That squirrel has an Oreo!

The work of relabeling thousands of books at the HoneyRock library stretches on. About three years ago when the relabeling project was first proposed, we estimated that the work would take two full weeks. However, we don’t have that much time. Michele and I decided to extend our stay for a few more days in […]

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Kansas City trip

We are currently in Kansas City, MO, helping my brother, Dan, move into his new house. It’s been an interesting trip so far and we leave for home tomorrow. Dan’s new house is an old house in the Hyde Park neighborhood. We really like it. It has a lot of room and character. He is […]

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Father’s Day weekend

Later today, if all goes well, Cohen will be home again, and I’m really looking forward to that. I am sure he will be tired (their flight departs Guatemala City early this a.m. and they have a fairly long bus ride from the city where they’ve been working to get to Guatemala City), but also […]

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A love affair with peonies

Many years ago when I was a kid, I stayed at a friend’s house at around this time of year, and it was then that I was introduced to the beauty of peonies. They have been one of my favorite flowers ever since, especially ones that are a deep, vibrant red. In addition to their […]

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The power of a little flower

The title of this blog post is a quote from a bizarre movie we watched many times when I was a kid, called The Producers, starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. There was a particularly wacky scene about a theatrical production called “It’s Springtime for Hitler in Germany” in which a character sang an anti-war […]

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Thoughts about #LPForum19

What follows are some thoughts and impressions about the conference I’m attending, the Library Publishing Forum (#LPForum19). They aren’t fully formed as I am still digesting many aspects of what I heard and observed, so take them as they are. First, some general observations. As a first-time attendee, I expected to feel a bit of an […]

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