A good friend of mine, the director of another Colorado public library district, celebrated her 50th birthday with a "Jubilee." She took the year off. During that time, she made herself available as a volunteer. But she refused to lead anything. "I'll stuff envelopes," she said, "but I won't write the letters."
I'm not exactly sure how this happened, but suddenly I don't watch TV anymore. Not the news. No regular programs. Not talk shows.
I'm not being a snob about it. My family has a fair number of VHS videos, and a growing number of DVD's.
Many a night, we'll even plunk ourselves in front of the tube with TV trays and a pile of spaghetti. But we watch movies, not TV fare.
So why don't I watch regular TV?
Every now and then I stumble across an author interested in the same things that interest me.
My latest find is Karen Armstrong. She's a Brit, a former Carmelite nun who has taken to writing about a subject many Americans find hard to tackle without offending, or being offended. That subject is religion.
This week's column is written by Rochelle Logan, the Douglas Public Library District's Associate Director for Support Services.
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