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Monday Minutiae – 10.18.2021

Copy Room Requests A hot topic in the publishing circles is the concern about the paper supply chain for print copies of books and recommendations to order now for books you might want to give as Christmas presents, for example. I remember early in the pandemic (you know, during the odd toilet paper shortage) reading… Continue reading Monday Minutiae – 10.18.2021

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Monday Minutiae – 02/11/19

Daily Oral LanguageMy friend and colleague, Jeff Zupfer, makes music. He writes lots of different things, but because he also teaches music at an elementary school, he writes a lot of children's music. During our cold-cold-cold #PolarVortex days here in Minnesota, he wrote a song… about Minnesota. What made me even happier was that it… Continue reading Monday Minutiae – 02/11/19

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Monday Minutiae -12/17/18

Intervention Support You know how you put a bunch of books on hold at the library, and they ALL come in at once? If you think that is overwhelming, imagine this person: Sound off in the comments your ideas on why that person put so many different books on hold (varying publishing dates, authors, etc).… Continue reading Monday Minutiae -12/17/18

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Kindness Is Not Enough

This whole “Walk Up Not Out” thing has gotten a little out of hand, and for the record, my biggest complaint about it is the “Not” in the phrase. Like we can’t do both. Like protest is a bad thing. And of course, looking at how ridiculously people have reacted to athletes taking a knee… Continue reading Kindness Is Not Enough