KimBoo York, MLIS

KimBoo York, MLIS

Author

Author, librarian, introvert. A grand lover…of coffee. My patronus is Grumpy Cat and my house is Slytherin, but I’m classified as squib because there is no magic in my heart. Cursed to live during interesting times.  

Keely Boo York

Keely Boo York

Procrastinator in Chief

The better soul of the house, and probably the smartest too. Definitely the cutest. She’s what gets me out of bed in the mornings and makes my life far more joyous every day than I deserve.  ♥

{181} Throwing history away

It has been engraved on my soul to save household documents by parents whose deaths bequeathed to me their tax returns from the 1960s. I treasure those documents, because they contain my parents' lives in very factual ways (income, taxes) and very sentimental ways...

{180}Writer vs. Storyteller

An interesting thought exchange with ClassicalSass about "why post/publish your writing?" led me back around to the idea of being a writer vs. being a storyteller. Yes, of course, there is critical overlap there. I'm not talking about hard definitions, or the...

{179} Grab’n’go office

Even now, in a decent job that I've held steadily for several years, I "travel light" -- these days, there is no guarantee that you'll get time to pack your things before you're pitched out the door. It's no different in a public university than it was working for...

{178} Purgatory friends

In casting about for ideas for this blog post, because as always I am utterly inept at planning ahead, my friend TimH suggested "purgatory friends." Only that's not what he actually suggested. He said: "write about the odd 'purgatory level' of friends on social media...

{177} Life in a storage unit

I am surrounded by boxes of memories, furniture, and china that have never really belonged to me. I am the caretaker for what I salvaged from my inheritance, and it feels a lot like living inside of a storage unit. As I embark on a major re-organization of my studio...

{176} Grabbing a’hold of letting go

Sometimes personal reinvention is less about appearances and more about finding out where our True North moved to. I'm an atheist so it might seem surprising that one of my favorite authors is the Catholic monk, Thomas Merton. There are a lot of reasons to love his...

{175} To Busy to Be

That's where I am right now. I have been on a long daily streak of writing blog posts on my own blog and cross posting to Medium. That streak came to a crashing halt during finals week at Florida State University when I and my colleagues had to drop everything to...

{174} What makes a productive day?

Between my own sense of panic and the culture I grew up in, I have no clear concept of what "accomplishment" looks like. Meaning: when is enough, enough? When can you reach the point of the day and say, "I have done what I needed to do"? I'm not sure I've ever reached...

{173} What do you do?

I've always been haunted by the question, "what do you?" It is just nonsensical to me because what we do in our lives is...everything? But that's  not the intention with the asking. What is meant: what JOB do you have? What is it that earns you MONEY? What is your...

{171} Everyday Politics

[tl;dr - do one activist thing a day, such as make a phone call, and you too can save the world!!!!] There is a lot of frustration right now around the sense of helplessness that liberals and progressives are feeling, stemming out of a general consensus that we,...

{170} Post-surgery Keely update

Keely has bad teeth, but she has three less now. [warning: talking about dental/tooth damage] So, the plan was for the vet to extract ONE tooth. Unfortunately when they got a good look, they found a mess. They ended up pulling two pre-molars, which led to one of her...

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