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UCLA–Back to the Research Library

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I returned to UCLA‘s University Research Library recently to finish my research on A Poppy in Remembrance. (Back in the dark ages when I was a student, we called it the URL; it’s now the Young University Research Library YURL after former chancellor Charles Young). The years have disappeared in an alarming way, but as I […]

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Circulating Valuables

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Eighteen years ago, my husband decided to read all the works of Sir Walter Scott.  We lived in Hawai’i at the time, and I methodically requested Scott novels every time I went to the library. Because the Hawaiian library system covers all the islands, some of the books had to be shipped to O’ahu over […]

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Historical Fiction: Life Before the Internet?

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As a graduate of UCLA, I appreciate the hand my alma mater played in the development of the Internet. I can even give a grudging nod to the self- proclaimed inventor,former Vice-President Al Gore, who insisted the government put everything on-line. That’s made a lot of stuff easier to do (including filing our taxes). Thanks, Mr. […]

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Making a Difference: The Power of Observation

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My father was a harrum scarrum young man in the 1940’s. The eldest child in a family of four with a dad who often wandered off, he was raised in a poor family supported by my grandmother’s job in the tool room at a local defense plant. They took in borders, slept on couches and […]

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