A Virtual Hug, From Me To You

I don’t know about the rest of you, but during these past six months, I’ve been chasing every serotonin high I can possibly wrap my brain around. For a while, my entire life was video games. The cheerful certainty of Animal Crossing: New Horizons kept me company when the world was too big and too…
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BYOBB

1st and 3rd Tues | 7 - 8 PM | Zoom Come unwind with the #BookSquad. We'll be sipping tea, whiskey, wine and the sorts while we talk books. 📚☕️🍷 We'd love to see your beautiful shining faces and hear what you've been reading these days! 🌞 Join us digitally on Zoom! (Contact Polli — pkenn@lplks.org…
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What is Time Anyways?

My concept of time has been warped since March 13, 2020. As I am writing this (it being September), the weather reminds me of the cooler, rainy days from that week. In a way life feels a bit like Groundhog Day. Everyday feels eerily similar to the next. This gif alone sums up how it…
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(Web) Archiving the Pandemic

As dedicated blog-readers will know, this library is above-and-beyond awesome in a lot of ways. Lest you should think you’ve uncovered all of the library’s secrets, I have another way in which the library is awesome to share with you. And that is: we archive the internet! Since we’re having a big, collective experience of…
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A Life, Secondhand

And now when I go by a secondhand store I imagine all the lives behind every object: it makes my head spin… -Clara Beaudoux This is how big of a nerd I am: when I first heard about Twitter and its 140-character limit, I imagined that it would basically be a haiku-fest: scads of precision-crafted…
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Bering Witness

Despite living in the center of the continent, and quasi-quarantined at that, we know that Siberia is burning and the arctic ice is melting. The permanence of permafrost has passed. From beneath the thawing coasts and the consequent noise of increased shipping, the whales are calling. A few years ago, James Nestor's book Deep reminded me of my…
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