Stuff I Shouldn’t Write

So, sometimes, against my own better judgment, I write things that should just rattle around in my head instead of being made public.  But here’s the thing.  My husband and I went to friends’ house last night and spent several hours.  They drank beer.  I drank cider (2) and margaritas (3).  They drink regularly.  I do not.  I didn’t plan on doing anything this weekend.  An employee called in sick and so I had to go to work today…the day after the night out. Continue reading

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I <3 My Job

Okay.  Not all the time.  Sometimes, I get bogged down the administrative bureaucracy of it all.  Sometimes, I wonder why the hell I waste my time in public service.  I mean, there ARE jobs out there that pay nice paychecks and don’t involve tax funding and all that.  Why not jump into the capitalist pool and have a nice, long soak?  I.  Like.  Money. Continue reading

Something We’re Doing

Please pardon the quick and dirtiness of this post.  I’ll get right to it.

Our library (Hagerstown – Jefferson Township Library) is finding its identity.  I truly believe that part of the problem in “library land” right now is a struggle for identity.  We’re trying to do it all and, in the process, we’re losing ourselves.  Hmm.  I think that means that libraries are going through a midlife crisis.  Nothing wrong with that.  It happens to everyone and everything.  There’s the initial excitement and oohs and ahhs and then everything settles into a routine and then the routine becomes a rut and then you wake up one morning and wonder how you ended up here and what the point is. Continue reading

The Technological Bogeyman

girl techOkay, here’s the thing.  We humans?  We like to groups things.  In fact, we like to group ourselves.   We like to be in groups and we like to put others in groups.

There are all these groups of people related to technology.  There are the architects, the enthusiasts, the collectors, the hackers, the climbers, the disdainers and those afraid of the technological bogeyman.  Continue reading