ExMo Tarot, a new blog

So after some thought this week, I’ve decided to start a new blog about my journey with tarot in which I’ll be more directly processing my experience growing up Mormon. It is something I’m really excited about, and just felt like it needed it’s own space to grow in.

I’ll still be posting here with more book reviews and library -related things. But if you’re interested in tarot or the life of an exMormon, please come check it out at

https://exmotarot.wordpress.com/More ExMo Tarot, a new blog

A Fool’s Journey

Last year was a flaming garbage fire. For everyone. I started 2016 by attending my Grandfather’s funeral on my birthday and it was pretty much a preview for how the year was going to go. And now we’re here. And we have to figure out how to live every day in this world. For a … More A Fool’s Journey

The Skeptical Fool

This weekend I found myself falling down the rabbit hole of Tarot. I read all the posts in the Autostraddle  Fool’s Journey series, which led me to The Little Red Tarot (a fantastic blog) which linked me to other blogs and instagrams and images of tarot decks and well thought out explanations. I found some … More The Skeptical Fool

An Open Letter to the Dubuque Community School District

Dear Superintendent Rheingans, Principal Kolker, Members of the School Board, and Members of the Review Committee: I am an alumna of Hempstead High School (‘02) who has spent my entire adult life working with youth. After finishing college I taught middle school for three years while completing my Masters in Education. I went on to … More An Open Letter to the Dubuque Community School District

Sunday Reflections: You can take the Librarian out of Teen…

I am no longer officially a Teen Librarian. I might be having an existential crisis about it. This past Wednesday I started at a new branch in my large, urban, library system. It’s one of the advantages of such a system that changing branches doesn’t mean leaving the system entirely. Each branch is very different, … More Sunday Reflections: You can take the Librarian out of Teen…

Book Review: Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston

Title: Exit, Pursued by a Bear Author: E.K. Johnston Published: Dutton Books 2016 Recommended if you like: Cheerleading, hopeful survivor stories, Shakespeare, Veronica Mars Read-a-Like: All the Rage, Speak, Open Road Summer Rating: 6 out of 5 Golden Bear Mascots First Line: I start running after school.   Y’all, I LOVED this book. Like I LOOOOVED it. I read it the second I … More Book Review: Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston