We note that the next meeting of the Literary Discussion Group, sponsored by the Women’s Club of Cooperstown, will be held on Thursday, March 28, at 2:30 p.m. at the Village of Cooperstown Library. The book selection for the meeting will be “This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession” by Daniel J. Levitin. Vivian Steinberg will lead the discussion of the book. The meeting is open to the public.
And, we hasten to point out that we have already started reading “This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession” and are finding the book to be absolutely fascinating. Thus we are delighted it was one of the book selections for this year as we rather doubt it is a book we would have chosen on our own. Thus we are very glad that being a part of the Literary Discussion Group presents us with the opportunity to read a number of books that we otherwise suspect we would not read. And since we seem to be on a bit of a reading jag at the moment, having already finished eight book since the beginning of the year, we are quite enjoying ourselves.
Of course, we have not spent all of our time reading. In fact, we have managed to return to working on research for what we hope will be a book of oral history of Cooperstown gleaned from the columns we wrote with our late husband, the he-we, from 1984 to 1999. At the moment we are going through columns from 1990 and, as is so often the case, we come across items we have long forgotten having written. And perhaps not surprisingly, some of these items still seem as appropriate today as they did when originally written.
For example, on Feb. 28, 1990, this little piece appeared in the column: