In the last few years, I’ve shared about alternative gifts to give at Christmas, unusual Christmas songs, and Christmas in my ancestral region of Alsace, France. So of course I enjoy calendars of fun things to do at Christmas: Kindness Advent
There are many ways to hold a Thanksgiving dinner. Often, we throw a party when good things happen. A father celebrates when his missing son comes home. A child is born, people marry, finish school, or get promoted. The harvest
1. on library demographics Soon after my $20,000 library degree, I surveyed other grads about their experiences. Starting salaries in the Library Journal’s annual Salaries & Placements survey looked great… but they seemed to be missing half of all graduates.
When we lived with housemates last year, I watched astonished as Liz ordered a few meal subscription boxes. It seemed crazy, and expensive. But it’s a growing trend in America: pay $40-80 for a week’s worth of dinners, and all
As a student, I used a weekly planner to track my assignments. My life was on paper then: a diary, to-do lists, a planner, and handwritten letters and notes to friends. Now, my mind is on my devices: checking social
Because I’m a librarian at a research university, authors and publishers often email me to promote their books… and article collections… and digital archives… and films… and even chapbooks of poetry or local history (!). I also get lists of
I’ve been in Kazakhstan for the past two weeks on an exchange program, but just realized some friends don’t know much about it. Below, I’ve listed a few key facts you might store in your head and share with others:
How would you do as a Somali pirate? A third world farmer? A fake news dealer? Find out here.
Oddly enough, I started writing about bucket lists… and ended up exploring my thoughts on wills. So here we are. I suppose I felt I had to set bucket lists in the context of our wills, because I see both
Little Women is a Civil War-era novel of close friendship among four sisters, and in one of the more vivid scenes, Amy worries about her dying sister while trying to please her wealthy aunt… and resolves this tension around money, life,