The Season of the Witch

Do you remember the 1980s? I do, and I can tell you with certainty that "beautiful" usually meant bouncy blonde hair, blue eyes, small features, and a wholesome popular girl energy. In other words, cheerleaders were the thing. I was not a cheerleaderesque kid. I was artsy and moody with stringy black hair, large features, and dark eyes. And I sure was not athletic. … [Read more...]

On Alienation and Superpowers

On Wednesday I found myself in a large room full of librarians listening to their geek master speak. Michael Uslan, the man behind the Batman movies, was the keynote speaker at a conference I attended and he was absolutely engaging and inspiring. But I didn't get any of the jokes. Let me explain... … [Read more...]