A Dystopian Librarian Fairytale for #NaNoWriMo

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

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 Recipe 

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 ūüėäfinding 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¬†

Finding Aid Friday: Love for The Cooking Gene

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

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