Having written this column for years now, one would think we would be smarter than to say, as we did last, “... the column, from our perspective, will be able to plow ahead in 2014.”
We hasten to point out that assumption was made based on the fact that we would be overwhelmed with items to be included each and every week. And honestly, we should have known better as the very next week, when we got ourselves organized enough to proceed with this week’s column, we discovered we had exactly one thing to include in the column.
And this would be the fact that the next meeting of the Literary Discussion Group, sponsored by the Women’s Club of Cooperstown, will be held on Thursday, January 23 at 2:30 p.m. at the Village of Cooperstown Library. This month’s book is Arcadia by Loren Groff. The discussion will be lead by Mary Leary. The meeting is open to the public.
And while we are very happy to share what the Literary Discussion Group is reading this month, we tend not think we can expand such information to make an entire column of it. And thus we are forced to punt. We immediately checked out our backlog of unused material for the column. And we did find a number of interesting questions such as “When did tar paper become known as organic asphalt felt?” or “Why is there a recipe called no knead 100% whole wheat bread?” After all, if one didn’t need it, why would one go to the trouble of making it? And “Where exactly is the strategic oil reserve located?”
Unfortunately, all these topics left us colder than the weather did. So we moved on, looking for something when we remembered how very successful our sharing of humor from our inbox was last January. And just like that, we knew we were in business.