January 17th, 2005

[fades] browns and reds

An offer I can't...um...not consider.

My mother, who (for those of you that don't know me that well) runs a fairly liberal Christian bookstore, is pushing me toward managing the neighboring Baptist bookstore.

There are so many problems with this, beginning with the very basic fact that there's not a lot about my life that Baptists, who tend to be at least moderately right-wing, would be happy about.

It's impossible not to consider, though. I'd love my own bookshop, even if there's a highly restrictive scope for merchandise. And I've done, well, about 10 years of on-and-off work in my mom's church and specifically her bookshop. And she and I work really well together on business type stuff.

Hmm. I don't know. This is very tempting. I'd have to give up my perky publishing job--but this would let me really put my full creativity to work for me. Risky, though. I'd have to be v-e-r-y careful about personal information, and there's some very awkward religious issues too, since I broadly class myself as "pagan" these days.

The real plus here, it's a chance to start developing a network of bookstores. Something rather entrepreneural and exciting. Wow. Anyway. Things to think about.