Weekend Coffee Share

wordswag_15073188796611453091488Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I completed my refresher course for Election Judging last week. It was a quick, efficient one evening workshop. Our next election is April 2 and I doubt most people know there is another election. I’m baffled as to why we have another election, which is fairly expensive, when we just had one in November. I know that the City of Chicago is electing a new mayor and they want the focus on that city race and have traditionally elected mayors and aldermen in the spring. That makes sense. I have no idea why there’s a suburban election.

The weather’s still bleak, though warmer. It’s that ugly pre-spring time with lots of brown, some patches of dirty snow, a bit of sunshine, but more gray skies.

I’m still watching the news about the College Entrance Scandal. The people arrested, from what I understand, were in California. I’ve got to think that in all the big cities this sort of corruption exists.

Saturday I attended a program for aspiring writers at my library. The speaker gave tips on revision, which is a challenging part of writing for me. I did come away with some good ideas and verification that what I’m now doing is good practice. I’m lucky to have a library that supports the local writers’ endeavors.

I enjoyed watching Michel Simon in Le Poison and will soon post my review on this French film.

I’m finishing up The Old Wives’ Tale and just love Arnold Bennett. I also started reading Lisa See’s newest book The Island of the Sea Women. I’m surprised that See has written about Korea since her other books that I’ve read are set in China. This book covers the women on Jeju Island, who support their families by diving for seafood.

What would you share about your past week?

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2 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share

  1. It’s been a long time since I looked in at your coffee share, but as St. Patrick’s Day was yesterday I thought I would say hello. Your post gives the impression you had a remarkable St. Patrick’s weekend, what with the program at your library where you worked at your skill at writing. Good luck!

    When CNN began to put their coverage college scandal on the Internet, I took an interest. It seems that it affected you.

    I had some work to do on the weekend, but when isn’t St. Patrick’s Day fun?

    Have a good time practicing your writing. Revision is difficult, but probably necessary for most writers, even the ones who have a real knack for it. I am sure if you are evaluating yourself, you will find yourself getting better if you are putting time into learning more with the help of others.

    Have a great week ahead. Big city life would be exciting. Be diligent!

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