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A Librarian By Any Other Name

November 27, 2017
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Library work has changed a lot over the years. Should our job title change with it? A group of librarians I know recently put their heads together and came up with this (not entirely serious)…

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Hey Old Lady! Want To Buy A Reverse Mortgage?

November 13, 2017
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Facebook just hit me with an ad for coping with memory loss, probably because I recently turned 63. As far as my favorite social media site is concerned, I am now an Old Lady. Curious,…

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I Just Took A Peek At My Ex-Boyfriend’s Online Dating Profile

November 8, 2017
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The first thing I noticed was that all of the flattering photos he’s posted of himself were taken by me. In the photos, Mike looks like the man I saw him as — clever and…

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Hug A Zucchini — It’s World Vegan Day!

November 1, 2017
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It’s World Vegan Day! I was wondering how my friends and family were planning to observe this momentous day, so I posted this query on my Facebook page: November First is World Vegan Day. What…

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Swimming Pools, Silent Noodles And The ACLU: What I Learned From Magazines This Week

October 31, 2017
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The correct term for mobile phone separation anxiety is nomophobia. (Time. 9/4/17) Henry David Thoreau was fond of belting out sea shanties at parties. (The New Yorker, 9/4/17) The best way to befriend famous people…

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I’d Be Happy To Date You When Hell Freezes Over — One Single Librarian’s Collection Of Online Dating Profile Turnoffs

October 20, 2017
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Shirtless pics. Headless pics. Bathroom selfies Gym selfies. Anything camo or Trump-related. Any photo of a dude with a fish or a dead deer. Spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. (I can’t help it — I…

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Elvis, Mosquitoes & Marilyn Monroe — What I Learned From Magazines This Week

August 17, 2017
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Leonard Bernstein believed that Elis Presley was the greatest cultural force of the 20th century. (Time, 08/21/17) For actor Will Smith, losing his virginity wasn’t as exciting as watching Star Wars. (People, 08/07/17) A Japanese…

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Bookmarks From Hell — A List of Unsavory, Alarming and Downright Nasty Things Librarians Have Recently Found in Library Books

July 24, 2017
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A dead frog A used band-aid A squashed and leaking Ketchup packet. Bedbugs A tampon Toe nail clippings Dozens of baby roaches A slice of bacon Boogers A used Q-Tip A used condom (and it…

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FAT CATS, HAPPINESS AND LAPTOP LOVE — WHAT I LEARNED FROM MAGAZINES THIS WEEK

July 22, 2017
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The Utah State Attorney General’s office recently stated in a court filing that there is no constitutional right to marry a laptop. (Time, 6/19/17) Smartphones are spreading head lice. (New York, 7/10/17) People are less…

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Roses Are Red/My Insurer Is Blue

June 30, 2017
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The representatives that you get when you phone the Blue Cross customer service number are all cheerful, friendly people, which is good because I’ve been spending a lot of time with them recently. Why? Because…

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