Happy #AskAnArchivist Day!!!

October 4 is #AskAnArchivist Day, a day when archivists open their social media arms to the world for questions about the wonderful, hidden life of people who appraise, acquire, arrange, describe, preserve, and provide access to records of “enduring value.” What does that mean? Ask an archivist! It’ll vary from archivist to archivist based on where they work and what their institution’s collection policy is, … Continue reading Happy #AskAnArchivist Day!!!

Reblog from Afroculinaria: Welcome to #TheCookingGene Journey: A Photo Essay with a RecipeĀ 

Originally posted on Afroculinaria:
I started writing this?book?on paper plates and paper bags.? I walked around with an entire?book?in my head from my years.??Paula Deen?happened, my response went viral, agents started calling and asking if I had a book in mind. Two years of journeying around the South, supported by Y’ALL šŸ˜Šfinding my food roots and family routes and the foundation was laid for The… Continue reading Reblog from Afroculinaria: Welcome to #TheCookingGene Journey: A Photo Essay with a RecipeĀ 

Finding Aid Friday: Love for The Cooking Gene

Michael W. Twitty’s first book,Ā The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, was released August 1, 2017. Twitty, an African-American culinary historian, traces his family tree back to his ancestors’ first steps on New World soil. He explores the possibilities of who came from where based on family lore, DNA testing, and the history of human migration — and … Continue reading Finding Aid Friday: Love for The Cooking Gene

From Megalodon to P-Funk: A Pre-Eclipse Trip to the South Carolina State Museum

Woooooo!!!! #GreatAmericanEclipse2017!!!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!! Last weekend, my family joined countless other families stuffed onto I-77 and trekked down to Columbia, SC to view the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, in all it’s total splendor! Columbia, a nice little city with surprisingly good coffee and a really great zoo, was smack-dab in the middle of the path of totality. We had a good two minutes or … Continue reading From Megalodon to P-Funk: A Pre-Eclipse Trip to the South Carolina State Museum

In lieu of a proper post…

Here’s some yarn. If I’m not actively mom-ing, I’m knitting. Blog? What’s that? I don’t have a blog. I have a quick 10 minute drive to the Lion Brand Outlet, that’s what I have!!! If there is one corporate archive I could dive into, it would be Lion Brand’s. The outlet is decorated with pictures of old advertisements and patterns, like the one pictured above. … Continue reading In lieu of a proper post…

Post-ALA Race Fatigue

Originally posted on At The Intersection:
I just spent the last 5 days at the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago, and I am suffering serious race fatigue.? Race fatigue is a real physical, mental, and emotional condition that people of color experience after spending a considerable amount of time dealing with the micro- and macro-aggressions that inevitably occur when in the presence of… Continue reading Post-ALA Race Fatigue

On Saturday: Going to MARAC Spring 2017

Guess who’s dipping a toe back into the professional waters?  THIS GAL!! I’m heading to MARAC’s spring meeting in Newark. Yeah, Jersey!!! But only for a day. The Saturday session. Because I can’t get too wild and crazy. Anyhoo, MARAC (Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference)!! It’s a three-day event, April 20-22, 2017, that includes a day of workshops and committee meetings, a full day of concurrent … Continue reading On Saturday: Going to MARAC Spring 2017