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About me

Gender Male
Occupation Librarian
Location Columbus, Ohio, United States
Introduction I've been a librarian for many years, including stints at OCLC, as a state librarian, director of ALA's Public Library Association, members services director for Ohio Library Association, and director of Fairfield County District Library. I've mentored at several library leadership conferences, written hundreds of short book reviews for Library Journal and Booklist, and enjoy speaking at conferences on all sorts of topics.
Interests My gorgeous talented and understanding wife Joyce and my outrageously wonderful grandchildren, movies, guitar playing, theater (acting or observing), single malt scotch, wine, hardboiled mystery novels, ignoring needed household repairs
Favorite Movies Casablanca, A Night at the Opera, Waitress, Chicago, Pride of the Yankees, The Roaring 20s, 42nd Street, All About Eve, Sunset Boulevard, anything with Groucho or Lauren Bacall or John Garfield or Gary Grant
Favorite Music Show tunes, American popular music from the 1920s to the 1950s, rock, bluegrass, Motown, baroque, Western swing, Brave Combo, Michael Feinstein, Riders in the Sky
Favorite Books The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1984, The Maltese Falcon, biographies (especially political and show business bios)

Unlike a dog, how can a turtle ever be naked?

Brutal honesty, preceded by many tequilla sunrises