In praise of writing festivals

At the beginning of November, I got in my car and took a solo road trip to Grand Marais, Minnesota, to participate in the North Shore Readers & Writers Festival: A Minnesota Voice. The trip marked the end of the busiest period of library work (September - October), a time when I probably wrote at … Continue reading In praise of writing festivals

F is for…Financial Resources

I'm an academic. My spouse is also an academic. We are not high rollers. We have a mortgage, car payments, student loans. We are raising our children with the plan that we will help them pay for college some day. (They also want to buy lots of Legos right now.) We are comfortable, however. We have … Continue reading F is for…Financial Resources