Midwestern Robot

How to not toot your own horn

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“Hi, I had a book on hold?” “Ma’am, the hold books are out there now.” “I know. I just wondered if it might be back there.” “We had to move them, Ma’am. We do so many holds now, because of the Internet.” “Okay. It doesn’t matter.” “Can I help you, Ma’am?” “I think I just […]

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New library card

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Yesterday I got a new library card. It wasn’t very exciting. I had to go there anyway, to return some books of Miss Hepburn’s sister’s. I need to start calling her something different, now that Miss Hepburn has been gone almost a year. I parked behind the library, in the lot I always forget is […]

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The places we’ve been

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Last night Jaws and I checked out more locations for the Charlie film. We went to one actual textbook store, because that’s where the story takes place, and one regular book store, because it seems like it would be easier to get a regular store to let us shoot there. But an academic sort of […]