Plum Boudoir update: The Georgia O’Keefe’s Arrived!

That I was going to decorate my bedroom in Georgia O'Keefes (FRAMED even, not JUST on canvas, 'cause I MEAN IT) was a decision made at the beginning of the Plum Boudoir endeavor. And the prints arrived yesterday! I am so pleased with the two I decided on. These are so me. I may wait … Continue reading Plum Boudoir update: The Georgia O’Keefe’s Arrived!

Ramadan 2020: Eid: I Still Believe

Two years ago, I threw my first Eid party. Eid is the celebration that ends the month of Ramadan. Marie came with her husband. They both wore purple to celebrate the day with me, just because it’s my favorite color. She and I went on a six-month church tour all over the Lansing area as … Continue reading Ramadan 2020: Eid: I Still Believe

Ramadan 2020: On the kindness of Muslims

I have beliefs about God that I have held from childhood. They're not just internalized beliefs; they're how I filter the world around me. Many of them are expressed perfectly in Islam. My faith in God often brings me joy, but more than that it brings me steadiness. Among God's comforts are that I can … Continue reading Ramadan 2020: On the kindness of Muslims

Library school diaries 18: I am the Snake Lady Librarian

I graduated in Detroit on a sunny, May day with hubby and my mother in attendance. I bought a new coral dress for the occasion, we got hubby a matching tie, and I got a wrist corsage. Aunt Charlotte did indeed haul three cakes from Lake Erie for the family party. She also did the … Continue reading Library school diaries 18: I am the Snake Lady Librarian

Library school diaries 17: Cataloging grades

The Cataloging Swan Song: Grades. For those of you numerically dedicated... my cataloging final netted me 2 tenths of a point above the class average. I got an A- in the class over-all. A hard-earned A- and one that I am proud of. As proud as this gentleman. Shortly after the class, a Real Cataloger … Continue reading Library school diaries 17: Cataloging grades