Hope springs eternal

Spring was good to this blog.  Summer and fall not so much, as I took on new responsibilities at work. Thanksgiving, I have many thanks to give.  L and I spent it together in Yosemite, walking in one of America’s signature landscapes.  While we miss our extended families, being in Yosemite felt like a very

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Remembering the dead…

blogs. One good reason to make sure I write on occasion is because I don’t know how many other people like me there are out there. I like the form, and I’m old. So I have a bookmark file. A very old bookmark file. And at some point, after feed readers went the way of

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Tuesday, 2 weeks later!

Nothing worse than missing your bus and not having your book. So I have 20 minutes to kill at Peet’s. This blog a day thing is now almost 2 weeks later. Where does the time go? In the meantime, I’ve been to Monterrey Park to meet with Chinese-American librarians. It’s such an interesting group of

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On writing and discipline

The original thought behind all this was to have a place to share the happenings of life, particularly in relation to being a librarian. But along the way, it was mostly about ordinary life. Life has been very busy for the past few years, and Facebook took over most of those random, daily updates about

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Beijing HQ

One of the strategies this trip was to have a home base in Beijing from which to operate.  Rather than attempt to visit 3 libraries around the city each day, which last year ran me ragged, I decided to have a more leisurely pace, and try to get people to come to me. I knew

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