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Daniel De Kok
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Same Old Auld Lang Syne, chapter three*
T his is an excerpt from our 2017 Family Christmas letter. It's been edited for length. So I was
out of work from my job at the Free Library of Philadelphia as of mid-October,
and spent the next four weeks seeking a new position.   I had phone interviews wi...
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Ventura Highway*
Welcome to country 68, Ecuador!  My father visited Montevideo in the late 1960's as part of his work for Parke-Davis (now Pfizer), but I don't expect that I'll get there in this lifetime.  I'm glad my blog did, though.  As I invite others, please feel free ...
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The Blue Tail Fly*
During my career as a teacher, my two favorite colleagues were both named Charlie--Charlie Musch, of Edinburg (TX) Junior High School, and Charlie Graham of Philadelphia's Lincoln High School. Both were grizzled veterans of the music education trenches, muc...
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A man called Ove*
*--Okay, so this isn't a song title--it's a book title and the title of a Swedish film, AND an upcoming feature film starring Tom Hanks. Get off of my lawn ya durn kids, ya! I used to work for a company named Agway, no longer in existence.  I had a boss who...
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My Back Pages*
With less than three weeks to go before I leave my current post, a weird dynamic has risen up.  I don't want to come to any false assumptions or conclusions, but consider this: 1) One of the things I get dinged on in evaluations is not clearing things throu...
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Serendipity happens! It is common knowledge that serendipity refers to the unexpected, often pleasant happening. For example, you're looking for your car keys in the morning, and you discover a $20 bill in the pocket of a pair of pants that's gone through t...
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Alfie part III*
I was a fool for thinking I could make a difference. It's been nearly four years since I graduated Clarion. Since then: January 2014-September 2014 --Paraprofessional, Chester County Library System September 2014-June 2015 --Adjunct Principal Music Library ...
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Jersey Thursday*
So I've completed my Bibz order and my DVD order for August. Nothing to do, really, till September and the next Bibz order--just be my usual brilliant self on the reference desk. UPDATE: Finished the September Bibz order too. Sheesh. Lotta thumb-twiddling g...
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One more river to cross : Slugging it out till 10/17*
It's going to be a little dull around here for a few weeks. I'm about half-way through a new order for DVDs, and as usual for non-awards season, I have to dig hard to fill that $8200 order every other month. I did have an interesting end to last Wednesday. ...
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Hurray for Hollywood: Weeding in the Secret Garden, part xi*
So I'm working on weeding the DVD collection, and I must say, it's a well-circulated, well-used collection. Very few items have a last circulation longer than three months, and most, especially in the feature film category, circulate at least monthly. One o...
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