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Ursula K. Le Guin January 25, 2018

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Ursula K. Le Guin died this week. And I realized, I’ve never read any of her books. I cataloged some of hers this week, though. So, many artists live in obscurity, and though she did not, I know I should take the time to appreciate more of them than I do.

OhioDIG meeting on the DPLA and the ODN was good yesterday. I talked to a couple new people about their projects. And I got to see the really nice large-object scanner at the State Library. It’s something like This One, but the table is Way Bigger. Waiting to hear back from an interview I had later in the day, as well.

Working all weekend, so a quiet one. Might finish my paint-by-number. If so, I’ll post it.

This week, I’ve listened to Death Masks, again. Tomorrow, I’ll probably do a bit more Mists. Everything else I want is on the Holds list.

MLK Week January 21, 2018

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We had a great week at the library. My branch had two events, one special story time and one big party. Our community also had a march on Monday that a handful of staff and volunteens participated in. It was a good week of coming together and celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of peace and equality, and remembering that some things are worth fighting for.

On the job front, I got one more rejection, and one more interview scheduled. Need to do a bit more looking around after I get this posted. Still working my way through Javascript lessons, and I attended a webinar on Caring for Photographic Collections this week. Coming up is another OhioDIG meeting at the State Library.

I had a nice couple of nights hanging out with friends this weekend. Today I’m doing some housecleaning, laundry, and maybe putting away Christmas, having received my final presents from Amazon yesterday.

On the audiobook front, I finished Green Rider. Then I listened to two excellent books recommended by my aunt, Mary who heard about them from her son, Jonathon: Binti and Binti Home by Nnedi Okorafor. Then, I went back for a bit more Mists of Avalon.

Woah…We’re Half Way There…. November 16, 2017

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Mid-November with Thanksgiving next week. I’ve had a lot of lazy this week, with all the cold. But I’ve a very busy next few days. I did make it to an OhioDIG (Digitization Interest Group) meeting this week, which was pretty cool. Even though I had to leave early for an interview which seemed to go well (don’t they all). So, I’m working my way, step by step, to a bigger and better life.

Looking forward to seeing the family on Sunday, and all my friends in the next couple nights. Then a very full, if not super busy holiday week. I’ve got work, of course, and probably lots of Thanksgiving dinners. But it’s all pretty normal. And I’ll be spending the weekend gaming as a flying carpet, which should be amusing at the very least.

As for the lazy part, I haven’t made it to Sprawl this week, so no progress on the Audiobook front. I am excited to get Artemis next week when my Audible credit comes through. A little leery of the character being the same as his previous book, but hopeful that it’ll be fun either way. Thor Ragnarok was just as fun and entertaining as I hoped. The music was great, too, and I don’t usually notice soundtracks. Though Marvel movies have been making them more noticeable lately for comedic effect.

Hope everyone has a great week. I’ll see you all again on Thanksgiving.