Library of Congress, Washington D.C., Main Reading Room Between 1900 and 1910
Daily Thoughts 11/13/2013
I read some more of Undisputed Truth on the way to work. Mike Tyson swings between bragging about his exploits and talking about his recklessness and depression. He describes his infamous boxing match with Evander Holyfield where Holyfield headbutts Mike and Mike Tyson chews on Evander Holyfield's ear and gets expelled from boxing. There are lots of instances of reckless behavior. It is toward the middle of the book that Mike Tyson starts getting religion and therapy and is a bit calmer. There are a few moments where Mike Tyson does things which have some meaning like telling us that he loved watching the World Wrestling Federation as a kid and enjoyed participating as a referee.
This morning I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library. I also spent a little time working on an e-mail list with Mailchimp.
I checked the displays and the gift books. I also printed up some more computer class flyers.
The computer lab was open from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. today. I am preparing to show a film tomorrow that was part of the Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, Koran By Heart. http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/ provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities at 6:00 p.m.
I am also spending a little bit of time preparing to do a presentation on Digital Media @ Your Library at 2:00 p.m. on Friday in the Trustees room with a colleague.
Paul J. McAuley has a new science fiction novel Evening's Empires which looks interesting.
Christmas Lights Make Slippers in Global Junkyard Economy http://www.npr.org/2013/11/13/244984351/christmas-lights-make-slippers-in-global-junkyard-economy
This made me interested in placing a hold on Junkyard Planet by Adam Minter.