A Librarian and An Author Walk Into a Bar……..

Erwin Magbanua is a twenty-first century librarian. He's the Programming and Special Events Coordinator for San Diego Public Library. The man is in charge of events for almost forty branches. He organizes everything from author events to movie nights to corporate trainings to weddings. Yes, people actually want to get married at San Diego's new Central Library. And they want to hold receptions on the ninth floor rooftop, with booze and bands and a diving board designed by the building's architect. But that's not why my readers will care about Erwin. I understand what makes you people swoon..............

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Visit the Natchez Trace: Fall Hollow

I started my day at milepost 390. Asphalt and trees. A sliver of sky. My feet alternating on a cracked line of white. But water beckoned. Fall Hollow. Milepost 391.9. The Natchez Trace. Tennessee.

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Visit the Natchez Trace: French Camp, Mississippi

My favorite thing about French Camp, Mississippi isn't that it's steps from the Natchez Trace. I don't care about the historic cabins. The Big Willie doesn't incite that 'special hunger.' I can find other ways to get busy. In French Camp, it's as simple as lying on my back. Outside. On a blanket in the grass. Big Willie is optional.