One display, one playlist, one eighth-grade groper & one heart-to-heart across voting lines: a 2016 presidential election word buffet

Fifty days ago, I made an election display at the library. There’s so much crazy flying around and libraries are supposed to be safe havens. I wanted my display to do two things: Provide a way to give people access to digestible and genuine information about the candidates. Remind us all that at least this … Continue reading One display, one playlist, one eighth-grade groper & one heart-to-heart across voting lines: a 2016 presidential election word buffet

Taking on race and class in a small space: The wee tale of a library display

Last Saturday afternoon, a 23-year-old black man died after being shot by a 24-year-old police officer during a foot chase. This being Milwaukee, (it later came out that)  not only was the police officer also black, but they'd known each other in high school.  Nonetheless, this "black man shot and killed by cop" incident turned out to be … Continue reading Taking on race and class in a small space: The wee tale of a library display

Love, loss, hope and backup plans: Making now count

So, it’s been a few months. I could make up a whole raft of reasons for the radio silence, but the truth is job-related. Last July, I was laid off from the job I loved, and not long after my last post in February, there were signs of a happy ending/soft landing. In a fit of … Continue reading Love, loss, hope and backup plans: Making now count