Weekly Roundup August 23 – August 29

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings This weekend I'm heading out to our cabin! I baked a bunch of goodies to take … Continue reading Weekly Roundup August 23 – August 29

Identifying a Family Photograph

Family photo from the early 1940s. My great grandmother is on the right. One of my classes this semester is a photography preservation class. Part of doing archival work around photographs involves identifying different photography processes. There are many ways of making a photograph, even from the earliest days of photography in 1839. Some photographs … Continue reading Identifying a Family Photograph

Weekly Roundup August 16-August 22 — A Lot of Links

Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings This week was the start of a new semester, and consequently I feel like I suddenly … Continue reading Weekly Roundup August 16-August 22 — A Lot of Links

Baking for Bookworms: Making Sourdough from Sourdough by Robin Sloan

“I needed a more interesting life.I could start by learning something.I could start with the starter.”― Robin Sloan, Sourdough Sourdough bread has become something of a fad these days, so much so that there have been flour shortages as everyone else has discovered the benefits of baking on the soul, if not the waistline. I'm not going … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Making Sourdough from Sourdough by Robin Sloan

Bi-Weekly Roundup August 2 – 15 A Weekend Away and Some Melodramas

All That Heaven Allows (1955) Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings Last weekend my partner and I headed up to my family's … Continue reading Bi-Weekly Roundup August 2 – 15 A Weekend Away and Some Melodramas

Why Do Libraries Get Rid of Books?

This is an example of a weeded book from Awful Library Books There is always a lot of controversy when public libraries (or really any libraries) get rid of books. In 2015, the Berkeley Public Library chief resigned due to controversy over weeding books. This was due largely to his behavior and attitude around removing … Continue reading Why Do Libraries Get Rid of Books?

Weekly Roundup: July 26 – August 1 Zany Comedies and Dropping off Library Books

The book drop pile at my local library. Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask you to fill me in on your week too. Eventful Events and Happening Happenings After several months of saying that there was … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: July 26 – August 1 Zany Comedies and Dropping off Library Books

Race in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Pretty much every film I've watched during the pandemic and the protests for racial justice has been charged with a different type of energy. I've been learning more and more about how racist attitudes come across in the different media we consume and I want to talk about it more. I think confronting these attitudes … Continue reading Race in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Weekly Roundup: July 19 – July 25 Yoga and Time Loops

I fried donuts this week (actually refrigerated biscuit dough) and rolled them in cinnamon sugar. Then I took the strawberries in the fridge and made compote to go with it. Welcome to the weekly roundup on Ink in the Archives! Every week I will share what I've been up to and interested in and ask … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: July 19 – July 25 Yoga and Time Loops

How I Analyze Art: Context is Everything

I think almost every object we interact with is worthy of deeper consideration. Whether it's a piece of advertising, a chair in our homes, a film, a game, a book--every object has the potential to reveal something. For me what makes this a worthwhile is not the object in and of itself, but the context … Continue reading How I Analyze Art: Context is Everything