A few weeks back, I walked to the Hope Borbas branch of the Capital Area District Library, only to find that it was closed because a car had crashed into it. It is difficult to fully explain how much this upset me. As a near daily journey for me, the library has become an important part of my life. I, admittedly, am unemployed and find it difficult to fill my day as easily as when I was working. I find myself getting bored much easier, and I seem to have fewer chores to complete. The big difference of course being that everything I used as distractions or for pleasure when I was working, are now the only thing that fill my day. And there are only so many video games to be played and rooms to be cleaned. And I don’t like the way my wife looks at me when I am talking to the cats as if they are people.
So I find myself reading a lot more. Continue reading