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Invisible disabilities and healing

Honestly, at the beginning of November, I wasn’t feeling that thankful. I was (unbeknownst to myself at the time, and knock on wood in the hopes that it’s really true) at the end of a very, very bad year, which started with an unexplained pain in my left foot beginning last fall and went through a series of stages, from hip pain starting sometime before ALA Midwinter, through [what should have been] a minor thumb injury that ended up costing me a lot of the use of my dominant hand for several months. There was some other pain in other places in there, too. There was a significant period where, between the hand and the hip (and maybe the shoulder?), even getting dressed was a challenge for me.

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Reverb10

As seen on the Chronicle of Higher Education (side note: I really like ProfHacker) and the Alaska Library Association’s Facebook page, there’s a challenge called “reverb10.” (Twitter tag: #reverb10.) Goal: write 750 words every day in December, as an exercise in reflection on the year that’s ending and in setting…

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FLIPpity doo dah

I’m fortunate enough to work in a library that has a pretty active new-, future-, and experienced-but-interested-in-new-librarians’ issues group (was that a parallelism win or fail? who can say?), Future Librarians and Information science Professionals, or FLIP, which was definitely one of the things that I found attractive about the…

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