What I’ve Been Reading – 4/19/2021

‘Cicada McNuggets’ are coming to N.J. Why this venomous snake can’t wait | N.J.com April Tree of the Month: African Coral Tree | Edhat SoCal’s Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes represents great hope when it comes to climate change | ABC7 Arlington’s Signature Soda: Cherry Smash | Arlington Public Library Have a good week!

What I’ve Been Reading – 3/8/2020

Resolutions, PA Style | Pennsylvania WILDS The Internet’s Most Incredible Collection of Food History Has Been Saved | Eater Former Amoeba Music Music Manager Now Works As An Echo Park Librarian | The Eastsider LA Rest in Pieces, Dave Thomas Circle | The Washingtonian Last Night Out | Slate An Incomplete History of Spice inContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 3/8/2020”

What I’ve Been Reading – 2/22/2021

“Reunion” (Poem) | Charles Wright Frog and Toad Tentatively Go Outside After Months in Self-Quarantine | McSweeney’s Passing the Time With the Ghosts in the Dirt | Texas Monthly Ray Ford: Lessons From Past Taught in Santa Barbara Backcountry | Noozhawk Love the Fig | The New Yorker Vivian Stephens Helped Turn Romance Writing IntoContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 2/22/2021”

What I’ve Been Reading – 2/15/2021

UCs Move Forward with Open-Access Publishing | Santa Barbara Independent The Zoot Suit era is when white America learned to stereotype young Latinos as threats | The Los Angeles Times Shakespeare’s World of Science | The New Atlantis RSS Readers are due for a Comeback | Wired (Geez, I still miss Google Reader RIP….) HowContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 2/15/2021”

What I’ve Been Reading – 12/1/2020

Remembering the Howard University Librarian Who Decolonized the Way Books Were Catalogued | Smithsonian Magazine From the Archives: The Hareport Chronicles | Los Angeles Times A Very Mango Pie, Inspired By Indian Aunties | New York Times Have a good week!

What I’ve Been Reading – 11/18/2020

The Struggle to Diversify Library Staff, part 1 | Digitization 101 Step Back in Time to California in the 1930s with the ‘WPA Guide to the Golden State’ | KPCC Padma Lakshmi’s “Taste of a Nation” Is a Trojan Horse | The Atlantic How the Ice Cream Truck Made Summer Cool | Smithsonian Magazine GetContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 11/18/2020”

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”