Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Yes Virginia, It is Possible to Have a Positive Commentary of the Editorial Page
This week I learned how much I like reading a positive, noncontroversial commentary in the newspaper. There are so few of those. Yesterday, the Chicago Suntimes published a commentary In Web age, libraries as important as ever. I haven't enjoyed reading the Letters to the Editor / Commentary page so much in ages. I am worn out from negativity in the news. But this article in praise of libraries gave me a warm happy feeling.
I shared that warm happy feeling by writing a letter to the editor praising the piece, and my local library (mainly my local library). I have been thinking about writing a blog post in praise of libraries for some time, but thought it might be too Geeky. Today is the day I wrote the letter / post.
Tomorrow I will share the letter. Today I just wanted to share how good it felt to dwell on something positive. I guess I learned I should do that more often.....