January 15, 2019

I made two New Years’ resolutions this year: to start blogging here again, and to get 20-30 active minutes per day on my Fitbit. (Yes, I know Big Data is reading my Fitbit. Librarians come in two varieties: those who are extremely paranoid about Big Data and those who are extremely un-paranoid. I am the second flavor.) That means returning to thinking about what particular vocation-related question is plaguing me this week. Since it’s in the news, I settled on… Read more

April 10, 2018

….means you may end up contemplating Neville Longbottom and writing this poem. “Of your charity, please pray for me.” Pencil poised to paper, “Why?” she said. Because they built the wall up brick by golden brick; and when I try to speak a word just bricks come out. Because I bear the weight of centuries with everything I say. Because I tried to shift the wall away and darkness echoed down a thousand halls. Because my name is not a… Read more

April 5, 2018

Why do we find ourselves in a world where what is vain is also what is expected of us? Read more

March 31, 2018

No crown without cold coffee and the cross. Read more

March 29, 2018

The game may falter, but does not forget. Read more

March 24, 2018

Did I mention doing taxes? Read more

March 20, 2018

You can picture me over the last few weeks being overscheduled. But you can also picture me going around in an attitude of surprised repentance. Read more

January 12, 2018

Can anything good come out of backwaters? Only the salvation of the world. Read more

January 9, 2018

How could I know what it means to be endlessly choosing out of a world which presents rivers and mazes? Read more

December 29, 2017

Bodies matter. They matter at work and they matter at play. Read more

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