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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Quote for the day

I ran across this quote in a management newsletter I'm reading.

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence. --Author unknown

Books good enough to read over and over

I've been thinking about a conversation I had recently about reading books more than once. A friend of mine thought I was absolutely crazy for reading a book over. I don't think I'm crazy at all (or at least not for that reason.) So, I was discussing this with a coworker last week and she's like me - if a book is really good, we'll read it again. And we started to talk about which books we've read more than once. I'm thinking about using this idea for May's Staff Picks Newsletter at my library.

So here's my list of some books I've read at least twice:
  1. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  3. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  4. The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom
  5. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

I'm sure there's more. I just can't think of them right now.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Thoughts for today

I never knew that being a librarian could be so personally controversial to me. I have certain very strong personal beliefs. About right and wrong. About my own responsibilities as a Christian.

My Sunday School class has been doing a study called "That the World May Know". It's really good and talks about how God placed Israel at the crossroads of the world so that they could be an influence for Him on the world. The application for me is how am I to be an influence at my crossroad where He has placed me?

So, while I'm a Christian and believe that pornography is morally wrong, I'm a librarian who believes that people should be able to have unfiltered internet access. Not so they can access porn, but so they can have freedom to live without others telling them what is right. Even though I happen to believe that what I think is right and pornography shouldn't even exist.

It's sometimes very hard to get these issues to come into line with my personal beliefs. I suppose its an issue of having to live in the world, but not be of the world. John 15:19

Friday, March 25, 2005

Frustration

I'm sitting here at the computer getting extremely frustrated. I thought that maybe since I've decided to be one of the "Blog People" (see Michael Gorman's LJ article) that I should have high speed internet. I'm beginning to think that it just isn't meant to be. None of the DSL providers seem to have access for my area (or at least my phone number) and cable is highway robbery. At least for now, the super-slow dialup seems to be working alright.


Maybe I'll just go back to the Hawaiian paradise and forget it all. Posted by Hello

My first time

Ahhhh, my first time. Blogging, that is. So, I'm completely new to blogging, and I'm not sure what this blog will be about yet. I think I'll just go with it and see what happens. It might be work related, it might be personal, it might just be my own soapbox.

As with all things, practice makes perfect. So, stay tuned and we'll see if I get better at this blogging thing.