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 – 7/6/2020

In The Meantime | The View From Mrs. Sundberg’s Window C.D.C. Recommends Sweeping Changes to American Offices | New York Times In the COVID-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both | New York Times Surf Fishing’s Salt Meditation | Santa Barbara Independent Did Rutgers Find the Perfect PresidentContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 7/6/2020”

What I’ve Been Reading – 4/13/2020

Gentrified and the Libraries of Boyle Heights | Los Angeles Public Library I’m the Duolingo Owl and I’m Tired of Your Bullshit | McSweeney’s Rutgers Theatre Company Creates Audio Rendition of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale | Rutgers University

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”

Lately – 3/9/18

Pale Beneath The Tan (Squeeze ) – The Front Bottoms We were graced with exciting news this week that the Grandma series will actually be a series. I would’ve been perfectly happy with just Rose, but hearing this track and other mastered will be awesome.  listening :: to re-vamped The Splendid Table (which is inspiring myContinue reading “Lately – 3/9/18”

What I Read Last Week 12/19

The World Is… – Invalid Litter Dept. (ATDI Cover) Rachele Schulist overcomes the lie of not being thin enough | FloTrack The Long Arc of the Moral Universe | Agnostic, Maybe The Grossly Exaggerated Death of the Library, or Why I Don’t Discourage Students From Attending Library School | ACRLog Jo Cox remembered by SarahContinue reading “What I Read Last Week 12/19”

Bones & Scones Gets Props

Partners in Crime: How Indie Authors and Libraries Can Work Together to Gain New Readers I’ve been working on a project with Library Journal and the SELF-e program and my baby, Bones & Scones, got a mention. I love doing this program because of the community voices and unique genre that is highlighted. Plus, scones!Continue reading “Bones & Scones Gets Props”

What I Read Last Week:

We had a teen interview his teachers about their favorite music | Noisey/Vice How can community colleges get a piece of the billions that donors give to higher education | New York Times How we made…Now That’s What I Call Music | The Guardian West Virginia coal country sees new era as Donald Blankenship isContinue reading “What I Read Last Week:”

Reference Question : Eagles in New Jersey

Broadcast live streaming video on UstreamAs of late I’ve been watching the Eagle Cam at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, NJ. This started a few weeks ago when I was on the reference desk and the phone rang. I answered and was replied to with “Is the bird outside my window an eagle?” Um… After disclaimingContinue reading “Reference Question : Eagles in New Jersey”

What I Read Last Week:

Denver Public Library launches local music service Volume | Denver Post “BAN-THE-BOX” signed into law in New Jersey | National Law Review 10 reasons why CAPTAIN AMERICA 3 will be CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR | Newsarama Why female ex-convicts may have a harder time finding work than their male counterparts | Keystone Crossroads NPS launchingContinue reading “What I Read Last Week:”