Tuesday, December 31, 2013

GOODBYE TO 2013! & why not promote literature and defend free expression?

Happy New Year!! And just to get things started right I thought I'd share a few thoughts... so 2013 is finally leaving and I for one am happy to see it go. Goodbye to the worst year I can ever remember. There are a few challenges ahead because 2013 brought the loss of a colleague at work from domestic violence, a frozen shoulder which I am still recovering from (6 weeks of Physical Therapy and making some progress but a ways to go), migraines that intensified to a ridiculous level, some difficult challenges for my
daughter which I've described here and some frustrations at work which are not ending but I hope I will either adjust to, the changes ahead will make things better or... maybe I'll find a new job? At any rate, there are still things to deal with but it was a pretty bleak year.  

But the sun is setting on all that (get it, the picture is of the setting sun?- haha) Sorry.

 Since the shoulder is on the recovering end, I know that I am on the upside of that and the migraines seem to be improving with my new device which I've also told you about here. My older daughter is having a baby in January so there are some good things coming and I am just crossing my fingers “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well."  Hope springs eternal as they say.

I'm just full of cliches today.  

So let's have a glass of champagne and hope for a better year together!

 From the Library Journal tumblr site: "Librarians at Oakland’s main library have collected the scraps of paper ephemera left behind in returned books, shoved into nooks in the library shelves or secretly slipped to librarians."

Finally as an FYI... 

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013


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