The above is from I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy. iCarly was wrapping and she was afraid that her friendship with Miranda would turn out to be just a show friendship that would fade when they no longer worked together. It got me thinking about friendships again and how pretty much all of … More Seasonal Friends
I was trying to remember when I have seen people from outside of my family. It was hard because I don’t have a lot of reasons to leave my house these days. I went to training at the therapeutic riding place 10 days ago. I’ve seen people at the school office as I’m dropping off … More Do I Miss People?
This is one of the old country songs on my weird Spotify playlist. I think it’s a perfect song for social distancing and isolation
Timehop reminded me that one year ago today I wrote some reflections from isolation after one month of lockdown. I decided to reflect today on the same topics as I’m one week away from my second dose of the vaccine. Isolation is not new for me – this remains true. I didn’t go out a … More A Look Back at My Isolation Reflections
I’m about 30 minutes away from logging into the opening keynote speaker for the Maryland/Delaware Library Conference. I have attended MLA/DLA for years. I have been on the conference planning committee multiple times. I have been on the MLA executive board. I am as involved as I can be in the association. I love going … More Going Virtual
I have two different ideas for blog posts that I workshopped in my head over the weekend. I was all ready to wake up and write before my workday started. Instead, I seem to have hit a wall today. I had a good weekend. I took a lazy day Saturday. I did crossword puzzles. I … More Hitting the Wall
Life has been different for everyone since mid-March. The changes have been bigger for some in my family than for others. My wife was already working from home at least two days a week and generally only left the house for groceries and carry out. I think her biggest change is being stuck with me … More Tradition Interrupted
I am now over a month into staying at home. My last day at work was March 13. My last day driving to work to empty the book drop was March 17. Since then I have left the neighborhood a handful of times for food and other necessities. You would think this would be easy … More Reflections From Isolation