Marimba and Ice is an old friend. I may not visit or write as often as I intend to, but this blog has been here since 2005. We've been through a lot. I momentarily panicked when I could not remember the password to access the dashboard, but obviously I am here and so are you, so all is well.
Hope you are well.
Spring has sprung since we chatted last, and National Poetry Month(April) finished up this weekend. What else is going on? I'm still learning a new job that I still love. I'm spending time with Steve, the fur kids, and loved ones. I harassed Steve about turning as old as me this month. (We're the same age for three months.)
I co-edited a poetry anthology called WordPlay. I co-wrote a gaming article for a blog called Gnome Stew that was released last week. Collaboration is a lot of fun--I think that is where I do my best writing. I'm writing copy for our teen blog at work, and I'm stumbling through maintaining our Instagram account at my job. …
The lilies are in full bloom in the garden Chez Sigety, so it must be July. A couple of months have passed since the last post, so I can fill you in on some events that have occurred:
Steve and the kitties are doing well. They are my world-- this home would just be an empty house without them.
I had forgotten that the busy-ness of summer reading in public libraries is much like retail during the holidays! Yowser! We are keeping busy at the Middlebury Community Public Library, and if my teens check out and read 1,500 books (fiction and nonfiction) in June and July, I will dye my hair blue for Gen Con in August. I have a sneaking suspicion that I will indeed have blue hair,especially since graphic novels and manga are permitted and tend to be fast reads. And, I am proud to brag that I have awesome teens. They are my kids and I am so proud of them.
Speaking of libraries, I celebrated one year on July 5. It's been quite a year--I have learned a lot personally and profession…
First of all, Happy Veteran's Day! I have family and friends who served in the military, and I am grateful for their service.
Second of all, I am shocked about the election results. I hope people can come together and try to work things out, otherwise it will be an ominous four years. I am over politics, and will focus on the arts, librarianship, music, and writing. It is not worth my mental and physical health.
Third, I was lucky to attend the Indiana Library Federation (ILF) conference with my director. It was so much fun catching up with friends and meeting new people! There are so many ideas I want to bring back to Middlebury. A community garden with the Boys & Girls Club is an idea.
Fourth, my co-writer and I received a scathing one-star review on Goodreads on our book. Rushed? Really? It took us two years and a hell of a lot of research to complete the book. Why is it necessary to be so negative? If I read a book I do not like, I tend not to comment on it, and…