Opinion: Ilsley welcomed me for co-working

Opinion: Ilsley welcomed me for co-working

By Steve Gross

Addison Independent

December 30, 2021

Anyone who writes a good deal knows that it can be an isolating experience. And writer’s isolation was creeping up on me as I got deeply to work on my most recent book, which deals with organizational turbulence. In fact, I was feeling my own sense of turbulence each day as I marched myself into my small home office to work on the manuscript. Something was missing. At first, I couldn’t put my finger on it. But the silence of my office soon spoke loudly enough. Long being told — and believing that I was — a people person, I realized that staying at home alone was not going to put me in the right frame of mind to write a useful book.

But where to go? Then it hit me, why not try our public library? So, I packed up my laptop, folded up my scattered notes, and headed to the Ilsley library. After catching up a bit with my friend Chris in the lobby, I climbed the stairs to the second floor. There I found several small oak tables, each with a matching captain’s chair, all within easy access to an outlet and WIFI. Several even had a view. Read the rest at the Addison Independent.