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Banned Books: In the Hand of the Beholder

Welcome to the American Library Association’s annual Banned Book week where we celebrate what it means to read in the United States! In preparing for this post I looked up the 2012 Top Ten Challenged Books and was surprised to discover Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants series at the top of the list. With titles like […]

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Pigskin Princess #4 Cross Pattern: The Intersection Between Writing and Football

People are always surprised when they find out that I coach freshmen football. Not only am I a woman who has never played the game (I lettered in track in high school) I’m a librarian and a writer. At first glance none of these things appear congruent with the football coach personality type, but after […]

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Pigskin Princess #3: Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Ball Carrier

When I watch Survivor I always wonder about the women’s beauty habits. Sometimes their hair looks like it’s been combed. I know mine would be a tangled mess of epic proportions. So how exactly do those girls on Survivor do it? The world may never know. The idea of having a beauty routine for coaching […]

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Crazy, Crowded & Creative: Comic-Con 2012

  Big Boy and I returned from San Diego Comic-Con a few days ago, but I’m still basking in the afterglow of all that sweat, swag and Star Wars. Say what you will (and the “Muggles” walking around the Gaslamp District certainly weren’t shy with their adjectives for describing Con goers) but at its heart Comic-Con […]

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Moving Out, Moving On & Moving Forward

We’ve been in the new house for nearly two weeks now. As with all new spaces, there have been some adjustments, some more challenging than others. We have neither figured out nor memorized which light switches do what. Someone turned on the patio fan two days ago and it remains on, perhaps for eternity. I’ll […]

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