Generalities Category

Hipsters (Or, How I Learned to Embrace Epicurus)

There’s a lot of stuff on the Internet bashing the hipster culture, but I think I’ve got it nailed. From a distance, I am a hipster. I’m comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt with a pop culture reference. I’ve worn glasses since 9th grade, square cut frames because I don’t look so good in round/frameless. […]

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Readers & ‘Ritas

I went to a conference this weekend. Readers & ‘Ritas is Fresh Fiction’s annual conference, proceeds going to Plano Family Literacy. There’s the official business, here’s the real story. Readers & ‘Ritas is the bachelorette party of conferences. It’s hanging out, meeting authors, discussing all things reading. Or, discussing whatever. Video games, television shows, movies, […]

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The Mark Twain Media Engine

I like social media. Maybe too much. I feel like it’s a great place to reveal our inner ridiculousness, poke fun at ourselves without taking self-deprecation too far, and meet and interact with a whole stratum of people we wouldn’t otherwise have a chance of getting to know. Where else do I get to say, […]

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The Greatest Thing About the 90s

I feel I must pay tribute to one of the greatest decades of all time. Despite attending high school and college in the 00’s (how do we say that, by the way? The double oh’s?) I feel like most of my generations fondest memories come from the pre-2000s. A lot of college was spent reminiscing […]

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Fake Busy

I’m that sort of busy that’s all kind of fake. I’ve built up the illusion of busyness, and, it’s so good, I’ve even faked myself out. Here’s what I’ve been up to: I remembered that I have a library card. This is not a good thing. When I go to the library, I usually have […]

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Why I Read YA

It seems every few weeks, someone says something misguided or general about the Young Adult section at the local library/bookstore. While I usually miss the inciting incident, I enjoy pouring myself a bowl of Rice Krispies and sliding into my front row seat on TweetDeck to watch the publishing industry retaliate. Have I ever mentioned […]

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