TurtleTV – Raspberry Pi Camera for My Turtle Habitat


Earlier this year, we discovered our new house came with a few unexpected tenants: desert box turtles. For the first two months, we thought we only had two, dubbed Sheldon and Shelly. Estimates today range from 10-15. As responsible turtle habitat owners, we sought to provide the best hospitality we could for our four-legged residents. We left out canned cat food, fruits, and veggies and tossed worms to turtles who made an appearance. We also dug a hole a few … Read More

Shh…Don’t Tell Anyone I’m a Librarian


Shh…don’t tell anyone I’m a librarian. Just kidding, kind of… This summer I finished a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries from the University of Illinois. A lot has changed since I first left my short career as a school librarian to enter into a library and information science master’s program. When I was shopping for master’s programs, all advice and research pointed to applying only to programs for a MLIS, not a MLS. Employers wanted to see “Information … Read More

Book Review: Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War


Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War by Artemis Joukowsky My rating: 5 of 5 stars Joukowsky’s account of Rev. Waitstill and Martha Sharp’s activities during WWII almost feels like a novel about top secret agents, except their stories are not fiction and they were never spies. Joukowsky, author and grandchild of the Sharps, set out to honor them, their courage, and their triumphs with archival research, interviews, and unpublished family papers, demonstrating that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things. The … Read More

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