Erosion, and its Opposites

I appreciated nothing of this country, the actual landscape, until high school, when a friend introduced me to the Southwest via a book called The Monkey Wrench Gang, by Ed Abbey. In it, the land is essentially one of the characters. With that, my days out east were numbered -- as were my days of…
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Learning With Librarians

I was lucky enough to attend two amazing library conferences this past month: the Kansas Library Association Conference and the Young Adult Library Services Symposium. While library services may not be your personal passion, I’ve compiled three of the biggest takeaways that can be applied to a variety of personal and professional practices. Let’s learn…
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Responsibility Done Right

I’m not exaggerating when I say that Marvel’s Spider-Man (2018) for the PS4 is the best Peter Parker has been written in over a decade. I may go so far as to say that this game has the most solid portrayal of Peter Parker in any Peter Parker-centric story. Now, I know that’s a big…
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Diverse Environmental Leaders Bring Hope For A Paradigm Shift

"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences."             -- Audre Lorde --- Greater wildlife and plant biodiversity in the natural world creates stronger and more resilient responses to stresses in an ecosystem. Humans are a part of the natural world; with more diverse people…
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She Giveth, and Then She Giveth Some More: Rainbow Rowell and her Wayward Son(s)

All it takes is a two-minute conversation, or a quick peek at my Staff Picks, to know that I am approximately 1000% madly in love with Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. It is one of my all-time favorite books, one of those that after I've finished reading, I usually turn around and read again, just…
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