Tag Archives: writing

Friday Fun Link – Make Your Own Fonts (July 18, 2008)

There are a number of resources online for lovers of fonts and typography.FontStruct is a site that allows you to design a font directly on their web site for free.There are also detailed step-by-step guides to the tools and steps needed to create a font locally on your own computer.  Finally, if do-it-yourself sounds too […]

The Ultimate Guide to Copyright Terms and The Public Domain

(Er, except this list is for the United States)   Still interesting though.(via MetaFilter)

Friday Fun Link – 2008 LJ Movers and Shakers (March 28, 2008)

A recent post on Librarian.net reminded me that this year's list of Library's Journal's 2008 Movers & Shakers is now out.  Congrats to Amy Buckland for getting the nod! (<old man voice>I remember when Amy was just a wee lass, firing off e-mails to library school-focused blogs asking about the merits of various schools.</old man […]

Top Ten Grammar Myths

Did you know that March 4 is apparently National Grammar Day?  Neither did I which is why this post is coming on March 9.In honour of this obscure but auspicious occasion, here's a list of the   Top Ten Grammar Myths.10. A run-on sentence is a really long sentence. 9. You shouldn't start a sentence with […]

Friday Fun Link – Typing Speed Test (March 7, 2008)

It threw me a bit to be typing a random list of common English words rather than the more usual sentences and paragraphs but I did okay on this site's typing test – one of many available online.  When I've done other typing tests, both online and in the real world, I get anywhere from […]

CLA Student Article Contest

If you're an MLIS student or recent grad, I encourage you to enter this contest.  (I can't tell you how much fame and fortune I've gained by being a runner-up last year!   That does remind me – I better spend my CLA gift certificate for free swag before it expires!)— Dear Students: CLA is […]

Friday Fun Link – ALA Rural Librarianship Salary Survey (August 24, 2007)

The ALA recently released a survey of rural librarians with all kinds of interesting, enlightening and downright depressing comments and statistics. As someone who willingly chose to work in a rural library as my first job over a city position, this survey also hits close to home (although I do believe that the situation in […]

Eulogy For Grandma Peet

I'm sort of working in reverse here. The following is the first eulogy I ever did. I had little idea what I was doing at the time but I knew that I wanted to do something unique and different to capture my grandma (who was both of those things) rather than the traditional “this person was born here, married him/her, did this for a living, died here, is survived by” paint-by-numbers type eulogy.

Eulogy For Grandma Hammond

Since I've got a bit of a morbid theme going, I thought I'd post another eulogy – this one was for my Grandma Hammond who passed away a few years ago.

Eulogy For Grandpa Peet

(I mentioned a couple weeks ago that this eulogy had gone over very well and that I would post it when time allowed. A long weekend is ideal for catching up on all those loose ends and so here it is…)