I had some research I wanted to do for a project. Working online is fine, but in many cases somewhat limiting.
Yes, the Internet has limits of utility.
Write that down.
Too many times I find partial articles, blurry pictures, and advertisements for the books I wish to look into for information.
I seriously doubt I'll use Wikipedia as a source other than general information to get me started.
Having said that, today I'm here at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library here in town. It is a first class facility with all the things I need.
It has an extensive collection of books and periodicals. It is bright and airy. It has a large, knowledgeable staff. It has nice clean facilities, and it has WiFi. I find it a peaceful place this morning.
Presently I'm researching some old ships. To that end, I'm making a reading list of the books available here and system wide. I don't need to know the precise history of every ship, but I want the information I use to be extremely accurate down to the last detail.
A quiet, bright, airy place that has WiFi is just the ticket for historical research.
The nicest thing about this place? It is a just a few minutes drive from Downtown.
Things have been a bit busy of late, so I'm just getting back on track with the project. I've temporarily shelved an older project for the time being. It is not that it isn't important, it's just too much to work on with the approaching Spring, a March visitor, condo projects, and my attempting to wind down from the "Air Traffic Mike World Tour 2009-2010".
I'm in the mood for some serious down time.
I'm making a slow cooked corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes for dinner. I'm serving it with NPR, some classical music, and a cold beer or two.
I'm really excited about that.
Tonight, others can go bark at the Friday moon.
I'm going to belch to the classics.
In the meantime, back to the files.
Until the next time, all y'all take care of yourselves.
Air Traffic Mike, ret.
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