Saturday, March 9, 2013

Daily Thoughts 03/09/2013

Portrait of Alfred Tennyson by Lewis Carrol, 1857

Daily Thoughts 03/09/2013

I have been reading a little more of Al Gore, The FutureRight now, he is writing about ethics.  One of the issues that comes up is choosing boys over girls and how it affects population dynamics.

I also learned that Pinterest has a lot of picture galleries of early childrens illustrators.  People like Beatrix Potter and Jessie Willcox Smith as well as a number of illustrators like Edmund Dulac.

Web Bits

Virginia Wolff on How To Read a Book
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/03/06/virginia-woolf-how-should-one-read-a-book/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+brainpickings/rss+%28Brain+Pickings%29

2 comments:

Anne Bennett said...

Is the boy vs girl thing a real problem now, even with all the global attention on it? Is it still happening in China. Argh. We are so messed up, pretty soon we will all be part of a Dystopian novel.

Book Calendar said...

It is not just China. It is happening in China, India, and the Middle East. It is illegal in India to have a sonogram to determine the sex of a child. It creates an imbalance between the number of girls and boys being born.