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The Thor Uproar

I’ve been trying to figure out how best to approach this topic. Much ink, tears, and maybe blood has been spilled on the topic of Marvel’s character updates this week. Some has been helpful and contributed to it, some has been vitriolic and takes away from the discussion. I’m certainly …

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Potions and Smoke

Game of Thrones sort of kind of spoiler alert (for a reference to dialogue only – no plot points). A couple things happened this week in both TV and the real world that got me thinking.  First, on Game of Thrones, weird red priestess we love to hate Melisandre was …

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Mama Said…

We’ve all had those days. The ones that start hard, go slowly, and end on a bad note. The kind of days that make us want to curl up with a glass of wine and a commitment never to go back outside again. Customer service seems to leave people with …

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Being Smart and Being Good

I hate running. I don’t get people who love runners’ high (but more power to them). I tried running for a bus once, and I missed it. That’s the kind of attitude I have toward running. It’s been this way pretty much my whole life. I played soccer in middle …

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Armchair (or Couch-cushion) Travel

I’ve been hosting strangers my entire life. Around the time I was 5, we hosted our first Rotary exchange student, a girl from France who was a talent drawer and mildly creepy (she dressed up as a skeleton for Halloween and scared all the children away from our candy). From …

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Christmas Party!

It’s been about a week since we ran the Christmas party at the Carnegie Library of Homestead, and it went great! I was asked to pull together some crafts on a bit of a last minute basis, so I dashed over to Michael’s to pick up some crafty things. Christmas …

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Wrapping Up 2013

Somehow, there are less than two weeks left in the year. This has crept up on me. It’s been a big year – I’ve moved, started school, gotten lots of experience at lots of jobs, and started to feel at home somewhere that wasn’t my parents house (this was probably …

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Long Days and Learning Curves

Most days I’m a lot like my junior high self: when someone asks me how work was and what I did, I shrug and respond, “It was ok, didn’t do much.” This is obviously untrue, but it just seems easier than trying to explain everything. Most days, where do I …

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When It Rains…

One thing about working for a small, understaffed library is that I get a lot of cool opportunities to test out my skills and ideas about librarianship while on the job. I’ve been teaching computer classes along with the interim programming coordinator for the past few weeks, with the idea …

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