Today two patrons thanked us for flying the Pride flag. 🏳️‍🌈 I hope our LGBTQIA+ patrons and staff feel welcome at our library. And I know that I have more work to do to ensure that everyone truly IS welcome.

There is so much we must do to dismantle white supremacy. But there are so many ways to help! If you’re thinking, “I need to educate myself first,” then have I got a resource for you! Your library card is one tool in this fight. Ask me how to use it!

Posted @withregram • @ijeomaoluo Repost from @dopequeenpheebs • Today #BreonnaTaylor would have turned 27 years old. She would have been celebrating with friends and loved ones and just being carefree and joyful like every black person has the right to be. Instead, on March 13th, she was shot EIGHT times and killed in her home in the wee hours of the morning all because of an illegal “no knock” search warrant. Anything remotely resembling justice has yet to be served. We cannot and should not forget her. So, in honor of Breonna’s birthday, please join me by calling the numbers in this infographic and demand that Officers John Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove be charged with murder. Administrative leave is not enough. Them being fired would not be enough. Elected officials placating us that the evidence will be reviewed will never be enough. It is June. We cannot wait any longer for the adults to do their jobs. #JusticeForBreonna #BlackLivesMatter Click the link in the profile if you want to donate to Breonna’s GoFundMe. Graphic: @ju.niyah

Today I will go into the library to do my work for the first time in months. This is a concrete step in the planning we are all doing to reimagine how we serve our community. I am excited! And a little nervous. I did not sleep well last night.

📚 Currently Reading: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Yesterday, as I obsessively watched the news, my hold on this library ebook was finally ready. It is a challenging and necessary read. I am learning so much.

📚 Read: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

This is a well-constructed fiction from the #MeToo movement, and it reads like one. It didn’t land enough emotionally to disturb, and didn’t take enough risks to inform.

My rating: ★★☆☆☆

I looked up from my laptop and this was happening. (So stealthy, that Criminy!)

Doodling with Colorverse Gravity Wave. It’s a deep teal with red sheen, not visible on this paper, but I’ll do a real ink test soon.

Special delivery of a tiny bottle of Colorverse ink! Not pictured: the awesome friend who dropped it off.

Criminy is not sure how he feels about this.

Less than a week away now. #oregonvotes #vote

I inked up my vintage Esterbrook Dollar Pen today. My pens = my moods. When I ink up my 💵🖊, I mean business.

D got a birthday-gram from @theunipiper tonight! Our neighbors enjoyed it almost as much as we did. What a perfect Portland memory. 🥰

Yes, I did just use “embiggen” in a Zoom meeting. 🧐 How is your brain doing today?

I know nothing about classical pianists, but Spotify told me I’d like Víkingur Ólafsson and it wasn’t wrong. But I am listening to music by this Jean-Phillippe Rameau chap at entirely the wrong time of day. “Les tourbillons” is aptly named! 🌪

I’ll never be able to repay all of the tiny kindnesses that family, friends, and coworkers are winging my way right now, but I’ll be glad to spend the rest of my life trying.

Time to cook the anxiety away! My nonna’s Bolognese sauce is on tonight’s menu. 🍝 The store was out of tomato paste so I’m reducing some tomato sauce. This kitchen smells like my childhood.

I’m having a surreal and challenging week, and this episode of Reply All hit me right in the feels. 😭

I am finally attempting to make ramen eggs! In my Instant Pot! Wish me luck (and check in tomorrow after they’ve luxuriated all night in delicious marinade).

Following the great example of some Micronauts, I’m going to start sharing what I’m grateful for and what I’m looking forward to.

Today I’m grateful for another trip around the sun! 🌞 I’m looking forward to spending the day with @FunkyPlaid. 💑

Sometimes all I want to do is play Little Computer People (Activision, 1987). It made me so happy and no other game (no, not even The Sims) has come close to it, in my opinion. youtu.be/GlP80LQ-F…

Stopped off to visit family in a snowy place on my way back from DC. How I love winter weather when it is optional!

This is my life and I both can’t believe it and am so, so grateful and happy.

Crivens has hit kitten adolescence at full speed. We now must keep the bathroom door shut at all times; he is 9 pounds of muscle and determination.

It is difficult to resist Criminy’s sweet face while he dozes. Not pictured: the perfect splash of pink on his lower lip.