Elfa vs. ClosetMaid track shelving


As a Taurus-identified person, I am very particular about my surroundings, to the point where it’s hard to tell whether my home is a coping strategy for ADHD or just the manifestation of my tendencies towards hedonism and sloth, which can be more reliably indulged in comfortable spaces that are easy to clean. Over the … [Read more…]

trip to Columbus, OH


I’ve written before about my interest in Unitarian Universalism. I was having some interpersonal issues at church that almost made me walk away from the congregation to avoid drama, but, decided to do a thing I sometimes do, where I put a question to the universe and try to listen for an answer. In this … [Read more…]

what I want to be writing about –

I have been doing a lot of work lately trying to picture what I want for myself (the answer: a house with room for a garden, that’s within a 40-minute bike ride of most places I’d like to work in the DC area. Also: a dog, and a beehive). It’s not hard to imagine jobs … [Read more…]

lighthouse, with papillon.


went to Stomping Ground for breakfast, and I couldn’t put my camera away for the rest of the day. the light made everything look so beautiful on my screen. and little esposito is so hard to capture…. I even took some halfway decent selfies….(note: my skin DID NOT LOOK THIS GOOD IRL) this is how … [Read more…]

Young Souls bike ride!

Religion isn’t something that I really write about, and I think a lot of people who know me might be surprised to learn that I absolutely believe in an Abrahamic G-d. I’ve been interested in Unitarian Universalism since 9th grade, when I met my very dear friend, Katie Tyson, who was as true an embodiment … [Read more…]


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If you’ve known me for any period of time, you know that I’m pretty evangelical about two things: bike commuting and reusable menstrual supplies. I decided a long time ago that those two things would be my causes, as in, the things I would actively try to convince my friends to adopt. So, of course … [Read more…]

home roasting!


My friend Tim told me that you can get really decent coffee roasts with a popcorn popper, so naturally I had to check this out. Here’s a good write-up from Sweet Maria’s on how to do it. Tim says that the key is to get one where the heating mechanism is on the bottom, so, … [Read more…]

The Collective: best conference ever


Post will be updated with more words. In the meantime, some photos. Conference started out strong. Plenary session involved making us play a selection of board games with total strangers: Went to a library improv session led by Jill Markgraf (@jillibrarian). The idea that “yes, and” can be the defining attitude in a reference interview … [Read more…]

notes from The Collective


I went down to Knoxville for The Collective conference this weekend, and I am so honored to have been among this particular group of presenters. This conference was an absolute highlight of my time in “traditional” libraries. The attendees at all the sessions I went to asked fantastic questions, and our presentation was no exception. … [Read more…]