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  Archived Posts From: 2009


Passover recommendations.

Written on: April 8th, 2009 in Reviews

Seder is celebrated tonight around this nation and the world. Even the President will be hosting one at the White House, for the first time in that building’s history.

Here’s a selection of titles relating to Jewish culture and history, all available from the Delaware Library Catalog:

(thanks to Harper Collins’ Library Love Fest blog for some of these titles)


If I Want To________

Written on: April 8th, 2009 in Learning Journeys

Honor√© here: I've been sort of "in between," with not much going on…perhaps I've hit a dry spell; don't know but it seems that I'm at loose ends. As with a labyrinth, I've hit a "no exit" wall many times over the past few weeks. I'm fresh out of new reading matter – though I've tons of samples on my Kindle and my forays to libraries and bookstores seemed also to be unproductive. Even my attempt to participate in the aggregator Kathy alluded to in her last post has failed to inspire me – and for some inexplicable reason I didn't  get my weekly update last Thursday. Curious…

Perhaps it's the weather or that I'm still feeling the effects of DST (daylight savings time). This morning I recalled that Brenda Ueland's If You Want to Write was highly praised in  Garr Reynolds' Presentation Zen  (well, I've not completely not had any reading matter) and I just happened to have the book; have had it for several years and hadn't gotten around to reading it. So, I scoured my bookshelves, found and started the book.
If You Want to Write is a "book about Art, Independence and Spirit." The first 
edition was published in 1938 and it's still viable today, nearly 75 years later—and I say that after having read only the first two chapters. I feel stirrings of returning to being inspired, of inspiring myself, of getting  my "creativity groove" back. Time will tell…and in the meantime, I think I'll also try to figure out why my aggregator isn't delivering.

To be continued…