I Am Library 101, Are You?

After months of hardwork and contributions from librarians all over the world, the Library 101 Project made it’s debut at Internet Librarian to much fanfare. Twitter is all abuzz with excitement over Library 101. After viewing the video, all I can say is Michael Porter and David Lee King did […]

Book Review: Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

Sweetsmoke is the story of Cassius Howard, a secretly literate slave, and his desire to find justice for his murdered friend, Emoline Justice. Emoline was a free black woman who served as surrogate mother and mentor to Cassius while he was recovering from a severe beating. Using his cunning and […]

Small Talk Six Things My Mother-In-Law Has Done for Me Lately

Today’s Small Talk Six topic is to list six things, good or bad, that I credit my mother-in-law for. Oh my word… Had you asked me this a few years back everything would have ended with “homicidal tendencies,” “insanity plea” or “beyond control.” I lived with her for six and […]

Finding the Natural Me

Black women have a love-hate relationship with their hair. If you don’t believe me, just Google Chris Rock and look at all the hype surrounding his documentary, Good Hair. Or go visit a salon and see what black women will go through in order to maintain their hair – we […]

Hamster House

This post is in response to Ask Wifey’s New Addition… I have two hamsters, Elvis and Koda. Wanna know why they’re living with me? Because my husband failed in his responsibility as a father. The girls had been begging me for a hamster for 2 years, I kept saying “No, […]

Mom’s Going Crazy

I love my children. I. Love my children. I love. My children. This has become my mantra, interspersed with a lot of heavy sighs and eye rolling. I say “Do the dishes.” The result: only half the dishes are washed. Why? Because all of the dishes didn’t fit in the […]

Wordless Wednesday: Monkey in the Stacks

I found Wordless Wednesday through Trisha at MomDot.com. If you’d like to participate, go here and leave a comment with your link. If you really want to make it fun, check out the post of the person above you and leave a comment – it gives you a chance to […]

Please, Just 16 More Years

Friday afternoon I took Miss 16 shopping for a dress for the Homecoming Dance. Part of me was dreading the day. I thought we’d argue over dresses – that one’s too short… it’s too long… it shows too much cleavage… it’s a turtleneck! I’m not a prude but I do […]

Small Talk Six Sweet Treats

Today’s meme topic is hard – name 6 of my favorite treats in the whole world. I don’t really have much of sweet tooth. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy a bit of chocolaty decadence every now and then, it just means that I can go months without gnoshing […]

Past Life Memories

In my previous life, I worked as an archivist, librarian and part-time history instructor. Jobs that I truly enjoyed. One of the things that made my job so enjoyable was the people I met both online and in real life. People have this image of librarians as being these crazy […]