The response to our session on my podcast, Sound of the Archives, at the Midwest Archives Conference today has been so overwhelming, enthusiastic, and positive. We really didn’t expect such a turnout on a Saturday morning, nor did I expect people stopping me in the hall to say kind words, hugs, and even an offer for a donation. People said they were inspired, that we had a lot of interesting things to say, and a lot of useful advice. It is amazing to me that something I thought of as abstract and far-off become something real, and that I had the chance to celebrate that creation today. I should mention that today’s success couldn’t have happened without Rick Pifer, our chair, or Prairie and Laura.
I’m just really happy. I’m also really happy to be home. I took a long walk (listening to this great TED Radio Hour), read Twitter self-centeredly looking for references to us, and now I just really want to see Derek and eat that Indian food he’s bringing home for me. :)