Category Archives: Blog

First Snow of the Year – Hawksley Workman

Every year when I mark this tragic milestone, I always try to remember – do I post this during the first snow of the year that stays or do I post it the first time we have snow, even if it warms up again and all the snow melts? But this year, we’re looking at […]

Over Ten Years Later…

…it’s crazy that people in library school are still reading my blog for fun and profit. (The question below was posted on a FB page for FIMS students/alum, another alum tagged me but before I could even dig around too much to look for the post this person wanted, another student chimed in with a […]

I Can’t Decide If I Should Feel Guilty About Missing So Many of My Daily Blog Posts Due to Camping

Nah… 😉

Music Monday – “There are places I’ll remember/All my life, though some have changed/Some forever, not for better/Some have gone and some remain” (4000th Post Milestone!)

It’s pretty hard to believe but today marks the 4000th post this blog since I started it over a decade ago on February 25, 2006, a couple months after starting the Masters of Library Science program at the University of Western Ontario. I had always been into computers and technology from banging out programs in […]

First Lines From My First Blog Post In Every Month of 2016

  I love how randomly collecting the first lines of my first post of every month ends up giving a pretty good overview of what was happening in my life and the wider world over the past 12 months. Here’s 2016… January – “Back from a week in Cuba and I have this song stuck […]

First Snow of the Year – Hawksley Workman

We had one brief hit a few weeks ago that went away but otherwise, November 29 is a pretty good day for posting this traditional blog post to commemorate the first snow of the year (the first that looks like it’s going to stick around anyhow)…  

Blog Crashes Resolved?

I’m probably speaking too soon but after my blog has been crashing on a near daily basis for way too long, I finally got around to trying the obvious fix. Earlier this weekend, I disabled all my various plug-ins and have been slowly re-activating them one-by-one to see if I can figure out if there’s […]

Music Monday – “Yes, we’re going to a party-party/Yes, we’re going to a party-party”

I’ve had this blog for ten years and my actual birthday has fallen on a “Music Monday” only once in 2009 when I naturally posted…“Paranoid Android” by Radiohead? Maybe I did this because only a couple years earlier in 2009, I fudged things and posted “Birthday” by the Beatles on the Monday before my birthday […]

Hmm, Maybe I Should Do More Political Blogging?

My post about #elbowgate got shared out by a few well-connected people on a couple different social media sites and ended up getting, oh, about a zillion times more traffic to that one post than my blog posts usually get.

A Look at the Log Files…

I haven’t done a navel-gazing post for awhile so I thought it’d be interesting to list which of my blog posts have had the most views during this year along with the date that they were originally published… How To Make A Rye & Coke Press (Dec 2006) Myers-Briggs Results as Cultural Touchstones (Oct 2013) Ranking […]