I am a librarian and as such am something of a know it all. I have amassed a great deal of knowledge over the years. I won lots of coffees at Timothy's Coffees of the World in their daily trivia contest. One franchise even gave me coffees in exchange for providing trivia questions for the daily contest. Friends and acquaintances tell me I should try out to be a contestant on Jeopardy. Mika enjoys challenging me, seeing if he can stump me with trivia questions. He succeeds in stumping me occasionally. The know it all has the reputation of someone who "behaves as if they know everything," I assure you this is not so in my case. Yes, while I have amassed a great deal of knowledge, I do not know everything. I am mindful of this fact; I still have lots to learn. I apply the knowledge I have amassed in my writing. I enjoy discussing issues in the present in drawing on my knowledge of history. As a librarian my vocation is the management of information and helping people find and retrieve it. I continue to refine my skills as a researcher and enjoy entertaining reference queries. I enjoy taking part in debate and discussion on social media and in face-to-face interaction and take care to pick my battles. When dealing with ideologues and true believers, it is best to tread carefully and sometimes gracefully retreat from the discussion. I do not mind correcting people when they are mistaken, but take care to go about in a manner that is tactful and does not leave them feeling chagrined. I welcome correction and criticism from those around me also. You do not learn anything if you are not offered correction and constructive criticism. I think as know it alls go, I am really not such a bad sort.
I enjoy writing and publishing articles and find inspiration for my writings in life with my husband Mika and caring for my dogs, Hera and Stella.