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The Year of the Socially Isolating Rabbit

As my tiny group of regular readers knows very well by now, I have a little Easter tradition here on the ol’ blog: I tell The Story and (usually on Good Friday) post about a little hymn thing I like. … Continue reading

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

The best place to enter the linguistic and social-psychological rabbit hole this post is about to drag you down is with one of the best and most well-known XKCD cartoons — “Duty Calls” (#386): Recently, on Facebook, Duty Called upon … Continue reading

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An Old Voice For A New Year

This is not a recap of the year. It is not a recap of the decade, or a Top Ten List of any kind. Instead, it’s a little bit of a look back at an earlier few decades, occasioned by … Continue reading

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The Watchers Return

In a certain building, in a certain state, in a certain city, there is a certain display. There they stand, a distaff army of pale porcelain faces and carefully done hair, each with her own unique dress. They are different … Continue reading

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The Prophet and the Archivist’s Nightmare: A Tale from the Weeds

When I briefly worked in the archival collection at my former university, one of the things I absolutely loathed was dealing with old faxes printed on thermal paper. Text and images printed this way tend to fade or disappear very … Continue reading

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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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