipe with soy curls or tempeh next.

2020-01-05: Curried lentil soup: perfect for a rainy Sunday lunch. Here’s the recipe.

2020-01-05: flic.kr Curried lentil soup: perfect for a rainy Sunday lunch. Here’s the recipe.

2020-01-04: Happy Caturday from Criminy and Crivens.

2020-01-04: Happy Caturday from Criminy and Crivens.

2019-12-29: The now of December 2019 The big news this month is KITTENS. Meet Criminy and Crivens, whom FunkyPlaid and I adopted in …

2019-12-24: My heart filled with holiday cheer when I heard my coworkers call my name up the staff stairwell to …

2019-12-24: My heart filled with holiday cheer when I heard my coworkers call my name up the staff stairwell to …

2019-12-23: I am having such a morose holiday season this year. I miss my Zenny cat so much. Each day I am …

2019-12-23: I am having such a morose holiday season this year. I miss my Zenny cat so much. Each day I am …

2019-12-23: My spoiler-free review of #TheRiseOfSkywalker: It was a fitting end to the story. I loved it.

2019-12-23: My spoiler-free review of #TheRiseOfSkywalker: It was a fitting end to the story. I loved it.

2019-12-21: I don’t know if what I just made could really be considered pho, but substituting spaghetti squash …

2019-12-21: I don’t know if what I just made could really be considered pho, but substituting spaghetti squash …

2019-12-21: Living with two four-month old kittens involves a lot of half-listening for the general sound of …

2019-12-21: Living with two four-month old kittens involves a lot of half-listening for the general sound of …

2019-12-18: Crivens and Criminy at their four-month checkup. I’m trying not to be maudlin when posting these, …

2019-12-18: Crivens and Criminy at their four-month checkup. I’m trying not to be maudlin when posting these, …

2019-12-14: I’m rewatching Part II of The OA, which is one of my all-time favorite stories. My lifetime …

2019-12-14: I’m rewatching Part II of The OA, which is one of my all-time favorite stories. My lifetime …

2019-12-14: Criminy & Crivens have discovered the front window this morning. We are watching their minds …

2019-12-14: Criminy & Crivens have discovered the front window this morning. We are watching their minds …

2019-12-12: Criminy prefers to perch.

2019-12-12: Criminy prefers to perch.

2019-12-12: Crivens loves to snuggle.

2019-12-12: Crivens loves to snuggle.

2019-12-11: My Holidailies fell off the rails when I accidentally ingested gluten over the weekend and I …

2019-12-11: My Holidailies fell off the rails when I accidentally ingested gluten over the weekend and I …

2019-12-07: An adoption story Before we met Crivens and Criminy, FunkyPlaid and I visited a local cat café, thinking that we might …

2019-12-07: An adoption story Before we met Crivens and Criminy, FunkyPlaid and I visited a local cat café, thinking that we might …

2019-12-05: I can see clearly now Progressive lenses: I held out for as long as I could, but this past year has been rough without …

2019-12-05: I can see clearly now Progressive lenses: I held out for as long as I could, but this past year has been rough without …

2019-12-04: The joy of kittens We let Criminy & Crivens out of their “sanctuary room” for supervised excursions around …

2019-12-04: The joy of kittens We let Criminy & Crivens out of their “sanctuary room” for supervised excursions around …

2019-12-03: On keeping a journal I don’t remember my life without a daily journal. My first one had a puffy cover with a brass lock …

2019-12-03: On keeping a journal I don’t remember my life without a daily journal. My first one had a puffy cover with a brass lock …

2019-12-02: Surprising myself with data One of the small yet positive habits I have adopted this year is mood tracking. Exist is a …

2019-12-02: Surprising myself with data One of the small yet positive habits I have adopted this year is mood tracking. Exist is a …

2019-12-01: Holidailies 2019 begins Despite being mired in one of the most antisocial, uncreative periods of my life to date, I’ve …

2019-12-01: Holidailies 2019 begins Despite being mired in one of the most antisocial, uncreative periods of my life to date, I’ve …

2019-11-29: I am finally ready to focus on building connections within the Micro.blog community. I see value in …

2019-11-29: I am finally ready to focus on building connections within the Micro.blog community. I see value in …

2019-11-29: C&C in low-key lovey mode after their first big adventure outside of their safe room. 😻😻

2019-11-29: C&C in low-key lovey mode after their first big adventure outside of their safe room. 😻😻

2019-11-29: Happy Turkey Sandwich Day!

2019-11-29: Happy Turkey Sandwich Day!

2019-11-27: Tonight I cooked an idea I had in the middle of Trader Joe’s: stuffing, then turkey burger, then …

2019-11-27: Tonight I cooked an idea I had in the middle of Trader Joe’s: stuffing, then turkey burger, then …

2019-11-23: Crivens and Criminy, sunny Saturday boys.

2019-11-23: Crivens and Criminy, sunny Saturday boys.

2019-11-23: Today I decided to re-download Scrabble to get some brainspace from work by relaxing with a fun word …

2019-11-23: Today I decided to re-download Scrabble to get some brainspace from work by relaxing with a fun word …

2019-11-23: Crivens sounds his barbaric yawp.

2019-11-23: Crivens sounds his barbaric yawp.

2019-11-23: A clean bill of health! The vet said they were “perfect patients”.

2019-11-23: A clean bill of health! The vet said they were “perfect patients”.

2019-11-19: So many photos of sleepy kittens because when they’re awake, they’re all a-blur!

2019-11-19: So many photos of sleepy kittens because when they’re awake, they’re all a-blur!

2019-11-19: Kittenception! FunkyPlaid photographs Criminy while Crivens rests his wee head.

2019-11-19: Kittenception! FunkyPlaid photographs Criminy while Crivens rests his wee head.

2019-11-18: Criminy, lapcat-in-training. 💗

2019-11-18: Criminy, lapcat-in-training. 💗

2019-11-18: Crivens would like to go back to sleep now, okay Mom. (I peeked. I couldn’t resist.)

2019-11-18: Crivens would like to go back to sleep now, okay Mom. (I peeked. I couldn’t resist.)

2019-11-17: Good morning from the boys. Crivens loves the blanket; Criminy loves the spotlight.

2019-11-17: Good morning from the boys. Crivens loves the blanket; Criminy loves the spotlight.

2019-11-16: Meet the newest members of our family, Crivens and Criminy. FunkyPlaid and I adopted these playful …

2019-11-16: Meet the newest members of our family, Crivens and Criminy. FunkyPlaid and I adopted these playful …

2019-11-14: The now of November 2019 The way a body moves through the space of grief is confounding. At times the body is a sieve and …

2019-11-09: Maybe there’s something wrong with an algorithm if it shows posts out of order in a way that rips …

2019-11-09: Maybe there’s something wrong with an algorithm if it shows posts out of order in a way that rips …

2019-11-09: Every time I wade back into Facebook it reminds me that Zen is gone.

2019-11-09: Every time I wade back into Facebook it reminds me that Zen is gone.

2019-11-06: Huge #NaNoWriMo accomplishment of the evening: I cleaned off my desk so I could put the giant Story …

2019-11-06: Huge #NaNoWriMo accomplishment of the evening: I cleaned off my desk so I could put the giant Story …

2019-11-04: Portland International Airport (PDX). Almost home!

2019-11-04: Portland International Airport (PDX). Almost home!

2019-11-01: My #NaNoWriMo2019 is off to an inauspicious start: I only brought my aging iPad on this short trip …

2019-11-01: My #NaNoWriMo2019 is off to an inauspicious start: I only brought my aging iPad on this short trip …

2019-10-28: Two of my favorite headstones from the Davis Graveyard. 🖖🍃 ☠️

2019-10-28: Two of my favorite headstones from the Davis Graveyard. 🖖🍃 ☠️

2019-10-26: Lunch at Ground Breaker Brewing, a magical place for the likes of me, as it is entirely gluten-free.

2019-10-26: Lunch at Ground Breaker Brewing, a magical place for the likes of me, as it is entirely gluten-free.

2019-10-26: Hey, that’s MY mug.

2019-10-26: Hey, that’s MY mug.

2019-10-24: I need a quick way to share a portfolio of work that I created some time ago with HTML files, mostly …

2019-10-24: I need a quick way to share a portfolio of work that I created some time ago with HTML files, mostly …

2019-10-12: Finished knitting project: pebbly autumnal cowl. 🧶

2019-10-12: Finished knitting project: pebbly autumnal cowl. 🧶

2019-09-27: Zen, my beloved familiar of 22 years, is gone. 💔 I don’t have my own words for this yet, so I …

2019-09-27: Zen, my beloved familiar of 22 years, is gone. 💔 I don’t have my own words for this yet, so I …

2019-09-16: TFW when your library is literally at the end of the rainbow. 🌈

2019-09-16: TFW when your library is literally at the end of the rainbow. 🌈

2019-09-13: What? A librarian who knits? I’m shocked. 🧶

2019-09-13: What? A librarian who knits? I’m shocked. 🧶

2019-09-06: Sipping turmeric tea, I remember years ago when my friend Gabriel and I each happened to be visiting …

2019-09-06: Sipping turmeric tea, I remember years ago when my friend Gabriel and I each happened to be visiting …

2019-09-05: At Portland Nursery.

2019-09-05: At Portland Nursery.

2019-09-05: Happy #LibraryCardSignup Month! 📚 Celebrate by getting your very own library card this September. …

2019-09-05: Happy #LibraryCardSignup Month! 📚 Celebrate by getting your very own library card this September. …

2019-08-31: 📚 Read: You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann This is a quick, creepy read that plays with form …

2019-08-31: 📚 Read: You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann This is a quick, creepy read that plays with form …

2019-08-30: 🎬 Watched: Over the Garden Wall, 2014 This was recommended to me ages ago, and like a fool, I waited …

2019-08-30: 🎬 Watched: Over the Garden Wall, 2014 This was recommended to me ages ago, and like a fool, I waited …

2019-08-30: 📚 Read: Munmun by Jesse Andrews Brilliantly-written satire that is also truly fun to read? Munmun is …

2019-08-30: 📚 Read: Munmun by Jesse Andrews Brilliantly-written satire that is also truly fun to read? Munmun is …

2019-08-26: Snow affogato at @cafe_sorosoro! 🎥: @ilovemesomesharks

2019-08-26: Snow affogato at @cafe_sorosoro! 🎥: @ilovemesomesharks

2019-08-25: I saw a lamprey at the zoo today. Terrifying. Then when we were passing by a second time, my friend …

2019-08-25: I saw a lamprey at the zoo today. Terrifying. Then when we were passing by a second time, my friend …

2019-08-24: Look at this one hundred percent good girl. 😻

2019-08-24: Look at this one hundred percent good girl. 😻

2019-08-22: Beer & BBQ chicken at @groundbreakerbrewing with @ilovemesomesharks, who is visiting for the …

2019-08-22: Beer & BBQ chicken at @groundbreakerbrewing with @ilovemesomesharks, who is visiting for the …

2019-08-15: I’ve been eagerly awaiting this for months. Have you read it yet?

2019-08-15: I’ve been eagerly awaiting this for months. Have you read it yet?

2019-08-15: Happy #CityHallSelfie Day!

2019-08-15: Happy #CityHallSelfie Day!

2019-08-11: Zen has had a rough week. Nevertheless, she persisted.

2019-08-11: Zen has had a rough week. Nevertheless, she persisted.

2019-08-11: Costa Rican casado with fried eggs, black beans, and two salsas.

2019-08-11: Costa Rican casado with fried eggs, black beans, and two salsas.

2019-08-05: It wasn’t my brightest idea to bake chicken wings on one of the hottest days of the year, but they …

2019-08-05: It wasn’t my brightest idea to bake chicken wings on one of the hottest days of the year, but they …

2019-08-04: ★ Liked “Libraries are fighting to preserve your right to borrow e-books (opinion) - …

2019-08-04: ★ Liked “Libraries are fighting to preserve your right to borrow e-books (opinion) - …

2019-08-04: The 24-hour news cycle is overwhelming and upsetting. Regardless, we owe it to each other to be …

2019-08-04: The 24-hour news cycle is overwhelming and upsetting. Regardless, we owe it to each other to be …

2019-08-03: Happy August!

2019-08-03: Happy August!

2019-08-03: Zen loves her sunny days.

2019-08-03: Zen loves her sunny days.

2019-08-03: Last night at the Farm to Table dinner for the Tigard Farmers Market. Delicious meal and fun …

2019-08-03: Last night at the Farm to Table dinner for the Tigard Farmers Market. Delicious meal and fun …

2019-07-31: Happy birthday, Harry Potter! ⚡️ Proud Hufflepuff representing at the library today.

2019-07-31: Happy birthday, Harry Potter! ⚡️ Proud Hufflepuff representing at the library today.

2019-07-23: Spotted this particularly tree-shaped tree outside @tigardpubliclibrary today. 🌲

2019-07-23: Spotted this particularly tree-shaped tree outside @tigardpubliclibrary today. 🌲

2019-07-22: The new mural in downtown Tigard is stunning! Photos don’t do it justice.

2019-07-22: The new mural in downtown Tigard is stunning! Photos don’t do it justice.

2019-07-21: ★ Liked “A father knitted his baby’s first year of sleep pattern data into a blanket - The …

2019-07-21: ★ Liked “A father knitted his baby’s first year of sleep pattern data into a blanket - The …

2019-07-21: Perfect comfort tea: Campfire S’mores. ☕️

2019-07-21: Perfect comfort tea: Campfire S’mores. ☕️

2019-07-20: This catchy song is helping me practice my friends’ pronouns. 🏳️‍🌈

2019-07-20: This catchy song is helping me practice my friends’ pronouns. 🏳️‍🌈

2019-07-19: Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen and some ink tests.

2019-07-19: Pilot Vanishing Point fountain pen and some ink tests.

2019-07-19: My furry heart. 🥰

2019-07-19: My furry heart. 🥰

2019-07-18: Stash discontinued Power Breakfast, but I have a few bags left. Thanks, past-me for being a tea …

2019-07-18: Stash discontinued Power Breakfast, but I have a few bags left. Thanks, past-me for being a tea …

2019-07-14: Canoeing on the Deschutes River. 🛶😍

2019-07-14: Canoeing on the Deschutes River. 🛶😍

2019-07-13: High desert and Cascades on the way to Sunriver. I’ve never been in Central Oregon before!

2019-07-13: High desert and Cascades on the way to Sunriver. I’ve never been in Central Oregon before!

2019-07-08: Lady Lilith on Independence Day. (Not my kitten, sadly!)

2019-07-08: Lady Lilith on Independence Day. (Not my kitten, sadly!)

2019-07-08: Fish tacos with charred corn salsa, guacamole, and chipotle mayo.

2019-07-08: Fish tacos with charred corn salsa, guacamole, and chipotle mayo.

2019-07-08: Yuba lettuce cups with avocado, snap peas, and goji berries.

2019-07-08: Yuba lettuce cups with avocado, snap peas, and goji berries.

2019-07-06: I am irritatingly optimistic and an avowed believer in the United Federation of Planets, but my …

2019-07-06: I am irritatingly optimistic and an avowed believer in the United Federation of Planets, but my …

2019-07-04: Woke up from a dream in which I was showing off to some library patrons by naming all of the daytime …

2019-07-04: Woke up from a dream in which I was showing off to some library patrons by naming all of the daytime …

2019-07-03: It is still hard for me to wrap my head around this, but here goes: Monday marked my first day as …

2019-07-03: It is still hard for me to wrap my head around this, but here goes: Monday marked my first day as …

2019-06-30: Golden raspberries are ready to be eaten. I tested them for you. You’re welcome!

2019-06-30: Golden raspberries are ready to be eaten. I tested them for you. You’re welcome!

2019-06-30: A ghost spider hitched a ride. 👻🕷 Not a great shot, but it was a pale green that reminded me of …

2019-06-30: A ghost spider hitched a ride. 👻🕷 Not a great shot, but it was a pale green that reminded me of …

2019-06-29: What a day! 🍳 Breakfast with writer pals 📚 Grand reopening of Garden Home Community Library 🏢 Moved …

2019-06-29: What a day! 🍳 Breakfast with writer pals 📚 Grand reopening of Garden Home Community Library 🏢 Moved …

2019-06-28: Happy hour at the new game bar in downtown Tigard! 🍻🎲 Codenames is such a great game.

2019-06-28: Happy hour at the new game bar in downtown Tigard! 🍻🎲 Codenames is such a great game.

2019-06-20: What a lovely evening at Just Compassion’s Supper in the ‘Burbs event!

2019-06-20: What a lovely evening at Just Compassion’s Supper in the ‘Burbs event!

2019-06-15: Happy Caturday from Zen!

2019-06-15: Happy Caturday from Zen!

2019-06-09: Home after a surreal visit to a country where I fumble the language but still it showed me beauty …

2019-06-09: Home after a surreal visit to a country where I fumble the language but still it showed me beauty …

2019-06-08: Posted @withrepost • @funkyplaidseye A rapturous moment of swooning over a head-sized crème brûlée …

2019-06-08: Posted @withrepost • @funkyplaidseye A rapturous moment of swooning over a head-sized crème brûlée …

2019-06-06: #dday in Lion-sur-mer.

2019-06-06: #dday in Lion-sur-mer.

2019-06-05: Enjoying the sea, as relaxed as this cat. 🌊🐈

2019-06-05: Enjoying the sea, as relaxed as this cat. 🌊🐈

2019-05-28: Potato salad with tempeh “bacon”. Meatless Monday on Tuesday!

2019-05-28: Potato salad with tempeh “bacon”. Meatless Monday on Tuesday!

2019-05-27: Zen likes to nap, but she LOVES to nap in the sunshine. 😻☀️

2019-05-27: Zen likes to nap, but she LOVES to nap in the sunshine. 😻☀️

2019-05-19: O, my dear Gabriel. You didn’t love this photo I took of you 18 years ago, but it reminded me of one …

2019-05-19: O, my dear Gabriel. You didn’t love this photo I took of you 18 years ago, but it reminded me of one …

2019-05-13: I drove to Salem to meet, tour, and generally soak in the excellent @statelibraryor. #librarylife

2019-05-13: I drove to Salem to meet, tour, and generally soak in the excellent @statelibraryor. #librarylife

2019-05-13: My fancy water bottle with the sensor sometimes tracks drinks in the middle of the night while I am …

2019-05-13: My fancy water bottle with the sensor sometimes tracks drinks in the middle of the night while I am …

2019-05-07: I loved the “Uptown Squirrel” episode of 99% Invisible. 🎧 So many things I never knew about …

2019-05-07: I loved the “Uptown Squirrel” episode of 99% Invisible. 🎧 So many things I never knew about …

2019-05-07: Things are looking up. 🌳☀️

2019-05-07: Things are looking up. 🌳☀️

2019-04-29: Nothing floors me quite like the agony of accidental gluten ingestion. My small intestine is a lace …

2019-04-29: Nothing floors me quite like the agony of accidental gluten ingestion. My small intestine is a lace …

2019-04-28: Springy. 🌷

2019-04-28: Springy. 🌷

2019-04-28: Writers, do you recommend any particular weekly writing prompts? ✍️ I’m looking for a gentle …

2019-04-28: Writers, do you recommend any particular weekly writing prompts? ✍️ I’m looking for a gentle …

2019-04-27: This podcast makes me full-on ugly-cry on the regular. But I stayed sniffle-free last night! Lots of …

2019-04-27: This podcast makes me full-on ugly-cry on the regular. But I stayed sniffle-free last night! Lots of …

2019-04-26: Late-night leadership training. 📚 What’s your favorite book on leadership?

2019-04-26: Late-night leadership training. 📚 What’s your favorite book on leadership?

2019-04-20: Time for lunch and the keynote! #olawla19

2019-04-20: Time for lunch and the keynote! #olawla19

2019-04-17: Chicken and (gluten-free) dumplings. Not bad for a first attempt!

2019-04-17: Chicken and (gluten-free) dumplings. Not bad for a first attempt!

2019-04-13: Chatting with a dear friend this morning about friendship and connection, I was able to articulate a …

2019-04-13: Chatting with a dear friend this morning about friendship and connection, I was able to articulate a …

2019-04-13: Made it to the weekend. All I want to do is sleep and dream of these trees.

2019-04-13: Made it to the weekend. All I want to do is sleep and dream of these trees.

2019-04-11: Chickpea, sweet potato, and chard curry. #veganfood

2019-04-11: Chickpea, sweet potato, and chard curry. #veganfood

2019-04-09: Posted @withrepost • @tigardpubliclibrary Happy National Library Workers Day! See our story for our …

2019-04-09: Posted @withrepost • @tigardpubliclibrary Happy National Library Workers Day! See our story for our …

2019-04-03: I’ve finally figured out how to beat anxiety: stay so busy that you don’t have time to …

2019-04-03: I’ve finally figured out how to beat anxiety: stay so busy that you don’t have time to …

2019-03-30: I spied Kristen Cashore’s “Jane, Unlimited” at Powell’s yesterday and was intrigued by …

2019-03-30: I spied Kristen Cashore’s “Jane, Unlimited” at Powell’s yesterday and was intrigued by …

2019-03-27: Today I worked from 08:00 to 21:30. I don’t recommend working long hours on a regular basis, …

2019-03-27: Today I worked from 08:00 to 21:30. I don’t recommend working long hours on a regular basis, …

2019-03-24: 📺 Is anyone else watching Part 2 of “The OA”? I have watched Part 1 multiple times, and have just …

2019-03-24: 📺 Is anyone else watching Part 2 of “The OA”? I have watched Part 1 multiple times, and have just …

2019-03-24: 22 years old and still trying to catch the “purple bug”. 😻

2019-03-24: 22 years old and still trying to catch the “purple bug”. 😻

2019-03-22: I see what you did there, @cedarmilllibrary. 🤣 #bingeboxes #library #diehard

2019-03-22: I see what you did there, @cedarmilllibrary. 🤣 #bingeboxes #library #diehard

2019-03-15: Stay home and read? Yes, please.

2019-03-15: Stay home and read? Yes, please.

2019-03-15: Lately I’ve been so busy! I’m recuperating over a three-day weekend. Quick update: 🏢 …

2019-03-15: Lately I’ve been so busy! I’m recuperating over a three-day weekend. Quick update: 🏢 …

2019-03-05: Independence Library, Chicago While on vacation, I visited the new Independence branch of the Chicago Public Library. I was …

2019-03-05: Independence Library, Chicago While on vacation, I visited the new Independence branch of the Chicago Public Library. I was …

2019-02-25: We’ve been trying to find a name for this lovely cat all week. “Lola” is the front runner. 😺

2019-02-25: We’ve been trying to find a name for this lovely cat all week. “Lola” is the front runner. 😺

2019-02-22: My kind of birthday cake. 🎂

2019-02-22: My kind of birthday cake. 🎂

2019-02-21: When you try to 🙂 but you end up 🤨. Story of my (selfie) life.

2019-02-21: When you try to 🙂 but you end up 🤨. Story of my (selfie) life.

2019-02-17: Hogwarts acceptance letter: the first hand-lettering project I’ve done in ages! It was so fun.

2019-02-17: Hogwarts acceptance letter: the first hand-lettering project I’ve done in ages! It was so fun.

2019-02-08: It just occurred to me that after many years on this planet I still don’t have a favorite …

2019-02-08: It just occurred to me that after many years on this planet I still don’t have a favorite …

2019-02-07: Weezer’s Teal Album is the cover album I didn’t know I needed. 🎵 I’ve been …

2019-02-07: Weezer’s Teal Album is the cover album I didn’t know I needed. 🎵 I’ve been …

2019-02-05: Posted @withrepost • Stunning truth from @mattzhaig, as always.

2019-02-05: Posted @withrepost • Stunning truth from @mattzhaig, as always.

2019-02-05: Quick practice lettering from a movie still. Getting excited to work on a fun lettering project!

2019-02-05: Quick practice lettering from a movie still. Getting excited to work on a fun lettering project!

2019-02-05: Zen bolted out the back door into the snow. ❄️

2019-02-05: Zen bolted out the back door into the snow. ❄️

2019-02-02: Book two of 2019: Golden State, by Ben H. Winters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📚 Fascinating novel about a near-future …

2019-02-02: Book two of 2019: Golden State, by Ben H. Winters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📚 Fascinating novel about a near-future …

2019-01-27: Why do I post photos of what I cook? I know that sharing casual food photos has become an …

2019-01-27: Why do I post photos of what I cook? I know that sharing casual food photos has become an …

2019-01-27: Bibimbap-ish rice with veg and an egg on top. Easy to make!

2019-01-27: Bibimbap-ish rice with veg and an egg on top. Easy to make!

2019-01-24: The world can be a cold and spiky place. Today I am grateful for coworkers who support and inspire …

2019-01-24: The world can be a cold and spiky place. Today I am grateful for coworkers who support and inspire …

2019-01-22: Thai steak panang curry. 😍

2019-01-22: Thai steak panang curry. 😍

2019-01-18: Matthew McConaughey read me a bedtime story. The future is pretty boss. (I’d like Tilda …

2019-01-18: Matthew McConaughey read me a bedtime story. The future is pretty boss. (I’d like Tilda …

2019-01-18: The sound I made when I realized I finally made it to the top of the months-long hold queue for this …

2019-01-18: The sound I made when I realized I finally made it to the top of the months-long hold queue for this …

2019-01-17: Had a marvelous time at the Judge John Hodgman show tonight. And I’m ready to settle arguments …

2019-01-17: Had a marvelous time at the Judge John Hodgman show tonight. And I’m ready to settle arguments …

2019-01-12: Tolkien’s birthday celebration menu at Kennedy School.

2019-01-12: Tolkien’s birthday celebration menu at Kennedy School.

2019-01-12: Scenes from Tolkien’s birthday celebration at Kennedy School. Lord of the Rings boardgaming!

2019-01-12: Scenes from Tolkien’s birthday celebration at Kennedy School. Lord of the Rings boardgaming!

2019-01-07: Deconstructed samosas. I kinda liked this vegan dish, but it was bland and the tortillas had a …

2019-01-07: Deconstructed samosas. I kinda liked this vegan dish, but it was bland and the tortillas had a …

2019-01-06: Some treasures: labradorite, opal, and amethyst, plus a labradorite-infused candle. 💎🕯️

2019-01-06: Some treasures: labradorite, opal, and amethyst, plus a labradorite-infused candle. 💎🕯️

2019-01-06: Looking forward to re-reading one of my favorite books, Helene Wecker’s “The Golem and …

2019-01-06: Looking forward to re-reading one of my favorite books, Helene Wecker’s “The Golem and …

2019-01-04: First read of 2019: “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman. Quick, …

2019-01-04: First read of 2019: “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman. Quick, …

2019-01-03: Another tool for the new year: Baron Fig’s Wander Dream Journal. I have been plagued with …

2019-01-03: Another tool for the new year: Baron Fig’s Wander Dream Journal. I have been plagued with …

2019-01-02: Frost-kissed leaf. 🌬🍁

2019-01-02: Frost-kissed leaf. 🌬🍁

2019-01-01: Bullet Journal, Hobonichi Techo, pen, and ink. I am ready for 2019.

2019-01-01: Bullet Journal, Hobonichi Techo, pen, and ink. I am ready for 2019.

2018-12-25: Today was a calm, joyful, relaxing, and restorative day at home. Naps and long-distance chats and …

2018-12-25: Today was a calm, joyful, relaxing, and restorative day at home. Naps and long-distance chats and …

2018-12-24: Woke up from a dream in which I was speaking fluent Spanish. I was rocking past participles but I …

2018-12-24: Woke up from a dream in which I was speaking fluent Spanish. I was rocking past participles but I …

2018-12-23: This ambivert would like to formally thank all Portlanders who bring their dogs on last-minute …

2018-12-23: This ambivert would like to formally thank all Portlanders who bring their dogs on last-minute …

2018-12-23: Zen, who has barely shown any interest in catnip for the past 21 years, is now going bonkers over …

2018-12-23: Zen, who has barely shown any interest in catnip for the past 21 years, is now going bonkers over …

2018-12-22: ★ Liked “Secure Messaging Apps Comparison” > Compare “secure” messaging apps with …

2018-12-22: ★ Liked “Secure Messaging Apps Comparison” Compare “secure” messaging apps with this …

2018-12-22: Beautiful enamel pin from @fourletterwordcards, a gift from a coworker.

2018-12-22: Beautiful enamel pin from @fourletterwordcards, a gift from a coworker.

2018-12-21: I love our tree. 🎄

2018-12-21: I love our tree. 🎄

2018-12-21: I procrastinated the bulk of my holiday shopping until this afternoon. That was profoundly poor …

2018-12-21: I procrastinated the bulk of my holiday shopping until this afternoon. That was profoundly poor …

2018-12-19: Butter Bib the miracle cat. About a month ago, we had yet another health worry with Butter Bib (a/k/a Zen). Since then she has …

2018-12-18: The Angel Turturro. I don’t have much to say today, so I’ll share this photo of an ornament that my mom and …

2018-12-18: Well, that’s worrisome, Gyroscope. 😕

2018-12-18: Well, that’s worrisome, Gyroscope. 😕

2018-12-17: The grand old Holidailies catch-up. I’m quite behind with Holidailies this year, so I’m going to catch up with one long post …

2018-12-07: Learning the meaning of public service. This morning, I attended a meeting of a coalition of local organizations who provide services for …

2018-12-05: Podcasts into books. I am currently reading “Alice Isn’t Dead” by Joseph Fink and …

2018-12-04: Analog or digital planning for 2019? In a few weeks, I will need to stop dithering and make a decision: will I use an analog or digital …

2018-12-03: The dream and the skeptic. Last night, sleeping on the floor of my study with my hand resting under the chin of my aging cat, I …

2018-12-02: Ginkgo leaves in California last week. (I needed to share something brighter than the last post.)

2018-12-02: Treading the water of okay. By the middle of last month I had written almost 20,000 words of a disjointed speculative fiction …

2018-11-21: Heading to CA for Thanksgiving!

2018-11-21: Heading to CA for Thanksgiving!

2018-11-19: Zen’s November look: heated mat and space-heater. Aw, who am I kidding? It’s Zen’s …

2018-11-19: Zen’s November look: heated mat and space-heater. Aw, who am I kidding? It’s Zen’s …

2018-11-17: Within spitting distance of 20,000 words in my NaNoWriMo manuscript and I have given up on …

2018-11-11: Mushroom and white bean cassoulet.

2018-11-11: Mushroom and white bean cassoulet.

2018-11-07: Nearing 12,000 words and my shoulders are aching from typing so much each day. I might have to …

2018-11-04: My NaNoWriMo word count: 7,072. After the first 1,700 words, this story took a sharp left turn and I …

2018-11-01: NaNoWriMo begins! For the past month and a half, I’ve been training for this by writing at …

2018-10-31: Heard about cherimoya fruit on the @judgejohnhodgman podcast and here they are at Freddy’s! I was …

2018-10-31: Heard about cherimoya fruit on the @judgejohnhodgman podcast and here they are at Freddy’s! I was …

2018-10-29: I am accidentally reading five books at a time again. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller …

2018-10-27: Tools and Tips for NaNoWriMo We are mere days away from the start of National Novel Writing Month, so here are some helpful tools …

2018-10-27: An Interview With Writer Halsted M. Bernard on Her Work, Using WorkFlowy for Fiction and Writing a Novel in a Month Getting ready for NaNoWriMo? Check out my outlining template for Workflowy!

2018-10-26: Pas de deux. View on Instagram [ift.tt/2qdpNbu](https://ift.tt/2qdpNbu)   When the autumn rains start, I spend a …

2018-10-26: Pas de deux. 🍂

2018-10-16: Celebrated eight years of marriage with FunkyPlaid today. He’s my favorite. 💗

2018-10-16: Celebrated eight years of marriage with FunkyPlaid today. He’s my favorite. 💗

2018-10-14: Carrot, potato, & chickpea red curry.

2018-10-14: Carrot, potato, & chickpea red curry.

2018-10-13: Trees at Portland Nursery.

2018-10-13: Trees at Portland Nursery.

2018-10-13: Zen doesn’t sit still for portraits.

2018-10-13: Zen doesn’t sit still for portraits.

2018-10-10: Today is World Mental Health Day. I would not be here to write this without the support of my …

2018-10-10: Today is World Mental Health Day. I would not be here to write this without the support of my …

2018-09-30: End of September.

2018-09-30: End of September.

2018-09-29: I attended a NaNoWriMo planning event and learned about creating basic story structures with the …

2018-09-29: I attended a NaNoWriMo planning event and learned about creating basic story structures with the …

2018-09-27: Snuggling Zen: a brief yet powerful antidote to today’s news.

2018-09-27: Snuggling Zen: a brief yet powerful antidote to today’s news.

2018-09-24: Who’s the brilliant mind who decided to update to Mojave right before sitting down to write? 🙄 Welp, …

2018-09-24: Who’s the brilliant mind who decided to update to Mojave right before sitting down to write? 🙄 Welp, …

2018-09-23: Zen eats so heartily that food gets stuck to her nose. We often have to clean her “schnozzle”. 😸

2018-09-23: Zen eats so heartily that food gets stuck to her nose. We often have to clean her “schnozzle”. 😸

2018-09-23: Zen eats so heartily that food gets stuck to her nose. We often have to clean her “schnozzle”. 😸

2018-09-23: Hail, Autumn! 🍁

2018-09-23: Hail, Autumn! 🍁

2018-09-21: Welp, accidental gluten ingestion will derail even the best Friday night plans. 🤒

2018-09-21: Welp, accidental gluten ingestion will derail even the best Friday night plans. 🤒

2018-09-21: Good morning, Micronauts! What are you looking forward to today? Or, for our …

2018-09-21: Good morning, Micronauts! What are you looking forward to today? Or, for our …

2018-09-21: Currently reading: Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi 📚

2018-09-21: Currently reading: Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi 📚

2018-09-20: I was driving behind a convertible with a dog in the passenger seat: ears all a-flap, sun-warmed …

2018-09-20: I was driving behind a convertible with a dog in the passenger seat: ears all a-flap, sun-warmed …

2018-09-19: Sweet potato taquitos. I’m rather fond of vegan food that involves a bit of frying.

2018-09-19: Sweet potato taquitos. I’m rather fond of vegan food that involves a bit of frying.

2018-09-16: Here’s the aftermath of yesterday’s virtual meetup for stationery and journaling Micronauts. Only …

2018-09-16: Here’s the aftermath of yesterday’s virtual meetup for stationery and journaling Micronauts. Only …

2018-09-13: Awesome mail day! Look at these beauties from @ilovemesomesharks. 😍

2018-09-13: Awesome mail day! Look at these beauties from @ilovemesomesharks. 😍

2018-09-12: Deeply emotional day offline today, leaving very little time to suss out the new iPhone X, etc. but …

2018-09-12: Deeply emotional day offline today, leaving very little time to suss out the new iPhone X, etc. but …

2018-09-10: I greeted a library patron today with, “How’s your day going?” He responded (politely, but firmly) …

2018-09-10: I greeted a library patron today with, “How’s your day going?” He responded (politely, but firmly) …

2018-09-08: Braised tofu bowls with quinoa, baby broccoli, and shishito peppers.

2018-09-08: Braised tofu bowls with quinoa, baby broccoli, and shishito peppers.

2018-09-03: A belated Micro Monday: @vishae loves lots of things I love, like stationery and fountain pens and …

2018-09-03: A belated Micro Monday: @vishae loves lots of things I love, like stationery and fountain pens and …

2018-09-03: ★ Liked “Technology hasn’t killed public libraries – it’s inspired them to …

2018-09-03: ★ Liked “Technology hasn’t killed public libraries – it’s inspired them to …

2018-09-02: When all else fails, go to the sea. 🌊

2018-09-02: When all else fails, go to the sea. 🌊

2018-08-31: Zen is home from the vet and resting comfortably. She has an infection which we are treating with …

2018-08-31: Zen is home from the vet and resting comfortably. She has an infection which we are treating with …

2018-08-31: Nervously awaiting a call from the vet. 😬 Zen had some symptoms this morning that I could not …

2018-08-31: Nervously awaiting a call from the vet. 😬 Zen had some symptoms this morning that I could not …

2018-08-27: Finally made it to the endgame of Runebound. Dragon time!

2018-08-27: Finally made it to the endgame of Runebound. Dragon time!

2018-08-27: ★ Liked “A neuroscientist explains what tech does to the reading brain - The Verge“ > …

2018-08-27: ★ Liked “A neuroscientist explains what tech does to the reading brain - The Verge“ The …

2018-08-26: Barely made it through a six-day workweek. I’m in desperate need of a proper recharge. But part of …

2018-08-26: Barely made it through a six-day workweek. I’m in desperate need of a proper recharge. But part of …

2018-08-23: Playing with Noodler’s Blue Ghost invisible fountain pen ink, which glows under UV light. Amy …

2018-08-23: Playing with Noodler’s Blue Ghost invisible fountain pen ink, which glows under UV light. Amy …

2018-08-23: Good afternoon, Micronauts! I’m completely failing to respond to mentions this week due to the …

2018-08-23: Good afternoon, Micronauts! I’m completely failing to respond to mentions this week due to the …

2018-08-21: Good evening, Micronauts! Today I attended a training on Lean Government, and learned many things, …

2018-08-21: Good evening, Micronauts! Today I attended a training on Lean Government, and learned many things, …

2018-08-20: Good morning, Micronauts! Today’s Micro.blog magic: “Show all posts and mentions.” I stumble into …

2018-08-20: Good morning, Micronauts! Today’s Micro.blog magic: “Show all posts and mentions.” I stumble into …

2018-08-19: I’m sure that someone has already thought of this, but one potential solution to the …

2018-08-19: I’m sure that someone has already thought of this, but one potential solution to the …

2018-08-19: Good morning, Micronauts! I’m currently writing with J. Herbin 1798 Cornaline d’Égypte ink in my …

2018-08-19: Good morning, Micronauts! I’m currently writing with J. Herbin 1798 Cornaline d’Égypte ink in my …

2018-08-18: Good morning, Micronauts! I hope you are having an excellent day. My cat did not let me sleep in on …

2018-08-18: Good morning, Micronauts! I hope you are having an excellent day. My cat did not let me sleep in on …

2018-08-16: Chez Cygnoir, Summer 2018 I took some snaps of my home in Second Life. How far this virtual world has come since I first …

2018-08-16: Chez Cygnoir, Summer 2018 I took some snaps of my home in Second Life. How far this virtual world has come since I first …

2018-08-16: Back to work after almost a week off. I had missed my coworkers, and it sure is nice being missed. 😊

2018-08-16: Back to work after almost a week off. I had missed my coworkers, and it sure is nice being missed. 😊

2018-08-14: I am thoroughly enjoying the mixture of interesting snippets from friends and serendipitous …

2018-08-14: I am thoroughly enjoying the mixture of interesting snippets from friends and serendipitous …

2018-08-13: Eye-searingly pink flowers spotted in Astoria.

2018-08-13: Eye-searingly pink flowers spotted in Astoria.

2018-08-13: Zen enjoyed the cooler weather in Portland today. She has missed spending time outside.

2018-08-13: Zen enjoyed the cooler weather in Portland today. She has missed spending time outside.

2018-08-12: ★ Liked “Critical Hits in the Classroom“ > Phil McAndrew’s comic explains the …

2018-08-12: ★ Liked “Critical Hits in the Classroom“ Phil McAndrew’s comic explains the …

2018-08-11: Is there a word for the time between ordering the best-sounding thing on the menu and the moment the …

2018-08-11: Is there a word for the time between ordering the best-sounding thing on the menu and the moment the …

2018-08-11: Corresponding.

2018-08-11: Corresponding.

2018-08-10: Hello, six days off in a row. I need you more than I can say. So I’ll sing it! No, no, no, nobody …

2018-08-10: Hello, six days off in a row. I need you more than I can say. So I’ll sing it! No, no, no, nobody …

2018-08-09: 🎙 This episode of the “Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People” podcast is a stark reminder of how …

2018-08-09: 🎙 This episode of the “Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People” podcast is a stark reminder of how …

2018-07-28: The analog joy of a Traveler's Notebook meetup. Today I attended a Traveler’s Notebook meetup at Oblation Papers and Press, Portland’s …

2018-07-15: 📺 Watched Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018). Don’t read any reviews or think-pieces about this. …

2018-07-15: 📺 Watched Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018). Don’t read any reviews or think-pieces about this. …

2018-07-14: This Petrichor candle from Camp Goodroad is the business.

2018-07-14: This Petrichor candle from Camp Goodroad is the business.

2018-07-11: Recently I have been using Pokémon GO to take more walks (read: drag my patient husband around the …

2018-07-11: Recently I have been using Pokémon GO to take more walks (read: drag my patient husband around the …

2018-07-10: My team gave me such a thoughtful gift for my 2nd anniversary of working at the library. I’m …

2018-07-10: My team gave me such a thoughtful gift for my 2nd anniversary of working at the library. I’m …

2018-07-09: Marimo at Pistils Nursery.

2018-07-09: Marimo at Pistils Nursery.

2018-07-05: We viewed Lloyd Reynolds’ journals at Reed College today. 😍

2018-07-05: We viewed Lloyd Reynolds’ journals at Reed College today. 😍

2018-07-05: Hosting a friend who also loves analog journaling has made me realize how important this hobby is to …

2018-07-05: Hosting a friend who also loves analog journaling has made me realize how important this hobby is to …

2018-07-03: Press start. (Bonus 🦑!)

2018-07-03: Press start. (Bonus 🦑!)

2018-07-02: Currently reading: Kangaroo Too by Curtis Chen, ISBN: 9781250081896 📚

2018-07-02: Currently reading: Kangaroo Too by Curtis Chen, ISBN: 9781250081896 📚

2018-07-02: OH outside the library: “Mama, is ‘dead’ jail?” 🤯

2018-07-02: OH outside the library: “Mama, is ‘dead’ jail?” 🤯

2018-06-29: Hooray, Hannu’s latest is here! 📚

2018-06-29: Hooray, Hannu’s latest is here! 📚

2018-06-28: Voyeur. 🌹

2018-06-28: Voyeur. 🌹

2018-06-28: Our wonderful neighbors delivered handmade treats and a green tea latte to me at work today just …

2018-06-28: Our wonderful neighbors delivered handmade treats and a green tea latte to me at work today just …

2018-06-27: Tonight at writing group I wrote 325 words I don’t hate. ✍️

2018-06-27: Tonight at writing group I wrote 325 words I don’t hate. ✍️

2018-06-26: Rough day much improved by grocery-shopping with my beloved. I’m still charmed by the variety …

2018-06-26: Rough day much improved by grocery-shopping with my beloved. I’m still charmed by the variety …

2018-06-25: I drove past a Steven Wright joke on the way to work today: a broken-down tow truck.

2018-06-25: I drove past a Steven Wright joke on the way to work today: a broken-down tow truck.

2018-06-23: Somehow I have gotten myself into the habit of writing in my journal each day… but in three …

2018-06-23: Somehow I have gotten myself into the habit of writing in my journal each day… but in three …

2018-06-21: Sometimes when I hear a song I know, an image of a box filled with items fills my brain. 🎵 Today it …

2018-06-21: Sometimes when I hear a song I know, an image of a box filled with items fills my brain. 🎵 Today it …

2018-06-19: Peony at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

2018-06-19: Peony at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

2018-06-18: All salads should have blueberries. 🥗

2018-06-18: All salads should have blueberries. 🥗

2018-06-17: Hi, Daphne!

2018-06-17: Hi, Daphne!

2018-06-17: Zenny says relax.

2018-06-17: Zenny says relax.

2018-06-17: Hi. 👋 It hasn’t been the greatest week, but I’m still here.

2018-06-17: Hi. 👋 It hasn’t been the greatest week, but I’m still here.

2018-06-08: Pelikan fountain pen fans, don’t forget to sign up for Pelikan Hubs 2018! At the Pelikan Hub …

2018-06-08: Pelikan fountain pen fans, don’t forget to sign up for Pelikan Hubs 2018! At the Pelikan Hub …

2018-06-05: Purple flowers. That’s all I’ve got. iNaturalist isn’t helping. Anyone?

2018-06-05: Purple flowers. That’s all I’ve got. iNaturalist isn’t helping. Anyone?

2018-06-04: Micro Monday: @smokey was one of the first people to make me feel welcome here. Follow for …

2018-06-04: Micro Monday: @smokey was one of the first people to make me feel welcome here. Follow for …

2018-06-04: Not gonna lie: the most exciting WWDC announcement for me today was Waze support in CarPlay coming …

2018-06-04: Not gonna lie: the most exciting WWDC announcement for me today was Waze support in CarPlay coming …

2018-06-03: Moroccan Chicken with Saffron Honey in stages. This recipe takes a while, but the resulting tomato …

2018-06-03: Moroccan Chicken with Saffron Honey in stages. This recipe takes a while, but the resulting tomato …

2018-06-03: My less-than-24-hour experiment in returning to self-hosted WordPress was an unmitigated disaster. I …

2018-06-03: My less-than-24-hour experiment in returning to self-hosted WordPress was an unmitigated disaster. I …

2018-06-02: Fern Kitchen’s Superman Super Veg juice: spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, carrot, beet, …

2018-06-02: Fern Kitchen’s Superman Super Veg juice: spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, carrot, beet, …

2018-06-01: Annual eye exam: healthy eyebulbs! I opted for a slightly weaker prescription so my close-up vision …

2018-06-01: Annual eye exam: healthy eyebulbs! I opted for a slightly weaker prescription so my close-up vision …

2018-05-31: Sometimes my cat lets me hug her.

2018-05-31: Sometimes my cat lets me hug her.

2018-05-31: I accidentally signed myself up to give a presentation to a passel of library directors in a few …

2018-05-31: I accidentally signed myself up to give a presentation to a passel of library directors in a few …

2018-05-30: As the sun rose this morning, I dropped my dear friend off at the airport. He is moving away, back …

2018-05-30: As the sun rose this morning, I dropped my dear friend off at the airport. He is moving away, back …

2018-05-29: Diamine Skull & Roses: my current ink obsession. Thanks, Fountainfeder!

2018-05-29: Diamine Skull & Roses: my current ink obsession. Thanks, Fountainfeder!

2018-05-28: Review: Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and …

2018-05-28: Cashew Soba Noodle Salad. I used rice noodles. Still delicious. #minimalistbaker #vegan

2018-05-28: Cashew Soba Noodle Salad. I used rice noodles. Still delicious. #minimalistbaker #vegan

2018-05-28: Last weekend, I was feeling so overwhelmed and anxious. I spent some time alone and it felt great. …

2018-05-28: Last weekend, I was feeling so overwhelmed and anxious. I spent some time alone and it felt great. …

2018-05-28: Micro Monday: @nat is one of my oldest and dearest friends. Voracious reader, intriguing observer. …

2018-05-28: Micro Monday: @nat is one of my oldest and dearest friends. Voracious reader, intriguing observer. …

2018-05-28: Creamy Golden Milk Smoothie. #minimalistbaker #vegan

2018-05-28: Creamy Golden Milk Smoothie. #minimalistbaker #vegan

2018-05-27: Pizza-stuffed mushrooms, another great recipe from #minimalistbaker.

2018-05-27: Pizza-stuffed mushrooms, another great recipe from #minimalistbaker.

2018-05-26: Ink tests. #nofilter

2018-05-26: Ink tests. #nofilter

2018-05-26: Book lovers, have you devised a book review template for Micro.blog that you wouldn’t mind …

2018-05-26: Book lovers, have you devised a book review template for Micro.blog that you wouldn’t mind …

2018-05-23: Let’s all pretend like we know what’s going on.

2018-05-23: Let’s all pretend like we know what’s going on.

2018-05-21: Smoky BBQ vegan burger recipe from @minimalistbaker. Definite success.

2018-05-21: Smoky BBQ vegan burger recipe from @minimalistbaker. Definite success.

2018-05-20: Zen’s annual checkup went great. She is our miracle girl.

2018-05-20: Zen’s annual checkup went great. She is our miracle girl.

2018-05-20: Sunday morning FaceTime with our godsons and their fantastic parents. 💗

2018-05-20: Sunday morning FaceTime with our godsons and their fantastic parents. 💗

2018-05-19: This week has been challenging on a personal level. The local option levy that would help to fund my …

2018-05-19: This week has been challenging on a personal level. The local option levy that would help to fund my …

2018-05-18: Dappled. #tortitude

2018-05-18: Dappled. #tortitude

2018-05-16: To soothe disappointment, seek wonder.

2018-05-16: To soothe disappointment, seek wonder.

2018-05-12: Spotted in downtown Portland: Drake and Drake.

2018-05-12: Spotted in downtown Portland: Drake and Drake.

2018-05-09: I am feeling better. Or I am feeling less awful. Either way, thank you for reaching out when I …

2018-05-09: I am feeling better. Or I am feeling less awful. Either way, thank you for reaching out when I …

2018-05-05: These are not the ruins of a 17th-century abbey. But I hope you have a friend who will make up a …

2018-05-05: These are not the ruins of a 17th-century abbey. But I hope you have a friend who will make up a …

2018-05-04: I found a baby snake bashing his wee head over and over again on a wall inside the library today. I …

2018-05-04: I found a baby snake bashing his wee head over and over again on a wall inside the library today. I …

2018-05-03: My feed may contain photos of peaceful moments and favorite creatures but my brain is in a whole …

2018-05-03: My feed may contain photos of peaceful moments and favorite creatures but my brain is in a whole …

2018-05-03: Dramatic clematis.

2018-05-03: Dramatic clematis.

2018-04-29: Springtime in Portland means getting smacked in the face with beauty. Sometimes quite literally!

2018-04-29: Springtime in Portland means getting smacked in the face with beauty. Sometimes quite literally!

2018-04-27: Jet-lagged, I muddled through an unexpectedly emotional return to work. Weekend: relief. And sleep. …

2018-04-27: Jet-lagged, I muddled through an unexpectedly emotional return to work. Weekend: relief. And sleep. …

2018-04-25: Zen approves of our return. #home #tortitude

2018-04-25: Zen approves of our return. #home #tortitude

2018-04-25: Missed our connection in Amsterdam due to bad weather, so our way home will be a bit longer than we …

2018-04-25: Missed our connection in Amsterdam due to bad weather, so our way home will be a bit longer than we …

2018-04-24: Farewell, Scotland. I love you. Until next time! 😘🏴

2018-04-24: Farewell, Scotland. I love you. Until next time! 😘🏴

2018-04-23: View from the café. #edinburgh #scotland

2018-04-23: View from the café. #edinburgh #scotland

2018-04-23: I have blisters on the tops of my feet because Edinburgh is a walking town and karaoke is a …

2018-04-23: I have blisters on the tops of my feet because Edinburgh is a walking town and karaoke is a …

2018-04-21: By the Union Canal. #edinburgh #scotland

2018-04-21: By the Union Canal. #edinburgh #scotland

2018-04-20: I missed these two so much. 💕

2018-04-20: I missed these two so much. 💕

2018-04-20: Arrived in Edinburgh yesterday evening. The way we drove in was unfamiliar to me until we passed one …

2018-04-20: Arrived in Edinburgh yesterday evening. The way we drove in was unfamiliar to me until we passed one …

2018-04-19: Daffodils at Threave. #scotland #spring

2018-04-19: Daffodils at Threave. #scotland #spring

2018-04-17: Dinner with Auntie Helen at Ox and Finch in Glasgow. #family #scotland

2018-04-17: Dinner with Auntie Helen at Ox and Finch in Glasgow. #family #scotland

2018-04-14: Not the most attentive member of the crowd today, but certainly the cutest. #cullodenbattlefield

2018-04-14: Not the most attentive member of the crowd today, but certainly the cutest. #cullodenbattlefield

2018-04-13: Scotland: where people have to be reminded not to leave their muskets on the café tables.

2018-04-13: Scotland: where people have to be reminded not to leave their muskets on the café tables.

2018-04-12: We then drove to Inverness, where the weather was confusingly beautiful. Triangle sandwich time!

2018-04-12: We then drove to Inverness, where the weather was confusingly beautiful. Triangle sandwich time!

2018-04-12: While wandering groggily around AMS, I found a library. Of course.

2018-04-12: While wandering groggily around AMS, I found a library. Of course.

2018-04-12: PDX to AMS. I took photos of an airport bathroom and a clock and I blame sleep deprivation.

2018-04-12: PDX to AMS. I took photos of an airport bathroom and a clock and I blame sleep deprivation.

2018-04-09: Today was my last day at the library before we head to Scotland for two weeks! Hard to believe that …

2018-04-09: Today was my last day at the library before we head to Scotland for two weeks! Hard to believe that …

2018-03-29: Library patrons tend to apologize for losing track of the time and not leaving our library promptly …

2018-03-29: Library patrons tend to apologize for losing track of the time and not leaving our library promptly …

2018-03-28: Happy Feeling Bad for Forgetting to Floss Day! 😬 (Biannual dental cleaning went well, otherwise.)

2018-03-28: Happy Feeling Bad for Forgetting to Floss Day! 😬 (Biannual dental cleaning went well, otherwise.)

2018-03-27: Played Runebound last night. I had never played before, but I hear that 3rd edition is quite …

2018-03-27: Played Runebound last night. I had never played before, but I hear that 3rd edition is quite …

2018-03-25: Save the last dance for me.

2018-03-25: Save the last dance for me.

2018-03-25: Tortoiseshell afternoon.

2018-03-25: Tortoiseshell afternoon.

2018-03-22: Taken an hour before the thunderhailstorm. #pnw #spring

2018-03-22: Taken an hour before the thunderhailstorm. #pnw #spring

2018-03-21: When I became a librarian, I had no idea that one day I would help wrangle a lost chicken in a …

2018-03-21: When I became a librarian, I had no idea that one day I would help wrangle a lost chicken in a …

2018-03-19: Reaching into spring.

2018-03-19: Reaching into spring.

2018-03-18: I just bought myself a proper raincoat after I don’t know how many years, so that means it …

2018-03-18: I just bought myself a proper raincoat after I don’t know how many years, so that means it …

2018-03-17: My favorite Portland weather: raining while the sun is shining. ☔️☀️

2018-03-17: My favorite Portland weather: raining while the sun is shining. ☔️☀️

2018-03-12: Last night, I was all geared up to make one of my favorite recipes, Roast Chicken Meffins, and was …

2018-03-12: Last night, I was all geared up to make one of my favorite recipes, Roast Chicken Meffins, and was …

2018-03-10: My beautiful girl in the sunshine today. 😺🌞

2018-03-10: My beautiful girl in the sunshine today. 😺🌞

2018-02-25: This Week: gnomish librarians, birthday celebrations, snow and ice and “what else?” …

2018-02-25: This Week: gnomish librarians, birthday celebrations, snow and ice and “what else?” …

2018-02-25: This Week. This Week was also Birthday Week, which ended up wonderful after a rough start. On Tuesday evening, …

2018-02-25: 📚 Read: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas Enjoyed this near-future American dystopia about reproductive …

2018-02-25: 📚 Read: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas Enjoyed this near-future American dystopia about reproductive …

2018-02-23: Scrabble Typography, 2nd Edition: a marvelous birthday gift from my beloved. Anyone want to play?

2018-02-23: Scrabble Typography, 2nd Edition: a marvelous birthday gift from my beloved. Anyone want to play?

2018-02-21: Snowy morning in Portland! ☃️ There’s no sense in driving this morning so I’m about to …

2018-02-21: Snowy morning in Portland! ☃️ There’s no sense in driving this morning so I’m about to …

2018-02-19: Micro Monday: @kitt shares photos of interesting adventures and also writes candidly about …

2018-02-19: Micro Monday: @kitt shares photos of interesting adventures and also writes candidly about …

2018-02-18: This Week: I write about getting Super! Excited! about stuff that doesn’t pan out. Aw. …

2018-02-18: This Week: I write about getting Super! Excited! about stuff that doesn’t pan out. Aw. …

2018-02-18: This Week. Hey, it’s this week’s This Week! I’m on industrial-grade antibiotics! I …

2018-02-18: 📚 Read: It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort This memoir is …

2018-02-18: 📚 Read: It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort This memoir is …

2018-02-17: Woke up from dreams about a friend I miss so much. Some interactions last year marooned our …

2018-02-17: Woke up from dreams about a friend I miss so much. Some interactions last year marooned our …

2018-02-14: Tonight I spent some quality time with Habitica, reviewing my habits. I finally moved my …

2018-02-14: Tonight I spent some quality time with Habitica, reviewing my habits. I finally moved my …

2018-02-12: My beautiful girl in the sunshine. 💕

2018-02-12: My beautiful girl in the sunshine. 💕

2018-02-10: Turkey chili never disappoints, but the spoon bread was less satisfying than plain old cornbread. 🍲 …

2018-02-10: Turkey chili never disappoints, but the spoon bread was less satisfying than plain old cornbread. 🍲 …

2018-02-08: Minor meltdown tonight after three nights with less than 7 hours of sleep each. OK, I got the hint, …

2018-02-08: Minor meltdown tonight after three nights with less than 7 hours of sleep each. OK, I got the hint, …

2018-02-08: I thoroughly enjoyed rediscovering Mystic Vale tonight, a card-crafting game in the spirit of …

2018-02-08: I thoroughly enjoyed rediscovering Mystic Vale tonight, a card-crafting game in the spirit of …

2018-02-06: Unbelievably excited to be the new subject selector of my library’s science fiction and …

2018-02-06: Unbelievably excited to be the new subject selector of my library’s science fiction and …

2018-02-05: The evening shift was hectic, but look what my coworker gave me! A jigsaw puzzle thriller! With …

2018-02-05: The evening shift was hectic, but look what my coworker gave me! A jigsaw puzzle thriller! With …

2018-02-05: For Micro Monday, I choose @belle, because I read her blog post about setting up a microblog and …

2018-02-05: For Micro Monday, I choose @belle, because I read her blog post about setting up a microblog and …

2018-02-05: Just witnessed an Existential Dilemma: My cat, nearly twenty-one years old, standing in the hallway, …

2018-02-05: Just witnessed an Existential Dilemma: My cat, nearly twenty-one years old, standing in the hallway, …

2018-02-04: Two social engagements this weekend … and I’m sated, not wrung out. Meaningful social …

2018-02-04: Two social engagements this weekend … and I’m sated, not wrung out. Meaningful social …

2018-02-03: Learning how to play Ex Libris, a board game about building magical libraries. Heaven!

2018-02-03: Learning how to play Ex Libris, a board game about building magical libraries. Heaven!

2018-02-02: Successful late-afternoon push to knock out several low-energy tasks. I earned this weekend! Now: …

2018-02-02: Successful late-afternoon push to knock out several low-energy tasks. I earned this weekend! Now: …

2018-02-01: Feeling rough and ragged today.

2018-02-01: Feeling rough and ragged today.

2018-01-31: Finished watching “Parenthood” … oof. I’m ready to watch something light …

2018-01-31: Finished watching “Parenthood” … oof. I’m ready to watch something light …

2018-01-30: After discovering the Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast, I started reading “It’s Okay …

2018-01-30: After discovering the Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast, I started reading “It’s Okay …

2018-01-29: I’m having a charmed day: completed a project I’ve been working on for a year, won a …

2018-01-29: I’m having a charmed day: completed a project I’ve been working on for a year, won a …

2018-01-28: My new favorite flavor combination: maple syrup and Dijon mustard. 🍳

2018-01-28: My new favorite flavor combination: maple syrup and Dijon mustard. 🍳

2018-01-28: Every day, I have the impulse to write something and share it online. Every day, I talk myself out …

2018-01-28: Every day, I have the impulse to write something and share it online. Every day, I talk myself out …

2018-01-25: Hobonichi Techo Weeks in a Traveler’s Notebook. #analog #travelersnotebook #hobonichi …

2018-01-25: Hobonichi Techo Weeks in a Traveler’s Notebook. #analog #travelersnotebook #hobonichi …

2018-01-23: Tonight’s supper wasn’t very photogenic, but last night’s tom kha gai had pretty …

2018-01-23: Tonight’s supper wasn’t very photogenic, but last night’s tom kha gai had pretty …

2018-01-20: Saturday afternoon with a great book: “Vacationland” by @johnhodgman. #amreading

2018-01-20: Saturday afternoon with a great book: “Vacationland” by @johnhodgman. #amreading

2018-01-14: Separation anxiety.

2018-01-14: Separation anxiety.

2018-01-12: #carrotweather made me cackle out loud today.

2018-01-12: #carrotweather made me cackle out loud today.

2018-01-09: She’s a tortie girl in a tortie world. #tortitude #catsofinstagram

2018-01-09: She’s a tortie girl in a tortie world. #tortitude #catsofinstagram

2018-01-05: Sunrise. #latergram

2018-01-05: Sunrise. #latergram

2017-12-31: Hi. #2017bestnine

2017-12-31: Hi. #2017bestnine

2017-12-06: Homesick. Over the past two days I’ve had three different conversations about my life in Scotland. By …

2017-12-05: Bloom off the rose. I don’t mean to eavesdrop on the breakup. My earbuds are in but I’ve woken up with a …

2017-12-05: Encyclopedia Brown and Mister Rogers. About that writing offline I mentioned yesterday … I don’t remember a time when I …

2017-12-03: Postponing nothing. Sometimes when I stroll through the circulation workroom of my library, a book cover catches my eye …

2017-12-03: Not mine anymore. Face-down on the operating table, I’m not yet numb. This part had escaped my meticulous mental …

2017-12-02: Where were you? I hear a piercing cry from somewhere in the house. It’s a small house, but sound carries and …

2017-11-23: Thankful for generosity, both of resources and of spirit. #thanksgiving #pnw

2017-11-23: Thankful for generosity, both of resources and of spirit. #thanksgiving #pnw

2017-11-23: Thanksgiving Day view from Bainbridge Island. #bainbridgeisland #pnw

2017-11-23: Thanksgiving Day view from Bainbridge Island. #bainbridgeisland #pnw

2017-11-10: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Day…6? Sure. #7days

2017-11-10: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Day…6? Sure. #7days

2017-11-02: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people. No explanation. #7days

2017-11-02: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people. No explanation. #7days

2017-11-01: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone every …

2017-11-01: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone every …

2017-10-30: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone every …

2017-10-30: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone every …

2017-10-29: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone every …

2017-10-29: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone every …

2017-10-28: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone every …

2017-10-28: Seven days. Seven B&W photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone every …

2017-09-18: Race Report: 2017 Beat the Blerch 10K Been a while. Let’s see if I remember how to do this! Yesterday, I participated in my first …

2017-08-06: Eclipse fever. I’m so excited about the total solar eclipse on August 21st. I don’t know why I am so excited, but …

2017-08-05: Fragility in fur. [caption id=“attachment_97138” align=“alignnone” …

2017-08-04: In the corner of the bookstore. I love going to Powell’s, especially for the moment when I’ve found a few books and I curl up in a …

2017-06-10: Beyond step counts with Exist I’ve tracked data on my daily life since I was seven years old, fiddling with the tiny …

2017-04-24: If libraries receive more public funds, more people use them. And if governments invest less in its …

2017-04-24: If libraries receive more public funds, more people use them. And if governments invest less in its …

2017-04-13: Ultimately though this goes much deeper than fiscal responsibility and the judicious use of tax …

2017-04-13: Ultimately though this goes much deeper than fiscal responsibility and the judicious use of tax …

2017-03-27: Libraries as a luxury item medium.com/@snowdenb… I asked her, “What do you think people are …

2017-03-27: Libraries as a luxury item medium.com/@snowdenb… I asked her, “What do you think people are …

2017-02-21: Dallas Library Embraces Role As Haven For The Homeless www.npr.org/2017/02/0…

2017-02-21: Dallas Library Embraces Role As Haven For The Homeless www.npr.org/2017/02/0…

2017-01-30: This week. Life That was quite a week, wasn’t it? Someone’s been busy. All I did was go to work, …

2017-01-22: This week. Life If my life could be summed up in one emoji this week, it’d be 💩. I have been on …

2017-01-15: This Week Life So many things were disrupted this week that I don’t know where to start. I’ll …

2017-01-08: This Week Life Hello from the midst of another Portland ice-pocalypse! FunkyPlaid and I have a fire going in …

2017-01-02: KU library workers push inclusion wearing preferred gender pronoun buttons …

2017-01-02: KU library workers push inclusion wearing preferred gender pronoun buttons …

2017-01-01: Day 366 of Project 365: Last snap. As 2016 ends, so does this round of Project 365. I am relieved on both counts, although I will miss …

2016-12-31: Day 365 of Project 365: Penultimate. 2016 had one last stomach bug to throw my way. Earlier this afternoon I was feeling dizzy so I went …

2016-12-30: Day 364 of Project 365: Pine-scented. A tiny tree sits next to a pine-scented candle, and it is drizzling outside. Zen wanders through the …

2016-12-29: Day 363 of Project 365: Turning the page. Tonight I turned the page to peek at 2017. It looks so clean and new from here. I am sure 2016 …

2016-12-27: Day 362 of Project 365: Fireblue. Here is my first Kaweco, a Liliput Fireblue, which is one of the smallest fountain pens – less …

2016-12-26: Day 361 of Project 365: Batgirl. Hopping into my time machine to catch up with some posts from the weekend! Yes, I am wearing a bat …

2016-12-26: Day 360 of Project 365: Happy merry. Hopping into my time machine to catch up with some posts from the weekend! FunkyPlaid and I were …

2016-12-25: Day 359 of Project 365: Gamescape selfie. Hopping into my time machine to catch up with some posts from the weekend! Here's a selfie I took …

2016-12-24: Day 358 of Project 365: Reading by the fire. I’m reading Patricia Highsmith’s “The Price of Salt” and enjoying the new …

2016-12-23: Day 357 of Project 365: Zen's new hiding place. Zen didn’t get up to say goodbye as I was heading to the airport, but that’s okay. She …

2016-12-22: Day 356 of Project 365: Winterbloom. I had lofty goals to come home and get all of my chores done and pack and take a nice hot bath with …

2016-12-21: Day 355 of Project 365: Wrapped up. Gift-giving makes me incredibly anxious. I’m not certain where it comes from, but it is …

2016-12-19: Day 354 of Project 365: Chicken and cornbread in the slow-cooker. My immune system collapsed in the wee hours this morning, when I woke up to a coughing fit and …

2016-12-19: But libraries without librarians are just storerooms. Specialist librarians can make apparently …

2016-12-19: But libraries without librarians are just storerooms. Specialist librarians can make apparently …

2016-12-18: Day 353 of Project 365: Sunday karaoke. Now that I have a car, I sing (badly) all the time, but I was definitely overdue for some fun …

2016-12-17: Day 352 of Project 365: Live-snarking rom-coms. Some friends of mine get together regularly to watch romantic comedies and good-naturedly snark …

2016-12-16: Day 351 of Project 365: Forward. After a wearying week of winter weather, bouts of insomnia, and seasonal ennui, I found myself on …

2016-12-15: Day 350 of Project 365: Box of Christmas cheer. A beautiful box of Christmas cheer from my dad and stepmom was waiting for me when I arrived home. …

2016-12-15: Day 349 of Project 365: Twelve miles in five hours. Here’s how my evening commute went today: 15:15: I decide to stick around past quitting time …

2016-12-13: Day 348 of Project 365: Picnic advent. Each year my mom sends a thoughtful and creative advent calendar around a theme of her own devising. …

2016-12-13: Day 347 of Project 365: Boxed in. Box: check. Crinkly paper: check. Proximity to me: check. Yep, Zen’s happy. Writing from: my …

2016-12-12: Day 346 of Project 365: Silent night. The seasons are changing in Second Life! Here is a glimpse of my wee home all ready for the winter …

2016-12-11: Day 345 of Project 365: Trapped. Today was a mess in Portland, downed power lines everywhere, huge branches from trees in the middle …

2016-12-09: Day 344 of Project 365: Ice capades. Freezing rain continued to fall overnight, and I couldn’t get my car defrosted enough to drive …

2016-12-08: Day 343 of Project 365: Snow day. I survived! It was a bit painful waking up at a terribly early time this morning just to catch the …

2016-12-07: Day 342 of Project 365: First frost.  It was quite frosty this morning, and an ice storm is headed our way tonight. Wish me luck getting …

2016-12-06: Day 341 of Project 365: Naptastic. Zen can be a great cuddler when she wants to be. Luckily tonight was one of those nights, and we …

2016-12-05: Day 340 of Project 365: Act of kindness. A lovely volunteer was giving out these handmade bookmarks at work today. Right on. Writing from: my …

2016-12-04: Day 339 of Project 365: Printing practice. A friend asked if I would write some lines of poetry in Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku fountain pen ink …

2016-12-04: Day 338 of Project 365: Color therapy. I like everything about this loud orange scarf, especially on a lonely grey day like today. Writing …

2016-12-03: Day 337 of Project 365: Putty planet. I’ve been a grownup all week. Now it’s time to hang out in my jim-jams and play with …

2016-12-01: Day 336 of Project 365: Space-age future food. I used a coupon for a fancy space-age future food delivery service and a box was waiting for me when …

2016-12-01: Day 335 of Project 365: American breakfast. I got a little more sleep last night but still not enough to fully replenish my depleted reserves of …

2016-11-29: Day 334 of Project 365: Refilling the tank. Some people unwind after a long workday with a martini. I refill fountain pens. Writing from: my …

2016-11-29: Day 333 of Project 365: New friend. Operation: Make Zen Happier is in full effect. This was taken a moment before Zen pounced like a …

2016-11-27: Days 327-332 of Project 365: Thanksgiving and aftermath. Zen won’t let me sleep for more than three hours at a time, so this Project 365 catch-up will …

2016-11-21: Day 326 of Project 365: Books and tea. Thank goodness for the sanity that books and tea provide. Writing from: my study in Portland, …

2016-11-20: Day 325 of Project 365: Heat therapy. Zen needs a heated mat and a portable radiator these days. She was born in Alabama and anything …

2016-11-19: Day 324 of Project 365: Lonesome swan. We spied this lonesome swan floating in a shop window downtown. But I refuse to be a lonesome swan …

2016-11-19: Day 323 of Project 365: School's out. FunkyPlaid and I are going on all the dates before he leaves. Tonight we had a late dinner at …

2016-11-17: Day 322 of Project 365: Victorian gloom. Whew, day four of my six-day workweek is done! This one has been a bit rough. I’ve had to ask …

2016-11-16: Day 321 of Project 365: It's beginning to look a lot like ... FunkyPlaid and I got to see some Christmas decorations together after all. Writing from: my study in …

2016-11-15: Day 320 of Project 365: The room where it happens. Tonight V and I went to see Leslie Odom, Jr. at the Newmark. It was exactly what I needed. He was …

2016-11-15: Day 319 of Project 365: Robot guardian. I didn’t get enough sleep last night and as a result I made a minor mistake at work that …

2016-11-13: Day 318 of Project 365: Feline royalty. FunkyPlaid and I are facing another holiday season apart, due to store business, so we took …

2016-11-13: Day 317 of Project 365: No bull. Today I am grateful for a night out with FunkyPlaid and dear friends seeing a really good film …

2016-11-11: Day 316 of Project 365: Years for the first day. FunkyPlaid and I took a nice long walk in Ladd’s Addition this afternoon. I always feel better …

2016-11-10: Day 315 of Project 365: Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. I’m thankful that this is a shorter workweek. It has been a difficult one to be in public …

2016-11-09: Day 314 of Project 365: The day after. Today I woke up feeling hungover, even though I hadn’t had a thing to drink last night. …

2016-11-08: Day 313 of Project 365: Election night palate-cleanser. Zen wants to cuddle. Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: ugh. Just ugh.

2016-11-07: Day 312 of Project 365: Study time. My first day commuting in the new car was in turns exhilarating and frustrating. I loved sleeping in …

2016-11-06: Day 311 of Project 365: Unnamed. I had a fantastic day with friends and somehow neglected to take any photos of anything. Wow, am I …

2016-11-05: Day 310 of Project 365: A brand new Soul. A few times (more than a few, the peanut gallery asserts) I’ve mentioned the hefty commute …

2016-11-04: Day 309 of Project 365: Worse things happen at sea. I was thumbing through this fun book my dad sent called “Let’s Bring Back: The Lost …

2016-11-03: Day 308 of Project 365: Secret duck. I just finished the second of three evening shifts in a row and feeling run-down. How quickly I …

2016-11-02: Day 307 of Project 365: Good as we're going to get. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series! Somehow this “Westworld” quote seemed …

2016-11-01: Day 306 of Project 365: Reach for me. Zen was sitting so prettily that I tried to take her photo. At the last second, she reached for me. …

2016-11-01: 2016: The Year Open Access Broke? acrl.ala.org/techconne…

2016-11-01: 2016: The Year Open Access Broke? acrl.ala.org/techconne…

2016-10-31: Day 305 of Project 365: Trick or treaters. FunkyPlaid and I could not get over the novelty of handing out Halloween candy to all the …

2016-10-30: Day 304 of Project 365: De Atramentis Charles Dickens. The weekend is nearly over, so it must be time to play with some ink. De Atramentis Charles Dickens …

2016-10-29: Day 303 of Project 365: Oak leaves. FunkyPlaid and I, each with our own ailments, managed to shamble around the neighborhood together …

2016-10-28: Day 302 of Project 365: Spider legs. Today at work there was a costume parade for the wee ones. My face hurt from smiling so much at all …

2016-10-27: Day 301 of Project 365: Briny depths. Vegan mac and cheese isn’t my favorite, but it’s a little better with a color-changing …

2016-10-26: Day 300 of Project 365: Iron and lace. I wanted to commemorate the 300-day mark of this project with a special photo. It’s been …

2016-10-25: Day 299 of Project 365: Tea without sugar. I’ve introduced FunkyPlaid to “Detectorists” and I’m enjoying it even more …

2016-10-24: Day 298 of Project 365: Streets of gold. I dozed off on the bus and woke up to glimpse a huge rainbow in the eastern sky. The color of the …

2016-10-23: Day 297 of Project 365: Pumpkin spice roller-coaster. First the up: pumpkin spice cream cheese is surprisingly delicious. Then the down: I had a hankering …

2016-10-22: Day 296 of Project 365: Cheechaw the spider. This is Cheechaw, our house spider. She sits serenely above us all and eats all of the nasty bugs …

2016-10-21: Day 295 of Project 365: Today's smile. Today’s smile started when I picked FunkyPlaid up from the airport this morning and it …

2016-10-20: Day 294 of Project 365: Unicorns and villains. After a long, exhausting day, I was delighted to return home to fun things in the post. This wee …

2016-10-19: Day 293 of Project 365: This nasty woman votes. I largely avoid discussing politics here. It’s a conscious choice to keep this space clear of …

2016-10-18: Day 292 of Project 365: Bookish surprise. I won a Goodreads giveaway for Connie Willis’ new novel, “Crosstalk”. Can’t …

2016-10-17: Day 291 of Project 365: Boss's Day. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as Boss’s Day, but one of my direct reports …

2016-10-16: Day 290 of Project 365: Toasty. FunkyPlaid and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary today, or we would have done if we …

2016-10-15: Day 289 of Project 365: Storm buddies. Zen was very brave during the worst of the storm today, valiantly demanding food and attention in …

2016-10-14: Day 288 of Project 365: Storm weekend reading list. I love it when my library requests come in on a Friday, especially this Friday with the threat of …

2016-10-13: Day 287 of Project 365: Storm prep. We’ve got a big storm headed our way. I was quite innocent about all of this today but my …

2016-10-12: Day 286 of Project 365: Bedtime cuppa. I worked the late shift tonight, so I drove FunkyPlaid’s swank car to and fro, which cut my …

2016-10-11: Day 285 of Project 365: Brains, compulsions, and public transit. About ten years ago, my life wasn’t going so well. I had a job and a flat and a car and …

2016-10-10: Day 284 of Project 365: Leaves afire. En route to the bus, I snapped a quick photo of some of our lovely autumn foliage. Writing from: my …

2016-10-09: Day 283 of Project 365: Slow-cooker curry. This slow-cooker Thai curry recipe turned out great. Now I have lunches for half the week, too. …

2016-10-08: Day 282 of Project 365: Reading old drafts. Today’s big task was to reboot my writing routine, so I downloaded Scrivener for iOS and …

2016-10-07: Day 281 of Project 365: Cat pictures, please. I’ll be hiding inside for a few days while I recuperate from the cold that finally won. Zen is …

2016-10-06: Day 280 of Project 365: Bus daze. This morning began with a packed bus, unusual for my bus stop and for the time of day. The trip got …

2016-10-05: Day 279 of Project 365: Moss and bark. Today’s photo is a bit abstract, since I wasn’t willing to risk dunking my phone (or my …

2016-10-04: Day 278 of Project 365: Portland or Scotland? The weather today has been blustery in between light bouts of rain, and I am missing Scotland …

2016-10-03: Day 277 of Project 365: Journal flourishes. I’m experimenting with some additions to my Bullet Journal, some functional and some just for …

2016-10-02: Day 276 of Project 365: Sunday cooking. Today I made vegetarian mole chili, cornbread, and raw chocolate chip cookie dough bites. Tonight I …

2016-10-01: Day 275 of Project 365: Radiator time. It’s autumn, all right. Everyone in this house is feeling sick and/or chilly, and Zen has …

2016-09-30: Day 274 of Project 365: Morning dew. I am so grateful to Past-Cygnoir for taking a photo early this morning so Present-Cygnoir …

2016-09-29: Day 273 of Project 365: Pollo Norte. Shortly after FunkyPlaid and I moved to Portland, our dear friends C and R introduced us to the …

2016-09-28: Day 272 of Project 365: Autumn in Second Life. I love autumn in all realities, but until virtual reality can deliver the faintly sweet smell of …

2016-09-27: Day 271 of Project 365: Book Darts. As part of an ongoing attempt to wrangle my ever-growing task list, I have been searching for a …

2016-09-26: Days 267-270 of Project 365: Belated images and borrowed words. “Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud …

2016-09-22: Day 266 of Project 365: Guest room. Tomorrow a dear friend arrives for a weekend visit and I am so excited! My study is also the …

2016-09-21: Day 265 of Project 365: Pumpkin spice everything. It’s the most wonderful time of the year: pumpkin spice time! Writing from: my study in …

2016-09-20: Day 264 of Project 365: Pithy title. Nope, not even that. FunkyPlaid and I finished watching the first season of ”Stranger …

2016-09-19: Day 263 of Project 365: Stormy grey. I’m embracing the season-appropriate inks today. J. Herbin’s Stormy Grey – their …

2016-09-18: Day 262 of Project 365: Autumn's arrival. My favorite podcast, which I know I have mentioned here before, is Judge John Hodgman. In September …

2016-09-17: Day 261 of Project 365: Currently reading. I suppose it was due to happen: I had a low-health day today, and spent part of it resting and …

2016-09-16: Day 260 of Project 365: Day off. Zen is teaching me how to relish my three-day weekend. She is really good at recharging. Writing …

2016-09-15: Days 253-259 of Project 365: Myriad mundanities. Sometimes you sit at home in a world that only exists in a collective imagination. (Credits below.) …

2016-09-08: Day 252 of Project 365: Analog vs. digital. I love my notebook, but on days like today I worry that my analog to-do list isn’t capable of …

2016-09-07: Day 251 of Project 365: Stranger Things. FunkyPlaid and I watched the first two episodes of “Stranger Things” tonight. It is …

2016-09-06: Day 250 of Project 365: Me and my alien. Nearly twenty years ago she crash-landed on Earth. I couldn’t pronounce her alien name but …

2016-09-05: Day 249 of Project 365: Mystic Vale. FunkyPlaid and I hosted our friends C & R for a wee Labor Day cookout. After we ate lots of …

2016-09-04: Day 248 of Project 365: Bittersweet nightshade. Work today was rather instructive: I researched a plant that grows outside the library which turned …

2016-09-03: Day 247 of Project 365: Missing Scotland. The heatwave dissipated quickly, leaving behind the merest hint of autumn in the air. A few rainy …

2016-09-02: Day 246 of Project 365: Freedom of choice. FunkyPlaid spotted this at Fred Meyer tonight. And it’s Pumpkin Spice Latte season. Ah, …

2016-09-01: Day 245 of Project 365: Hand-lettering. I managed a little hand-lettering practice before bed tonight. Cristina Vanko’s …

2016-08-31: Day 244 of Project 365: Firebow. Spotted at dinner tonight: a rainbow in a fiery dusk. Portland will soon sink into the long, dark …

2016-08-30: Day 243 of Project 365: Type B. Books on management and productivity tend to leave me cold, but so far I am enjoying Victor …

2016-08-29: Day 242 of Project 365: Belated summer equipment. Just in time for this heatwave to end, I bought new sandals. Points for trying? I haven’t worn …

2016-08-28: Day 241 of Project 365: Time is on my side. Lately I’ve been struggling with time management. At work, there rarely seems to be enough …

2016-08-27: Day 240 of Project 365: Pet names. Like many pet owners, I have a million nicknames for my cat. I have so many nicknames for Zen that I …

2016-08-26: Day 239 of Project 365: Drink lots of fluids. I accidentally ingested gluten today from a restaurant that FunkyPlaid and I really like that has …

2016-08-25: Day 238 of Project 365: Gingerly, gracefully. Ginger isn’t as pliable, as needy as Zen is. Although Ginger must walk like other cats from …

2016-08-24: Day 237 of Project 365: Burnside Bridge. An extra-long but thoroughly rewarding day at work ended with an impromptu dinner date with …

2016-08-23: Day 236 of Project 365: Origami practice. Sometimes all I have time for is a few folds of origami practice. Tonight I was attempting a complex …

2016-08-22: Day 235 of Project 365: Cat o'clock. It’s always cat o’clock when I get home from work. Writing from: my study. Listening to: …

2016-08-21: Day 234 of Project 365: Cornbread Café. Sometimes the Internet pacifies my laziness in a great way. FunkyPlaid and I were hunger-yawning by …

2016-08-20: Day 233 of Project 365: Yachats. We escaped the oppressive heat in Portland for a brief coastal sojourn with friends in Florence, …

2016-08-19: Day 232 of Project 365: World Photo Day. Happy World Photo Day! I’m celebrating by noodling around a bit with dried hydrangea flowers …

2016-08-18: Day 231 of Project 365: Notebook time. Every Thursday, I share a productivity tip with my work team. Today I shared the Bullet Journal …

2016-08-17: Day 230 of Project 365: Unprepared. We’re due for a serious heatwave: ... Excessive heat warning in effect from 2 PM Thursday to 9 …

2016-08-16: Day 229 of Project 365: Birdbath heaven. I know where the broken-hearted and unloved birdbaths go. They congregate in one spot in Portland, …

2016-08-15: Day 228 of Project 365: Grapes before and after. Tonight after a frenetic day at work I sat in the waning sunshine and toasted our grapevines. …

2016-08-14: Day 227 of Project 365: Step goals. I’ll say one thing for a long transit commute and a mildly strenuous job: I hit my daily step …

2016-08-13: Day 226 of Project 365: Ginger the Cat. Today FunkyPlaid and I hung out with Ginger the Cat, keeping her company while also keeping cool …

2016-08-12: Day 225 of Project 365: A very American thing. I have a few things to say about today’s photo. First of all, had I been on the Duck Tape® …

2016-08-11: Day 224 of Project 365: Licensed. This morning I passed my drive test and I am once again a licensed driver! I would write something …

2016-08-10: Day 223 of Project 365: Purple tomatoes. The purple tomatoes in Courtney’s garden look like Christmas tree ornaments to me. Writing …

2016-08-09: Day 222 of Project 365: Gathering storm. When I left work today, I felt like the sky looked. Writing from: my study. Listening to: …

2016-08-08: Day 221 of Project 365: Fools begone! It’s always a good day when there is a package from Mako in the post, not least because of the …

2016-08-07: Day 220 of Project 365: Gluten-free treats. I’m feeling a bit ill tonight after a run of generally good health days. I sometimes forget …

2016-08-06: Day 219 of Project 365: Trash or treasure. Yard sales confuse the hell out of me. I’m incredibly nosy so I like looking at other …

2016-08-05: Day 218 of Project 365: Good-bye oppression. Kinda heavy for a fortune from a fortune cookie I didn’t even get to eat. Writing from: my …

2016-08-04: Day 217 of Project 365: Back in his arms. Remember when Zen kept waking me up at ridiculous hours with her yowling? FunkyPlaid comes home, and …

2016-08-03: Day 216 of Project 365: The healing power of karaoke. There is nothing I do not love about karaoke, even if I haven’t really found the one song I …

2016-08-02: Day 215 of Project 365: Giants and forests. Every few months I do that thing where I attempt to restrict myself to reading only one book at a …

2016-08-01: Day 214 of Project 365: Om to the nom. This is the lower two-thirds of my friend Hawk’s face right before we ate all this food at …

2016-07-31: Day 213 of Project 365: Tea time. Look, I left the house today. I didn’t want to do it (not true) but I did it (true). It was …

2016-07-30: Day 212 of Project 365: Squirrel patrol. A squirrel launched itself at the side of our house today. Twice. It made the sound of a …

2016-07-29: Day 211 of Project 365: Kitty snuggles. Sometimes when Zen wakes me up seven minutes before my alarm goes off, I forget. I forget this …

2016-07-28: Day 210 of Project 365: Hot dusk. I wore my lightest summer clothing that was still appropriate for work today and it was still …

2016-07-27: Day 209 of Project 365: Bus gifts. I think the bus heard me talking smack about it yesterday. This morning it left me hazelnut …

2016-07-26: Day 208 of Project 365: TriMet madness. I spend a lot of time on the TriMet bus. So much time, in fact, that I’m a little smug about …

2016-07-25: Days 189-207 of Project 365: Sleep deprivation. It’s funny, the halfway brain that sprouts from sleep deprivation. I wake up at 05:30 but …

2016-07-06: Day 188 of Project 365: Where the sidewalk ends. FunkyPlaid and I just got home from seeing Alice in Chains at the Schnitz, so I am a bit tired from …

2016-07-05: Day 187 of Project 365: One big garden. I did a foolish thing today: I ate a granola bar that had a gluten-containing ingredient I did not …

2016-07-04: Day 186 of Project 365: Breakfast club. When my alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. I have a hard time remembering what my name is, let alone …

2016-07-03: Day 185 of Project 365: Zen's July. This cat is nineteen years old and she knows exactly how she wants to spend the rest of her life: …

2016-07-02: Days 176-184 of Project 365: June and on and on. Howdy, strangers! I forgot (again) how quickly these pile up when I run out of energy before I can …

2016-06-23: Day 175 of Project 365: SunBasket magic. Despite this being the least appealing food photograph I’ve ever taken, I was highly impressed …

2016-06-22: Day 174 of Project 365: Walkability. I enjoy unwinding from an intense day filled with “how do I do this thing that I normally know …

2016-06-21: Day 173 of Project 365: You spin me. Tonight I took the WES commuter rail to the MAX light rail home. And then FunkyPlaid and I went out …

2016-06-20: Day 172 of Project 365: By the lights. There are pretty lights in the corner of FunkyPlaid’s study. I haven’t really decorated …

2016-06-19: Day 171 of Project 365: Carpe rosa. I didn’t get to much of what I had planned for the weekend, but that’s okay. I’m …

2016-06-18: Day 170 of Project 365: A word. “A word after a word after a word is power.” ― Margaret Atwood Ink: green from a sample …

2016-06-17: Day 169 of Project 365: Sweet reward. It has been a great first week of my new job. And now I shall sleep for many hours in a row. But …

2016-06-16: Day 168 of Project 365: Arrival. Hello, beauty. We’ve been waiting for you. [caption id=“attachment_93705” …

2016-06-15: Day 167 of Project 365: Please do not feed. So I spotted this sign on my new commute today. Aren’t nutria basically Rodents of Unusual …

2016-06-14: Day 166 of Project 365: Handbag of Holding. Despite this being a Deluxe Handbag of Holding, I pushed it past capacity today. I’m still …

2016-06-13: Day 165 of Project 365: First day frenzy. The first day of a new job is always hectic, and today was no exception. I’m less than an hour …

2016-06-12: Day 164 of Project 365: In the face of hate. Here are two signs I saw in our neighborhood tonight. I don’t need to add anything else. …

2016-06-11: Day 163 of Project 365: Zen's weather. If the weather is warm, Zen likes to sit outside near or in the sunshine. If the weather is not …

2016-06-10: Day 162 of Project 365: Rose show at the mall. Just when I think Portland can’t get any rosier, FunkyPlaid and I discover a rose show at the …

2016-06-09: Day 161 of Project 365: Stretching time. When we arrived at the airport this evening to drop my mom off, the check-in desk was closed. Since …

2016-06-08: Day 160 of Project 365: Shelfie time. We visited my new workplace today and I took a shelfie featuring one of my favorite authors. …

2016-06-07: Day 159 of Project 365: Slow like a bunny. FunkyPlaid and I took my mom to Edgefield today, where she and I received hour-long massages at …

2016-06-06: Day 158 of Project 365: Back to work. Now that it is official, I can break the news: I got a job! Next Monday I’ll join a local …

2016-06-05: Day 157 of Project 365: New old pens. My mom brought me a couple of old fountain pens that she found in her rummage sale and antique shop …

2016-06-04: Day 156 of Project 365: Herb garden.  Today’s 100-degree heat today did not foil our plans to plant our herb garden. I am hopeful …

2016-06-03: Day 155 of Project 365: Rose City redux.  Someday I will get tired of posting pictures of roses in Portland.  Today is not that …

2016-06-02: Day 154 of Project 365: PDX pickup.  Through the magic of mobile phones, I am posting this as I wait to meet my mom at PDX! Sorry for the …

2016-06-01: Day 153 of Project 365: Caramelized. Tonight I made salmon with an almond-meal crust topped with caramelized onions. (O, aroma of …

2016-05-31: Days 140-152 of Project 365: Spring chaos. Hello again, patient Project 365 friends! The end of May zipped so quickly that I fell far behind …

2016-05-21: Sharp Dressed, Well Read: This Philly Library Lets Job Hunters Borrow Ties …

2016-05-21: Sharp Dressed, Well Read: This Philly Library Lets Job Hunters Borrow Ties …

2016-05-21: nevver: die Bibliothek, André Chiote

2016-05-21: nevver: die Bibliothek, André Chiote

2016-05-18: Day 139 of Project 365: Arepa plus. FunkyPlaid and I feasted on arepas plus a whole passel of other great food at Teote tonight. Oddly …

2016-05-17: Day 138 of Project 365: On my shelf. Books, books, books. Sometimes I get so excited about my currently-reading shelf that I have to …

2016-05-16: Day 137 of Project 365: Let there be Zen. Today FunkyPlaid and I ran some much-needed errands. Although we were slower and sneezier than is …

2016-05-15: Day 136 of Project 365: Tots! Portland loves tater tots. I, too, love tater tots, but am also trying to limit my white starch …

2016-05-14: Day 135 of Project 365: My shot. This nasty little cold is all-consuming so all I’ve got today is doodling of a line from the …

2016-05-13: Day 134 of Project 365: Four-list method.  Time to refocus on my health, now that the parental visit is over and I managed to catch a cold. I …

2016-05-12: Day 133 of Project 365: Rose City. Today’s photo is yet another beautiful specimen from Rose City, which is certainly living up …

2016-05-11: Days 128-132 of Project 365: Gorge, goats, and more. [gallery ids=“93326,93324,93323,93322,93325” type=“square”] During my dad …

2016-05-06: Day 127 of Project 365: On the front porch. As the dusk bugs swarmed our bare necks, we ate pizza and salad on the front porch. The conversation …

2016-05-05: Day 126 of Project 365: Knot bad. Today I finished blocking my Sol Dégradé Bias scarf. All I see are flaws when I review my knitting …

2016-05-04: Day 125 of Project 365: Dianthus. Our backyard is quite photogenic in springtime. Here is a bloom from one of our dianthus plants. I …

2016-05-03: Day 124 of Project 365: Maybe bee? This insect crawled around on the deck long enough for me to run back inside and grab my dSLR and …

2016-05-03: The Capacity To Endure | Sustainability lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/05/o…

2016-05-03: The Capacity To Endure | Sustainability lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/05/o…

2016-05-02: Day 123 of Project 365: Errands on foot. I know it isn’t the most efficient method, but I love running errands on foot. Today my …

2016-05-01: Day 122 of Project 365: Tagging woes. Sometimes when I am practicing calligraphy or just writing in my journal, I make a mistake and then …

2016-04-30: Day 121 of Project 365: Purple velvet. I dusted off my dSLR camera and macro lens this evening. I’m very rusty but this petunia in …

2016-04-29: Day 120 of Project 365: Home cooking. Tonight I finally made dinner in our new kitchen! It’s smaller than our last one, but no less …

2016-04-28: Day 119 of Project 365: Zelfie. Bet you didn’t know that cats take selfies. Zen was going for the “standing alone in a …

2016-04-27: Day 118 of Project 365: Scarf-like scarf. The scarf I am knitting is turning into a scarf! I am always slightly shocked when this happens, …

2016-04-26: Day 117 of Project 365: Chalk swan. Today a shark sent me a swan! It’s a chalkboard, so it’s lovely and functional. I …

2016-04-25: Day 116 of Project 365: Upstairs downstairs. Zen now descends the stairs in the mornings without cajoling or liberal applications of cat treats. …

2016-04-24: Day 115 of Project 365: Food park. Alberto introduced me to Rose City Food Park today, and I was not disappointed. There are many …

2016-04-23: Day 114 of Project 365: Extraordinary adventures. We are in the midst of unpacking All the Things, which sometimes results in delightful finds like …

2016-04-22: Day 113 of Project 365: Tenacity. I am going to avoid wringing my hands over the celebrity bloodbath that 2016 has been so far and …

2016-04-21: Day 112 of Project 365: Turning purple. And just like that, my scarf turned purple. twitter.com/cygnoir/s… Writing from: my makeshift …

2016-04-20: Day 111 of Project 365: Storm brewing. Though it is often on my mind, I haven’t written much about the transition from expat in …

2016-04-19: Day 110 of Project 365: Fairies in our midst. FunkyPlaid and I took a leisurely wander in our new neighborhood at dusk and spotted this fairy door …

2016-04-19: Lazarus Project Brings Damaged Texts Back to Life lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/04/t…

2016-04-19: Lazarus Project Brings Damaged Texts Back to Life lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/04/t…

2016-04-18: Day 109 of Project 365: Zen's nightly migration. After we moved to Portland, Zen started waking us up very early in the morning by sitting at the …

2016-04-18: The books Americans want removed from libraries www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts… …

2016-04-18: The books Americans want removed from libraries www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts… …

2016-04-17: Day 108 of Project 365: Wahclella Falls. Today FunkyPlaid and I got out of Portland for a bit and hiked to Wahclella Falls with Courtney and …

2016-04-16: Day 107 of Project 365: Marigolds. We planted marigolds in the front yard today. Marigolds remind me of my nonna, and this photo …

2016-04-15: Day 106 of Project 365: On the bias. I started knitting a scarf last night. It’s nothing fancy, just a one-skein free pattern from …

2016-04-14: Day 105 of Project 365: Rainbow. [caption id=“attachment_92904” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-04-13: Day 104 of Project 365: Hang on tightly, let go lightly. We all have those days. You know the kind. The emotional hits start and they keep on coming. …

2016-04-12: Day 103 of Project 365: City of Books. After running errands downtown, FunkyPlaid and I went to Powell’s City of Books simply because …

2016-04-11: Day 102 of Project 365: The Gregory. While wandering around in the Pearl District tonight, I took a photo of this building so I can …

2016-04-10: Day 101 of Project 365: Trying to define yourself. We had a thought-provoking discussion with friends over dinner tonight. During a lull in the …

2016-04-09: Day 100 of Project 365: Rose City. Our back yard is starting to look very springy indeed! Here is a new addition, a Winsome miniature …

2016-04-08: Day 99 of Project 365: At the post office. The woman in line in front of me at the post office told me that she couldn’t put the Ray …

2016-04-07: Day 98 of Project 365: Over eighty. It was well over eighty degrees in Portland today. Also over eighty? Zen! According to this chart, …

2016-04-06: Day 97 of Project 365: Nesting and planting. The possessions we shipped from Scotland in January are in the country but not yet in our new home. …

2016-04-05: Day 96 of Project 365: Public art. On today’s walk I spied this mural, which was painted by Rather Severe as part of …

2016-04-04: Day 95 of Project 365: Dear Diary. For years, a grid-ruled Moleskine notebook was my diary tool of choice. Most of them are pictured …

2016-04-03: Day 94 of Project 365: Sun selfie. My new favorite Sunday activity: reading a book in the spring sunshine of our backyard. Writing …

2016-04-02: Day 93 of Project 365: Pambiche. FunkyPlaid is home! We enjoyed a late dinner at Pambiche, a Cuban restaurant in our neighborhood. I …

2016-04-01: Day 92 of Project 365: Meditation center. Today I ran some more errands on foot and tried to build my mental map without using my phone. On my …

2016-03-31: Day 91 of Project 365: Stepping up. After weeks of not getting enough exercise, I walked over 16,000 steps today. It felt great. …

2016-03-30: Day 90 of Project 365: Spring flowers. This afternoon, Zen and I took advantage of the gorgeous spring weather in Portland and lounged on …

2016-03-29: Days 83-89 of Project 365: Acclimating. Relocating chews up time and spits out bewilderment. How did a week go by without a Project 365 …

2016-03-22: Day 82 of Project 365: Apostrophe cat. Zen, like most cats, is a mercurial being. As she approaches her nineteenth birthday, she is often …

2016-03-21: Day 81 of Project 365: Two sunsets. I adore Noodler’s Apache Sunset. Orange ink isn’t usually my thing but today’s …

2016-03-20: Day 80 of Project 365: Mini-Me. Sometime last year, I dreamed that my Midori Traveler’s Notebook suddenly hatched a smaller …

2016-03-19: Days 69-79 of Project 365: Massive catch-up. No, I have not forgotten about my Project 365! But to prevent spamming your feeds, I have done one …

2016-03-08: Day 68 of Project 365: Stealthy Jack. Jack really, really wants to be friends with Zen. Today when I returned to the room after taking a …

2016-03-07: Day 67 of Project 365: Noodler's Apache Sunset. It was a long, dark time with only one bottle of ink, but I now have another one that brightens …

2016-03-07: Day 66 of Project 365: 7 Courses of Beef.   [caption id=“attachment_92310” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-03-05: Day 65 of Project 365: Notebook bits and bobs. [caption id=“attachment_92230” align=“alignnone” …

2016-03-05: Day 64 of Project 365: Friday girl. [caption id=“attachment_92206” align=“alignnone” …

2016-03-04: Day 63 of Project 365: SFlickr. Say what you will about how San Francisco has changed. Tell me that I can’t go home again. …

2016-03-02: Day 62 of Project 365: Storage. [caption id=“attachment_92193” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-03-01: Day 61 of Project 365: My furry heart. While we were away, I missed Zen so much. She missed me too but I think the sunshine, copious …

2016-03-01: Day 60 of Project 365: There and back again. Today we made the long drive back to the Bay Area. Well, FunkyPlaid made the drive while I napped, …

2016-02-29: Day 59 of Project 365: We are all winners. We watched the Academy Awards tonight. I’m looking forward to seeing “Spotlight” …

2016-02-28: Day 58 of Project 365: Springing. After clearing the hurdle of finding a place to live, our Saturday was blissful. We signed the lease …

2016-02-27: Day 57 of Project 365: Welcome home. FunkyPlaid and I found a place to live! But not just any place to live: a lovely home in a great …

2016-02-26: Day 56 of Project 365: Wishing and hoping. Our days are filled with wishes and hopes. “I hope we get that place.” “I wish I …

2016-02-25: Day 55 of Project 365: Learning to navigate. FunkyPlaid and I have been driving around a lot over the past few days, looking for a place to call …

2016-02-24: Day 54 of Project 365: Birthday treats. Right now I am so sated that I am having a difficult time coming up with something to write. We just …

2016-02-22: Day 53 of Project 365: Art-o-mat. [caption id=“attachment_92095” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-02-22: Day 52 of Project 365: One inside the other. [caption id=“attachment_92090” align=“align center” …

2016-02-21: Day 51 of Project 365: The Belmont Goats. [caption id=“attachment_92084” align=“align center” …

2016-02-20: Day 50 of Project 365: Driving up. Today FunkyPlaid and I had a long drive northwards. This photo was taken during a particularly …

2016-02-19: Day 49 of Project 365: Ghosts busted. [caption id=“attachment_92070” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-02-18: ALA: Don’t hack the Constitution, ALA stands with Apple | News and Press Center …

2016-02-18: ALA: Don’t hack the Constitution, ALA stands with Apple | News and Press Center …

2016-02-18: Day 48 of Project 365: The gluten question. Yesterday I ordered a supposedly gluten-free dish from a menu of a local chain of Italian …

2016-02-16: Day 47 of Project 365: By the Bay. Almost two decades ago, I wandered around San Francisco in awe, occasionally pinching myself in case …

2016-02-15: Day 46 of Project 365: Red roses. [caption id=“attachment_92052” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-02-15: Day 45 of Project 365: Blue-sky thinking. [caption id=“attachment_92042” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-02-14: Day 44 of Project 365: Selfie practice. I’m no good at selfies, but I also love them unabashedly. Here’s the trick: don’t …

2016-02-12: Day 43 of Project 365: Sake for sake's sake. Tonight FunkyPlaid and I were treated to an amazing sushi dinner at Ozumo by my in-laws. Most of …

2016-02-12: Day 42 of Project 365: Roll the dice. [caption id=“attachment_92023” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-02-10: Day 41 of Project 365: California dreaming. It has been unseasonably warm in California. Today it was 70°F and I opted to eat my breakfast …

2016-02-10: Day 40 of Project 365: Be seeing you. [caption id=“attachment_92012” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-02-08: Day 39 of Project 365: Smiling Jack. When I look up from my laptop, my view is of smiling Jack sunning himself in the courtyard. Zen …

2016-02-08: Day 38 of Project 365: Choice paralysis. I thought I had prepared myself for possible points of reverse culture shock. Then I wandered into …

2016-02-06: Day 37 of Project 365: Two of my favorite things. [caption id=“attachment_91997” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-02-05: Day 36 of Project 365: Queen Z. [caption id=“attachment_91992” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-02-05: Day 35 of Project 365: Really got a hold on me. [caption id=“attachment_91983” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-02-03: Day 34 of Project 365: Emerald. [caption id=“attachment_91976” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-02-02: Day 33 of Project 365: Paper lotus. [caption id=“attachment_91972” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-02-01: Day 32 of Project 365: Puzzled. [caption id=“attachment_91967” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-02-01: Day 31 of Project 365: Cooking for the family. Tonight I cooked dinner for the family. I had help: they subscribe to a service that delivers …

2016-01-31: Day 30 of Project 365: Waiting for the N. [caption id=“attachment_91954” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-01-30: Day 29 of Project 365: Parachute. [caption id=“attachment_91948” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-01-28: Day 28 of Project 365: Before first contact. I am not taking any chances with Zen’s acclimation to her new, temporary home, so for now she …

2016-01-27: Day 27 of Project 365: January. [caption id=“attachment_91940” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-01-26: Day 26 of Project 365: Soft landing. [caption id=“attachment_91932” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-01-25: Day 25 of Project 365: Customs and welcomes. [caption id=“attachment_91927” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-01-24: Day 24 of Project 365: The way home. [caption id=“attachment_91922” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-01-23: Day 23 of Project 365: The procession of lamps. [caption id=“attachment_91913” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-01-22: Day 22 of Project 365: Afloat on an empty sea. [caption id=“attachment_91904” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-01-21: Day 21 of Project 365: Dark Tower. Pictured is not Dark Tower, the awesome electronic board game I loved as a child, but rather The …

2016-01-20: Day 20 of Project 365: Anxiety selfie. [caption id=“attachment_91893” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-01-19: Day 19 of Project 365: Now and Zen. [caption id=“attachment_91885” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-01-18: Day 18 of Project 365: Trio. One of the toughest parts of an international move is deciding what to store and what to keep handy. …

2016-01-17: Day 17 of Project 365: At the heart. [caption id=“attachment_91863” align=“aligncenter” …

2016-01-16: Day 16 of Project 365: Panda says relax. Many hours later, I am still riding the high of an epic karaoke evening with Writers’ Bloc. …

2016-01-15: Day 15 of Project 365: The important thing. Goodbyes are piling up faster than I can catalogue them. Tonight’s was in St Andrews, where …

2016-01-14: Day 14 of Project 365: Be ready. On the way to the Writers’ Bloc meeting tonight, Gav pointed out this pair of boots stranded …

2016-01-13: Day 13 of Project 365: It's snowing. “Snow!” screamed the child in the street. I glanced out at our garden and saw the wet …

2016-01-12: Day 12 of Project 365: The church of Savour. When I eat, I am present. Thoughts do not intrude in this space, reverent as they are in the church …

2016-01-11: Day 11 of Project 365: Never work. One of the most difficult yet valuable experiences I had over the past four years was working as an …

2016-01-10: Day 10 of Project 365: The Ormiston Yew Tree. Choosing today’s photo was more difficult than usual but I settled on one of an ancient yew …

2016-01-09: Day 9 of Project 365: Bagpipes in the mist. I was promised bagpipes. And there were bagpipes. Everything else was icing. Speaking of icing, when …

2016-01-08: Day 8 of Project 365: One last 5k around Arthur's Seat. Shortly after moving to Edinburgh, I met an extraordinary woman named Laura. She is extraordinary …

2016-01-07: Day 7 of Project 365: Wee swan. In my haste to submit a story for critique by my writing group, I almost forgot all about Project …

2016-01-06: Day 6 of Project 365: Defended. FunkyPlaid successfully defended his doctoral thesis today! I’ve thought about writing those …

2016-01-05: Day 5 of Project 365: Culling the book herd. Yesterday I culled 57 books from my personal library. I’m deep in the throes of Marie …

2016-01-04: Day 4 of Project 365: Slàinte mhath! [caption id=“attachment_91757” align=“aligncenter” width=“687”]a …

2016-01-03: Day 3 of Project 365: That view. If you ever have to leave a place, I hope that right before you go, someone visits you. I hope that …

2016-01-02: Day 2 of Project 365: Chili fail. Sometimes recipes don’t work out. This was a tried-and-true chili recipe that I decided to …

2016-01-01: Day 1 of Project 365: Morning Pages You’ll have noticed that I failed utterly at Holidailies this year. It was the worst timing …

2015-12-31: Project 365: A photo a day in 2016. Welcome to my Project 365! This year I will be posting a photo a day with a wee bit of explanation. …

2015-12-06: On making messes. Today I thought I might talk to you about making messes. And just before sitting down to write, I …

2015-12-05: Perpetual twilight in the Beast's castle. NaNoWriMo took much more out of me, creatively, than I expected. Every day this week I have …

2015-12-01: Holidailies 2015. Hello again, Holidailies! I decided to celebrate my first-ever NaNoWriMo win with another month-long …

2015-10-29: NaNoWriMo 2015 It’s almost here! National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, begins on Sunday. I …

2015-10-25: Waiting for perfection. Life “If I waited for perfection, I’d never write a word.” –Margaret Atwood …

2015-10-01: Opt out of empathy with the new Peeple app This morning I glanced at my feed reader and saw a mention of an upcoming app Peeple, “like Yelp for …

2015-09-17: Review: Eleanor and Park Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m a tough sell when it comes to …

2015-09-15: This Week and Last Month Life I’m writing to a prompt today, just for the hell of it: “I can do strange things, believe me.” …

2015-08-31: The end of summer. Outside, the end-of-festival fireworks are sounding. Inside, and then again inside a home inside a …

2015-08-06: Some Things Your Local Librarians Would Like You To Know backofthebookshelf: It is not a stupid question. Even if it is a stupid question, we have been …

2015-08-06: Some Things Your Local Librarians Would Like You To Know backofthebookshelf: It is not a stupid question. Even if it is a stupid question, we have been …

2015-07-07: This Week and Other Weeks Life I have tried to write this several times now. It never goes well. I find unsettling analogies, …

2015-04-09: Departures, a return to interactive fiction. I have been in love with interactive fiction ever since the first time I slipped the first 5¼” …

2015-03-29: This Week www.flickr.com/photos/cy… Life I missed you last week. Every time I sat down to write to you, …

2015-03-15: This Week www.flickr.com/photos/cy… Life If I had one wish, it wouldn’t be a clever or …

2015-03-08: This Week www.flickr.com/photos/cy… Life When I was a little girl, I had a dresser drawer that was …

2015-03-01: This Week www.flickr.com/photos/cy… Life This week started with a birthday bang and ended with a …

2015-02-22: This Week www.flickr.com/photos/cy… Life It has been cold in Edinburgh but not so cold that I can …

2015-02-22: Turning Pro - Day 7 This is the seventh day in a series of posts for Desk’s digital book-club …

2015-02-21: Turning Pro - Day 6 This is the sixth day in a series of posts for Desk’s digital book-club …

2015-02-20: Turning Pro - Day 5 This is the fifth day in a series of posts for Desk’s digital book-club …

2015-02-19: Turning Pro - Days 3 & 4 This is the third and fourth day in a series of posts for Desk’s digital book-club …

2015-02-18: Turning Pro - Day 2 This is the second day in a series of posts for Desk’s digital book-club pick, “Turning Pro: …

2015-02-17: Turning Pro - Day 1 So there’s this app called Desk that I am using for writing and posting these very words and …

2015-02-15: This Week I’m trying something new here, kind of a “state of the union” only the union is a person and that …

2014-12-31: 2014 in first lines. Can it be? 2015 is just an hour away! Here is my year in first lines. January Hello, beautiful …

2014-12-26: Treasure in the Grassmarket. www.flickr.com/photos/cy… I’m not much of a shopper. Browsing endless racks of …

2014-12-23: All I want for the mandated festive period is ... www.youtube.com/watch I will post an actual Holidailies entry soon, but I just had to share one of …

2014-12-14: Adore yourself. www.flickr.com/photos/cy… There was a recent spate of graffiti near one of my work sites. I …

2014-12-03: Waking up the cats. www.flickr.com/photos/cy… The cats are cold. I’m cold. We’re all cold. Zen was …

2014-12-02: Edinburgh at Christmas. www.flickr.com/photos/cy… I wasn’t feeling particularly creative today, so I went with …

2014-12-01: Gift of significance. One of the best presents in the world is an autographed copy of a book. I was reminded of this just …

2014-11-15: 11 Reasons why you should go to Stevenson Unbound Stevenson Unbound is this afternoon! Here are 11 Reasons why you should go to Stevenson Unbound, …

2014-10-09: Angry bunny. www.flickr.com/photos/cy… This character was staring up at me on my walk to work this …

2014-10-07: The puzzle of peeling one's meal. www.flickr.com/photos/cy… Friends had us over for a lovely dinner last night. Our first …

2014-10-05: No wooden sticks left. www.flickr.com/photos/cy… In retrospect, this is a fairly innocuous sign. It just seemed so …

2014-10-04: Golden darker days. www.flickr.com/photos/cy… I wish I had an inspirational quote to go with this photo. …

2014-10-03: Looking up while riding. I hadn’t meant to take a companion photo to yesterday’s, but after a long workday and a …

2014-10-02: Looking down while walking. I spend too much time looking down while walking. It’s bad for my posture and for my …

2014-10-01: Scotland As an Xbox Game by Andrew C. Ferguson I meant to post this on The Morning After but got waylaid by my workweek, and then everything seemed …

2014-09-30: Be soft. For more from Iain Thomas, see his blog: I Wrote This for You. (Photo credit: Katie of …

2014-08-27: The First College in the U.S. to Open Without Any Books in its Library io9.com/the-first… …

2014-08-27: The First College in the U.S. to Open Without Any Books in its Library io9.com/the-first… …

2014-08-13: Inside the Spiegeltent. Thank you to everyone who attended my Story Shop reading today at the Edinburgh International Book …

2014-07-16: Intrepid as the bee. [caption id=“attachment_11036” align=“aligncenter” width=“687”] …

2014-07-15: The biggest issue with equating the library with a Netflix for books is that it sends a false …

2014-07-15: The biggest issue with equating the library with a Netflix for books is that it sends a false …

2014-07-14: Story Shop 2014 I am thrilled to announce that I will be reading my story “Leftovers” for Story Shop …

2014-07-12: "Paper Turtles" - a story by Halsted M. Bernard My story “Paper Turtles” has been published in Innsmouth Magazine: 15. An earlier …

2014-05-18: Why the death of net neutrality would be a disaster for libraries …

2014-05-18: Why the death of net neutrality would be a disaster for libraries …

2014-05-08: Handwritten. I love my stationery and sealing-wax, but I rarely use them. Today I received a sealed, handwritten …

2014-05-07: It will be OK. It will be OK. The Squid of Reassurance told me so. It will be OK because of other things, too, like …

2014-05-06: Red wings and darker beak. [flickr video=www.flickr.com/photos/cy…] I’ll save you the tally of scratches and cuts. …

2014-05-03: Silver screen and snail smooches. The libraries have extended hours for the end of term, so work today was a bit more strenuous than …

2014-05-02: No, doze. Torgi spent last night jumping up on the bed, poking my face and shoulder with his paw, trying to …

2014-05-01: Meals for one. For the month of May, I’m back to meals for one. I’ve been lamenting FunkyPlaid’s …

2014-04-16: Writers' Bloc at Eastercon 2014. Writers’ Bloc at Eastercon 2014 I will be reading my story “Leftovers” as part of …

2014-04-08: Writers' Bloc at the Science Festival. Writers’ Bloc at the Science Festival Writers’ Bloc returns to the Edinburgh International …

2014-04-05: Vatican to scan all their manuscripts kottke.org/14/04/vat…

2014-04-05: Vatican to scan all their manuscripts kottke.org/14/04/vat…

2014-03-30: Haze and howl. Smacked down with a jagged little head-cold. Some bits from my phone, remnants of my desultory …

2014-03-26: Book Review: The Happiness Project The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight …

2014-03-20: Fifty-fifty-fifty and burning all your money. So I’m drifting on a sea of sadness and the only way I know how to get out of it is to shove …

2014-03-18: “Your Hands” - A Story by Halsted M. Bernard About ten years ago, I became a zombie. I got better, of course, but it was a scary time for me. …

2014-03-18: alectau: I just loved this. We must care for the things we cherish. :)

2014-03-18: alectau: I just loved this. We must care for the things we cherish. :)

2014-03-09: Scottish Standard English, Scots, and Fifty Ways to use a Scunner My writing group comrade and friend Andrew C. Ferguson crafted this wonderful post about Scottish …

2014-02-23: WHEN I HAD TO DO GROUP PROJECTS IN LIBRARY SCHOOL librarianproblems: I may or may not resemble this remark.

2014-02-23: WHEN I HAD TO DO GROUP PROJECTS IN LIBRARY SCHOOL librarianproblems: I may or may not resemble this remark.

2014-02-14: Con de carn. ¡Estamos en Barcelona! FunkyPlaid and I arrived last night, excited to return but also a bit …

2014-02-08: Faculty rejected both ideas and drafted a petition saying there are “no first-rate universities in …

2014-02-08: Faculty rejected both ideas and drafted a petition saying there are “no first-rate universities in …

2014-01-01: Resolutions aren't my bag. Hello, beautiful human, and welcome to 2014. My 2013 was intense. I ran some more races, including …

2013-12-25: Good ideas for Christmas Day. There are many things I would recommend that you do on Christmas Day: Cook shredded Brussels …

2013-12-24: Bad ideas for Christmas Eve. There are many things I would not recommend that you do on Christmas Eve. Almost all of them revolve …

2013-12-23: The sock monkey wishes you a Merry Christmas Eve-Eve. As my plan to get a tree fell through yesterday, I decided to wake up early and get one this …

2013-12-20: Magic windows. I’ve never been to Vegas, and I’m not sure if this photo of the Bellagio Conservatory …

2013-12-19: Pop music. www.youtube.com/watch Warning: this video is not safe for … anything, really. I don’t …

2013-12-18: The miracle of sweatpants. My red fleece sweatpants are evil. Wearing them is basically the antidote to any productivity I …

2013-12-17: Black swans surfing. www.youtube.com/watch Sometimes we don’t struggle against the current. Sometimes we just go …

2013-12-16: HIDWTS: Scottish Chivalry. This holiday version of How I Decide Where to Sit was prompted by my brand new commute! Actually, a …

2013-12-15: A year in first lines. This meme again? Well, sure. I’ve hit that middle portion of Holidailies where I have ideas …

2013-12-15: Norway Is Digitizing All Its Books …

2013-12-15: Norway Is Digitizing All Its Books …

2013-12-14: Bad weather friend. When I go to bed each night, the cats join me. Torgi is a snuggle addict, but I have no illusions …

2013-12-13: Holiday spirit, express delivery. Lest you think that I’ve succumbed to mopey gothmas this December, I should mention some …

2013-12-12: Lightbulbs are loud. Lightbulbs are really loud. I am not making this up. Although I could be making this up, and since I …

2013-12-11: Portrait of a lady. I smile, of course, And go on drinking tea. "Yet with these April sunsets, that somehow recall My …

2013-12-10: GTD with Evernote, Drafts, and Due. After recently streamlining my GTD process, I am finally ready to write about it. It is my steadfast …

2013-12-09: Our cat is back on the drugs. I had something else to write about today, but all I can think about is Torgi. The extended blood …

2013-12-08: Sleeping is a gateway drug to being awake. www.youtube.com/watch (Ed. Note: I forgot to hit “post” on yesterday’s draft …

2013-12-07: She's highly qualified and she's not a joke. Today was my first day of work without training wheels. It went well! I felt useful and yet so, so …

2013-12-06: Careen in tandem. After I left work tonight, giant flakes of snow were falling but melting before they hit the ground. …

2013-12-05: I was a snowball in hell. Our sweet tabby boy Torgi is no longer diabetic. After fifteen months of twice-daily insulin …

2013-12-04: A self called nowhere. There’s no escaping the fact that we’re all fragile bags of meat. Today my immune system …

2013-12-03: Then the people came to talk me down. Writing prompts, schmiting prompts. I just got in from attending my first (but definitely not my …

2013-12-02: No one in the world ever gets what they want and that is beautiful. Yesterday I completely ignored the first Holidailies writing prompt because I ran out of time. I was …

2013-12-01: a new home for the trumpeter swan Now I've fooled around with MarsEdit for so long I don't have much time to write before midnight. …

2013-11-30: Huge Thefts from Girolamini Library with a Librarian in the Plot …

2013-11-30: Huge Thefts from Girolamini Library with a Librarian in the Plot …

2013-11-06: And then September and October ... Um, yikes. And hello. September and October sped by because we moved house and I got a job. Our new …

2013-10-14: The End of the Library techcrunch.com/2013/10/1… MG Siegler asks if it is “that crazy a …

2013-10-14: The End of the Library techcrunch.com/2013/10/1… MG Siegler asks if it is “that crazy a …

2013-10-05: New E-Book Lending Service Aims To Be Netflix For Books www.npr.org/blogs/all… No, it’s …

2013-10-05: New E-Book Lending Service Aims To Be Netflix For Books www.npr.org/blogs/all… No, it’s …

2013-10-04: We need to stop thinking of and talking about ebooks as books, and more as we would an app or a …

2013-10-04: We need to stop thinking of and talking about ebooks as books, and more as we would an app or a …

2013-09-26: JSTOR Introduces Individual Subscriptions | LISNews: …

2013-09-26: JSTOR Introduces Individual Subscriptions | LISNews: …

2013-09-20: Books are to libraries what beds are to hospitals. They are an absolute requirement but they do not …

2013-09-20: Books are to libraries what beds are to hospitals. They are an absolute requirement but they do not …

2013-09-07: So August happened. Fringe shows attended: 8 Houseguests hosted: 4 Books read: 3 18th-century documents fondled: whoa …

2013-08-11: Writers' Bloc at the Book Festival Writers’ Bloc at the Book Festival Writers’ Bloc returns to the Edinburgh International Book …

2013-07-26: This'll do. My new friend R and I went to the Royal Botanics a few weeks ago. I haven’t been in a …

2013-07-24: History Group Slams Open Access http://lisnews.org/history_group_slams_open_access From the article: …

2013-07-24: History Group Slams Open Access http://lisnews.org/history_group_slams_open_access From the article: …

2013-07-17: Research help: find the women in these '80s music videos. The Girl in the Video: original interviews with icons of 1980s MTV Recently I posted a link to Marc …

2013-07-15: Not-so-secret society. My Beta Phi Mu bookmark arrived in the post today, making me an official member of the international …

2013-07-10: Cyg Runs for Iain Banks Cyg Runs for Iain Banks The summer has been so hectic that I forgot to fundraise (or even mention, …

2013-06-24: Ever since. I don’t remember what the next word was going to be. “Ever since you wrote ‘The …

2013-06-14: In the depths of June. Hello. I am still here. June is the kind of busy that makes my eyebrows hurt, but 90% of it is …

2013-05-30: Race Report: 2013 Edinburgh Marathon Festival 10K [caption id=“attachment_10192” align=“aligncenter” width=“696”] …

2013-05-12: Wikipedia Recent Changes Map rcmap.hatnote.com I am only a little addicted to this.

2013-05-12: Wikipedia Recent Changes Map rcmap.hatnote.com I am only a little addicted to this.

2013-05-09: Humanities Directory humanitiesdirectory.com/index.php… Via @Prof_Murdoch, a “new, …

2013-05-09: Humanities Directory humanitiesdirectory.com/index.php… Via @Prof_Murdoch, a “new, …

2013-05-09: I Quit! Now What? – Call for submissions katepohjolaandrade.wordpress.com/2013/04/3… From the …

2013-05-09: I Quit! Now What? – Call for submissions katepohjolaandrade.wordpress.com/2013/04/3… From the …

2013-05-04: Enthusiasm and elitism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV_4EA-wrPc Normally I try to keep the rants to a minimum here, …

2013-04-29: A line, a wrinkle, a sigh, a sign. You genuflected outside the gothic cathedral the day after I got officially old. My nose was running …

2013-04-24: Not an unkind word. It wasn’t what she said, but how she said it. Not an unkind word, but the way the letters like …

2013-04-24: The Last Bookshop, a musing on the future without physical books. (by bakerytv) [youtube …

2013-04-24: The Last Bookshop, a musing on the future without physical books. (by bakerytv)

2013-04-22: Upwards mobility. Sometimes it is enough to know without thinking where the milk is, or the bread, or how to sidestep …

2013-04-20: Looking forward, looking back. Where do you find comfort, in the beloved memories of the past or the hopeful possibilities of the …

2013-04-16: Verifying Social Media Content: The Best Links, Case Studies and Discussion This is an important post, particularly in light of recent events. Please read and circulate.

2013-04-16: International Librarians Network ilnetwork.wordpress.com From the site: “The International …

2013-04-16: International Librarians Network ilnetwork.wordpress.com From the site: “The International …

2013-04-16: Boston Public Library www.bpl.org Although the Central Library in Copley Square is closed today, all …

2013-04-16: Boston Public Library www.bpl.org Although the Central Library in Copley Square is closed today, all …

2013-04-16: oupacademic: “Today, 83 percent of librarians are women, but in the 1880s men had the edge, making …

2013-04-16: oupacademic: “Today, 83 percent of librarians are women, but in the 1880s men had the edge, making …

2013-04-15: FunkyPlaid at La Pedrera. Yesterday I accidentally posted a blurb from my “about” page. (Serves me right for …

2013-04-05: State of the expat: not-quite-new. The second phase of adjustment to expat life has been harder. Little things, differences I once …

2013-04-05: McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: List: Library Science Jargon That Sounds Dirty. …

2013-04-05: McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: List: Library Science Jargon That Sounds Dirty. …

2013-03-27: A national digital library endowment: More details, an FAQ, and an invitation to librarians and …

2013-03-27: A national digital library endowment: More details, an FAQ, and an invitation to librarians and …

2013-03-23: “A trained librarian is a powerful search engine with a heart.” Via explore-blog: “A …

2013-03-23: “A trained librarian is a powerful search engine with a heart.” Via explore-blog: “A …

2013-03-22: Corporate ladder, yet another flower photo. I am slowly chugging through my photo backlog. Like the last photo I posted here, this was taken in …

2013-03-18: Review: Deck Z Deck Z: The Titanic: Unsinkable. Undead by Chris Pauls & Matt Solomon My rating: 4 of 5 stars …

2013-03-13: Not dead yet. Week two of the flu has been in turns frustrating and depressing. Sitting up is no longer …

2013-03-03: Review: MasterMind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes MasterMind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova My rating: 2 of 5 stars I love …

2013-02-26: Gehry's golden fish. We spied Gehry’s golden fish, or El Peix, on our stroll along the beach today. …

2013-02-25: Park parrot. I wanted to share one of the many delightful things we have seen so far. This is one of the wild …

2013-02-23: Getting older in Barcelona. The noise of traffic just outside our window was so much louder than usual, a steady, slick pulse …

2013-02-16: Terry Deary’s attack on libraries branded ‘ignorant twaddle’ …

2013-02-16: Terry Deary’s attack on libraries branded ‘ignorant twaddle’ …

2013-02-14: TUMBLARIANS thelifeguardlibrarian: You make me happy. You’re a positive influence in my life. I’m also glad …

2013-02-14: TUMBLARIANS thelifeguardlibrarian: You make me happy. You’re a positive influence in my life. I’m also glad …

2013-02-09: The Scared is scared, a short film from Bianca Giaever. vimeo.com/58659769

2013-02-09: No. 1 Worst Master’s Degree For Jobs: Library and Information Science …

2013-02-09: No. 1 Worst Master’s Degree For Jobs: Library and Information Science …

2013-02-05: Bookish Launches New Ebook Retail Website www.digitalbookworld.com/2013/book… Digital Book …

2013-02-05: Bookish Launches New Ebook Retail Website www.digitalbookworld.com/2013/book… Digital Book …

2013-01-31: The library in “The Breakfast Club” is my favourite. (via 16 Great Library Scenes in …

2013-01-31: The library in “The Breakfast Club” is my favourite. (via 16 Great Library Scenes in …

2013-01-31: We didn’t know our project would have a radical, activist, feminist streak until we’d …

2013-01-31: We didn’t know our project would have a radical, activist, feminist streak until we’d …

2013-01-29: I think that the open access activists will win out. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, in World wide web creator …

2013-01-29: I think that the open access activists will win out. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, in World wide web creator …

2013-01-25: On my way to 10K. Tonight's slippery 6K run ended my third week of 10K training. It wasn't a fast run, and it …

2013-01-22: But more to the point, they are community centers — not just for neighborhoods but also for the …

2013-01-22: But more to the point, they are community centers — not just for neighborhoods but also for the …

2013-01-16: cygnoir.net on Facebook cygnoir.net on Facebook cygnoir.net is on Facebook!1 It’s 2007 all over again! Social media …

2013-01-15: Beginning in fall 2013, all incoming students will be required to purchase an iPad mini, which will …

2013-01-15: Beginning in fall 2013, all incoming students will be required to purchase an iPad mini, which will …

2013-01-13: One-pan Sunday dinner. I sure do love the ease of one-pan Sunday dinners. This one is a favourite of FunkyPlaid’s: …

2013-01-13: PopClip for Mac PopClip for Mac PopClip is a neat app that appears when you select text with your mouse, giving you …

2013-01-13: How about a date with a good book? (via Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading | Brain Pickings)

2013-01-13: How about a date with a good book? (via Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading | Brain Pickings)

2013-01-13: PLOHSS: A PLOS-style Project for the Humanities and Social Sciences www.plohss.org If you wish to …

2013-01-13: PLOHSS: A PLOS-style Project for the Humanities and Social Sciences www.plohss.org If you wish to …

2013-01-12: Dinner fail, dessert win. Tonight I attempted an old recipe with a new fish, and it didn’t go well. Haddock is so …

2013-01-12: Minneapolis School Library Without Books Thrives After Clearing Entire Print Collection …

2013-01-12: Minneapolis School Library Without Books Thrives After Clearing Entire Print Collection …

2013-01-05: 2013 Bupa Great Winter Run Race Report Today I ran my second 5K race! I didn’t think it was possible, but I am even more excited …

2013-01-04: Vegan pre-race dinner. My second 5K race is tomorrow. I am not as rested or as prepared as I’d like to be, but …

2013-01-04: Gingerbread Death Star That’s no moon. It’s a delicious space station! View the set of retrogoth’s …

2013-01-04: Cocktails for Two http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvt4b_qwC_Q

2013-01-04: Libraries and E-Lending: the ‘Wild West’ of Digital Licensing? …

2013-01-04: Libraries and E-Lending: the ‘Wild West’ of Digital Licensing? …

2013-01-04: Greenville librarian says decision to ban graphic novel wasn’t made lightly …

2013-01-04: Greenville librarian says decision to ban graphic novel wasn’t made lightly …

2013-01-03: makoshark's Squid of Reassurance Greeting Card If one of your new year's resolutions is to write more letters, why not send a friend one of these …

2013-01-02: Nick St. John's "How I Came to Work at the Wendy's" "How I Came to Work at the Wendy's" is a mini-comic by Nick St. John, who crafts a poignant, …

2012-12-31: 12 Photos from '12 Since Project 365 dominated my blogging life in 2012, I thought I’d do a year-in-review with …

2012-12-30: Curry, chicken, and cheer. Well, my participation in Holidailies wasn’t very participatory this year. No matter. …

2012-12-03: Moral support. Although this last push of coursework has not been what I would ever describe as fun, I have been …

2012-12-02: Running past the past. Today my dad and I took Mister Vic out to Woodcock. It was raining steadily as we got out of the car …

2012-12-01: There is so much meat. Today, in an American supermarket, I saw Little Hugs fruit drinks and instinctively reached out to …

2012-11-26: The Next Big Thing I’m taking a short break from the end-of-semester craziness to participate in a fun writerly …

2012-11-22: Day 365 of Project 365: Complete It has been a bizarre, wonderful, exhausting, and exhilarating year. I took many photos of cats and …

2012-11-21: Day 364 of Project 365: Old and New I spend much of my days with these two surfaces, notebook and tablet, fountain pen and stylus, words …

2012-11-21: A Timeline of Future Events from The Awl In my G+ stream today, I was delighted to see A Timeline of Future Events from The Awl. (These are …

2012-11-20: Word of the Moment: smultronstället Courtesy of Otherwordly, a new favourite blog: smultronstället. (n.) lit. "place of wild …

2012-11-20: Day 363 of Project 365: December, I'm Yours Project 365 might be ending, but you won’t be rid of me just yet. I am participating in …

2012-11-19: Day 362 of Project 365: Fall in Line Before I went gluten-free, I was too intimidated to try making homemade lasagne. Even though I knew …

2012-11-18: Day 361 of Project 365: Crumpled Swan Ah, the inevitable meltdown: a miserable yet crucial milestone in the last semester of grad school …

2012-11-17: Day 360 of Project 365: Things That Fall My to-do list total fell from 19 to 12! In a few minutes, that number will rise to 17, but …

2012-11-16: Day 359 of Project 365: Paws Up Sometimes you just have to ditch the crappy attitude and snuggle a cat. Harry agrees. gratitude: …

2012-11-15: Day 358 of Project 365: Looking Forward To One of the things I have been looking forward to doing, post-graduation, is spending more time …

2012-11-14: Day 357 of Project 365: Unravel I’m barely keeping up with everything, and my immune system has cracked under the strain of it …

2012-11-13: Day 356 of Project 365: On Happiness About a decade ago, I lost a friendship that I thought I’d have forever. While we were still …

2012-11-12: Day 355 of Project 365: Blurry, Dammit My phone was choking on the auto-focus because it was too dark, and I mashed on the button because I …

2012-11-11: Day 354 of Project 365: Painter It was a happy accident that I caught FunkyPlaid’s hands in the window’s reflection. …

2012-11-11: Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found …

2012-11-11: Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found …

2012-11-10: Day 353 of Project 365: Meer-ly a Snap I had high hopes for today’s photo because I took my dSLR to the zoo. The sad fact is that I …

2012-11-09: Day 352 of Project 365: Kitchen Disappointment I had a little cold last week and planned to make myself some chicken soup, so I solicited recipes. …

2012-11-09: Librarians: they bring order to chaos.

2012-11-09: Librarians: they bring order to chaos.

2012-11-08: Day 351 of Project 365: Post-Guest I am always a little down when a houseguest leaves, and today is no different. The three of us had a …

2012-11-07: Day 350 of Project 365: Four More Years I tried to sleep through the night, but was glad when FunkyPlaid woke me up around 4am to tell me of …

2012-11-06: Day 349 of Project 365: Laid to Rest Today we went to Stirling and I took lots of photos I didn’t like much. But one of the …

2012-11-05: Day 348 of Project 365: Multicultural On the eve of the U.S. presidential election, three Americans in Scotland drank Serbian dunjevaca …

2012-11-04: Day 347 of Project 365: All Lined Up The day could have gone pear-shaped: I was getting ready to leave, and made the mistake of checking …

2012-11-03: Day 346 of Project 365: Pampered My state was diminished today by the presence of a small cold. FunkyPlaid did all the shopping and …

2012-11-02: Day 345 of Project 365: Stylish Before my feelings about Kickstarter became so mixed, I backed a few projects. The tangible product …

2012-11-01: Day 344 of Project 365: Simple Tastes We stopped at Caffe Lucano on the way home after picking our friend up from Waverley, and I had this …

2012-10-31: Day 343 of Project 365: Bloctastic Our evening of literary necromancy seemed to go over well. Six months ago, being in the next …

2012-10-30: Day 342 of Project 365: Longhand and Shorthair Torgi helped me jot down a paragraph of my reflective essay for my final portfolio. gratitude: …

2012-10-29: Day 341 of Project 365: Troubled Sleep Lately my sleep has been troubled. Stress does this to many of us, so it is no surprise. I keep …

2012-10-28: Day 340 of Project 365: I've Got a Tomato FunkyPlaid used to play this boxing game that had a song in it by B.o.B. called “Haterz …

2012-10-27: Day 339 of Project 365: Stage Door This Way I save up lots of errands to run all at once, then spend days like today doing them. But I’m …

2012-10-26: Day 338 of Project 365: Curry and Ginger I am wrapping up my final “e-portfolio” of work to be reviewed by the board who …

2012-10-25: Day 337 of Project 365: Fuel Writers are thirsty folk. gratitude: mid-shower writing inspiration, once again · a solid …

2012-10-24: Day 336 of Project 365: Sentinel FunkyPlaid has just headed off to St Andrews for a couple of days. I wave goodbye through the …

2012-10-23: Day 335 of Project 365: Séance Fiction I have something to tell you. I almost told you a few weeks ago, but chickened out. I’ve been …

2012-10-22: Day 334 of Project 365: Autumnal We are in the last month of this project, and I am a bit antsy. I want to finish, but at the same …

2012-10-21: Day 333 of Project 365: Earthy Today FunkyPlaid and I got up early and walked to brunch, then wandered on to Earthy to purchase the …

2012-10-20: Day 332 of Project 365: Easy-Peasy I took this as today’s photo before realising I had taken a similar photo of this same dish …

2012-10-19: Day 331 of Project 365: Teatime Recently one of my professors addressed the class with a little virtual teatime. Apparently, some …

2012-10-18: Day 330 of Project 365: Sleeved It’s a sleeve! That someday a person might wear! How did this happen? Shout-out to my G+ …

2012-10-17: Day 329 of Project 365: Full of Stars Today our dear friend Helen was in town. After she treated us to a lovely lunch at Edinburgh Larder …

2012-10-16: Day 328 of Project 365: Two Years Today our marriage turned two. We celebrated with a fine meal at Bia Bistrot. gratitude: FunkyPlaid …

2012-10-15: Day 327 of Project 365: Americana FunkyPlaid and I went to Wannaburger for burgers tonight, and the Giants-Cardinals game was on. It …

2012-10-14: Day 326 of Project 365: My First Edin-versary Today is my first Edin-versary! I have lived here for exactly one year, and I have all the feelings …

2012-10-13: Day 325 of Project 365: Lyceum This afternoon, I went with L & J to see “The Guid Sisters” at the gorgeous Lyceum. …

2012-10-12: Day 324 of Project 365: The Boys The boys are best buds. gratitude: seeing this when I walk into a room · knocking things I …

2012-10-11: Day 323 of Project 365: Delayed Gratification FunkyPlaid got me a Cadbury Screme Egg but I am not eating it until I finish this …

2012-10-10: Day 322 of Project 365: Burrito on the Bed The temperature is dropping, and so tonight Torgi has wrapped himself up like a little burrito in …

2012-10-09: Day 321 of Project 365: Dumas Still stuck on that report. Sometimes it helps to write longhand. When I am really feeling bad about …

2012-10-08: Day 320 of Project 365: Sunlight Is Her Religion Not a bad thing to believe in. As for me, I’ve been stuck on what seems like it should be a …

2012-10-07: Day 319 of Project 365: Bupa Great Edinburgh Run 5K Hours after finishing, I am still buzzing from the endorphins and adrenaline of my first race, the …

2012-10-06: Day 318 of Project 365: Pre-Race Nerves Tomorrow’s the big day, my first 5K race! All I want is for my stomach to stop feeling like it …

2012-10-06: Black Swan, Lincoln Park Zoo, 1900 Black Swan, a photo by The Field Museum Library on Flickr.Happy Saturday. Tell me where you are …

2012-10-05: Day 317 of Project 365: The Library of Nowhere It seems a shame to keep the books in the room where no one goes. It seems a shame, and yet without …

2012-10-04: Day 316 of Project 365: Red Shadow As a child, I was very superstitious. “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back” …

2012-10-03: Day 315 of Project 365: Spine Poem I stayed up until stupid o’clock writing a draft of a new story. It wasn’t so much …

2012-10-02: Day 314 of Project 365: Wonder Hummus I was skeptical about this hummus-crusted chicken recipe, but it was wonderful. Instead of making my …

2012-10-01: Day 313 of Project 365: Tabby Baby Almost midnight? Time for a cat photo! gratitude: to-do lists, even though right now they are all …

2012-09-30: Day 312 of Project 365: Vulcan's Shadow Today began with a solid yet exhausting run, then M and I went to the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art …

2012-09-29: Day 311 of Project 365: I Am a Number My race pack arrived today. Every time I think about the race, my stomach goes a little crazy, so I …

2012-09-28: Day 310 of Project 365: Ethnic Cuisine Meatloaf: loaf of tasty meat and bundle of contented childhood memories. gratitude: sharing …

2012-09-27: Day 309 of Project 365: Launched Conspirators in a corner. One of them is Hannu Rajaniemi, whose book “The Fractal …

2012-09-26: Day 308 of Project 365: Turning Blue Spicy rotting-leaf smell mixes with hops from the brewery. Tendrils of hedges still growing tickle …

2012-09-25: Day 307 of Project 365: Reading and Writing This semester, I promised myself I wasn’t going to forego everything else I enjoy doing in …

2012-09-25: Entire Field of Particle Physics Is Set to Switch to Open-Access Publishing: Scientific American …

2012-09-25: Entire Field of Particle Physics Is Set to Switch to Open-Access Publishing: Scientific American …

2012-09-24: Day 306 of Project 365: Cool Chilli Listen up, my vegan and vegetarian friends! I found a wonderful recipe for veggie chilli (or chili, …

2012-09-23: Day 305 of Project 365: Coffee A café in the neighbourhood has a new neon sign. I thought I was taking a clearer photo of it than I …

2012-09-22: Day 304 of Project 365: Excavation Truthfully, I am all over the place right now. There has been a frenzy to get a working first draft …

2012-09-21: Day 303 of Project 365: Hearts vs. Spades Doodling like a kid when linear thought fades: hearts vs. spades. Today’s gratitude: …

2012-09-20: Day 302 of Project 365: Escape Today, aside from hitting a deadline, I am grateful for: Lord Hermiston’s visit. Always a …

2012-09-19: Day 301 of Project 365: Off Days I haven’t found an exercise I enjoy doing on the days I don’t run, so these days end up …

2012-09-18: Day 300 of Project 365: I Ate a Croissant My 300th photo is of the first croissant I’ve eaten in four years. Genius, a wonderful local …

2012-09-17: Day 299 of Project 365: Shot We are getting very good at Torgi’s insulin injections, although it is still a little surreal …

2012-09-16: Day 298 of Project 365: In Training It seems like I have been trying to complete this Couch to 5K training forever. Today I finished the …

2012-09-15: Day 297 of Project 365: Red Arrows We spent the day at the RAF Leuchars air show and saw many memorable displays, but only one I …

2012-09-14: Day 296 of Project 365: Nightlight Today I am grateful for: My mom tweeting me. Totally unexpected, totally great. Ceviche, the …

2012-09-13: Day 295 of Project 365: Abridged Bridges: architectural feat or convenient metaphor used by ex-pats scrambling for today’s …

2012-09-12: Day 294 of Project 365: Screw It A few people have remarked on how down I’ve been lately, and it’s true. When I’m …

2012-09-11: Day 293 of Project 365: Saving Room for Dessert Today I am grateful for: FaceTime with my dad and stepmom. A great haircut (and head massage during …

2012-09-10: Day 292 of Project 365: Gratitude My friend Hawk lists three things he is grateful for every day. I love reading them, and I really …

2012-09-09: Day 291 of Project 365: Somnolent Shortly after dinner, a bone-weariness came over me, the like I have not experienced in many months. …

2012-09-08: Day 290 of Project 365: The Taste of Defeat Before I tasted the meal we prepared last night, I was still pretty excited about it. Sure, I didn't …

2012-09-07: Day 289 of Project 365: Injection Induction O, our sweet cat. Torgi is definitely diabetic and has to have twice-daily insulin injections from …

2012-09-06: Day 288 of Project 365: Reserved An empty pint glass, a notebook and pen, a couple of reserved tables in the back room of a pub … a …

2012-09-05: Day 287 of Project 365: Slow Cook Back to the homework grind. Can't say as I missed it. I did miss cooking, though. FunkyPlaid and I …

2012-09-04: Day 286 of Project 365: Turning the Health Card I failed today's saving throw against another flu-like mystery illness. I don't know what else to do …

2012-09-04: The Digital Humanities Job Archive jobs.lofhm.org From the site: “Listings are increasingly …

2012-09-04: The Digital Humanities Job Archive jobs.lofhm.org From the site: “Listings are increasingly …

2012-09-03: Day 285 of Project 365: Doing Something Sometimes it is important to do something, anything, to break out of a pointless and negative …

2012-09-02: Day 284 of Project 365: Fireworks We were doing so well with the jet lag. Then "just a wee nap" turned into the disappearance of the …

2012-09-01: Day 283 of Project 365: Hello Goodbye We scrambled out from under jet lag long enough to head to the pub for our friend's going-away …

2012-08-31: Day 282 of Project 365: Home I was very glad to see these two little faces and this one little room.

2012-08-30: Day 281 of Project 365: Migration We saw the sunrise as we rode through San Francisco on our way to SFO, the sunset just before …

2012-08-29: Day 280 of Project 365: Foggy San Francisco pulled out all the stops today as we drove in to run a few remaining errands. It truly …

2012-08-28: Day 279 of Project 365: Thirteen Years Thirteen years ago, I first walked into this store and met FunkyPlaid. Some stuff happened. We got …

2012-08-27: Day 278 of Project 365: Together We snuck in one last evening with the newlyweds, this time at Boulevard. I sure do like sharing …

2012-08-26: Day 277 of Project 365: The Fellowship You … shall not … Pez. Is it just me, or does Pez Gollum resemble Yoda?

2012-08-25: Day 276 of Project 365: Rock Band The annual Rock Band party has become a tradition at the store. I hope we are always around to enjoy …

2012-08-24: Day 275 of Project 365: Home Away from Home Away from Home During our visit I have had such a nice home away from home. My in-laws are excellent hosts, and …

2012-08-23: Day 274 of Project 365: On a Bus on a Bridge I really missed Bay Area public transit. It is so affordable, prompt, clean, and hassle-free. …

2012-08-22: Day 273 of Project 365: Dimples Dimples is one of those places I didn't know I missed until I went back. People arguing in several …

2012-08-21: Day 272 of Project 365: Elemental The hardest thing about leaving the Bay Area was leaving my friends. Nights like this one at …

2012-08-20: Day 271 of Project 365: Love-Haight Relationship I've always had a love-hate relationship with the Haight. Some of my favourite shops and restaurants …

2012-08-19: Day 270 of Project 365: Lechón The head of the pig served last night winked at me from the fridge during brunch this morning. And …

2012-08-18: Day 269 of Project 365: Before the Tide Saturday was a blur of preparation, excitement, nervousness, joy, and finally a deep and contented …

2012-08-17: Day 268 of Project 365: Grillmaster D FunkyPlaid was the welcome party's grillmaster on Friday night. There were many meats, and he …

2012-08-16: Day 267 of Project 365: Cloud Cover Today while headed south we spotted an "island" in the bay. There's nothing quite like that fog. …

2012-08-15: Day 266 of Project 365: Bougainvillea Although I've been taking a photo a day, I have been orbiting the planet of bliss too closely to …

2012-08-14: Day 265 of Project 365: Hella Nutella FunkyPlaid spotted this quintessential Bay Area sign as we ran errands in the Haight today. I am …

2012-08-13: Day 264 of Project 365: Back with My Baby in Burritoville Monday was a long and wonderful day. I left the flat in Edinburgh at 06:30 UK time and fell into bed …

2012-08-12: Day 263 of Project 365: Paws Up I leave in the morning for San Francisco. The cats mostly ignored my packing and cleaning noises …

2012-08-11: Day 262 of Project 365: Winding Down Gingiber and I perused the the West End Fair today, which was a perfect way to spend a sunny, warm …

2012-08-10: Day 261 of Project 365: The Long Hall Photos like this make me twitch because of all the non-parallel lines. Which makes me think of …

2012-08-09: Day 260 of Project 365: Saucy Tomatoes Tonight I spent some quality time cleaning the kitchen and simmering tomato sauce for pasta. It is …

2012-08-08: Day 259 of Project 365: Sticking Out Something I think about fairly regularly in my new home is the idea of "fitting in" and what that …

2012-08-07: Day 258 of Project 365: Dark Bloom Tonight we returned to the spiegeltent so I was able to snap this before the Fork show started. …

2012-08-06: Day 257 of Project 365: Inner Inner Depths Those lanterns again? Why, yes! Lest you think I have become some sort of indoor/outdoor lighting …

2012-08-05: Day 256 of Project 365: Constant Companions The past few days I have slept ten hours per night, which can only mean that I am experiencing a …

2012-08-04: Day 255 of Project 365: Inner Depths Saturday passed in a blur -- a happy, Fringe-saturated blur that began with dress-shopping with …

2012-08-03: Day 254 of Project 365: Quinine This medical checklist was spotted on the way to meet S & L for my very first Fringe shows, …

2012-08-02: Day 253 of Project 365: Yes Yes, a self-portrait, and a portrait of yes.  Edinburgh brings out the best in me. It has been a …

2012-08-01: Day 252 of Project 365: Chalk Compass It's Fringe time, which means that magical things appear. FunkyPlaid and I saw this being started …

2012-07-31: Day 251 of Project 365: Packing for One Packing for one person, packing for one month. FunkyPlaid leaves tomorrow on his visit to the Bay …

2012-07-30: Day 250 of Project 365: Crazy Eyes I look up from my laptop and Zen has the crazy eyes on. This won't end well.

2012-07-29: Day 249 of Project 365: Dinner Date As a holiday gift last year, FunkyPlaid's father and stepmother gave us gift vouchers to The …

2012-07-28: Day 248 of Project 365: Against the Grain One of FunkyPlaid's university colleagues found a gluten-free beer for me! I am excited to try it, …

2012-07-27: Day 247 of Project 365: Opening Ceremony I did not expect to live-tweet part of the London 2012 Olympic Games' opening ceremony tonight, but …

2012-07-26: Day 246 of Project 365: Train and Moon After a study day in St Andrews and a lovely meal in Dundee with dear friends, we chased the sunset …

2012-07-25: Day 245 of Project 365: Backstage Tonight, in the bed we insist we must replace, I wake from a dream of high school, all high-tops and …

2012-07-24: Day 244 of Project 365: Landform This is Charles Jencks' Landform at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, which I visited for …

2012-07-23: Day 243 of Project 365: Pressed Earlier in the month, I pressed a few flowers from Iona, Tobermory, and Oban into my journal. Today …

2012-07-22: Day 242 of Project 365: Sunday Evening Today we said goodbye to my father and stepmother, our last guests for a little while. We ran some …

2012-07-21: Day 241 of Project 365: Just Desserts FunkyPlaid and I hosted my father and stepmother at our home for their last night in town. After …

2012-07-20: Day 240 of Project 365: Crumpled Today I hit some serious photo fatigue. We had full Scottish breakfasts and toured the vaults and …

2012-07-19: Day 239 of Project 365: Who Found God Here Tucked away in a part of the wall next to St Andrews Cathedral was this message and a wee witness. …

2012-07-18: Day 238 of Project 365: You've Been Trumped Today was an exercise in escaping the rain, first with lunch, then shopping, then tea, and finally …

2012-07-17: Day 237 of Project 365: Hat Attack Despite being on a hop-on hop-off bus tour today, I managed to take absolutely zero tourist photos! …

2012-07-16: Day 236 of Project 365: Castle I have a very good excuse for today's touristy photo: I went on my first tour of Edinburgh Castle! …

2012-07-15: Day 235 of Project 365: YATP Welcome to the Yet Another Tourist Photo show. Nearly 10pm. Drunk Scottish men in white capris …

2012-07-14: Day 234 of Project 365: Dibs Since both FunkyPlaid and I are participating in Project 365, sometimes we spot our daily photo at …

2012-07-13: Day 233 of Project 365: BrewDog Edinburgh I am shamelessly pandering to my audience with this photo. Well, pandering to at least one audience …

2012-07-12: Day 232 of Project 365: Delicious Day 232 of Project 365: Delicious, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.We shared our favourite Edinburgh …

2012-07-11: Day 231 of Project 365: Edradour Edradour, the smallest distillery in Scotland, is a charming place that makes excellent whisky.

2012-07-10: Day 230 of Project 365: Culloden This is the mass grave of Clan Fraser at Culloden Battlefield.

2012-07-09: Day 229 of Project 365: Photographing the Moor The best photographer I know shoots Rannoch Moor with his Hasselblad. I may be a little (read: …

2012-07-08: Day 228 of Project 365: Iona The wind and rain eased up a bit as I took this shot from a hill overlooking the Iona countryside.

2012-07-07: Day 227 of Project 365: O, Oban Day 227 of Project 365: O, Oban, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Our merry band of seven arrived in …

2012-07-06: Day 226 of Project 365: Nessie Lassie Day 226 of Project 365: Nessie Lassie, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Katherine is an ultra-classy …

2012-07-06: Further Questions: When Should Library Students Start Applying? …

2012-07-06: Further Questions: When Should Library Students Start Applying? …

2012-07-05: Day 225 of Project 365: Slurp What's that you're having for dinner? Thai takeaway? Mm, delicious.

2012-07-04: Day 224 of Project 365: Graveyard The mist was so incredible tonight that I prompted our party to take a detour through Greyfriars …

2012-07-03: Day 223 of Project 365: Am I Blue I walked one of our guests to an ATM and caught this view of the sky at half-past ten in the …

2012-07-02: Day 222 of Project 365: Third Time's the Charm Day 222 of Project 365: Third Time’s the Charm, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Saturday …

2012-07-01: Day 221 of Project 365: Strawberries Day 221 of Project 365: Strawberries, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Strawberries remind me of two …

2012-06-30: Day 220 of Project 365: Stars and Paprika A trip to Earthy for dinner ingredients introduced us to this charming plant with star-shaped buds. …

2012-06-30: Review: The Chronoliths The Chronoliths by Robert Charles Wilson My rating: 4 of 5 stars As a newbie to the brain of Robert …

2012-06-29: Day 219 of Project 365: Library Books Now it is time for some proper summer reading! Jo Walton's Among Others inspired me to revisit Le …

2012-06-29: Academia also needs to cut back on low-quality graduate programs. Too many universities tried to …

2012-06-29: Academia also needs to cut back on low-quality graduate programs. Too many universities tried to …

2012-06-28: Day 218 of Project 365: FunkyPlaid in St Andrews FunkyPlaid and I spent the day in St Andrews, visiting with university colleagues. During our …

2012-06-27: Day 217 of Project 365: Empty Desk Day 217 of Project 365: Empty Desk, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.See that? That is my desk and it is …

2012-06-26: Day 216 of Project 365: Smirk A few minutes to midnight, I looked up from my work and realised I hadn't taken a photo for the day, …

2012-06-25: Day 215 of Project 365: Sunbather Triptych Day 215 of Project 365: Sunbather Triptych, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Is it time for a cat photo? …

2012-06-24: Day 214 of Project 365: Quiver While perusing Rhodia Drive one day, reading about my favourite notebooks, I found a link to Quiver …

2012-06-23: Day 213 of Project 365: Bia Bistrot Day 213 of Project 365: Bia Bistrot, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Old family friends in town just …

2012-06-22: Day 212 of Project 365: Working Lunch Tonight marked one of my last big deadlines for the term. FunkyPlaid prepared this lovely lunch for …

2012-06-21: Day 211 of Project 365: Skully You are walking down South Street in St Andrews. It is raining, causing people in long black robes …

2012-06-20: Day 210 of Project 365: The Only One Day 210 of Project 365: The Only One, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Today I was lucky and had three …

2012-06-19: Day 209 of Project 365: Berry Day 209 of Project 365: Berry, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Someone told me the strawberries were …

2012-06-18: Day 208 of Project 365: Meltdown Day 208 of Project 365: Meltdown, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Had a proper meltdown today, so …

2012-06-17: Day 207 of Project 365: Father's Day FaceTime Technology again shrinks the world to a manageable size this Father's Day.

2012-06-16: Day 206 of Project 365: Still Life with Plastic Cups Day 206 of Project 365: Still Life with Plastic Cups, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.We celebrated our …

2012-06-15: Day 205 of Project 365: Zenface Day 205 of Project 365: Zenface, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Tough days call for cute cats.

2012-06-14: Day 204 of Project 365: Kitchen Shadows There was a lot to worry about today, from little computer issues all the way up to big family …

2012-06-13: Day 203 of Project 365: Then the thing that grows Day 203 of Project 365: Then the thing that grows, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Our dear Lord …

2012-06-13: The two types of wannabe librarians, via @bibliophylax.

2012-06-13: The two types of wannabe librarians, via @bibliophylax.

2012-06-12: Day 202 of Project 365: Louis I hadn't seen Louis C.K.'s standup before tonight. Outrageous and hilarious stuff. FunkyPlaid and I …

2012-06-11: Day 201 of Project 365: That Salad Again Shortly after arriving in Edinburgh last year, I was scrambling for dinner recipes. In the end, I …

2012-06-10: Day 200 of Project 365: Caramelised Food has become so problematic for me that sometimes I have difficulty getting enthused about …

2012-06-09: Day 199 of Project 365: Raindrops After the frenzy of the proposal deadline yesterday, I wasn't feeling too hot mentally or …

2012-06-09: Save San José Libraries www.savesanjoselibraries.org The city clerk told the organisers the wrong …

2012-06-09: Save San José Libraries www.savesanjoselibraries.org The city clerk told the organisers the wrong …

2012-06-08: Vote in the 2012 Salem Library Blog Awards http://salempress.com/green/blogs/blog_vote_2012.php …

2012-06-08: Vote in the 2012 Salem Library Blog Awards http://salempress.com/green/blogs/blog_vote_2012.php …

2012-06-08: Day 198 of Project 365: Glitching Day 198 of Project 365: Glitching, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.The draft of my research proposal …

2012-06-07: Day 197 of Project 365: Haggis Tower Day 197 of Project 365: Haggis Tower, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.We met friends at the Scotch Malt …

2012-06-06: Day 196 of Project 365: Lump in Throat If you are not familiar with Natalie Goldberg's books about writing, I highly recommend them. This …

2012-06-05: Day 195 of Project 365: Half-Ten Day 195 of Project 365: Half-Ten, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.This is just a peek out of our …

2012-06-04: Day 194 of Project 365: Flighter Day 194 of Project 365: Flighter, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Although a pen from the ‘70s …

2012-06-03: Day 193 of Project 365: Festival Day 193 of Project 365: Festival, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.FunkyPlaid and I hit the Meadows …

2012-06-02: Day 192 of Project 365: Departures This afternoon, Hawk returned to London for a last night in the UK before heading back to the …

2012-06-01: Day 191 of Project 365: High Society Tonight we went to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, where we ordered drams not by distillery but by …

2012-05-31: Day 190 of Project 365: Buried Day 190 of Project 365: Buried, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Today was a catch-up-on-homework day …

2012-05-30: Day 189 of Project 365: Pastoral Day 189 of Project 365: Pastoral, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Say hello to the Highland cattle of …

2012-05-29: Day 188 of Project 365: Earthy Day 188 of Project 365: Earthy, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.This morning, Hawk and I went to …

2012-05-28: Day 187 of Project 365: D3 Day 187 of Project 365: D3, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.The guys are playing some cooperative …

2012-05-27: Day 186 of Project 365: Meta-Photo After our strenuous tour of Edinburgh the day before, we had a lower-key day in St Andrews. …

2012-05-27: Christian Zabriskie: Confronting The Biggest Threat to the Public Library …

2012-05-27: Christian Zabriskie: Confronting The Biggest Threat to the Public Library …

2012-05-26: Day 185 of Project 365: Radiance On Saturday, the four of us wandered around town. We stopped in at St Giles, where this photo was …

2012-05-25: Day 184 of Project 365: Welcome Home Today two of our dear friends from the States arrived to stay with us. True to form, I neglected to …

2012-05-24: Day 183 of Project 365: Glass Half Empty Today I had one of those days that would have been much better with that positive outlook I …

2012-05-23: Day 182 of Project 365: Glass Half Full First of all, this was taken at ten past ten in the evening, and this shot is directly from my …

2012-05-23: Building a Digital Map of Scholarly Archival Materials - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher …

2012-05-23: Building a Digital Map of Scholarly Archival Materials - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher …

2012-05-23: A reader can trace a foot-noted lead with lightning-fast speed and determine whether the citation …

2012-05-23: A reader can trace a foot-noted lead with lightning-fast speed and determine whether the citation …

2012-05-23: LibraryThing’s Edible Books contest winner. The rest are wonderful, too. (h/t @FunkyPlaid)

2012-05-23: LibraryThing’s Edible Books contest winner. The rest are wonderful, too. (h/t @FunkyPlaid)

2012-05-22: Day 181 of Project 365: One Week Ago Day 181 of Project 365: One Week Ago, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.It is hard to believe that just a …

2012-05-21: Day 180 of Project 365: Clematis Day 180 of Project 365: Clematis, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.It was a strikingly sunny day in …

2012-05-21: Digital archivists: technological custodians of human history …

2012-05-21: Digital archivists: technological custodians of human history …

2012-05-20: Day 179 of Project 365: But Not My Heart My friend Brian chose an excerpt from my post about leaving San Francisco for his entry in a …

2012-05-20: Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Tree of Codes was created by cutting out and rearranging text from …

2012-05-20: Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Tree of Codes was created by cutting out and rearranging text from …

2012-05-19: Day 178 of Project 365: Links Day 178 of Project 365: Links, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Nothing earth-shattering to report …

2012-05-19: Library Lovers’ LiveJournal libraries.livejournal.com Shameless plug time: I started the …

2012-05-19: Library Lovers’ LiveJournal libraries.livejournal.com Shameless plug time: I started the …

2012-05-19: That’s Not Online! thatsnotonline.tumblr.com My new favourite blog is dedicated to library …

2012-05-19: That’s Not Online! thatsnotonline.tumblr.com My new favourite blog is dedicated to library …

2012-05-19: ebooks for libraries - A petition to keep ebooks in libraries ebooksforlibraries.com The premise …

2012-05-19: ebooks for libraries - A petition to keep ebooks in libraries ebooksforlibraries.com The premise …

2012-05-18: Day 177 of Project 365: Stepgeek Day 177 of Project 365: Stepgeek, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.My new Fitbit tracker arrived this …

2012-05-17: Day 176 of Project 365: Roasted Day 176 of Project 365: Roasted, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.O, sweet potatoes. I could write a …

2012-05-16: Day 175 of Project 365: Underword Today's photo is a bit of a cheat, since it was taken a little after midnight, but I didn't have the …

2012-05-15: Day 174 of Project 365: Brain Storms Day 174 of Project 365: Brain Storms, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Earlier today, I heard some …

2012-05-14: Day 173 of Project 365: Burritos Day 173 of Project 365: Burritos, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Sometimes we get a taste for …

2012-05-13: Day 172 of Project 365: Letter from Mom Day 172 of Project 365: Letter from Mom, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.My mom wrote this letter to me …

2012-05-12: Day 171 of Project 365: Whole Foods FunkyPlaid and I went to visit friends in Glasgow today, and stopped off at Whole Foods on the way. …

2012-05-11: Day 170 of Project 365: Tick Tock Day 170 of Project 365: Tick Tock, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.I’ve gotten too good at …

2012-05-10: Day 169 of Project 365: Squiddy Knitty This is not the best photo of it, but this is my gaming bag, handcrafted by a dear friend as a …

2012-05-09: Day 168 of Project 365: Small World Tonight, our friends Seth and Lara joined us for takeaway curry and board games. We played Small …

2012-05-08: Day 167 of Project 365: En Papillote Day 167 of Project 365: En Papillote, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.I intended to take photos of the …

2012-05-07: Day 166 of Project 365: The Kitchen at Night Day 166 of Project 365: The Kitchen at Night, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Remember how dark it was …

2012-05-06: Day 165 of Project 365: Say Cheese Day 165 of Project 365: Say Cheese, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Today was my last day of break …

2012-05-05: Day 164 of Project 365: Zoltan, World Destroyer I like visiting Alex and Marianne for many reasons. Zoltan, World Destroyer, their turtle, is one of …

2012-05-04: Day 163 of Project 365: Friend of a Friend Day 163 of Project 365: Friend of a Friend, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Today I met Claudia, a …

2012-05-03: Day 162 of Project 365: Pasta Although we found ourselves in the lavish Art Deco surroundings of the Dominion later this evening …

2012-05-02: Day 161 of Project 365: Travel Expenses I haven't filed travel expenses for my volunteer position in ... ever. Oops. Today I remembered to …

2012-05-01: Day 160 of Project 365: Just Let Me Knit Day 160 of Project 365: Just Let Me Knit, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.I was in the mood to knit …

2012-04-30: Day 159 of Project 365: Magic Horses On Monday morning, our little group took a brief excursion to see some standing stones.[1] We hopped …

2012-04-30: That birthday lip dub again. I learned a new acronym today: ICYMI (In Case You Missed It). For FunkyPlaid's birthday last year, I …

2012-04-29: Day 158 of Project 365: Kye Greetings from the pastoral splendour of rural Scotland. We took a walk around the estate with …

2012-04-29: The Week in Tweets on 2012-04-29 Achievement unlocked: wrote a functional WordPress plugin. Now all the sleeps! # Day 152 of Project …

2012-04-28: Day 157 of Project 365: Grassmarket After being in the house for most of the week, my errand excursion into the world of the living …

2012-04-27: Day 156 of Project 365: Bugging Out FunkyPlaid alerted me to the presence of a weird foreign bug in the kitchen, and I let out a whoop …

2012-04-26: Day 155 of Project 365: Reminders These reminders on a card by my computer are from Cat Rambo's fantasy and science-fiction …

2012-04-25: Day 154 of Project 365: Recognition From thousands of miles away, I attended my graduate school's annual recognition ceremony tonight. …

2012-04-24: Day 153 of Project 365: Teasels Where does contemporary cynicism come from? I have a tough time cutting it any slack these days. …

2012-04-23: Day 152 of Project 365: Cornered I always have such lofty plans for the day after the semester ends. I will read an entire book! I …

2012-04-22: Day 151 of Project 365: Sun's Day "Kernel Panic", the debut EP from singer-songwriter duo Sun's Day, comes out this fall. Here's the …

2012-04-22: The Week in Tweets on 2012-04-22 Day 144 of Project 365: Hello Tony. photo: http://t.co/yThuMuBn ~ words: http://t.co/VpqhZdeO # …

2012-04-21: Day 150 of Project 365: Coding by Hand Sometimes when I am really stuck -- like right now, with my WordPress plugin assignment -- I write …

2012-04-20: Day 149 of Project 365: Guardian A little over nine years ago, my spirit doll arrived. Despite sounding like a really New-Agey …

2012-04-19: Day 148 of Project 365: For the Halibut O yes, I did. Now that that's out of the way, let me tell you about the easiest way to cook fish, …

2012-04-18: Day 147 of Project 365: Nice Tomatoes It's that time of the Project 365: gratuitous produce shots. Yep, definitely the last week of the …

2012-04-17: Day 146 of Project 365: Half a Year I missed the half-year mark, so I'm circling back around to it with a photograph from this …

2012-04-16: Day 145 of Project 365: Journal Pages Next month will be my fourteenth anniversary of keeping an online journal. When people ask me why I …

2012-04-16: Right now, libraries are part of the solution when a community is struggling economically. Libraries …

2012-04-16: Right now, libraries are part of the solution when a community is struggling economically. Libraries …

2012-04-15: Day 144 of Project 365: Hello Tony My friend Tony's birthday is tomorrow, and his girlfriend Rebecca has done something amazing for …

2012-04-15: The Week in Tweets on 2012-04-15 Day 137 of Project 365: The "Tea" in "Team". photo: http://t.co/ny8nI7Xt ~ …

2012-04-14: Day 143 of Project 365: Before Rock 'n' Roll Our friends came to town for tomorrow's Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon, and a big group of us went out …

2012-04-13: Day 142 of Project 365: Crazy Cat Lady It might have been the retweet from earlier today … Hi Edinburgians. PLEASE could you RT this pic of …

2012-04-12: Day 141 of Project 365: Burned This is what happens when I flip a piece of seared salmon too enthusiastically. What was just a …

2012-04-11: Day 140 of Project 365: Personal Growth What we thought was a Christmas cactus now appears to be a Christmas-and-Easter cactus. It's been a …

2012-04-10: Day 139 of Project 365: Cuddler Every night, Torgi follows me into bed and curls up next to me with his head on my pillow. Within a …

2012-04-09: Day 138 of Project 365: Internal Monologue One thing and one thing only will improve my running: the ritual disembowelment of my internal …

2012-04-08: Day 137 of Project 365: The "Tea" in "Team" I'm rounding the corner on "too much tea" today, down to the wire with two big semester deadlines. …

2012-04-08: The Week in Tweets on 2012-04-08 My story "The Kettle and I" was selected for inclusion in Bewildering Stories' First …

2012-04-07: Day 136 of Project 365: Routines While browsing the "Get Things Done" section of the App Store tonight, I found an app that might fix …

2012-04-06: Day 135 of Project 365: Special Delivery Coincidence can be wonderful and it can be horrible. Today it was wonderful because two gifts …

2012-04-05: Day 134 of Project 365: Looking Back Memory is a funny thing. Tonight it was hard for me to recall not knowing how to get to Waverley. …

2012-04-04: Day 133 of Project 365: Brave New Words Even post-grads have to leave the house sometimes. When we do, our outing of choice is anything that …

2012-04-03: Day 132 of Project 365: Yes, Pizza It snowed today. Since I am trying to acclimate, I won't add melodramatic exclamation points to the …

2012-04-02: Day 131 of Project 365: Incorrect That's the take-home lesson from this week's scripting languages assignment: I am incorrect. Have …

2012-04-01: Via yourathenaeum: Augusta Braxton Baker, librarian with The New York Public Library from 1937 to …

2012-04-01: Via yourathenaeum: Augusta Braxton Baker, librarian with The New York Public Library from 1937 to …

2012-04-01: Day 130 of Project 365: Mystery Squid Like everyone else with an iPad, I am goofing off with the new app, Paper. I haven't bought any of …

2012-03-31: Day 129 of Project 365: Caturday Torgi was napping with the very end of his tail curled up, as if he knew it was Caturday. I could …

2012-03-30: Day 128 of Project 365: Puzzling We attended a show at the Edinburgh College of Art this evening. Many intriguing works were spotted, …

2012-03-29: Day 127 of Project 365: Glass Swan Here is a swan, floating blissfully through homework deadlines. "Worry does not empty tomorrow of …

2012-03-28: Day 126 of Project 365: Azure I am amazed at how messy my desk drawers have gotten. I haven't even been here half a year and …

2012-03-27: Day 125 of Project 365: Hydration Stargate This was a gift from Gingiber. I took it for a jog today. There were approximately three hundred …

2012-03-26: Day 124 of Project 365: Taste of Summer Another marvellous weather day in Edinburgh today, although I missed it because it is Monday, a/k/a …

2012-03-26: Exciting "Kettle" news! I just found out that my flash fiction story “The Kettle and I” has been selected for …

2012-03-25: The Week in Tweets on 2012-03-25 My story “The Kettle and I” was published in Bewildering Stories today! Read, enjoy, share: …

2012-03-25: Day 123 of Project 365: Irn-Bru Sorbet Presented without comment. Well, with comment for American readers: Irn-Bru is this bizarre Scottish …

2012-03-24: Day 122 of Project 365: To the Market The fog today was excellent, very San Franciscan, suiting my mood perfectly. We walked to …

2012-03-23: Day 121 of Project 365: Dark Daffodils When I was very young, growing up in Pennsylvania, daffodils meant spring was on its way. I am a bit …

2012-03-22: Day 120 of Project 365: Meadows I met friends for a run in the Meadows tonight, which ended up being a mostly solo endeavour because …

2012-03-21: Day 119 of Project 365: Bread Today I am focusing on the positive. I had another good chat with someone at my volunteering post …

2012-03-20: Day 118 of Project 365: On the Street Where You Live Another run happened today, positively geriatric in pace and length, but I’ll take it. It was …

2012-03-19: "The Kettle and I" - a story by Halsted M. Bernard I am pleased to announce the publication of my story "The Kettle and I" in Bewildering Stories, …

2012-03-18: Does the library have a role to play in the Digital Humanities? : Digital Infrastructure Team …

2012-03-18: Does the library have a role to play in the Digital Humanities? : Digital Infrastructure Team …

2012-03-18: The Week in Tweets on 2012-03-18 Day 109 of Project 365: Takeout Fakeout. photo: http://t.co/JfPblfeA ~ words: http://t.co/XppI5Qj1 # …

2012-03-18: Day 116 of Project 365: Daffy I am utterly sore in the best way. This morning I went running for the first time in a while, and …

2012-03-17: Day 115 of Project 365: I'll Try Today, our friends Alex and Marianne took us to some architectural salvage yards, where this was …

2012-03-16: Day 114 of Project 365: Adult Clothing After a long day at IKEA and grocery shopping besides, I saw this at the giant supermarket and …

2012-03-16: Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no …

2012-03-16: Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no …

2012-03-16: Hiring Librarians | An inside look at library hiring hiringlibrarians.wordpress.com This site …

2012-03-16: Hiring Librarians | An inside look at library hiring hiringlibrarians.wordpress.com This site …

2012-03-15: Day 113 of Project 365: Lonely O, Zen. She wanders through the flat at night and cries and cries. I scuttle after her, attempting …

2012-03-15: "The Trooper" - a story by Adam Altman My friend Adam told this amusing and true story recently for the Lifeline Theatre Storytelling …

2012-03-14: Day 112 of Project 365: Rewiring Day 112 of Project 365: Rewiring, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.We finished watching the second …

2012-03-13: Day 111 of Project 365: Second Shooter Michael and I tooled around Edinburgh today and took some photographs, me with the lomo camera that …

2012-03-12: Day 110 of Project 365: Aquarium There was an aquarium in the pub that Michael and I went to today. I was entranced.

2012-03-11: Day 109 of Project 365: Takeout Fakeout Day 109 of Project 365: Takeout Fakeout, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.More food? Okay. I …

2012-03-11: The Week in Tweets on 2012-03-11 Day 102 of Project 365: Hanging Out. photo: http://t.co/iJtwhYEx ~ words: http://t.co/T8YGxsNm # One …

2012-03-10: Day 108 of Project 365: Bangers and Mash Day 108 of Project 365: Bangers and Mash, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.I made another recipe from …

2012-03-09: Day 107 of Project 365: New Journal I would like to give a shout-out to The Paperie for their excellent customer service and speedy, …

2012-03-08: Day 106 of Project 365: Peek Hello there. I am used to having a job to keep me centred. Without one, I can get a little lost, a …

2012-03-08: Hey, girl. I know tax season is a stressful time for you at the library.

2012-03-08: Hey, girl. I know tax season is a stressful time for you at the library.

2012-03-07: Day 105 of Project 365: Sunbuds FunkyPlaid says I can't keep taking cat photos for Project 365. I beg to differ. I am a cat lady and …

2012-03-06: Day 104 of Project 365: Not from France I am stealing a few moments in between project deadlines to finish a handwritten letter I meant to …

2012-03-05: Day 103 of Project 365: The Ledge My eyelids and throat are vaguely sore, the echoes of tears. My heart stopped racing hours ago, but …

2012-03-04: Day 102 of Project 365: Hanging Out Today's pic is a quick glimpse into my Sunday nights: an informal Google+ Hangout for the students …

2012-03-04: The Week in Tweets on 2012-03-04 What the what? RT @washingtonpost: Santorum: Obama is 'a snob' because he wants …

2012-03-03: Day 101 of Project 365: Skelmorlie Aisle Today ISHR took a field trip to Largs and saw Skelmorlie Aisle. More photos are forthcoming. I am …

2012-03-02: Day 100 of Project 365: Professors on Speed Hooray, 100 days in! Pictured: FunkyPlaid teaching history professors to play Jungle Speed. Or …

2012-03-02: Zotero www.zotero.org I am working on two very different research projects for professors right now, …

2012-03-02: Zotero www.zotero.org I am working on two very different research projects for professors right now, …

2012-03-01: Library Girl, an original song and video by ReinaDelCid. Very sweet and totally catchy. (h/t …

2012-03-01: Library Girl, an original song and video by ReinaDelCid. Very sweet and totally catchy. (h/t …

2012-03-01: Day 99 of Project 365: Cast of Characters This week has been quite hectic, so I apologise for the obscure photo. All shall be revealed! Here …

2012-02-29: Day 98 of Project 365: Reminder Day 98 of Project 365: Reminder, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.While flipping through the glossy …

2012-02-28: Day 97 of Project 365: 2000 My Lamy 2000 fountain pen has a sharp, precise nib that complements my tiny printing. It often runs …

2012-02-27: Day 96 of Project 365: Labradorite Still more catch-up. I should be synchronised again on Tuesday evening. It was Homework Fiesta …

2012-02-26: The Week in Tweets on 2012-02-27 Day 88 of Project 365: Curtain Call. photo: http://t.co/LA7tOlt7 ~ words: http://t.co/cns1XxPw # Day …

2012-02-26: Day 95 of Project 365: Then and Now I meant to write a longer entry about a number of things, but I am falling behind in my Project 365, …

2012-02-25: Day 94 of Project 365: Sunbeam Day 94 of Project 365: Sunbeam, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Here is a Caturday pic of Zen to …

2012-02-24: Day 93 of Project 365: Caramel Mocha Day 93 of Project 365: Caramel Mocha, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Today FunkyPlaid and I had a lot …

2012-02-23: Day 92 of Project 365: Birthday ice cream! Day 92 of Project 365: Birthday ice cream!, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Despite not being able to …

2012-02-22: Virtual Birthday Party Redux Since I had so much fun doing this last year, I’m holding another virtual birthday party with …

2012-02-22: Day 91 of Project 365: Busspotting Day 91 of Project 365: Busspotting, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Somewhat less heroin-fuelled than …

2012-02-21: Day 90 of Project 365: Jumper Progress Day 90 of Project 365: Jumper Progress, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.This is the jumper I am …

2012-02-21: We’re dying. I’m currently on the side of “no” that we can pull out of this tail spin. …

2012-02-21: We’re dying. I’m currently on the side of “no” that we can pull out of this tail spin. …

2012-02-20: Day 89 of Project 365: Zenside Day 89 of Project 365: Zenside, a photo by cygnoir on Flickr.Mondays are all about homework …

2012-02-19: (via Insane art formed by carving books with surgical tools - Karan Arora’s Posterous)

2012-02-19: (via Insane art formed by carving books with surgical tools - Karan Arora’s Posterous)

2012-02-19: Day 88 of Project 365: Curtain Call Tonight, another offering from the Filmhouse’s David Lynch fest: “Dune”. And a …

2012-02-19: The Week in Tweets on 2012-02-19 #lastfm Artists: The Proclaimers (28), Le Butcherettes (10), Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby (4), …

2012-02-18: Day 87 of Project 365: Book-Learnin' Another tiny Advent gift from my mom provides a photographic subject when my creativity is low. As …

2012-02-17: Day 86 of Project 365: Dreamtooth Dusting off the macro lens to capture this necklace. I found this several years ago in a little …

2012-02-16: Day 85 of Project 365: Qwirkle Cubes Ned is visiting us from London! I made an American dinner of meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and Ned …

2012-02-15: I think the hackathon model could provide a very positive way to remake our libraries into …

2012-02-15: I think the hackathon model could provide a very positive way to remake our libraries into …

2012-02-15: Day 84 of Project 365: Beware the Avocado Masher I tried to make baked eggs in avocados for lunch and failed. I didn't even get to use the avocado …

2012-02-14: Day 83 of Project 365: Where's Marcel? This little shell, sans googly-eyes and shoes, has been attached to the outside of one of our …

2012-02-13: Day 82 of Project 365: candle and rock While packing for Scotland, I had no trouble choosing which gadgets and clothing to bring. Books …

2012-02-12: Day 81 of Project 365: kitchen learning The giant supermarkets in this country are the same as the giant supermarkets in the other country, …

2012-02-11: Day 80 of Project 365: armour This will be brief; I used up lots of words already today. One conversation had to do with the …

2012-02-10: Penguin Group Terminating Its Contract with OverDrive — The Digital Shift …

2012-02-10: Penguin Group Terminating Its Contract with OverDrive — The Digital Shift …

2012-02-10: Day 79 of Project 365: avenue q FunkyPlaid and I went to see "Avenue Q" at the Playhouse tonight and it was excellent! Prior to …

2012-02-09: Day 78 of Project 365: sleepy self-portrait The city is brown. Taupe and tan, chocolate and coffee. Wet brick and sodden leaves. Occasionally …

2012-02-08: Day 77 of Project 365: hermes This is a funny fork that came with my rice and edamame salad. Flickr’s trajectory concerns …

2012-02-08: The bad news is that state funding for California libraries has been completely eliminated. There’s …

2012-02-08: The bad news is that state funding for California libraries has been completely eliminated. There’s …

2012-02-08: Indie music, marketing, and Lana Del Rey. Yesterday, Ryan of Stripmall Architecture asked: So, what do you guys think of #lanadelrey? — …

2012-02-07: Day 76 of Project 365: molecular Honestly, I do not know why I use my dSLR anymore. I take crap photos with it, and because my CPU is …

2012-02-06: Day 75 of Project 365: stirling friends FunkyPlaid and I took Nathan to Stirling Castle today. We weren't able to stay very long, but we had …

2012-02-05: Day 74 of Project 365: curry feast I realized after posting yesterday’s photo that I am one-fifth of the way through this project …

2012-02-05: The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. Yes, please.

2012-02-05: The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. Yes, please.

2012-02-04: Day 73 of Project 365: mad hatter I love wearing hats, so it was strange that I was self-conscious about Ali’s request that …

2012-02-04: Librarians versus Libraries in Chicago « Annoyed Librarian blog.libraryjournal.com/annoyedli… …

2012-02-04: Librarians versus Libraries in Chicago « Annoyed Librarian blog.libraryjournal.com/annoyedli… …

2012-02-03: Stuttgart City Library, Stuttgart, Germany. On the one hand, it is a gorgeous library. On the other …

2012-02-03: Stuttgart City Library, Stuttgart, Germany. On the one hand, it is a gorgeous library. On the other …

2012-02-03: Day 72 of Project 365: honey lentils I wanted to cook dinner tonight but I was feeling very lazy and still sick from this cold. However, …

2012-02-02: Day 71 of Project 365: cooking the brains Last October, I was so worked up about bringing the cats overseas. We had done all this research and …

2012-02-01: Day 70 of Project 365: hazel FunkyPlaid brought home some hazel branches from his volunteering post. It amazes me that he can …

2012-01-31: Day 69 of Project 365: within the restful fold of sleep If you think it is a good idea to attempt to learn PHP loops and arrays while on cold medicine, let …

2012-01-31: Review: A Dance with Dragons

A Dance with Dragons A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is …

2012-01-30: Day 68 of Project 365: hello february That familiar tickle in the back of my throat appeared this morning, so I downed some juice and went …

2012-01-29: Day 67 of Project 365: beacon Two phrases for you from the beacon of wisdom: Nemo me impune lacessit. And: Perfer et obdura; …

2012-01-28: Day 66 of Project 365: drink all the liquids It was Azra's birthday 'do in Edinburgh tonight, and there were many liquids. We drank them, in …

2012-01-27: Libraries can make this happen by becoming more open than we’ve ever been before. Not only in terms …

2012-01-27: Libraries can make this happen by becoming more open than we’ve ever been before. Not only in terms …

2012-01-27: Day 65 of Project 365: emergence Today I spotted new growth on our hyacinth bulb and Christmas cactus, and marveled at how an …

2012-01-26: Day 64 of Project 365: fumbled Tonight Judith and I turned the corner on our walk home and I yelled "holy crap!" because I did not …

2012-01-25: Day 63 of Project 365: blank page I really shot myself in the foot with the 500 words a day challenge. Between homework, slush …

2012-01-24: Day 62 of Project 365: tiny fortune-telling pig The tiny pig was adamant. Her new tarot deck had just arrived, and she could tell my future in her …

2012-01-24: “Did the librarians drink all your tequila?” I asked him. He looked exhausted. …

2012-01-24: “Did the librarians drink all your tequila?” I asked him. He looked exhausted. …

2012-01-23: Day 61 of Project 365: new recipe FunkyPlaid and I stayed up very late to watch the Niners game. Actually, I was up already, finishing …

2012-01-23: Nothing to say today. Carry on.

2012-01-23: Nothing to say today. Carry on.

2012-01-22: Day 60 of Project 365: boo-hoo-lean My presentation went off the rails. I actually said "dire repercussions to the fabric of …

2012-01-21: Day 59 of Project 365: blueglow Sunrise today in San Francisco: 07:22. In Edinburgh: 08:31. Sunset today in San Francisco: 17:21. In …

2012-01-21: U.S. House Drafts SKILLS Act to Support School Librarians …

2012-01-21: U.S. House Drafts SKILLS Act to Support School Librarians …

2012-01-20: With a Wonder and a Wild Desire: Thoughts after the Harvard Libraries Twitter Panic …

2012-01-20: With a Wonder and a Wild Desire: Thoughts after the Harvard Libraries Twitter Panic …

2012-01-20: Day 58 of Project 365: mood-cleaners Sometimes a bad mood lands like bird crap on your shoulder, and sometimes it drifts in like a layer …

2012-01-20: 20 heroic librarians who save the world io9.com/5671047/2… And now, a little levity.

2012-01-20: 20 heroic librarians who save the world io9.com/5671047/2… And now, a little levity.

2012-01-20: What’s happening at Harvard? « Feral Librarian chrisbourg.wordpress.com/2012/01/1… Chris took …

2012-01-20: What’s happening at Harvard? « Feral Librarian chrisbourg.wordpress.com/2012/01/1… Chris took …

2012-01-19: Day 57 of Project 365: metroku Someone left their half-done sudoku (sorry, metroku) on the bus today. I like doing sudoku, but I …

2012-01-19: Harvard has the second largest endowment in the world, second only to the funds held by the Vatican. …

2012-01-19: Harvard has the second largest endowment in the world, second only to the funds held by the Vatican. …

2012-01-19: Tweets on #hlth (Harvard Library Town Hall) twitter.com#hlth Massive reorganization and layoffs are …

2012-01-19: Tweets on #hlth (Harvard Library Town Hall) twitter.com#hlth Massive reorganization and layoffs are …

2012-01-19: Penguin Further Narrows Library Access, Suspending Availability of Audiobook Titles — The Digital …

2012-01-19: Penguin Further Narrows Library Access, Suspending Availability of Audiobook Titles — The Digital …

2012-01-19: Librarians Turn Wikipedia Blackout Into a Teachable Moment …

2012-01-19: Librarians Turn Wikipedia Blackout Into a Teachable Moment …

2012-01-18: Day 56 of Project 365: of the devil The Web today has been a whole bunch of blackouts and protests and whinging and drama. Tonight was a …

2012-01-18: So what would happen if say on April 1, 2012 academic libraries around the country turned off their …

2012-01-18: So what would happen if say on April 1, 2012 academic libraries around the country turned off their …

2012-01-18: Academic publishers have become the enemies of science www.guardian.co.uk/science/2… ghardin: …

2012-01-18: Academic publishers have become the enemies of science www.guardian.co.uk/science/2… ghardin: …

2012-01-18: If you are missing Wikipedia today, learn why. And maybe laugh (or cry) at @herpderpedia while …

2012-01-18: If you are missing Wikipedia today, learn why. And maybe laugh (or cry) at @herpderpedia while …

2012-01-17: Day 55 of Project 365: mossty It hasn't been as cold as I thought it might be. I've confirmed from a number of native sources that …

2012-01-16: Day 54 of Project 365: sunbather Zen was born in Alabama, so she loves the sun and warmth. I was worried about how she would …

2012-01-15: Day 53 of Project 365: covered Some days I have nothing I want to photograph. So I put my finger over the lens and click.

2012-01-14: Day 52 of Project 365: social (second) life This morning I got all worked up about an email on my school's listserv about how social networks …

2012-01-13: Day 51 of Project 365: battling "restlistness" with TaskPaper I love making lists, but have a difficult time choosing the One True List-Making Solution. I call …

2012-01-12: Day 50 of Project 365: well-trained Day 50 already! And what a day it was ... Waking up this morning was a struggle because I had stayed …

2012-01-11: Day 49 of Project 365: wedding purse Post-shower dresser scrambling prompted the rediscovery of this amazing creation, my wedding purse. …

2012-01-10: Day 48 of Project 365: hey what's that 48.365: hey what’s that Originally uploaded by cygnoir Via Flickr: While we were walking …

2012-01-09: Docile copiers. I want to be an innovator and not a copier. I struggle with what that means every day. A tiny …

2012-01-08: Friendly friends of friendliness. As we entered the chippy, Angie was leaning a little on the counter, in intense conversation with …

2012-01-03: Whither weather? With the evil cousin of Hurricane Bawbag rattling at our shutters, here are some links of UK …

2012-01-02: Goli Grabs Delight, a (very short) Glitch movie. After weeks of no Glitch, I decided to play for a while tonight. I promptly discovered this gorgeous …

2012-01-02: Project 365 compatriots. You probably already know that I am excitedly participating in Project 365, taking a photo a day for …

2012-01-01: History of lyrics that aren't lyrics. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_OzM2mE_uo] This is a clever medley! History Of Lyrics That …

2011-12-30: Review: Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change into Gift and Opportunity Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change into Gift and Opportunity by SARK My rating: 3 of …

2011-12-30: Year in review mixtape: swan fillet. For this year in review, I want to do something different. I enjoy reading others’ …

2011-12-27: Review: We Need to Talk about Kevin We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver My rating: 3 of 5 stars I really do not know what to …

2011-12-25: Review: The Dewey Decimal System: A Novel The Dewey Decimal System: A Novel by Nathan Larson My rating: 4 of 5 stars It may be weird to say …

2011-12-24: "The Sugarplum Favor" -- a Christmas story by Tad Williams I hope you are enjoying the holiday, Festivus, Winterval, or whatever you consider this period of …

2011-12-22: Tiger-eyed and Tinytown. I rediscovered this wonderful literary community online called Fictionaut, and posted an older bit …

2011-12-21: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0k3kHtyoqc What? No one's posted the trailer for "The Hobbit" online …

2011-12-21: Best. Drum solo. Ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtwWQMwRf-M We all love a good air-drum to Phil Collins' "In the Air …

2011-12-20: Metalwork fountain pens. I have serious pen lust. (h/t FunkyPlaid)

2011-12-15: All I want for Festivus is more "Community". If you do too, snail-mail letters are the way to go. Send your heartfelt pleas to: Robert Greenblatt …

2011-12-13: Inclement. Yesterday, FunkyPlaid and I walked downtown on some errands. As we left our flat, we both remarked …

2011-12-08: Responses to Single Dad Laughing's post "I'm Christian, unless you're gay." I found this incredibly touching. It helps to read the post first, then watch the video. …

2011-12-07: Feminist Ryan Gosling. There is so much to like about Feminist Ryan Gosling. This is one of my favorites.

2011-12-05: Library Visits at Historic High …

2011-12-05: Library Visits at Historic High …

2011-12-05: Curried sweet potatoes and getting carded. I went to the market tonight for dinner ingredients, one of which was white wine. Instead of buying …

2011-11-29: Fluff piece. Some shiny bits from the day … FunkyPlaid and I were referred to as "the septics" by a friend and I …

2011-11-24: HIDWtS: Thanksgiving in Scotland. This Thanksgiving edition of How I Decide Where to Sit is dedicated to reviewing all the rookie …

2011-11-17: Bluster. I like St Andrews more each time I visit, and I already liked it a lot the first time. There are …

2011-11-16: the Kindle lending experience from a patron’s perspective “a wolf in book’s clothing” …

2011-11-16: the Kindle lending experience from a patron’s perspective “a wolf in book’s clothing” …

2011-11-15: Mental map, one month in. I’ve been in Edinburgh a month already! Really? Really. So I thought it might be time to draw …

2011-11-11: Shepherd's pie. Here is another post about food instead of about anything else, because food is easier to talk …

2011-11-07: Simplest sauce. There is plenty to report, but no time, so here is my pinboard of home cooking. There are just a few …

2011-11-04: Contented.

2011-11-03: Library of Congress Provides Details About Transition Away From MARC …

2011-11-03: Library of Congress Provides Details About Transition Away From MARC …

2011-11-01: Mental map sutures. O, look! It is a photo of the castle! Another photo of the castle! And not at all because it is one …

2011-10-30: Bracklinn Falls and laundry hangs. I caught my first Scottish cold! Which really isn’t that great of an accomplishment at all, …

2011-10-29: Backyard river. Taken at Torren Cottages

2011-10-26: PAX 2011 Live D&D Game [youtube [www.youtube.com/watch](http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmTINEnGwnc?wmode=transparent]) via …

2011-10-25: The meaning of life? Taken at IKEA

2011-10-23: Magic trees are universal. Taken at B&Q

2011-10-21: Visiting St Andrews. Due to an international banking error -- those are fun, let me tell you -- we do not have a car yet. …

2011-10-19: First home-cooked meal in Edinburgh. These “firsts” will dwindle after a while, I promise. Tonight I riffed a bit on this …

2011-10-17: Where the year went. One whole year of marriage already? How can this be possible? You’d think we had spent the …

2011-10-17: Rainy view from the kitchen. Not much to report today, at least not yet. I am about to get properly soaked, though, because we …

2011-10-15: First day in Edinburgh. FunkyPlaid and I ran some errands today, then met friends for lunch at the Basement and then a nice …

2011-10-14: Zen and FunkyPlaid in the new flat.

2011-10-12: I left something in San Francisco. Maybe it was my heart. No, my heart was there, for a time, spread out in beating chunks across the …

2011-10-12: Torgi at the vet. Taken at Avenues Pet Hospital

2011-10-12: My last N-Judah ride.

2011-10-10: The state of the chateau. I have a few moments post-packing, post-homework, to write something substantial on What Is Going …

2011-10-10: Rainy upheaval.

2011-10-10: Fresh From Tumblr Bah.

2011-10-10: My energy level today.

2011-10-10: My sardine cam.

2011-10-09: Glitch poem: This is just to say I have nibbled the piggies that were around the Meadowand which you were probably baiting for …

2011-10-09: One last nap in the blue room.

2011-10-07: The Library on a Massive Scale …

2011-10-07: The Library on a Massive Scale …

2011-10-02: The F-Market redeemed. I rarely take the F-Market because it is so slow and the double-seats have no butt dividers. The …

2011-09-29: Flowers for Rosh Hashanah I felt like the prettiest princess carrying these home from the florist! I can't wait to give them …

2011-09-29: We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck …

2011-09-29: We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck …

2011-09-28: What are the toughest questions tossed at reference librarians? www.csmonitor.com/Books/cha… …

2011-09-28: What are the toughest questions tossed at reference librarians? www.csmonitor.com/Books/cha… …

2011-09-28: Men of the Stacks, a 2012 calendar menofthestacks.com Librarian hunks, one for every month of next …

2011-09-28: Men of the Stacks, a 2012 calendar menofthestacks.com Librarian hunks, one for every month of next …

2011-09-27: Glitch launched today!

2011-09-27: Amazon and OverDrive Roll Out Kindle Books to Libraries …

2011-09-27: Amazon and OverDrive Roll Out Kindle Books to Libraries …

2011-09-25: Foggy Sausalito.

2011-09-25: The Art of the Self-Mocking Hashtag In this Sunday's Boston Globe, I take a look at how hashtagging has become the perfect vehicle for …

2011-09-24: Harvestman watches over you.

2011-09-23: Prescreen "Missing Pieces" for $4. WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Missing Pieces is a story about a man who’s lost everything and his misguided …

2011-09-22: Help me see the movie "Missing Pieces" [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8UoSZUKE0A]via youtube.com (festival trailer · movie …

2011-09-22: What Are Employers Looking For These Days? | Future Ready 365 …

2011-09-22: What Are Employers Looking For These Days? | Future Ready 365 …

2011-09-21: Is the United States Training Too Many Librarians or Too Few? (Part 1) …

2011-09-21: Is the United States Training Too Many Librarians or Too Few? (Part 1) …

2011-09-20: Two old cats finally becoming friends. I never thought our cats would sit this close together, but here they are, right before bed. …

2011-09-19: Subsequently allowed to dissipate. I love saying this phrase out loud. This is part of a larger artwork by Lawrence Weiner called …

2011-09-19: Interspecies love. via wimp.com, via Lette Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!

2011-09-16: Sideways library coffee shop? Yes, please. Via npr: acheverton: “The D’Espresso coffee shop, …

2011-09-16: Sideways library coffee shop? Yes, please. Via npr: acheverton: “The D’Espresso coffee shop, …

2011-09-16: Links for 15 September 2011 Today’s nibbles and squeaks from the beak! I can’t tell if my fascination with this sleeping …

2011-09-15: Links for 14 September 2011 Today’s nibbles and squeaks from the beak! Someone hacked the Trinity College School of …

2011-09-12: Links for 12 September 2011 Puzzle Hunt Calendar: I participated in my first Microsoft Puzzle Hunt this weekend, and loved it. …

2011-09-06: HIDWtS: Sleep deprivation. After yet another terrible night of sleep, I was looking forward to work today, figuring that some …

2011-09-06: Research Libraries UK, which includes the Russell Group university libraries, as well as …

2011-09-06: Research Libraries UK, which includes the Russell Group university libraries, as well as …

2011-09-06: This is one of the sobering truths these librarians, representing a group of Illinois universities, …

2011-09-06: This is one of the sobering truths these librarians, representing a group of Illinois universities, …

2011-09-06: iLibrarian » A Quick Guide to Creating Library QR Codes oedb.org/blogs/ili…

2011-09-06: iLibrarian » A Quick Guide to Creating Library QR Codes oedb.org/blogs/ili…

2011-09-04: Unsettling. The house sloughs off years, slowly exfoliating stuff and dust from every corner. In the middle of …

2011-09-02: Child of the Library, via @vmbrasseur. Piers Cawley is my hero today. [youtube www.youtube.com/watch

2011-09-02: Child of the Library, via @vmbrasseur. Piers Cawley is my hero today.

2011-08-29: HIDWtS: Secret club. For seven months, I have been stumped, not by a puzzle or a game, but by a shuttle. When I board my …

2011-08-28: A weekend off. After seeing FunkyPlaid off on Friday morning, I vowed to have a weekend free of packing and moving. …

2011-08-24: The storm before the calm before the storm. FunkyPlaid’s penultimate day in San Francisco is here! And my title is wishful thinking, a …

2011-08-21: Goodbye, books. All of my books are packed. Such a relief! Everything left at this point is either going to …

2011-08-20: Stuffed. Twelve and a half hours ago, I thought I was looking at a few hours of packing in my study. It looks …

2011-08-19: Knotted.   G+ KAL, day four Originally uploaded by cygnoir One week until FunkyPlaid leaves, and all …

2011-08-12: Jump-start on Caturday. Jack Originally uploaded by cygnoir My day deteriorated somewhat, so I am getting a jump-start on …

2011-08-11: Packing highlights. Although this is hardly my first day of packing for Scotland, it has been a long one, filled with …

2011-08-10: HIWDtS: Bye-bye, lady. Every once in a while, I encounter the N-Judah Greeter. He is a sweet man who says hello and waves …

2011-08-04: HIDWtS: Instruments of torture. O, hello. I am glad you are still here! The end of the semester was a little harrowing, but now …

2011-08-01: What Librarians Do collections2point0.wordpress.com/2011/07/2… What a tasty infographic! (via …

2011-08-01: What Librarians Do collections2point0.wordpress.com/2011/07/2… What a tasty infographic! (via …

2011-07-28: HIDWtS: Dance with me. Previously, I confessed my deep and abiding affection for sitting in The Pocket while on Muni, as …

2011-07-28: Puberty @ the library. libtales.blogspot.com/2011/07/p… This and other darling stories are at …

2011-07-28: Puberty @ the library. libtales.blogspot.com/2011/07/p… This and other darling stories are at …

2011-07-27: Impressionist Jim Meskimen Does Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices Everyone has already linked to this, but I am linking to it in the voice of Madeline Kahn. …

2011-07-22: Oslo bombing and Utøya camp shooting. In the midst of an unrelated family crisis at the moment, but here are a few links about the Oslo …

2011-07-19: HIDWtS: Home run. Between the middle accordion section of a LRV and one set of doors are four seats. Because they face …

2011-07-17: Plain Sunday supper. FunkyPlaid and I are having a plain Sunday supper tonight: three-ingredient red sauce over pasta and …

2011-07-16: A quote and no shuttle. In light of the fatal crash Thursday morning, I haven’t felt like writing about shuttles. …

2011-07-13: HIDWtS: Cheek to cheek. [Ed. note: This is almost a week overdue, thanks to the ridiculous summer cold I caught. Lucky for …

2011-07-08: Linkdump for 8 July 2011 STUDY SAYS TECHNOLOGY COULD TRANSFORM SOCIETY - NYTimes.com Shared by Halsted Mencotti Bernard Just …

2011-07-06: I get knocked down, but I get up again. This is the perfect antidote to the day I’ve had. They Might Be Giants covers Chumbawamba, …

2011-07-05: HIDWtS: Holiday catch-up edition. The past few days have been spent in a homework daze peppered with obsessive Google+ fidgeting, and …

2011-07-02: Call Heather Christle at (413) 570-3077 Call Heather Christle at (413) 570-3077 Poems read aloud over the phone, by the poet! Via HTML …

2011-06-29: HIDWtS: Don't be that guy. Some days I have a clear picture of what is right and what is wrong. Per yesterday’s post, …

2011-06-28: HIDWtS: Crazy train. Things that are commonly acceptable to do while on public transit: Reading. Writing. Listening to …

2011-06-28: Library Ideas, LLC to Launch Innovative New e-book Service for Libraries …

2011-06-28: Library Ideas, LLC to Launch Innovative New e-book Service for Libraries …

2011-06-28: Cozy coffee. coffee cozy redux Originally uploaded by cygnoir This is not the best photograph, but I won a …

2011-06-27: HIDWtS: Smell ya later. Today the shuttle was nearly full when I boarded, so I chose the seat next to the person who looked …

2011-06-24: Life three months after Facebook. Something Facebook-related happened today, and since I closed my account three months ago, it was …

2011-06-24: HIDWtS: Pat endings. This morning I was very distracted, which meant I got out of the house early instead of just on …

2011-06-23: HIDWtS: Predictably unpredictable. Today’s installment is not brought to you by anything. At all. Because that’s how I am. …

2011-06-22: HIDWtS: Inappropriate footwear for the Apocalypse. The fog is back. Yesterday morning it was 70 degrees at 7am. Today it was in the fifties and foggy. …

2011-06-22: Evidently there is a gushing river of verbal creativity in the normal human mind Evidently there is a gushing river of verbal creativity in the normal human mind, from which both …

2011-06-21: Linkdump for 21 June 2011 Via @samspratt: JUNE Portrait Contest/Custom Portrait Giveaway!… Via @samspratt: JUNE …

2011-06-21: HIDWtS: Rumble seat. A brief shuttle anatomy lesson is required for today’s How I Decide Where to Sit. The shuttle …

2011-06-21: (via Japanese house made out of bookshelves is reader’s delight | Tecca)

2011-06-21: (via Japanese house made out of bookshelves is reader’s delight | Tecca)

2011-06-21: British Library, Google Strike Deal To Digitize Historic Books www.npr.org/blogs/the… This is …

2011-06-21: British Library, Google Strike Deal To Digitize Historic Books www.npr.org/blogs/the… This is …

2011-06-20: HIDWtS: You snooze, you don't lose. Today’s episode of How I Decide Where to Sit was brought to you by the letter Z, the letter Z, …

2011-06-17: Linkdump for 17 June 2011 Apple files patent to block iPhone users from filming live events with their smartphone | Mail …

2011-06-17: HIDWtS: No choice at all. Today’s How I Decide Where to Sit is subtitled “And that is all my fault.” My …

2011-06-16: HIDWtS: Muni edition. Hello! This is a very special edition of How I Decide Where to Sit because it did not involve the …

2011-06-15: Linkdump for 15 June 2011 Postertext: Turn Your Favorite Book Into Art Poster So cool. From the post: "Combine your love …

2011-06-15: HIDWtS: Sitting as a hostile act. Today’s installment of How I Decide Where to Sit is brought to you by bizarre …

2011-06-14: HIDWtS: Primal urges. Today’s episode of How I Decide Where to Sit is sponsored by that weird impulse to run for the …

2011-06-13: HIDWtS: Standing room only. Here is another installment of How I Decide Where to Sit! Because grad school makes everything meta. …

2011-06-12: Linkdump for 12 June 2011 FollowUpThen: Free, Fast and Simple Email Reminder This looks extremely handy. Thanks, Eva! From the …

2011-06-11: Gliss and Glasvegas at GAMH See the full gallery on Posterous What would the twenty-first century be without grainy iPhone …

2011-06-10: Linkdump for 10 June 2011 Overhead Bin - Hang up and fly right: More evidence of in-flight interference Please, please, PLEASE …

2011-06-10: HIDWtS: Mixed signals. A new series on cygnoir.net: How I Decide Where to Sit. HIDWtS for short. (Not really short.) …

2011-06-09: Linkdump for 9 June 2011 Miltos Yeromelou (Syrio Forel) Interview | Cast of Thrones A great podcast interview of Miltos …

2011-06-01: Anime and Manga for Grown-Ups, a program at the San Francisco Public Library.

2011-06-01: Anime and Manga for Grown-Ups, a program at the San Francisco Public Library.

2011-05-31: (via 18 Seriously Cool Bookshelves & Bookcases)

2011-05-31: (via 18 Seriously Cool Bookshelves & Bookcases)

2011-05-30: Highlights from KublaCon 2011. See the full gallery on Posterous I have just a few photos from KublaCon this year, which is really …

2011-05-28: Bob tortures Jason with mustard. IMG_1330.MOV Watch on Posterous It has become a treasured KublaCon tradition.

2011-05-27: This section makes me cringe. I suppose I should be glad there aren't any books titled "When Curdled Milk Gets in Your Eye". Yet. …

2011-05-25: Scenes from Los Angeles’s teacher-librarian witch-hunt www.boingboing.net/2011/05/2… …

2011-05-25: Scenes from Los Angeles’s teacher-librarian witch-hunt www.boingboing.net/2011/05/2… …

2011-05-24: Avoid, embrace meal planning: success! I am sold on this meal-planning gig. Not only did I successfully make three meals last week – …

2011-05-24: Funding cuts closing book on all 62 branches in Queens Library …

2011-05-24: Funding cuts closing book on all 62 branches in Queens Library …

2011-05-24: (via Letters of Note: A library is many things)

2011-05-24: (via Letters of Note: A library is many things)

2011-05-23: Nostalgic tongue. It has taken a while, but I think I can make my mom’s meatloaf almost the way she makes it. …

2011-05-23: Her drunk kitchen. The last time I got completely buzzed while making dinner, I had an idea for a silly video show. …

2011-05-18: At present, there is no room in our professional discourse for creative expression beyond a certain …

2011-05-18: At present, there is no room in our professional discourse for creative expression beyond a certain …

2011-05-18: Author and publisher Carmen Callil has withdrawn from the judging panel of the Man Booker International prize Author and publisher Carmen Callil has withdrawn from the judging panel of the Man Booker …

2011-05-17: Librarians, secretaries laid off by Windsor-Essex Catholic Distric School board …

2011-05-17: Librarians, secretaries laid off by Windsor-Essex Catholic Distric School board …

2011-05-17: Secret vote on libraries draws fire www.windsorstar.com/news/Secr… vote libraries draws …

2011-05-17: Secret vote on libraries draws fire www.windsorstar.com/news/Secr… vote libraries draws …

2011-05-17: Tiny Alice in Wonderland book! Found on breathingbooks.

2011-05-17: Tiny Alice in Wonderland book! Found on breathingbooks.

2011-05-16: anagrammed This has been roiling around in my head, a moment years ago that I wish I had done differently. …

2011-05-16: Librarians Glad to be appreciated. Also, I am a huge geek like many of my colleagues. We embrace the heck out …

2011-05-16: Librarians Glad to be appreciated. Also, I am a huge geek like many of my colleagues. We embrace the heck out …

2011-05-16: The next library is a place, still. A place where people come together to do co-working and …

2011-05-16: The next library is a place, still. A place where people come together to do co-working and …

2011-05-16: Avoid, embrace meal planning. As mentioned in my previous post, I am attempting to exhaustion-proof my kitchen by planning meals …

2011-05-13: I admit it; I got a bit nostalgic. Via colinmeloy: A beautiful tour of the SF Public Library, …

2011-05-13: I admit it; I got a bit nostalgic. Via colinmeloy: A beautiful tour of the SF Public Library, …

2011-05-13: Libraria, a set on Flickr. Photos of old medical textbook title pages.

2011-05-13: Libraria, a set on Flickr. Photos of old medical textbook title pages.

2011-05-13: Celiac Awareness Month In March 2008, I stopped eating gluten for medical reasons, and (with a few transgressions) …

2011-05-12: ‘We need big servers and the geeks to take care of them,’ Neiburger said. ‘What …

2011-05-12: ‘We need big servers and the geeks to take care of them,’ Neiburger said. ‘What …

2011-05-12: Work-related ‘burnout’ more likely to affect the best lecturers, study suggests …

2011-05-12: Work-related ‘burnout’ more likely to affect the best lecturers, study suggests …

2011-05-12: Ebook Survey 2011 …

2011-05-12: Ebook Survey 2011 …

2011-05-12: Interview of a Librarian htmlgiant.com/random/in… Via oliveryeh: Take a break from writing …

2011-05-12: Interview of a Librarian htmlgiant.com/random/in… Via oliveryeh: Take a break from writing …

2011-05-11: The MFA Octopus: Four Questions About Creative Writing lareviewofbooks: Mark McGurl Frank Conroy © Bruce Davidson 1. Why do people hate creative writing …

2011-05-10: A few years ago, when I was still teaching at Yale, I was approached by a student who was interested …

2011-05-10: A few years ago, when I was still teaching at Yale, I was approached by a student who was interested …

2011-05-10: I just registered for a metadata class. And a database class. The fall semester will be awesome.

2011-05-10: I just registered for a metadata class. And a database class. The fall semester will be awesome.

2011-05-09: A day in the life of a metadata zookeeper it.toolbox.com/blogs/inf… I think I would love this …

2011-05-09: A day in the life of a metadata zookeeper it.toolbox.com/blogs/inf… I think I would love this …

2011-05-09: Poetry.com has closed Poetry.com has closed Lulu shut it down last Thursday. Did you notice?

2011-05-09: Daily Anxiety Daily Anxiety I adore these apocalyptic poems. Please make more.

2011-05-07: good dog [soundcloud url=”api.soundcloud.com/tracks/14…”] good dog the dog is dying that’s …

2011-05-06: The Cost of the Internet I am annoyed by this question, or rather, by the fact that this library student decided to contact a …

2011-05-06: The Cost of the Internet I am annoyed by this question, or rather, by the fact that this library student decided to contact a …

2011-05-05: Clever advertising for a used bookstore in Lithuania. (via Become Someone Else: Pics, Videos, Links, …

2011-05-05: Clever advertising for a used bookstore in Lithuania. (via Become Someone Else: Pics, Videos, Links, …

2011-05-05: BART To Unveil Book Lending Machine In Millbrae Today sfappeal.com/news/2011… ATM machine for …

2011-05-05: BART To Unveil Book Lending Machine In Millbrae Today sfappeal.com/news/2011… ATM machine for …

2011-05-04: The very thought of you.

There is so much loveliness in Second Life, but I have a pretty specific aesthetic. I have grown so …

2011-05-04: Review: Bossypants

BossypantsBossypants by Tina Fey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Because I am not up on these things, even though I …

2011-05-03: I was just learning to love.

And now, a palate-cleanser in the form of some Second Life prettiness.

When Miss Shippe released …

2011-05-02: On villains and vengeance. Earlier today, I had this half-formed thought that I shared on Twitter: “The danger of basing …

2011-05-01: Osama bin Laden is dead.

Osama bin Laden is dead. At last, some closure for the families and friends of the victims of 9/11. …

2011-04-30: Don't stop believin', a lip dub for FunkyPlaid. After 299 emails, 5.09 GB of movies, weeks of very little sleep, and so much iMovie-bashing, I …

2011-04-28: A video of nothing.

End of semester. Idea for video. Brain figures out how to set up camera and hit “record” …

2011-04-27: Resetting my health goals and tracking.

Good afternoon, readers. It has been a long time since my last self-portrait. I have been so …

2011-04-26: A song a day, day 30: your favorite song at this time last year.

From the song a day meme: your favorite song at this time last year.

We made it! What a …

2011-04-25: Across metro Detroit, communities bracing for library closings | Detroit Free Press | freep.com …

2011-04-25: Across metro Detroit, communities bracing for library closings | Detroit Free Press | freep.com …

2011-04-25: A song a day, day 29: a song from your childhood.

From the song a day meme: a song from your childhood.

My childhood was filled with music. I …

2011-04-24: A song a day, day 28: a song that makes you feel guilty.

From the song a day meme: a song that makes you feel guilty.

This one was easy, I am sad to say. …

2011-04-23: A song a day, day 27: a song that you wish you could play.

From the song a day meme: a song that you wish you could play.

I have this funny idea that someday …

2011-04-23: Twitter Lists make happy tweeters.

Twitter fatigue: you follow a ton of fascinating people on Twitter, but how can you reasonably keep …

2011-04-22: A song a day, day 26: a song that you can play on an instrument.

From the song a day meme: a song that you can play on an instrument.

I used to practice this so …

2011-04-21: A song a day, day 25: a song that makes you laugh.

From the song a day meme: a song that makes you laugh.

JoCo wins this round.

2011-04-20: Jetsam, not flotsam.

I didn’t know what I was seeing. Teal plastic flakes in my hand. I don’t wear teal; I …

2011-04-20: Amazon Unveils Kindle Lending With 11,000 Libraries: Does This Mark The End Of The Local Library? …

2011-04-20: Amazon Unveils Kindle Lending With 11,000 Libraries: Does This Mark The End Of The Local Library? …

2011-04-20: A song a day, day 24: a song that you want to play at your funeral.

From the song a day meme: a song that you want to play at your funeral.

For a long time, I wanted …

2011-04-20: Thanks, Librarians. Me too. Thank you, library professionals. Via iwillwritesomethinghereeveryday: I would like to …

2011-04-20: Thanks, Librarians. Me too. Thank you, library professionals. Via iwillwritesomethinghereeveryday: I would like to …

2011-04-19: A song a day, day 23: a song that you want to play at your wedding.

From the song a day meme: a song that you want to play at your wedding.

I already answered this, …

2011-04-18: A song a day, day 22: a song that you listen to when you're sad.

From the song a day meme: a song that you listen to when you’re sad.

This was a tough one for …

2011-04-17: A song a day, day 21: a song that you listen to when you're happy.

From the song a day meme: a song that you listen to when you’re happy.

Again, there are so …

2011-04-16: A song a day, day 20: a song that you listen to when you're angry.

From the song a day meme: a song that you listen to when you’re angry.

O, but I have so many …

2011-04-15: A song a day, day 19: a song from your favorite album.

From the song a day meme: a song from your favorite album.

“Favorite” here is such a …

2011-04-14: A song a day, day 18: a song that you wish you heard on the radio.

From the song a day meme: a song that you wish you heard on the radio.

I barely remember life …

2011-04-13: A song a day, day 17: a song that you hear often on the radio.

From the song a day meme: a song that you hear often on the radio.

It is strange to write this, but …

2011-04-12: A song a day, day 16: a song that you used to love but now hate.

From the song a day meme: a song that you used to love but now hate.

This is one of those songs, …

2011-04-11: A song a day, day 15: a song that describes you.

From the song a day meme: a song that describes you. We are halfway there! I feel more of a sense of …

2011-04-11: Shorn Documents This is my biggest frustration with group project work in grad school. I simply do not understand …

2011-04-11: Shorn Documents This is my biggest frustration with group project work in grad school. I simply do not understand …

2011-04-10: A song a day, day 14: a song that no one would expect you to love.

From the song a day meme: a song that no one would expect you to love.

I don’t have much time …

2011-04-09: Augmented Reality App for Shelf Reading (by DrBoOhio, via jessamyn) [youtube www.youtube.com/watch

2011-04-09: Augmented Reality App for Shelf Reading (by DrBoOhio, via jessamyn)

2011-04-09: A song a day, day 13: a song that is a guilty pleasure.

From the song a day meme: a song that is a guilty pleasure.

Half of my music catalog may seem like …

2011-04-08: Some links about the potential U.S. government shutdown. As I was doing some research this morning, I found some links about the potential U.S. government …

2011-04-08: A song a day, day 12: a song from a band you hate.

From the song a day meme: a song from a band you hate.

I don’t really have any words for this …

2011-04-08: Beastie Boys' fight for your right, revisited.

I am going to take a break from all this music to tell you about some music.

I was just listening …

2011-04-07: A song a day, day 11: a song from your favorite band.

From the song a day meme: a song from your favorite band.

How easy is this one? So easy.

2011-04-06: A song a day, day 10: a song that makes you fall asleep.

From the song a day meme: a song that makes you fall asleep.

I am clawing my way out of another …

2011-04-05: A song a day, day 9: a song that you can dance to.

From the song a day meme: a song that you can dance to.

I can dance to many songs, whether or not I …

2011-04-04: A song a day, day 8: a song that you know all the words to.

From the song a day meme: a song that you know all the words to.

We all need a palate-cleanser …

2011-04-04: Gluten-free sucks.

I am bitter in this post, but I won’t apologize for it. I’m done apologizing for it. …

2011-04-03: A song a day, day 7: a song that reminds you of a certain event.

From the song a day meme: a song that reminds you of a certain event.

This song reminds me of …

2011-04-02: A song a day, day 6: a song that reminds you of somewhere.

From the song a day meme: a song that reminds you of somewhere.

A song about December 1963 reminds …

2011-04-01: A song a day, day 5: a song that reminds you of someone.

For the song a day meme: a song that reminds you of someone.

Easy peasy! My friend Adam put this on …

2011-03-31: A song a day, day 4: a song that makes you sad.

For the song a day meme: a song that makes you sad.

First, I want to say that I have been so …

2011-03-30: A song a day, day 3: a song that makes you happy.

For the song a day meme: a song that makes you happy.

This one was tough. So many songs make me …

2011-03-29: Plenty of ugly girls.

I hadn’t taken any photos with my macro lens in a while, so I did that today while I should …

2011-03-29: A song a day, day 2: your least favorite song.

For the song a day meme: your least favorite song.

I was a bit lost for this one because I have so …

2011-03-28: Donate to charity instead of Charlie Sheen.

Inspired by a tweet from Wil Wheaton, Andy asks people to donate the cost of a ticket to Charlie …

2011-03-28: A song a day, day 1: your favorite song.

The end of the semester is nigh! All thinky cells rerouted to librarying cortex. Remaining slouchy …

2011-03-27: About being a woman.

I have spent this lovely Sunday morning reading this AskMe thread about female experiences while …

2011-03-27: Then you are discharged. Man in flimsy hospital gown with sweatpants – tucked in, so that was something – and a …

2011-03-24: Life after Facebook.

Last Friday, I deactivated my Facebook account. I have been complaining about Facebook for a while …

2011-03-23: Trivia, but not trivial.

[2009/08/29 10:14] Browman Griffith: do you think there is anything strange about 30 people, a …

2011-03-23: Librarians in Fashion (by shrinetobarkley, via fashionable librarian Dede) [youtube …

2011-03-23: Librarians in Fashion (by shrinetobarkley, via fashionable librarian Dede)

2011-03-23: Google Digital Library Settlement Rejected From the Am Law Daily: “The [amended settlement agreement] would grant Google control over the …

2011-03-22: Olivier Charles creates his vision of the Stockholm Public Library. (via CGSociety - Stockholm …

2011-03-22: Olivier Charles creates his vision of the Stockholm Public Library. (via CGSociety - Stockholm …

2011-03-22: Epcot in 5,151 Photographs Stop-motion photography makes me happy. I have never been to Epcot, and this was a neat way to …

2011-03-22: I knew I'd miss him forever. Wil Wheaton’s blog is a great read for many reasons. I especially love it for how poignantly …

2011-03-21: World’s first ebook library opens at Taiwan Airport www.aviationrecord.com/Cargo/tab… …

2011-03-21: World’s first ebook library opens at Taiwan Airport www.aviationrecord.com/Cargo/tab… …

2011-03-21: booyahgrandmere: It seems some of my patrons have been wandering the streets of Brooklyn. Mine …

2011-03-21: booyahgrandmere: It seems some of my patrons have been wandering the streets of Brooklyn. Mine …

2011-03-18: The time for libraries is NOW. (via Librarian by Day) The time for Libraries is …

2011-03-18: The time for libraries is NOW. (via Librarian by Day) The time for Libraries is NOWView more …

2011-03-18: AFP: Indonesia police anticipate more ‘book bombs’ www.google.com/hostednew… …

2011-03-18: AFP: Indonesia police anticipate more ‘book bombs’ www.google.com/hostednew… …

2011-03-17: Refurbed Card Catalog becomes Awesome eReader Storage (via MLx)

2011-03-17: Refurbed Card Catalog becomes Awesome eReader Storage (via MLx)

2011-03-17: Help Japan's pets I have been a bit weepy over the photos and articles about stranded pets in Japan, so I was glad to …

2011-03-16: Not an ink and pen test: Pelikan M320 and Noodler's Red-Black.

I kept putting this off, so I decided to just do it already. Please disregard the blotting mishaps …

2011-03-16: Plain English Nuclear: Yet another Japan reactor post A nuclear engineer explains clearly and thoroughly what happened with Japan’s nuclear reactors …

2011-03-16: Avoiding, embracing email: one week later

Here is my one-week check-in for my Avoid, Embrace project on email. So far, the biggest change I …

2011-03-14: Japan Earthquake: Damage To Japanese Libraries

2011-03-14: Japan Earthquake: Damage To Japanese Libraries

2011-03-13: What to do with an empty album

I found this still-shrinkwrapped Moleskine Japanese album while cleaning my study, and my first …

2011-03-13: Kate Nash, "We Get On" Thanks to Bradley for this lovely song by Kate Nash called “We Get On”. Kate Nash - We …

2011-03-11: Estela is the antidote

I am pretty hooked on Estela.

2011-03-11: Monkey strapped to stuffy for science Naw, just kidding. The wonderful keepers at the Melbourne Zoo are helping abandoned baby spider …

2011-03-11: Person Finder: 2011 Japan Earthquake I hope this helps someone. Please pass it along.

2011-03-10: Watch Star Trek episodes for free. All of them. I have been recovering from yesterday’s accidental gluten ingestion. This brightened my day …

2011-03-10: Anticipating a new pen.

I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my new ruby-red Pelikan M320. Lovely photos like this one by …

2011-03-09: Avoid, embrace the email situation.

Next up in my Avoid, Embrace project: the email situation.

Step one: write about something I have …

2011-03-08: Walking more for HealthMonth.

My third and last HealthMonth rule is walking at least 10,000 steps six days a week.

This one is …

2011-03-08: Happy International Women's Day Daniel Craig as James Bond as a woman. You’re welcome. Happy International Women’s Day!

2011-03-07: Sleep is more important than food I am definitely feeling this one right now, especially with that HealthMonth sleep rule kicking my …

2011-03-07: Bulletproof pants. Time for another spam poem! All lines were taken from my spam folder, and only punctuation and line …

2011-03-06: Fat, Ugly, or Slutty You play video games? So are you fat, ugly, or slutty? This chuckle-worthy site posts gaming …

2011-03-04: Ask an Abortion Provider I know I have friends on either side of this issue. I think this is a worthwhile read for everyone. …

2011-03-04: Book Sculptor or Book Surgeon? Here is a little something to cleanse the palate from the HCOD …

2011-03-04: Book Sculptor or Book Surgeon? Here is a little something to cleanse the palate from the HCOD …

2011-03-04: Irony, misogyny, and The Decemberists I like The Decemberists, but some of what L.V. Anderson said in this “review”, like this …

2011-03-04: Getting enough sleep for HealthMonth.

Yesterday I felt pretty positive about my television-limiting rule for HealthMonth. Today I …

2011-03-03: Limiting my television consumption for HealthMonth.

One of the HealthMonth rules I chose for March is limiting my television consumption to seven hours …

2011-03-03: The Ultimate In-N-Out Secret Menu I was a hot-dog person, not a burger person, with the exception of the occasional Moody’s …

2011-03-03: "A Dance With Dragons" arrives this summer George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series proceeds, finally, with a …

2011-03-03: Offended vs. Offensive

Nicely done, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. (via djwudi)

Full comic after the jump.

2011-03-02: Goodnight Dune The children’s book “Goodnight Moon” reimagined in only the most wonderful of …

2011-03-02: Inventables, the innovator's hardware store Sure, there is plenty on the Internet to bum you out about the state of humanity, Charlie Sheen …

2011-03-01: That's just nuts. Thank you, virtual birthday party attendees. It was both a hoot and a holler to celebrate my …

2011-02-28: The Day the Movies Died Mark Harris wrote an insightful and depressing article on the state of Hollywood movies. (via …

2011-02-28: Now is really the time for us to step up and use our excellent collective buying power to say that …

2011-02-28: Now is really the time for us to step up and use our excellent collective buying power to say that …

2011-02-28: Library eBook Revolution, Begin …

2011-02-28: Library eBook Revolution, Begin …

2011-02-28: This eBook will self destruct in 5 seconds. www.metafilter.com/100955/Th… As always, …

2011-02-28: This eBook will self destruct in 5 seconds. www.metafilter.com/100955/Th… As always, …

2011-02-28: Boycott HarperCollins www.boycottharpercollins.com This site answers the simple question: Are we …

2011-02-28: Boycott HarperCollins www.boycottharpercollins.com This site answers the simple question: Are we …

2011-02-27: Middle East Protests: A Country-by-Country Look I mentioned this recently on Twitter, but it is worth mentioning here too.

2011-02-27: What HarperCollins and OverDrive think of libraries. In case it is unclear why librarians, library lovers, and just plain anyone who has sense are all up …

2011-02-27: What HarperCollins and OverDrive think of libraries. In case it is unclear why librarians, library lovers, and just plain anyone who has sense are all up …

2011-02-27: Prague Astronomical Clock 600th Anniversary Show I love how at the beginning someone says, “That was so anticlimactic.” And then … …

2011-02-25: HarperCollins Puts 26 Loan Cap on Ebook Circulations …

2011-02-25: HarperCollins Puts 26 Loan Cap on Ebook Circulations …

2011-02-24: Internet Archive and Library Partners Develop Joint Collection of 80,000+ eBooks To Extend …

2011-02-24: Internet Archive and Library Partners Develop Joint Collection of 80,000+ eBooks To Extend …

2011-02-23: Obama administration to end enforcement of Defense of Marriage Act From the article: “President Obama believes that the Defense of Marriage Act is …

2011-02-23: Virtual Birthday Party! It is my birthday today, and I would like to spend it in the company of my friends. Current …

2011-02-22: Book Lovers Fear Dim Future for Notes in the Margins - NYTimes.com www.nytimes.com/2011/02/2…

2011-02-22: Book Lovers Fear Dim Future for Notes in the Margins - NYTimes.com www.nytimes.com/2011/02/2…

2011-02-22: Delicious to Google Bookmarks Export your Delicious bookmarks to Google Bookmarks with this handy tool.

2011-02-21: One Bit Increment Incredible web design portfolio. You play it like a game! (via Vanlal)

2011-02-21: Com Truise, "Innerfacer" I am a brand-new Com Truise fan, and I am not entirely sure why. Maybe because there is a distinctly …

2011-02-19: Get your knees flexin' and your arms T-rexin'. This is not news, but it’s a Lonely Island video, so I had to post it. Also: hilarious. (via …

2011-02-18: NIMBY vs. Vintage Sign: The Lost History of the Former Tipton's Grocery Store For those of you following the Bernal Heights Coca-Cola sign saga, here is the update from …

2011-02-17: Full List of Borders Stores Closing …

2011-02-17: Full List of Borders Stores Closing …

2011-02-17: Obama Proposes $20.3 Million Reduction in Library Funding …

2011-02-17: Obama Proposes $20.3 Million Reduction in Library Funding …

2011-02-16: Who the Hell is Arcade Fire? (The Song) It’s one thing not to know of a band, and another thing entirely to trash them because they …

2011-02-16: Teacher strikes nerve with 'lazy whiners' blog So what is wrong with calling lazy, whining students out? This quote in particular hurt my …

2011-02-16: Back to the Future: Photos by Irina Werning This photography project reenacts childhood photos down to the adorable facial expressions. (via …

2011-02-16: Book uses colored thread between pages to make hyperlinks - Boing Boing …

2011-02-16: Book uses colored thread between pages to make hyperlinks - Boing Boing …

2011-02-15: The Criterion Collection Joins Hulu Plus After fifteen hours in three libraries over two days, I have nothing to say to this announcement but …

2011-02-12: The Delicious I cannot describe one of my favorite things in the world, so I would like you to watch the first …

2011-02-12: Atlas Shrugged, Part One: The Movie I did not think it was possible to make a movie trailer more tediously obscure than the book. (via …

2011-02-12: NoteSlate This “low-tech tablet” looks like it is as useful as pen and paper, and that is a …

2011-02-12: Maya Rudolph's Anthem Parody Char posted this on Facebook and I just had to repost. It’s too good!

2011-02-12: Avoid, Embrace: Not an epiphany. The result of my first Avoid, Embrace exercise was not the epiphany I wanted. No great photos were …

2011-02-10: Linkdump for 10 February 2011 sparrow - The New Mail for Mac Sparrow is a new Mac mail app that looks like it may deal with Gmail …

2011-02-10: FOX's Traffic Light: How to Make Lying Unfunny

I didn’t plan on watching FOX’s new show “Traffic Light” last night on Hulu, …

2011-02-09: Linkdump for 9 February 2011 YouTube - Worlds first driving transformer costume - Artemis Mark IV Prototype I am simultaneously …

2011-02-09: The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator The Malcolm Gladwell Book Generator, via Poets & Writers Magazine: My favorite is Germs, Steel, …

2011-02-08: Wrangle the Facebook chaos with PostPost How much do I love information? So much. How much do I love using Facebook’s craptilious …

2011-02-08: There Are No Rules - The Misleading “Research” By McSweeney’s …

2011-02-08: There Are No Rules - The Misleading “Research” By McSweeney’s …

2011-02-08: LotR II: Sauron's Boogaloo I would read this. I would read this very much. The Last Ring-Bearer, by palaeontologist Kirill …

2011-02-07: Avoid, Embrace.

So Fancypants McGillicuddy here decides to start a New Project, not like she doesn’t have …

2011-02-07: Why I Am in Love with Librarians …

2011-02-07: Why I Am in Love with Librarians …

2011-02-07: In Plain Sight | Targeting ways to access, manage, present, and publish your information …

2011-02-07: In Plain Sight | Targeting ways to access, manage, present, and publish your information …

2011-02-07: Twist in the plot sees city reject library closure plans - Edinburgh Evening News …

2011-02-07: Twist in the plot sees city reject library closure plans - Edinburgh Evening News …

2011-02-06: While I was working on my encyclopedia project, a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of the …

2011-02-06: While I was working on my encyclopedia project, a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of the …

2011-02-06: That is what libraries do for all of us. They provide us access to a community outside our immediate …

2011-02-06: That is what libraries do for all of us. They provide us access to a community outside our immediate …

2011-02-04: More than any other institution in my city the public library is the most effective melting pot of …

2011-02-04: More than any other institution in my city the public library is the most effective melting pot of …

2011-02-04: Inspiring. Via yccclibrary: A photo of people guarding Egypt’s New Library of Alexandria from …

2011-02-04: Inspiring. Via yccclibrary: A photo of people guarding Egypt’s New Library of Alexandria from …

2011-02-04: Voices for the Library www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/wordpress… Tomorrow is the big day, UK …

2011-02-04: Voices for the Library www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/wordpress… Tomorrow is the big day, UK …

2011-01-28: librarians are awesome - WWdN: In Exile …

2011-01-28: librarians are awesome - WWdN: In Exile …

2011-01-27: Free Webinar: Libraries and 21st Century Skills feedproxy.google.com/~r/beyond… The Institute …

2011-01-27: Free Webinar: Libraries and 21st Century Skills feedproxy.google.com/~r/beyond… The Institute …

2011-01-27: The opposite of reverse.

I found myself wandering-with-purpose in the Financial District tonight. It was a perfect 65 degrees …

2011-01-26: If information is the currency of democracy, then libraries are the banks. Wendell Ford (via …

2011-01-26: If information is the currency of democracy, then libraries are the banks. Wendell Ford (via …

2011-01-26: BREAKING NEWS: Hawk Rescued from Main Reading Room « Library of Congress Blog …

2011-01-26: BREAKING NEWS: Hawk Rescued from Main Reading Room « Library of Congress Blog …

2011-01-25: Hello, beautiful. Via z-bug.

2011-01-25: Hello, beautiful. Via z-bug.

2011-01-25: Libraries set people free. Hari Kunzru (via robertogreco)

2011-01-25: Libraries set people free. Hari Kunzru (via robertogreco)

2011-01-24: Beat the drum slowly. So we have turned the corner from I am joyfully beating drums to wow, I am really not good at this. …

2011-01-24: The Fringe of Ohio: The Importance of Books in the Fringe Universe(s) …

2011-01-24: The Fringe of Ohio: The Importance of Books in the Fringe Universe(s) …

2011-01-24: Library protestors declare day of action | Books | guardian.co.uk …

2011-01-24: Library protestors declare day of action | Books | guardian.co.uk …

2011-01-24: Proposed Budget in Texas Nearly Zeros Out Key State Library Funds …

2011-01-24: Proposed Budget in Texas Nearly Zeros Out Key State Library Funds …

2011-01-21: Book Origami | Recyclart

2011-01-21: Book Origami | Recyclart

2011-01-21: Ancient Koran comes into the modern age - News, Gadgets & Tech - The Independent …

2011-01-21: Ancient Koran comes into the modern age - News, Gadgets & Tech - The Independent …

2011-01-21: Social Networking Librarian socialnetworkinglibrarian.com Classmates, take note! I know some of us …

2011-01-21: Social Networking Librarian socialnetworkinglibrarian.com Classmates, take note! I know some of us …

2011-01-20: How to Survive Library School: Week Two howtosurvivelibraryschool.blogspot.com/2011/01/w… …

2011-01-20: How to Survive Library School: Week Two howtosurvivelibraryschool.blogspot.com/2011/01/w… …

2011-01-20: There’s No Place Like (a New) Homepage « Library of Congress Blog blogs.loc.gov/loc/2011/… …

2011-01-20: There’s No Place Like (a New) Homepage « Library of Congress Blog blogs.loc.gov/loc/2011/… …

2011-01-20: Review: Library E-Books Easier, But Still Hassle www.npr.org/templates… It’s true: …

2011-01-20: Review: Library E-Books Easier, But Still Hassle www.npr.org/templates… It’s true: …

2011-01-18: Library emptied in bid to fight closure - News, Books - The Independent …

2011-01-18: Library emptied in bid to fight closure - News, Books - The Independent …

2011-01-18: Humans vs. automated search: Why people power is cool again [CNN] edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH…

2011-01-18: Humans vs. automated search: Why people power is cool again [CNN] edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH…

2011-01-17: Doing stuff with pictures instead of words. Sometimes I want to write and sometimes I don’t. The periods of “don’t” …

2011-01-16: The Week in Tweets on 2011-02-25 Every Sunday shall henceforth be celebrated with taiko class followed by a feast of cured meats and …

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2011-01-14: Portlandia, ho! I adore Portland. And I think I just might adore “Portlandia”, the new IFC comedy series …

2011-01-14: New California Gov. Jerry Brown, facing tremendous budget problems, has proposed a statewide budget …

2011-01-14: New California Gov. Jerry Brown, facing tremendous budget problems, has proposed a statewide budget …

2011-01-13: Welcome To the Library (via scooterstories) [youtube www.youtube.com/watch

2011-01-13: Welcome To the Library (via scooterstories)

2011-01-11: What it should be. On the shuttle to work this morning, adrift in a sea of North Face jackets and jeans and sneakers, I …

2011-01-09: The Week in Tweets on 2011-01-09 My avg. daily #fitstats for last week: 4,520 steps, 1.9 miles, 1,800 calories burned via my fitbit …

2011-01-05: Library buildings were converted into computer labs, study spaces, and headquarters for …

2011-01-05: Library buildings were converted into computer labs, study spaces, and headquarters for …

2011-01-04: It was not the quesadilla. It was not the quesadilla, the sloppy concoction of flat and goo. No, she decided, it was most …

2011-01-04: One more week. The winter semester starts next Monday, as does my new job, so I have one more week to power through …

2011-01-03: You know what my favorite show is? I wish I had proper attribution for this; I saw it on Plurk.

2010-12-31: My year, line by line. I am not in the mood for questionnaires today, so you get posts instead. This exercise instructs me …

2010-12-28: Not an ink and pen test: Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses and Pelikan M 205. My husband surprised me this Christmas with the white Pelikan M 205 I had eyed in Flax, along with a …

2010-12-22: The trailer for the imaginary feature film, “The Library” (by openiris) [vimeo 15935264 …

2010-12-22: The trailer for the imaginary feature film, “The Library” (by openiris)

2010-12-20: The danger of posting links without comment. So a few days ago I tweeted (and plurked, and facebooked, and whatever elsed) the link to Sady …

2010-12-19: The Week in Tweets on 2011-01-03 Not an ink test: Diamine Blue-Black. « cygnoir.net http://bit.ly/g0myxZ #

2010-12-19: 2010 gift guide. As mentioned on my last post about nifty gifts, here is my 2010 gift guide. I am posting this later …

2010-12-16: Revising the process. It was a great shock to me that my to-do list, calendar, email, and notes all failed this week as …

2010-12-15: While the advances in the publishing world have elevated to the ease of e-books and while the …

2010-12-15: While the advances in the publishing world have elevated to the ease of e-books and while the …

2010-12-15: Turn around. When I first logged into Second Life in 2004, I decided to create an avatar that was loosely based …

2010-12-14: Not an ink test: Diamine Blue-Black. Just a transcript this time, because I am too exhausted from schoolwork. Something a little …

2010-12-12: Not an ink test: Noodler's FPN Dumas Tulipe Noire. I am digging these ink tests, and not only because they provide me with content on the days I …

2010-12-12: The Week in Tweets on 2010-12-12 As an unabashed fan of portmanteaus, I love the word "slacktivism". # Tight Pants / Body …

2010-12-12: Always with me. At dinner tonight, we got to talking. We talked about so many things, but one I wanted to write …

2010-12-10: On "Community" and Christmas episodes. When I heard that “Community” was doing a stop-motion Christmas episode, I started to …

2010-12-09: Gift niftiness. I love giving gifts, but my budget this year is very small. Good thing the web is filled with nifty …

2010-12-09: Not an ink test: Noodler's Cayenne. I always said I would do fountain pen ink tests when I had the time, so here we go. This is …

2010-12-08: Singing in the rain. I would like to dedicate the school project I just turned in to Girl Talk’s album “All …

2010-12-08: Pomplamoose covers "Nature Boy". the greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return …

2010-12-07: I needed that. I am feeling a bit antsy about the end of the semester because I am so close to pulling it off. That …

2010-12-06: Then there is everything else. I don’t know what I thought being intentionally unemployed was going to be like. So far it is …

2010-12-05: The Week in Tweets on 2010-12-05 Spending Sunday with @FunkyPlaid by the fire, and no growing dread of what Monday will bring ... …

2010-12-02: Is She Crazy to Want to Work in Libraries? Advice for a Potential Librarian. | Librarian by Day …

2010-12-02: Is She Crazy to Want to Work in Libraries? Advice for a Potential Librarian. | Librarian by Day …

2010-12-01: Less Ink, More Words | American Libraries Magazine americanlibrariesmagazine.org/columns/e… …

2010-12-01: Less Ink, More Words | American Libraries Magazine americanlibrariesmagazine.org/columns/e… …

2010-12-01: Google Set to Launch E-Book Venture - WSJ.com online.wsj.com/article/S… Will you buy e-books …

2010-12-01: Google Set to Launch E-Book Venture - WSJ.com online.wsj.com/article/S… Will you buy e-books …

2010-11-28: From Harvard to prison: Librarian is armed with books www.usatoday.com/life/book… From the …

2010-11-28: From Harvard to prison: Librarian is armed with books www.usatoday.com/life/book… From the …

2010-11-28: The Week in Tweets on 2010-11-28 Playing Skippity for the first time. This is going to be big. http://instagr.am/p/U0c-/ # This clip …

2010-11-27: Not quite buddies. Torgi and Zen Originally uploaded by cygnoir You can’t force buddy-dom, especially in the …

2010-11-26: Here is an interesting video about motivation in the workplace, of particular relevance to library …

2010-11-26: Here is an interesting video about motivation in the workplace, of particular relevance to library …

2010-11-25: Giving thanks for tortitude. I will save you the parade of past Thanksgiving entries. If you’re into that sort of thing, …

2010-11-24: Bad parenting. To sum up the Zen situation: she seems to be feeling much better tonight. She has been suffering …

2010-11-24: I suck at celebrating. My friend Hawk said this to me just now, and it is true. I am in my pajamas, drinking tea and …

2010-11-23: the end of this meme and of my job For the photo a day meme: a photo of you when you were happy. Today I am happy. Tomorrow is my last …

2010-11-21: a photo a day, day 29 For the photo a day meme: a photo of someone you find attractive. Indeed.

2010-11-21: The Week in Tweets on 2010-11-21 This makes me so happy. Via laughingsquid: New TMBG logo | beak http://bit.ly/9qjuOe # My Top 3 …

2010-11-21: fountain pens and mountain man It is starting to rain again. The kitchen is an unholy disaster, which can only mean that FunkyPlaid …

2010-11-20: a photo a day, day 28 For the photo a day meme: a photo of something you cooked or baked. Really? I never take pictures of …

2010-11-19: a photo a day, day 27 For the photo a day meme: a photo of last summer. I don’t know how to take a picture of a …

2010-11-18: a photo a day, day 26 For the photo a day meme: a photo of you at Christmastime. This was taken five years ago by my …

2010-11-17: a photo a day, day 25 For the photo a day meme: a photo of a night you loved. I am avoiding the obvious choice of my …

2010-11-16: a photo a day, day 24 For the photo a day meme: a photo of you that your hair looks nice in. I am starting to dislike …

2010-11-15: a photo a day, day 23 For the photo a day meme: a photo of one of your pets. I always post photos of Zen, so this one will …

2010-11-14: a photo a day, day 22 For the photo a day meme: a photo of your town. My town. My town. This subject is fraught for me …

2010-11-14: The Week in Tweets on 2010-11-14 Gluten-free and extremely delicious. (Spaghetti Carbonara @ Bambino's Ristorante on …

2010-11-13: a photo a day, day 21 For the photo a day meme: a photo of you wearing something you wore when you were younger but …

2010-11-12: How to Survive Library School howtosurvivelibraryschool.blogspot.com One of my fellow classmates and …

2010-11-12: How to Survive Library School howtosurvivelibraryschool.blogspot.com One of my fellow classmates and …

2010-11-12: a photo a day, day 20 For the photo a day meme: a photo of something you enjoy doing. This is a two-fer because I love …

2010-11-12: Digital Underclass: What Happens When the Libraries Die? www.zdnet.com/blog/perl… …

2010-11-12: Digital Underclass: What Happens When the Libraries Die? www.zdnet.com/blog/perl… …

2010-11-12: Libraries reinvent themselves as they struggle to remain relevant in the digital age …

2010-11-12: Libraries reinvent themselves as they struggle to remain relevant in the digital age …

2010-11-11: a photo a day, day 19 For the photo a day meme: a photo of you at a restaurant. Anyone who has ever gone to a restaurant …

2010-11-11: a photo a day, day 18 For the photo a day meme: a photo of you at work. I don’t have any photos of me doing work at …

2010-11-09: a photo a day, day 17 For the photo a day meme: a photo of you drunk. Ah, a chance for me to use the webcam archives! …

2010-11-09: a photo a day, day 16 For the photo a day meme: a photo of you at a party. This is one of Ken’s, taken at a SFlickr …

2010-11-08: a photo a day, day 15 For the photo a day meme: a photo of you and someone you love. The wedding, as it happens, provided …

2010-11-07: The Week in Tweets on 2010-11-07 Happy only slightly hungover while traveling in the car for ten hours Halloween! # Northern …

2010-11-06: a photo a day, day 14 For the photo a day meme: a photo of one of your relatives. This one counts double, because it is a …

2010-11-05: a photo a day, day 13 For the photo a day meme: a photo of your best friend(s). I wanted to wait until I had a photo of …

2010-11-04: a photo a day, day 12 For the photo a day meme: a photo of you. There are many photos of me smiling, but I like this …

2010-11-03: a photo a day, day 11 For the photo a day meme: a photo of you in your twenties. I am not exactly sure when this was taken …

2010-11-02: a photo a day, day 10 For the photo a day meme: a photo of you as a child. I think I was 4 years old in this photo. I …

2010-11-01: a photo a day, day 9 We’re home! Back to the photo a day meme: a photo of your family. I had to cobble this one …

2010-10-31: The Week in Tweets on 2010-10-31 Up at 05:30 to make the high-speed ferry to Victoria. Canada, here we come! Now hand me that …

2010-10-24: The Week in Tweets on 2010-10-24 Everything did not go as planned. Everything was one billion times *better than* as planned. Thank …

2010-10-17: The Week in Tweets on 2010-10-17 It is a meatloaf and green beans and homework and fun music and good chatting night, and I am …

2010-10-16: chapter three Chapter one: we finally get the timing right. Chapter two: the proposal and acceptance. Chapter …

2010-10-15: a photo a day, day 8 For the photo a day meme: a photo of your favorite band/musician. [caption id=“” …

2010-10-14: a photo a day, day 7 For the photo a day meme: a photo of someone you love. Another easy one: FunkyPlaid at Kennedy …

2010-10-13: a photo a day, day 6 For the photo a day meme: a photo that makes you laugh. Taken in Edinburgh by our friend Seth, this …

2010-10-12: a photo a day, day 5 For the photo a day meme: a photo that makes you sad. Pax lived with my dad and stepmom in 2009. He …

2010-10-12: And indeed, if your criteria are productivity, efficiency and consumer satisfaction, it makes …

2010-10-12: And indeed, if your criteria are productivity, efficiency and consumer satisfaction, it makes …

2010-10-11: a photo a day, day 4 For the photo a day meme: a photo of the last place you went on holiday. FunkyPlaid and I had the …

2010-10-10: a photo a day, day 3 For the photo a day meme: a photo that makes you happy. This photo may be blurry, but it never fails …

2010-10-10: The Week in Tweets on 2010-10-10 It has been a very long time since I wrote a paper for school, says my wobbly brain. # It is easy to …

2010-10-09: a photo a day, day 2 [caption id=“” align=“alignright” width=“180” …

2010-10-08: a photo a day, day 1 I can’t even contemplate NaNoWriMo this year, but I need some creativity in my life, even …

2010-10-07: tinfoiled again I am at the hair salon, waiting for the magic tinfoil to do its thing and Pandora just served up …

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2010-10-03: The Week in Tweets on 2010-10-03 Overscheduled and Overdressed: The Cygnoir Story. # I got all the way through the Windows 7 install …

2010-09-29: Seattle Mayor Would Maintain Service by Dropping Managers, Downgrading Branches …

2010-09-29: Seattle Mayor Would Maintain Service by Dropping Managers, Downgrading Branches …

2010-09-28: IRS: No more tax forms in the mailbox - CNN.com www.cnn.com/2010/POLI… Be aware, library …

2010-09-28: IRS: No more tax forms in the mailbox - CNN.com www.cnn.com/2010/POLI… Be aware, library …

2010-09-27: As L.S.S.I. Takes Over Libraries, Patrons Can’t Keep Quiet - NYTimes.com …

2010-09-27: As L.S.S.I. Takes Over Libraries, Patrons Can’t Keep Quiet - NYTimes.com …

2010-09-26: The Week in Tweets on 2010-09-26 Sunday scent report ._.-. Russian Caravan tea, cherry blossom hand cream, cat fur, neroli eau de …

2010-09-25: three weeks to go Three weeks from right now, I will be an old married lady. Well, okay, I’ll be married. …

2010-09-19: The Week in Tweets on 2010-09-19 I am fairly sure that my biggest challenge in grad school is going to be learning when to stop …

2010-09-14: The Value of Libraries www.insidehighered.com/news/2010… infoneer-pulse: Prove it. At a …

2010-09-14: The Value of Libraries www.insidehighered.com/news/2010… infoneer-pulse: Prove it. At a …

2010-09-14: Hello, WSU LIS 6080 classmates! I am Halsted and this is my introduction video. Sadly, Tumblr picked …

2010-09-14: Hello, WSU LIS 6080 classmates! I am Halsted and this is my introduction video. Sadly, Tumblr picked …

2010-09-13: Fight for libraries as you do freedom | ajc.com www.ajc.com/opinion/f… librarisaurus: This …

2010-09-13: Fight for libraries as you do freedom | ajc.com www.ajc.com/opinion/f… librarisaurus: This …

2010-09-13: I wouldn’t have believed the “shelving so loudly” complaint unless I had heard it …

2010-09-13: I wouldn’t have believed the “shelving so loudly” complaint unless I had heard it …

2010-09-13: The battle of Britain’s libraries | Books | The Guardian www.guardian.co.uk/books/201… …

2010-09-13: The battle of Britain’s libraries | Books | The Guardian www.guardian.co.uk/books/201… …

2010-09-13: infoneer-pulse: Library information desk This desk is made of recycled books. These pictures don’t …

2010-09-13: infoneer-pulse: Library information desk This desk is made of recycled books. These pictures don’t …

2010-09-11: no words, just fish [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7deClndzQw&feature=player_embedded] My friend Mako …

2010-09-08: thirty-eight Thirty-eight days until the thing that I cannot stop thinking about or talking about happens! I am …

2010-09-02: show us the numbers re: new librarian jobs www.librarian.net/stax/3326… Jessamyn writes: …

2010-09-02: show us the numbers re: new librarian jobs www.librarian.net/stax/3326… Jessamyn writes: …

2010-08-31: on the eve Tomorrow, my classes officially start, although I have been obsessively checking Blackboard for the …

2010-07-05: give it away now I am attempting to wrangle decades of clutter. This post will be updated as I continue to sort …

2010-06-30: linkdump for 29 June 2010 Hulu Plus Brings Streaming TV Virtually Everywhere - PCWorld Hulu launched a preview of a new $9.99 …

2010-06-28: linkdump for 28 June 2010 BBC News - Bionic feet for amputee cat Shared by cygnoir The video made me all teary! Amazing. …

2010-06-27: linkdump for 27 June 2010 ~ Operation Squeegee - July 1st to 15th ~ Shared by cygnoir One of the many reasons why I love …

2010-06-27: daily linkdump for 27 June 2010 New items for 27 June 2010: Flickr: ,

2010-06-25: daily linkdump for 26 June 2010 New items for 26 June 2010: Google Reader: YouTube - Star Trek: Tik Tok, Fear must be conquered, not …

2010-06-25: go backward, go forward On Tuesday, I was looking for writing prompts, so I went to my Formspring page and poked the …

2010-06-24: daily linkdump for 24 June 2010 New items for 24 June 2010: Flickr: , , , and 2 more…Google Reader: Libraries report …

2010-06-23: Not delicious at all, actually. I apologize to everyone for the spamming that occurred while I was struggling to sleep last night. …

2010-06-22: links for 2010-06-22 Brizzly I can't believe I haven't bookmarked this before. Brizzly aggregates your Twitter …

2010-06-22: The Dark Ages began with closing a library The Dark Ages began with closing a library Originally uploaded by Travelin' Librarian

2010-06-20: links for 2010-06-20 Swype Reinvents Typing on Touch-Screen Phones I will be interested to see this on the iPhone, if it …

2010-06-17: links for 2010-06-17 The Reading Party by Christopher Frizzelle - Books - The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper …

2010-06-16: The Old Phone Book He threw it away. How was he supposed to know that his father would want to keep that old phone …

2010-06-16: links for 2010-06-16 Map Geekin': Where San Franciscans Are Moving To and Where They Are Coming From | Uptown …

2010-06-15: links for 2010-06-15 The iPad: a Near-Miracle for My Son With Autism | BlogHer What an inspiring read! (via @rumhud) …

2010-06-10: Sparkly Ears I have been working on a super-secret present for a coworker all this week. The present is nearly …

2010-06-04: Smile out loud For Friday, my friends, two videos that made me smile out loud. www.youtube.com/watch I am …

2010-06-03: links for 2010-06-03 Dying, dead marine wildlife paint dark, morbid picture of Gulf Coast following oil spill More horror …

2010-06-03: What then, in color Often I forget that I work in a building of magic. The color copier is especially entrancing to …

2010-06-02: links for 2010-06-02 House Panel Examines Gulf Coast Oil Spill : NPR From the article: "A leaky hydraulic system, …

2010-06-01: links for 2010-06-01 SimpleText.ws — Your writing synced online From the site: 'Your writing, notes, and to-do …

2010-05-31: links for 2010-05-31 Dancing Typography / Never Gonna Give You Up As Vanlal said, "The best way to get …

2010-05-28: KublaCon 2010 Arrival KublaCon 2010 Arrival Originally uploaded by cygnoir We have only been at KublaCon for a few …

2010-05-27: Nice “Excuse me,” said someone behind me. I turned around. A young man who had been working …

2010-05-26: Glaucus atlanticus [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfEnnDDIVE8&feature=related] I watched the …

2010-05-26: Desiderata Eighteen years ago, I first read Max Ehrmann’s prose poem “Desiderata” in the room …

2010-05-25: I promise not to kill you. I promise not to kill you. Originally uploaded by cygnoir I have had spiders on the brain since I …

2010-05-25: links for 2010-05-25 Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room, LoC Handy newspaper and periodical resources from the …

2010-05-25: It's My Phone A couple of weeks ago, my friend Hawk and I went to Anchor & Hope for dinner. It was a wonderful …

2010-05-24: links for 2010-05-24 'Lost' Possibly Still Airing In Parallel Dimension, Desperate Fans Report | The Onion - …

2010-05-24: Who You Gonna Call? [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKB7zfopiUA&feature=player_embedded] Thank you, NYPL, …

2010-05-24: The Coffee Identity I have a coffee identity. It is the name I give at cafés that ask for my name with my order, …

2010-05-16: Comfort Food On to happier subjects: comfort food! Last Tuesday night, FunkyPlaid and I had friends over for …

2010-05-10: The City of Stolen Time If you don’t live in San Francisco or care about city infrastructure, skip this post. I am …

2010-04-28: The Lost Languages, Found in New York While there is no precise count, some experts believe New York is home to as many as 800 languages — …

2010-04-27: three strange days My friend Adam -- who could not possibly know how great he is, he is just that great -- put this …

2010-04-27: favorite and least favorite words poll results I promised to share the results of my informal poll, so here they are ... Favorite: foible. Least …

2010-04-27: The Only Four Chords You Will Ever Need via youtube.com Axis of Awesome demonstrates the pop-hit power of these four chords. (via my …

2010-04-26: someone here smells like barbecue sauce This was transcribed from my paper journal. 26 April 2010. Waiting at Civic Center for the train …

2010-04-25: Imagine: Protest, Insurgency and the Workings of White Privilege by Tim Wise April 25, 2010, 8:33 am Let's play a game, shall we? The name of the game is called …

2010-04-24: The Trustworthiness of Beards via laughingsquid.com Do you agree?

2010-04-23: How to Opt Out of Facebook's New Instant Personalization via librarianbyday.net I wouldn't have known about the second part of the latest changes had I not …

2010-04-21: poll: your favorite and least favorite words via flickr.com I am working on writing relevant titles instead of clever ones. Bear with me! What is …

2010-04-21: Deal with unions preserves S.F. jobs Up to 500 city workers could lose their jobs under a tentative deal Mayor Gavin Newsom reached …

2010-04-20: make money via flickr.com Someone wrote this on the sidewalk outside the grocery store. I don't think it is a …

2010-04-19: gotta get a message to you Moxy Früvous’ cover of “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You” is wonderful. I …

2010-04-19: octothief octopus steals my video camera and swims off with it (while it’s recording) (via chimpsnatch) Yes, …

2010-04-19: scattered notes The list this week is a little scattered. I blame it on the graduate school applications. My Top 5 …

2010-04-18: Alicia Parlette faces final stages of journey Alicia Parlette faces final stages of journey, via laughingsquid. I remember reading her first …

2010-04-17: triad triad (a snap from Second Life by cygnoir) More here.

2010-04-15: Tax Day Freebies 2010 Tax Day Freebies 2010: Tax Day is upon us. The Bargainist has some discounted and free treats to …

2010-04-14: Sue Sylvester covers “Vogue” on next week’s... Sue Sylvester covers “Vogue” on next week’s episode of Glee.

2010-04-14: iggy investigates an ipad (via rautiocination) iggy investigates an ipad (via rautiocination)

2010-04-13: National Library Workers Day National Library Workers Day: Today is National Library Workers Day, so celebrate a library worker! …

2010-04-12: Classic ’80s hits, interpreted for ragtime piano Classic ’80s hits, interpreted for ragtime piano by Scott Bradlee. I was most excited about “The …

2010-04-12: WTF LOL flier WTF LOL flier, via thinkstank: Useless Flier Cargo cult advertising. A flier that exists for no …

2010-04-10: now THAT is a sister act via youtube.com This video of the Ross Sisters' act is sweet, but not stupendous ... until the …

2010-04-09: cooking myself out of bad moods I like to cook myself out of bad moods. It worked tonight: a five-minute tomato sauce on gluten-free …

2010-04-09: thy fearful symmetry via flickr.com This is our beautiful Torgi-cat.

2010-03-30: white hair I sink slowly into the street. Escalator etiquette slouches during the evening commute; a man yawns …

2010-03-16: the fastest post of the slowest runner O, look, a fifteen-minute break: just enough time to talk about exercise. Since we last talked about …

2010-03-11: academy award winning movie trailer This is a cleverly-turned phrase that inspires you to spend a few minutes of your precious time …

2010-03-10: galactica: sabotage I love Battlestar Galactica. I love Beastie Boys. Therefore, this shot-by-shot tribute to the …

2010-03-09: portland redux Because sitting in my office with the door closed while eating a wilted salad and trying not to cry …

2010-03-09: links for 2010-03-09 Newsom's Orwellian doublespeak on city layoffs From the article: "As the Chronicle …

2010-03-09: what to say I had this idea during dinner that I would get out my laptop and write something about the Big News, …

2010-03-08: links for 2010-03-08 The Ultimate Dungeons & Dragons Game Room From the post: "The Burntwire Brothers spent the …

2010-03-06: links for 2010-03-06 Edward Anatolevich Hill - Justin Erik Halldór Smith This is a brilliant explanation of the …

2010-02-26: links for 26 February 2010 play play play 26 February 2010 - This comic is always good, but sometimes it is the kind of good …

2010-02-25: links for 25 February 2010 Yelp Is Sued After Dispute Over a Review 24 February 2010 San Fran Library Hires Social Worker for …

2010-02-23: links for 24 February 2010 Britain To Stop Funding For Homeopathy 23 February 2010 - ... didn't see that coming. Then again, I …

2010-02-22: links for 23 February 2010 Bay Area deemed least affordable region in U.S. - San Francisco Business Times: 22 February 2010 - …

2010-02-22: links for 22 February 2010 Darth Vader Working On a Saturday 22 February 2010 - How do I convince FunkyPlaid to do this for our …

2010-02-19: infected If you are reading this, you have been infected. Proceed to the Wellness Center. At the door, remove …

2010-02-19: links for 2010-02-19 Glitch I have never been more excited for a game than I am for Glitch. I played Game Neverending way …

2010-02-18: beautiful lady A beautiful lady works at the library. I say this– beautiful lady – knowing I sound like …

2010-02-16: links for 2010-02-16 National Children’s Study Is Looking for Pregnant Women - NYTimes.com From the article: …

2010-02-14: obligatory romance day FunkyPlaid and I celebrated Obligatory Romance Day with Burgermeister burgers and geocaching. It was …

2010-02-11: links for 2010-02-11 Alexandre Dumas novels penned by 'fourth musketeer' ghost writer - Telegraph From Poets …

2010-02-10: links for 2010-02-10 Google Buzz So here we go ... Google's answer to (parts of) Facebook, Twitter, the review site …

2010-02-09: links for 2010-02-09 British Library to offer 19th Century first editions for free download on Amazon Kindle - Telegraph …

2010-02-08: the glass room and the tanker A large glass room jutting onto the beach. Behind it, a forest of trees, perfectly straight, …

2010-02-08: links for 2010-02-08 Flickr: justinvg's stuff tagged with starwars From Laughing Squid: "Justin Van Genderen …

2010-02-04: links for 2010-02-04 Information is beautiful: 30 examples of creative infography If I had any design talent at all, I …

2010-02-03: links for 2010-02-03 An End To Blog Comments This has certainly given me something to ponder. I would miss the comments …

2010-02-01: gluten-free favorites Because you asked … here are my favorite gluten-free recipes. I take absolutely no credit for …

2010-01-28: smear on the sidewalk Today, while walking to the store to buy some lunch and carrot juice – always with the carrot …

2010-01-27: On Haiti From the American Red Cross – On January 12, a series of earthquakes with magnitudes ranging …

2010-01-09: birthday gift After most of a year of debating the exact method in which I would get in shape I was no closer to …

2010-01-02: socks A pile of hopes, socks just out of the dryer, top a new year. That is fine, but everyone wants you …

2009-12-23: puppy love The puppy was named Kenya. She was a service animal – not a guide dog, so it was okay that I …

2009-12-14: sage and ginger One crow sits on the porch and his caw seems timed, a perfect heartbeat. I am putting moisturizer on …

2009-12-10: on holidayspeak Yesterday, I tweeted: “In response to someone wishing me a merry Christmas, I said it back …

2009-11-26: thanksjeweled This Thanksgiving, my sole accomplishment has been introducing FunkyPlaid to Bejeweled 2. He is …

2009-11-25: she told me it took a long time She told me it took a long time. She told me it took a long time before she stopped seeing him …

2009-11-23: on breaking a twitter app Disclaimer: If you have no interest in iPhone apps, Twitter, or my opinion on software, you will …

2009-11-22: asking the question We have a question about the menu: what is chow-chow? A table of four library professionals, we are …

2009-11-20: becoming a ghost I dreamed that I was a ghost. I didn’t die; I faded away, bit by bit. I dreamed that one night …

2009-11-19: thank you I tweeted earlier today that I know “what makes the world a better place: saying ‘thank …

2009-11-18: intrepid intrepid Originally uploaded by cygnoir I am a good walker but not a good hiker, not yet. Now that …

2009-11-17: stuff to consume I love coming home from pub trivia to a house that smells like freshly-baked bread. Whole …

2009-11-15: empty-handed I dreamed of preparing to move away. Everything I owned had to be packed into suitcases and boxes. …

2009-11-13: cute robots warehouse party Originally uploaded by cygnoir Due to this annoying stomach bug, I am not at the …

2009-11-12: capsule of water and life I am not in the mood to post anything, but stubborn enough not to let chronic illness …

2009-11-12: no longer of consequence She thought that it would be enough when they had to register as no-gods, when they divided the line …

2009-11-10: little box of money Princess Obvious makes an announcement: weddings are expensive. They are not the kind of expensive …

2009-11-10: you are the one merit badge Originally uploaded by cygnoir Straight to the links, as I’ve had some gin and …

2009-11-08: sundays are for funkyblur Originally uploaded by cygnoir Sundays are for laundry and chores and errands and then …

2009-11-08: power couple cloaker in progress Originally uploaded by cygnoir Today’s NaBloPoMo post is a short one …

2009-11-06: ten times Predictably, I love Fridays. The first hour on the desk today was, true to form, outstanding. The …

2009-11-06: that facebook thing I know this is an old and tired subject, but it has been on my mind all day, and I am participating …

2009-11-05: another three things Three things I wish I hadn’t told the reporter who showed up at work 14 minutes before my …

2009-11-03: falling for portland breakfast at kennedy school Originally uploaded by cygnoir We had planned to leave Portland before …

2009-11-03: at the top mount shasta Originally uploaded by cygnoir Mt. Shasta looms beside the I-5, so I snapped some …

2009-11-01: soon rainroof Originally uploaded by cygnoir We really, really needed that trip to Portland. We needed …

2009-10-22: to be moved I hadn’t thought of you in a while, and right when I saw the lanky brunette swivel sideways in …

2009-10-21: mercenaries These words are mercenaries. They slouch outside the back door of this poem, clouds of frosty air …

2009-10-19: links for 2009-10-19 I Kept Playing — The Costs Of My Gaming Addiction - gaming addiction - Kotaku Compelling article by …

2009-10-13: links for 2009-10-13 Buy Food Gifts and Sell Artisan Food on Foodzie From the about page: "On Foodzie you'll …

2009-10-12: links for 2009-10-12 Ron Moore calls Star Trek's tech "meaningless" Thank goodness Ron Moore explained …

2009-10-10: links for 2009-10-10 Journeys - Tea in Portland, Oregon - NYTimes.com Subtitled "Beyond Tea and Crumpets in …

2009-10-06: complicated Years ago, I wanted to be a complicated woman. It wasn’t that I wanted to complicate others …

2009-10-05: yellow pages He puts his head on his hand, elbow beside the yellow pages. He scans the names and numbers, pausing …

2009-09-15: Fenton Johnson on Workshops Perhaps the most useful aspect of a workshop—more useful than the critiques, which are often all …

2009-09-14: Perhaps the most useful aspect of a workshop Perhaps the most useful aspect of a workshop—more useful than the critiques, which are often all …

2009-09-11: eight years ago In remembrance of 9/11, I am sharing these excerpts from my written reactions eight years ago. From …

2009-09-08: when the flock moved I know pigeons are rats with wings, but when the flock moved, I stopped. I closed my eyes and felt …

2009-09-01: facebook exodus It wasn’t a compliment when an acquaintance told me that I live more of my life online than …

2009-08-26: Daily Writing Tips Daily Writing Tips Daily Writing Tips is an outstanding blog for writers, providing concise posts …

2009-08-26: winter is coming George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" is my favorite contemporary fantasy series, so I am …

2009-08-16: Where I Write Where I Write is a collection of photographs of fantasy and science fiction authors’ “creative …

2009-08-12: nothing but the moon On Monday, I came down with the (non-swine) flu.  Since then, I have done little else but …

2009-08-08: wedding planning mode enabled [wedding] initial palette for gown Originally uploaded by cygnoir When my mom arrived on Monday, …

2009-08-06: that rabbit I know this is very old news, but I just found the painting for a patron and I am unsettled by it, …

2009-08-03: big orange bird The big orange bird carries the mother to the last bastion of American liberals! Well, kind-of …

2009-07-19: writing and being My writer’s block-busting exercise becomes a block in itself when I want to write standard …

2009-07-18: zanzibar Ken was one of my first friends at my last job. When we met, I was pleasantly surprised to discover …

2009-07-12: say goodbye part-time Originally uploaded by cygnoir She unfolded the piece of paper and read. “You are …

2009-07-08: timid animal I apologize for the lack of posts this week. On Monday I had a king-sized headache, and on Tuesday I …

2009-07-05: domestic life “Hello? O, hi, Cheryl. No, I’m not busy, just working on the kids’ bedroom at the …

2009-07-04: being three Something I am learning from this exercise: the prompts often launch me in a completely different …

2009-07-03: salad days Despite all the wonderful prompts, this poem did not originate from one; it has been rolling around …

2009-07-02: beards This one from abecedarius surprised me, simply: “beards.” I woke up with one clear …

2009-07-01: slate and stove Today’s blockbuster prompt is from Davmoo: “Please write 100 words on …your …

2009-06-30: summer blockbusters And I don’t mean the Transformers sequel kind. You and I will bust through my writer’s …

2009-06-30: bridge from sunday I dream of being late for work, drenched in sweat, catching a cab to my home and not having enough …

2009-06-13: fifteen in fifteen This sort of meme makes me both crazy and happy. The instructions are as follows: “Don’t …

2009-06-07: the sprouts of despair Angsomnia: when, due to angst, one cannot sleep. I should have had a perfectly lovely evening. …

2009-05-28: on the hunt I keep meaning to write about my first year participating in the Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt, but …

2009-05-28: nothing good Nothing good comes from the random days, the days spent flailing about one or two different poems or …

2009-05-17: stories not to tell The best stories in my life right now are the ones I cannot tell. Working at the library provides me …

2009-05-05: backpack I went flying this morning, my first voyage in a long while. When I landed, I landed on forearms and …

2009-05-02: To live in this world Years ago, during a period of grieving, I sent this excerpt from Mary Oliver’s poem “In Blackwater …

2009-04-16: shovel Years ago, I lived with a Febreze fanatic. The couch always smelled good, better than I ever …

2009-04-15: vintage I spotted a vintage Pelikan 100 in the wild – the reference desk, really – on Monday. It …

2009-04-13: one more smell The dashboard widget said 8 minutes, so I power-walked. As I slid onto one of the last non-senior …

2009-04-10: restroom I stepped off the 19 Polk with a mad grin. The driver had been brilliant, announcing all the stops …

2009-04-06: invisible pie After writing like this for nearly eleven years, I have run out of titles, so I am recycling random …

2009-03-26: podcast #9: pinging the universe In this episode, Matt and I discuss Facebook and Twitter. I also misuse the word …

2009-03-10: clarified Most of my post ideas today centered around how fed up I am with the lack of personal responsibility …

2009-03-09: secret agent mug I should stop not-bringing my camera to places; last night’s dinner, homemade by friends in …

2009-03-07: what you really need Okay, enough of that political crap. Here is what you really need today: A Bumpy Ride Bag from Zola …

2009-03-06: dear hissyfit fussypants To the current political naysayers regarding the American economy: we tried your way. For years, …

2009-03-05: greatfruit Once I overheard someone talking about eating great fruit, with the accent on “great”. I …

2009-03-05: the state of the gut Since I am currently struggling with a stomach bug, and quickly approaching my first gluten-free …

2009-02-19: with golden hands What a lovely little spam: Why should you limit yourself in having an elegant look? A professional …

2009-02-09: podcast #8: the end? of print, part 2 In part 2 of our query into the end of print, Matt and I discuss books, e-books, libraries, the …

2009-02-04: 25 random things This is that “25 random things about me” meme. I cannot imagine that after 11 years of …

2009-01-31: podcast #8: the end? of print, part 1 Matt and I talk about the end (question mark) of print in this episode of “… and …

2009-01-30: rotten week This has been a rotten week. I am the Bad Guy at work, which is panning out much as you’d …

2009-01-22: stumble down stairs Nothing of note for me to note as the world shifts. I doze on the train to work; I work; I doze on …

2009-01-19: podcast #7: sequels After our “creative hiatus” of over two years, Matt is not rusty, but I sure am. In this …

2009-01-19: harder hit Loquat “Harder Hit” from Evan Lane on Vimeo. I am a brand-new listener of Loquat, thanks …

2009-01-05: and scene Once upon a time, two friends decided to podcast. The subject: nothing in particular. The result: …

2009-01-05: 43 things personality quiz I can get behind “organized” and “self-improving”, but …

2009-01-03: guidelines for living I am a list-maker, not a rule-maker, so resolutions are not my thing. Instead, I will continue to …

2009-01-03: uncle jay explains 2008 [youtube …

2009-01-01: last year Instead of the 40 questions meme I did last year, I am doing another: post the first sentence for …

2008-12-31: spam couplets Here we go: end of the year spam couplets! Although these are not technically couplets, bear with …

2008-12-27: be careful what you whine for “Be careful what you whine for” is my lesson today. I was whining to FunkyPlaid this …

2008-12-21: procrastination day So today I read about 300 pages in “Twilight”, washed the bathroom floor, scrubbed the …

2008-12-20: the return of the huh I am barely coherent at this point, but sure, I will throw some words together and at you while I …

2008-12-16: miles is creepy Miles is creepy. I hope we learn more about him in Season 5. View the rest of the cast photos from …

2008-12-15: in training To be honest, I don’t want to write much of anything right now. My evening became a comedy of …

2008-12-14: complimented Today I received a compliment of such magnitude that I can barely internalize it, hours later. It …

2008-12-14: you are great This short film called “Validation” made me smile, laugh, and cry. Plus it stars TJ …

2008-12-13: Safe Haven This piece on the Los Angeles Public Library called “Safe Haven” could have just as …

2008-12-13: wordle.net does cygnoir.net wordle.net does cygnoir.net, originally uploaded by cygnoir. I could waste quite a bit of time on …

2008-12-13: spotless mind I made it through the first hour of work today, but that was all. This nasty little head-cold has me …

2008-12-11: we know how to help When your relationship is getting ruined we know how to help you. We will come into your house while …

2008-12-11: 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes YouTube - 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes actually gave me goosebumps. …

2008-12-11: questions Is it rude to pet someone's dog without saying hello to the person part of the equation first? What …

2008-12-10: impending doom City workers, poor lose out in S.F. budget cuts: “Nearly 400 city employees will lose their …

2008-12-09: Blessed Saint Architeuthis Blessed Saint Architeuthis, by Skot Olsen.

2008-12-09: for luck As everything is liminal, the sky and trees are separated only by lamp-light. You remember how to …

2008-12-08: decadence Ah yes, living the decadent life! Right now I am reclining in bed, stuffed with Thai food, editing …

2008-12-08: overheard Earlier this evening, FunkyPlaid and I were at the laundromat, spending quality time together and …

2008-12-06: on marriage A friend, on marriage: It’s why people get married, to have someone around who’ll enjoy …

2008-12-06: some wordplay with your gunplay Campers may now pack heat along with their sleeping bags when they travel to national parks. The …

2008-12-06: meta is not the thing This may have to count as my Holidailies post today, despite it being entirely meta. Whatever I …

2008-12-05: to bed and to rise Every night, Torgi the cat puts me to bed by chirping and nudging me until I stop doing whatever I …

2008-12-04: the linguistics of texting From ‘Gr8 Db8’ Defends The Linguistics Of Texting on NPR’s All Things Considered: …

2008-12-04: OMGWTFGTD Sadly, I can relate to about half of Zen Habit’s “10 Signs You’re a Productivity …

2008-12-04: holiday headgear edition Are you a Flickr fan in the Bay Area? Don’t miss the December gathering of the San Francisco …

2008-12-04: gettin crap done This speaks to me, as someone who has spent waaaaaaay too much time researching GTD systems.

2008-12-03: this is really After a long day at the library, I walked to Hayes Valley and met with a new friend to discuss his …

2008-12-02: guesswork Holidailies is a community writing project which begins this Friday. As a participant, I will be …

2008-11-18: free ride On the train home, the coffee got a free ride. Sure, it was tipped over and spilled out, a meager …

2008-11-17: misanthrope

Hello there. I have made almost no NaNoWriMo progress, but still feel like writing, putting …

2008-11-05: now what

I was at work when the news came, when the world changed. I was at work and we are not supposed to …

2008-11-01: brute force If I disappear for a few weeks, don’t worry: I am participating in National Novel-Writing …

2008-10-30: no on prop 8 Attention California voters: Proposition 8 is about discrimination, fair and simple. Vote NO on Prop …

2008-10-29: surprise publication Oops. I just found out that a prose piece I submitted was published in the September 2008 issue of …

2008-10-28: chapter two There are so many words and photographs I want to share with you about Scotland, but I am a …

2008-10-07: burnout There is no better phrase for it: I am burned out. I don't remember ever being this burned out. As I …

2008-09-15: photos I did not take Last night the moon slipped slate-blue behind silver clouds, and although I could see it from the …

2008-09-15: domino effect I gave up and ordered a new camera battery charger. The old one must be somewhere, but I have no …

2008-09-08: elsewhere Since I haven’t been around much lately, I’ll point you in the direction of two places …

2008-08-23: on real jobs Right before closing yesterday, I helped a patron and the series of answers we found had led to a …

2008-08-20: nostalgic redux These mornings are so foggy in the Sunset. Foghorns remind me of my beloved. I wrote a poem about an …

2008-08-17: omnivorous

The Omnivore’s Hundred, as seen on Ultramundane:

  1. Copy this list into your blog or …

2008-08-15: betrayal Enthusiasm cored, unborn, glassy, turgid: that moment between the noise you do not want to recognize …

2008-08-06: nostalgic It is gray inside the building today, which reminds me of December, which in turn reminds me of last …

2008-07-31: grateful for bad jokes So this mushroom walks into a bar, sits down on a stool, and orders a martini. The bartender looks …

2008-07-30: grateful for manners All I ask is for a simple “please” and “thank you”. That is all I ask. Okay, …

2008-07-29: grateful for nightmares Initially, this entry was about dreams, but most of my dreams are neither terribly interesting nor …

2008-07-28: grateful for pens The awkwardness of typing about handwriting is not lost on me as I write about writing instruments. …

2008-07-27: grateful for scents This is a strange one to put into words, but at this moment I am enjoying a complex experience of …

2008-07-26: grateful for the internet Tonight I am grateful for the Internet, as without it I would not have attended my friends’ …

2008-07-25: grateful for san francisco Nine years ago, I had no idea what to expect. I moved to San Francisco, sight unseen, with a tenuous …

2008-07-24: grateful for poetry Exultant, drunk with the little victories: remembering to bring a homemade muffin only slightly less …

2008-07-23: grateful for being alone This is a subject I have struggled with for most of my life, so it is a challenge to write about it …

2008-07-22: grateful for family This is another one of those topics that, as a younger person, I would have called a “no …

2008-07-21: grateful for iPhone Tonight I am grateful for my iPhone, because not only can I use it as my phone, digital music …

2008-07-20: grateful for travel I can hardly sit still long enough to write this entry – today FunkyPlaid and I bought our …

2008-07-19: grateful for games My life would be droll and dreary without games. Today I am grateful for them because had a …

2008-07-18: grateful for my job It isn’t quite what I thought it would be, and some days it is downright taxing, but I am …

2008-07-17: grateful for books When I started this exercise, I thought I might have some trouble enumerating all the objects of my …

2008-07-16: grateful for my voice This summer cold has taken away my voice. I went through the day saying almost nothing, whispering …

2008-07-15: grateful for zen No, this is not an entry about Buddhism. I am grateful for my not-so-small and not-so-normal cat, …

2008-07-14: grateful for health This morning, I succumbed to the summer cold that’s traipsing around, so it might seem strange …

2008-07-13: grateful for food Despite my new gluten-free diet, I still love food. Perhaps I love it more than ever now that I have …

2008-07-12: grateful for music This topic surprised me. I am trying not to follow any sort of order with these entries, so I sit …

2008-07-11: grateful for friendship Simply put: I would not be the person I am without the support and love of my friends. I have been …

2008-07-10: grateful for home Today I am grateful for my home, which is why I retreated to it immediately after work tonight. My …

2008-07-09: one month of gratitude My social software habits have become dreadful. My status updates are usually complaints about work …

2008-06-27: three months of salad After three months of a gluten-free diet, I can safely say that I am tired of this brave new …

2008-06-26: sick feels me I awoke to the shaky, bad-gut feeling of my days with gluten: each stretch of intestine its own …

2008-06-22: two misplaced cars FunkyPlaid’s car was stolen today. When we went to my car to drive to the police station to …

2008-06-22: on length and depth As I was about to post to my various “status dumps” today, I noticed that I have become …

2008-05-10: bits of tid People who dispense with niceties used to catch me off-guard. Before my current job, I expected a …

2008-05-01: missing What I will/won’t miss about my flat: pimp/ho fisticuffs during the wee hours; siren …

2008-04-30: a letter to the reason Today, years ago, in a place I have never been, a woman I never met did something remarkable. All …

2008-04-22: RSSless: day 7 This will be brief, because I am extremely ill today due to accidentally ingesting gluten in last …

2008-04-21: RSSless: day 6 It is absolutely remarkable what happens when you choose to let go of fear. It is a choice, of …

2008-04-20: RSSless: days 4 and 5 FunkyPlaid and I were at the store until late last night, so I didn’t post my non-progress on …

2008-04-19: morning way The way a morning comes upon you, discovering you in sleep, slicing golden on the lid, opening the …

2008-04-18: RSSless: day 3 Day 3 of the RSS fast: today I only visited The WELL, MetaFilter, and Twitter for lunchtime …