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A Night at the Book House

Posted by John R. Daubney on December 17, 2010 at 5:03 PM

 

On Wed., DEc. 15th I presented a book talk and signing at the Book House in Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, New York. A real nice crowd showed up which included niece, Karem McKenna, my friend Andy Lavigne, my sidekick Anne Valliere who took some video footage, and old friends, Steve Commins, and Geoff and Karen and Amy Meyers and Cathy Holmes.

Contributors, Steve Holmes and Jackie Hawkins were gracious enpough to show up and contribute to the presentation. Jackie read from her chapter and talked a bit about her passionate journey which is now focused on ministerial school and her personal mission to become an ordained Unity Minister. Steve Holmes sang the song, "I've  Got a Song in my Heart" which he talked about in his chapter of the book. Jackie and Steve's words touched everyone there and I felt so grateful that they were able to be there in person. The contributors to the book are amazing people and I feel so fortunate to know them.

 

         I must say a word about the staff at the Book House. In a word they were wonderful. Drew, especially was so very helpful, as he arranged and re-arranged the book signing area to accomodate the number of people who showed up. The Book House is a real spirit-filled place, and the passion with which they do business and accomodate customers is always evident.  I believe that no matter what enterprise we are engaged in, we can make a difference in the world if our intention is a higher one. The Book House is enriching the lives of so many Capital District adults, and also children through the Little Book House next door. In a world of fewer and fewer independent businesses The Book House is an oasis of local ownership and love for serving the community through what they love to do. 

‘...participate in life—keep searching and try various things until you find the thing that moves you—then grab hold of it.."    -     Michael J. Reilly 

                                                            from Those Who Walk with Fire;   chapter 9.

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