Maybe it’s because I’m the granddaughter of a librarian, but when these occasional pieces about how we should get rid of libraries in favor of Amazon and claiming they are no longer relevant are published, I’m mostly confused. Libraries do a lot more than lend books. A lot. And much of what they do serves … [Read more…]
I read a lot. And sometimes, I read self-help books. I’m not super clear why. Occasionally, I’ve gotten them as a present. Or someone strongly recommends one. The ABC has a few on their favorites list. My father suggests some. Here’s what self-help I’ve read so far in 2018: How To Stop Feeling Like Shit … [Read more…]
Gordon and I had worked together before we actually met face to face. After years of sending emails back and forth about news stories for Dutch News, we finally decided to grab a cup of coffee. He was a few minutes late and, after ordering, I asked him how he came to be in the … [Read more…]
This gorgeous how-to book brings out all of the rules and norms of cycling in Amsterdam alongside amazing pictures of every day cycling experiences. Get it for anyone who comes to visit and needs a primer before heading out on a bike in the city. Read more.
I just finished up NaNoWriMo again. 50,000 words in a month is a lot of writing, especially when you’re holding down a (more than) full time job. I didwell with the scheduling and wrote a lot on the evenings and weekends, so while it took a pretty big toll on my personal life, it was … [Read more…]