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2023-11-29: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŽ„ Watched A Biltmore Christmas. Mostly for Jonathan Frakes & Robert Picardo ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป but I ended up โ€ฆ

2023-11-29: Well, it’s taken more than 7 years, but it’s finally happened: my child’s taste โ€ฆ

2023-11-29: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŽ„ In the movie A Timeless Christmas, I can suspend my disbelief enough to accept that a man โ€ฆ

2023-11-28: ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ“บ๐ŸŽ„ Watched A Christmas Frequency. A radio producer sets her show’s host up on on-air blind โ€ฆ

2023-11-28: Darth Vader and I are finishing off the Thanksgiving babka with some cherry Coke.

2023-11-28: ๐Ÿ’ป Recently my less-than-alma mater asked, “Remember the 90s at Carolina? I didn’t get โ€ฆ

2023-11-27: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŽ„ By the way, time travel is a whole subgenre of holiday made-for-TV movie. See: Eve’s โ€ฆ

2023-11-27: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŽ„ I was watching Hulu’s A Christmas Frequency and everything was going great but then it โ€ฆ

2023-11-26: ๐Ÿฟ Saw Wish. A story full of good ideas. Music nice but not as memorable as, say, Encanto. Chris Pine โ€ฆ

2023-11-22: ๐Ÿ“ Jami Attenberg in today’s Craft Talk newsletter: itโ€™s important to write the things you can โ€ฆ

2023-11-22: Today in Year of Making, LEGO set 40658, Millennium Falcon Holiday Diorama.

2023-11-22: Anybody know if there are vampire stories, in any medium, that address the question of โ€ฆ

2023-11-21: Finished reading: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado ๐Ÿ“š A bunch of excellent and โ€ฆ

2023-11-21: I just want to be able to feel grief in my heart and also sleep. It doesn’t seem like a lot to โ€ฆ

2023-11-20: It’s never too late to start a year of making, so here I am starting my Year of Making 2023 on โ€ฆ

2023-11-20: โค๏ธ The loss of a loved one ๐Ÿฆ‹ CW: Parental Death My husband, W., has been blessed to have two mothers: the one who gave birth to โ€ฆ

2023-11-17: Want to read: Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found by Frances Larson ๐Ÿ“š

2023-11-17: Want to read: Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey ๐Ÿ“š

2023-11-16: If you’re in North Carolina and interested in having natural organic reduction (aka human โ€ฆ

2023-11-16: Want to read: Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy โ€ฆ

2023-11-15: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ฌ “Your death matters. You can choose something that will reflect the values and beliefs that โ€ฆ

2023-11-13: Want to read: Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel by Loren Rhoads ๐Ÿ“š

2023-11-13: Want to read: Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books โ€ฆ

2023-11-13: Want to read: The Victorian Book of the Dead by Chris Woodyard ๐Ÿ“š

2023-11-13: Want to read: A is for Arsenic: An ABC of Victorian Death by Chris Woodyard ๐Ÿ“š

2023-11-13: Want to read: Good Grief: Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter by E.B. Bartels ๐Ÿ“š

2023-11-13: Want to read: The Anatomical Venus by Joanna Ebenstein ๐Ÿ“š

2023-11-13: Want to read: The Morbid Anatomy Anthology by Joanna Ebenstein ๐Ÿ“š

2023-11-13: Want to read: Cabarets of Death: Death, Dance and Dining in Early Twentieth-Century Paris by Mel โ€ฆ

2023-11-13: A timeline of my dissertation inspiration๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ“ For AcWriMoments Day 8, Margy Thomas and Helen Sword encouraged us to trace a lineage of the ideas โ€ฆ

2023-11-13: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽญ Read Why We Should Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeareโ€™s First Folio (Literary Hub).

2023-11-12: Finished reading: Future Tense: Why Anxiety Is Good for You (Even Though It Feels Bad) by Tracy โ€ฆ

2023-11-12: November is not my favorite month.

2023-11-12: ๐Ÿ”– Read The enshittification of academic social media (The Thesis Whisperer).

2023-11-10: Set up the Vapor1994 theme with custom colors on my website until I create a custom theme. A few โ€ฆ

2023-11-09: ๐Ÿ”– Read Intro to the Web Revival #1: What is the Web Revival?. Fun to read about all the โ€ฆ

2023-11-08: Finished reading: The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish ๐Ÿ“š A 17th Century bit of philosophical โ€ฆ

2023-11-08: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “I endeavour to be as singular as I can.” Margaret Cavendish, The Description of a โ€ฆ

2023-11-08: Hey Micro.bloggers and other interested parties, do you have favorite resources that helped you โ€ฆ

2023-11-08: ๐Ÿ”– Read Two Wins for Public Libraries This Week at the Polls by Kelly Jensen (Literary Activism). โ€ฆ

2023-11-08: ๐Ÿ”– Read: What happened to blogging for the hell of it? On mobile phones, the small web, and โ€ฆ

2023-11-08: ๐Ÿ“ Revising is hard work, and other thoughts on writing I’m participating this year in AcWriMo, which is a month of focused academic writing work โ€ฆ

2023-11-07: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read Why the Internet Isnโ€™t Fun Anymore by Kyle Chayka (The New Yorker).

2023-11-07: Voting selfie!

2023-11-07: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read A Pennsylvania Public Library Had Funding Cut Because of LGBTQ+ Books. Then, An Olympian โ€ฆ

2023-11-04: ๐Ÿ”– Read The US library system, once the best in the world, faces death by a thousand cuts by Brewster โ€ฆ

2023-11-01: If, like me, you grieve Halloween’s passing, I’m delighted to inform you that I have โ€ฆ

2023-10-31: Get ready for a jump scare next time you open this backpack.

2023-10-30: ๐Ÿ“š Reading Notesโ€”Collection Management for Youth: Equity, Inclusion, and Learning)โ€”Chapter 1: Why a focus on equity? Collection Management for Youth: Equity, Inclusion, and Learning Hereโ€™s the publisherโ€™s summary of โ€ฆ

2023-10-27: Reading Notesโ€”Collection Management for Youth: Equity, Inclusion, and Learningโ€”Introduction Collection Management for Youth: Equity, Inclusion, and Learning by Sandra Hughes-Hassell Hereโ€™s the โ€ฆ

2023-10-27: I often find myself watching movies in 22-minute chunks, partly because of being a parent and partly โ€ฆ

2023-10-26: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ Buffy’s experience in the episode “I, Robot… You, Jane” is super โ€ฆ

2023-10-25: ๐Ÿ“š It's cozy fantasy season! I think between reading a few Gothics (The Fall of the House of Usher, The Turn of the Screw, The โ€ฆ

2023-10-24: LinkedIn: Recommended job for you! FBI Special Agent! Me: Ooh, I wonder if I can get assigned to The โ€ฆ

2023-10-20: Yesterday the House Committee on Education held a session called Protecting Kids: Combatting โ€ฆ

2023-10-17: Finished reading: The Hacienda by Isabel Caรฑas ๐Ÿ“š Great all the way through but extra compelling for โ€ฆ

2023-10-12: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read How The Haunting of Hill House conveys the horror of family. In the world of Hill House, โ€ฆ

2023-10-10: I’m having one of those days where you give yourself credit for every single thing you do. So โ€ฆ

2023-10-10: On visiting Paris ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท I’ve been obsessed with Paris as long as I can remember. Maybe it’s because I was born โ€ฆ

2023-10-09: Want to read: The Brain that Loves to Play by Jacqueline Harding ๐Ÿ“š

2023-10-09: Want to read: The Brain that Loves to Play by Jacqueline Harding ๐Ÿ“š

2023-10-08: Feted my kid thoroughly and now I am so tired.

2023-10-07: Tonight I’m very obsessed with the idea of reading The Secret Garden as a child as a gateway โ€ฆ

2023-10-07: My kid is 7 today. I love him so much.

2023-10-05: Finished reading: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson ๐Ÿ“š Keeping this Gothic train rolling. โ€ฆ

2023-10-05: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “When I am afraid, I can see perfectly the sensible, beautiful not-afraid side of the โ€ฆ

2023-10-02: Finished reading: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James ๐Ÿ“š Another Gothic. Governesses, am I right?

2023-10-02: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š Dropping this quote here so that next time I try to hung it down I’ll find it on my own โ€ฆ

2023-10-02: Finished reading: “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allan Poe ๐Ÿ“š Making my pivot โ€ฆ

2023-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ Roderick Usher has sensory integration issues: “He suffered much from a morbid acuteness โ€ฆ

2023-09-30: I have only skimmed this EdWeek piece on the science of reading but the person saying reading โ€ฆ

2023-09-30: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ Pokรฉmon teams up with Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam My kid doesn’t like art museums and โ€ฆ

2023-09-29: Sparking and Sustaining Connected Learning through Libraries: Insights and Questions at the Connected Learning Summit I’ll be leading and participating in a roundtable at the Connected Learning Summit at the end โ€ฆ

2023-09-29: ๐Ÿ“š Books about Freelance Writing Originally posted on LinkedIn: One of the tools in my toolbox for carrying me through times between โ€ฆ

2023-09-29: LinkedIn introduction I’ve been experimenting with posting on LinkedIn more frequently and while some of my posts โ€ฆ

2023-09-26: We’ve reached the moment when we learn if my claim that I wouldn’t go on the academic โ€ฆ

2023-09-25: I’ve been watching Star Trek: Deep Space 9 for the first time since I watched it as a kid when โ€ฆ

2023-09-23: Finished reading: We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian ๐Ÿ“š I loved it so much, finished it in under 48 โ€ฆ

2023-09-22: Today’s Literary Activism newsletter from Book Riot shares information about several student โ€ฆ

2023-09-21: So, this week on Lower Decks, we learned that Vulcans have an understanding of the importance of โ€ฆ

2023-09-19: ๐Ÿ“š I’m reading Sandra Hughes-Hassell’s book, Collection Management for Youth: Equity, โ€ฆ

2023-09-13: I’ve got big days the next couple of days so what am I doing? Reading past bedtime, of course. โ€ฆ

2023-09-13: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “She didn’t know much about buildings, but it was clear that this one needed an โ€ฆ

2023-09-13: Finished reading: An Island Princess Starts a Scandal by Adriana Herrera ๐Ÿ“š So good! Manuela is going โ€ฆ

2023-09-13: I was planning on getting to work soon but my office mate had a different idea.

2023-09-12: I’m sleepy and in pain which is a rough combo because it’s hard to actually sleep while โ€ฆ

2023-09-12: There are few feelings as good as canceling a bunch of library holds because your family already โ€ฆ

2023-09-11: Midnight says hi. ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›

2023-09-10: ๐Ÿ“š There are still spots available for online attendance at Public Librarianship in Contentious โ€ฆ

2023-09-08: Pro tip: too tired/anxious to introduce yourself at a social event? Wear a bookish shirt and wait โ€ฆ

2023-09-08: I might not eat this whole baguette today. When we stayed in Le Vรฉsinet, a suburb of Paris, there was a boulangerie on our walk home from the โ€ฆ

2023-09-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป Happy Star Trek Day! I just read Teaching in Trek: A Look at the Education System of the Future โ€ฆ

2023-09-08: Finally watched the Amsterdam episode of Ted Lasso and just really missed Amsterdam the whole time. โ€ฆ

2023-09-07: Farewell, Wednesday. ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›๐Ÿ’” CW: Pet death When we brought our kitties home last week, Wednesday had a little nasal discharge. โ€ฆ

2023-09-06: About a year and a half ago, I wrote about my first writing craft book. In case you didn’t โ€ฆ

2023-09-05: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป Finished my rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation today. It felt much less intense watching โ€ฆ

2023-09-04: ๐Ÿ”– ๐Ÿ’ป Read Now is the time for grimoires: It isn’t data that will unlock AI, it is human โ€ฆ

2023-09-03: Fan Studies Network North America is October 11 -15 and open for registration! I’ll be โ€ฆ

2023-09-03: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿณ Started reading the introduction to Jules Sherred’s Crip Up the Kitchen: Tools, Tips and โ€ฆ

2023-09-01: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Shadow and Bone author Leigh Bardugo: โ€˜People sneer at the things women and girls loveโ€™ by โ€ฆ

2023-09-01: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Falling in Love With the Avengers, Americaโ€™s Most Toxic Work Force by Leigh Bardugo (New โ€ฆ

2023-08-30: Meet Midnight and Wednesday.

2023-08-30: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “I hunker down with books when I need time to process what’s happening in my own โ€ฆ

2023-08-30: Currently reading: Final Girl: And Other Essays on Grief, Trauma, and Mental Illness by Kelly Baker โ€ฆ

2023-08-30: On twenty-five years of being together Twenty-five years ago tonight, W. and I went on our first date. (Yes, we were young.) We went to see โ€ฆ

2023-08-27: Finished reading: From Bad to Cursed by Lana Harper ๐Ÿ“š Loved it even more than Payback’s A โ€ฆ

2023-08-27: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Disaster and hero, monster and martyr, beauty and beast . . . Choose your own dichotomy. โ€ฆ

2023-08-27: W: I just don’t have a framework for doing this kind of writing… Me: You need to read a โ€ฆ

2023-08-26: If generative AI traffic is declining, does that mean AI can just become another tool we use and we โ€ฆ

2023-08-25: Everybody else: You seen Barbieheimer yet? Me: Nah, I’m going to the theater to see Terminator โ€ฆ

2023-08-25: The belief at the beginning of a writing project that we don’t know how to write it comes for โ€ฆ

2023-08-25: I just donated to and joined Students Protecting Education, a national organization that a group of โ€ฆ

2023-08-23: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป Read โ€˜Star Trek: Picardโ€™ Had to Update the Look of Beloved Characters โ€” and Battle the Pitiless โ€ฆ

2023-08-23: Welcome to the analog part of qualitative data analysis. Whenever I get to the coding-the-codes โ€ฆ

2023-08-22: In the US? You might think the Kids Online Safety Act is good but before you decide, please read โ€ฆ

2023-08-21: My infant starts first grade tomorrow, nbd.

2023-08-21: My aspiration as a parent is to one day have a plan for the day and a half of free time my kid has โ€ฆ

2023-08-20: I find myself resentful of my body’s need for sleep.

2023-08-20: If you’re in New Zealand and you have improv experience, you should probably go do this โ€ฆ

2023-08-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read To Be a Consumer of Culture Means Living in a Hostage Situation by Aaron Bady (Slate) A great โ€ฆ

2023-08-18: Looking at my On This Day page, I found this blog post about letting go of self-punishing goals. I โ€ฆ

2023-08-18: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”– Read The Parentified Protagonist: From Shifting Roles to Shapeshifter, a guest post by Stephanie โ€ฆ

2023-08-18: ๐Ÿ“š Book Riot’s Literary Activism newsletter is always valuable. This week, Kelly Jensen takes a โ€ฆ

2023-08-17: Finished reading: Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper ๐Ÿ“š It’s a witchy romance between two โ€ฆ

2023-08-17: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ “When Pearl Dragon and cheap wine and even magic have all failed us… there will โ€ฆ

2023-08-17: There was a big storm in Durham a couple days ago. Much of the city was without power. As soon as โ€ฆ

2023-08-16: Bookstore Romance Day Recommendations ๐Ÿ“šโ™ฅ๏ธ We’re just a few days out from Bookstore Romance Day! A couple things to know about romance โ€ฆ

2023-08-14: Finished reading: Chef’s Kiss by TJ Alexander ๐Ÿ“š This book is super queer and super cute. โ€ฆ

2023-08-13: Want to read: Disabilities and the Library by Clayton A. Copeland ๐Ÿ“š

2023-08-13: Want to read: Kids Across the Spectrums: Growing Up Autistic in the Digital Age by Meryl Alper ๐Ÿ“š

2023-08-12: Want to read: 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality by Allison Yarrow โ€ฆ

2023-08-12: Want to read: Birth Control: The Insidious Power of Men over Motherhood by Allison Yarrow ๐Ÿ“š

2023-08-12: ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป Did I just revise my LinkedIn bio so it starts with a Star Trek quote? Yes, yes I did, and the โ€ฆ

2023-08-12: ๐Ÿ”– Read On looking down. A lovely meditation from @dwalbert on the things we notice when we walked. โ€ฆ

2023-08-11: J’aime les vacances. โ›ฑ๏ธ

2023-08-11: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”ฎ “…the Tarot constitutes first and foremost an apprenticeship in seeing.” โ€ฆ

2023-08-10: Finished reading: Solomon’s Crown by Natasha Siegel ๐Ÿ“š Gorgeous prose in this book that’s โ€ฆ

2023-08-10: I may be leaning into being a middle-aged librarian stereotype, but I’m leaning into being a โ€ฆ

2023-08-10: ๐ŸŽฎ Played the Pikmin 4 demo, ended up buying the Pikmin 1 + 2 bundle, and I feel so guilty every time โ€ฆ

2023-08-09: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’— August 19 is Bookstore Romance Day! My fiction reading has been almost exclusively romance โ€ฆ

2023-08-08: This is true friendship.

2023-08-07: Finished reading: The Enchanted Hacienda by J.C. Cervantes ๐Ÿ“š This one didn’t click with me โ€ฆ

2023-08-07: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “…my body is the keeper of secrets, and this pen is its liberator.” J. C. โ€ฆ

2023-08-07: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“บ The trailer for The Power dropped. I loved this book so much. The show has an amazing cast. โ€ฆ

2023-08-05: Finished reading: The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune ๐Ÿ“š Listened to the audiobook. I โ€ฆ

2023-08-05: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Coming Enshittification of Public Libraries. Karawynn Long compares the trajectory of โ€ฆ

2023-08-05: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “We are who we are, not because of our birthright, but because of what we choose to do in โ€ฆ

2023-08-05: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Why can’t life work whatever way we want it to? What’s the point of living if โ€ฆ

2023-08-04: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ–– Glen Weldon’s rewrite of song titles from “Once More, with Feeling” to โ€ฆ

2023-08-01: Finished reading: The Neighbor Favor by Kristina Forest ๐Ÿ“š Adorable romance about a publishing โ€ฆ

2023-07-29: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Ladybug & Cat Noir: The Movie. A reimagining of the TV show. I loved how well it used โ€ฆ

2023-07-29: Finished reading: Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett ๐Ÿ“š Lovely! A โ€ฆ

2023-07-28: ๐Ÿ”– Skimmed Publicize Your Principles. This idea might be helpful for articulating’s โ€ฆ

2023-07-27: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “I was supposed to remain comfortably outside the stories with my pen and my โ€ฆ

2023-07-27: ๐Ÿ“š Research methods in Emily Wilde's Encyclopedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett ๐Ÿ“š I am a very specific kind of nerd. In this book, set in 1909, a scholar studying faeries says โ€ฆ

2023-07-26: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “He felt lighter somehow. Like he wasn’t paint blending into the wall. He felt real. โ€ฆ

2023-07-26: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Home is where we get to be who we are.” T. J. Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

2023-07-25: There’s a special irony in the fact that GalaxyCon Raleigh’s Cosplay, Cons, & โ€ฆ

2023-07-24: o no I am become the dad in the LEGO movie

2023-07-24: ๐Ÿ“š Finding my throughline: Library enthusiast ๐Ÿ’ป I recently listened to Katie Rose Guest Pryal on Camille Pagรกn’s podcast, You Should Write a โ€ฆ

2023-07-24: So I’m on Bluesky. (If you’re seeing this on Bluesky, it’s thanks to โ€ฆ


2023-07-24: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿฟ Read Greta Gerwigโ€™s Barbie is a Fascinating, Spectacular Philosophical Experiment by Olivia โ€ฆ

2023-07-23: I love how the Web works. I post that I want to read Jillian Hess’s book, How Romantics and โ€ฆ

2023-07-23: I should really stick with my watch-mostly-Star-Trek plan. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

2023-07-22: Was too busy actually celebrating my 14th wedding anniversary yesterday to blog about it. A โ€ฆ

2023-07-21: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š โ€œSometimes silence was the loudest thing of all.โ€ T. J. Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

2023-07-21: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Why is it that I must always worry about tomorrows?” T. J. Klune, The House in the โ€ฆ

2023-07-20: Finished reading: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston ๐Ÿ“š Listened to the audiobook. Super โ€ฆ

2023-07-19: Finished reading: Nimona by ND Stevenson ๐Ÿ“š Weird I waited so long to read it. A lot going on here โ€ฆ

2023-07-18: Finished reading: Ana Marรญa and The Fox by Liana De la Rosa ๐Ÿ“š

2023-07-17: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Let the Kids Get Weird: The Adult Problem With Childrenโ€™s Books by Janet Manley (Literary โ€ฆ

2023-07-17: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ““ Read Six Ways of Looking at Crip Time by Ellen Samuels (Disability Studied Quarterly).

2023-07-14: Photo of my lovely husband W & myself in front of Ferris Bueller singing in the parade! Thanks โ€ฆ

2023-07-14: C'est mon anniversaire! It’s my birthday! As I’m 42, I understand that according to Douglas Adams, I myself am โ€ฆ

2023-07-13: I have a (relatively subdued thanks to new meds) migraine (3 hormone shifts a month cause these for โ€ฆ

2023-07-12: Finished reading: The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna ๐Ÿ“š What a sweet, โ€ฆ

2023-07-11: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “It was always irksome when an idea went nowhere, but Mika knew by now that there would โ€ฆ

2023-07-11: Okay it’s not noon and my library’s collective daily borrow limit for Hoopla has been โ€ฆ

2023-07-10: It’s my birthday Friday! I’m keeping Kimbertide low key this year. If you want to play โ€ฆ

2023-07-08: Finished reading: Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin ๐Ÿ“š Another sweet romance set in the Toronto โ€ฆ

2023-07-07: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ“š Read Itโ€™s Getting Hard to Stage a School Play Without Political Drama by Michael Paulson (NYT, โ€ฆ

2023-07-06: I’m signed up for Threads. I’ll actually use it when it implements ActivityPub and/or is โ€ฆ

2023-07-03: Finished reading: You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi ๐Ÿ“š I read this โ€ฆ

2023-07-02: My On This Day page surfaced this blog post today: Constructing websites as constructing ourselves: โ€ฆ

2023-06-30: Apparently my idea for what counts as the prettiest hair is bound to the year 1993. This soft hair โ€ฆ

2023-06-30: I seem to have no attention span today. I’m going to blame the postdrome stage of migraine.

2023-06-29: Finished reading: Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin ๐Ÿ“š This is a beautiful homage to Pride & โ€ฆ

2023-06-28: ๐Ÿ“ Brilliant gem from Jaya Saxena in today’s #1000WordsOfSummer letter: my writing got better โ€ฆ

2023-06-28: ๐Ÿ“š Me, reading Ayesha At Last: This is a Pride & Prejudice retelling, I know this, so when is โ€ฆ

2023-06-27: I am on Day 4 of a migraine. I’m about to try a new medication for it. Here’s hoping it โ€ฆ

2023-06-27: Picard: I feel as if I’m in the Scottish Highlands. Colonist: The cornerstone of every โ€ฆ

2023-06-23: Hey friends, what are some good values statements from organizations? (I’m deliberately not โ€ฆ

2023-06-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read What Is A Third Place? (And Hereโ€™s Why You Should Have One) by Emily Torres (The Good Trade). โ€ฆ

2023-06-21: My desk chair broke a little bit and I’m having trouble determining whether I can fix โ€ฆ

2023-06-20: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “To me intellectual life is fundamentally different from academic careerism.” bell โ€ฆ

2023-06-20: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ It is precisely because common structures of evaluation and advancement in various academic jobs โ€ฆ

2023-06-20: Belated Travel Blog: Into Amsterdam for the First Time Our first foray into Amsterdam besides going to the airport was heading to the International โ€ฆ

2023-06-20: ๐Ÿ”– Read Katy Simpson Smith on Writing a Southern Woman Louder Than Herself. Writing, as a career, is โ€ฆ

2023-06-19: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Science fiction is the literature of social and technological change.” Nalo โ€ฆ

2023-06-19: Belated Travel Blog: Aalsmeer I loved Amsterdam almost immediately, at first because of how the major roads are laid out. Buses โ€ฆ

2023-06-19: ๐Ÿž This bread is from Simple Mills’s Artisan Bread mix. It has a beautiful crack, but vinegar โ€ฆ

2023-06-18: In response to @mbkriegh’s In Praise of the Choir: This post reminds me of Austin โ€ฆ

2023-06-16: Finished reading: The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller ๐Ÿ“š This is a lovely romance set in Gilded โ€ฆ

2023-06-16: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Real life is people leaning on each other when things are hard. It’s loving each โ€ฆ

2023-06-14: Halfway through the week of no school or camp and we’re not doing too badly, thanks to grandma โ€ฆ

2023-06-14: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Love isn’t naรฏve, Alva. It’s hope, and it’s faith, and it can outlast โ€ฆ

2023-06-12: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’– A couple of links about pleasure reading for your reading pleasure: What Romance Novels Taught โ€ฆ

2023-06-08: There’s something really special about being a 90s comedy nerd married to another 90s comedy โ€ฆ

2023-06-08: I like how when I text someone and am a lot, knowing they’re a lot too means I know โ€ฆ

2023-06-07: ๐ŸŽ™๐Ÿ––Listened to Our Opinions Are Correct, Episode 131: The State of Star Trek, with Mike McMahan. โ€ฆ

2023-06-07: ๐Ÿ”– Read A LETTER FROM THE NEW CORPORATE OWNERS OF HOOPERโ€™S STORE (McSweeney’s). This is โ€ฆ

2023-06-06: ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ““ Fascinated by this ethnographic study on youth’s “pocket writing” practices. โ€ฆ

2023-06-05: Installing Linux on my Windows machine…

2023-06-05: ๐Ÿ”– Some interesting links around “wholesome” as a word for things that restore us, rather โ€ฆ

2023-06-04: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ““ Read How Pew Research Center will report on generations moving forward. I love some of these โ€ฆ

2023-06-03: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Baby-sitters Club S02E07, Claudia and the Sad Goodbye. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ญ If you know, you know.

2023-06-03: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ““ Can ChatGPT Replace UX Researchers? An Empirical Analysis of Comment Classifications This is an โ€ฆ

2023-06-03: Finished reading: Wyngraf #1 The first issue of a cozy fantasy magazine. Full of lovely stories I โ€ฆ

2023-06-03: Does anybody else know why all I feel like doing is lying in bed and watching Netflix Originals? ๐Ÿ“บ

2023-06-02: ๐Ÿ“บ The Babysitters Club S02E03, “Stacey’s Emergency,” brilliantly depicts what โ€ฆ

2023-06-02: I’m only now catching up on the second season of The Babysitters Club and having Mary Ann as a โ€ฆ

2023-06-02: ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฌ “Sometimes it can be hard when we’re fucking exhausted to choose the thing that โ€ฆ

2023-05-30: Finished reading: Demon in the Wood Graphic Novel by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š Gorgeous graphic version of the โ€ฆ

2023-05-30: Jami Attenberg’s #1000WordsOfSummer starts June 17 and the Slack is hopping right now, in case โ€ฆ

2023-05-29: ๐ŸŒŠ Today is the first day of the 10th Annual 100 Days of Blue Mind challenge. As often as you can โ€ฆ

2023-05-29: It was hard finding time to write while traveling, so I didn’t do all the travel blogging I โ€ฆ

2023-05-28: Where have I been? I like Manton’s Where have I been post and have had a pretty significant change in where โ€ฆ

2023-05-28: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read This Is Dedicated To Anyone Who Ever Left - Kelly McMaster interviewed by Lyz Lenz.

2023-05-28: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read “I think, like marriage, home is a fantasy” - Kelly McMaster interviewed by โ€ฆ

2023-05-27: ๐Ÿ“บ Me, watching Bridgerton: How can anyone tell these Bridgerton brothers apart? They all have the โ€ฆ

2023-05-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read Monkey House: Strange Reflections at the Singerie by Kate Zambreno (VQR).

2023-05-27: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Velma. The two primary criticisms - that it relies too heavily on meta-humor and that the โ€ฆ

2023-05-26: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Winter Zoo by Kate Zambreno (The Yale Review). For a few years when M. was a toddler, our โ€ฆ

2023-05-25: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Howard. It’s always striking when you realize the outsize influence an artist has โ€ฆ

2023-05-25: ๐Ÿ“š Here comes the BBC with a list of the 100 Greatest Children’s Books of All Time. Maybe when โ€ฆ

2023-05-25: Want to read: The Light Room by Kate Zambreno ๐Ÿ“š

2023-05-25: Time for a needs assessment! community, what resources do you need in the โ€ฆ

2023-05-25: ๐Ÿ“š Purchased 2 different books from museums to be shipped directly to my house rather than carrying โ€ฆ

2023-05-25: Just learned that it would cost ยฃ22 to have 100g of Tchai-Ovna’s Faeries Blood Tea shipped to โ€ฆ

2023-05-25: ๐Ÿ”– Read How to Scale Back, Even When It Seems Impossible. Do you need to lose something else to find โ€ฆ

2023-05-25: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Reading Revision can be fun. No, really. by Charlie Jane Anders. …revision can actually โ€ฆ

2023-05-23: Home again and happy to be here.

2023-05-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Healing Power of JavaScript. โค๏ธ

2023-05-22: Happy World Goth Day! Tomorrow I will go home, where I will have access to all my goth perfumes and โ€ฆ

2023-05-22: I’ve created playlists on YouTube for all 3 Micro Camps, in case you, like me, have a long โ€ฆ

2023-05-22: Last full day in Europe and I’m spending it alternating between packing and lying down. โ€ฆ

2023-05-21: “Y’all” is the best contraction. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.

2023-05-21: ๐Ÿ“š Revisiting Time’s The 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time. N. K. Jemisin: Donโ€™t think of โ€ฆ

2023-05-21: ๐Ÿ“บ Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is exactly the Star Wars show I would have written as a kid: Kai โ€ฆ

2023-05-20: Finished reading: Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale ๐Ÿ“š A sweet historical romance involving a โ€ฆ

2023-05-20: Announcement time! Do you write a blog? Send it to me and I’ll read it!

2023-05-20: Quand mรชme A while back I said I was going to get obsessed with Sarah Bernhardt (I seem to have said it โ€ฆ

2023-05-18: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŒ Read Webring History. animated email gifs, web counters, scrolling and/or blinking text, midi โ€ฆ

2023-05-18: I was feeling disconnected from the community, and I was pretty sure it wasn’t just โ€ฆ

2023-05-17: O no two meetings left, not done for 3+ hrs, and yet so sleepy. Might be an afternoon caffeine day. โ€ฆ

2023-05-17: ๐Ÿ”– How Does Motherhood Impact Your Creativity? Itโ€™s Complicated Read: Vogue: โ€ฆ

2023-05-16: I’m in Paris this week so I don’t know how much of Micro Camp I’ll catch live, but โ€ฆ

2023-05-14: Missing Moulin Rouge playing in my hometown but it’s okay because I got to see the actual โ€ฆ

2023-05-12: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽต Read Patiently Holding the Sound: Gretchen Parlato on motherhood as a musical inspiration. What a โ€ฆ

2023-05-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŒ Read Bring Back Personal Blogging by Monique Judge (The Verge).

2023-05-11: My blog host,, has declared it the Summer of Blogging and is offering 4 months of their โ€ฆ

2023-05-11: I’ve been obsessed with this chandelier for a long time and today I finally got to see it in โ€ฆ

2023-05-11: Reading the souvenir book they sell at Shakespeare and Company, Shakespeare and Company: A Brief โ€ฆ

2023-05-11: Je suis ร  Paris. J’adore Paris. Yesterday I sat in the reading room of Shakespeare and โ€ฆ

2023-05-10: I’m grieving dooce by going through her archives and reading this post while I am in Paris is โ€ฆ

2023-05-10: Content Warning: Suicide There’s an AP news piece confirming what I suspected when I first saw Manton’s post โ€ฆ

2023-05-08: Starting Season 7 in my rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation, finding myself very glad โ€ฆ

2023-05-07: Want to read: The Witch of Woodland by Laurel Snyder ๐Ÿ“š

2023-05-06: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read My Commitment to Wellness as a Lifelong Writer by Yolande House โ€” Breathing Space Creative โ€ฆ

2023-05-06: Over the past week, I’ve worked through Esmรฉ Weijun Wang’s workshop, Building a Writing โ€ฆ

2023-05-04: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read BookTok encourages reading as an aesthetic and no one is safe from its gaze by Elena โ€ฆ

2023-05-03: Finished reading: Mr. & Mrs. Witch by Gwenda Bond ๐Ÿ“š Loved it. Scorchingly hot, fun secret agent โ€ฆ

2023-05-01: I am reading Gwenda Bond’s Mr. & Mrs. Witch right now and one of the ๐Ÿ”ฅ scenes actually โ€ฆ

2023-04-28: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ““ Read Automated transcription and some risks of machine interpretation. Dr. Daniel Turner does a โ€ฆ

2023-04-28: Want to read: How Romantics and Victorians Organized Information by Jillian M. Hess ๐Ÿ“š

2023-04-27: Want to read: It’s Not That Radical: Climate Action to Transform Our World by Mikaela Loach ๐Ÿ“š

2023-04-26: Want to read: Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space by Amanda Leduc ๐Ÿ“š

2023-04-22: Me: I put my hair up and brushed my teeth! I’m ready to face the day! flops onto bed

2023-04-21: I’m trying to see myself as others see me. Would you please tell me: When have you seen me โ€ฆ

2023-04-19: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Roman Polanski, David Bowie, and a New Solution to the Problem of Art Made by Monstrous Men โ€ฆ

2023-04-18: Response to Charlie Jane Anders's "What the Universal Translator Tells Us About Exploring Other Cultures" ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿฟ Read What the Universal Translator Tells Us About Exploring Other Cultures by Charlie Jane โ€ฆ

2023-04-16: It's over now, the music of the night. I first encountered music from The Phantom of the Opera when I was 9 years old. I had taken a lip โ€ฆ

2023-04-16: Went by the Oscar Wilde house yesterday and the plaque saying he lived there said: OSCAR WILDE POET, โ€ฆ

2023-04-15: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽจ Read On growing alongside your artistic practice (The Creative Independent). Mother-artist Bailey โ€ฆ

2023-04-15: ๐Ÿ”– Read Durham Officials Push for Affordable Housing in Southpoint Redevelopment. Pleased with my โ€ฆ

2023-04-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read When You Arenโ€™t Sure Whether Your Writing Is โ€˜Importantโ€™ by Nicole Chung (The Atlantic). โ€ฆ

2023-04-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read Kids Will Still Read Banned Books by Nicole Chung (The Atlantic). Chung doesn’t โ€ฆ

2023-04-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read How Can You Write About Pain Without Retraumatizing Yourself? by Nicole Chung (The โ€ฆ

2023-04-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read On Pitching and Rejection by Nicole Chung (The Atlantic). pitching is not just about โ€ฆ

2023-04-14: It’s my defense-aversary! I’ve been a PhD for two years. For me, getting the PhD was โ€ฆ

2023-04-14: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ“ No dissertation is worth a lifetime of revision. William Germano, From Dissertation to Book

2023-04-12: I haven’t been sharing a lot of travel adventures not because I haven’t been having โ€ฆ

2023-04-10: ๐Ÿ”– Read Lois Before Clark: In Defense of the Superhero Girlfriend. Dreamed I decided to get obsessed โ€ฆ

2023-04-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read “I Hate the Idea of Healing” A Conversation with Maggie Smith One thing that โ€ฆ

2023-04-09: Finished reading: Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett ๐Ÿ“š My first finished Discworld. Reading Piers โ€ฆ

2023-04-07: ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ Data: *has a personal problem* *does extensive research* Captain Picard, I have done all the โ€ฆ

2023-04-06: Full-on happy misty-eyed over this week’s Picard. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ

2023-04-06: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ““ Learn how to revise and you will produce a better first book. Remember it and you will enjoy โ€ฆ

2023-04-06: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ““ Revision is unromantic, time-consuming, tiring. It is also the only way to make one’s โ€ฆ

2023-04-06: ๐Ÿ““ Read Subjectivity and Reflexivity: An Introduction by Franz Breuer, Katja Mruck & โ€ฆ

2023-04-05: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ““ Writing isn’t a record of your thinking. It is your thinking. William Germano, From โ€ฆ

2023-04-05: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ““ Revision is a job for optimists. William Germano, From Dissertation to Book

2023-04-05: The Barbie Selfie Generator is pretty fun.

2023-04-05: Hey Internet! I’m interested in your perceptions. What are my superpowers? What are my areas โ€ฆ

2023-04-04: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ““ …the operating instructions of scholarly publishing rarely form a part of graduate โ€ฆ

2023-04-03: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ““ Write everything you want published as if there are people who make decisions and work within โ€ฆ

2023-04-03: Turning My Dissertation into a Book in the Open It’s been almost two years since I defended my doctoral dissertation. Before it was written, โ€ฆ

2023-04-03: Looking at my Scholarly Pipeline (Notion template I made, pay what you want) for the first time in a โ€ฆ

2023-04-03: Want to read: Malice House by Megan Shepherd ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-31: Teenagers at this park are listening to the Macarena. Do I feel old or 15?

2023-03-31: It took a couple years, but I finally created a page on my website curating all my writing about โ€ฆ

2023-03-31: Blogging as letters to our future selves I blog for a lot of reasons. One of them is because blogging is a little like writing letters to โ€ฆ

2023-03-30: Want to read: Pre-Raphaelite Painting Techniques by Joyce H. Townsend ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Pre-Raphaelite Vision: Truth to Nature by Allen Staley ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Pre-Raphaelite Women Artists ; Publ.on the Occasion of the Exhibition at Manchester โ€ฆ

2023-03-30: Want to read: Flora Symbolica: Flowers in Pre-Raphaelite Art by Debra N. Mancoff ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: The Pre-Raphaelites by Laurence Des Cars ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: English Pre-Raphaelite Painters: Their Associates and Successors by Percy H. Bate ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Haunted Texts by William Evan Fredeman ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Essential Pre-Raphaelites by Lucinda Hawksley ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: The Pre-Raphaelite Tragedy by William Gaunt ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Pre-Raphaelites in Love by Gay Daly ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde by Tim Barringer,T. J. Barringer ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: The Pre-Raphaelites in Literature and Art by Dennis Sydney Reginald Welland ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Reading the Pre-Raphaelites by Tim Barringer ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of the Victorian Novel by Sophia Andres ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: I love the Gothic Charm School book very much and am happy to have bought it as an ebook so I can โ€ฆ

2023-03-30: Want to read: Haunted Greece by John L. Tomkinson ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Troublesome Things by Diane Purkiss ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Fairy Tales, Now First Collected by Joseph Ritson ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Fairies and Witches at the Boundary of South-eastern and Central Europe by Eva Pocs ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: The Banshee by Patricia Lysaght ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Elf Queens and Holy Friars by Richard Firth Green ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Handbook of Fairies by Ronan Coghlan ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: The Fairies in Tradition and Literature by Katharine Mary Briggs ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Dictionary of Fairies by Katherine Briggs ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Fairies in Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature by Nicola Bown ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Fairy Lore by D. L. Ashliman ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Tolkien on Fairy-stories by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fairies by Anna Franklin ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: The Good People by Peter Narvย‡ez ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Northumberland Folk Tales by Rosalind Kerven ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Fabulous Creatures, Mythical Monsters, and Animal Power Symbols by Cassandra Eason ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans-Wentz ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Want to read: Strange and Secret Peoples by Carole G. Silver ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-30: Hello Internet! I’m having a vampire night due to migraine. I’m going to get up and take โ€ฆ

2023-03-29: Want to read: The Classic Fairy Tales (Norton Critical Editions) by ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-29: Want to read: The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-29: Finished reading: A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow ๐Ÿ“š This one took me a little while to get โ€ฆ

2023-03-29: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Ladies of Leisure. This one bummed me out. I think it sells Dept. of Speculation short.

2023-03-29: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“Read Is Parenthood the Enemy of Creative Work? by Kim Brooks (The Cut) Thatโ€™s one of the major โ€ฆ

2023-03-29: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read The books that help define motherhood โ€“ for mums everywhere to read Is it ever possible to โ€ฆ

2023-03-29: ๐Ÿ“บ Want to watch: SMILF Catastrophe Motherland The Letdown Workin' Moms

2023-03-29: ๐Ÿฟ Want to watch: Tully.

2023-03-29: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Art or Babies. you can make your art without being an art monster: You can do it as… โ€ฆ

2023-03-29: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Why are we only talking about โ€˜mom booksโ€™ by white women? by Angela Garbes (The Cut). I love โ€ฆ

2023-03-29: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read The Stranger Guest: The Literature of Pregnancy and New Motherhood by Lily Gurton-Wachter โ€ฆ

2023-03-29: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š In a Raft of New Books, Motherhood From (Almost) Every Angle by Parul Sehgal (The New York โ€ฆ

2023-03-29: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Maggie Nelson: Inflections Forever New by Ariel Lewiton (Guernica). Weโ€™re all human beings โ€ฆ

2023-03-29: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Why All the Books About Motherhood? by Laura Elkin (The Paris Review). Another bookmark โ€ฆ

2023-03-29: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read We Need to Talk About Whiteness in Motherhood Memoirs by Nancy Reddy (Electric Literature). โ€ฆ

2023-03-28: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“š Read The parent trap: can you be a good writer and a good parent? by Lara Feigel (The Guardian) โ€ฆ

2023-03-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Writer Moms: Can We Do Deep Work While the Kids are Home? by Sara Bates. Before we โ€ฆ

2023-03-28: Want to read: A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-28: Want to read: How Not to Exclude Artist Mothers (and Other Parents) by Hettie Judah ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-28: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“š Read I left my baby to write this. How do artists balance creativity and the ache for their โ€ฆ

2023-03-28: Want to read: This Boy We Made by Taylor Harris ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read How Writing and Motherhood Coexist for Author Taylor Harris by Ravynn K. Stringfield โ€ฆ

2023-03-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Rebecca Solnit on Womenโ€™s Work and the Myth of the Art Monster (Lithub). I want to be an art โ€ฆ

2023-03-28: Want to read: Weird Girls by Caroline Hagood ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-28: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“ Read The Mother, the Artist, and Me by Caroline Hagood (Elle). This is a great essay about what โ€ฆ

2023-03-28: Finished reading: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill ๐Ÿ“š I want to write a long response to this one โ€ฆ

2023-03-27: Look, I’d love to play in an improv jam but I can no longer do things that START at 10 pm so I โ€ฆ

2023-03-26: I just want to fight censorship ๐Ÿ“š and make theatre ๐ŸŽญ.

2023-03-26: Finished reading: Never Say You Can’t Survive by Charlie Jane Anders ๐Ÿ“š I love this so much! โ€ฆ

2023-03-25: Finished reading: Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn ๐Ÿ“š I might love this even more than Legendborn, which I โ€ฆ

2023-03-25: I cannot recommend Book Riot’s censorship coverage highly enough. They’re doing great โ€ฆ

2023-03-24: Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I do weird things like buying a Krang cosplay t-shirt or โ€ฆ

2023-03-23: ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป Brent Spiner is my hero.

2023-03-23: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป “I can’t say being equal parts irritating and endearing isn’t slightly โ€ฆ

2023-03-23: Yo Internet, why does the Voyager theme tug at my heartstrings so? I barely remember the show but it โ€ฆ

2023-03-22: ๐Ÿ”– Read Should I learn coding as a second language? by Meghan O’Gieblyn (Wired). the most โ€ฆ

2023-03-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read โ€ฆ

2023-03-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read Why No One Clicked on the Great Hypertext Story Read: โ€ฆ

2023-03-21: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“ Read A Beginnerโ€™s Guide to Writing IP in Publishing โ€” ERIC SMITH Read: โ€ฆ

2023-03-19: Want to read: A Life of One’s Own: Nine Women Writers Begin Again by Joanna Biggs ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-19: Want to read: Saving Time by Jenny Odell ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-19: Want to read: The Magician’s Daughter by H. G. Parry ๐Ÿ“š

2023-03-15: Ah yes, that weird need-to-cry, don’t-know-why feeling… (I suspect this is about the โ€ฆ

2023-03-15: Scenes I want to explore more: TTRPGs, literary (incl but not limited to sff). What pubs, websites, โ€ฆ

2023-03-14: ๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ My response to Is 25 Years Old Today and Iโ€™m Going to Write About It Happy โ€ฆ

2023-03-12: ๐Ÿ“บ Shrinking is doing a great job dressing a teen in 90s throwback clothes and if y’all see me โ€ฆ

2023-03-11: hey hey you know how that moral philosopher profiled in the New Yorker would solve the trolley โ€ฆ

2023-03-11: Had describe me based on my tweets. Alt text contains the text of the description, which โ€ฆ

2023-03-09: High Pain Day: Oh yeah, I'm disabled! I had forgotten. I had my first high-pain day since we came to Europe yesterday (or today, if you’re in the US โ€ฆ

2023-03-07: Finished reading: Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City by Russell Shorto ๐Ÿ“š โ€ฆ

2023-03-07: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Life is absurd. It has no meaning. But it has beauty, and wonder, and we have to enjoy โ€ฆ

2023-03-05: Anne Frank kept a commonplace book.

2023-03-05: “She didn’t die. She was killed. Because she was a Jewish girl.” Hannah โ€ฆ

2023-03-02: ๐Ÿ”– Read Understanding Blogs by Tracy Durnell. An excellent exploration of what makes blogging its own โ€ฆ

2023-03-02: I guess I missed World Book Day & International Cat Rescue Day in Europe but it’s still โ€ฆ

2023-03-02: Haven’t listened to Worlds Beyond Number yet but Erika Ishii in this TechCrunch interview is โ€ฆ

2023-03-01: I’ve got a couple recent co-authored articles: Description framework of makerspaces: Examining โ€ฆ

2023-02-28: ๐ŸŽฎ Playing Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe with my kid. Super fun. Couch co-op Kirby seems โ€ฆ

2023-02-28: Hi friends! It’s time for an Amsterdam Photo Dump! There are 8 photos here so if you’re โ€ฆ

2023-02-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read Sci-Fi Publishers Are Bracing for an AI Battle by Elizabeth Minkel (Wired). I’m โ€ฆ

2023-02-24: Finished reading: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers ๐Ÿ“š Happy to have read it. โ€ฆ

2023-02-24: I'm a piler-filer. Who are you? Austin Kleon blogs about pilers and filers, a dichotomy/spectrum he learned about reading Temple โ€ฆ

2023-02-24: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Battle for the Soul of Buy Nothing by Vauhina Vara (Wired). This is an excellent long โ€ฆ

2023-02-23: Currently reading: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers ๐Ÿ“š Now that I’m โ€ฆ

2023-02-22: My kid’s school is hiring a classroom teacher in his age range. So if you got the gig you โ€ฆ

2023-02-21: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read IF YOU LOVE WRITING, YOU SHOULD RELISH REJECTION. This is a really helpful piece that โ€ฆ

2023-02-20: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽ“ Read All my classes suddenly became AI classes. I love the assignment here that asks students to โ€ฆ

2023-02-19: How a post ends up on my blog Hi friends. I wanted to take a moment to share my blogging “process,” which I put in โ€ฆ

2023-02-19: Yesterday I saw 3 people (I’d guess women) at Amsterdam Centraal ๐Ÿš„ walking together wearing โ€ฆ

2023-02-16: Status: in a parasocial relationship with the crew of the Enterprise D.

2023-02-16: I’m not saying I’m just saying, the introduction to GENDER AT SEA talks a lot about โ€ฆ

2023-02-16: Who goes to the Dutch National Maritime Museum and buys an edited collection titled Gender at Sea as โ€ฆ

2023-02-16: Hello, I require this shirt.

2023-02-16: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read Why PhDs Need to Study Creative Writing by Anthony Ocampo, at the recommendation of Dr. โ€ฆ

2023-02-15: Today I’m grieving the closure of Catapult magazine and classes. ๐Ÿ“

2023-02-13: The latest Dutch food: nasi satรฉ ajam. This is an Indonesian dish. Because Indonesia was once a โ€ฆ

2023-02-13: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“ Read Mess Up Your Good, Premium, Luxury Notebooks. Yes! Great advice from Anna Havron.

2023-02-13: ๐Ÿ”– Read Antisemitic text was projected onto the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. ๐Ÿ’”

2023-02-11: Finished reading: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke ๐Ÿ“š This one took me a while to get into. Before giving โ€ฆ

2023-02-10: ๐Ÿ”– ๐Ÿ“ Joanna Penn discusses her use of AI to help her write a short story. This could be a valuable โ€ฆ

2023-02-09: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Summer-Camp Feeding Frenzy Has Already Begun.

2023-02-09: ๐Ÿ”– Read Theater never recovered from COVID โ€” and now change is no longer a choice. …the โ€ฆ

2023-02-08: Another Dutch meal. This is hutspot. It’s smoked sausage with gravy on a bed of potatoes, โ€ฆ


2023-02-07: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Key & Peele - I Said…. This is a beautiful sketch that heightens literally as โ€ฆ

2023-02-07: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Bert Williams - The Poker Game. Stunningly good object work.

2023-02-07: ๐ŸฟWatched Mantan Moreland & Ben Carter - Indefinite Talk. This bit is so fun. Ought to be โ€ฆ

2023-02-07: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Sad Clown Joke That Became a Beloved Meme. My favorite take on Pagliacci is Rhett โ€ฆ

2023-02-07: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ““ “… being transparent about one’s positionality, and choosing a granularity of โ€ฆ

2023-02-06: ๐Ÿ”– A swirling soup of thoughts in my head about self-presentation after reading these posts: The โ€ฆ

2023-02-06: You know what’s really great for a migraine is the monthly test of public warning sirens in โ€ฆ

2023-02-05: ๐Ÿ”– Read Is My Child Eating Enough Pirate’s Booty? Parenting comedy is a microgenre that always โ€ฆ

2023-02-04: ๐Ÿ”– Read “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather." Took me a little while to get into the format of โ€ฆ

2023-02-03: Today’s adventure: NEMO Science Museum. Very cool, but I’m spoiled by having an awesome โ€ฆ

2023-02-02: Finished reading: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas ๐Ÿ“š I’m extremely late to this one. It’s โ€ฆ

2023-02-02: ๐Ÿ”– Read Interview with Kelly J. Baker: โ€œI canโ€™t push through when Iโ€™m stuck.โ€ “My writing โ€ฆ

2023-02-01: Another Dutch meal: stamppot boerenkool. This is smoked sausage with sauce on a bed of potatoes โ€ฆ

2023-02-01: I made a menu of Dutch foods for us to try. They’re sort of home food staples, not anything โ€ฆ

2023-02-01: I’m so excited to hang out with my friends for new stories.

2023-01-31: ๐Ÿ”– Read WEโ€™VE LOST THE PLOT by Megan Garber (The Atlantic). “Our constant need for โ€ฆ

2023-01-30: Finished reading: Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š I love it so much. I left the hardcover at home but โ€ฆ

2023-01-30: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐ŸŽฎ Read Television Is Better Without Video Games and Video Games Are Better Without Gameplay (Ian โ€ฆ

2023-01-30: My kid made a Kirby and the Forgotten Land fanzine, I am dead from cute.

2023-01-28: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป When I watch TNG or Picard, Data is Data, but anyone else Brent Spiner plays is Brent Spiner โ€ฆ

2023-01-27: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched Ares. Brilliant dark academia horror with all the hallmarks: secret society, dangerously โ€ฆ

2023-01-27: Quiet Time in Aalsmeer Our second week in the Netherlands has been quiet so far. Exactly a week after we got here, I came โ€ฆ

2023-01-26: Duolingo really emphasizes the importance of learning the Dutch word “krant,” which โ€ฆ

2023-01-24: The video of the Pop Culture Dialogue I was part of on inherited fandoms is now on YouTube.

2023-01-24: In just a bit I’ll be contributing to the live-streamed Pop Culture Dialogue on Inherited โ€ฆ

2023-01-23: I love your newsletter, whoever you are, but I’ve put it on web-only. Trying to get quiet in โ€ฆ

2023-01-22: Well I guess the jet lag is over because instead of getting a brilliant solid stretch of sleep that โ€ฆ

2023-01-20: We took a walk through the village down to the Westeindeplassen (a lake) today. Here are some photos โ€ฆ

2023-01-20: The other day W pointed out that the way we communicate in memes is basically the same as Tamarians โ€ฆ

2023-01-19: Our first 60 hours in Europe In case you missed it: my husband, W, received a Fulbright award to study European & โ€ฆ

2023-01-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read The online free speech debate is raging in fan fiction, too by Elizabeth Minkel.

2023-01-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Fannish Potlatch: Creation of Status Within the Fan Community by Rachael Sabotini (Fanfic โ€ฆ

2023-01-19: Me in the Netherlands on Day 3: UGH I can’t believe I haven’t been to ALL THE MUSEUMS, โ€ฆ

2023-01-18: ๐ŸŽฎ Played the Dragon Quest Treasures demo. Cute with some fun mechanics and a cool world but not so โ€ฆ

2023-01-18: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ Read Sarah Michelle Gellar Returns to Fighting Form: โ€œIโ€™ve Earned the Right to Stand Where I โ€ฆ

2023-01-18: Woont u in Nederland? Ik ben in Aalsmeer. Wil u afspreken? Ik spreek een beetje Nederlands, maar ik โ€ฆ

2023-01-18: Me: wants to message all my friends and family My friends and family: are sleeping, I hope, as โ€ฆ

2023-01-17: Well, a cat walked us home from the bus stop so I guess we and everyone we know are moving to โ€ฆ

2023-01-14: ๐Ÿ“บ Finished watching Wednesday. Glad I stuck with it. I appreciate Wednesday refusing to be in the โ€ฆ

2023-01-13: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ’ฌ Tyler: Come on, don’t you like a day that’s all about you? Wednesday: Every day is โ€ฆ

2023-01-13: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ’ฌ “It’s not my fault I can’t interpret your emotional morse code.” ๐Ÿ–ค โ€ฆ

2023-01-12: ๐Ÿ”– Back on my dark academia bullshit thanks to WEDNESDAY (the show is DA, the character is goth) and โ€ฆ

2023-01-12: Real struggle to focus today which is probably a combo of getting to bed late because I wanted to โ€ฆ

2023-01-10: Pro-tip: asking questions about why you’re doing the research in the way you’re doing it โ€ฆ

2023-01-10: ๐Ÿ“บ Watching WEDNESDAY and every time Christina Ricci says, “Wednesday,” I’m all, โ€ฆ

2023-01-10: How I Begin In Austin Kleonโ€™s paid newsletter post today, he asked his readers, to share how we begin. I opened โ€ฆ

2023-01-10: Tarot: My Year Ahead I’m taking Lindsay Mack’s tarot class called The Threshold. Here’s my reading for โ€ฆ

2023-01-09: Make a note: 2023 is the year of unsubscribing.

2023-01-09: Hey librarians! Where do you get information to help you do your job?

2023-01-09: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Be open to the possibility that you are bigger, more magical, more powerful than you dare โ€ฆ

2023-01-08: ๐Ÿ”– Read How Wednesday Addams Birthed a Generation of Cynics by Emily Alford (Longreads). This is my โ€ฆ

2023-01-06: It seems extra cruel that while my mom can’t actually carry herself around on her legs, she โ€ฆ

2023-01-06: ๐Ÿ”– Read All in Good Fun: How Fanfiction Reignited My Passion for Writing by Briana Lawrence, linked โ€ฆ

2023-01-06: Hello. LIS scholars, scholars of #LIS for those of you on hashtaggy places: are you familiar with โ€ฆ

2023-01-06: Hey Internet. What’s fun with a kid in Amsterdam? Besides De Poezenboot, obviously. ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›

2023-01-03: Me: gets Steam Deck for Christmas Me: proceeds to add tons of 90s PC adventure games to my Steam โ€ฆ

2023-01-03: ๐ŸŽฎ Started playing The Secret of Monkey Island on the Steam Deck. Correcting a gap in my point & โ€ฆ

2023-01-03: Loved my first day hike, hiked in spite of the sense of impending bursitis. Two days later, bursitis โ€ฆ

2023-01-02: Q: Was there ever a series of books you were skeptical about, but ended up liking very much? A: I โ€ฆ

2023-01-02: Q: who was your crush in middle school lmao A: Had a different one each year. Not naming names but โ€ฆ

2023-01-02: Q: the longest time you’ve ever gone without showering? A: Don’t know but far too long, โ€ฆ

2023-01-02: Dense fog advisory today until 10 AM. Big woodland goth vibes.

2023-01-02: Finished reading: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie ๐Ÿ“š Poirot’s first case. A โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Begin As You Mean to Go On, courtesy of Leigh Bardugo: Read for pleasure: Read The Mysterious โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Q: What’s one thing that typical town libraries should change to increase community โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Q: What are your plans this weekend? A: Nothing big - maybe going to the Farmer’s Market & โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Anon message: You’re still one of the first people I think of fondly when I’m โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Next anon q: Do you remember your Bronzer days with joy? Or with time (and events) does it feel like โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Next anonymous question: Favourite fandom/ship for fanfic? My answer: Oh my goodness this is way โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Next anonymous message: You are the best! My reply: Thanks! Backatcha!

2023-01-01: Fourth anonymous question: Favorite place you’ve ever visited? My answer: The Library of โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Third anonymous question: If you could choose any career would it be what you’re doing right โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Second anonymous question: Who’s the last person you texted? My answer: My sister

2023-01-01: First anonymous question: Hottest sport? My answer: I don’t really sport and I’m super โ€ฆ

2023-01-01: Saw answering anonymous questions and thought it might be fun to do this โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: Did the PBS Kids NYE countdown so… Here’s to some good stuff happening in 2023.

2022-12-31: A Dispatch from the Threshold of 2023 ๐Ÿšช๐ŸŽ‡ I don’t know if I’ll get to do all the year-end/new year transition things I’d โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: On this day last year, I wrote: “…my word of the year for 2022 is MEND. My goal is to โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: PS If you’re wondering why I’m still awake at 4 it’s because my mom keeps having โ€ฆ

2022-12-31: My Child Woke Me Up at 1:30 and I’m Still Awake at 4: The Kimberly Hirsh Story

2022-12-30: My Reading Year 2022, Part Deux I’m calling it for the year. I’m not going to try to squeeze one more in before the end โ€ฆ

2022-12-30: Finished reading: Hooky by Mรญriam Bonastre Tur ๐Ÿ“š Posting this so it automatically gets added to my โ€ฆ

2022-12-30: Finished reading: Career Change: Stop hating your job, discover what you really want to do with your โ€ฆ

2022-12-30: Finished reading: The Freelance Academic: Transform Your Creative Life and Career by Katie Rose โ€ฆ

2022-12-30: Finished reading: Star Trek: Discovery - Aftermath by Kirsten Beyer ๐Ÿ“š Posting this so it โ€ฆ

2022-12-30: Finished reading: Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love by Keith S. Wilson ๐Ÿ“š Posting this so it automatically โ€ฆ

2022-12-30: Finished reading: Rose (New Poets of America) by Li-Young Lee ๐Ÿ“š Posting this so it automatically โ€ฆ

2022-12-30: Finished reading: Hilda and the Troll: Hilda Book 1 (Hildafolk) by Luke Pearson ๐Ÿ“š Posting this so it โ€ฆ

2022-12-30: Finished reading: Hilda and the Midnight Giant: Hilda Book 2 (Hildafolk) by Luke Pearson ๐Ÿ“š Posting โ€ฆ

2022-12-30: Finished reading: Hilda and the Black Hound: Hilda Book 4 (Hildafolk) by Luke Pearson ๐Ÿ“š Posting this โ€ฆ

2022-12-30: Finished reading: Hilda and the Stone Forest: Hilda Book 5 (Hildafolk) by Luke Pearson ๐Ÿ“š Posting โ€ฆ

2022-12-30: Finished reading: Hilda and the Mountain King by Luke Pearson ๐Ÿ“š Posting this so it automatically โ€ฆ

2022-12-30: Finished reading: Death on the Nile [Movie Tie-In 2022] by Agatha Christie ๐Ÿ“š Another fun one. Poirot โ€ฆ

2022-12-30: Currently reading: Death on the Nile [Movie Tie-In 2022] by Agatha Christie ๐Ÿ“š Another pre-movie โ€ฆ

2022-12-29: Cat help me, I’ve fallen into the rabbit hole that is Benoit Blanc/Phillip fluff and I’m โ€ฆ

2022-12-28: Part of me wants to take all my favorite character tropes and rewrite them as mom. Mom detective. โ€ฆ

2022-12-28: Finished reading: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie ๐Ÿ“š Wow, that went fast. Super fun.

2022-12-27: Currently reading: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie ๐Ÿ“š Reading in advance of watching โ€ฆ

2022-12-27: Finished reading: Season of Love by Helena Greer ๐Ÿ“š I love it so much. Sweet, hot but closed doors, I โ€ฆ

2022-12-24: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read …and a partridge in a pear tree (19913 words) by strangehunger. This is a beautiful โ€ฆ

2022-12-23: Currently reading: Season of Love by Helena Greer ๐Ÿ“š I’ve read 141 pages in this book since I โ€ฆ

2022-12-23: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Glass Onion. Had fun. Still adore Benoit Blanc.

2022-12-23: ๐Ÿ“š I’m sure there are a lot of things I’ll want to tell you about Season of Love but the โ€ฆ

2022-12-22: I feel like my new glasses give me a nebbishy vibe and I kind of love it. Who’s ready to cast โ€ฆ

2022-12-22: Finally picked this beauty up from the library. I had it from NetGalley but didn’t get it read โ€ฆ

2022-12-22: I drew the Ace of Swords as my anchor card for winter. I made it my phone background to help me โ€ฆ

2022-12-22: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read Finding the Secret Door Into Your Novel. When a novel is wick, it has a life about it. (Have โ€ฆ

2022-12-21: Said I was gonna disconnect cross-posting from Twitter, forgot to actually do it, gonna leave it on โ€ฆ

2022-12-21: Finished reading: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko ๐Ÿ“š Finished this in 2 or 3 days. I was drawn to it โ€ฆ

2022-12-21: Happy solstice!

2022-12-21: Kelly J. Baker’s latest newsletter is about a year of not writing & what that means when โ€ฆ

2022-12-20: New glasses! Who knew I had a face under those cateyes?

2022-12-19: Currently reading: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko ๐Ÿ“š

2022-12-18: Disconnecting cross-posting to Twitter after this post. Find my follow page at if โ€ฆ

2022-12-18: Finished reading: Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š I loved it so much. I know Leigh Bardugo is done โ€ฆ

2022-12-18: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “None of this had been fated; none of it foretold… They were just the people who โ€ฆ

2022-12-18: Woodland Goth: The Goblins of Labyrinth by Brian Froud ๐Ÿ“š Yep, I created a whole Woodland Goth โ€ฆ

2022-12-17: Moderating my own smartphone use (but still not belonging in the Luddite club) I thought, given my heavy criticism of the potential perspective that we should all join the Luddite โ€ฆ

2022-12-16: Maybe we don't all need to join the Luddite club. I have some thoughts about the Luddite club. First, I don’t have a problem with people โ€ฆ

2022-12-16: Me, misquoting Lord of the Rings: “One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring โ€ฆ

2022-12-16: I use a smartphone AND I read novels.

2022-12-16: Revised 5 TV shows to introduce me, now in chronological order of release! ๐Ÿ“บ Star Trek: The Next โ€ฆ

2022-12-15: Replacing Firefly in my 5 shows to introduce me and subbing in CXG.

2022-12-15: 'Wednesday' is full of "Whoa." ๐Ÿ“บ I just finished the first episode of Wednesday. I have so many thoughts and feelings. First, โ€ฆ

2022-12-15: Introduce yourself with 5 TV shows ๐Ÿ“บ: Buffy the Vampire Slayer ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ Firefly ๐ŸŒŒ Star Trek: The Next โ€ฆ

2022-12-15: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read Wednesday Forgets Why We Fell in Love With the Addams Family. “The Addams Family โ€ฆ

2022-12-15: Apparently tonight is a waking-after-every-sleep-cycle night. Not my favorite.

2022-12-14: I want my hair to look like Emily Axford’s hair.

2022-12-14: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Santa Games (Hulu). Super cute. A sweet story about family & the power of second โ€ฆ

2022-12-14: ๐Ÿ”– Read A year of new avenues Robin Sloan โ€ฆ

2022-12-14: On being an escribitionist In November, when I realized there was no way I was going to be able to get 50,000 words of writing โ€ฆ

2022-12-14: ๐Ÿ”– Read What Is a Strike? Reflections from the Virtual Front Lines of the UC Academic Worker Strike โ€ฆ

2022-12-13: Currently reading: Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š Kind of resent that I have to do anything โ€ฆ

2022-12-13: ๐Ÿ”– Read Attention, trust and GPT3 “If your work isnโ€™t more useful or insightful or urgent than โ€ฆ

2022-12-12: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “I am most interested in confessional writing when it allows us to move into the personal โ€ฆ

2022-12-12: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “I had been so well socialized by graduate school that I was torn between which writing โ€ฆ

2022-12-12: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’€ Read If You Want to Give Something Back to Nature, Give Your Body by Caitlin Doughty (New York โ€ฆ

2022-12-12: Lately I often find myself feeling alert but unable to focus. This is a new vibe for me. If โ€ฆ

2022-12-11: Finished reading: 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write by Sarah Ruhl ๐Ÿ“š Read this because โ€ฆ

2022-12-11: “Perhaps having children makes one increasingly distrust the symbolic world. Because suddenly โ€ฆ

2022-12-11: This week’s Craft Talk from Jami Attenberg is another great one: “Donโ€™t ever talk โ€ฆ

2022-12-11: Y’all ever think about how the worst moments in your life personally align with some of the โ€ฆ

2022-12-10: ๐Ÿ”– Read Creativity as Spiritual Practice by Rabbi Adina Allen (My Jewish Learning). “Each of โ€ฆ

2022-12-10: ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿงต๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฟ This is a reminder that I write Genetrix, a very occasional newsletter curating stories of โ€ฆ

2022-12-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ“ Read TV Recaps Taught Me How to Write Criticism by Joelle Kidd. I love Kidd’s discussion โ€ฆ

2022-12-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read Wednesday Addams Is the Ultimate Outcast by Miyako Pleines (Catapult). ๐Ÿ–ค

2022-12-08: ๐Ÿ”– Read Haunted by the Ghost of 2019, Helena Fitzgerald “A return to 2019 is an attempt to โ€ฆ

2022-12-08: Want to read: Screaming on the Inside by Jessica Grose ๐Ÿ“š

2022-12-08: My personal Pokรฉmon avatar was behind today’s advent calendar door.

2022-12-08: ๐Ÿ”– Read How’d That Thing Go? by Kate McKean. “I donโ€™t want a schedule, I want a sandbox. โ€ฆ

2022-12-08: How to feel like myself My kid’s best friend’s mom got a new job and isn’t starting it until January, but โ€ฆ

2022-12-07: Just listened to a super stressful strike townhall and I’m tempted to watch tonight’s โ€ฆ

2022-12-07: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Falling for Christmas. I’ve been an unironic Lindsay Lohan fan since I saw โ€ฆ

2022-12-06: Q asks Baby Q Amanda Rogers if she’s ever caused the spontaneous combustion of someone she โ€ฆ

2022-12-05: Trying to figure out if I can make a crow cane head work on my adjustable cane so I can walk the โ€ฆ

2022-12-05: ๐ŸŽฎ Apparently my Dragon Age: Origins character isn’t in leather armor that looks like โ€ฆ

2022-12-05: ๐ŸŽฎ I’m more than 10 yrs behind & have already played Inquisition but some quick thoughts โ€ฆ

2022-12-05: Getting blood work done, it’s been 20 minutes since my appointment time and I still โ€ฆ

2022-12-04: My whole family and I are moving to Tom Bombadil’s house. He and Goldberry are such gracious โ€ฆ

2022-12-03: Y’all don’t even know how transformed this fireplace is from just a couple months ago. W โ€ฆ

2022-12-03: The head teacher at my kid’s school for next year sent an email saying that the only school โ€ฆ

2022-12-03: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Playing โ€˜Tunicโ€™ Reminds Me How to Approach Sickness and Recovery by Martin Cahill โ€ฆ

2022-12-02: I have done all the things in Stardew Valley 1.4 and it took me ~245 hrs. That’s ~245 hrs when โ€ฆ

2022-12-02: My Reading Year, 2022 ๐Ÿ“š Everybody is doing their year-end stuff, so I thought I’d do mine. I read 46 books this year โ€ฆ

2022-11-30: True facts about my time on the early web: In many chats (like, html + server side scripting with โ€ฆ

2022-11-30: Wonderful things ๐Ÿฅณ: My kid fell asleep before 9:30 for the first time this week. ๐Ÿ˜ด I โค๏ธ Tom โ€ฆ

2022-11-30: Some notes on my Spotify Wrapped: Joe Hisaishi is the composer for My Neighbor Totoro, which is โ€ฆ

2022-11-30: Friends! Are you on Mastodon? Are you seeing this on Mastodon? I’m about to stop using โ€ฆ

2022-11-30: My son sings “Step by Step” at school sometimes. I always thought it sounded like a โ€ฆ

2022-11-30: Hey friendos, I activated ActivityPub & can follow Mastodon peeps via M.b but how do โ€ฆ

2022-11-29: I’m like a toddler over here with big feelings, might cry from relief because my parents got โ€ฆ

2022-11-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read ‘Y’all,โ€™ that most Southern of Southernisms, is going mainstream โ€“ and itโ€™s about โ€ฆ

2022-11-29: Today has not been my favorite day, for reasons I may choose to detail more extensively in the โ€ฆ

2022-11-29: ๐ŸŽฎ If you told me in 2015 that I would be really psyched about getting farming sims by 2022, I would โ€ฆ

2022-11-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read 1 in 4 hiring managers say they are less likely to move forward with Jewish applicants โ€ฆ

2022-11-28: ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป I’ve been falling asleep to the TNG episode “Relics,” and every time Captain โ€ฆ

2022-11-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Taking on the Feminine Labor of Creating Holiday Magic by Sarah Hunter Simanson (Catapult). โ€ฆ

2022-11-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read PSA: Do Not Use Services That Hate The Internet by Jamie Zawinski. (h/t @manton) At the โ€ฆ

2022-11-28: Finished reading: The Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š I love that Leigh Bardugo wrote this and โ€ฆ

2022-11-28: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “I don’t remember my own story… I remember only how I fell into books, never โ€ฆ

2022-11-26: Thanksgiving 1: Plain black leggings, gray sweater. Thanksgiving 2: Floral dress. Thanksgiving 3: โ€ฆ

2022-11-26: Today: Thanksgiving #3, Booster #2. Tomorrow: Rest, D&D.

2022-11-24: Locking myself in the bathroom at my parents' house to get a break from overstimulation, happy โ€ฆ

2022-11-24: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŒฒ Read On Mother Trees: What Old-Growth Trees Taught Me About Parenting by Kaitlyn Teer (Catapult). โ€ฆ

2022-11-24: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿฟ Read The Mom in โ€˜Home Aloneโ€™ Is a Messy and Magnificent Model of Motherhood. It’s easy to โ€ฆ

2022-11-24: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“โ™ฟ Read As a Disabled Writer, I Am a Rich Innovator by [Sarah Fawn โ€ฆ

2022-11-22: Currently attending Dr. Anuja Cabraal’s session on emoji coding. The analysis process and how โ€ฆ

2022-11-22: The lyrics from Disney's Disenchanted that make me sob. ๐ŸŽต Spoilers for lyrics from Disenchanted follow. Without context they only mean a little but if โ€ฆ

2022-11-22: Today is a day of widespread pain and miserable stomach cramps. Thanks a lot, chronic illness โ€ฆ

2022-11-22: ๐Ÿ”– Read What is Jewish Spirituality? Mystics have their experiences, but what matters is what they โ€ฆ

2022-11-22: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Eight Genders in the Talmud. Super interesting discussion of how halakhah handles things โ€ฆ

2022-11-21: ๐Ÿฟ I’m about 30 minutes into Disney’s Disenchanted and while it definitely doesn’t โ€ฆ

2022-11-21: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Eve’s Christmas. This & Back to Christmas have similar premises. If I woke up to โ€ฆ

2022-11-21: Me: Ugh. Why am I so irritable? looks at Euki app calendar Me: Oh.

2022-11-21: Because I’m Extremely Online, I joined Hive with the username kimberlyhirsh. Because I’m โ€ฆ

2022-11-20: Finished reading: Nona the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir ๐Ÿ“š I loved it so much. And I’m still pretty โ€ฆ

2022-11-20: Okay, I have enough people still hanging out on Twitter to stick around, reactivated syndication. โ€ฆ

2022-11-20: Turning off Twitter syndication from my blog. Still syndicating to Tumblr (@kimberlyhirsh) & โ€ฆ

2022-11-19: I have spent the past 3 hours online shopping for Christmas presents. I have bought ONE gift. But โ€ฆ

2022-11-19: It really makes me happy to introduce to you Maddie Priebe’s Rainbow Connection Tarot (major โ€ฆ

2022-11-18: You are a creature of flesh. You have all the same bodily needs any wild mammal does.

2022-11-18: My first tweet, from December 2, 2008, is super on-brand for me: “QUESTION: What term(s) do โ€ฆ

2022-11-18: Today’s @750words playlist: Music for Writing in a Haunted Mansion curated by Sarah Chavez. ๐ŸŽต

2022-11-18: The Muppets is (are? I’m sticking with is) my oldest fandom and I cycle away from them but I โ€ฆ

2022-11-18: I have a newsletter! It emails you all my posts for the week on Fridays!

2022-11-18: Big last day of the WB Bronze nostalgia with all the farewell tweets tonight.

2022-11-18: Guess I better start cross-posting to Instagram more!

2022-11-17: A helicopter was just flying low and loud too close to my house and I’m very glad it seems to โ€ฆ

2022-11-17: I just backed A Book About the Magic of Foraging Pigments & Making Art on Kickstarter.

2022-11-17: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “We give the people we mother our bodies, and what they will recall is our presence and โ€ฆ

2022-11-17: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “I don’t believe care work has to wreck us. This labor can be shared, social, โ€ฆ

2022-11-17: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Those who mother are the sanitation workers of bodiesโ€” handling the refuse, the filth and โ€ฆ

2022-11-17: Want to read: Waterlog: A Swimmers Journey Through Britain by Roger Deakin ๐Ÿ“š Thanks for the rec, โ€ฆ

2022-11-16: So worn out and it’s almost time to start the second shift of my day job (parenting).

2022-11-16: Decided to do morning pages over at 750words. It’s not longhand, but it also doesn’t โ€ฆ

2022-11-16: A letter to my past self circa 1997 Dear Kimberly, I’m just going to jump right in. Remember E’s cute boyfriend and how you โ€ฆ

2022-11-15: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read As a Queer Author, I Thought I Had to Come Out Before My Books Did. Excellent piece about โ€ฆ

2022-11-15: What feels like your people? I have a lot of friends, but the circle of friends I think of as my people is much smaller. If I โ€ฆ

2022-11-15: ๐Ÿ”– How to Write a Novel (Or Anything, Really) with ADHD Lots of helpful ideas for people who, like โ€ฆ

2022-11-15: ๐Ÿ”– Read Instagram Makes Parents Feel More Clueless Than We Really Are by Elisabeth Sherman โ€ฆ

2022-11-15: Thanks to Ransom on Lower Decks, I now notice every time Riker has his foot up on furniture on TNG. โ€ฆ

2022-11-14: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ’ฌ On MythicQuest… Ian: Poppy, lines are so Web1. You don’t wanna be in Web1, do you? โ€ฆ

2022-11-13: It’s Sunday morning and I am back to being overwhelmed by meal planning, how’s your day? โ€ฆ

2022-11-12: Maybe not 50K words of literally anything... It turns out giving yourself credit for everything you write is actually really challenging because โ€ฆ

2022-11-12: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Proximity to power, however real that feels, is a simpler choice than solidarity. True โ€ฆ

2022-11-12: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “The perspective mothers bring to their jobsโ€”whether it’s law making, coalition โ€ฆ

2022-11-12: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “We are entrusting that which we say is most preciousโ€”our children, our futureโ€” to other โ€ฆ

2022-11-12: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Childcare professionals, many of them mothers, are three times as likely to live in โ€ฆ

2022-11-11: The number of people grieving the loss of Kevin Conroy in my various timelines has confirmed that โ€ฆ

2022-11-10: Hello I require a meme where Lore is impersonating Data on Twitter, they’re both verified, โ€ฆ

2022-11-09: Over at Mastodon, I have a lot of new infosec/cybersecurity followers. I assume y’all followed โ€ฆ

2022-11-09: Moved Mastodon instances from to because the prior kept timing out. โ€ฆ

2022-11-09: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Weekends aren’t time off for parents; they are two long days of caregiving.” โ€ฆ

2022-11-09: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Early on in quarantine, I found myself thinking, ‘What is the most valuable thing I โ€ฆ

2022-11-08: Just moved a publication on my CV from “In Progress” to “In Press.” An RA โ€ฆ

2022-11-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read How to Finish. Should I force myself to Make New Work or should I let the blank pages stay โ€ฆ

2022-11-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read This Machine Will Make You Write More: A Product Recommendation with a Twist. I covet the โ€ฆ

2022-11-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read “You Make the Space, You Fight for the Space” “…every draft after โ€ฆ

2022-11-08: NaNoWriMo pivot: Back to 50,000 words of literally anything at all Hello friends! It’s been slow-going working on my TNG fanfic. Early in October, I toyed with โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: Logging out of socials until at least Wednesday. See if you want to get in โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read The Art of Reading While Feeding (with a Newborn). I love articles about how other people โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸณMarinated Beans with Crunchy Veggies from I Dream of Dinner (So You Don't Have To) Cooking is really hard with chronic illness, because both pain and fatigue reduce your options for โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read Writing Advice Isnโ€™t Made for Bodies In Pain. Too many things I want to quote here, so if โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: “if youโ€™re looking for a sign from the universe that itโ€™s okay to stop trying to force your โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: Over and over again I search for this comic by Sylvie Reuter that is the best depiction I’ve โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read โ€˜Bad Sistersโ€™ Captures the Intensity of Having and Being a Sister Ooh. When I’m ready โ€ฆ

2022-11-07: ๐Ÿ”– Read Emma Thompsonโ€™s Third Act. I’ve always loved Emma Thompson, envisioned her as a kindred โ€ฆ

2022-11-06: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Back to Christmas. Jennifer Elise Cox steals the show. I was hoping Michael Muhney โ€ฆ

2022-11-06: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Snowbound for Christmas (on Amazon Prime). Based on the book Snowbound with the CEO. A lot โ€ฆ

2022-11-06: Seeing Scott Thompson as the French (Canadian?) hotel front of house manager in Snowbound for โ€ฆ

2022-11-06: Finished reading: Snowbound with the CEO by Shannon Stacey ๐Ÿ“š Sweet, short. Stacey wastes no time in โ€ฆ

2022-11-05: ๐Ÿ“š Went to the library to pick up my hold on I Dream of Dinner (so You Don’t Have To): โ€ฆ

2022-11-04: ๐Ÿ”– Read #AcademicTwitter Will Endureโ€”for Now. If you’re at an institution that provides hosted โ€ฆ

2022-11-03: As I eagerly await Linda Holmes’s inevitable holiday TV movie round up, I have used her โ€ฆ

2022-11-02: Big Luisa Energy today and I don’t like it. Give it to your sister, it doesn’t hurt, โ€ฆ

2022-11-02: I will remember 2022 as the year I wanted to do everything, actually did some things, and felt like โ€ฆ

2022-11-01: Now that I’m trained in human subjects research I find myself siding with the Board of โ€ฆ

2022-11-01: Still in the prep stages for this month’s writing projects. I created a reversible notebook to โ€ฆ

2022-11-01: The world is full of writing challenges in November, and it’s rough because I want to do them โ€ฆ

2022-10-31: Happy Halloween from Hilda and Twig!

2022-10-31: The Gothic novel to Broadway musical pipeline ๐Ÿ–ค

2022-10-31: Want to get your own website going but need some info on how? Check out

2022-10-31: One last fic prompt from when M was 3: Spider-Man and Michelangelo team up to defeat Dormammu.

2022-10-31: Another fic prompt from when M was 3: In โ€œThe Green Ribbon,โ€ Jenny tells Alfred that she just likes โ€ฆ

2022-10-31: Fic prompt from when M was 3: in The Velveteen Rabbit but at the end, not only does the Velveteen โ€ฆ

2022-10-31: I’m not going to spend a lot of time scrolling Mastodon, but I’m set up to cross-post โ€ฆ

2022-10-29: If you’re in/near Glasgow and the mother of a child who’s under a year old, check out โ€ฆ

2022-10-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Stuart Hall and the Rise of Cultural Studies | The New Yorker.

2022-10-28: Cooking when your energy bar is low: make some instant oatmeal using the microwave or a kettle. Dump โ€ฆ

2022-10-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Editorial policies, “public domain,” and acafandom. the importance of fans as โ€ฆ

2022-10-28: ๐Ÿ”–Read Attention Economy, Layered Publics, and Research Ethics Kristina Busse / University of South โ€ฆ

2022-10-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read SCMS 2011 Workshop: Acafandom and the Future of Fan Studies โ€“ transform We need to ask โ€ฆ

2022-10-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read Post-SCMS musings on the value of the word acafan โ€“ transform I would argue that aca/fan is โ€ฆ

2022-10-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read Against Aca-Fandom | Ian Bogost. Specialty humanities conferences are just fan conventions โ€ฆ

2022-10-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read When is a Publication Not a Publication? | Just TV. The thing that โ€œcountsโ€ as a line on a โ€ฆ

2022-10-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read On Disliking Mad Men | Just TV. Itโ€™s worth considering the role of fandom within media โ€ฆ

2022-10-27: Me, watching the Lower Decks finale after finally finishing watching “Time’s Arrow, Part โ€ฆ

2022-10-27: ๐Ÿ“š Finished reading An Introduction to Media Fan Studies by Lori Morimoto. A super accessible โ€ฆ

2022-10-26: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “‘Pure,’ ideologically unadulterated consumption/fandom may be a possibility, โ€ฆ

2022-10-26: What’s that? Oh, just a quick pamphlet bind of Lori Morimoto’s An Introduction to Media โ€ฆ

2022-10-26: Hey, Internet. I want to get Table of Contents alerts for the Journal of Fandom Studies. My โ€ฆ

2022-10-25: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “The acafan… is one who is able to occupy the spaces of both fandom and academia and โ€ฆ

2022-10-25: I change NaNoWriMo plans a lot. Most recently, I’m planning to write YES, ANDROID, a Star โ€ฆ

2022-10-24: Hello world. I’m weary. For reasons. Sometimes life is a lot. I’m really glad there are โ€ฆ

2022-10-23: I love Baby Galadriel so much.

2022-10-23: Having a nightmare where your relative who’s dealing with infection-induced delirium in the โ€ฆ

2022-10-22: Voting selfie!

2022-10-21: Finished reading: Smith of Wootton Major & Farmer Giles of Ham by J.R.R. Tolkien ๐Ÿ“š Reading my โ€ฆ

2022-10-21: Taking another run at limiting screen time, because I’m wondering if the increase in migraines โ€ฆ

2022-10-20: My superpower is taking any Star Trek: The Next Generation B-story focused on Data and forgetting โ€ฆ

2022-10-20: My kid goes to a Reggio Emilia school; his kindergarten class is a community of researchers. Today โ€ฆ

2022-10-19: ๐Ÿ”– Everyone Wants to Be a Hot, Anxious Girl on Twitter I am both fascinated and terrified by the โ€ฆ

2022-10-19: ๐Ÿ”– NC Mutual Will Cease Operations This Month This is heartbreaking and I’m ashamed I โ€ฆ

2022-10-19: I get excited and ambitious and then I have a flare and then I forget all my passions and ambitions. โ€ฆ

2022-10-17: This is an example of process art.

2022-10-17: I want to food, to cook fresh ingredients into beautiful and tasty things. But I like to experience โ€ฆ

2022-10-17: How to Scholar(?) In my doctoral program, there was a class that we colloquially referred to as โ€œbabydocs.โ€ As it was โ€ฆ

2022-10-16: Finished up my time at #FSNNA22 with a dance by the pastries.

2022-10-16: Okay, getting dressed and then heading to the #FSNNA22 Gather lobby to try dancing and throwing โ€ฆ

2022-10-16: Skipping the first sessions of #FSNNA22 today to have breakfast with my family. Back for the 11 am, โ€ฆ

2022-10-15: Today, in Kimberly remembers that scholarly publishing is broken: lots of journals demand either โ€ฆ

2022-10-15: #FSNNA 22 Roundtable: Materiality & Liveness Paul_Lucas: Welcoming everyone to the session "Materiality & Liveness" Talking about WWE and the โ€ฆ

2022-10-15: I’m attending “Transcultural Fandom Experiences” at #FSNNA22 but not live-tweeting โ€ฆ

2022-10-15: #FSNNA22 Keynote: Turn On, Tune In, Get Out: Rethinking Escapism and Domestic Spectatorship Caetlin Benson-Allott: Beginning Turn On, Tune In, Get Out: Rethinking Escapism and Domestic โ€ฆ

2022-10-14: Super headachey, so probably gonna lie down, may or may not do more #FSNNA22 today.

2022-10-14: Me to friend who is also a mom: Want me to drop the water bottle you left at M’s birthday โ€ฆ

2022-10-14: W just reminded me we have a Parent-Teacher conference this morning so I actually will miss the โ€ฆ

2022-10-14: Up too early and going to sleep a little more. I’m going to miss the first #FSNNA22 session of โ€ฆ

2022-10-14: ๐Ÿ“š Tom Bombadil (๐Ÿ˜) sings SO. MUCH.

2022-10-13: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Always after a defeat and a respite, the Shadow takes another shape and grows โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: Now is the part of #FSNNA22 where I retreat to my hotel room, order room service, and watch TV โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: The Daily Mail: Don’t use these emojis! They make Gen Z people perceive you as old! Me: I mean โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: Time for a liedown, hope to be back up in time for the #FSNNA22 publishing session.

2022-10-13: It’s super energizing to go to conferences like #FSNNA22, #CLS2022, and #FanLIS2022. I’m โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: #FSNNA22 Live Blog: Fandom During/After Covid Olivia Johnston-Riley: Next session: Fandom During/After COVID Norbert Nyari: โ€œReaching Fans โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: Even in Gather, I’m that nerd sitting in the front row. #FSNNA22

2022-10-13: Taking kid to the dentist during the next #FSNNA22 session so I won’t be live-tweeting but โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: M after watching me confer in Gather: “Can we play a little Stardew Valley?”

2022-10-13: #FSNNA2022 Live Blog: The New Bedroom Cultures Dr. Nicola Welsh-Burke: introducing the panel "The New Bedroom Cultures" Elise Sandbach: โ€œThe โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: Kid woke up, so break from live-posting but I’m introducing him to Gather. “What game is โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: Side question for anyone at #FSNNA22 or anyone aware of fan studies at all - have folks looked at โ€ฆ

2022-10-13: Good morning! It’s the first day of #FSNNA22, the Fan Studies Network North America โ€ฆ

2022-10-09: Experimenting with limiting leisure screen time for a little bit. You’ll be able to tell how โ€ฆ

2022-10-06: I am asking for COPING advice, not TREATMENT advice: I feel crappy always, with stress and/or โ€ฆ

2022-10-06: Me, a postdoc and research lead at an R1 institution with a PhD from another institution: I’m โ€ฆ

2022-10-05: Tape worked great on the part of the giant cat rip that wasn’t a seam, but not the part that โ€ฆ

2022-10-05: ๐ŸŽ™๏ธIt’s taken me more than 2.5 yrs, but I have finished listening to Keegan-Michael Key & โ€ฆ

2022-10-04: Yesterday: Noodling on work stuff while swapping out winter clothes and putting away laundry. Today: โ€ฆ

2022-10-03: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “…the work of critical thinking and theorizing is itself an expression of political โ€ฆ

2022-10-03: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “Critical writing counts for very little when critics speak about ending โ€ฆ

2022-10-03: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “The point is not to render ideas less complexโ€”the point is to make the complex โ€ฆ

2022-10-03: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “I write with the intent to share ideas in a manner that makes them accessible to the โ€ฆ

2022-10-03: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “All academics write but not all see themselves as writers.” bell hooks, remembered โ€ฆ

2022-10-02: The giant cat popped less than 24 hours after going up with probably less than 10 hours up time. โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “No woman is writing too much. Women need to write more. We need to know what it feels โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “…we must not let the commercial success of writing by women lead us to believe โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “Even in academic circles it has become much more fashionable to do work on gender than โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: It’s spooky season, so I’m living my best life with a skeleton glow necklace.

2022-10-01: Giant cat!

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “…we all should feel utterly free to write as much as time, grace, and the โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “Since I have never tried to make a living as a writer, I have had the extreme good โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “No writer writes often or well if they despair of ever having an audience for their โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “Since my interests are broad and wide-ranging, I am not surprised that there is an โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “There is always someone who waits for words, eager to embrace them and hold them โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “Writing that keeps us away from death, from despair, does not necessarily help us to be โ€ฆ

2022-10-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“ “… the being we become in the very act of writing is only ever intimately present โ€ฆ

2022-09-30: There have been 22 weekdays this September. My kid has been in school for only 14 of them. The 8 โ€ฆ

2022-09-29: Finished reading: Up: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure by Patricia Ellis Herr ๐Ÿ“š โ€ฆ

2022-09-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read Howlโ€™s Moving Castle should be the model for every book-to-film adaptation (Polygon) by โ€ฆ

2022-09-29: Finished reading: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones ๐Ÿ“š Super fun! Highly recommend.

2022-09-29: I’m reading Howl’s Moving Castle. Bit of a spoiler & Miyazaki left it out of the โ€ฆ

2022-09-27: I’m exhausted. My mom has gone to the ER once a week for the past 5 weeks. My kid has not been โ€ฆ

2022-09-25: A hike at Eno River State Park Yesterday, W, M, my sister ME, and I went for a little hike at the Eno River State Park. I’d โ€ฆ

2022-09-23: Want to read: Ghosts of the Forbidden (Glazier’s Gap Book 1) by Leanna Renee Hieber ๐Ÿ“š

2022-09-21: I just ordered a 20 ft inflatable black cat. It will dominate the culdesac. I’m kind of hoping โ€ฆ

2022-09-21: My currently-planned NaNoWriMo novel is a YA supernatural rom-com set at musical theatre camp in the โ€ฆ

2022-09-20: You can have all of the research that funding agencies can possibly provide us but if we โ€ฆ

2022-09-19: I love today’s issue of Publish Not Perish in which Jenn McClearen draws a connection between โ€ฆ

2022-09-18: I just played D&D for the first time in 3+ years and it was so great I almost cried.

2022-09-13: ๐ŸŽฎ Things from today’s Nintendo Direct that feel like gifts they’re making for me, โ€ฆ

2022-09-13: I rarely watch actual play TTRPG shows because Life Circumstances have made a 3-hr viewing a real โ€ฆ

2022-09-13: Day 3 of a garbage migraine. Hate it. Rarely get them this bad anymore.

2022-09-12: ๐Ÿ“บ Will I need to watch The Book of Boba Fett to follow what’s happening in the next season of โ€ฆ

2022-09-11: ๐Ÿ“บ Excuse me, I am watching The Rings of Power and Disa is my new fave, thought you should know. (And โ€ฆ

2022-09-11: ๐Ÿ“บ Watched The Sandman. It’s so great. I don’t think a better adaptation would be โ€ฆ

2022-09-11: Dark academia is too emotionally bleak an aesthetic for me right now, but I enjoy the ability to โ€ฆ

2022-09-11: We took a little walk on the trail behind our house this morning. Here are some pictures of what we โ€ฆ

2022-09-09: When my brain won't read ๐Ÿ“š I hate when my brain won’t read, which it won’t today. Reading is my core way of โ€ฆ

2022-09-09: Currently reading: Fabric by Victoria Finlay ๐Ÿ“š

2022-09-08: Peace and long life, y’all. Happy Star Trek Day! ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

2022-09-07: I don’t write a lot of lengthy blog posts lately, partly because there’s a lot going on โ€ฆ

2022-09-06: I can suspend my disbelief enough to believe that entities like Dream, Death, Desire, & Despair โ€ฆ

2022-09-06: John Cameron Mitchell doing Ethel Merman singing “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” is โ€ฆ

2022-09-06: I’m very sorry for the colleague of my interviewee who was sick today and thus meant โ€ฆ

2022-09-06: Just spent a minute staring at all the app icons on my phone trying to figure out why the Star Trek โ€ฆ

2022-09-06: Kirby Howell-Baptiste is brilliant in The Sandman. I need all the Death spin-offs: High Cost of โ€ฆ

2022-09-05: Every time I call myself “Miss Kimberly” in my head, I immediately correct myself with โ€ฆ

2022-09-03: Finished reading: The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien ๐Ÿ“š Listened to the โ€ฆ

2022-09-03: Me, listening to an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation with my eyes closed: “Is that โ€ฆ

2022-09-02: There’s been some hard stuff this week, but I also went to the pool and had dinner outside on โ€ฆ

2022-09-02: ๐Ÿฟ Watched The Company of Wolves. Peak 80s gothic fantasy with a gorgeous score and the grossest โ€ฆ

2022-09-02: What’s the most fun thing you’ve done in the past 2 years?

2022-09-01: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier โ€ฆ

2022-08-31: Okay, Internet. What’s the best way to D&D remotely?

2022-08-31: I slept for 9 hours instead of 10 last night (what a luxury, I know, believe me that I give up a lot โ€ฆ

2022-08-28: The Jiminy Cricket or Frog (of Frog and Toadl in my head: “If you do X, the whole week will go โ€ฆ

2022-08-27: Did not finish: A Little Life: A Novel by Hanya Yanagihara ๐Ÿ“š Beautifully written. After 400+ pgs of โ€ฆ

2022-08-26: Picture of the view from my deck didn’t seem to actually end up attached to the post about โ€ฆ

2022-08-26: Working on the deck in summer always feels like working in a treehouse.

2022-08-25: Went to apply for passports for myself & M today and the passport person just wasn’t โ€ฆ

2022-08-24: My legs started getting medically-restless by 4 pm today. I didn’t have caffeine after 2 or โ€ฆ

2022-08-24: Is there space for robust research-practice partnerships in the time of COVID, or are people too โ€ฆ

2022-08-24: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “It was impossible to explain to the healthy the logic of the sick, and he didn’t โ€ฆ

2022-08-24: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “This was not what he thought acting would be, but what had he known about what acting โ€ฆ

2022-08-22: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “…he was an optimist. Every month, every week, he chose to open his eyes, to live โ€ฆ

2022-08-22: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “He felt in those minutes his body’s treason… that he would be betrayed by it โ€ฆ

2022-08-22: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “He experienced the singular pleasure of watching people he loved fall in love with other โ€ฆ

2022-08-22: M. styled my jewelry for our morning playdate. The earrings are stylized bats. He was going for โ€ฆ

2022-08-21: I ventured into the world of Duolingo fanfiction looking for Odile/Melissa stories because โ€ฆ

2022-08-18: I cannot adequately convey how much I appreciate that Duolingo accepts “y’all” as โ€ฆ

2022-08-18: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Big Bang Didn’t Happen. I know very little about cosmology, but this makes some โ€ฆ

2022-08-17: Coburn, C. E., & Penuel, W. R. (2016). Research-practice partnerships in education: Outcomes, โ€ฆ

2022-08-17: It was so overcast yesterday that the moonflowers stayed open all day.

2022-08-17: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Blippi asks. “A law doctor & a โ€ฆ

2022-08-17: Postdocs are contingent/precarious, yeah?

2022-08-16: Finished reading: Different Seasons: Four Novellas by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š This dude is so prolific and so โ€ฆ

2022-08-13: ๐Ÿ”– Read A CRITIQUE OF DARK ACADEMIA: THE ROMANTICIZATION OF OVERWORK. Wearing tweed and wandering โ€ฆ

2022-08-12: ๐Ÿ”– Read Wear Me This: Dark Academia could be the answer to the very problem it romanticizes. I would โ€ฆ

2022-08-10: Themes have emerged.


2022-08-08: ๐Ÿ”– Read Whatโ€™s Dark about Dark Academia I think the real power of dark academia is the way it โ€ฆ

2022-08-06: Today in Pokemon Research Reflects Real Research: an early career researcher didn’t have โ€ฆ

2022-08-05: Took the Buzzfeed Inner Aesthetic Stranger Things Character quiz & got Will Byers and โ€ฆ

2022-08-05: Currently reading: Different Seasons: Four Novellas by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š

2022-08-05: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “…a story’s as much a house or garden as song.” Jane Alison, _Meander, โ€ฆ

2022-08-05: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “The essential element in nurturing our creativity lies in nurturing ourselves.” โ€ฆ

2022-08-05: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “As blocked creatives, we focus not on our responsibilities to ourselves, but on our โ€ฆ

2022-08-05: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Do not let your self-doubt turn into self-sabotage.” Julia Cameron, The โ€ฆ

2022-08-05: I’m wearing an oversized Sailor Moon tee and black bike shorts with lace trim, so hello from โ€ฆ

2022-08-04: Day 3, #TheSealeyChallenge, Rose, Li-Young Lee ๐Ÿ“š This is a gorgeous book, full of grief and beauty. Selected quotes: Water In water my sister is no โ€ฆ

2022-08-03: I’ve got an ARC of The Nap Ministry’s book REST IS RESISTANCE ready for me to download โ€ฆ

2022-08-03: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Perhaps people who experience the world in ways that are considered atypical have an โ€ฆ

2022-08-03: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “A scientist’s explanations about other animals are dictated by the data she โ€ฆ

2022-08-03: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “[The senses] pull relevance from randomness, and weave meaning from miscellany.” Ed โ€ฆ

2022-08-02: Day 2 #TheSealeyChallenge, Leaves of Grass Book I: Inscriptions, Walt Whitman ๐Ÿ“š Selected quotes: Eidolons We seeming solid wealth, strength, beauty build, But really build โ€ฆ

2022-08-02: ๐Ÿ”– ๐Ÿ“บ Celia Rose Gooding, who does an amazing job playing Cadet Nyota Uhura on Strange New Worlds, โ€ฆ

2022-08-01: Day 1 #TheSealeyChallenge, Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love, Keith S. Wilson ๐Ÿ“š Selected quotes: 6:45 pm …God, it’s pretty. But what does any of it mean? A Unified โ€ฆ

2022-08-01: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It was super refreshing to watch a movie that was โ€ฆ

2022-08-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Animals are not just stand-ins for humans or fodder for brainstorming sessions. They have โ€ฆ

2022-08-01: I’m devoting the next few weeks to healing and rest, aside from my existing obligations. I โ€ฆ

2022-08-01: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “It is all that we know, and so we easily mistake it for all there is to know.” Ed โ€ฆ

2022-07-31: It’s August, so I’m going to do The Sealey Challenge and plan to read a book of poetry โ€ฆ

2022-07-31: Finished reading: The Brilliant Abyss: Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the โ€ฆ

2022-07-29: Real talk, I skipped the end of #CLS2022 to hang out with my kid and nap and I have no regrets.

2022-07-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read Rapport or Respect? (Helen Kara). Dr. Kara makes excellent points about how research can seem โ€ฆ

2022-07-28: I have a lot of hairs that are white at the bottom, black or brown in the middle, and white at the โ€ฆ

2022-07-28: #CLS2022: Creating Equitable and Inclusive Library Spaces in the Face of Obstacles I didnโ€™t get to liveblog/tweet this session because I was co-facilitating it, but Iโ€™m jotting down a โ€ฆ

2022-07-28: I’m taking the 10:30 - 11:30 PST hour off from #CLS2022 so that I can get some quiet time in โ€ฆ

2022-07-28: My Notes from #CLS2022: OPENING PLENARY - Staying Connected, Fueling Innovation, Affirming Core Values: Three Learning Organizations Carrying Lessons Forward from the Twin Pandemics Scot Osterweil: Getting today's plenary started - Staying Connected, Fueling Innovation, Affirming โ€ฆ

2022-07-28: I can’t liveblog/tweet any of the 12p Pacific sessions at #CLS2022 today because I’m โ€ฆ

2022-07-28: Deciding when to drop a paper: Rethinking my lit review about tabletop RPGs and identity development I’ve been sitting on a paper that was “accepted with revisions” for more than 3 โ€ฆ

2022-07-28: Over the course of #CLS2022, I’ll be adding my liveblogtweets/notes to the Connected Learning โ€ฆ

2022-07-27: My Notes from #CLS2022: Rising Scholars - Post-Pandemic Life: Recovering From Burnout and Finding Motivation Khalia Braswell: Introducing the next Rising Scholars session: Post-Pandemic Life: Recovering From โ€ฆ

2022-07-27: My Notes from #CLS2022: Rising Scholars - Exploring Pathways: Finding Your Place of Impact Wendy Roldan: introducing the panel Exploring Pathways: Finding Your Place of Impact is a UX โ€ฆ

2022-07-27: My Notes from #CLS2022: Rising Scholars - Sharing Work Beyond Academic Publishing Alexis Hope: Alexis worked on hackathons including the Make the Breast Pump Not Suck hackathon (love โ€ฆ

2022-07-27: The next panel at #CLS2022 for Rising Scholars is Sharing Work Beyond Academic Publishing.

2022-07-27: For the next few days, I’ll be liveblogging/tweeting the Connected Learning Summit (#CLS2022) โ€ฆ

2022-07-27: ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽญ I’m listening to the Broadway cast of Moulin Rouge and I’m really impressed with how โ€ฆ

2022-07-26: Want to read: The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses by Paul โ€ฆ

2022-07-26: ๐Ÿ“š In 2008, 8 years before my kid was born, I replied to a Slate article that asked, “do you โ€ฆ

2022-07-25: I was distracted around Summerween so I’m declaring July 31 Second Summerween.

2022-07-25: “When we are making our art we must bend all of the resources and possibilities to work for โ€ฆ

2022-07-24: Finished reading: Star Trek: Discovery: Succession by Kirsten Beyer ๐Ÿ“š I honestly don’t know โ€ฆ

2022-07-24: Finished reading: Star Trek: Discovery - The Light of Kahless by Mike Johnson ๐Ÿ“š

2022-07-22: I speak Dutch with a Yiddish accent, I can’t help it, it’s in my blooooood. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

2022-07-22: It’s my and Will’s 13th wedding anniversary today. The traditional gift for this โ€ฆ

2022-07-22: Dealing with SDCC envy About 7 years ago, Geek and Sundry (RIP) published a post titled HOW TO HAVE A GREAT, GEEKY WEEKEND โ€ฆ

2022-07-21: Finished reading: The Dead Zone by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š I love the way King has characters reference his โ€ฆ

2022-07-20: True facts about my dreams: when I was reading CARRIE and started having dreams related to it, it โ€ฆ

2022-07-20: Pro-tip: Stuck in or overwhelmed by your research? Write a memo.

2022-07-19: Thinking about writing a blog post about the alignment of research, especially qualitative research, โ€ฆ

2022-07-19: I was all, “My blog isn’t cross-posting to Twitter! Whyyyy?” but then I saw that I โ€ฆ

2022-07-18: The Internet is all “Check out the Whimsigoth aesthetic!” and y’all, a better name โ€ฆ

2022-07-17: Currently reading: The Dead Zone by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š

2022-07-15: ๐Ÿ”– Read โ€˜Lostโ€™ Fans Gave Me a Safe Place on the Internet. Is Such Fandom Possible Now? (Catapult) by โ€ฆ

2022-07-15: ๐Ÿ”– Read Violence Made Me Feel Like Iโ€™d Left My Body. Physical Theater Helped Me Return by Lindsey โ€ฆ

2022-07-15: Birthday selfie from yesterday in my South Square Mall - oops I meant Starcourt Mall - hat.

2022-07-15: Finished reading: Carrie by Stephen King ๐Ÿ“š I don’t recall the last time I read a book inside โ€ฆ

2022-07-14: Me: I don’t know what to do! Should I spend the next 45 minutes reading CARRIE or playing โ€ฆ

2022-07-14: Posted on my birthday in 2018: Yesterday I found out that my thyroid is out of whack again. Iโ€™m โ€ฆ

2022-07-14: It's my birthday! Here's who I want to be and how we should celebrate. I’m 41 today and it’s a big deal because every day that I live is a day I chose to be in โ€ฆ

2022-07-13: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read On Writing with Chronic Migraines (Catapult) by Yuvi Zalkow. I really appreciate โ€ฆ

2022-07-13: ๐Ÿ”– Read Black Women in Fantasy Saved Me Where Academia Failed (Catapult by Ravynn K. Stringfield. I โ€ฆ

2022-07-13: ๐Ÿ”– Read Video Games Are for Everyoneโ€”And That Should Include Disabled People (Catapult) by Allyssa โ€ฆ

2022-07-12: I keep asking myself, “When will I not be too tired for x?” and it turns out my thyroid โ€ฆ

2022-07-12: The past few years, I’ve written a blog post on my birthday about who I want to be that year. โ€ฆ

2022-07-11: Most of the time the answer to not having enough storage is to get rid of stuff, but with books, I โ€ฆ

2022-07-10: Y’all, check out this picture of Gene Roddenberry cosplaying as a Romulan commander from โ€ฆ

2022-07-09: Me, pitching future research clients: So in this scenario, see, you’re Buffy, and you know โ€ฆ

2022-07-08: I found a picture of myself on Tumblr. Dropping all other descriptors of myself in favor of โ€ฆ

2022-07-08: I’m workshopping a new professional tagline because I want to emphasize that I’m a โ€ฆ

2022-07-07: Finished Strange New Worlds Season 1. A+. Somebody give Ethan Peck’s eyebrow an Emmy. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ

2022-07-07: “There’s surviving, and then there’s living.” - Star Trek: Strange New โ€ฆ

2022-07-06: Sometimes I’ll have a run of bad dreams such that I then fear sleep for a bit.

2022-07-05: On Kimbertide Day 4, I enjoyed an ice cream sandwich. For day 5, I’m playing Metroid: Zero โ€ฆ

2022-07-05: ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธI had a dream last night that Giles a) was real b) was still in his 40s and most importantly, c) โ€ฆ

2022-07-04: Finished Stranger Things 4 and I love it so much and also will somebody just play D&D with Will โ€ฆ

2022-07-04: Editor Jordan Pavlin says historical fiction “has a unique ability to elicit deep compassion โ€ฆ

2022-07-04: ๐Ÿ”– Ben Werdmรผller has a different but related, equally valuable, set of insights on what we should be โ€ฆ

2022-07-04: It’s a rough time for our democratic republic. Heather Cox Richardson reminds us what โ€ฆ

2022-07-03: Kimbertide Day 3: Played a little of the new Capcom Fighting Collection ๐ŸŽฎ

2022-07-02: Today for Kimbertide, I made banana bread from a Simple Mills mix.

2022-07-02: Finished reading: Borderland edited by Terri Windling and Mark Alan Arnold ๐Ÿ“š The beginnings of โ€ฆ

2022-07-01: For Day 1 of Kimbertide, I celebrated with a special lunch: hardboiled eggs & sweet baby gherkin โ€ฆ

2022-07-01: It’s the first day of my birthday month! I often extend the celebration beyond the day itself โ€ฆ

2022-06-29: Finished reading: The Puzzler: One Man’s Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from โ€ฆ

2022-06-28: “…anger is counterproductive to puzzle solving. And to problem solving in โ€ฆ

2022-06-28: Santigold’s Can’t Get Enough of Myself is mental health goals. ๐ŸŽต

2022-06-28: ๐Ÿ”– A solution to writerโ€™s block: Transcribe yourself (Austin Kleon) This is a brilliant piece of โ€ฆ

2022-06-27: Today I swam one pool-length, then water-walked for about 30 minutes. I also packed up 3 boxes of โ€ฆ

2022-06-27: I’m extra psyched about July’s Atlas Obscura Finding Wonder book club pick, The โ€ฆ

2022-06-24: Anti-Racism Daily offers actions to take in the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

2022-06-23: W is reading M a Pokemon manga where a professor invited Ash & Goh to be her research fellows, โ€ฆ

2022-06-22: Currently reading: Borderland 1 by Terri Windling ๐Ÿ“š Continuing my deep dive into woodland goth.

2022-06-22: Currently reading: The Puzzler: One Man’s Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from โ€ฆ

2022-06-22: Thinking through disability on Star Trek ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ I wrote this a week ago to sort through my thoughts on disability on Star Trek. It is essentially a โ€ฆ

2022-06-21: I already spend very little time on Facebook but now their mobile web UI has little notification โ€ฆ

2022-06-20: No YOU’RE looking up contact juggling tutorials on YouTube to send to your spouse.

2022-06-17: In our work team meeting today we spent a significant chunk of time discussing the history of Star โ€ฆ

2022-06-17: A little less than 12 years ago, I attended my first American Library Association Annual Conference. โ€ฆ

2022-06-17: Literati: Hey if you don’t want to read a super cool book about the deep ocean as part of the โ€ฆ

2022-06-16: Want to read: Meet Me by the Fountain by Alexandra Lange ๐Ÿ“š

2022-06-15: ๐Ÿ”– Nathanial White writes Disturbing the Comfortable: On Writing Disability in Science Fiction. I โ€ฆ

2022-06-15: This Is How I Do It (TL;DR: Piecemeal and Flexibly) Katy Peplin has a great Twitter thread on the difference between sharing your process with โ€œThis is โ€ฆ

2022-06-15: ๐Ÿ”– The Bullet Journal blog has a great interview with Tiago Forte, author of Building a Second Brain, โ€ฆ

2022-06-15: ๐Ÿ”– Today’s #1000WordsOfSummer letter is all about letting writing be fun and silly. I needed to โ€ฆ

2022-06-14: Hello, Internet. Please recommend to me your favorite essay collections that combine TV or other pop โ€ฆ

2022-06-14: What’s that thing where your brain is like “Even leisure is too much right now”? โ€ฆ

2022-06-13: The TNG episode, “The Masterpiece Society,” is great. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ’ฌ “It was the wish of โ€ฆ

2022-06-13: Hi! Do you struggle with activities of daily living due to executive dysfunction, cognitive โ€ฆ

2022-06-12: Want to read: This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch by Tabitha Carvan ๐Ÿ“š

2022-06-12: Want to read: Everything I Need I Get from You: How Fangirls Created the Internet as We Know It by โ€ฆ

2022-06-12: ๐Ÿ”– Rebecca Schuman’s (@pankisseskafka) advice on being productive with long COVID is sound for โ€ฆ

2022-06-11: Finished reading: The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics โ€ฆ

2022-06-10: Austin Kleon urges us to embrace belwiderment.. He quotes Rumi: “Sell your cleverness and buy โ€ฆ

2022-06-09: Goodnight, everybody.

2022-06-09: Yesterday’s #1000WordsOfSummer was awesome, too. “I will de-intellectualize and โ€ฆ

2022-06-09: Want to read: This Time Tomorrow: A Novel by Emma Straub ๐Ÿ“š

2022-06-09: Today’s #1000wordsofsummer letter made me really happy. Diary writing! Noticing! And This Time โ€ฆ

2022-06-08: I am very exhausted. Not sleepy. Not fatigued. Exhausted.

2022-06-07: I’m just grumping it out right now so if you’re going to be interacting with me, know โ€ฆ

2022-06-07: Currently reading: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter ๐Ÿ“š

2022-06-07: Time for a Gothic Charm School re-read. ๐Ÿ“š

2022-06-07: On sweetweird and hopepunk ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿฟ Transcript: Hello friends. I wanted to write a blog post about sweetweird and its relationship to โ€ฆ

2022-06-06: How to Make a Star Wars Reference Hello, friends. I want to talk about something from Stranger Things 4 that is brilliantly done. And โ€ฆ

2022-06-06: Yesterday’s #1000WordsOfSummer reading: many stories in Angela Carter’s THE BLOODY โ€ฆ

2022-06-04: Google Keep is my notetaking app of choice, which makes me a bit of a rarity, but if you use it and โ€ฆ

2022-06-04: If you’re looking for a writing community, check out Jami Attenberg’s โ€ฆ

2022-06-03: Finished reading: War for the Oaks: A Novel by Emma Bull ๐Ÿ“š Rock music + fey = delightful.

2022-06-03: Today’s outfit: LGBTQ Center of Durham Rainbow Bull Shirt, popsicle shorts from Torrid.

2022-06-02: If you enjoyed the Chapel/Ortegas dynamic in this week’s SNW, there are [21 works tagged with โ€ฆ

2022-06-02: “It appears that hijinks are the most logical course of action.” Star Trek: Strange New โ€ฆ

2022-06-02: It’s hot out. I’m tired. I had a call with my doctor this morning. She’s giving me โ€ฆ

2022-06-02: Current phone screen. (Yesterday, W to me: “Look at all these old pictures of Jennifer โ€ฆ

2022-06-02: Gonna start doing outfit of the day posts as often as I feel like it. The shirt says โ€ฆ

2022-06-01: Woodland. Goth.

2022-06-01: I am all in on Woodland Goth, y’all.

2022-06-01: I feel like the captioners for Stranger Things (who are doing an awesome job describing the music) โ€ฆ

2022-05-31: “You dwell in my mind like a household spirit. All that I think is followed with, ‘I โ€ฆ

2022-05-31: I made a book! The fic is Mischief Managed by touchedglitter (who is me). This is pamphlet bound. โ€ฆ

2022-05-31: Just followed some Trek fan Micro.bloggers from yesterday’s roll call. I’m current on โ€ฆ

2022-05-30: In Star Trek: TNG, S5E11, “Hero Worship,” a kid asks Data what he thinks of a model the โ€ฆ

2022-05-29: Your girl’s over here finding old Star Trek: The Next Generation fanfiction listed on Fanlore โ€ฆ

2022-05-28: “…embodied writing is not in opposition to political writing. In fact, it is the kind โ€ฆ

2022-05-27: Reply to Meg Pillow's This Is Not the Essay I Meant to Write I have a craft essay about writing into uncertainty, contradiction, and grief in the new issue of โ€ฆ

2022-05-27: How do none of the early results in a Google Images search for Star Trek Bingo have something like โ€ฆ

2022-05-26: Mood update: the leaden feeling in my heart has been joined by a similar feeling in my stomach.

2022-05-26: “As we honor the lives that have been given, let us also be grateful to be still on the โ€ฆ

2022-05-26: The Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence has a really useful letter template for writing to โ€ฆ

2022-05-26: I don’t have the oomph to discuss this at length but my dad wrote a good journal entry for โ€ฆ

2022-05-25: I can’t neglect the world & focus on my child, because my child is in & of the world. โ€ฆ

2022-05-25: Self-soothing by typesetting my 9 year old New Girl fanfic and it actually looks like a book.

2022-05-25: The world is very dismal and I am heartbroken, but my husband is on a meeting talking to people โ€ฆ

2022-05-24: Me “well actually"ing last week’s Fansplaining in the car on the way to pick my kid โ€ฆ

2022-05-24: I have extreme MCU fatigue so I’m only going to watch the stuff clearly and closely inspired โ€ฆ

2022-05-23: Not me putting a Lizzie Bennet Diaries gif in a work presentation. Nope.

2022-05-22: I love a good slice-of-life story but the constant interruptions to Worf’s work once his son โ€ฆ

2022-05-21: Apparently crows can do metacognition.

2022-05-20: Symposium’s over, it’s 90F outside. Time for a wardrobe change! [Image description: A โ€ฆ

2022-05-20: Want to read: The Gentrification of the Internet: How to Reclaim Our Digital Freedom by Jessa Lingel โ€ฆ

2022-05-20: Responses to the chat during my #FanLIS2022 presentation The chat runs by much too quickly to scroll with it while presenting but I love the vibrance of โ€ฆ

2022-05-20: So far my favorite outcome of #FanLIS2022 is another attendee asking me if I’m sure I’m โ€ฆ

2022-05-20: Some of my tweets from #FanLIS2022 Day 1 I was able to recover my Noter Live log, yay! I’ll go back and collect the tweets from after โ€ฆ

2022-05-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read Durham GOPโ€™s โ€œBetter Board, Better Schoolsโ€ candidate slate is soundly defeated. What a โ€ฆ

2022-05-19: Week 3 of #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds and there are already 189 works on AO3. Looking forward to โ€ฆ

2022-05-19: There are a lot of great things about attending a conference from home. Still, it’s a bit sad โ€ฆ

2022-05-19: Definitely just brainstormed the paper title “Screw General Order One: Representing โ€ฆ

2022-05-19: Missed a huge chunk of the current #FanLIS2022 paper due to Zoom crash & also lost my NoterLive โ€ฆ

2022-05-19: A squirrel is trying to break into my house.

2022-05-19: Gonna be live-posting #FanLIS2022 today & tomorrow. Will transition to LiveNoter in an hour and โ€ฆ

2022-05-18: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ––๐Ÿ“บ In reply to Star Trek: Discovery Has Problems (& How They Can Be Fixed)(Trek News) by Bill Smith In reply to Star Trek: Discovery Has Problems (& How They Can Be Fixed) (Trek News) by Bill โ€ฆ

2022-05-18: I’m adding things to it slowly, but I’ve created a Connected Learning page curating my โ€ฆ

2022-05-18: ๐Ÿ”– Read How I Build My Common Place Book ๐Ÿ”– Read How I Build My Common Place Book (Greg McVerry) McVerry generously summarizes his workflow: โ€ฆ

2022-05-17: ๐Ÿ”– Read When Kids Have to Act Like Parents, It Affects Them for Life (The Atlantic) by Cindy Lamothe โ€ฆ

2022-05-17: Next time I take it into my head that words won’t come out of me in written form, I’m โ€ฆ

2022-05-16: Stole a quote from the woodland goth page of Aesthetics wiki for my bio/tagline: “…a โ€ฆ

2022-05-16: Pool’s open!

2022-05-15: ๐Ÿ”– Read Why I Blog Part 1 and Part 2 (Kyle Mathews).

2022-05-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read You’re Not Blogging, My Friend. (Tom Critchlow).

2022-05-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read Incrementally correct personal websites (Brian Lovin).

2022-05-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read envisioning my homepage as an online therapeutic space (Winnie Lim).

2022-05-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read revisiting architectural blogging (Alan Jacobs).

2022-05-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read Building a Digital Homestead, Bit by Brick (Tom Critchlow). I like this homesteading โ€ฆ

2022-05-14: Voting selfie!

2022-05-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read Why blog? (Chuck Grimmett). Well said. These are my reasons, too.

2022-05-14: I love Discovery and I’ve enjoyed Picard and Prodigy, but Strange New Worlds feels like โ€ฆ

2022-05-13: As always, The Trans Advice column is helpful. The latest: Should cis folks use gender neutral โ€ฆ

2022-05-13: ๐Ÿ”–Raising Us Wrecked Her Career But My Mom’s Thriving In Her Second Act Read: โ€ฆ

2022-05-13: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Can Motherhood Be a Mode of Rebellion? | The New Yorker Read: โ€ฆ

2022-05-13: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š “This is the Book I’m Meant to Write Right Now” Read: โ€ฆ

2022-05-13: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Angela Garbes Is Reclaiming Realistic Motherhood Read: โ€ฆ

2022-05-12: How to remove timestamps and extra lines from a Zoom transcript using Notepad++ or BBEdit In case it would help other people, here’s how I did it. I would have something that looked โ€ฆ

2022-05-12: It’s a rough time right now so I’m trying to notice small joys and one of today’s โ€ฆ

2022-05-12: I just wrote the beginning of a fiction story after being inspired by Amanda Cook’s โ€ฆ

2022-05-11: ๐Ÿ“š I joined Austin Kleon’s Read Like an Artist book club today and am also going to read his โ€ฆ

2022-05-11: ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ I listened to the first episode of A Beautiful Anarchy on my way to pick up the kid. It was about โ€ฆ

2022-05-11: ๐Ÿ”– You should read Josh Radnor's Museletter. Josh Radnor writes a beautiful newsletter. It always feels like a gift. Here are some gems from the โ€ฆ

2022-05-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Kate McKean writes in today’s Agents and Books about professional jealousy. Her advice โ€ฆ

2022-05-11: “…is that not what a Scholar does? Question the world, examine it from every angle, and โ€ฆ

2022-05-10: If I took a day off every day that I felt sick I would almost never work. Chronic illness is not my โ€ฆ

2022-05-09: It’s a work in progress, but I’m curating a woodland goth playlist. I recommend playing โ€ฆ

2022-05-09: Oh hey, I should probably share that my husband Will is a 2022-2023 Fulbright Scholar. Very proud of โ€ฆ

2022-05-08: “Other people are… challenging for me.” La’an is the new Data, pass it on. โ€ฆ

2022-05-08: Screw General Order 1? SCREW GENERAL ORDER 1?! ๐Ÿ˜ #StarTrek #StarTrekStrangeNewWorlds #StarTrekSNW โ€ฆ

2022-05-08: I hope everyone who had to mother their own mother is doing something fun today. 9-year-old Kimberly โ€ฆ

2022-05-08: Today I wish you nurturing love and bodily self-determination, extra if you have a uterus.

2022-05-08: Finished reading: Redwall: A Tale from Redwall by Brian Jacques ๐Ÿ“š Cozy fantasy, just what I need โ€ฆ

2022-05-07: Now I’m only halfway through the Strange New Worlds pilot but the Kilean makeup looks to me โ€ฆ

2022-05-07: I just took the IPIP Big Five Factor Marker test. According to the results, I’m โ€ฆ

2022-05-07: Anybody else assume based on TNG that Picard & Guinan had a friends with benefits situation? ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

2022-05-07: I have a vague sense that I am Not Okay. I don’t know if it’s a medical thing, stress โ€ฆ

2022-05-06: Who has two thumbs and is doing Reader’s Advisory for fun? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป This Kimberly.

2022-05-06: Usually Spotify Autoplay makes me grouchy but it turns out when I listen to goth music it suggests โ€ฆ

2022-05-06: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Cozy Flash: The Cat and the Conerian. Adorable. Cozy fantasy is my current genre of choice.

2022-05-05: Traumatic previously aside, the Picard finale made me very happy. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ

2022-05-04: Here is a Google Document with links to abortion funds. It was created by @helmsinki on Twitter. I โ€ฆ

2022-05-04: “Although I did extremely well scholastically, my lack of human understanding often created โ€ฆ

2022-05-03: The theatre-major-to-youth-services-librarian pipeline.

2022-05-02: I’m supposed to be sleeping but I just learned about the Woodland goth aesthetic. Dark mori โ€ฆ

2022-05-01: Currently reading: Redwall: A Tale from Redwall by Brian Jacques ๐Ÿ“š

2022-05-01: Currently reading: Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper ๐Ÿ“š

2022-05-01: Currently reading: How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation (Cultural โ€ฆ

2022-05-01: Breaking out Crystal Bar Soap’s Moonlit Harbor to support this Cancer Sun woman through some โ€ฆ

2022-05-01: Dr. Crusher’s plans for a community theater production of Pirates of Penzance in TNG episode โ€ฆ

2022-04-30: I’m going full 90s with my personal style and nothing can stop me. And I mean what I, now โ€ฆ

2022-04-30: My spring/summer silhouette: oversized t-shirt + biker shorts. It gets hot in NC, y’all.

2022-04-30: I’m having the kind of day where you wish you could take your heart out of your chest and just โ€ฆ

2022-04-30: I have no chance at Heardle but if someone made Broadweardle I might do well.

2022-04-29: Finished reading: Building A Second Brain by Tiago Forte ๐Ÿ“š Recommended. Full review coming in June.

2022-04-28: I’m having a really hard time processing this week’s episode of Picard, for personal โ€ฆ

2022-04-28: I’m correcting a Zoom Live Transcription transcript and while it’s a lot faster than โ€ฆ

2022-04-28: Today I’m wearing an oversized Sailor Moon tee and black leggings with a run in the left knee. โ€ฆ

2022-04-26: In case anyone was curious as to whether my personal style has changed in the last 25 years, I was โ€ฆ

2022-04-26: Now is as good a time as any to revisit Vicki Boykis’s essay, Fix the internet by writing good โ€ฆ

2022-04-25: Currently reading: Building A Second Brain by Tiago Forte ๐Ÿ“š

2022-04-25: is a free social network if you blog elsewhere and plug in a feed. It can also host your โ€ฆ

2022-04-25: ๐Ÿ”– is one my favorite places on the Internet, and Jean MacDonald’s article A Guide โ€ฆ

2022-04-25: Everybody on Twitter wants to know where to go now. The answer is your own website, syndicating out โ€ฆ

2022-04-23: Finished reading: Go Hex Yourself by Jessica Clare ๐Ÿ“š Review soon. On the All About Romance โ€ฆ

2022-04-23: Baby’s first fanfic. Image description: On the title page of a homemade book, “HAO TO โ€ฆ

2022-04-22: W reading a scene to M about a girl doing the school play & it’s The Wizard of Oz: The โ€ฆ

2022-04-22: You can take the librarian out of the library, but I’m wearing a cardigan over another โ€ฆ

2022-04-22: Want to read: Heroines by Kate Zambreno ๐Ÿ“š

2022-04-22: Want to read: Heroines by Kate Zambreno ๐Ÿ“š

2022-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read Review: A riveting biographer โ€” and mother โ€” works to solve โ€˜the mind-baby problemโ€™.

2022-04-21: It’s out! The latest issue of Genetrix, a very occasional newsletter curating stories of โ€ฆ

2022-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read Cranking.

2022-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done. I’ve been thinking a lot about personal โ€ฆ

2022-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read Who Is Steven Hotdog? Or, Untangling the โ€œBraided Essayโ€ |. Whatโ€™s Steven Hotdog to me, or I โ€ฆ

2022-04-21: Me, to myself: I can’t be everyone at once. Me: OR CAN I?

2022-04-21: On my first year as a doctor (of philosophy) As I mentioned earlier, I defended my dissertation a year and a week ago. It was a joyous defense, โ€ฆ

2022-04-21: Today I’m reviving my newsletter Genetrix, curating stories of creative mothers. The upcoming โ€ฆ

2022-04-21: I didn’t even notice the one year anniversary of my dissertation defense (4/14) but I realized โ€ฆ

2022-04-21: Okay whose idea was it to only have turbolifts on starships because people would be less likely to โ€ฆ

2022-04-20: Why Is My Child Still Awake? The Kimberly Hirsh Story

2022-04-20: ๐Ÿ”– Read 11 Bookish Accessories to Make Reading More Accessible. I love pieces like this. Getting a โ€ฆ

2022-04-20: So I’m delighted by the premise of Is It Cake? but it really feels like a parody reality show โ€ฆ

2022-04-20: ๐Ÿ”– Read Should you ever NOT listen to user feedback?. I’m exploring the possibility of a career โ€ฆ

2022-04-20: I know you’re not supposed to share your morning pages but in mine today I wrote โ€ฆ

2022-04-20: Want to read: Overdue by Amanda Oliver ๐Ÿ“š

2022-04-20: ๐Ÿ”–Read Being a Public Librarian Can Be Dangerous Work, Why Donโ€™t We Acknowledge That? - Electric โ€ฆ

2022-04-19: It’s really weird to have been the precocious teen on the Internet 25 years ago and be the old โ€ฆ

2022-04-19: In other news, Season 5 of TNG is stacked with memorable episodes. Darmok. Silicon Avatar. The Game. โ€ฆ

2022-04-19: Yesterday I helped my parents sort out the logistics of making the house more accessible for my mom โ€ฆ

2022-04-19: Anybody interested in becoming a Sesame Street librarian?

2022-04-18: Me, thinking about the logistics of attending my sister’s Master’s hooding: I mean, how โ€ฆ

2022-04-17: I would like to thank the fine people at Nintendo of America for making the Easter Bunny’s job โ€ฆ

2022-04-17: My kid, raised in a mostly secular witchy agnostic home but with a vague understanding of holiday โ€ฆ

2022-04-15: My closest friends are now the crow who hangs out in my yard and the moon. Also, I received a โ€ฆ

2022-04-15: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿฟ Read Judas Christ Superstar: Easter thoughts on being just (Reader) by Katie Prout. This piece โ€ฆ

2022-04-15: Spouse: So, how do I write up a plan for this research project? Me: Step 1. Get a PhD. Just kidding! โ€ฆ

2022-04-14: ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ This /Film review of #StarTrekPicard 2x07 verbalizes something that’s bothered me all โ€ฆ

2022-04-14: ๐Ÿ“บ Blippi is like if someone fed Mr. Rogers several thousand Pixy Stix.

2022-04-14: ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ I’m not trying to spoil anybody for #StarTrekPicard but I would squee if we saw Mulder โ€ฆ

2022-04-14: Me: I don’t remember how to do a remote research interview! It’s been almost two years! โ€ฆ

2022-04-14: ๐Ÿ“š Book Review: NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOT GUY and THE DATE FROM HELL by Gwenda Bond If you make a purchase through a link in this post, I may earn a commission. Do you wish Dan Brown โ€ฆ

2022-04-14: Finished reading: The Date from Hell by Gwenda Bond ๐Ÿ“š Review coming soon!

2022-04-13: ๐Ÿ”– Read Projects: The Alastair Method. Alastair Johnston has created a Kanban-like tracking system โ€ฆ

2022-04-13: Ethnographers, what are some of your favorite ways to ease a participant into an interview?

2022-04-13: First iced chai of the season.

2022-04-12: Brent Spiner is killing it on Picard. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ

2022-04-12: My mom went to the hospital Saturday due to muscle weakness. (Previous surprise visits involved โ€ฆ

2022-04-12: ๐Ÿ”– Read ecosystem theory: how to reframe the “i do this or i do that” binary (Thrive PhD) โ€ฆ

2022-04-12: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Brave Blue World: Racing to Solve Our Water Crisis. ๐ŸŒŠ This shows some awesome innovations โ€ฆ

2022-04-12: Want to read: The Wastewater Gardener: Preserving the Planet One Flush at a Time by Mark Nelson PhD โ€ฆ

2022-04-12: Want to read: Water 4.0 by David Sedlak ๐Ÿ“š

2022-04-11: Another super informal poll! If you are a scholar, regardless of your relationship ship to academia โ€ฆ

2022-04-11: Hi there! This morning the outdoor temperature is 44F. When I pick my kid up at 3 pm it will be 80F. โ€ฆ

2022-04-10: I’m curious: if you are currently or have ever been in a graduate program, are you familiar โ€ฆ

2022-04-10: ๐Ÿ”– Read Plan to rewrite NC teacher licensing could also raise pay, but it’s too early to say โ€ฆ

2022-04-10: According to this blog post, some of the core concepts of Learning Experience Design include: โ€ฆ

2022-04-09: Notes from the LX2017 magazine As you may have noticed, I’m reading up on Learning Experience Design. LXCON 2017 resulted in โ€ฆ

2022-04-09: Feeling this.

2022-04-09: ๐Ÿ”– Read Dirty hands do all the thinking in LXD ( by Patrick van der Bogt.

2022-04-09: ๐Ÿ”– Read The incredible power of paper prototyping ( by Niels Floor.

2022-04-09: ๐Ÿ”– Read Learning Experience Design vs Instructional Design ( by Niels Floor.

2022-04-09: ๐Ÿ”– Read Four Ingredients for a Memorable Learning Experience ( by Rodrigo J. Gallego Studying โ€ฆ

2022-04-08: Eventually I will get so annoyed with websites that are not responsive that I’ll start โ€ฆ

2022-04-08: Took the Be Bright Studios Brand Quiz & it says mine is a “Generous Knowledge” brand โ€ฆ

2022-04-08: Super informal survey but hey library workers, what would a professional organization that worked โ€ฆ

2022-04-08: Chatting with Casey about D&D this morning and I’m thinking about constructivist pedagogy โ€ฆ

2022-04-07: I’ve been feeling a need for increased witch vibes, so I slipped this pink agate in my pocket โ€ฆ

2022-04-06: Having big feelings because my favorite witch store’s owner moved away, even though the store โ€ฆ

2022-04-06: Sat on my foot and now it’s numb, really missing AIMs circa 2002 from Kelly O’Shea โ€ฆ

2022-04-06: Bless the people who create prefilled Easter baskets because this mom who usually loves filling her โ€ฆ

2022-04-05: Gonna write a romance where one love interest has Hashimoto’s and has to bail on a date due to โ€ฆ

2022-04-05: If high-risk people have to be individually responsible for mitigating their risk, employers should โ€ฆ

2022-04-05: I really am amazed that as an autoimmune Kimberly I used to just let people breathe all over me.

2022-04-05: My Current Productivity Stack (including scholarly tools) I am a productivity hobbyist and have a bad habit of chucking my whole system every once in a while โ€ฆ

2022-04-05: I’m Kimberly and today I just don’t feel like doing it, where it = anything.

2022-04-04: One last merch design for today: I PhDID IT!

2022-04-04: I made a new t-shirt/merch design: Stick a Fork in Me - I’m PhDone.

2022-04-04: 7 Things to Do Before You Start Your PhD Itโ€™s the time of year when people are announcing their PhD acceptances. If you are psyched to be โ€ฆ

2022-04-03: New oversized graphic tee!

2022-04-03: Me, watching #StarTrek: Picard ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป: Whoa, do they think 3D printers will be that fast in 2024?

2022-04-02: Two true things about my brother @MicahHirsh: he’s an animator and he’s autistic. For โ€ฆ

2022-04-02: Yesterday, I told Dr. Katie Rose Guest Pryal that she should take the good idea she couldn’t โ€ฆ

2022-04-02: Registration for #FanLIS2022 is open! If you’re interested in fan studies in library and โ€ฆ

2022-04-01: Hello world. Please mark the wonderfulness of my spouse who, when my kid wanted to go find the โ€ฆ

2022-04-01: Today’s the day it’s best to ignore the internet, so byeeee.

2022-03-30: I have brain fog today. I do not know why I have brain fog today. I’m going to blame hormones. โ€ฆ

2022-03-29: ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽต Spending my Tues night building an audition repertoire, as one does. The Party’s Over A โ€ฆ

2022-03-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read How to Use Evernote for Your Creative Workflow. A couple key quotes: Start acting like every โ€ฆ

2022-03-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Secret Power of โ€˜Read It Laterโ€™ Apps.

2022-03-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read One-Touch to Inbox Zero: How I Spend 17 Minutes Per Day on Email.

2022-03-27: ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽต Watched Anything Goes. Sutton Foster is my hero. Wish I could get to NYC to see her in The Music โ€ฆ

2022-03-27: I appreciate the implication from Star Trek: Picard that our timeline is the horrible timeline Q โ€ฆ

2022-03-25: Finished reading: “So What Are You Going to Do with That?" by Susan Basalla ๐Ÿ“š

2022-03-25: This pandemy has not lessened my misanthropy. Today I got very annoyed that another family was in โ€ฆ

2022-03-25: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽญ Read Having a Child Meant Imagining a New Way to Make Theater (Catapult) by Lindsey Trout Hughes. โ€ฆ

2022-03-25: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽต Read โ€œThe Queerest of the Queerโ€: Listening to Garbage in the Nineties (Catapult) by Niko โ€ฆ

2022-03-24: ๐Ÿ”– Read I Gained 70 Pounds During COVID. Here’s What Happened On My First Day Back In The โ€ฆ

2022-03-24: ๐Ÿ”–โ™ฟ Read Disability Status Shouldnโ€™t Have a Hierarchy (Catapult) by s. e. smith. Excellent column โ€ฆ

2022-03-24: ๐Ÿ“ The programme for #FanLIS 2022 is live! I’ll be sharing my dissertation research on Friday, โ€ฆ

2022-03-24: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read After the Green Ribbon (Catapult) by A. E. Osworth The Green Ribbon is a favorite of mine. I โ€ฆ

2022-03-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read My Mother Has Terminal Cancer, and I Canโ€™t Seem to Stop Buying Sweaters (Catapult) by Rachel โ€ฆ

2022-03-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read What Tarot Taught Me About the Stories We Tell (Catapult) by Mishka Hoosen CW: Racism, rape A โ€ฆ

2022-03-23: I have renewed and revitalized respect for sociologists after trying to quickly understand the โ€ฆ

2022-03-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read Teachers Are Told to Ignore Their Bodies, But Chronic Pain Made Me Listen to Mine (Catapult) โ€ฆ

2022-03-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read The World Doesnโ€™t Bend for Disabled Kids (or Disabled Parents) (Catapult) by Katie Rose Pryal โ€ฆ

2022-03-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read twisty little passages (Catapult) by Jess Zimmerman. A beautiful, heartbreaking short story โ€ฆ

2022-03-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Coronavirusโ€™s Next Move (The Atlantic) by Katherine J. Wu.

2022-03-22: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Girlboss Has Left the Building.

2022-03-22: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read The Comedies That Understand What Peak Scammer TV Does Not.

2022-03-22: Hi scholars. Can you point me to a scholarly definition of “space” that would encompass โ€ฆ

2022-03-22: ๐Ÿ”–Read The Ukraine Crisis Briefly Put Americaโ€™s Culture War in Perspective.

2022-03-22: Fostering Information Literacy Through Autonomy and Guidance in the Inquiry and Maker Learning Environments - Koh et al, 2020 Koh, K., Ge, X., Lee, L., Lewis, K. R., Simmons, S., & Nelson, L. (2020). Fostering Information โ€ฆ

2022-03-22: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Inside the fight to save video game history. Great intro to the copyright issues at play in โ€ฆ

2022-03-21: Finished reading: Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore ๐Ÿ“š Cashore’s GRACELING was the book that fixed โ€ฆ

2022-03-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read COVID Wonโ€™t End Up Like the Flu. It Will Be Like Smoking.

2022-03-21: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read โ€œThe Invisible Kingdomโ€ Shines a Light on Womenโ€™s Chronic Pain. Another great interview with โ€ฆ

2022-03-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read Have We Forgotten How to Read Critically?. Another great piece with an argument centered on โ€ฆ

2022-03-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read How Gullibility Became Our New Normal. I love when information literacy pops up in popular โ€ฆ

2022-03-21: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Back Draft: Meghan Oโ€™Rourke. O’Rourke’s making the rounds to promote her new โ€ฆ

2022-03-18: It’s good to have a statement that sums up what you do, writ large, that isn’t just a โ€ฆ

2022-03-18: ๐Ÿ”– Read How to Be A Successful Multipassionate Entrepreneur.

2022-03-18: ๐Ÿ”– Read 5 Ways to Thrive as a Multipassionate Entrepreneur “Clarity comes from engagement, not โ€ฆ

2022-03-18: ๐Ÿ”– I’m always looking for Leonie Dawson’s post about heroic self-gentleness and โ€ฆ

2022-03-18: Reading the schedule for GIFCon and my breath caught and I teared up a little at Kat โ€ฆ

2022-03-18: ๐Ÿ”– Read Academic Waste. ๐ŸŽ“

2022-03-17: Why I like St. Patrick's Day โ˜˜๏ธ I originally posted this on Facebook on March 17, 2016. I’m only 9% Irish, but I sure love โ€ฆ

2022-03-17: I added a Shop page to my website! Right now all that’s there are my Notion templates (all pay โ€ฆ

2022-03-17: I’m thinking about adding an Ask Me Anything’s page to my blog. But I also might just โ€ฆ

2022-03-16: Colored a page from Dover Coloring Book Fairy Fashion by Scott Altmann. I’m using jumbo โ€ฆ

2022-03-16: Shang-Chi is all “1996โ€ and later is all “PRESENT DAY” and it’s confusing โ€ฆ

2022-03-15: Finished reading: Shang-Chi by Gene Luen Yang Vol. 1: Brothers and Sisters by Gene Yang ๐Ÿ“š

2022-03-15: I haven’t watched it yet but I’ve decided The Adam Project is a sequel to 13 Going on 30 โ€ฆ

2022-03-15: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Turning Red. Highly recommend. Perfectly captures being 13, navigating our own growth and โ€ฆ

2022-03-15: Added “A very enterprising, mildly annoying young lady” to my bio. Thanks, #TurningRed!

2022-03-15: Wordle Walkthrough - 03/14/2022 As promised, here’s a walkthrough of my thought process for playing Wordle. This is the game โ€ฆ

2022-03-15: ๐Ÿ”– Read Storytelling and the Craft of Quiltmaking. ๐Ÿงต

2022-03-14: I like to ask from time to time and I haven’t in a while: what’s my brand?

2022-03-14: Whoever wrote that thing about how 13 yos don’t write fanfic has everybody on Twitter talking โ€ฆ

2022-03-14: Want to read: Information Hunters by Kathy Peiss ๐Ÿ“š

2022-03-14: The Klein Librarian for Science Fiction at UC Riverside sounds like a pretty cool job.

2022-03-13: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga because it was nominated for a Hugo. I had โ€ฆ

2022-03-12: Finished reading: How to Make a Living with Your Writing Third Edition by Joanna Penn ๐Ÿ“š Great advice โ€ฆ

2022-03-11: How I win at Wordle (when I win at Wordle) I don’t share my daily Wordle result, but I do play it most days. I get it in 5 or fewer tries โ€ฆ

2022-03-11: We are at DEFCON Falling Asleep to Mr. Rogers.

2022-03-10: Will the giant invasive ballooning spiders eat the mosquitos in my yard? If so, I don’t โ€ฆ

2022-03-10: In case you’re wondering where my head is at, I spilled the PCR testing solution while trying โ€ฆ

2022-03-09: I changed my goal for April’s Camp NaNoWriMo. My goal now is to publish 22,500 words on my โ€ฆ

2022-03-09: Finished reading: Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore ๐Ÿ“š So great. Cashore gets five genres in this โ€ฆ

2022-03-09: Pro-tip: brains work better when you feed them.

2022-03-07: Finished reading: The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum ๐Ÿ“š

2022-03-06: My kid’s school is going mask-optional indoors in April and now I don’t know if โ€ฆ

2022-03-06: Hello, world. Got any cool qualitative UX researcher friends you can connect me with? I’d love โ€ฆ

2022-03-06: Me: Let’s see who among my LinkedIn connections has qualitative research in their profile. โ€ฆ

2022-03-05: I ran the introductory adventure for Hero Kids for M & W. It was a lot of fun and now I’m โ€ฆ

2022-03-04: I’m at that point in a documentation/literature review where you have to just let stuff roll โ€ฆ

2022-03-04: I can’t tell if the locus of origin of my current inability to focus is in my body, in The โ€ฆ

2022-03-04: What?! Kristin Cashore just had a character in Jane, Unlimited share my one strong Doctor Who โ€ฆ

2022-03-04: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “A storm can be a cozy thing when one isn’t in it.” - Kristin Cashore in Jane, โ€ฆ

2022-03-04: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป “Exhilaration enhances the absorption of knowledge.” Picard, 2x01, โ€œThe Stargazerโ€ โ€ฆ

2022-03-04: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป “The part of me that really wants is the part that has to wait in line.” Picard, โ€ฆ

2022-03-02: I played a LOT of the Pokemon TCG in my freshman year of college, burned a lot of scholarship money โ€ฆ

2022-03-02: If you must get a flat tire, I recommend doing it on a beautiful day when you have snacks packed in โ€ฆ

2022-03-02: Me, reading Jane, Unlimited: Wait, wait, wait. Her aunt/guardian was an adjunct at this fancy โ€ฆ

2022-03-01: I let a tiny bit of crying come out at 3 am Monday morning and now all the crying I haven’t โ€ฆ

2022-03-01: Oof. Doing a second round of coding and I am R-U-S-T-Y rusty.

2022-02-28: How do you handle a day when your brain isn’t doing a great job but you also don’t โ€ฆ

2022-02-28: Hey, Kimberly. You actually are not in a good position right now to do an in-depth analysis of every โ€ฆ

2022-02-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Itโ€™s Called Acting: Learning to Fight for the Stage. ๐ŸŽญ

2022-02-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Network sitcoms are actually good again. ๐Ÿ“บ

2022-02-26: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe and I definitely cried twice โ€ฆ

2022-02-25: ๐Ÿ”– Read Is it time to live with COVID-19? Some scientists warn of โ€˜endemic delusionโ€™ โ€œI donโ€™t โ€ฆ

2022-02-25: It can feel like Social Science Communication isn’t a thing, but here are some people doing โ€ฆ

2022-02-25: ๐Ÿ”– Loved reading what Kathy Tabbutt had to say about Social Science Communication in the January 23 โ€ฆ

2022-02-25: ๐Ÿ”– Read Curing Coronavirus Isnโ€™t a Job for Social Scientists. (This article is from May 2020, which โ€ฆ

2022-02-25: ๐Ÿ”– Read Why does social science have such a hard job explaining itself?.

2022-02-25: It IS great news that’s my mom’s leukemia is in remission. It’s important to me to โ€ฆ

2022-02-25: My mom’s leukemia is in remission.

2022-02-24: Please listen to Gaslit Nation, where Sarah Kendzior & Andrea Chalupa “take a deep dive on โ€ฆ

2022-02-24: I am scared and overwhelmed. Here’s what I’m doing about it: Making sure I take my meds โ€ฆ

2022-02-23: Working through Project READY and I wrote an “I am” poem [PDF]. I don’t want to โ€ฆ

2022-02-23: That feeling when your new job pays you to work through the professional development curriculum you โ€ฆ

2022-02-23: Life stuff, health stuff, and the Wheel of Fortune (tarot card, not game show) My sense of routine and timing and goal-setting has been completely exploded over the past month or โ€ฆ

2022-02-22: Not sure what my dream casting for most of the roles in Ninth House would be, but @may_wise Mary โ€ฆ

2022-02-21: I did the seven stories exercise & put everything into a word cloud, combining related words โ€ฆ

2022-02-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read More contagious version of omicron spreads in U.S., fueling worries. This. The lifting of โ€ฆ

2022-02-20: Finished reading: Ninth House (Alex Stern Book 1) by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š So good. It puts the academia โ€ฆ

2022-02-20: No YOU just ordered a Mini Tarot de Marseille.

2022-02-20: I was going to ask what the best career path was for an insufferable know-it-all and then realized I โ€ฆ

2022-02-20: Scene: Today’s Meetup Them: I have writer’s block and was hoping to get ideas โ€ฆ

2022-02-20: ๐Ÿ”– Not their first rodeo: How Black riders are reclaiming their place in cowboy culture This is so โ€ฆ

2022-02-20: Me: I was so psyched about the topic and methods of my dissertation when I defended my proposal in โ€ฆ

2022-02-19: I’m RSVPing to IndieWeb Create Day on March 5, 2022. This might show up as a yes but โ€ฆ

2022-02-18: Me to W: I need to go be in the dark and quiet for a little while now because I’m โ€ฆ

2022-02-17: I am thisclose to posting a vibe shift reading list.

2022-02-16: I have too many chronic conditions and I don’t like it.

2022-02-16: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Millions of People Stuck in Pandemic Limbo …people are still dying, and โ€ฆ

2022-02-16: The middle-school-Kimberly-to-grown-up-Kimberly pipeline I’ve been reading the Future Ready with the Library posts at the YALSA blog and it’s got โ€ฆ

2022-02-16: I just heard my neck crack. I am really over everything. Everything except crafting and my job. And โ€ฆ

2022-02-16: Today’s vibe: driving home from my fasting bloodwork appointment listening to “Surface โ€ฆ

2022-02-16: I get annoyed at the voice in my head that, when I’m stressed, offers an oh-so-helpful list of โ€ฆ

2022-02-16: I will never not be a caregiver. I realized as I was helping my family in the face of my mom’s return to the hospital that โ€ฆ

2022-02-15: ๐Ÿ’ป Watching We Are NOT Okay: Library Worker Trauma Before and During COVID-19 and What Happens After โ€ฆ

2022-02-15: I’m intrigued by the pedagogy of uncertainty concept that Ronnie Videla-Reyes and Claudio โ€ฆ

2022-02-15: As we approach the spring of deception, it feels rude to me that the earth is moving forward with โ€ฆ

2022-02-15: Changing my profile pic to Luisa Madrigal for a while.

2022-02-14: I was feeling sad about my mom being readmitted to the hospital so I took a break from work and made โ€ฆ

2022-02-14: I’m a great lover of Valentine’s Day as a time to express special affection for friends โ€ฆ

2022-02-11: My mom was discharged from the hospital tonight and will be doing the rest of her induction therapy โ€ฆ

2022-02-11: Started Octopath Traveler again tonight and it made me very happy. Last time I played was almost 2 โ€ฆ

2022-02-11: I think the union rep at this postdoc orientation is doing this presentation outside during the โ€ฆ

2022-02-11: I am having a grumping it out day.

2022-02-10: #StarTrek:The Next Generation Season 4 Episode 20 “Qpid” aired 04/22/91. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป Q: You โ€ฆ

2022-02-10: ๐Ÿ”– Read How to Reclaim Normal Life Without Being โ€˜Doneโ€™. I appreciate the acknowledgement here that โ€ฆ

2022-02-10: Got an email about my kid’s school moving to endemic risk management instead of pandemic and I โ€ฆ

2022-02-10: Write Source 2000: The book that started my obsession with writing craft books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“ I own a lot of writing craft books. Thereโ€™s the obvious, like Stephen Kingโ€™s On Writing and Anne โ€ฆ

2022-02-10: The Teens Leading Change initiative at the LA Public Library is awesome. A great reminder that there โ€ฆ

2022-02-10: Theory to practice: Donโ€™t let the perfect be the enemy of the good As we work on the Transforming Teen Services for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion project, one thing โ€ฆ

2022-02-09: Words cannot convey how psyched I am for Chrono Cross Radical Dreamers Edition. I’ve wanted a โ€ฆ

2022-02-09: Realized today as I was listening to the John de Lancie episode of Gates McFadden Investigates that โ€ฆ

2022-02-09: Today’s 28 Days of Black History post about Jerry Lawson, who led the division that made the โ€ฆ

2022-02-09: I just did a search on Google Scholar for the exact phrases “serious leisure” and โ€ฆ

2022-02-09: Finished reading: Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin โ€ฆ

2022-02-09: Essays on essays on essays Iโ€™m still thinking about essays after reading Jackson Arnโ€™s โ€œDot Dot Dot Dot Dot Dotโ€‹ | Against the โ€ฆ

2022-02-08: ๐Ÿ”– Read My Platonic Life Partnership Went Viral On TikTok, & People Have A Lot Of Questions โ€ฆ

2022-02-08: Peak on-brand middle aged Kimberly: Cutting out doll clothes sewing patterns while watching the Ask โ€ฆ

2022-02-08: That feeling when you step away from your desk and the good ideas rush in.

2022-02-08: What even is my writing voice, anyway? That critique of the essay piece I read and linked yesterday has sent me down a rabbit hole of other โ€ฆ

2022-02-07: ๐Ÿ”– Read Dot Dot Dot Dot Dot Dotโ€‹ | Against the Contemporary American Essay by Jackson Arn. Timely, โ€ฆ

2022-02-07: How to write an essay (buyer beware, I donโ€™t have the answer) How does a person write an essay? Iโ€™ve been trying to figure out. The thing is, itโ€™s a versatile โ€ฆ

2022-02-06: I haven’t felt like writing a long blog post for the post couple of weeks. Maybe tomorrow. โ€ฆ

2022-02-06: Currently reading: Ninth House (Alex Stern Book 1) by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

2022-02-06: Currently reading: Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, โ€ฆ

2022-02-05: Finished reading: King Of Scars by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š I love it so much. Nikolai, Zoya, and Nina have โ€ฆ

2022-02-05: Finished reading: Sexism Ed: Essays on Gender and Labor in Academia by Kelly J. Baker ๐Ÿ“š Highly โ€ฆ

2022-02-04: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Holes We Live With by Katie Rose Guest Pryal. I think my hole is named in the Encanto โ€ฆ

2022-02-04: Dana has a lightsaber now. [Image description: An 18 inch doll holds an appropriately scaled โ€ฆ

2022-02-04: Want to read: The Gig Academy: Mapping Labor in the Neoliberal University (Reforming Higher โ€ฆ

2022-02-04: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š The life of the mind tends to ignore the body, but our bodies aren’t so easily avoided. - โ€ฆ

2022-02-04: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š Explaining away the plight of adjuncts as brainwashed dupes ignores the structural realities of โ€ฆ

2022-02-04: I thought the Internet should know: Nikolai Lantsov is now my book boyfriend. Sorry, Kvothe. (Links โ€ฆ

2022-02-03: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š One of [the] things about the “love professions,” which includes academia, it is โ€ฆ

2022-02-03: Finished reading: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty ๐Ÿ“š

2022-02-03: Accepting death doesn’t mean that you won’t be devastated when someone you love dies. It โ€ฆ

2022-02-03: The great achievements of humanity were born out of the deadlines imposed by death. - Caitlin โ€ฆ

2022-02-03: The doll is named Dana. She is here now and I think she’s actually 200% haunted. The mid-life โ€ฆ

2022-02-03: I’m psyched to present my dissertation research at FanLIS 2022: Fan Futures Beyond the โ€ฆ

2022-02-03: I Kimberly Hirsh am RSVPing yes to Micro Camp 2022 .

2022-02-03: ๐Ÿ”– Read Women of a Certain Age. Great piece about how the Golden Age of TV creates space for roles โ€ฆ

2022-02-02: The Kimberly urge to write Picard/Gomez fic. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

2022-02-02: My kid definitely just said “Thwip” in his sleep. ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ

2022-02-01: “People as everyday theorists of their experiences” - great insight from Bill Penuel at โ€ฆ

2022-02-01: Welcome to my mid-life crisis. [Image description: An eBay item page for an 18 inch fashion doll. โ€ฆ

2022-02-01: It’s February. Black history is important all year long but February is extra awesome because โ€ฆ

2022-02-01: Me, thinking about my mom’s experience with leukemia: The medicine will be what it will be, โ€ฆ

2022-01-31: Me, gathering up all my old dolls that I gave my kid so I can brush their hair: “I know - โ€ฆ

2022-01-31: Hello, I’m Kimberly Hirsh and I just bought and set up If the โ€ฆ

2022-01-31: We must be brave enough to look at our own academic systems, if we plan to make them just and โ€ฆ

2022-01-31: Feeling cute today. [A pale white woman with dark hair & blue eyes wears black cat eye glasses, โ€ฆ

2022-01-30: ๐Ÿ”– Read A Counterintuitive Nighttime Routine For The Type A Insomniac. I love this. I’m โ€ฆ

2022-01-30: The concept of the body as canvas becomes more powerful if the canvas is dead. - Caitlin Doughty, โ€ฆ

2022-01-30: We are all just future corpses. - Caitlin Doughty, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from โ€ฆ

2022-01-30: Encountering a corpse forced the man who would be Buddha to see life as a process of unpredictable โ€ฆ

2022-01-30: I just bought the Kindle edition of both volumes of Briana Lawrence’s mixed media magical girl โ€ฆ

2022-01-30: Burnham’s “Let’s fly” is probably the best captain catchphrase but โ€ฆ

2022-01-29: I have a vague feeling I’m at risk of becoming the first victim in the X-Files episode โ€ฆ

2022-01-28: Reading misuthewitch’s thesis for my Artist Date today. [Image Description: A tablet in a โ€ฆ

2022-01-26: I’m RSVPing yes to IndieWebCamp Personal Libraries Pop Up Session. Excited to chat about how โ€ฆ

2022-01-26: Six month check-in: Who am I at 40? It was my half birthday almost 2 weeks ago, so it seems like a good time to check in on whether โ€ฆ

2022-01-25: When is a gap not a gap? Doing research that hasn't already been done An undergrad sent me a message thanking me for my post A Start-to-Finish Literature Review Workflow โ€ฆ

2022-01-25: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Only Work Ethic I Care About is the One on Star Trek Yes! When a 20th c guy ends up on โ€ฆ

2022-01-25: More than a little psyched about Emily Vardell & Sarah Beth Nelson’s paper Teaching โ€ฆ

2022-01-25: Okay, world. I’m going to try turning it off and then turning it on again, “it” โ€ฆ

2022-01-25: In the spirit of cosmic effery that embracing radical uncertainty requires, I turned my ankle this โ€ฆ

2022-01-24: Sent my mom the Six of Crows duology for her Kindle. Pretty pleased with myself. ๐Ÿ“š

2022-01-24: Tag yourself. I’m Arcade Fire Dad (sub in improv troupe for band). โ€ฆ

2022-01-24: I love my job and some yammering about writing How are you doing, Internet? Iโ€™m obviously Not Okay, with my mom having leukemia and all, but Iโ€™m โ€ฆ

2022-01-24: I’m back to cross-posting from my site automatically to Twitter. Everywhere else I’m โ€ฆ

2022-01-23: The Empath’s Dilemma: You won’t cry for yourself, but you cry really hard when you start โ€ฆ

2022-01-23: ๐Ÿ”–Read What is โ€œDark Academia,โ€ and why is it trending on social media in 2022?

2022-01-23: My bedhead is feeling extra goth and channeling Tim Burton a little bit this morning.

2022-01-23: ๐Ÿ”– Read Julia Cameron Says You Can Get Creative Indoors.

2022-01-22: My mom was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia this week and started chemo yesterday. If you โ€ฆ

2022-01-21: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Encanto. Lovely.

2022-01-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Homebound Symphony by @ayjay Iโ€™m trying to be the Homebound Symphony. Just one person โ€ฆ

2022-01-21: Key lines from “Surface Pressure": Give it to your sister, your sister’s older โ€ฆ

2022-01-20: I haven’t seen ENCANTO but I gather Luisa is the middle sister and yet her song is the anthem โ€ฆ

2022-01-20: Peak IndieWeb Eldest Daughter Kimberly: considering for a few minutes trying to do a self-hosted โ€ฆ

2022-01-20: W’s aunt gave M an amaryllis and it’s blooming. Big Alice in Wonderland vibes. [Image โ€ฆ

2022-01-20: ๐Ÿ”– I highly recommend Everything Is Awful and Iโ€™m Not Okay: questions to ask before giving up as a โ€ฆ

2022-01-19: I am immensely pleased to be getting so much new Star Trek in the next few months. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

2022-01-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read Tamsyn Muir Understood the Assignment: The Locked Tomb Seriesโ€™ Expansive Exploration of Death โ€ฆ

2022-01-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read As We May Think by Vannevar Bush This 1945 essay by Vannebar Bush is one of the first texts โ€ฆ

2022-01-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read Why PhDs Need to Study Creative Writing. Awesome piece with an excellent argument. I’ve โ€ฆ

2022-01-19: ๐Ÿ”– Read We Are All Hostages to Anti-Semitism by Yair Rosenberg Excellent piece about how โ€ฆ

2022-01-18: ๐Ÿ”– Read Hypertext Gardens. Efficient traversal provides the information readers think they want, but โ€ฆ

2022-01-18: I’m experimenting with building a digital garden via a personal wiki so of course my first โ€ฆ

2022-01-18: Life just ran more smoothly when she got her way. Leigh Bardugo, KING OF SCARS ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š

2022-01-18: On indefinite hiatus from most social media Iโ€™m taking an indefinite hiatus from checking or cross-posting to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and โ€ฆ

2022-01-18: Just a little pro tip, muting words on Twitter will not prevent them from appearing in the โ€ฆ

2022-01-17: New bio/tagline: “mothering, researching, reading, writing, playing, making, always โ€ฆ

2022-01-17: Testing my commitment to embracing radical uncertainty This week is really asking me to live my commitment to embracing radical uncertainty. I’ve had โ€ฆ

2022-01-17: Finished reading: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š I โ€ฆ

2022-01-17: What gave her strength then? We cannot know for sure. That contrary thing inside her? The hard โ€ฆ

2022-01-17: Okay, I’ll do the 10 year challenge.

2022-01-16: Easy magic is pretty. Great magic asks that you trouble the waters. It requires a disruption, โ€ฆ

2022-01-16: Yesterday I interrupted my kid’s marathon viewing of BLIPPI and transformed it into a marathon โ€ฆ

2022-01-15: My reading life ๐Ÿ“š Since the community is starting a reading group in the near future, I thought it would be โ€ฆ

2022-01-14: Currently reading: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š I โ€ฆ

2022-01-14: My workplace harassment training is promoting person-first language, but ends with โ€ฆ

2022-01-14: Wisdom from my blog archives: What if everything I am - everything Iโ€™ve tried to improve in this โ€ฆ

2022-01-13: No YOU’RE thinking about writing a fanfic that’s just an IRB application for a โ€ฆ

2022-01-13: Now that I’m gainfully employed, mosts of my discretionary spending is going to creators in โ€ฆ

2022-01-13: How Iโ€™m Getting Through a Brain Fog Day In October, I learned that for the first time since my diagnosis in 2011, I had actually gotten my โ€ฆ

2022-01-13: Future Directions for Connected Learning in Libraries This is the fourth post in a series contextualizing my position as a researcher of connected โ€ฆ

2022-01-13: Me: If I were going to write fiction, what genre should I write? Brain: YA high fantasy. Me: does โ€ฆ

2022-01-12: W: Do you know the first documented time “Google” was used as a verb? Me: Yes, it was on โ€ฆ

2022-01-12: I started reading A Court of Thorns and Roses because it’s, um, overdue & 9 people have it โ€ฆ

2022-01-10: ๐Ÿ”–Read What happens when we die. Beautiful notes from Maria Popova on the novel Mr g.

2022-01-10: Putting together references and resources for making myself a Tidemaker kefta, no big deal.

2022-01-07: Connected Learning in Libraries: Changes and Challenges This is the third post in a series contextualizing my position as a researcher of connected โ€ฆ

2022-01-07: Want to read: The Comedy of Survival: Literary Ecology and a Play Ethic by Joseph W. Meeker ๐Ÿ“š

2022-01-07: ๐Ÿ”– Read The comedy of survival.

2022-01-07: ๐Ÿ”– Read “I Feel Very Uncomfortable When People Call Me A Writer”. Great conversation โ€ฆ

2022-01-06: This is a note to myself to write about how connected learning has existential value, not just โ€ฆ

2022-01-06: Want to read: Dead Collections: A Novel by Isaac Fellman ๐Ÿ“š

2022-01-06: ๐ŸŽต Had to skip “Moonlight Sonata” on the Spotify Dark Academia Classical playlist because โ€ฆ

2022-01-05: ๐Ÿ”– Read Lost Time in COVID. Overall, we have, of necessity, learned to value the quality of our time โ€ฆ

2022-01-05: I just got finished with my onboarding meeting for the Connected Learning Lab and I can’t โ€ฆ

2022-01-05: Google Scholar: Hi Dr. Kimberly, would you like some journal articles about families playing Pokemon โ€ฆ

2022-01-05: How Connected Learning Happens in Libraries This is the second post in a series contextualizing my position as a researcher of connected โ€ฆ

2022-01-05: Pretty psyched that this is my new institution.

2022-01-05: My time is vampire time: The critical disability studies concept of "crip time" ๐Ÿ“šโ™ฟ I’ve seen and heard a lot of people in the community discuss the book Four Thousand โ€ฆ

2022-01-04: ๐Ÿ”– Read Everyone should blog.

2022-01-04: ๐Ÿ”– Read Celebrate by Writing.

2022-01-04: Somebody wrote a post on with the title “Everybody should blog” in the past โ€ฆ

2022-01-04: What is Connected Learning? I start working remotely for the Connected Learning Lab tomorrow and while a lot of people are โ€ฆ

2022-01-04: Fighting with the VPN so I can have off-campus library access. Academia, how I’ve missed you. โ€ฆ

2022-01-04: ๐ŸŽต I’m listening to the full album of Lady Gaga’s BORN THIS WAY for the first time, and โ€ฆ

2022-01-03: 1/3/22 plan: Wake up at normal time, hang out with kid, eat wholesome food, clean bedroom, prep for โ€ฆ

2022-01-03: New bio! “Big sister, little mother, perpetual learner. I love books AND computers.”

2022-01-03: New rule: Especially on days when my kid is home from school, it’s okay if my routines โ€ฆ

2022-01-03: 10 Video Games to Know Me ๐ŸŽฎ Final Fantasy Final Fantasy VII Street Fighter Alpha 3 Rhapsody: A โ€ฆ

2022-01-03: 10 TV Shows to Know Me ๐Ÿ“บ The Muppet Show Punky Brewster Star Trek: The Next Generation The Kids In โ€ฆ

2022-01-02: ๐Ÿ”– Read True gender-neutral clothing must go beyond fancy sweatpants. I love the idea of a shop where โ€ฆ

2022-01-02: Welp, my corkboard is now mostly a collage of tarot and oracle cards. The mermaids are very โ€ฆ

2022-01-02: Quick Thoughts on TRULY DEVIOUS ๐Ÿ“š I don’t want to write a full review of <a โ€ฆ

2022-01-02: Finished reading: Truly Devious: A Mystery by Maureen Johnson ๐Ÿ“š

2022-01-01: New (Year) hair before and after brushing. (Better-lit photos coming soon.)

2022-01-01: ๐Ÿ’ฌ “We are being asked to no longer abandon ourselves, to embrace and make space for all parts โ€ฆ

2022-01-01: Happy New Year from the hair I just cut off in a literal and symbolic act of lightening my load. โ€ฆ

2022-01-01: ๐Ÿ”– Read 6 ways to deal with anxiety and uncertainty this winter. One way to embrace radical โ€ฆ

2021-12-31: Closing out the year with a couple of runs in Hades ๐ŸŽฎ followed by some Star Trek: The Next โ€ฆ

2021-12-31: ๐Ÿ”– Read What the Aztecs can teach us about happiness and the good life. This is an excellent way to โ€ฆ

2021-12-31: My only resolution for 2022: Embrace [radical uncertainty] โ€ฆ

2021-12-31: The Extreme Unknown: 2021 Year-in-Review & Thoughts for 2022 Here are a couple of earlier year-in-review posts: 2020 2019 2018 This one’s going to be a โ€ฆ

2021-12-30: ๐Ÿ”– Read There Is No โ€œBest ofโ€ List From Me This Year. ๐Ÿ“š Beautiful writing from Kelly Jensen: how โ€ฆ

2021-12-30: I just finished the midseason finale of #StarTrekDiscovery and I thought it was beautifully done. โ€ฆ

2021-12-29: Me, watching STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION and seeing a newborn in a glass bassinet in sickbay with โ€ฆ

2021-12-28: I just watched the SHORT TREKS episode “Q & A” and it has me really excited for โ€ฆ

2021-12-27: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read All Your Followers Will Not Buy Your Book - by Kate McKean โ€ฆ

2021-12-27: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Yes, Social Media Can Sell Books. But Not If Publishers Sit on Their Hands | Jane Friedman โ€ฆ

2021-12-27: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Millions of Followers? For Book Sales, โ€˜Itโ€™s Unreliable.โ€™ - The New York Times โ€ฆ

2021-12-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read How your brain copes with grief, and why it takes time to heal. This time last year, my โ€ฆ

2021-12-25: ๐Ÿ”– Read if weโ€™re all about to get Omicron, here are 5 tips from a long-hauler (via @agilelisa on โ€ฆ

2021-12-25: I don’t know how your December 25 is going, but my spouse gave me a Roy Kent Christmas card so โ€ฆ

2021-12-25: I’m that annoying friend who loves Christmas way too much but, like, the exhausted goth โ€ฆ

2021-12-24: It’s unseasonably warm here in central NC and will be even warmer tomorrow. Many people have โ€ฆ

2021-12-24: ๐Ÿ’ฌ “North Americans practice embalming, but we do not believe in embalming.” Smoke Gets โ€ฆ

2021-12-24: Bodies donated to Western Carolina University’s forensic anthropology program end up in the โ€ฆ

2021-12-23: Until now, you’ve had to have a account to reply to my blog posts or sometimes, โ€ฆ

2021-12-22: My Reading Year 2021 ๐Ÿ“š I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. This was a slow reading โ€ฆ

2021-12-20: I had assumed that since I, a 40-year-old mother of a young child, have been very into Dark Academia โ€ฆ

2021-12-20: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Scholarship of Sexy Privilege: Why Do I Love Dark Academia Books? …there will โ€ฆ

2021-12-19: Listen Vanessa Hudgens is winning regardless of the quality of the script or her accent.

2021-12-19: Watched A California Christmas & A California Christmas: City Lights. They’re… โ€ฆ

2021-12-19: I had a dream where there was a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer motion comic where the writers had made โ€ฆ

2021-12-19: A core question that must eventually be answered about every space, physical or digital, is โ€ฆ

2021-12-17: Excuse me, there is a Netflix Rom-Com starring Damon Wayans Jr and Rachel Leigh Cook? Be still my โ€ฆ

2021-12-17: I have something else to say about Single All the Way. Not only is it lovely to see Michael Urie be โ€ฆ

2021-12-17: As a person who made some of my dearest friends online before video chat was a thing, I’m โ€ฆ

2021-12-17: Io, Saturnalia!

2021-12-16: It dinnae matter to this wee American lassie that Cary Elwes has a naff Scottish accent.

2021-12-16: Some how I did not realize Cary Elwes would have a Scottish accent in A Castle for Christmas and I. โ€ฆ

2021-12-16: I just watched Single All the Way while making part of W’s Christmas present. It is the โ€ฆ

2021-12-15: Today, I completed my hiring paperwork for UC Irvine & tried to figure out public service loan โ€ฆ

2021-12-15: Book Riot published a reading pathway for the work of bell hooks a while back, if you are โ€ฆ

2021-12-15: Upon the death of bell hooks ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Transcript: Hello internet friends. I’m experimenting today with doing a micro cast. I have โ€ฆ

2021-12-15: “I am Google make testing Lens g fusing to blog post. a” That’s regular print. It โ€ฆ

2021-12-15: Cursive paper blog post Google Lens attempt: “I am using. a blog mas Leng post.” Less โ€ฆ

2021-12-15: I AM TESTING USING GOOGLE LENS TO MAKE A BLOG POST. It works with my block print. I’m going to โ€ฆ

2021-12-15: O no I am up too late pondering cool possibilities for the web.

2021-12-14: Peak Kimberly struggle: There’s 54 minutes of childcare left. Do I spend it tweaking my โ€ฆ

2021-12-14: In case you’re on and missed it, @JohnPhilpin is asking people interested in โ€ฆ

2021-12-14: Target app: Okay so listen we know you’ve bought your kid like 5 sets of pajamas this quarter โ€ฆ

2021-12-14: Want to read: Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage by Heather Havrilesky ๐Ÿ“š

2021-12-14: ๐ŸŽจ M & I are doing Craftsy’s Jump Into Drawing class together. The first activity was โ€ฆ

2021-12-14: ๐Ÿ”– Read and highly recommend Neurodiversity in Academia: The Autistic advantage in qualitative โ€ฆ

2021-12-13: Hoping to make it to this week’s Homebrew Website Club if I can do it without waking my kid.

2021-12-13: ๐Ÿ”– Read The New Outliers: How Creative Nonfiction Became a Legitimate, Serious Genre.

2021-12-11: ๐Ÿ”– Read Queer and Jewish Identity Are the Heart of โ€œWhere the Wild Things Areโ€. ๐Ÿ“š I love this. I want โ€ฆ

2021-12-11: ๐Ÿ”– Read On the Fleeting Wonder of Youth and the Surreal Permanence of Motherhood .

2021-12-11: ๐Ÿ”– Read Will Self: How Should We Read? In Praise of Literary Promiscuity in the Digital Age.

2021-12-11: ๐Ÿ”– Read Two Musicals on the Perils of Aging. ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽญ

2021-12-11: The one finished task to two new tasks pipeline.

2021-12-11: I’m taking a break from most feeds and timelines, disconnecting auto-posting from my blog to โ€ฆ

2021-12-10: I am a grown human (a woman, specifically) and so I am having cookies as part of my breakfast today. โ€ฆ

2021-12-10: I thought you should know that this Jean-Luc Picard cover of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want โ€ฆ

2021-12-09: What WOULD Christmas be without historically low mountain snow causing staggering drought?

2021-12-09: How much do we know about the instructors at Starfleet Academy and their pedagogy? ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ

2021-12-09: I’m excited to share that I’ve accepted an offer to start in January as a (remote) โ€ฆ

2021-12-07: I spent about an hour tonight playing the 1980 Commodore 64 port of Super Star Trek and I have no โ€ฆ

2021-12-07: Want to read: The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling ๐Ÿ“š

2021-12-06: Me: *finds one footnote in article I’m revising, figures out what needs to change about the โ€ฆ

2021-12-06: Want to read: The Art of Showing Up: How to Be There for Yourself and Your People by Rachel Miller ๐Ÿ“š

2021-12-05: All. In. On. Trek. [Image Description: A white woman with dark hair and blue eyes wears a black โ€ฆ

2021-12-05: ๐Ÿ”– Read So Youโ€™ve Just Found Out Youโ€™re Jewish. Whatโ€™s Next? By DNA, I’m almost half Jewish. โ€ฆ

2021-12-05: These are the sufganiyot I didn’t char. (The ones I did char are still pretty delicious.) โ€ฆ

2021-12-05: ๐Ÿ”– Read The 100 Most Jewish Foods.

2021-12-05: Made latkes from a mix this year.

2021-12-03: My first Artist Date! I don’t think I’m going to write up my annotations for the first chapter/week of The โ€ฆ

2021-12-03: ๐Ÿ”– Read A Texas School District Banned My Book. Then Things Got Really Ugly.

2021-12-02: The luxury of time and space to grieve (CW: Suicide) CW: Suicide Sherrie was my friend. Sherrie and I never met in person. We talked on the phone once โ€ฆ

2021-12-02: About to metaphorically bleed my heart onto my keyboard, nbd, I’ll see you soon.

2021-12-02: I keep messing around on my phone instead of actually doing anything bc on top of the world being โ€ฆ

2021-12-02: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read How Indiana Jones, Rambo, and others ended up in 1980s Czechoslovak text-adventures | Ars โ€ฆ

2021-12-02: This week’s issue of 50 Years of Text Games is about the game The Freshman and its parent app, โ€ฆ

2021-12-02: Grieving something weird and frivolous today. Last night UNC deactivated my user id, because โ€ฆ

2021-12-01: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - Recovering a Sense of Safety ๐Ÿ“š

2021-12-01: Moleskine’s green velvet notebook makes my little 90s heart sing. $70 is way too much since I โ€ฆ

2021-12-01: As has happened for the past 5 years, my kid’s taste and needs have heavily influenced my โ€ฆ

2021-12-01: Morning pages palindrome!

2021-12-01: Starting December right with eggnog flavored coffee in a seasonal mug and yogurt seasoned with โ€ฆ

2021-12-01: Today I send solidarity and support to my colleagues in the UK participating in the UCU strike.

2021-11-30: I’m back on Pokemon Go and looking for friends, so here’s my friend code: 7480 5774 3887

2021-11-30: Finished reading: The Artist’s Way - The Basic Tools by Julia Cameron. ๐Ÿ“š In this chapter, โ€ฆ

2021-11-29: Want to read: The Tarot of Leonora Carrington by Gabriel Weisz Carrington ๐Ÿ“š

2021-11-29: Also in his first appearance, Tommy the Green Ranger wears this amazing green & white plaid with โ€ฆ

2021-11-29: Every time we’re watching Power Rangers and Kimberly says “I’m Kimberly” I โ€ฆ

2021-11-29: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - The Basic Tools by Julia Cameron ๐Ÿ“š

2021-11-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read Marked In Remembrance: How Tattoos Help Us Grieve.

2021-11-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Death Positive Movement.

2021-11-29: โ–ถ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป Watched What is the Death Positive movement?

2021-11-28: ๐Ÿ”–Read Death Is Having a Moment.

2021-11-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Death Positive Movement Encourages Us to Face Death Directly.

2021-11-28: โ–ถ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป Watched What remains.

2021-11-28: Finished reading: The Artist’s Way - Spirtual Electricity: The Basic Principles by Julia โ€ฆ

2021-11-28: โ–ถ๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป Watched A burial practice that nourishes the planet.

2021-11-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Feminist Death Work: A History.

2021-11-28: ๐Ÿ”– Read Funerals are expensive, broken and exploitative. They have to change I love what Sarah Chavez โ€ฆ

2021-11-27: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - Spiritual Electricity: The Basic Principles by Julia โ€ฆ

2021-11-27: Big Kimberly Energy, according to W., is writing a full parody libretto for a musical.

2021-11-27: Anybody else get a little Billy-Crystal-as-Miracle-Max vibe from Brent Spiner’s performance as โ€ฆ

2021-11-27: ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“บ Depression doesn't need a reason. (Star Trek Discovery 4x02 spoilers) This post contains minor spoilers for Star Trek Discovery Season 4 Episode 2, “Anomaly." โ€ฆ

2021-11-27: Information is my love language.

2021-11-26: I want to mark Stephen Sondheim’s passing with a story about his influence in my life but โ€ฆ

2021-11-26: Bless Linda Holmes and her holiday movie guides.

2021-11-24: Some international fans will be getting new episodes of Star Trek: Discovery starting Friday, Yay!

2021-11-24: Hello world. Imagine I’m interested in fountain pens but am a complete beginner. Where would โ€ฆ

2021-11-23: Reading STEAL LIKE AN ARTIST again and when Austin Kleon described Patti Smith pretending to be an โ€ฆ

2021-11-23: Finished: The Artist’s Way - Introduction by Julia Cameron. ๐Ÿ“š Cameron’s introduction is โ€ฆ

2021-11-23: Currently reading: The Artist’s Way - Introduction by Julia Cameron ๐Ÿ“š

2021-11-22: ๐Ÿ”– Read Catapult | Minor Arcana | Marissa Levien catapult.coRead: โ€ฆ

2021-11-22: ๐Ÿ”–Will Real Estate Ever Be Normal Again? - The New York Times nytimes.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-11-22: ๐Ÿ”–Every King Arthur Retelling Is Fanfic About Who Gets to Be Legendary tor.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-11-22: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “Never send a scholar who studies dystopias to a conference with futuristic themes.” โ€ฆ

2021-11-22: Join me for a super low-key Artistโ€™s Way Creative Cluster. I mentioned in September that I was going through the Artistโ€™s Way. I got about three weeks in when โ€ฆ

2021-11-22: ๐Ÿ”–Read “How the Real Estate Boom Left Black Neighborhoods Behind”. This is a long & โ€ฆ

2021-11-20: ๐Ÿ“š Started reading OUTLANDER and if my spouse finds my interest in my scholarship as tiresome as โ€ฆ

2021-11-19: Beautiful Eclipse medicine spread from Lindsay Mack with The Moonchild Tarot. Time to trust my mind, โ€ฆ

2021-11-19: I watched Star Trek Discovery 4x01 “Kobayashi Maru” last night and I have a lot of โ€ฆ

2021-11-18: Okay I watched the Season 4 premiere of Star Trek: Discovery and now I need ALL the Detmer & Owo โ€ฆ

2021-11-18: How to Transform from Mom Kimberly to Professional Kimberly: Replace t-shirt with dress. Add โ€ฆ

2021-11-17: From now on whenever you meet a couple, you are required to ask: Which of you is the Stamets & โ€ฆ

2021-11-17: ๐Ÿ”– Read Who Writes the Books in Video Games? . This is relevant to my interests. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽฎ

2021-11-17: I just finished the Season 3 finale of #StarTrekDiscovery and wow. What a beautiful close to a โ€ฆ

2021-11-17: โ€œPeak Performance,โ€ Impostor Syndrome, and PhD Life, brought to you by Star Trek: The Next Generation ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป Iโ€™ve been in the middle of a Star Trek: The Next Generation rewatch for months, maybe even more than โ€ฆ

2021-11-17: I just learned about this Disney-approved line of romance novel reimaginings of the princess stories โ€ฆ

2021-11-16: Welcome to my workspace! These are pictures of my desk, corkboard, and shelves. Mermaid painting by โ€ฆ

2021-11-16: Hi there. I’m drafting a Star Trek/Ted Lasso crossover in my head. It’s called โ€ฆ

2021-11-15: Y’all, I love my kid and helping him manage his emotions is hard work.

2021-11-14: Here is a non-exhaustive list of things that make me cry: “Some Things Are Meant to โ€ฆ

2021-11-14: I Don’t Have Time to Watch the Next Whole Episode of Star Trek Before Resuming My Caregiving โ€ฆ

2021-11-13: It took ibuprofen, me singing a lot of songs, and Rock-A-Bye Baby’s Lullaby Renditions of โ€ฆ

2021-11-12: The song “Forever and Ever” from POOH’S GRAND ADVENTURE: THE SEARCH FOR โ€ฆ

2021-11-12: My kid is getting his first COVID shot tomorrow and I definitely used that as an excuse to buy him a โ€ฆ

2021-11-12: I have been boosted and will now avoid productivity until Monday. Byeeee.

2021-11-11: Finished reading: Not Your Average Hot Guy by Gwenda Bond ๐Ÿ“š

2021-11-10: Darren Rowse in his Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog Course: Are you a high energy person or a low โ€ฆ

2021-11-09: Great news, bad attitude Hi web friends. I’m having a weird day, with some great news but also me not feeling like โ€ฆ

2021-11-09: It feels really good to talk about my work and be able to remind myself that I’ve done a lot โ€ฆ

2021-11-08: I’m more than 16 minutes into S3E1 of Star Trek Discovery and I haven’t seen Saru, โ€ฆ

2021-11-08: My kid has discovered Power Rangers and I have a feeling there’s a lot of deja vu in my future โ€ฆ

2021-11-08: Good morning. I had fasting bloodwork at 9:30am today, so I’m just eating for the first time โ€ฆ

2021-11-08: ๐Ÿ”–Quotes from Lorraine Boissoneault's "Drafting a Personal Essay Is Like Stumbling Through a Dance" I really needed to read “Drafting a Personal Essay Is Like Stumbling Through a Dance” โ€ฆ

2021-11-07: ๐Ÿ”–"Nobody cares if you're a writer except you." Kate Baer on being a writer who mothers. ๐Ÿ“ I highly recommend Sara Fredman’s Write Like A Mother newsletter, in which Sara interviews โ€ฆ

2021-11-07: Want to read: Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder ๐Ÿ“š

2021-11-07: Like the Bloggess, I too look like I have it together when I’m depressed but really think โ€ฆ

2021-11-05: ๐Ÿ“š I’m on page 78 of Gwenda Bond’s NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOT GUY and y’all, I’m so โ€ฆ

2021-11-04: M, as we sort Magnatiles: Wow, you’re really good at sorting! Me: Yeah, thanks, I have two โ€ฆ

2021-11-01: I can’t move to California but being a science fiction librarian sounds like a pretty sweet โ€ฆ

2021-11-01: It’s the month with all the writing events! Hi! I’ll probably be focused on #AcWriMo - โ€ฆ

2021-10-31: Finished reading: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston ๐Ÿ“š

2021-10-31: ๐ŸŽฏ: Hey don’t you want to buy your kid some cute PJs? They’re on saaaaale… Me: Bro โ€ฆ

2021-10-30: ๐Ÿ”– Read ‘They start calling you Hitler’: Why Disneyland has some of the most toxic fans โ€ฆ

2021-10-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read From Princes to Pigeons: A Beginnerโ€™s Guide to Otome Games ๐ŸŽฎ

2021-10-29: I’m starting to actually enjoy revising my own writing. This is a huge development and โ€ฆ

2021-10-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read โ€œThe Girl With The Green Ribbonโ€: A Tale of Many Lives. ๐Ÿ“š

2021-10-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read Dear Congress: Paid leave is not a perk. Itโ€™s a requirement..

2021-10-29: It seems to me that institutions don’t/can’t care. People do & can. Am I missing out โ€ฆ

2021-10-29: Current priorities: Take care of my health. Take care of my kid. Take care of my home. Figure out โ€ฆ

2021-10-29: In past crises, our leaders have been quick to bail out the banks. They made sure the airlines got โ€ฆ

2021-10-28: I’m about to log off for the night but I want to talk about #StarTrekProdigy so tell me about โ€ฆ

2021-10-28: Want to read: They Drown Our Daughters by Katrina Monroe ๐Ÿ“š

2021-10-28: I have a cool idea. What if, in addition to having a mental health summit, the university committed โ€ฆ

2021-10-27: M and I decorated some sugar cookies this evening.

2021-10-27: If you’re a person who would be interested in a virtual co-working space for parents, could โ€ฆ

2021-10-27: Thanks to Jennifer Polk’s co-working session, I made big progress on a paper revision today. ๐Ÿ“

2021-10-27: ๐Ÿ”– Lee Skallerup Bessette’s You Can Ask for Mental-Health Help, but Can You Find Any? is โ€ฆ

2021-10-26: M: Can we keep playing Breath of the Wild [pretend, not the video game]? Me: Wait, we’re โ€ฆ

2021-10-26: Hello I am 40 will a local community theater please cast me as Mama Rose now kthx

2021-10-26: This is a reminder that Brent Spiner’s book Fan Fiction, which I reviewed back in September, โ€ฆ

2021-10-25: I’ve got to remember to search parenting groups, not scroll. I just about had an anxiety โ€ฆ

2021-10-25: Also making a note to myself to write a full blog post about going to see my first community theater โ€ฆ

2021-10-25: Making a note to myself here to write a full blog post about Star Trek: The Next Generation 3x21, โ€ฆ

2021-10-23: #FSNNA21 livetweet log: Dr. Lesley Willard: Introducing topic. How do scholars in fan & media studies articulate their โ€ฆ

2021-10-23: Next #FSNNA21 live-tweet: “Fans, Players and/or Users? Bridging Fan and Media Studies” โ€ฆ

2021-10-23: #FSNNA21 livetweet log: Adriana Amaral: First, the state of fan studies in Brazil: research focused on digital settings but โ€ฆ

2021-10-23: I’ll be live-tweeting the #FSNNA21 panel “Digital Methods and Digital Fan โ€ฆ

2021-10-23: I set foot in a bookstore for the first time since the start of the pandemic today. I stood there, โ€ฆ

2021-10-23: Introducing my five-year-old to Sweeney Todd (original cast), as you do. ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽต

2021-10-22: I’m watching the season 1 finale of Star Trek Discovery and having L’Rell do the โ€ฆ

2021-10-22: Extemely chuffed to announce that my first blog post written for @QuirkosSoftware, “A priori โ€ฆ

2021-10-21: I don’t like how clear it is that we are living in the mirror universe and the primary Star โ€ฆ

2021-10-21: I may have been excessively affectively engaged in the conversation about Buffy fic writers' โ€ฆ

2021-10-21: Help I Read a Lower Decks Fanfic and Now I Resent All Other Activities: The Kimberly Hirsh Story ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

2021-10-21: Taking a break from livetweeting to just listen to the Participatory Culture Wars session at โ€ฆ

2021-10-21: #FSNNA21 livetweet log: This doesn’t include the discussion/Q&A because things started to go so fast I โ€ฆ

2021-10-21: Planning to use Noter Live to livetweet “The Money Question” at #FSNNA21. Will post all โ€ฆ

2021-10-20: Well mirror universe stuff is very upsetting. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป

2021-10-20: I myself am strange and unusual. (Earrings by Witching Hour Baby.)

2021-10-19: I built a Book Event Calendar! It’s only got one event in it right now, as proof of concept, โ€ฆ

2021-10-18: Today I: found contact info for new handyman filled meds cases made cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds โ€ฆ

2021-10-17: Hey book friends. Is there any sort of centralized calendar for virtual author events? My searches โ€ฆ

2021-10-17: Part of me wants to swim in a vault filled with books like some sort of literary Scrooge McDuck, but โ€ฆ

2021-10-15: This thing where I need to sleep instead of staying up all night watching Star Trek: Discovery is โ€ฆ

2021-10-15: On my Starfleet ship, we would have Sirenian ops.

2021-10-15: ๐Ÿ’ปโ–ถ๏ธ Watched The Doctor, The Mortician, and the Murder.

2021-10-15: Don’t want to spoil the Lower Decks finale much but I was so distracted by my delight at โ€ฆ

2021-10-14: The other day while doing some Artist’s Way exercises my subconscious bubbled up and told me I โ€ฆ

2021-10-14: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“ Read Catapult | I Found My Literary Community by Writing Book Reviews | catapult.coRead: โ€ฆ

2021-10-12: ๐Ÿ’ฌ “… fulfilling my potential would really cut into my sitting around time.” Maria โ€ฆ

2021-10-12: Finished reading: Writing the New Ethnography by H. L. Goodall, Jr. ๐Ÿ“š

2021-10-12: Academia sure loves bricolage.

2021-10-12: ๐Ÿ”– Read Catapult | Why Full-Time Freelancing Isnโ€™t For Me | Gabrielle Drolet catapult.coRead: โ€ฆ

2021-10-11: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Quiet Crisis of Parents on the Tenure Track.

2021-10-11: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Anger is not the action itself. It is action’s invitation.” Julia Cameron, THE โ€ฆ

2021-10-11: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽญ “Ideas don’t get opening nights. Finished plays do.” Julia Cameron, THE โ€ฆ

2021-10-11: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “…anger is a map… Anger points the way, not just the finger.” Julia โ€ฆ

2021-10-10: ๐Ÿ”– Read Wear Me This: Dark Academia could be the answer to the very problem it romanticizes โ€“ The โ€ฆ

2021-10-10: Want to read: The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling ๐Ÿ“š

2021-10-09: The #FanLIS panel I’m co-moderating with Ludi Price is the first session of Fan Studies โ€ฆ

2021-10-08: Want to read: Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life by Sutton Foster ๐Ÿ“š

2021-10-08: As in the actual Haunted Mansion ride, the best part of Muppets Haunted Mansion is the โ€ฆ

2021-10-08: M (who turned 5 yesterday!) & I are watching Muppets Haunted Mansion and I’m very happy.

2021-10-08: Hey LIS scholars. What is the most elegant, arresting, or fascinating writing you’ve seen in โ€ฆ

2021-10-08: Did I just send an email to all the parents at my kid’s school in which I used the phrase โ€ฆ

2021-10-07: ๐Ÿ’ฌ “we are conditioned as academics (and also just people in 2021!) to sacrifice long term โ€ฆ

2021-10-07: I’ve been without wifi for over 18 hours & while I’m old enough to remember a time โ€ฆ

2021-10-05: My brand is: person who spends far too much time thinking about the absence of social science โ€ฆ

2021-10-04: ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ–– Watched Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 1 Episode 1 & oh my goodness how fun is this show? So โ€ฆ

2021-10-04: ๐Ÿ“š Me continuing to read Black Sun: Uhhuh uhhuh Sun Priestess is cool, nice chill use of non-binary โ€ฆ

2021-10-04: ๐Ÿ“š Me, reading Black Sun: Ch. 1 - This parent-child dynamic is upsetting, i don’t know if I can โ€ฆ

2021-10-04: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Invisible Burden That Leaves Moms Drained. Especially timely since I just hosted my โ€ฆ

2021-10-04: ๐Ÿ”– Read On Pandering. This piece made me think about how lucky I’ve been to always be writing โ€ฆ

2021-10-04: The extent to which my handwriting is a perfect mix of my parents' handwriting is remarkable.

2021-10-04: ๐Ÿ“š This week’s takeaway from The Artist’s Way is that I’m already really good at โ€ฆ

2021-10-04: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “If I’m expected to be a kin keeper, no one can judge my coffee consumption.” โ€ฆ

2021-10-04: Added “Memento mori girl” to my bio and I am far too pleased with myself. ๐Ÿ’€

2021-10-04: I have one weird set of emotions when I begin writing in a new notebook and another when I get close โ€ฆ

2021-10-03: ๐ŸŽฎ Played Dragon Quest III. Each game in the series gets more expansive. I love that.

2021-10-03: ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“บ Watched Salt Fat Acid Heat episode 1, “Fat.”

2021-10-03: I had a dream that Gates McFadden became a real doctor. My kid was having breathing trouble & โ€ฆ

2021-10-03: ๐Ÿ”– Read Why Everyone Is Always Giving Unsolicited Advice (Tressie McMillan Cottom for the New York โ€ฆ

2021-10-03: Excuse me I will be over here flailing because I just learned there is a licensed Star Trek โ€ฆ

2021-10-01: Finished reading: The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinka ๐Ÿ“š

2021-10-01: Why are my neighbors so loud don’t they know it’s after 10 pm and their neighbors have โ€ฆ

2021-10-01: My son found this toad at school a week ago. He said his friend touched it and it jumped.

2021-10-01: Now that I have Paramount+, my current viewing strategy is: Want something familiar? TNG/DS9/VOY โ€ฆ

2021-10-01: It’s been a busy day of prepping for my kid’s birthday party (outdoor masked at a park โ€ฆ

2021-10-01: My kid’s school is having fall break today so um we have Paramount Plus now. Because it has โ€ฆ

2021-10-01: ๐Ÿ”–Read “So Coke-yโ€ฆSo Entitled!โ€: This Is What It Was Like Going to Bennington College With Bret โ€ฆ

2021-09-30: Response to "Whereโ€™s the โ€˜Video Offโ€™ Button in Face-to-Face Instruction?" Dr. Maggie Melo writes for Inside Higher Ed today about the value of video-off time in a virtual โ€ฆ

2021-09-30: I did a thing! I wrote a blog post for a client! Yay me! Time for a dance party! via GIPHY

2021-09-30: Here’s the deal with being employed by someone besides myself right now: they have to pay me โ€ฆ

2021-09-30: One of the frustrating things about chronic illness is that sometimes you have a good brain day but โ€ฆ

2021-09-30: Weather report from my kid: the air temperature is warm Luke.

2021-09-30: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read Nathan Lane on Only Murders in the Buildingโ€™s Big Twist.

2021-09-30: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read Why Only Murders in the Building Is the Most Romantic Show on TV.

2021-09-29: I’m planning a historical witchy YA fantasy, it’s historical because it’s set in โ€ฆ

2021-09-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read Star Trekโ€™s food replicators may be on their way to your kitchen. ๐Ÿ––

2021-09-29: Want to read: Several Short Sentences about Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg ๐Ÿ“š

2021-09-29: Want to read: The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan ๐Ÿ“š

2021-09-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read Amia Srinivasan: โ€œFeminism is a political practice, not just a set of ideasโ€.

2021-09-28: Witch influencer or Indiana Jones villain? You decide. (Image: A white woman with dark hair wears a โ€ฆ

2021-09-28: Attempted a Hashimoto’s/PCOS friendly version of my great-grandmother’s goldenrod eggs: โ€ฆ

2021-09-28: Replaced “Extremely online since 1995โ€ in my bio with “Human cabinet of โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: Want to read: Marginalized: Southern Women Playwrights Confront Race, Region, and Gender by Casey โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽญ Read On and Off Stage: The Deep-Seated Bias in the Culture of American Theatre. In addition to โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: Mindy Thomas & Guy Raz have some great advice for writers of all ages in their National Book โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read What Reading Looks Like When Youโ€™re a Full-Time Author (Book Riot).

2021-09-27: Asking for a friend: what do you think Kaz Brekker’s D&D class would be? Rogue? I feel โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: I realized reading Week 1 of THE ARTIST’S WAY that most of my negative self-talk isn’t โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “…if we can become one-tenth as good at positive self-talk as we are at negative โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ”– Read Please Keep Doing Virtual Book Stuff After The Pandemic. Jessica Pryde makes a great argument โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “It is impossible to get better and look good at the same time.” Julia Cameron, THE โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Judging your early artistic efforts is artist abuse.” Julia Cameron, THE โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Creativity is play, but for shadow artists, learning to allow themselves to play is hard โ€ฆ

2021-09-27: ๐Ÿ”–Read The Caregiving Economy - The Atlantic theatlantic.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-09-26: A lot is bad but my kid is dancing to Tank! by Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts and that’s pretty โ€ฆ

2021-09-26: Me today: Ooh what an interesting journal article! I wonder if I could pitch a research brief on it โ€ฆ

2021-09-26: Want to read: Visual Research Methods: An Introduction for Library and Information Studies by โ€ฆ

2021-09-26: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿฟ Some good things I’ve read so far today: Revisiting The Flight of Dragons, a Forgotten โ€ฆ

2021-09-24: Kid reading your book on a bench at the playground while your sibling plays: I see you. You are not โ€ฆ

2021-09-24: That feeling when your own article is at the top of the “Recommended article” list on โ€ฆ

2021-09-24: What was going on in my life when I got sick It’s hard to figure out exactly which of the many symptoms I have should determine when I got โ€ฆ

2021-09-23: “The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” C. G. Jung, quoted by Julia Cameron โ€ฆ

2021-09-23: How Hashimoto's makes me feel Hashimoto’s makes me feel like the opposite of myself. At various points in my life, if you โ€ฆ

2021-09-22: My health goals I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. One of the things I’m โ€ฆ

2021-09-21: My aesthetic is Mermaid Academia.

2021-09-21: In case you wonder what kind of parent I am: yesterday, my kid was recounting a Halloween episode of โ€ฆ

2021-09-21: I have input days and output days. Today is an input day: learning about UX and user research.

2021-09-20: I just moved my next follow up doctor’s appointment up two months to the week after next โ€ฆ

2021-09-20: On preferring learning to doing I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. I love to read about โ€ฆ

2021-09-20: Amy Gentry’s second guest post for The Professor Is In, about transitioning from academic to โ€ฆ

2021-09-20: ๐Ÿ”– Portrait of the Mother as an Artist โ€“ Guernica guernicamag.comRead: Diane โ€ฆ

2021-09-19: Watching the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Offspring” as a parent adds a โ€ฆ

2021-09-19: Have y’all read THE DARK TIDE by Alicia Jasinka? because I started it tonight and it is โ€ฆ

2021-09-19: Whoopi Goldberg has done a lot of great work in her career, but I think I’ll always feel that โ€ฆ

2021-09-18: Finished reading: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski ๐Ÿ“š

2021-09-17: So far in my rewatch of Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 3x13, “Deja Q,” is my โ€ฆ

2021-09-17: Me, watching Super Monsters with my kid: I can suspend my disbelief to allow that Universal monsters โ€ฆ

2021-09-16: Brainfog day ๐Ÿ˜ž

2021-09-15: ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป That feeling when it takes all day to maintain your (6-year-old budget) laptop…

2021-09-15: There is a medium-small spider hanging out on my corkboard and I’ve decided to adopt it as a โ€ฆ

2021-09-15: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “If this is your first draft, stop worrying.” - Leigh Bardugo in her latest โ€ฆ

2021-09-14: What I mean when I say I have variable disabilities: today, I am using a cane because I have mild โ€ฆ

2021-09-13: Book Review: FAN FICTION by Brent Spiner ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ––โ€โ€ If you make a purchase through a link in this post, I may earn a commission. Quick head’s up: โ€ฆ

2021-09-13: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “When academic women, experts in their fields, are seen as not credible, then can women โ€ฆ

2021-09-13: Want to read: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit ๐Ÿ“š

2021-09-13: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “My Ph.D. cannot trump my gender.” Kelly J. Baker, SEXISM ED, “Academic Men โ€ฆ

2021-09-12: ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Listened to Gates McFadden Investigates 101: Jonathan Frakes. Love it. McFadden is a great host โ€ฆ

2021-09-12: “Life just ran more smoothly when she got her way.” Leigh Bardugo, KING OF SCARS. Oh, โ€ฆ

2021-09-12: I finished reading SIX OF CROWS almost 4 months ago. It’s time for me to get back to the โ€ฆ

2021-09-12: Finished reading: Fan Fiction by Brent Spiner ๐Ÿ“š

2021-09-11: Went to Internet Archive to find my blog post from 20 years ago. More interesting than anything I โ€ฆ

2021-09-10: Wearing my 90s pop culture goth uniform today: Buffy the Vampire Slayer tee, Nightmare Before โ€ฆ

2021-09-10: I’ve been thinking a lot about how I want to spend my time and one of the things I want to do โ€ฆ

2021-09-10: New bio: Extremely online since 1995. Mom. Household COO. Consulting scholar-librarian. Book person. โ€ฆ

2021-09-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ป Read Why bad technology dominates our lives, according to Ron Norman. If you didn’t already โ€ฆ

2021-09-10: ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ Watched In a Lonely Place. I watched this because it’s on the movie list on the aesthetics โ€ฆ

2021-09-09: My 20th Domainiversary Today is the 20th anniversary of the first time the Internet Archive captured my first personal โ€ฆ

2021-09-09: Me: yesterday for #StarTrekDay: AHHHH Star Trek, everything Star Trek! this morning when it was all โ€ฆ

2021-09-08: This Picard/Riker 2024 merch is all well and good but what I want is reprints of the Picard/Riker โ€ฆ

2021-09-08: The Voyager theme is over here tugging at my heart strings. This is unexpected. #StarTrekDay

2021-09-08: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I will never not have a crush on Wil Wheaton. โ€ฆ

2021-09-08: It’s taken me a while but I think I have a stable connection for watching #StarTrekDay and โ€ฆ

2021-09-08: If you read through today’s Done List, you’ll notice I put basic self-care tasks like โ€ฆ

2021-09-08: I know enough about Brent Spiner and his history with fans to know that this does not make us BFFs โ€ฆ

2021-09-08: Loading my advanced readers’s copy of Brent Spiner’s mem-noir Fan Fiction to my ereader โ€ฆ

2021-09-08: Repping TNG Operations in my Lauren Christians Handmade dress for Star Trek Day. My kid told his โ€ฆ

2021-09-07: My Done List for 9/7/21: It’s easy for me to feel like a day went by where I didn’t do โ€ฆ

2021-09-07: ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ–– In Star Trek: The Next Generation season 3, episode 11, “The Hunted,” there is a โ€ฆ

2021-09-07: In defense of not living up to your potential I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Betsy Greer shared some โ€ฆ

2021-09-06: Putting Gardens and Streams II on my calendar. I’m only a maybe because, as always, parenting.

2021-09-05: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ The Heartbreaking Ingenuity of the Mother-Writer โ€น Literary Hub if youโ€™ve read a book penned by โ€ฆ

2021-09-05: ๐Ÿ”–Read The Public Writing Life: How to Lose an Editor in Five Days โ€ฆ

2021-09-05: ๐Ÿ”–Read Ravynn K. Stringfield’s essay, Bullet Journaling to Save a Life. Beautiful.

2021-09-04: “She tried to look picturesque, but only succeeded in being untidy.” Oscar Wilde, The โ€ฆ

2021-09-03: I had a client meeting this morning where we made plans for me to do some blogging and podcasting โ€ฆ

2021-09-02: “I am too fond of reading books to care to write them…” Oscar Wilde, The Picture โ€ฆ

2021-09-02: Beginning my third read of Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC. ๐Ÿ“š

2021-09-02: Sleep Deprivation, Sugar Crash, or Both? The Kimberly Hirsh Story

2021-09-01: Gonna create a literary subgenre/internet aesthetic and call it “snark academia.”

2021-09-01: I just published another free/pay-what-you-can Notion template. This time it’s a permissions โ€ฆ

2021-09-01: Welcome to September, or as I like to call it, October Part 1. The world is full of terrors. Today โ€ฆ

2021-08-31: My post-PhD identity crisis, #motherscholar edition I am making a few notes here now that I hope to turn into a longer post later. As I scrolled Twitter โ€ฆ

2021-08-31: Did not realize I was on the Motherscholar Project website so that’s cool!

2021-08-31: Dr. Kimberly's Comedy School: Pairing the absurd with the mundane If you have access to it, watch The Simpsons, Season 1, episode 3, “Homer’s โ€ฆ

2021-08-30: Just recorded a conference session. I’m really happy about the accessibility remote โ€ฆ

2021-08-28: Watched @patrickrhone’s Micro Camp talk Want to write a book? You probably already have this โ€ฆ

2021-08-28: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ’ฌ Parents Are Not Okay: Through these grinding 18 months, weโ€™ve managed our kidsโ€™ lives as best we โ€ฆ

2021-08-27: Shout-out to Kelly J. Baker for naming archivists and librarians first in the acknowledgements of โ€ฆ

2021-08-26: there is no separation between mother and writer, nor can I tease apart the time I spend tending to โ€ฆ

2021-08-26: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Sara Fredman’s How Motherhood Helped Me Reject the โ€˜Father Tongueโ€™ of Academia is both โ€ฆ

2021-08-26: Want to read: How to Write Qualitative Research by Marcus B. Weaver-Hightower ๐Ÿ“š

2021-08-25: Want to read: Thinking Inside the Box Adventures with Crosswords and the Puzzling People Who โ€ฆ

2021-08-25: Finished reading: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan ๐Ÿ“š

2021-08-25: My taste in fantasy art is less Lisa Frank and more Frank Frazetta.

2021-08-25: Whoops, I didn’t mean unicorn and waterfall, I meant swan and rainbow. We also had the tiger โ€ฆ

2021-08-25: Trapper Keeper is back but I’m holding out for the re-release of the unicorn in front of a โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: How come every time Rachel Cohn & David Levithan collaborate the result is adorable? โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: Casey Fiesler asked for tips for creating equal participation in breakout rooms. One strategy to try โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: Younger S7E5 is delighting me with Janeane Garofalo as an art college dean and Sutton Foster as Liza โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Listening to Keegan-Michael Key’s The History of Sketch Comedy on Audible & in ep 5 he โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: One of the many straws on the proverbial camel’s back that led me to stop watching THE CHAIR โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: About to go pick kid up from first day of preschool. (1/2 day today, full day Thurs). Achieved: โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: ๐Ÿ“š Just finished the introduction of Data Feminism & am jotting down some thoughts. I hope to โ€ฆ

2021-08-24: ๐Ÿ“š Data Feminism has the best (and perhaps only) definition of positionality I’ve ever seen: โ€ฆ

2021-08-23: Colleagues are all “I forgot how exhausting teaching in person is!” & I’m all โ€ฆ

2021-08-23: Want to read: Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life by Heather Cass White ๐Ÿ“š

2021-08-23: Me, prepping for my kid’s very masked return to preschool: IMAGE: Liz Lemon (from the TV show โ€ฆ

2021-08-22: Want to read: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped โ€ฆ

2021-08-22: Advice for new parents and parents-to-be I have a friend who is due to have a baby in January. I offered to write up a bunch of notes for her โ€ฆ

2021-08-22: ๐Ÿ“บ It’s been interesting seeing other (current or former) academians' responses to THE CHAIR. I โ€ฆ

2021-08-21: Setting aside my TIME 100 list plan to play in the land of YA rom-coms. Just started NICK AND โ€ฆ

2021-08-21: ย– Read Meet the Southern librarians fighting for racial justice and truth-telling รขย€ย“ Scalawag โ€ฆ

2021-08-20: I clocked a solid chunk of time on my current consulting contract today and I really enjoyed the โ€ฆ

2021-08-20: “Being a mom is my calling, and being a writer is also my calling, so they have to both exist โ€ฆ

2021-08-20: The questions driving me right now I read Ravynn K. Stringfieldโ€™s How I Became a Scholar of Black Girl Fantasy and felt energized. I โ€ฆ

2021-08-17: Today, in Sesame Street Is the Best Comedy School, Grover and Campers Learn About Trees. Excellent โ€ฆ

2021-08-17: Who’s your favorite fictional character with an extreme love of school supplies? Mine is Amy โ€ฆ

2021-08-16: We might need to have a talk about how I don’t want to eat any actual meals, just leftovers of โ€ฆ

2021-08-16: I just processed all the action items from the beginning of the year email the head teacher at my โ€ฆ

2021-08-16: Read Chicago Improv Was Dead. Can New Leaders Revive It? - The New York Times nytimes.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-08-15: I use Old Spice Krakengard mostly because the name and graphic amuse me. I always thought it was โ€ฆ

2021-08-15: I can’t get a good picture of it but right now there is a lone piece of green glitter sitting โ€ฆ

2021-08-15: I hardly ever cried about my dissertation and I’m really proud of that.

2021-08-15: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read The Loneliness of the Full-Time Writer โ€น Literary Hub lithub.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-08-15: Woke up to a house with no light at all and my first thought was not “The power must be โ€ฆ

2021-08-14: What I Learned from Recording My Micro Camp Talk I learned a lot from recording my Micro Camp 2021 talk. If you watch it, you’ll notice a โ€ฆ

2021-08-14: Who is Kimberly Hirsh?

2021-08-14: My talk from Micro Camp, “Learning in Public on Your Blog,” is now available on my โ€ฆ

2021-08-14: What are your top 3 movies you turn to when you are sick and/or anxious? Mine are Ferris โ€ฆ

2021-08-13: ๐Ÿ”– Ravynn K. Stringfield’s How I Became a Scholar of Black Girl Fantasy is an energizing read. โ€ฆ

2021-08-13: Some notes on my Time's 100 Best ๐Ÿ“š Plan Because fantasy is the genre I read the most and YA is the market segment I read the most, โ€ฆ

2021-08-12: So far today I have taken my kid to the pool for swim lessons & stayed for an extra 3 hrs, โ€ฆ

2021-08-12: Donโ€™t think of fantasy as mere entertainment, then, but as a way to train for reality. It always โ€ฆ

2021-08-12: Until I get tired of doing it, I’m going to read my way through Time’s The 100 Best โ€ฆ

2021-08-12: New bio: “A good little mommy and always very curious.”

2021-08-12: Solidarity to everyone who was awake earlier than they needed to be this morning.

2021-08-12: In case you were wondering which website has the best favicon, it’s Jennifer Laughranโ€™s.

2021-08-11: My kid is asleep well before 9 pm, what do I do with all this freeeeeedom? (The smart thing would be โ€ฆ

2021-08-11: I cannot convey the extent to which the statement “be part of one of the largest events on โ€ฆ

2021-08-11: That feeling when someone you only kind of knew from church as a kid over 20 years ago invites you โ€ฆ

2021-08-10: Hey hey! I’ll be giving a talk at Micro Camp Friday @ 3:30 pm EST about Learning in Public on โ€ฆ

2021-08-09: ๐ŸŽฌ watched Beverly Hills Cop. Eddie Murphy is brilliant here. I can’t believe he was only 22 or โ€ฆ

2021-08-08: My brain, on August 8, 2021: LetterMo is just around the corner! It’s January now, so February โ€ฆ

2021-08-06: It’s fine if you’ve been sleeping on SCHMIGADOON so far but this week they gave both โ€ฆ

2021-08-06: What I Learned from Sewing Napkins And some stuff I already knew but needed the reminder sewing napkins gave me. 1. If you want things โ€ฆ

2021-08-05: I can’t recall if I’d ever seen Abbott & Costello’s “Who’s on โ€ฆ

2021-08-05: Hello and welcome to my current existential crisis.

2021-08-04: The CHIP ‘N’ DALE: RESCUE RANGERS theme is a masterpiece of musical maximalism. ๐ŸŽต

2021-08-04: I love physicist Carlo Rovelli’s phrase, “radical lack of certainty,” quoted in โ€ฆ

2021-08-04: ๐Ÿ“บ I’m not remotely close to caught up on The Owl House but I just want to say that Luz’s โ€ฆ

2021-08-03: Want to read: A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee ๐Ÿ“š

2021-08-01: Finished reading: The Four-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss ๐Ÿ“š

2021-07-31: ๐ŸŽฎ Played Dragon Quest on Android. Gorgeous pixel remake of the foundational JRPG. Super fun! ๐Ÿฒ

2021-07-31: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ—ฏ๏ธ Read Once & Future Vol. 1: The King Is Undead by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora. Arthuriana and โ€ฆ

2021-07-31: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ”– “What did I learn today about how to live this life?” This question applies to a lot โ€ฆ

2021-07-30: ๐Ÿ“š A surprise The Locked Tomb book! Yay! ๐Ÿ’€

2021-07-30: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“บ At Electric Literature, Meera Vijayan writes about the value of seeing Alina Starkov build her โ€ฆ

2021-07-29: I feel both seen and attacked by this Lit Hub piece that says the literary character who shares my โ€ฆ

2021-07-28: I’m available for work starting September 7. Ideal employed situation is part-time, remote, at โ€ฆ

2021-07-27: Putting yourself back together I’ve written before about how matrescence is like kintsugi: having a baby shatters you and the โ€ฆ

2021-07-26: Today my (medical) doctor called me and when I answered, she said, “Hello, Dr. Hirsh?”

2021-07-26: ๐Ÿ“š This interview with Tamsyn Muir is great.

2021-07-26: Finished reading: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir ๐Ÿ“š

2021-07-23: ๐Ÿ“š In HARROW THE NINTH Harrowhark uses the phrase “A fatal longing for the picturesque” โ€ฆ

2021-07-22: What a beautiful day! We're not scared. ๐Ÿป Are you familiar with the poem/book/animated short film WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT? I highly โ€ฆ

2021-07-21: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐ŸฟThis piece identifies what made LOKI less than ideal for me: Loki himself is constrained, not as โ€ฆ

2021-07-21: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ“š It’s nice timing to read this after recently starting my Dorian Gray re-read: Manic Pixie โ€ฆ

2021-07-21: The article Meet the typical 40-year-old millennial, who has $128,000 in debt, is not nearly as โ€ฆ

2021-07-21: Me, after two nights of terrible sleep: Welp, I worked for 48 billable minutes. Time to pack it in โ€ฆ

2021-07-20: My personal history with sewing ๐Ÿงต I promise I’m going to write about what I learned from sewing napkins soon. But first: my โ€ฆ

2021-07-20: Other people’s midi dress is my maxi dress.

2021-07-20: You know what would be an interesting pair of books to read together? The 4-Hour Work Week and How โ€ฆ

2021-07-19: Random stream-of-consciousness life updates I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. Hello, everyone! How are โ€ฆ

2021-07-18: Austin Kleon's pirate-gardener Austin Kleon writes about his desire to be a pirate-gardener, Iโ€™d like to stay happily at home, in โ€ฆ

2021-07-18: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Harrow would be tripping over herself for her whole existence, a frictionless hoop of โ€ฆ

2021-07-17: ๐Ÿ“š O no I have HARROW THE NINTH on my eReader and want to hermit up and just read it until I’m โ€ฆ

2021-07-17: ๐Ÿ“š I’m re-reading THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY and I want to write down all of Lord Henry โ€ฆ

2021-07-16: Just watched the first episode of Schmigadoon and Aaron Tveit channeling John Raitt/Gordon โ€ฆ

2021-07-16: I’m working on developing a new academia aesthetic, it’s kind of a sff academia. โ€ฆ

2021-07-16: I love when I have a call with my doctor and I say “I think I should do this” and she โ€ฆ

2021-07-15: ๐Ÿงต I made napkins today and I learned a lot! I’ll write about it soon.

2021-07-15: I’m about to start using Noter Live to live-tweet #MIRAULV2021. Conferring on the couch next โ€ฆ

2021-07-15: Wait wait wait bootcut jeans are on-trend again? Gen Z, you’re turning exhausted parents into โ€ฆ

2021-07-14: My kid is watching Doc McStuffins and I’m over here swooning over the knight toy Sir Kirby โ€ฆ

2021-07-14: I tried Voila AI artist & this is what it says I’d look like as a 3D cartoon princess.

2021-07-14: Happy birthday to me! W & M got me a sewing machine that has a manual! I asked for one I knew โ€ฆ

2021-07-14: Who will I be at 40? Three makes a pattern, so this is the year that blogging about who I want to be in this year of my โ€ฆ

2021-07-14: Want to read: The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting by Alanna Okun ๐Ÿ“š

2021-07-13: Finished reading: Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett ๐Ÿ“š

2021-07-13: Stream-of-Consciousness Quick Review: Kristen Arnett's MOSTLY DEAD THINGS ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆฉ (or, Kristen Arnett Please Be My New Best Friend) I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this post. Kristen Arnett is โ€ฆ

2021-07-13: Tomorrow is my birthday (40th). If you want to celebrate, here are some options: have donuts read a โ€ฆ

2021-07-12: I just signed up for 1-Day Online Nonfiction Seminar: The Scholar’s Guide to Writing & โ€ฆ

2021-07-12: I didn’t see Katy Peplin’s blog post about grumping it out until just now but now is โ€ฆ

2021-07-11: The thing about being a bard is that performance is more than just singing.

2021-07-11: I need everyone to understand that in Marvel comics, there is the version of Thor that is a frog, โ€ฆ

2021-07-09: The Quiet Space has a website. This evolving project offers tools to help scholars & other โ€ฆ

2021-07-09: The water and the moon are my teachers. ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒ• Tonight is the New Moon in Cancer. Next Wednesday is my birthday. My Sun, Ascendant, and Mercury are โ€ฆ

2021-07-09: W: Would you say the town of Brigadoon is changed by the events of the musical? Me: What? No! โ€ฆ

2021-07-09: Introducing The Quiet Space: A set of offerings for scholars and knowledge creators Good morning, friends. I have a new-ish morning ritual. I creep downstairs so as not to wake my kid. โ€ฆ

2021-07-08: Hulu has both Beetlejuice and Season 7 of Younger, see y’all next week. ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿฟ

2021-07-08: I'm having a tantrum about how hard it is to live with chronic illness. Back in May, I had some bloodwork done. I discovered that my thyroid hormone levels were in the โ€ฆ

2021-07-07: Habits from UNF*CK YOUR HABITAT I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. I’m re-reading Unf*ck โ€ฆ

2021-07-07: Nightstand before & after courtesy the first couple of mini-challenges in the original UfYH โ€ฆ

2021-07-07: I take 20 medications/supplements, some of them more than once a day.

2021-07-03: I’m brewing 2 essays about Star Trek: The Next Generation: about Data, perfectionism, & โ€ฆ

2021-07-02: My kid asked me if he was a camper & I told him we could call our home a camp if he wanted and โ€ฆ

2021-07-02: Years ago now, my sister gave M. a 3D printed Jiji from Kiki’s Delivery Service. Today I โ€ฆ

2021-07-02: I don’t believe being a librarian is A Calling but I do believe it is a disposition; it is one โ€ฆ

2021-07-01: Welcome to Camp NaNoWriMo with me! I may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. It’s July 1 which โ€ฆ

2021-06-29: Response to "Knittingโ€™s resurgence reflects womenโ€™s desire to confront inequality": things that have been things for a while, affinity space research, and punk rock new domesticity I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. I’m writing up a โ€ฆ

2021-06-29: ๐Ÿ”– Putting a pin in this article to remind me to write later about the perils of outsiders โ€ฆ

2021-06-29: Returning to Dissertating in the Open Back when I started the dissertation process, I had this whole plan to dissertate in the open. I did โ€ฆ

2021-06-28: Want to read: Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing by Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher ๐Ÿ“š

2021-06-28: ๐Ÿ”–โ–ถ๏ธ Watching Meet Courtney: An American Girl Movie & trying not to lose it every time they โ€ฆ

2021-06-28: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Listen, as a 90s babybat I welcome the new Anne Rice television universe. ๐Ÿฆ‡

2021-06-27: I don’t have a plan beyond keeping my kid alive, resting a lot, trying to be more chill. โ€ฆ

2021-06-27: Want to read: Do Babies Matter? Gender and Family in the Ivory Tower by Marc Goulden, Mary Ann โ€ฆ

2021-06-27: ๐Ÿ“š I read only the Introduction to Kelly J. Baker’s SEXISM ED and I’m already seething โ€ฆ

2021-06-27: I don’t like to drink rosรฉ but I love the rosรฉwave vibe. I’m trying to figure out what โ€ฆ

2021-06-26: Finished reading: Succeeding Outside the Academy ๐Ÿ“š

2021-06-26: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “Why have I surrendered so much of my present self to an abstract future self that may โ€ฆ

2021-06-26: Every time I work on this article revision I end up getting mad at Reviewer 2 all over again, mostly โ€ฆ

2021-06-26: My Kid (4.5 yo): Donatello is playing a video game. Me: Fun! What’s it called? Kid: โ€ฆ

2021-06-26: ๐Ÿ”–โ–ถ๏ธ Watched Create Your Unicorn Career from Scratch. Engaging talk from a science โ€ฆ

2021-06-25: Low-key day today: chilling with my kid in the morning, an adventure with a locked but unoccupied โ€ฆ

2021-06-24: JK, today is a rest-in-bed kind of day now that I’ve done my most important work, registering โ€ฆ

2021-06-24: Today is a work-in-bed kind of day. (I have chronic illness and a 4 year old; kindly keep your sleep โ€ฆ

2021-06-24: As a younger person I thought people in their 40s had their acts together. ~3 wks away from turning โ€ฆ

2021-06-24: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ I love Austin Kleon’s advice to relocate your darlings. I have a file for every project โ€ฆ

2021-06-24: Want to read: Annotation by Remi H. Kalir and Antero Garcia ๐Ÿ“š

2021-06-23: Is my hair still wet or is it like this because I tried the Curly Girl method and used gel? The โ€ฆ

2021-06-23: Want to read: Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie ๐Ÿ“š

2021-06-22: ๐Ÿ“š I know I’m very late to this party but GIDEON THE NINTH is so good.

2021-06-22: What is less helpful than it might be is when a reviewer suggests that people have already written a โ€ฆ

2021-06-21: 9 am Kimberly: I’m totally going to work this afternoon! 1 pm Kimberly: I’m totally โ€ฆ

2021-06-20: In the bathroom at the children’s museum yesterday, I looked in the mirror. I saw a sweaty โ€ฆ

2021-06-19: ๐Ÿ“š (Please don’t spoil me) Me reading Gideon the Ninth: KISS! KISS! KISS!

2021-06-19: Welp. Sitting on hold with the grocery store because they accidentally charged me $78.89 for 1 lb of โ€ฆ

2021-06-19: The layers of references in this poster are delightful: cats as Data and Geordi as Holmes and Watson โ€ฆ

2021-06-18: Finished reading: Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

2021-06-18: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “If you cannot bear our pain, you are not fit to carry our strength.” WONDER WOMAN: โ€ฆ

2021-06-18: ๐Ÿ“š I’m reading Leigh Bardugo’s WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER & while it took a little โ€ฆ

2021-06-16: I’m announcing it to make it real: I’m going to write a sweet romance novella for Camp โ€ฆ

2021-06-16: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read What We Canโ€”and Can’tโ€”Learn About Louisa May Alcott from Her Teenage Fiction - โ€ฆ

2021-06-15: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“บ “No one likes having a curse, but if you take the right steps, it’s โ€ฆ

2021-06-15: Anybody else feel like a lot of qualitative methodology writeups in studies are basically “I โ€ฆ

2021-06-14: ๐Ÿ”– Read Toll from political push at UNC continues to mount | NC Policy Watch Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-14: Me: What am I going to do with my kid all summer? The pool: Hi. Me: ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿงœ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

2021-06-13: Someone in my neighborhood is doing yardwork at 9 pm and I’m not okay with it.

2021-06-12: Do I pretend I’m Kaz Brekker when I use my new cane? Only with every step I take.

2021-06-12: Part of me is always working on a taxonomy and ontology of #StarTrekTNG episodes. (Currently: only โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: I have no special insight into the MCU but this song might be a bit instructive (and if you’re โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Loki episode 1 finds a startling way to rest the antihero for Marvel TV - Polygon โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Loki episode 1 recap and Easter eggs: Thor’s naughty brother gets busted for time โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ“บ watched Loki Season 1, Episode 1, “Glorious Purpose.” Took me a little while to get โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Star Trek | Games of Fame gamesoffame.wordpress.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read 1974: Super Star Trek - 50 Years of Text Games if50.substack.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Addendums | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blogRead: Jason Dyer โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Part 5: Wumpus 2 and 3 | Renga in Blue bluerenga.blogRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป Hunt the Wumpus, Part 2 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-11: Watching “new” She-Ra with my kid & forgot who my She-Ra avatar was but then we got โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป Hunt the Wumpus, Part 1 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: What does after even mean? Lately some of the things that have been lifelines for me during the pandemic have started to feel โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Part 4: Hunt the Wumpus (1973) | Renga in Blue Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Part 2: Mugwump, Hurkle, Snark (1973) | Renga in Blue Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Before Adventure, Part 1: Hide and Seek (1972) | Renga in Blue Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ—ฏ๏ธ I just watched the two pre-Loki episodes of Marvel Studios LEGENDS and y’all the MCU gets โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ ReadBefore Adventure, Part 3: Caves (1973) | Renga in Blue Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-10: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read 1973: Hunt the Wumpus - 50 Years of Text Games Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: Text adventure nostalgia I hope your Wednesday’s going well! (Or Thursday if you’re farther east enough than me โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: Today, in letting go of my internalized ableism: using a cane during a hip pain flare.

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Forty Years of Lunar Lander Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Lunar Lander: The Full Story of the Legendary Game and Genre Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-09: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read 1972: ROCKET - 50 Years of Text Games Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Something Found In The Oregon Trail - Code Dive Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 5 The Digital Antiquarian Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 4 The Digital Antiquarian Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Oregon Trail Ver. 3 (BASIC 3.1, 1978) | Desert Hat Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 3 The Digital Antiquarian Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 2 The Digital Antiquarian Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Rafting Down the Columbia River Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Matt’s Store & Starting the Game Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Crossing Rivers Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read The Earliest Versions of the Game Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read A Brief History of the Oregon Trail Game Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read The Oregon Trail Memes Read: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Designing the Travel Screen for โ€œThe Oregon Trailโ€ | by R. Philip Bouchard | The โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ The FEMICOM museum is my new favorite thing.

2021-06-08: Things that can bring on trochanteric (hip) bursitis: sitting, lying down, physical activity. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

2021-06-08: On pain Hello again! My right hip has been hurting the past couple of days. Or almost a week, I guess - it โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Read The Power of Pride - Arc Digital arcdigital.mediaRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read Designing the Hunting Game for โ€œThe Oregon Trailโ€ | by R. Philip Bouchard | The Philipendium โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read How I Managed to Design the Most Successful Educational Computer Game of All Time | by R. โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read ยป On the Trail of the Oregon Trail, Part 1 The Digital Antiquarian filfre.netRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read The Forgotten History of ‘The Oregon Trail,’ As Told By Its Creators โ€ฆ

2021-06-08: ๐Ÿ”–๐ŸŽฎ Read 1971: The Oregon Trail - 50 Years of Text Games if50.substack.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-07: Welcome to a week of daily blogging: stream-of-consciousness flavor! I’m working to get into the flow of daily blogging, so this post will be rather stream of โ€ฆ

2021-06-07: ๐Ÿ”– Martha Bautells’s On Writing Through a Residency That Never Happened (But Did?) resonates โ€ฆ

2021-06-07: โ†ช๏ธ in reply to Bridgy stats update I wonder if the drop-off in publishing after August 2020 might be โ€ฆ

2021-06-06: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ“š “The graduate program… hinges on a level of detachment from the corporeal, on a โ€ฆ

2021-06-05: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿงต๐Ÿงถ Read What We Learned From a Year of Crafting - The New York Times nytimes.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-06-05: There are worse things than sitting outside at a children’s museum on a beautiful day with โ€ฆ

2021-06-05: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Kristen Arnett Gets Her Best Ideas at the Bar - Interview Magazine โ€ฆ

2021-06-05: ๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Kate Zambreno on her new book "To Write as if Already Dead" - Los Angeles Times The postpartum experience isnโ€™t just expensive; it can also be one of psychic trauma and creative โ€ฆ

2021-06-05: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Elizabeth and Gav promised in this week’s The Rec Center that 1992: Silverwolf would be โ€ฆ

2021-06-03: Career Advice for PhDs Websites and Professionals: You should use ImaginePhD! It will help you โ€ฆ

2021-06-03: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Together As We Burn: On a Complicated Maternal Bond and Intergenerational Love. A โ€ฆ

2021-06-03: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Read Stories and Hormones Shape Our Lives by Elanor Broker. Beautiful essay weaving together โ€ฆ

2021-06-03: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“ Read Finding Time to Write About Motherhoodโ€ฆ While Parenting During a Pandemic . The usual โ€ฆ

2021-06-01: Quick Review: The City We Became ๐Ÿ“š I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. I love the way N. K. โ€ฆ

2021-06-01: Finished reading: The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin ๐Ÿ“š

2021-06-01: I’ve also made my Scholarly Writing Project Audit and Pipeline Notion template available via โ€ฆ

2021-06-01: For #TrekTuesday, I’ll share that I spend a LOT of time wondering why we don’t see โ€ฆ

2021-05-31: I’ve made my Conceptual Synthesis Spreadsheet Notion template available via Gumroad. โ€ฆ

2021-05-30: Thanks to a generous person I met in the Mermaids of NC group on Facebook, I am now Dr. Mer-Mom. โ€ฆ

2021-05-28: Build networks & ask for what you need & give what you can. Swimming in a mermaid tail is a โ€ฆ

2021-05-28: I got a Rakuten Libra H2O and I am so excited about its OverDrive integration. So many public โ€ฆ

2021-05-27: Finished reading: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-26: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ “We learn to wring magic from the ordinary… When the world owed you nothing, you โ€ฆ

2021-05-25: Want to read: The Lightmaker’s Manifesto: How to Work for Change Without Losing Your Joy by โ€ฆ

2021-05-24: ๐Ÿ“š Kaz Brekker is the best. Why do we have obligations besides reading books?

2021-05-24: ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’ฌ I’ve heard a lot about the excellent disability representation in the Six of Crows duology. โ€ฆ

2021-05-23: ๐Ÿ“š In Crooked Kingdom, Inej thinks about her hope that she and Kaz could be “more than two wary โ€ฆ

2021-05-21: Hey guess what? You can download the Creative Commons-licensed version of my dissertation on my โ€ฆ

2021-05-20: Added “consulting scholar-librarian ๐Ÿ”” to my bio.

2021-05-20: Getting a lot of targeted ads for EdDs like “Heeeey noticed you just finished a doctorate, โ€ฆ

2021-05-20: Personal reflections after (but not really on) #FanLIS My head is swimming after attending the #FanLIS symposium today. At this moment when I’m โ€ฆ

2021-05-20: Most of my tweets from #FanLIS I’m planning to return and clean up formatting and add links to videos once they’re โ€ฆ

2021-05-19: ๐Ÿ“š Faridah ร€bรญkรฉ-รyรญmรญdรฉ's ACE OF SPADES: Gossip Girl meets Get Out in a gripping debut thriller ACE OF SPADES by Faridah ร€bรญkรฉ-รyรญmรญdรฉ Chiamaka and Devon are both students at the prestigious โ€ฆ

2021-05-19: Just deleted “expected” before “May 2021” in my CV.

2021-05-18: ๐Ÿ“š How do you keep track of quotes that resonate with you? I usually write them in my Bullet Journal โ€ฆ

2021-05-18: Finished reading: Ace of Spades by Faridah ร€bรญkรฉ-รyรญmรญdรฉ ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-18: ๐Ÿ“บ I’ve got 2 episodes left of SHRILL. It’s so weird being right in the middle of Annie โ€ฆ

2021-05-18: Want to read: Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Herbal Traditions of Eastern European Jews by โ€ฆ

2021-05-18: ๐Ÿ“บ Fran is always my favorite on SHRILL. Today it’s because she says, “I just don’t โ€ฆ

2021-05-18: Today in “But they’re worth it": my kid showed me a tiny grape as though he had โ€ฆ

2021-05-17: Yesterday I did 3 things so today my body wants me to do no things. I hope the plan I made with my โ€ฆ

2021-05-17: ๐Ÿ“š Sometimes I have to start a book several times before it holds my interest. A GAME OF THRONES was โ€ฆ

2021-05-16: I carry a tote bag around my house as I move through my day. I never know what I’ll be in the โ€ฆ

2021-05-16: Want to read: How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-15: ๐Ÿ“š Right before I started my Grishaverse catch up, I went on a dark academia spree. These were three โ€ฆ

2021-05-14: ๐Ÿ“š Remember how I said my hammock was my favorite reading spot? Here’s a flashback to me โ€ฆ

2021-05-13: Want to read: Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-13: Want to read: Anya of Ark by Kristian Joseph ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-13: Post-graduation reception.

2021-05-13: Tassel turned! (The gown and hood were too itchy to keep on with only a sundress underneath.)

2021-05-13: Let’s get this virtual graduation show on the road. [My son and I smiling. I am wearing โ€ฆ

2021-05-13: Want to read: Blade of Secrets by Tricia Levenseller ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-13: My kid and I are building NYC for the Ninja Turtles & Marvel Superheroes to adventure in, so of โ€ฆ

2021-05-13: ๐Ÿ“š I first read SHADOW AND BONE 5 years ago, on a hammock at the beach, when I was 7 months pregnant. โ€ฆ

2021-05-13: I had to do one more round of formatting this morning but at long last my dissertation has been โ€ฆ

2021-05-12: I started a bookstagram account. You can find it at kimberlyhirsh.reads if you want to follow along. โ€ฆ

2021-05-11: I love when I talk to my doctor and we agree on the best course of action.

2021-05-11: Me, watching STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS: Battle, battle, battle. When are we going to get another โ€ฆ

2021-05-11: I fixed the formatting problem which was in fact my fault. When I tried to fix one thing it did โ€ฆ

2021-05-11: I’ve been attending to my mind almost exclusively for 6 years (and arguably for almost 40). โ€ฆ

2021-05-11: Was playing Ninja Turtles with my kid & his action figures & kid made Leo tell Donnie โ€ฆ

2021-05-11: I am filled with rage over the number of formatting revisions I am having to make to my โ€ฆ

2021-05-10: Finished reading: Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-09: ๐Ÿ”– I’ve started calling my kid Little One & after reading Meg Elison’s How Lwaxana โ€ฆ

2021-05-08: I was thinking last night about why characters who look a mess but are competent when it counts are โ€ฆ

2021-05-07: Prepping to launch my consulting career ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โ€๐Ÿ’ผ Hello again, internet. I just finished writing the last thing I had to write for my assistantship. โ€ฆ

2021-05-06: Want to read: THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOME ECONOMICS How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of โ€ฆ

2021-05-05: Added “serious Belle vibes ๐Ÿ“š” to my bio.

2021-05-04: You should probably look at Laz Marquez’s #StarTrekGala art project because it’s โ€ฆ

2021-05-04: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“š Austin Kleon writes today about [wintering and dormancy] โ€ฆ

2021-05-03: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ–– Read The Measure of a Man Demonstrates the Many Forms of Love by Anna E. Gant

2021-05-03: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ–– Hrisoula Gatzogiannis’s The Only Work Ethic I Care About Is the One on Star Trek details โ€ฆ

2021-05-03: I think at some point in the past 6 years I became an information scientist. Yay?

2021-05-02: I’m thinking about metaphors for how people consume information. Infodemic. Infobesity. I โ€ฆ

2021-05-02: Went really minimal with my latest bio: motherscholar ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป she/her โ™ฟ โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™ Durham, NC, USA ๐ŸŒŽ

2021-05-02: I want to share that if you have panic attacks fueled by imposter syndrome more than 2 weeks after โ€ฆ

2021-05-02: Want to read: Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture by Henry Jenkins ๐Ÿ“š

2021-05-02: ๐Ÿ”–ReadPost-SCMS musings on the value of the word acafan louisaellenstein.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-05-02: ๐Ÿ”– Read Against Aca-Fandom bogost.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-05-02: ๐Ÿ”– Read SCMS 2011 Workshop: Acafandom and the Future of Fan Studies louisaellenstein.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-05-02: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿ“บ Read On Disliking Mad Men justtv.wordpress.comRead: adornofangirl โ€ฆ

2021-04-30: Frank Oz, on Miss Piggy: She has a lot of vulnerability, which she has to hide, because of her need โ€ฆ

2021-04-30: Kermit, while he is no saint, has achieved a wonderful equilibrium in which a common sense and a โ€ฆ

2021-04-30: Want to read: Digital Black Feminism by Catherine Knight Steele ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-30: Played Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego? via the Internet Archive with M. this morning & โ€ฆ

2021-04-29: What we do is chatacter comedy. Jerry Juhl, head writer of The Muppet Show, quoted in Of Muppets โ€ฆ

2021-04-29: CS101: Week One I’m auditing Stanford’s CS101 on EdX because while I love Harvard’s CS50x I think โ€ฆ

2021-04-29: Woohoo, I think I wrote the introduction of this article, yay me. Back to chipping away at the lit โ€ฆ

2021-04-29: Here’s me in 2018 unknowingly arguing the key finding of my dissertation: information literacy โ€ฆ

2021-04-29: ๐Ÿ”– Read No One Makes a Living on Patreon.

2021-04-28: Oh hey I got so excited about becoming Dr. Hirsh that I forgot to share photos of my Data make-up โ€ฆ

2021-04-28: Y’all is Kevin Feige okay? Has he ever, you know, been outside? Somebody should probably take โ€ฆ

2021-04-27: Spoiler font on my website I’m playing with CSS to get spoiler-text hidden unless selected on my website. Let’s see โ€ฆ

2021-04-27: On languishing, being dormant, and lying in wait. Adam Grant’s article Thereโ€™s a Name for the Blah Youโ€™re Feeling: Itโ€™s Called Languishing has โ€ฆ

2021-04-27: Notes and highlights from Katie Rose Guest Pryal's THE FREELANCE ACADEMIC ๐Ÿ“š I’ve read Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s The Freelance Academic twice now. It’s a great โ€ฆ

2021-04-27: Am I always tired because I’m: A) a newly minted PhD recovering from dissertating B) the โ€ฆ

2021-04-26: My Dissertation Acknowledgments It’s probably going to be a little while before I get my full dissertation up online, so I โ€ฆ

2021-04-26: ๐Ÿ”– Read โ€˜Buy Nothingโ€™ groups: A place to share goods, services โ€” and gratitude.

2021-04-25: Biggest takeaway from the first 5 episodes of SHADOW & BONE is that I want to get really good at โ€ฆ

2021-04-25: ๐Ÿ”– Read Rebuilding the Web We Lost anildash.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-04-25: ๐Ÿ”– Read The Web We Lost anildash.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-04-25: O hai. the early blogosphere was full of people who obsessed over โ€œcorrectlyโ€ labeling and โ€ฆ

2021-04-25: Finished reading: Come Back, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish and Wallace Tripp ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-25: Finished reading: Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower by Peggy Parish and Barbara Siegel Thomas ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-24: I have been so focused on writing my dissertation for so long that it’s a challenge to write a โ€ฆ

2021-04-23: Finished reading: Thank You, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish, Barbara Siebel Thomas ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-23: Finished reading: Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish and Fitz Siebel ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-23: Stocking the flow of my garden in the stream ๐Ÿ’ป I’ve been wanting to clean up my blog at least since I migrated from WordPress to, โ€ฆ

2021-04-23: Hello I have watched the first episode of SHADOW & BONE and Jesper has now replaced Kaz as my โ€ฆ

2021-04-23: You can now watch my dissertation defense presentation! I’ve stopped the video before the โ€ฆ

2021-04-23: Finished reading: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-22: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ“บ Read Marvel movies have a weird relationship with kissing and romance - Polygon polygon.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-04-22: Today’s weather is the best kind of NC spring weather. It’s 57F and there are fluffy โ€ฆ

2021-04-22: Want to read: Reef Life: An Underwater Memoir by Callum Roberts ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-22: Want to read: The Brilliant Abyss, Exploring the Majestic Hidden Life of the Deep Ocean, and the โ€ฆ

2021-04-21: I’m so happy that I’m now qualified to wear this Delicious PhD Darling โ€ฆ

2021-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read How Bookishness Affects the Book Biz publishersweekly.comRead: โ€ฆ

2021-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read How to Read When You Have a Baby | Book Riot โ€ฆ

2021-04-21: I resent the fact that Book Riot’s Find Out Your SHADOW AND BONE Character quiz made me choose โ€ฆ

2021-04-21: ๐Ÿ”– Read On the Relationship Between Motherhood and Madness in Victorian Literature โ€น Literary Hub โ€ฆ

2021-04-20: I know somebody on has put together an On This Day type page that shows you posts on โ€ฆ

2021-04-20: My favorite thing about Labyrinth is that the ending suggests that you can grow up while retaining โ€ฆ

2021-04-19: Told y’all I was going all-in on Trek. ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-19: Submitted my dissertation to the university. Ordered Ebony Elizabeth Thomas’s The Dark โ€ฆ

2021-04-18: ๐Ÿ”– Reagan Ray has collected a bunch of hand-lettered logos from Marvel comics pre-2000. My favorite โ€ฆ

2021-04-15: Exhausted from defense & migrainey because PCOS, so it’s time to settle in with some โ€ฆ

2021-04-15: Advisor: So make these revisions because those were good questions and you had answers to them. Me: โ€ฆ

2021-04-15: Katherine Taylor’s essay, I Am Not a Robot, explores Data’s value as a stand-in for โ€ฆ

2021-04-14: I have a lot of thank yous to catch up on, and I will. But in the meantime, I highly recommend โ€ฆ

2021-04-14: Lt. Cmdr. DOCTOR Kimberly Hirsh here… I mean Data, whoops… I passed my dissertation โ€ฆ

2021-04-14: This really does feel like waiting to go to the hospital to be induced. I hope the dissertation โ€ฆ

2021-04-14: Really wish I felt like I could sweeten my defense with a laugh track.

2021-04-14: Me, when Wesley Crusher tells Guinan he always gets As: Really? We’re still grading things in โ€ฆ

2021-04-13: Last call for anyone who wants to attend my dissertation defense on Zoom, 4/14/21 1pm Eastern! The โ€ฆ

2021-04-13: O no my defense adrenaline has arrived 18 hours early

2021-04-13: THE NEVERS as Disability Metaphor โ™ฟ ๐Ÿ“บ This post contains slight spoilers for The Nevers. I just watched the first episode of The Nevers. โ€ฆ

2021-04-13: Weeks ago now my kid told me, “You don’t need to be a doctor. You’re already โ€ฆ

2021-04-13: ๐Ÿ”–Also, the Sesame Street Tiny Desk Concert made me tear up. ๐Ÿ“บ๐ŸŽต

2021-04-13: ๐Ÿ”– I highly recommend this video of the Yip Yip Invasion at Phoenix Comicon 2017, in which a group of โ€ฆ

2021-04-13: Can I be in the book fandom? Like, I’m a fan of books as a medium and as aesthetic objects?

2021-04-12: Finished reading: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-11: Exhausted from reviewing my dissertation slides with W (and applying for a job and doing a makeup โ€ฆ

2021-04-11: Finished reading: You’re Not Fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to a Coffee Shop: Scalzi โ€ฆ

2021-04-09: Finished my defense slides and I’m so tired. ๐Ÿ“

2021-04-09: Me: Why am I so obsessed with identity construction? The little Chani Nicholas my head: Because your โ€ฆ

2021-04-09: Fellow academics, do you have a writerly identity? I told my artist BFF my 1st diss draft was โ€ฆ

2021-04-07: I have decided to go all-in on Star Trek. Especially TNG of course, but for the time being, โ€ฆ

2021-04-07: I’m not saying I’m just saying I kind of wish the Season 2 finale of Picard would be โ€ฆ

2021-04-07: Which Muppet do I most identify with? Well… ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿฟ

2021-04-07: Don’t mind me, I’m just over here flailing in response to the Picard Season 2 Teaser โ€ฆ

2021-04-07: Reddit user JaytheChou is photoshopping Paddington into a different movie every day and it is a โ€ฆ

2021-04-07: I’ve always been resentful of the trope where girls have to pretend to be boys to get stuff โ€ฆ

2021-04-07: Improv as community/business/cult has a lot of problems that would require a radical new model to โ€ฆ

2021-04-06: I’m in a hammock and I don’t want to get up.

2021-04-06: I just finished Leigh Bardugo’s Siege and Storm and I’m so glad I’ve got the next โ€ฆ

2021-04-06: Finished reading: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo ๐Ÿ“š

2021-04-06: Teared up watching @levarburton’s cameos for other people. “It’s over. It’s โ€ฆ

2021-04-06: So I’m reading my dissertation and I think it’s… Good? Like it was written by โ€ฆ

2021-04-06: About to start reading and marking up this thing in preparation for next week’s defense, at โ€ฆ

2021-04-05: Honored today to deliver a pre-recorded guest lecture on Reader’s Advisory for Dr. Megan โ€ฆ

2021-04-05: I really miss the internet of 2004 - 2007, specifically the DIY/New Domesticity craft punk blog โ€ฆ

2021-04-03: I have now met all my pre-defense scholarly obligations (paper draft & guest lecture) so I guess โ€ฆ

2021-04-03: ๐Ÿ”– I somehow missed Linda Holmes’s beautiful piece about The Muppet Movie soundtrack. She pulls โ€ฆ

2021-04-03: True story, my dissertation includes the statement, “I was wrong.” ๐Ÿ“

2021-04-02: 18 hrs post-vaccine woke up a little achey, a little lymph node-y. Not too bad but still planning to โ€ฆ

2021-04-01: 5 hrs post-vaccine, feeling fuzzy-headed and mildly achey, chills receded but I bet they’ll be โ€ฆ

2021-04-01: J&J vaccine, side effects (or psychosomatic effects?) settling in after 3 hours: vague malaise, โ€ฆ

2021-04-01: This windblown lady is vaccinated and waiting outside the Cookout Walk Up Window for a celebratory โ€ฆ

2021-03-30: Thinking of launching an academic editing service explicitly targeted to scholars who are also โ€ฆ

2021-03-29: I did the My Next Move interests profile and it says I should be an information research scientist. โ€ฆ

2021-03-28: Being in a “life happens” moment myself (finishing my dissertation), I originally missed โ€ฆ

2021-03-25: Watching My Neighbor Totoro & my kid is saying that I’m like Mama Kusakabe because we both โ€ฆ

2021-03-23: My kid’s over here telling his dad a Magic Treehouse/Wild Kratts crossover story. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“บ

2021-03-23: Want to read: The Writer’s Practice by John Warner ๐Ÿ“š

2021-03-22: I’m finishing up my PhD this May! I have a lot of possibilities for what’s next; I would โ€ฆ

2021-03-22: It's spring and my dissertation is submitted! Let's do all the things! It feels like submitting my dissertation has freed up an immense amount of space in my head and โ€ฆ

2021-03-21: Want to read: When Women Invented Television by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong ๐Ÿ“š

2021-03-18: 4yo: What are you defending? Me: My dissertation. 4yo: Why do you have to defend it? Me:

2021-03-18: Friend: I was thinking like I needed to get in my 10,000 hours and be an expert. Me: The 10,000 โ€ฆ

2021-03-17: Here’s a proposed title for my memoir, inspired by me being aggressively helped at a friend โ€ฆ

2021-03-17: You know that thing where you’ve pursued something long enough that now you’ve pretty โ€ฆ

2021-03-17: Debating with myself about regalia since I’m not going to an in-person ceremony. Definitely โ€ฆ

2021-03-16: “The academy is not designed to accommodate women, families, or the demands of modern โ€ฆ

2021-03-16: “[The graduate program] hinges on a level of detachment from the corporeal, on a laser focus โ€ฆ

2021-03-16: “Lives matter more than careers. Focus on building the life you want rather than pursuing the โ€ฆ

2021-03-16: Finished reading: The Freelance Academic by Katie Rose Guest Pryal ๐Ÿ“š

2021-03-16: ๐Ÿ”– What are we folding when we are folding laundry in quarantine is a beautiful poem by Sarah Ruhl. โ€ฆ

2021-03-16: ๐Ÿ”– I love this take. I’d love to see it even more fleshed out: WandaVision Is Basically a โ€ฆ

2021-03-15: Apparently it’s going to be an up-every-two-hours kind of night.

2021-03-15: SAVE THE DATE! My dissertation defense is set for April 14th from 1 - 3 pm. It will be held via โ€ฆ

2021-03-12: Sewing is not going great because my machine is old and unhelpful and difficult to find a manual โ€ฆ

2021-03-12: I threaded a needle and pulled up the bobbin thread! ๐Ÿงต

2021-03-12: I wound a bobbin! ๐Ÿงต

2021-03-11: Taking a mini-spring break over UNC’s Wellness Days & the weekend, including bailing on โ€ฆ

2021-03-09: No YOU meant to go to bed an hour ago but got distracted by online window-shopping for sewing โ€ฆ

2021-03-09: I’m Kimberly Hirsh and I just sent my finished, formatted dissertation to my advisor, who will โ€ฆ

2021-03-08: We are now at the “Watch Studio Ghibli instead of PBS Kids” stage of the pandemic. ๐Ÿฟ

2021-03-08: In the process of scheduling and thought to myself I should be sure to invite my Grandmomma. ๐Ÿ˜ข

2021-03-07: Catching up on MCU. My favorite parts of Daredevil S2 are when Matt Murdock & Frank Castle have โ€ฆ

2021-03-06: Me, justifying my discussion chapter to the committee in my head: It’s only 1/3 of a โ€ฆ

2021-03-06: I may have finished my discussion chapter. I definitely sent it off to my advisor.

2021-03-05: Discussion section: behind the scenes [Alt text: A piece of paper showing a black and white diagram โ€ฆ

2021-03-05: Wrote ~1200 words. Time for a cake break! ๐Ÿฐ Oh no, there’s no cake! Time for a donut break! ๐Ÿฉ

2021-03-05: Today’s writing music: FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Original Soundtrack SQUARE ENIX MUSIC

2021-03-05: Me, this morning: Sure buddy, I’ll find those missing toys for you! Me, after taking โ€ฆ

2021-03-04: I’m thisclose to requesting submissions for a WandaVision digital zine. To be edited AFTER I โ€ฆ

2021-03-04: As long as I defend before the semester is over I’m good. On the off chance my post-defense โ€ฆ

2021-03-04: Today: Day 3 of garbage sleep. Empathetically worried about funding for the PhD cohorts coming up โ€ฆ

2021-03-04: ๐Ÿ”– This piece about WandaVision & fan theories has me musing on the difference between trying to โ€ฆ

2021-03-04: ๐Ÿ”– This piece about WandaVision and fan theories has me thinking about fannish meta and where it โ€ฆ

2021-03-04: Finishing my PhD & launching information consulting has me basically pretending I’m Dr. โ€ฆ

2021-03-03: You know how sometimes you serendipitously learn about a theoretical framework that’s going to โ€ฆ

2021-03-03: My kid woke me up an hour early and I added ~1500 words to my discussion chapter today, plus pulled โ€ฆ

2021-03-03: Want to read: How Humans Learn by Joshua R. Eyler ๐Ÿ“š

2021-03-03: Want to read: The Swallowed Man by Edward Carey ๐Ÿ“š

2021-03-03: Today in the Hundred Acre Wood: Piglet might have the coronavirus but he’s asymptomatic; Pooh, โ€ฆ

2021-03-03: I’ll say this (among other things) for being a part-time stay-at-home mom/part-time scholar: โ€ฆ

2021-03-03: I remember when MCU fans were clamoring for WandaVision to reveal its big bad already & Ashley โ€ฆ

2021-03-02: Is there anything more attractive than an attractive person writing a grant application & โ€ฆ

2021-03-02: ๐Ÿ”– These images of comic book heroes redrawn to have average body types are fascinating from a โ€ฆ

2021-03-02: ๐Ÿ”– Check out Riana Mckeith’s period-appropriate cartoon homages to WandaVision. So great! It โ€ฆ

2021-03-01: I just reviewed my advisor’s notes on the first 6 chapters of my dissertation (Intro, 2 Lit โ€ฆ

2021-03-01: What I’m learning from the MCU (caught up on WandaVision & currently watching Agents of โ€ฆ

2021-03-01: There are a lot of hard moments as a parent. I tend to share moments like this: M. quietly building โ€ฆ

2021-03-01: Want to read: Forces of Nature: The Women who Changed Science by Anna Reser and Leila McNeill ๐Ÿ“š

2021-03-01: Trusting my (book blogging) intuition Fourteen years ago, I started a book blog - or, as I called it at the time, a reading journal. I โ€ฆ

2021-02-27: Just finished the introduction to SUCCEEDING OUTSIDE THE ACADEMY. Excited to read the rest. It seems โ€ฆ

2021-02-26: I woke up with a migraine today. I’ve had enough caffeine that it’s significantly โ€ฆ

2021-02-26: Do I know anybody who works in youth services in the Wake County Public Libraries? If you do, will โ€ฆ

2021-02-26: I may have added, um, 40 pages (mostly quotes and tables) to my findings chapter in revision…

2021-02-25: Okay. I finished pulling quotes from the last interview. I was like, “Cool! Time to move on to โ€ฆ

2021-02-25: Only one interview left to pull quotes from for my findings chapter and then I can move on to the โ€ฆ

2021-02-24: Just updated my Fan Studies in LIS page to include some scholars I met at FSNNA20!

2021-02-24: OKAY. I finished pulling quotes from that giant and awesome interview. Three more interviews left to โ€ฆ

2021-02-24: It’s a good day for lying on a hammock and listening to an audiobook. ๐Ÿ“ท

2021-02-23: Hello today I think my ideal job would be to read books and then write essays (not straight up โ€ฆ

2021-02-23: I’m writing through a migraine right now. I have this one participant interview that’s โ€ฆ

2021-02-23: I finished reading Mona Awad’s BUNNY last night. I can’t even write a review of it โ€ฆ

2021-02-22: Finished reading: Bunny by Mona Awad ๐Ÿ“š

2021-02-22: My current writing process: mine one interview for quotes. Read a chapter of BUNNY by Mona Awad. โ€ฆ

2021-02-22: Finished reading: Keep Going by Austin Kleon ๐Ÿ“š

2021-02-22: I should hang this Austin Kleon drawing from p. 165 of KEEP GOING up in my home office. โ€ฆ

2021-02-21: “Art Monsters are not necessary or glamorous and they are not to be condoned, pardoned, or โ€ฆ

2021-02-19: Just gonna give up all other pursuits and devote my life to writing Muppet Show friendfic from now โ€ฆ

2021-02-19: I have so many happy Muppet Show feelings. Every time Fozzie is on screen my brain almost literally โ€ฆ

2021-02-19: The latest episode of WandaVision has given me a new cosplay goal… ๐Ÿ“บ

2021-02-19: Give Kathryn Hahn an Emmy. ๐Ÿ“บ

2021-02-19: ๐Ÿ”– This is a library that is also a theater. I want to go to there.

2021-02-18: Want to read: Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South by Regina Bradley ๐Ÿ“š

2021-02-17: Sent off my methodology chapter today. It only needed a little revision, mostly moving stuff from it โ€ฆ

2021-02-17: Renee Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler) sings the theme song for the new Muppet Babies. This โ€ฆ

2021-02-16: I’m actually enjoying messing around on the Internet for a while and some water started โ€ฆ

2021-02-16: Hello! I’m Kimberly Hirsh and I just sent a theory chapter off to my advisor. You should be โ€ฆ

2021-02-16: ๐Ÿ”– If you love beautiful writing with a wistful vibe, you should be reading Jess Zimmerman’s โ€ฆ

2021-02-15: ๐Ÿ”– Y’all, Sir Ian McKellen has been blogging about his work since he started working on โ€ฆ

2021-02-15: ๐Ÿ”– Go read what Tim Carmody has to say about two songs from “The Muppet Movie”. I’m โ€ฆ

2021-02-15: “Wellness” day #1: Wrote ~1700 words for my dissertation, outlined the methods section โ€ฆ

2021-02-15: Here are some things I’m not interested in: content marketing lead magnets analytics โ€ฆ

2021-02-14: ๐Ÿ”– The spellbinding history of cheese and witchcraft is the witchy content I didn’t know I โ€ฆ

2021-02-14: I’m so psyched to read all the articles fan studies scholars are going to write about โ€ฆ

2021-02-14: Doing more lurking/replying than posting rn. I’ve blocked Twitter on my phone. It redirects me โ€ฆ

2021-02-14: Want to read: Bookish Broads by Lauren Marino ๐Ÿ“š

2021-02-13: Want to read: We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman ๐Ÿ“š

2021-02-11: I added >1000 words to the theory chapter of my dissertation today. I’ve still a ways to โ€ฆ

2021-02-10: ๐Ÿ”– One option the New York Times didn’t mention in their piece about keeping a digital โ€ฆ

2021-02-10: It was kind of fun to see one of my drama professors from undergrad in M. L. Rio’s โ€ฆ

2021-02-10: Finished reading: If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio ๐Ÿ“š

2021-02-10: ๐Ÿ”– This deep-dive into fans reverse-engineering knitwear like Bernie’s mittens & the fourth โ€ฆ

2021-02-10: ๐Ÿ”– Jess Zimmerman’s latest Dead Channel compares the old Internet to Faerie & tackles what โ€ฆ

2021-02-09: Got about 500 words written today. Hoping to go faster moving forward. I slept poorly last night and โ€ฆ

2021-02-09: I’ve been low-key reading all the tie-in comics for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in release โ€ฆ

2021-02-09: Want to read: Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee ๐Ÿ“š

2021-02-08: Making progress on both dissertation & assistantship today. Beginning to feel like I might get โ€ฆ

2021-02-08: ๐Ÿ”– My granddaddy got his Ed. D. in 1972 and I just found the record for his dissertation in the UF โ€ฆ

2021-02-08: Writing that theory chapter…

2021-02-08: We went to the NC Museum of Art Park as a family Saturday. It was a really nice change of pace from โ€ฆ

2021-02-06: In case you’re following along, this morning the impostor syndrome was so bad I could feel it โ€ฆ

2021-02-05: ๐Ÿ”– Highly recommended: Library Ambience Sounds for Studying / Relaxing White Noise.

2021-02-05: Okay. Reorganized my work and my thinking and feeling better about my ability to be the kind of โ€ฆ

2021-02-05: New plans for this afternoon: Eat. Cry. Get back to work.

2021-02-05: I feel like Charlie in Flowers for Algernon, knowing he used to be smart. I think, “Remember โ€ฆ

2021-02-05: Every once in a while early Sesame Street drops in a random Carol Burnett segment and it brings me โ€ฆ

2021-02-05: ๐Ÿ”– In Back-Talking The Tone Police: Book People Are Not Your Enemy, Tika Vateri says all the things I โ€ฆ

2021-02-04: Y’all RiffTrax is doing a Star Trek: Generations watch along tonight and if my kid is asleep โ€ฆ

2021-02-04: The pandemic is making my brain not. Dissertating during a pandemic is not easy. Maintaining concentration is a real challenge. Before โ€ฆ

2021-02-04: Hello! Today I’m (not) enjoying some musculoskeletal pain. How are things with you?

2021-02-03: Me: reviews dissertation feedback and writes down 5 questions for meeting tomorrow w/advisor & โ€ฆ

2021-02-03: Great question from Jen Polk (@FromPhDtoLife) that it’d help me if you answer: What do I do โ€ฆ

2021-02-03: I have so many thoughts about information literacy and they’re so timely. It would be โ€ฆ

2021-02-02: I’m reading IF WE WERE VILLAINS by M. L. Rio & it does this interesting thing where you โ€ฆ

2021-02-02: I’m doing a daily tarot pull starting today. Four cards popped out of the deck at me today. โ€ฆ

2021-02-02: Me: Why is my neck hurting? Child: climbs on my neck Me: Oh.

2021-02-01: Every night I lie in my kid’s bed until he falls asleep and every night I wish someone would โ€ฆ

2021-01-31: I’ve got that sweet, sweet book hangover where you finish reading and then look around and โ€ฆ

2021-01-31: Finished reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova ๐Ÿ“š

2021-01-31: I’m having to remind myself that the reason a 2 yr ethnographic dissertation I’m reading โ€ฆ

2021-01-29: GENTLE WRITING ADVICE: You could write some words sometime if you feel like it, but if you’re โ€ฆ

2021-01-29: The model for a dissertation defense in my head is still f2f. When I try to envision my inevitable โ€ฆ

2021-01-29: ๐Ÿ”– I am a Book Person. I don’t love the shots this piece takes at Book People, but I appreciate โ€ฆ

2021-01-28: Just got “Wait, you’re KIBA?” for the first time in several years and it still โ€ฆ

2021-01-28: Anything that restores you isn’t a waste of time.

2021-01-27: If I have any friends/followers diagnosed with hEDS or HSD who would be willing to talk with me โ€ฆ

2021-01-27: How are you holding up? Here's what's up with me. How are you holding up? Are you holding up? I have a headache today. I really want to write about โ€ฆ

2021-01-27: Hi. I’m Kimberly, and everything you need to know about me can be summed up by the fact that โ€ฆ

2021-01-26: Just over here having an anxiety attack about taking my car to the mechanic for some routine work โ€ฆ

2021-01-25: If somebody could get on replacing Larry in “Pinky & the Brain & Larry” with โ€ฆ

2021-01-25: It’s here! Yay! #AcademicTarot @CoyoteAndBones

2021-01-25: ๐Ÿ”– The Power of German Playwright Bertholt Brechtโ€™s V-Effekt: Oliver Mayer discusses the connection โ€ฆ

2021-01-25: ๐Ÿ”– Whatโ€™s Behind the Label โ€˜Domestic Fictionโ€˜?: Soledad Fox Maura writes about why we need to โ€ฆ

2021-01-24: ๐Ÿ”– An old piece that the Rec Center brought to my attention: How Writing Fanfic Introduced Me To โ€ฆ

2021-01-24: Finished reading: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan ๐Ÿ“š

2021-01-23: ๐Ÿ“บ Ugh, Dr. Pulaski is the worst. ๐Ÿ––

2021-01-23: ๐Ÿ”– I continue to be proud of my city: Durham Moves to Protect Residents Against Natural Hair โ€ฆ

2021-01-23: Want to read: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein ๐Ÿ“š

2021-01-23: Finished reading: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan ๐Ÿ“š

2021-01-22: Putting the person back in my personal website I kind of want to put the person back in my personal website. Not that it isn’t personal - โ€ฆ

2021-01-22: ๐Ÿ”–I went into reading this expecting a fluff piece. I came out of it with a reminder of the spiritual โ€ฆ

2021-01-22: ๐Ÿ”–This interview is extremely validating! Just Move: Scientist Author Debunks Myths About Exercise โ€ฆ

2021-01-21: Who has two thumbs and just applied to be a Star Wars librarian for the summer? This Kimberly!

2021-01-21: ๐Ÿ”– Gaby has curated an amazing collection of Bernie memes. The Beetlejuice and Clerks ones are my โ€ฆ

2021-01-21: Last “What’s next?” question! If you’d like to help, please complete this โ€ฆ

2021-01-20: I’ve just finished creating my dissertation revisions matrix. Only 41 comments! Granted, one โ€ฆ

2021-01-20: What’s next? Part 2! If you’d like to help, please complete this sentence: “I โ€ฆ

2021-01-20: ๐Ÿ”–Paging Through Broadway While the Stages Are Dark: 2020 was supposed to be the year I got back into โ€ฆ

2021-01-19: ๐Ÿ”– The Deep Sadness of Marvelโ€™s WandaVision: This is the kind of WandaVision thinkpiece I want. ๐Ÿ“บ

2021-01-19: We are now at the stage of the pandemic/coup/grief process where I decide that I attended a single โ€ฆ

2021-01-19: I only just realized that to understand how information literacy has been conceptualized over time, โ€ฆ

2021-01-19: Getting real vulnerable! Want to help me plan for what’s next? Complete this statement: โ€ฆ

2021-01-19: Why yes, I am prioritizing #MuppetTwitter today.

2021-01-19: If Buffy Summers were real she’d be 40 years old today.

2021-01-19: Here’s my personal affirmation for the foreseeable future: DO WHAT I CAN, WHEN I CAN.

2021-01-18: Okay TNG friends. I made it through “Skin of Evil.” It’s all uphill from here โ€ฆ

2021-01-18: HEY I DID A THING! It was for my assistantship and not my dissertation but still. YAY ME!

2021-01-18: I put in a grocery order so now it’s time to crochet and watch TNG, yeah? I woke up this โ€ฆ

2021-01-17: Novel I’m reading: includes chapter that is just the text of an imaginary academic journal โ€ฆ

2021-01-17: Well my grandmother must have really crossed over, in my own estimation anyway, because I just woke โ€ฆ

2021-01-17: I'm still grieving my grandmother and I don't feel like doing anything. It’s been two weeks and a day since my grandmother died, and I don’t feel like doing โ€ฆ

2021-01-17: ๐Ÿ”– In “The Black Casting Choices in BRIDGERTON Wereโ€ฆA Choice”, Jessica Pryde explains the โ€ฆ

2021-01-15: ๐Ÿ”– This is really cool. I hope that in addition to making it possible for scholarship recipients to โ€ฆ

2021-01-15: I wonder how much of my lingering 90s cyberutopianism is because I forget the internet is not โ€ฆ

2021-01-15: ๐Ÿ“บ I know the consensus is that Season 1 of Star Trek: The Next Generation is Not Good, but I find a โ€ฆ

2021-01-14: I crack up every time M. & I watch the Emotions episode of Storybots Super Songs because a kid โ€ฆ

2021-01-13: I’m pretty sure Kermit the Frog is my oldest friend.

2021-01-11: This morning M. told me, “I’m not an architologyist,” and when I asked what an โ€ฆ

2021-01-10: ๐Ÿ“บ Me, a former educator, watching the new Saved by the Bell: This is really good, but I feel like โ€ฆ

2021-01-08: ๐Ÿ“บ I’ve been watching Bridgerton & aside from the obvious fact that Lady Danbury & โ€ฆ

2021-01-07: My kid is pulling toys out of bins and saying what they are… “Spider-Man’s car, a โ€ฆ

2021-01-05: I look like I’m dicking around on my phone but really I’m despairing about the future.

2021-01-05: ๐Ÿ”–๐Ÿฟ The Wonder Woman Movies Have a Women Problem A great analysis with ideas for how Wonder Woman โ€ฆ

2021-01-05: I’m officially Not Okay: I just created a new WordPress install for a new website I’ve โ€ฆ

2021-01-05: How am I only just now realizing that the Holodeck is a very high tech LARP environment?

2021-01-04: Apparently this week I’m going to be awake at night and sleep in the afternoon. Cool cool โ€ฆ

2021-01-04: I might also read more Dawn of X and play Two Dots.

2021-01-04: Hello. I want to want to do things but I do not want to do things, so I will be alternating between โ€ฆ

2021-01-04: I really did not spend this holiday “break” how I expected to, and now all I can do is โ€ฆ

2021-01-04: Which stage of grief is the not-sleeping-because-you-are-contemplating-your-own-denial one? My โ€ฆ

2021-01-03: Probably gonna cry thanks to the crushing weight of (gesturing at the world) all this, and I’m โ€ฆ

2021-01-03: ๐Ÿฟ Watched Wonder Woman 1984. Was it flawless? No. Did the fact that it was a Wonder Woman movie and โ€ฆ

2021-01-02: My grandmother Nita died this morning. She loved us all so much and always welcomed us to her home, โ€ฆ

2021-01-01: ๐Ÿ”– Tips for Starting a Bookstagram: Getting started in the bookish corner of Instagram can be โ€ฆ

2021-01-01: Currently reading: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan ๐Ÿ“š

2021-01-01: Want to read: The Blessing and the Curse: The Jewish People and Their Books in the Twentieth Century โ€ฆ

2021-01-01: Want to read: Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology by Jess Zimmerman ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-31: Me at 5 am: It’s fine, I’ll take a nap this afternoon. Me at 5 pm: Why would I nap when โ€ฆ

2020-12-31: 2020 Year-in-Review & 2021 Word of the First Quarter I just re-read my 2019 Year-in-Review & 2020 Word of the Year blog post, published a little over โ€ฆ

2020-12-31: ๐Ÿ”– Yes to Masks. No to Parties. 2021 Will Be a Lot Like 2020: disheartening, but not surprising.

2020-12-31: ๐Ÿ”– Run, Die, Repeat: How Roguelike Games Helped Us Get Through 2020 - Roguelikes reflect not only the โ€ฆ

2020-12-31: Here are my goals for 2021: Learn about pain management & find pain management that works for โ€ฆ

2020-12-31: Want to read: Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning by Tom Vanderbilt ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-30: ๐Ÿ“š Friends, there are at least two modern retellings of Jane Eyre coming out this year: The Wife โ€ฆ

2020-12-29: ๐Ÿ”– Where Year Two of the Pandemic Will Take Us I will never not appreciate Ed Yong.

2020-12-29: ๐Ÿ”– The Vaccine Rollout’s Known Knowns and More In Zeynep Tufecki’s Insight newsletter, โ€ฆ

2020-12-29: ๐Ÿ”– The Life in The Simpsons Is No Longer Attainable I don’t have a word for how this article โ€ฆ

2020-12-29: Time to crowdsource a tagline! I’m going to start calling myself a Consulting โ€ฆ

2020-12-28: More dark academia books! The Lessons, Naomi Alderman The Rachel Papers, Martin Amis Possession, A. โ€ฆ

2020-12-28: Me to W: You know how you sometimes for fun you give people advice on research design in a Fan โ€ฆ

2020-12-28: Want to read: Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-28: Want to read: Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-28: I bought myself a Theracane and it’s not arriving until Thursday. I’m really looking โ€ฆ

2020-12-27: Currently reading: The Iliad by Homer; Caroline Alexander (translator) ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-27: ๐Ÿ—ฏ๏ธ Read Lore Olympus episodes 1 - 10. Gorgeous art, fun characterization, planning to keep going.

2020-12-27: ๐ŸŽฎ Currently playing Hades on Nintendo Switch. Been coveting this for a while, so when W. suggested โ€ฆ

2020-12-27: I’m still obsessed with Dark Academia. Here are some books I’ve read or will read that โ€ฆ

2020-12-27: Currently reading: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-26: Living with chronic illness is really hard and I don’t like it.

2020-12-26: ๐Ÿ”–Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Start It Again via @Miraz Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Start It Again โ€ฆ

2020-12-26: ๐Ÿ”– How Literary Female Friendships Shaped the Fiction Market This piece by Sarah Lonsdale describes the kind of literary friendship I fantasize about having. Who โ€ฆ

2020-12-25: Also, I don’t know who in the SNL writers' room is a mom, but solidarity, friend.

2020-12-25: To those of you who celebrate Christmas and have children, I hope your kids' joy offsets your โ€ฆ

2020-12-24: I have so many thoughts on Jingle Jangle! This article about how the movie centers Black Girl Magic โ€ฆ

2020-12-24: Netflix: 22 minutes left in Jingle Jangle! Me: ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ญ

2020-12-24: Jingle Jangle: has huge climactic sequence with positive resolution Netflix time bar: shows 36 โ€ฆ

2020-12-23: Today has been the kind of day where you lie down on the floor after wrapping the Christmas presents โ€ฆ

2020-12-23: One song into Jingle Jangle and I’m aching for more R&B musicals - originals, not juke box โ€ฆ

2020-12-23: The results of this Spotify-evaluating AI are hilarious. Enya + The Lonely Island are peak Kimberly โ€ฆ

2020-12-22: My child: “I learned a valuable lesson today.” W: “What’s that, โ€ฆ

2020-12-22: Rachel Reichenbach’s Why your Instagram Engagement Kinda Sucks Right Now explains so much. I โ€ฆ

2020-12-21: Finished reading: Dawn of X, Volume 2 ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-21: My Reading Year 2020 It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which has nothing to do with any gift-giving related โ€ฆ

2020-12-21: Finished reading: Dawn of X, Volume 1 ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-20: Finished reading: Powers of X # 1 - 6 ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-20: Finished reading: House of X # 1 - 6 ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-19: Current status:

2020-12-18: Elizabeth Minkel’s The Year of Loving Things Again, published in December 2017, resonates โ€ฆ

2020-12-18: I don’t want to spoil The Mandalorian finale much, so I’ll just say that technology used โ€ฆ

2020-12-18: My Most Memorable Christmas Presents from Childhood I’m really on a break now - had my last business-ish meeting yesterday, no Zoom calls โ€ฆ

2020-12-17: Sufganiyot! Easy jelly donut recipe from The Nosher.

2020-12-17: I have been having this problem all week where I sit down and then I need to eat but eating would โ€ฆ

2020-12-16: At Literary Mama, Victoria Livingstone writes about how the tasks of motherhood that “cannot โ€ฆ

2020-12-15: Crocheting while watching Clone Wars is very pleasant.

2020-12-15: I’m experimenting with using Notion for weekly and daily planning. I put my most important โ€ฆ

2020-12-14: Got myself a Hanukkah present from Everyday Magic & it arrived today. Rededication body butter โ€ฆ

2020-12-14: Okay but what if a manatee had a narwhal tusk.

2020-12-13: ๐Ÿ”– Laurie Pennyโ€™s WIRED piece about falling in love over Zoom is one of the most hopeful things โ€ฆ

2020-12-13: ๐Ÿ”– This NPR piece about keeping warm and embracing wintry outdoor adventures is exactly the kind of โ€ฆ

2020-12-11: Just a little light reading from on the first day of my break from my dissertation.

2020-12-11: Baby’s first latkes. (I am the baby in question, and it’s my first time making them, not โ€ฆ

2020-12-11: The dissertation revision nightmares have started, so, that’s cool.

2020-12-10: So what I learned from Disney Investors Day is that Muppets Now is probably the last Muppets content โ€ฆ

2020-12-10: Dissertation Draft Finished + Pandemic Parenting and My Body I sent off the introduction chapter for my dissertation to my advisor a few minutes ago. I also โ€ฆ

2020-12-10: That feeling when you decide to cut a big chunk of your outline out of your dissertation intro โ€ฆ

2020-12-09: Want to read: The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World by Virginia Postrel ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-09: I really enjoyed reading this piece about Star Wars stormtrooper strategy & tactics, which is โ€ฆ

2020-12-08: This is just to say I have eaten the kisses that looked like Santa hats and which I said I was โ€ฆ

2020-12-08: Instead of the usual fullscreen symbol, the PBS Kids website video player has a circle with the word โ€ฆ

2020-12-07: Household division of labor: W - cooks, cleans, does yardwork, generates 80% of household income, โ€ฆ

2020-12-07: I’m really hung up on how nothing is neutral and every decision, intentionally or not, is โ€ฆ

2020-12-07: If you’re into it, Star Wars is pretty much the ultimate in comfort media, so I’m going โ€ฆ

2020-12-07: The Imagined Academia and How I Still Love It I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. I’ve spent my whole โ€ฆ

2020-12-06: You know when you are writing and then ideas start flowing and words come out of you expressing โ€ฆ

2020-12-06: I am so close to done with my discussion chapter with almost 3 hours of childcare left to go! Time โ€ฆ

2020-12-06: Finished reading: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson ๐Ÿ“š

2020-12-04: When you’re pretty much secular, but descended from 2 faith traditions and mostly just really โ€ฆ

2020-12-04: I'm Jew-ish, but not Jewish. I know Hanukkah is not a major religious holiday. But my connection with Jewish heritage and culture โ€ฆ

2020-12-03: Making stuff is a vulnerable act. The end of a PhD is a weird time, especially if you don’t have your eyes set on the โ€ฆ

2020-12-03: I’m just gonna buy 8 matching purple sweatsuits and say I’m cosplaying as Kate Bishop โ€ฆ

2020-12-03: Pretending that signing up for texts from Zooey Deschanel’s number is the same โ€ฆ

2020-12-02: Updated my now page!

2020-12-02: I am not a piece of ๐Ÿ’ฉ and neither are you. Austin Kleon says to write the book you want to read. If I were to write a book in this moment - โ€ฆ

2020-12-02: Check me out with my #wipwednesday. This is the beginning of the Habitat Cardigan. Lion Brand โ€ฆ

2020-12-01: This is how my year sounded on @Spotify. Get your 2020 Wrapped now #2020Wrapped โ€ฆ

2020-12-01: I'm pressing publish every day with Leonie. I woke up this morning to an email in my inbox from Leonie Dawson’s newsletter, sharing that โ€ฆ

2020-11-30: Reading Chani Nicholas’s *You Were Born for This" and only tearing up a little at the โ€ฆ

2020-11-30: You, a reasonable person: Don’t you have a dissertation to finish? Me, a Kimberly: Okay but โ€ฆ

2020-11-30: Okay okay but hear me out: what if you ALSO watched the OLD Animaniacs on Hulu?

2020-11-30: What’s a weird skill you have that you will possibly never use again? I’m REALLY good at โ€ฆ

2020-11-30: I wrote a page in my Discussion/Conclusions chapter! YAY ME! (Turns out trying to move discussions โ€ฆ

2020-11-30: Present Kimberly is over here agonizing about the discussion piece of her dissertation. Meanwhile, โ€ฆ

2020-11-29: Holidays are lovely but I have to give myself time to recover after them. (The thing about having โ€ฆ

2020-11-28: My kid just explained to me an imaginary informational text he has that explains why Grinches โ€ฆ

2020-11-26: I’m 20 minutes into Happiest Season and it is every bit as cute as I thought it would be, โ€ฆ

2020-11-26: Oh right. Knitting stresses me out. Better for re-learning when I have the bandwidth for something โ€ฆ

2020-11-26: I think it’s time for me to re-learn to knit. I find myself craving the kinds of textures that โ€ฆ

2020-11-26: I have only dabbled in Horse Girlery, but I’m delighted by Polygon’s Horse Girl Canon. โ€ฆ

2020-11-25: It’s happening.

2020-11-25: I’m super thankful for my fellow doc students, who today have dropped off a laser printer and โ€ฆ

2020-11-25: I’ve been enjoying the Animaniacs reboot, while not finding it as rapturous as the Animaniacs โ€ฆ

2020-11-25: I’ve been enjoying the Animaniacs reboot, while not finding it as rapturous as the Animaniacs โ€ฆ

2020-11-25: My advisor just said “Let’s enjoy our time off!” which is code for “Stop โ€ฆ

2020-11-24: Worn down to a nub from moming. Retreating to bed. Definitely going to sleep, NOT to watch The โ€ฆ

2020-11-24: My kid just told me I’m “very proper” because I want him to “put on all the โ€ฆ

2020-11-23: Me: Okay, I’m going to finish reading Frankenstein. W: Didn’t you finish reading that โ€ฆ

2020-11-23: I'm having trouble with my dissertation discussion. My goal for November’s #AcWriMo was to write the discussion chapter for my dissertation. After โ€ฆ

2020-11-22: Finished reading: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley ๐Ÿ“š

2020-11-22: My household will be celebrating the Yule Book Flood this year. I can’t afford to buy everyone โ€ฆ

2020-11-21: Bare tree branches against a clear blue sky remind me of lace.

2020-11-20: On some level, THE MANDALORIAN really is just about parenting a young child. “Don’t eat โ€ฆ

2020-11-20: Want to read: Ruinsong by Julia Ember ๐Ÿ“š

2020-11-20: Just got an email inviting me to join a network of patient influencers because I’m active in โ€ฆ

2020-11-20: I’m happy to have new Animaniacs and I’m also happy to have old Animaniacs.

2020-11-20: My kid woke me up at the wrong moment in my sleep cycle and I’m pretty sure I’m going to โ€ฆ

2020-11-19: When writing is both scholarly and beautiful, that’s a sweet spot.


2020-11-18: Just cleaned the 15+ yrs of storage gunk (not too bad really) off my sewing machine. EXCITEMENT!

2020-11-18: Say what you will about screen time, when my kid and I binge-watch remote library storytimes he gets โ€ฆ

2020-11-17: No YOU’RE spending too much time looking at vintage tartan and/or velvet blazers on Etsy.

2020-11-17: But before I go I’m just going to say that listening to my genius husband present about โ€ฆ

2020-11-17: Today, because we’re on migraine day 3, I’m looking for scientific evidence that when I โ€ฆ

2020-11-17: Welcome to Kimberly’s Migraine Day 3, brought to you by Lowered Estrogen and Serotonin!

2020-11-17: You ever watch a rom-com & forget the characters don’t know they’re in a rom-com? โ€ฆ

2020-11-16: Y’all I am so scared about this current COVID surge. I haven’t had a real strong COVID โ€ฆ

2020-11-16: Tonight my kid requested a bedtime story about @emilyvgordon & @kumailn’s cat, Bagel, and โ€ฆ

2020-11-16: Y’all, the Rockapella Holiday album is… different than I expected.

2020-11-16: I coded an interview with a migraine. Aren’t you impressed?

2020-11-15: This thread terrifies me. It's looking like we've turned the corner at my house, so I'm going to โ€ฆ

2020-11-15: Okay spoiler for Dash & Lily I guess but I have so much empathy for all the worried adults in โ€ฆ

2020-11-15: I just finished episode 2 of Dash & Lily (which, just like the book, I love) and spent WAY too โ€ฆ

2020-11-14: Our family has been exploring our playgroundless city parks. Today we went to Sandy Creek Park, โ€ฆ

2020-11-14: Want to read: a tumblr book by Allison McCracken, Alexander Cho, Louisa Stein, and Indira Neill โ€ฆ

2020-11-13: Put Bert & Ernie Sing-Along on while my kid was in the bath this morning and we’re โ€ฆ