Anniversay Day

I remembered why I set up this blog, originally called 'Stacks and Ranges,' in the first place. I wanted to create a place to write about what I liked, and if others like them, great! Hard to believe a decade has done by.

Sunday in the Condo With Fatima

I finished writing a Music Monday post in honour of Stephen Sondheim. As you can also see, I didn't write every day like I had planned. One of the most popular questions on social media apps like Tik Tok is asking about something without saying the thing. For instance, how do you say you're depressed … Continue reading Sunday in the Condo With Fatima

Music Monday: Waterloo by ABBA

I had to make a decision about participating in National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) or giving National Blog Posting Month (NaBloMo) a shot. Both happen in November and both can help me build a writing habit. I had no new novel ideas to draft and the old ideas didn't want to get picked up. … Continue reading Music Monday: Waterloo by ABBA

Surprise Hits

I changed the name of my blog and disconnected twitter from it as part of my overhaul. I also discovered a bunch of unapproved comments and approved those, even after I swore they were approved, on the other hand it's technology so what the app does the desktop version might think it over. My stats … Continue reading Surprise Hits

From Newbie Library Tech To An Emerging Vet

On the surface, I seem like a confident speaker. Usually, I can say things both prepared and improvised although two talks pushed my often submerged nerves to the surface. Both took place in front of the Library Technician students at the college, now divided into year 1 and two thanks to a new admission structure. (Previously, … Continue reading From Newbie Library Tech To An Emerging Vet

How Much Advice Before Breakfast?

It's nearly 8 am and with no milk for coffee, I went to my local café for some scribbling and breakfast. The grocery store opens at 9, allowing me time to stock up on lunch items as the library returns to normal hours. The bright-blue bag in the picture is my grocery bag, ready to … Continue reading How Much Advice Before Breakfast?

Emptied Out And In Full Swing

What's happened to me? In two words, I am alive In another two, maybe four, words, I had the stomach flu. Whatever your imagination just told you, I can assure you it's correct and hellish. I like chicken soup in small quantities and Gatorade even less. I subsisted on both of them in the next-to-last week … Continue reading Emptied Out And In Full Swing

Rebranding or It’s Time For A Change

Call it a rebrand, a retirement, or an old-fashioned needed for a change. I changed the name of the blog from Stacks and Ranges to Scenes from a Life. I started my blog as a sandbox for writing with hopes to turn it into a library blog. I will write about libraries from time to time … Continue reading Rebranding or It’s Time For A Change

And I Will Write 500 Posts, And I Will Write 500 More

In blogging, much like my writing, I fly by the seat of my pants. Sometimes those pants are capris of many different colours, a good pair of blue denim, or in black. I have a germ and off I go. Rather than changing, I adjust much like an airplane makes its adjustments during take-off, landing, … Continue reading And I Will Write 500 Posts, And I Will Write 500 More

Postcards from a Stay-cation: The Two Week Week One

On my calendar, it looks like the end of week one of my three weeks off. In reality, it feels more like I packed two weeks into it. On Monday, the 2016 Writer's Circle read from their works in progress. Later we gathered for the wind up at the home of our facilitator, the sun … Continue reading Postcards from a Stay-cation: The Two Week Week One