Archive for September, 2010

ebooks: libraries @ the tipping point

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Yesterday I attended an all-day conference on eBooks for professional development, and left with nine pages of notes and plenty of my own margin-filling thoughts. First a few highlights: 1. eBooks are on the rise, and they’re here to stay: -2009 eBook sales increased 176.6% from ’08. -The eBook format is now included in Bestseller [...]

lo-li-ta

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Joel has always been biased towards the Russians and I wondered if perhaps I should be, too. So glad I read this book… Nobakov: you are pure poet. Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the [...]

the tuttle’s experience

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Another birthday to celebrate- Saturday was the lovely miss ashley’s! We spent the morning at Tuttle’s Orchard picking apples and buying cider and mini pumpkins and trying to resist getting in line for the pony rides. This orchard had everything you would expect and way more… hay maze, hay rack rides, petting zoo, greenhouse, tailgate [...]

happy birthday lil brudder!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

“you can make it on your own!” (strong bad reference anyone?)

oh hey there fall

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Fall is here, hear the yell Back to school, ring the bell Brand new shoes, walking blues Climb the fence, books and pens I can tell that we are going to be friends Yes I can tell that we are going to be friends Walk with me Suzy Lee Through the park and by the [...]

“the plot escapes me”

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

An interesting article from the New York Times on what we read and what we remember: The Plot Escapes Me. And to go with it, here’s an “animated poetry” video of Billy Collins’ “Forgetfulness”:

talk like a pirate / family fun fest

Monday, September 20th, 2010

This last weekend, particularly Saturday, was quite full.  First I was on the schedule to run a techzone activity at the library for International Talk Like a Pirate Day (the whole museum was decked out in doo-rags and eye-patches. Even Jack Sparrow was there). Turns out I’m not awesome at coming up with piratey things [...]

any given so and so

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The pre-release show was sweet. Margot, you sure know how to rock alternatively. The band played in a small corner of Luna’s records on Broad Ripple. We squeezed ourselves in between rows of records, the band’s speakers, and lots and lots of hipsters. We even met and made small talk with an actual hippie, a photographer [...]

margot

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

margot and the nuclear so and so’s new album pre-release show tonight!

back to the elements

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Tonight I’m resurrecting novel number two.  I’ve been slowly peeling away the layers of things that stood between me and an idea. I went straight to the source. I opened up old files, perhaps a can of worms, and dug right back in, this time seeing it all anew. Perhaps it’s safe to say my [...]