Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Daily Thoughts 4/1/2009

Lecture sous la lampe (Reading under the lamp) by French painter Léon Pourtau (1872-1898)

Daily Thoughts 4/1/2009

Today was a pleasant day. I called a few more people about Earth Day. I have three groups ready to help with the library for Earth Day, The Friends of the Library, one of the neighborhood block associations, and the local Family YMCA. I contacted both churches about Earth Day that are close to us. It is a matter of persistence. Our local high school is doing a window display about alternative energy in the display cases at the front of the stairs.

I ordered a few literary criticism books this morning. In our literature section, Shakespeare is the most popular subject, and Othello is the most popular play by Shakespeare. The bard still rains supreme in literature and plays.

Two books came in for me to read, On The Road, The Original Scroll by Jack Kerouac. This book is rather interesting. It is how Jack Kerouac originally wrote On The Road. It was written on a single roll of paper without indentations or paragraphs. I have not started reading it, but it is very visually interesting.

The other books is The Human Side of Enterprise Annotated Edition by Douglas McGregor. This book is the basis of Theory Y style management or a participative, interdependent management style. The central idea is how to motivate people who are self directed and self motivated, or find the motivators to make people more self directed and self motivated. I find myself in this category of people.

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