I will not scream

Nor will I threaten bodily harm, even though that’s really what I’d like to do right now. I wish I could say more, but the crush of a deadline prevents me from venting the way I’d like to. Maybe on another day. But that day is not today.      

So many words…so little substance

So, tomorrow morning, I’ll be speaking to a group of students in one of our information literacy classes. The topic? Blogging! I hardly feel like an expert in the subject, but I’m flattered to have been asked. So, welcome AL 1130 students–if you’re reading. And if they’re not, I’m not offended. The timing is good, given…

Agree to disagree

I think one of the things that aggravates me most as an adult is the number of people who seem to forget the experiences that turned them into the people they are today. A friend recently shared a Facebook link to an article that in turn linked to a woman’s Facebook account where she was…

Is there anyone out there?

Long ago and far away–OK, not really that far away, but it was a long time ago–there was a young woman about to lose her husband to a terrible disease. Just months before he succumbed, they spent their last Christmas together. Among the gifts he gave her was a CD, called Dulcinea, by the band…

Trudging along…

Things have been more than a little insane around here for the past month. At the top of my list is my last semester of grad school. I’m less than six weeks away from my MLIS. It’s a little surreal, given how much my life has changed since I started the program in 2009. I’ve…

Mom

I am sitting next to her bedside. Her breathing seems labored, but I’ve been down this path before and I know that it’s mostly reflexes in action. My sister sleeps in a chair across the room. We drove more than nine hours to get here today and we are both exhausted, but I can’t fall…

Enough

My mother is very ill. She was admitted to the hospital before Labor Day and spent a few days being treated before transferring to a rehab facility for physical therapy, so that she could go home (she lives with my sister) and have a little more mobility. Mom, who is 74, has been dealing with…

On BFFs

I can count on one hand the number of truly close friends that I have. Unfortunately, none of them live geographically close anymore. No matter, there are plenty of ways to stay in touch. On Friday evening, I headed south for about an hour and spent the weekend with one of those close friends, who…

Roughing it

  Somehow, I managed to make it to the age of 40…something having never gone camping. It’s not that I’ve never had the opportunity. The Boyfriend and friends used to go white water rafting every summer and I was always invited, but the whole prospect of sleeping outdoors and being far away from indoor plumbing.…