Category Archives: Other Writing

Over time, I’ve written about various topics, this is the place where the writing the doesn’t fit into the other three main subjects will go.

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Rule #1: Don’t be an A**hole

First, let me start off by saying that I am a customer service person by nature. I enjoy figuring out what someone needs and making it happen. This is true in my current job as a public librarian, but it … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2012

Summer this year is approximately June 20 to September 21st which is approximately 13 weeks. During these thirteen weeks I read 11 books, which is less than usual. Actually, I’m not sure why the slowdown except that Ashley and I … Continue reading

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Spring Reading 2012

Spring 2012 began Tuesday, March 20, 2012 and ended Tuesday, June 19, 2012, so 13 weeks. During that time I read 18 books. That amounts to approximately 1.4 books a week which is average for me. The Great Gatsby (au) … Continue reading

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Winter Reading 2011

Winter 2011 went from Thursday, December 22 to Monday, March 19, 2012 so 12.5 weeks. During that time I read 15 books. That amounts to approximately 1.2 books a week which is slightly below average for me. Since this list … Continue reading

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Fall Reading 2011

This last Fall ran from September 23-December 21st 2011 (14 weeks). During that time I read 14 books which is one book a week, a small step down from my average. Then again, it was a busy time for me; … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Sociopaths: A Response to Reality is Broken

In response to the thesis brought forth in Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal that using game mechanics in could better our everyday lives on a large scale I say that I agree, but not without reservations. Game mechanics are … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2011

It was a decent summer of reading this time partially due to a number of work relocations and wedding planning (I got married on October 15th!). All of this should also explain my 3(or so)-month absence here. It takes two … Continue reading

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Spring Reading 2011

This update is coming way later then I initially planned to write it, but life intervened and my blog has stayed dark for almost two months. I knew I would eventually return and so here is my reading for Spring … Continue reading

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Winter Reading 2010

It’s been an on-and-off reading period during winter 2010-11. Looking back, I can’t believe that I read some of these books in the same winter, they seems so long ago. Winter runs from approximately from December 22nd to March 20th … Continue reading

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How to Begin Your Research

[a printable .pdf of this article is available here] As a librarian working in an area surrounded by educational institutions of all levels, I am often approached by students looking for help in beginning their research. It is surprising to … Continue reading

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