My boss ran the Chicago Marathon last week. Apparently she does this every year. I learned about this astounding feat of athleticism a day or two after the race, and told her how awesome I thought it was. “Oh,” she said,” I run it in like 6 or 7 hours, though. Not very impressive.” “But you … More It’s Almost NaNoWriMo Time!
There is a question that seems to come in and out of our public consciousness. Does it matter if the creator of something we enjoy is a deplorable human being? Can we love the art and hate the artist, as it were? Can we, and should we, separate the thing from the person responsible for … More Why it matters if the creator is a monster
So I’m going to see Catching Fire tonight and I’m totally pumped about it, but I feel like I’ve spent all week explaining to people that I can like books and movies differently but equally. This apparently confuses people. Because I’m a librarian. And Librarians are supposed to like books. And I DO LIKE BOOKS … More Books and Movies: Different not ‘Better’
My relationship status with my hometown reads: It’s complicated I spent my entire childhood dreaming of the day I would leave my hometown behind forever. The day I would advance to the next level of life. I was convinced that out there whatever that was, was more. It was better. I was going to get … More Hometown Glory?
After college I joined a branch of the New Teacher Project and skipped off to teach music in the Urban DC area. Less than three years later, I limped my way back. Many have asked me what happened… how could I – who loves kids so much and wanted to help them so badly – … More Why I left teaching
First- I wrote a thing! I wrote a guest post for Hack Library School called “Too Gay or Not Too Gay? That is the Question” It’s about my struggle to balance my personal queer-dentity and my professional persona. Everyone put on your surprised face. I’m very proud of it, and I’ve gotten some great responses … More In which I’m proud about a post and irate about a cover
Or “Do I love you because you’re Beautiful, or are you Beautiful because I love you?” So last week I dyed my hair blue. No really– I did. Look It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t been able to do. What stopped me? It wasn’t what you think. I didn’t give a … More Queers and Misfits and the Arts