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Library Hack: Get New Stuff Fast

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_LH_ThingsFast By Cara Strickland I talk about libraries a lot. Those who know me can attest to the fact that I usually end a book or movie recommendation with the words: “I got it at the library.” Through these conversations, I’ve discovered a common misconception about the kinds of things you can check out through the […]

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First Love: A Personal History With the American Comic Book

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_ComicHistory By T. Andrew Wahl Guest Writer There is a question I am often asked: Why do you love comic books? My answer: Comics are a gateway. Not to other universes filled with super-humans locked in near-mythological battles. Or epic adventures in alien cultures and faraway lands. Or anthropomorphic worlds filled with funny—and not-so-funny—animals. Thou […]

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The Freedom of Open Source

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_OpenSource By Brian Vander Veen As someone who was a college student for much longer than any reasonable person ought to be, I discovered a few things about living on the cheap: one, that dried beans and rice are a great way to stretch a food budget; and two, that a lot of useful software is […]

Salsa & Soup: Recipe Fiesta

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_Soup By Kelsey Hudson While I’m always up for baking some complicated recipe, when it comes to cooking, I keep it as simple as possible. I like it best when recipes come together quickly (and without too much mess), and can be used in a few different ways. For that reason, I’m happy to share my recipe for […]

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A Conversation with Jennifer Pharr Davis

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_CalledAgainQ&A_Jennifer By Gwendolyn Haley After reading Called Again, I was really eager to have a conversation with the author, Jennifer Pharr Davis. I caught up with Jennifer by phone as she, her husband Brew, and 20-month-old daughter, travel all 50 states on a book tour, and hike whenever they can. You set off on your first […]

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Don’t Be That Guy (In the Workplace)

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_DontBeThatGuy By Aileen Luppert Good idea or bad idea? You show up at your first day of work in an office wearing shabby cargo shorts and Old Navy flip-flops. You hate your job and decide to quit. Rather than give notice, you just stop going. Hopefully, the answers are obvious. These are bad ideas. They are […]

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Quite a Character: Fictional Guys I’d Date

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_QuiteACharacter copy By Cara Strickland I’ve spent a sizable amount of my life in the fictional pages of my favorite books. Sometimes, with all of this reading, I wonder if I’ll ever have time to meet anyone I might like to go to dinner with. I’ve managed to climb out of the pages every once in a […]

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Mixed Tape: Your Summer Soundtrack

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 6:00 am

Audio cassette tape By Sheri Boggs I’ve made, and received, a lot of mixed tapes over the years. The early ones were literally tapes; hand-labeled cassettes painstakingly recorded in front of the radio and full of an 11-year old’s dubious taste (Electric Light Orchestra, Donna Summer). As technology evolved, so did my mixes and I blew through stacks […]

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The Search For Rejuvenation

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Search for Rejuvenation. Taking care of yourself when life is good, so you have the reserves to make it through the bad. by Aileen Luppert I attended a job training a few weeks ago. After three days of intense conversations and reflections, I was exhausted, but optimistic about how to apply all the lessons learned. Many of the people in the room (including me) seemed to sense the enormity of what might be ahead and we went […]

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Sci Fi Summer

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kelsey is excited about her summer full of Sci Fi fiction, movies, and television. by Kelsey Hudson So much science fiction to enjoy this summer and so little time! It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I grew up on science fiction films, books, and television. I watched Star Wars along with Full House and read my dad’s old Star Trek paperbacks between Babysitter’s Club books. It […]

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