Monthly Archives: July 2008

Henry the Dud

Okay this is just my humble opinion, but I started watching “The Tudors” mini series.  Despite the handsome Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry the VIII, the back room political machinations of Sam Neill as Cardinal Wolsey and all the lusty costumed sex scenes, I fell asleep mid way through the second episode.  I just wasn’t buying it.  I did not get the sense from Henry’s character of how stubborn, reckless and ultimately dangerous a man he would become. He could have been any spoiled frat boy, merely annoying or inconvenient in his behavior, not someone whose indiscretions would effect the entire world.

For my money the PBS series “The Six Wives of Henry the VIII” is a better reflection of the life and loves of the Tudor king.  Phillipa Gregory’s “The Boleyn Inheritance” is an absolutely hair raising portrait of life with Henry the VIII and how for his queens it required a combination of political savvy and luck to keep their heads.

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Changing Parma

Cathy stumbled upon this blog yesterday. It was pretty interesting to read.  I will add it to our links, but just remember, the blog was written by an independent citizen and …

“It’s views do not represent in any way the opinions of the Parma Public Library, it’s officers or trustees”

Unless of course he says something like “build a new library now!”  we’ll cop to that.

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A Makeover?

Due to the economy and a host of other factors, it looks like there will be no new library any time soon.  I’m thinking maybe five, ten years down the road.  In light of that circumstance, I am contacting  some professional interior designers to see what can be done with the library we have.  The furniture and carpeting are all original 1978 and are looking a little worn and sad.  The fire marshall’s have found our floorplan not in compliance with ADA and we are just squeezed all to heck in the staff room. 

So a little sprucing up and rearranging of things will be in the works.  Stay tuned to see what happens.

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