I remember, about a thousand years ago when I was a tech writer for an industrial security firm. The site manager came to me and said, I want you to write a procedure. This one's going to be quick and easy. No Guns on site. That's all it needs to say. It actually turned out to be about 8 pages long. Sure, no guns on site for normal employees. But, what about the exceptions to that rule (like police) and how those exceptions are both recognized and handled. Then, there's the question of what do we do when someone actually brings a gun onto the campus. And, how handling a hunter who left his rifle in his truck maybe should be different than someone sneaking a glock 9mm in his lunch box.
We should sponsor writing groups and book clubs. Sure. But, it's not as easy as it probably sounds, at first. That's because, when you think of a book club, you think of the books that you love... not the 25 other genre options that you're not even remotely interested in. As the bookshop, I have to be a little more inclusive. I also need to be sensitive to different needs: reading level, time commitmentment, scheduling, cost. It's a lot of work. And, a lot of pre-planning before the work.
But, this week-end, I committed to tackling it, after reading reams of articles and surveying more than a dozen online book club websites. I think we've got something that we can at least launch from.
Take a look, and let me know what you think!
Then, if you can think of anyone you believe might like to be involved, please pass the word along!