Pulling Through the Pandemic

“Wait. You say there’s been a global pandemic, and we’re all affected? I didn’t know! ” — the pandemic is coming to an end, we think. But it hasn’t all been negative over the past year …

Welcome to Warp and Woof, v.2.0

Warp & Woof, v. 2.0 Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog from William Sundwick. I’ve been working on this project intermittently since I retired from the Library of Congress in 2015, after 42 years of service. Back in the day, maybe 10-15 years ago, when blogging was something people did – before social mediaContinue reading “Welcome to Warp and Woof, v.2.0”

Am I Old Yet?

Published January 17, 2020 in Warp & Woof Am I Old Yet? An Update William Sundwick Warp & Woof has seen other pieces about getting old. It seems I owe the reader an update from time to time. I am now mid-way through my fifth year of retirement. I wouldn’t contest the rationale for myContinue reading “Am I Old Yet?”

Aging, Body and Mind

Published April 25, 2019 in Warp & Woof Aging, Body and Mind An Introspection William Sundwick As I approach my 72nd anniversary on the planet, I’m beginning to feel old – ever so slightly. I have no physical infirmity that I can conveniently use as an excuse for it. There are no mobility issues, likeContinue reading “Aging, Body and Mind”

Getting Things Done in Real Time

Published August 18, 2018 in Warp & Woof Getting Things Done in Real Time What I Learned About SDLC, and What I Didn’t William Sundwick In the early ‘80s, I resolved to prepare myself for a second career, beyond librarianship. I enrolled in a 36-hour master’s degree program at American University which allegedly would qualifyContinue reading “Getting Things Done in Real Time”

Who Am I, and How Did I Get Here?

Published April 26, 2018 in Warp & Woof Who Am I, and How Did I Get Here? Rare Reflection on Origins and Motivation William Sundwick What is my earliest childhood memory? It’s hard to say. Experiences from early childhood can sometimes be counterfeit. But one that I identified years ago, when my parents were stillContinue reading “Who Am I, and How Did I Get Here?”

Celebrating Banality: Why Those Daily Routines Have So Much Power

Published March 24, 2017 in Warp & Woof Celebrating Banality: Why Those Daily Routines Have So Much Power William Sundwick Excitement vs. Routine We all love exciting new experiences. The faster heart beat of the unexpected thrill, or the shot of feel-good dopamine or serotonin neurotransmitters into the brain, are what many of us associateContinue reading “Celebrating Banality: Why Those Daily Routines Have So Much Power”