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A Tale of Two Lowells

As I was helping out a bit in the archives at work last week, I came across a familiar name in an unfamiliar context: the name of Lowell Mason, which (as it turns out) refers to two very different men … Continue reading

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Back Into The Weeds

It’s time again for some library collection weeding — the Reference section, this time — and that means it is also time for another round of Weird Stuff I Found In The Collection. Yay! This week’s theme: Vintage Sexism (It’s … Continue reading

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Moving Pictures (2)

As mentioned in the first post in this series, my subconscious has been having a bit of fun with me as I grapple with the maddening process of moving from my old home to a new one. Because the brain-noise … Continue reading

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Moving Pictures (1)

Moving to a new house is often a bit nightmarish. It’s a lot of work managing the innumerable details of the process (selling or ending a lease on a house, buying or renting a new one, packing, finding a moving … Continue reading

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A Journey in Five Pictures

This weekend marked an end and a beginning, embodied in one last, long trip across familiar ground toward something new. There were signs along the way, including the always incongruous guidepost of a light across the corn (nowhere near the … Continue reading

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Conversations With Small Dogs About Sin and Repentance

Me: Buddy, we need to talk about some of your recent behavior. Buddy: Pretty cool stuff, right? Right?!?! Me: Um…I’m not sure we’re talking about the same thing. What do you think you did that was cool? Buddy: Well, let’s … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Gift of Annotation

The fun thing about the Gideon Bibles in hotel rooms is that in addition to their more spiritual gifts, they sometimes also contain other things. While it is generally considered an urban legend, I can say with complete confidence that … Continue reading

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