I've mentioned that once a month, a private 501c3 flies me in from Florida to Manhattan for a week's work as writing coach/web editor, but I haven't mentioned just how overwhelmed I am by the graciousness of this workplace. I have just discovered their library which is filled with delicious things that cover American art, religion, environmental issues and Asian culture.There is too much to resist in that room. I am failing in my efforts to avoid spending the day exploring all these titles, a small sample of which I share with you below. (Are the titles legible with your click?) And yet, the staff is so cordial and the work so enjoyable, the distractions are no better than the obligations.
And as if that were not enough, the kitchen is fully stocked with daily variables of the pastry/candy/munchie realm, including three types of M&Ms! The coffee is by Starbucks and the fridge groans with beverage choices. Oh lucky boy. I left there today singing that refrain from the Sound of Music: "For somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good."