The Peggy Helmerich Library will be closed temporarily for light renovation. We anticipate the closure to last several weeks. During the closure, any items you have placed on hold will be sent to Hardesty Library.
Riding in the backseat of our Impala as a child I got a feeling of guilty pleasure from peering into the lit windows we passed. There was something intriguing about catching glimpses of activity in other homes. A quick look into an apartment window and I could see that other people lived differently than I did. I wanted to know their stories. I still have this impulse, and must admit that I still can’t resist glancing into lit windows, but rather than veer off into a dangerous (not to mention illegal) pastime, I learned to channel my obsession into the more socially acceptable hobby of
Everyone has experienced a bad job or two. Some of us have experienced soul-sucking, hope-killing, brain-numbing, and bad with a capital “b” jobs. I only have to think to the late 1990s when I worked for a small advertising company that produced on hold messages. “Your business is important to us. Please stay on the line and someone will be with you momentarily.” Yeah, that stuff. I was the person who wrote that. Sorry.