Mark Rabnett is the Pharmacy and Pharmacology Librarian with the Health Sciences Libraries of the University of Manitoba. Formerly the librarian at the St. Boniface General Hospital, Mark used to write a blog entitled Shelved in the W’s, an effort suddenly interrupted by a family illness and new responsibilities. A year later he has been plucked from the depths like a retained surgical sponge. A change seems to be in order. Gossypiboma will weave its way in new directions, while continuing to steer clear of ideological truculence and plodding nugacity.