Friday, August 18, 2006

Hallo again

We just got back from a week in Bayfield, Wis., way up on Lake Superior. Achingly beautiful up there. Lots more to tell.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Am I old-fashioned? I'm not old, but I remember a time when people whispered at libraries, or didn't talk at all. Nowadays people in libraries speak at a regular volume, or even louder than that.

I'm thinking, in particular, of the two people standing in front of me as I type this. And looking at them, I am struck by something: One is a librarian. Yes -- and no offense to my librarian readers; I cherish you -- sometimes the librarians are talking the loudest of all.

What's to be done?

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Good word

"I pulled out a line that has long served me well as a journalist: 'I'm sorry, I know I should have understood that, but I didn't. Could you please explain that once more?'"

Carol J. Loomis