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Hey folks, I finally got done with a round of server migrations, so all is back online, running smoothly, and I’m happy to back for the foreseeable future. I’ll have a longer post coming on Monday, but for now I…

Hi all, the paperback of The World’s Strongest Librarian will be released next Tuesday. The designers at Gotham Books did a lovely job and it’s a good-looking pile of pages. You can view it over in the sidebar on the…

Hey all, just popping back in between a mountain of travel and work. Here’s what I’ve been reading. Some of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer books. If you like tough guys and dames, this’ll do. Just read Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut again. Never get tired…

Howdy all, it’s been another busy week of reading and writing. A few observations and recommendations: If there has ever been a perfect book, I think it is Lonesome Dove. I’d predict that this is at least the tenth time I’ve read…

Hi all, if you’re in the Minneapolis area, I’ll be speaking at the RH Stafford branch of the Woodbury Public Library. The World’s Strongest Librarian was chosen as Washington County’s “One County, One Book” selection, and this is going to…

Perhaps this happened to someone like me, in a library very much like the one where I work: I watched a man try very hard to compliment my manager one night. “You look different somehow. What is it?” “I’m not…

This is a post I’ve written before in a few ways, but the question does keep coming up. “Why do you read fiction? Isn’t it a waste of time? Isn’t the ‘real world’ interesting enough?” As I grow older, I’ve…

Hi all, today officially ends my blogging hiatus. I had no idea I’d been so MIA until someone said “When are you going to blog again?” Then it hit me: I haven’t been blogging, pretty much at all. But there’s…

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