January 2020 Update

January was a fairly quiet month. The most notable event was that the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference was here in Philadelphia. I didn’t attend because I’m not actively involved in any groups right now, but it did give us … Continued

October and November 2019 Update

October was a busy month including a long weekend in Baltimore (which I already wrote about) and our annual Staycation which is a combination of attending the Philadelphia Film Festival and trying new-to-us restaurants. As always, the Film Festival was … Continued

Baltimore 2019 Trip

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Since moving to Philadelphia in 2011, we’ve been to Baltimore a couple of times: once for a wedding and once for a conference. Although both trips were nice for different reasons, in October, we had a chance to go to … Continued

August and September 2019 Update

August and September were strange and stressful months. The library where I work has been in the process of moving into a new building since well before I started there. The summer had been an odd experience of working in … Continued

Libraries Old and New

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I have been working at Temple University Libraries for nearly a year. One of the appeals of the position when I interviewed late spring of 2018 was the fact that they were in the process of building a new library. … Continued

Carmel 2019 Trip

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Since I once lived in the southwest and have spent a great deal of time on the west coast, I have difficulty recalling there was a time not so long ago (relatively speaking) that anything west of the Mississippi was … Continued

Getting Caught Up on Fall Photos

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I’ve been remiss in keeping up with this blog. I began a new job in September which sapped a lot of my attention and energy as I adjusted to my new life. But I’m starting to feel more settled and … Continued

William Howard Taft Bridge

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As I mentioned in my Washington DC post, I traveled with only my film cameras (my Canon Rebel EOS 2000 and my Diana F+) and, of course, my phone camera. One of the more photogenic sights was the William Howard Taft Bridge which … Continued