The electronic sound of a slowly retracting zoom lens buzzed like a chainsaw in a quiet forest. As I flinched at the sound, the bride and groom said, “I do.” The friend sitting next to me in the second pew of the church walks to the pulpit to do a reading. A loud swooshing crack … More The Scourge of Baby Boomers at Unplugged Weddings
Today, I want to help elucidate what it is we Librarians actually do. Public libraries are different from academic university libraries, school libraries, private libraries, museum libraries, and none of these are archives. I work at a standalone – we have no branches – Public Library in Ohio. Our community is landlocked by the larger … More What Even Is A Librarian?
Over the last few weeks at least a quintillion wonderful, creative, intelligent women got engaged in the United States. I have the privilege of being Social Media Friends with at least three of them. This morning at 5:00 AM, I was struck with inspiration to write to those recently engaged women who I admire and … More So, You’re Engaged!
Everyday I go to work at the library, Day-to-day our patrons always vary. Along comes this stranger, I didn’t sense danger: But nevertheless, I thought to be wary. It started out innocently enough: He asked about my hair and how I got it to fluff. “I can’t use products; it’s not manly,” he said. “No one cares what … More No Thanks, I’m Married
If you work in the service industry, it’s likely that you’ve come across various archetypes in the people you serve. While the average visitor is considerate and polite, or simply doesn’t require comment, occasionally, a member of The Public will send you into murmured fits of cursing, make your skin crawl, or induce fits of hysterical laughter. … More The Public
When I was on the brink of adopting a full grown cat, a co-worker who volunteers with a local cat rescue suggested I try fostering kittens. Fostering means you bring (usually 2-3) kittens home so they can adjust to human interaction in a safe environment. Meanwhile, they’re out of the shelter and less susceptible to communicable … More An Experience in Fostering
Sipping on some dragon pearl tea, which is quite bitter, I will tell you a tale. We’ve all heard the story of Jack’s magic bean that grows into a huge stalk, which takes him up to meet the giant. A golden goose makes an appearance and grants Jack 3 wishes, probably. Have you ever wondered, … More Leann & the Magic Fava Bean
I had never considered dumping a full $6 steamy cappuccino on a total stranger before, but when the young couple in the window leaned in for another kiss, I deeply considered it. On the day I’m supposed to dump Abe the vulgarity of their affection is an affront. Bouncing my leg, I glance at my watch again … More Cold Hearted Bitch
The third and final installment of The Christmas Caper: read the first, second, and other Fiction Fridays here! Happy Christmas! The plan to use Tree as a perch to spy on and stop the intruder’s inevitable attempt on the kitchen’s goodies was swiftly put into action. After carefully calculating the distance between herself and her … More Molly & Marmalade || The Christmas Caper (The End!)
Molly’s news that an intruder was planning to burglarize countless neighborhood homes was distressing. That Molly reported the thefts of all food in these homes was to take place tonight, was cataclysmic. … More Molly & Marmalade || The Christmas Caper, cont.