Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Daily Thoughts 11/12/2013

Correspondence, Theodore Robinson, 1895

Daily Thoughts 11/12/2013

On the way to work, I read some more of Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth. You could not make up some of the things in this book. It is full of sex, fighting, partying, and hard work. There are lots of interesting statements from Tyson like he admires John McEnroe for his attitude. There are also some really interesting descriptions of him meeting different people. I found his description of talking to Iceberg Slim very interesting. Some of the content is a bit rough and comes off as nasty.

This morning, I checked the libraries Facebook and Twitter pages. I also checked the displays and did some ordering for bestselling titles this morning. A consultant is doing a Focus Group for retired people on how the library is doing and how it can improve. I am going to be part of a staff focus group at 3:00 p.m. today.

The focus group was interesting. It was about the different strengths and weaknesses of the library from programming to how the community views us. There are several more groups that are meeting. I am hoping it will be useful.

The computer lab was open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today. There are also two computer classes tonight, a Beginning Microsoft Word class from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and a Fundamentals of Computer Operations class from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

The book, The Everything Store Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone came in for me to read.

Reading Undisputed Truth has been an interesting experience. Some people don't like me reading it because Mike Tyson is a convicted sex offender and his attitude towards women. Other people have commented about his facial tattoo. It is not a comfortable book. The writing itself is a bit disjointed and off balance. I think it reflects what Tyson thought of himself when he was younger. He clearly sees his younger self as out of control and self destructive.

Web Bits

Neil Gaiman on the Writers Who Influenced and Inspired Him


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