“It's funny that we think of libraries as quiet demure places where we are shushed by dusty, bun-balancing, bespectacled women. The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community. Librarians have stood up to the Patriot Act, sat down with noisy toddlers and reached out to illiterate adults. Libraries can never … Continue reading Random Quote for December 29, 2020
“There's a difference between solitude and loneliness.”~Maggie Smith English actress Maggie Smith was born on this day in 1934.
This was another week we didn’t make it up the mountain. I can blame it on the holidays, but I’m not sure that’s entirely true. The short week, and the latest covid surge, meant many places were still encouraging online business, so I took advantage of it. When I worked in corporate America, I used … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 12
“Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it.”~Henry Miller American writer and artist Henry Miller was born on this day in 1891.
“I celebrate the spirit of Christmas. It's the winter solstice celebration, rebirth and new possibilities.”~Ian Astbury
“Its Christmas Eve! Its the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more. For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be.”~Bill Murray
“The first duty of the novelist is to entertain. It is a moral duty. People who read your books are sick, sad, traveling, in the hospital waiting room while someone is dying. Books are written by the alone for the alone.”~Donna Tartt American author Donna Tartt was born on this day in 1963.
“Follow what you are genuinely passionate about and let that guide you to your destination.”~Diane Sawyer American television broadcast journalist Diane Sawyer was born on this day in 1945.
“The law, like art, is always vainly racing to catch up with experience.”~Rebecca West (2011. “The Meaning of Treason”, p.93, Open Road Media) British author, journalist, literary critic, and travel writer Rebecca West was born on this day in 1892.
We haven’t made it up the mountain yet this week. With the holidays coming and the donation site we’ve been using getting ready to close, we haven’t had the chance. OK, that and the December chill that makes my bones ache in the cold, along with the snow that makes finding anything more complicated. Most … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 11