Lunch at Ground Breaker Brewing, a magical place for the likes of me, as it is entirely gluten-free.

Hey, that’s MY mug.

I need a quick way to share a portfolio of work that I created some time ago with HTML files, mostly text-based, nothing fancy. Any suggestions?

Finished knitting project: pebbly autumnal cowl. 🧶

Zen, my beloved familiar of 22 years, is gone. 💔 I don’t have my own words for this yet, so I am borrowing Mary Oliver’s.

photo of a tortoiseshell cat with an excerpt of Mary Oliver’s poem “In Blackwater Woods” over it

TFW when your library is literally at the end of the rainbow. 🌈

What? A librarian who knits? I’m shocked. 🧶

Sipping turmeric tea, I remember years ago when my friend Gabriel and I each happened to be visiting PA at the same time. I brought him a big bag of turmeric; it was expensive there, and he swore by it for his daily treatments. G, you’re gone but still with me. 💔

At Portland Nursery.

Happy #LibraryCardSignup Month! 📚 Celebrate by getting your very own library card this September. bit.ly/LibraryCa…

📚 Read: You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann

This is a quick, creepy read that plays with form and language a bit to build tension. I enjoyed that part but thought it could have done more. Still, this was a fun dip into scary-story season!

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

🎬 Watched: Over the Garden Wall, 2014

This was recommended to me ages ago, and like a fool, I waited this long to watch it. I’m already looking forward to watching it again, each year, around this time of year.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

📚 Read: Munmun by Jesse Andrews

Brilliantly-written satire that is also truly fun to read? Munmun is funny, heartbreaking, strange, and poignant. Andrews lambastes the absurdity of socioeconomic strata in this YA genre-bender.

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Snow affogato at @cafe_sorosoro! 🎥: @ilovemesomesharks

I saw a lamprey at the zoo today. Terrifying. Then when we were passing by a second time, my friend helpfully said, “Lampreys, don’t look!” And I looked. What is wrong with me? I might never sleep again.

Look at this one hundred percent good girl. 😻

Beer & BBQ chicken at @groundbreakerbrewing with @ilovemesomesharks, who is visiting for the week!

I’ve been eagerly awaiting this for months. Have you read it yet?

Happy #CityHallSelfie Day!

Zen has had a rough week. Nevertheless, she persisted.

Costa Rican casado with fried eggs, black beans, and two salsas.

It wasn’t my brightest idea to bake chicken wings on one of the hottest days of the year, but they were still delicious.

★ Liked “Libraries are fighting to preserve your right to borrow e-books (opinion) - CNN

Librarians to publishers: Please take our money. Publishers to librarians: Drop dead.

The 24-hour news cycle is overwhelming and upsetting. Regardless, we owe it to each other to be responsible readers and sharers, so let’s check our facts. FactCheck.org is nonpartisan and a good place to start.

Happy August!