Would be available to talk by phone this week about the great things you are doing in the Florida libraries? I am working with public librarians in Indiana next week, and I'd love to get your input and advice.
Hi Kevin, I hope you are doing well. I've been under the weather (had surgery Dec. 31) but am almost normal again. Our new building project that was axed by the mayor last year might be back on the table. There is a mall renovation project planned, and the new library might be located there. I'll keep you posted on the project if/when it progresses. What's new with you?
Kevin! Thanks for the Suncoast News comment. Congrats on your FRONT PAGE article in the Floridian section the other day! That picture made you look like the King of the Librarians. Here's a link to the article text.
I still have to get in and add my personality type. I got distracted when I went to the enneagram site and had to look for my enneagram books, update their catalog records, decide whether I agreed with what the questionnaire told me, etc., etc.
I am an enneagram 5, what some call a Thinker, others refer to as Observer, as well as other monikers. I'm an INTJ in Myers-Briggs.
I appreciate the note because it forced me to go to the Library 2.0 which I've been avoiding--too much going on!
I'll keep it short this time but yes, I am a fan of Stephane Grapelli and Joe Venuti too. Swing is a great mood enhancer :-) I found a quote by Doris Lessing you might "grok"? "Growing up is after all only the understanding that one's unique and incredible experience is what everyone shares."
p. 135 from WOMEN WHO WRITE. Also I am listening to an audio CD set by Oliver Sachs called MUSICOPHILIA (TALES OF MUSIC AND THE BRAIN). I do empathize with the idea of stagnancy but resent people who pick a path say along classical music lines that indicate what are the best choices in music. I've played/listened to many fine orchestras and yet a good boogie woogie piano will shake me loose of my classically refined funk. Listened recently to the best of Lena Horne and there is always that historical getting close to what my mother loved in music thought process too. Thank you for your interesting perspectives :-) they are fun.
Thank you for your most profound comments. I enjoyed them and ordered the Linda Pastan book you recommended since it was not in our consortium catalog. I like Billy Collins he makes me laugh and Mary Oliver too they have both visited our city upon the invite of the Cabin our local literary center. I think two main redeeming things I have found positive about humanity are art and music. It calms me and brings forth poetry. I also like the music of nature, bird songs, water flowing. Art and music are universally spoken and heard messages to each other and they reach out to us on a global wavelength. I like jazz violin right now, it makes me smile. That's all for now.