Midweek Miscellany

Already Missing Miranda

This is the last week before my intern, Miranda, graduates. I’m thrilled for her, though I will miss her like crazy. Working with her has been a joyful privilege. She was insightful, funny, knowledgeable, capable, dependable, and creative. Wherever she goes in the future, I wish her the very best. I am confident that life holds happiness and success for her as she goes out to make her way in the world.


Book Stuff

How the Public Library Is a Refuge for the Restless Mind by Nancy Scola

I found this article relevant and relatable. Certainly, when I was a child, the library was a quiet oasis, and I looked forward to my time there purely because it was a stabilizing and safe place to be. It’s nice to know I’m not alone in thinking so.

Music Stuff

Soul Coughing’s Mike Doughty is doing a PledgeMusic campaign for his new album Stellar Motel, a fact which makes me very happy indeed. I’ve pledged my support, and if you’re a fan of his music, I encourage you to do the same. The new song “Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future” is fantastic, just as catchy and fun and relevant as some of his other work, including my favorites from the Haughty Melodic album. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s this. You need this in your life, even if you haven’t realized it up till this point.

Growing Things

Lastly, my garden is in full swing, and I’ve gotten the first fruits of my labors already. Here is my first strawberry. It was small but delicious and tasted like sunshine and happiness.10330487_643587962391725_875596538993313022_n


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