I made the difficult decision to suspend activity on this blog in July 2020. This site will stay active until the domain subscription runs out or I decide to revive it. In the meantime, I will contemplate my place in libraries and how I want to finish my working life over the next 20-30 years. I wish you well.
Originally from St. Louis, MO, I’m currently residing in sunny and swingin’ Las Vegas, NV. I’ve been married to my beautiful and talented wife since November 2008, and when I’m not contemplating library-world we enjoy hiking, camping, billiards, and bicycling. We are staff to two cats. You can watch them grow on their own Instagram account.
In past career attempts I’ve tried to be an audio engineer and an Episcopal priest — not at the same time — but librarianship is really the only career shoe that’s ever fit. I don’t read as many books as you’d think but you can track my reading at Goodreads.com. My favorite living authors are Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, Mary Roach, and David Sloan Wilson. Carl Sagan is my intellectual hero. I used to be an amateur actor. I can’t sing or dance, but will anyway at the slightest suggestion. I wish I had Marvin Gaye‘s voice and Van Morrison‘s catalog.
Every time my father ever saw me off to school, or anywhere, he’d always say, “Make it a good day,” so, that’s what I’m saying to you. Be kind, and make it a good day.
P.S.: I’m well aware that Tales of a Librarian is also the name of a Tori Amos record, but since I’ve been a fan of hers since 1996 I’m fine with the association.