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Lantern of thought

On August 31, 2023 in Blog


It’s hard to find

On January 14, 2023 in Blog

The truth


Who knew? Well, I knew

On February 13, 2022 in Blog



Ouch. When you index a book about your own sorry self

On January 19, 2022 in Blog

Pattern and efficiency are human needs

On November 22, 2020 in Blog

A PLACE FOR EVERYTHINGThe Curious History of Alphabetical OrderBy Judith Flanders That we have acquired so much knowledge is astounding; that we have devised ways to find what we need to know quickly is what merits this original and impressive book. Deirdre Mask, NYT


They’re part of who I am

On March 20, 2020 in Blog

“I’m sitting here staring at my old friends on the shelves,” said Prof. Baron, whose research shows there are lots of reasons people still feel attached to the printed-and-bound word. “Books are part of your personal history. They’re mementos from trips you took. They’re part of who you were. I am looking at my Gothic […]


You can’t use what you can’t find

On January 6, 2020 in Blog



Happy anniversary to CDI

On May 14, 2019 in Blog

There were 300 mugs like this in May 2004 when Colleen Dunham Indexing was incorporated in Seattle Washington. The intention was to do freelance indexing for six months or so. Fifteen years later we’re still at it — just one mug left but we’re still mapping that world of words. Thanks for the work, all […]


Buon anno

On January 2, 2019 in Blog

You’re glad to see an index in your Italian phrase book when it’s New Year’s Eve in Venice.


NYT picks for best books of 2018

On November 29, 2018 in Blog

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