“Let them eat TASTYKAKE” will be pronounced from the wall of Eastern State Penitentiary for the last time on Saturday, July 14. Eastern State Penitentiary announced the end of the Bastille Day tradition back in June. It’s an incredibly expensive event and ESP is a non-profit in a financially unstable non-profit-unfriendly world. Funding used to run the event will be redirected towards addressing criminal justice … Continue reading Flight of the TASTYKAKE: Bastille Day’s Farewell Tour
We’re little over a month away from SAA’s annual meeting and my thoughts have turned to which sessions I’ll be attending and, more importantly, the knitting project(s) I’ll be bringing. It needs to be lightweight, portable, and won’t felt in my hands as I work the yarn in the heat and humidity of the atmospheric hellscape that is Washington, DC, in the middle of frickin’ … Continue reading Knitting Knockers at #SAA18
“A professional never brings their profession home.” I heard that in high school when my mom was dating a cop who’d tell stories about his fellow Boys In Blue getting out of DWIs with the flash of a badge. I heard that in college from professors who were haughty about literature in class and in office hours, but tucked in to the trashiest novels after … Continue reading “A professional never brings their profession home”
In honor of this weekend’s 29th annual International Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony (yeah, Vitali!), I thought I’d dust off the ol’ blog and dump a few cool, interesting, and informative boxing finding aids and other resources that I’ve gathered. First and foremost, I tip my hat and give a massive virtual fist-bump to the Hank Kaplan Boxing Collection at the Brooklyn College Library. … Continue reading Finding Aid Friday: Pathfinders to Pugilism
I homeschool my kids. It can be fun. Sometimes. Yesterday, my kid and I had a lesson on fairytales and we decided to write our own. She wrote about a bored princess who found a magic door. Very appropriate for a six-year-old. And I, well …. I wrote something very appropriate for a thirty-something who doesn’t use her library school degree and sees other people … Continue reading A Dystopian Librarian Fairytale for #NaNoWriMo
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!!!
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 😊finding 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 Recipe
Michael W. Twitty’s first book, 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
Gotta kill this meme with archives before it dies. via Distracted and Description — Derangement and Description Continue reading What she said.
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