As usually happens, the past week had its ups and downs. Although the academic year at Wheaton College finished last week and the campus is therefore much quieter, work at Buswell Library continues at a very busy pace. For example, now is the busiest time of the year for finishing up financial transactions to ensure […]Read More Online teaching and more
The featured image for this post is of one of the roses in the bouquet of flowers I bought for Michele for Mother’s Day. Most people go for red roses, and they are quite beautiful, but I like the more subtle and interesting beauty that these ones display. Mother’s Day is sometimes a difficult day. […]Read More Mother’s Day and other things
Much of modern theology is intellectual twaddle. That is a deliberately over-the-top statement that reflects a bit of my frustration with what I’ve been studying in the latest course in my theology Master’s degree program. For those wondering about what I mean by “twaddle,” a definition: trivial or foolish speech or writing; nonsense. The primary […]Read More Much of modern theology is intellectual twaddle
For me, this weekend is about taking a deep breath in preparation for the week to come. Classes wrap up and next weekend will be filled with graduation activities. In between, I’ll be flying out to Vancouver, B.C. to attend a library conference, trying to finish up all of my theology coursework, and preparing for […]Read More Taking a deep breath
So far this morning, I’ve been alternately sipping my cup of coffee and playing with Cricket, our six month old mini Australian shepherd puppy. (Some nice recent photos of her, taken by Brinley, are below.) I’ve also been trying to come to terms with the fact that soon, a bunch of snow will start falling. […]Read More Too late for snow
I enjoyed seeing the latest art installation in Buswell Library yesterday afternoon, full of bright colors and conveying interesting themes from the student artists represented here.Read More Is this your art?
At my library, our reference desk is called the Research Help Desk, and librarians take turns staffing it, along with a few grad students. I only spend four hours a week there in two hour shifts, and frequently I do other work things while there because traffic can be fairly minimal. But sometimes the interaction […]Read More From negative to positive