Sunday, December 11, 2011
[Bertram Goodman], ca. 1939 / Sidney M. Friend, photographer. Photographic print : 1 item : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942.
Archives of American Art, Federal Art Project, Part of WPA (Works Progress Administration) Public Domain.
Daily Thoughts 12/11/2011
Today feels like a quiet day before a storm. I spent a little time updating the Twitter and Facebook accounts for the library. I don't use the Bookcalendar account for twitter as much as I used to because of the library account.
I also finished reading Back To Work by Bill Clinton. The second half of the book is a prescription for how to get people back to work. A lot of it is focused on energy efficiency and alternative energy. There are some very interesting ideas sprinkled about. One of them is that the United States has to start manufacturing and exporting a lot more products. It is not enough to be a service economy. I agree with this strongly.
I did not get a whole lot of reading done until tonight. I did the laundry, went shopping, and did a variety of every day chores instead.
I spent some more time on Lynda.com watching Email Essentials. There is six hours of training in the video class.
I also started reading The Doctor and the Kid by Mike Resnick. It is a weird western with steampunk flourishes and slightly inexplicable magic. There is some light humor and a bit of irony to make the story entertaining. It is the kind of book which lets you relax and not think too much and enjoy the story. There are numerous references to dime novels throughout the book.
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