The Storyteller

Last night at 11:40 PM I finished The Storyteller. The ending left me with no other choice but to immediately start re-reading The Riverman. Didn't get to bed until 1 AM. It's going to wreak havoc on my reading queue to read all these books again, but it must…

Off

I bit right into the fortune cookie to break it, and a piece of the paper ripped away and landed on my tongue. I spit it out, pulled the rest of the paper out from the rest of the cookie, and recombined them. It said, "Your judgement is a little…

Digital Detritus, Top Ramen, and the Singularity

Tonight, on a whim on a Saturday evening, I opened the Vine app on my phone. The app immediately commenced an upload process. As I nervously watched that bright green bar grow from left to right, I vaguely recalled that I had once had trouble and repeated errors uploading a…

A Note About 'Okapi Robot Tree'

Okapi Robot Tree was a blog I maintained from time to time for a couple of years that centered primarily on children's literature, with occasional library and social media quandaries. So, not all that different from this blog. It began at the URL http://okapi.me and then for some…

Three Tales of

This is the first chapter book (technically 3 books in one) I read out loud to my son. We just finished it the other night. He liked it. I read portions of it to my daughter, too, but she mostly rolled on the floor, climbed around on her bed, interjected…