Spotlight: The Tattoos (and other body works) of Special Collections

On Friday I reblogged and responded to former UWM Special Collections staff member Amelia Klem Osterud’s defense of those who sport visible tattoos in the professional workplace (she is pictured at top). Amelia worked for me first as a graduate student assistant, and then as my full-time office manager for several years. After earning her MLIS, she became the Head of Access Services and Archives and later the Interim Library Director at Carroll University for another several years. She is currently a Branch Manager for the Milwaukee Public Library and is the author of the very popular book The Tattooed Lady: A History, now in its second edition. Amelia is a highly accomplished scholar and library administrator, and a consummate professional. Yet, for some reason, she still has to deal with the issue of being taken seriously because of her tattoos. She writes: “How do we change this? … . We continue to be professionals, we continue to not let our tattoos define who we are. We continue to do what we need to do, and also get tattoos.”

My own current staff take this call to action very seriously. Most are adorned with quite visible tattoos and piercings, and they all accomplish their work just as if –  wouldn’t you know – they didn’t have tattoos. I present some of them here from top to bottom:

Cameron, Art History graduate student and SC fieldworker
      Tattoos on upper arm and both forearms

Alice, full-time SC Library Services Assistant (holds an MA and MFA in Creative Writing)
      Crow tattoo on lower forearm (she also wears a lovely silver nose ring)

Alex, SC undergraduate assistant
      Color tattoo on forearm

Kalani, Information Studies graduate student and SC intern
      Tooth tattoo on upper arm, nose ring, and ear plugs (also variously colored hair)

Elizabeth, Information Studies graduate student and SC intern
      White Rose tattoo on upper arm

These represent the next generation of professional leaders. They all have very visible tattoos. Probably long past time we got used to it.


Day trading foundations

The most challenging form of trading is day trading. It is extremely
addictive but more interesting. With the advent of online day
, retail traders constantly clash with professionals in the
financial markets.

What are the foundations of day trading?

Image =  A stock chart displaying a typical day

trading setup that adheres to the day trading


Day trading is entirely distinct from swing trading and scalping.
Indeed, a day trader does not possess identical mindset like other
traders.  He is agile as a cat. Professional traders understand their
genuine trade structures, risk threshold and the properties of the
assets people are day trading. Furthermore, they master their entries.
An intraday trader is a specialist who expertly adopt the ensuing
four foundations.

1/ accurate timing,
2/ awareness of the time of the day,
3/ trade management,
4/ and the adherence to the three market patterns.

Accurate day trading timing

A day trader does not take unto himself the entire day
to reach a decision. Therefore, the preparation for day trading will
simplify one’s task. He or she must dodge quite a few day trading
faults throughout the market session to stay away from depleting
trading account.

The first hurdle is to time buy or sell orders on the edge
of a trend line, support or resistance levels at a low-risk entry
point. This passion with accuracy grants real time traders the
the urge to engage in many trades within two to four hours per
trading session.

To improve their timing, professional day traders utilize the trading
drill. It is a day trading strategy that employs multiple time frames.
Here are the steps:

1/ trade setup time frame,
2/ signal time frame,
3/ and proper entry time frame.

Note that this strategy is the top-down trading method.

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Recognition of the time of the day

The conventional time for day trading is the first two-hour-period
just as soon as London, New York and Hong Kong stock markets

Day traders ought to bypass the gap space between the indicated
period up to the subsequent opening bell.  For illustration, if one
is day trading during the earliest two hours when London opens
(8AM to10AM), one will cease from 10Am until New York opens
at 14.30PM.

The objective is to evade misleading trade setups
that oftentimes emerge during such time as the market is readjusting
itself for the NY session.
One is further managing frequent rush in volatility that matches high
impact economic news between 13.30PM and 14.30PM
(London time).

Indeed, most retail day traders are oblivious of those market protocols.
The Indicated traders routinely take on high-risks that wash out their
earlier winnings.

After the gap period, one can additionally trade during the closing hour.

Day Trading management

Day trading necessitates a comprehensive attention, but also discipline.
Disciplined day traders are always ready to close bullish trade in the
first and the nearest support. That which is the minimum profit; one
would secure or take. Others likewise, agree that the least target for
bearish trades is at that earliest and imminent support level. Those
sharp market players hastily submit their stop loss to the breakeven
spot to avoid that a successful trade becomes negative.

Aside from those easy day trading rules, intelligent day traders usually
implement the 5% money management rule.
For instance, people will stay away from speculating more than $10000
if their trading account is $200000. The present tactic habitually
safeguards them against undesirable market events that can clean out
trading account without prior signs.

Furthermore, one of some pitfalls of day trading is large losses.
Accordingly, professional day traders sliced wastes before all mature
into monstrous ones.
The purpose is to subdue losing trades as soon as possible.

In this attempt, day traders also avail themselves of adequate
stop losses between ten to thirty pips for low volatile stocks.
Nevertheless, they will use bigger stop losses for major volatile stocks,
merely only for trade setups that allow highly rewarding risk-reward
It is imperative to remember that their trade management significantly
enrich their overall survival as profitable market members.

Day trading and three market patterns

The most well-guarded code to a thriving day trading is the market
Key point one ought to grasp:

1/ a day trader must identify the market pattern on the setup, signal
and entry time frames,
2/ he or she should not infringe it on any time frame,
3/ he or she must arrange the entry time frame with the signals.

Here are the three market patterns:
1/ the rising channel,
2/ declining channel,
3/ and the horizontal channel.

Suppose the trade setup is price retested the edge of the lower band of
a soaring channel after exhibiting a higher high on the four-hour chart.

Wherever, one adopts the thirty-minute chart as the signal time frame,
a bullish signal will be the retest of the current bearish channel after
the price breakout of that declining channel.

To finish the top down trading strategy, a day trader may use the
five-minute chart as an accurate entry.
In that instance, the entry will be the price retesting a declining
channel on the edge after cracking out (including the common sense
trend line is also broken).


To improve day trading, one must gradually learn to master day
trading’s foundations
. They are easy, but one requires disciple and
patience to reach maturity. Surely, one will start improving as

soon as one begin to implement the foundations of day trading.

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A facility’s accreditation status tells you a lot of information about aspects of the organization you can’t normally see or access as a guest. It can tell you about things such as ongoing research and conservation efforts, rules about breeding and enrichment, level of contact allowed with the animals by staff and guests, and also about governance, organization and financial aspects. Accreditation is not the be-all and end-all of the captive animal world - there are definitely valid reasons that a good facility might choose to not pursue accreditation - but seeing if they have one and what it is is a great place to start when you’re trying to learn more about a place you’d like to visit or support.

Here’s the first installment in a series that’s been in the works for months - How To Understand Zoos. 

WADTT gets a lot of questions about the quality/credentials of difference zoological facilities, aquariums, rescues, and sanctuaries. Rather than answering all of those questions on a case-by-case basis, we’re creating a resource to teach people who aren’t in the field of animal management what they need to know to accurate access the facilities they visit.  

This installment deals with accreditations and what they tell you about a facility’s mission, goals, quality of animal are, education, conservation involvement, and professional ethics. 

Future installments will cover topics such as the history of zoo design, facility layout and evolution, animal management practices, training, enrichment, breeding programs and conservation projects, “shows” and animal presentations, and more. 


Jersey Boys (2014)
The Wolf On Wall Street (2013)
The Corpse Bride (2005)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Requiem For A Dream (2000)
Fight Club (1999)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Back To The Future (1985)
Back To The Future Part 2 (1989)
Back To The Future Part 3 (1990)
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Casablanca (1942)

Ellen Page Movies

Hard Candy (2005)

Juno (2007)

Whip It (2009)

Inception (2010)

Continuation from this post http://hazurasinner.tumblr.com/post/108838182412/a-couple-of-years-ago-i-worked-on-an-illustration with another of the main characters from my story. This time with Joana Mubarak, Element of Light of the team, age 18 with her hometown traditional clothing.


Joana Mubarak (The Mighty Gang) © me

On my Deviantart page: http://hazurasinner.deviantart.com/art/Egyptian-at-Heart-510430214

On Banzai Team facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/banzai.team/photos/a.494124094037465.1073741827.494119554037919/681601505289722/?type=1&permPage=1


An updated version of a plushie I did a few years ago. :D
Marty McFly from Back to the Future, complete with his own hoverboard. ;D Hope you guys dig him! <3

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