Why Maggie Wanted to Be a Librarian

Why Maggie Wanted to Be a Librarian

Up until the year 2000, like most people, I never really gave much thought to what a librarian actually does. Back then I was an information architect for a small start-up company in Silicon Valley. I attended a conference on information architecture in Boston that year that I learned how much I didn’t know about librarians.

Finding your tribe in the Society for Creative Anachronism

Finding your tribe in the Society for Creative Anachronism

A lot of The Moment of Everything is about finding that place and group of people where you can be you. I have several friends who are active in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism). I think this group is the perfect example of telling the world, “We don’t give a flying frog’s arse what you think of us. We’re having fun.”

The book club of my dreams (and nightmares)

The book club of my dreams (and nightmares)

I started my first book club in 1991. I had a group of book nerd friends, and I’d heard about this new thing called a book club where we read the same book and got together to talk about it. Inside me, a mile long “Squeeeee!” unleashed itself. OK, I...