Signal Hill, California

During stay-at-home orders I went on a family history research bender. I learned during this bender that my father’s mother’s mother’s father’s father (my third great-grandfather) was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery (formerly Signal Hill Cemetery) in Signal Hill, California near Long Beach. He was born in Hubertshofen near Donaueschingen, Germany and immigrated to the UnitedContinue reading “Signal Hill, California”

What I’ve Been Reading – 7/13/2020

Library’s MARCO Brings Wi-Fi Lifeline and Books to Those In Need During Shutdown | Dauphin County Library System UCSB Library to House Mitchell Kriegman’s Papers | UCSB Library Fishermen and Researchers Consider Rig Removals | Santa Barbara Independent One Way to Address LA’s Racial Inequality? Build More Parks in Communities of Color | LAist AsContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 7/13/2020”

What I’ve Been Reading – 6/22/2020

Many Wishes, Many Splashes and the Fountains at the Met Fill Up | The New York Times The Little-Known History of Japanese Internment on Angel Island | KQED Working Parents Are Hitting a Wall. Employers Don’t Want to Lose Them | CNN Business

November 2018

It’s been a minute since I gave NaNoWriMo a whirl.  Goals: Voting! Read Invisible, Akata Witch, and Hey Ladies. Finish the TAZ Mystery Puzzle Box. Send some Thanksgiving* gratitude cards. Write thru NaNoWriMo. Continue half marathon training (I am doing Santa to Sea on December 5). Looking ahead to: Kaytlyn visiting over Thanksgiving! I’ve longContinue reading “November 2018”

What I’ve Been Reading – 10/31/2018

Yosemite Finally Reckons with Its Discriminatory Past | Outside Five Secret Southern Ingredients | Garden & Gun This Movie Changed Me: Bend It Like Beckham | On Being Design and Implementation of a Study Room Reservation System: Lessons from a Pilot Program Using Google Calendar | College & Research Libraries Can Salt, Fat, Acid, HeatContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 10/31/2018”

Love List – 10/28/18

Chekhov’s Hangnail – Martha. Not a new love, but a long-time love. Naturally, the summer after I move to the west coast, Martha does a spring east coast tour. “When it rains, it really fucking pours…” Two weekends ago I went back to New Jersey for a wedding (pictures to come). I needed to seeContinue reading “Love List – 10/28/18”

What I’ve Been Reading – 9/13/18

Runs in the Family | ESPN The Women Who Designed the Pattern for Modern Britain | The Guardian Kacey Musgraves has a Surprise for Nashville | Texas Monthly Matzo Balls and Chiles? It’s Rosh Hashanah with the Flavors of Mexico | The New York Times The Ethnic Studies Kids are Alright | Los Angeles TimesContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 9/13/18”

SPBL Coffee Break (Episode 9)

Mentioned in this episode: Adult Literacy “Fast Track” Training – http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=15402 Anime and Manga Club – http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=16022 MakeSB with Wild Animals – http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=12765 The Flamethrowers – https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=682530 Deadly Class – https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=980405 Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung – https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=322636 Under the Big Black Sun – https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=883816 EPISODE NOTES Mentioned in this episode: Adult Literacy “Fast Track”Continue reading “SPBL Coffee Break (Episode 9)”

SBPL Coffee Break (Episode 8)

Mentioned in this episode: Trail Talks: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=12616 Buellton Bookworms: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=11808 Overboard at Eastside: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=14544 Solvang Coding Club: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13888 Hope805: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=14018 New Yorker Discussion Group: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=15224 A Load of Hooey: https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=774171 Lumberjack’s Beard: https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=995045 Medium Raw: https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=542251 Counter Intelligence: Vinegar Girl: https://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=886783 EPISODE NOTES Mentioned in this episode: Trail Talks: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=12616 Buellton Bookworms:http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=11808 Overboard at Eastside:http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=14544 SolvangContinue reading “SBPL Coffee Break (Episode 8)”

SBPL Coffee Break (Episode 7)

Mentioned in this episode: Tuesday Poets: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13675 Eastside Murder Mystery: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13730 MakeSB: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13524 Edson Smith Photo Collection: http://www.luna.blackgold.org/luna/servlet/blackgold~9~9 Cosplay Definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosplay Tech Tasting: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13521 Library Book Clubs: https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/events/library_book_clubs.asp WriteSB: http://santabarbaraca.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=13972 Lawrence Brown Affair: http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=980308 Sarah MacLean: http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=727621 Heartbreaker: http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=577607 Storm for the Living and the Dead (Bukowski): http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=1000741 Dreams From Bunker Hill (Fante): http://www.blackgold.org/polaris/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.1&cn=12887 LunchContinue reading “SBPL Coffee Break (Episode 7)”