Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Daily Thoughts 04/22/2014

The Smolensk Newspaper, Marc Chagall, 1914

Daily Thoughts 04/22/2014

This morning, I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.

I checked the displays and the gift books this morning.  I also printed some more flyers.  I spent some time ordering new books.  Things are quiet and steady today.

I spent some time reading the latest review material.  I read a copy of the New York Times Book Review and the New York Review of Books.  A book which caught my attention is The Tyranny of Experts Economists Dictators and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor by William Easterly.

I spent a little time working with the oversize books.

The Friends of the Mount Vernon Public Library were registering people to vote today.  The library is working on collecting a list of biographies of trustee candidates for the website.

There are two computer classes today, 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.

On the way home, I finished reading Success Through Stillness by Russell Simmons.  It is an interesting, but a bit exaggerated book.  Russell Simmons writes a book about meditation in the style of a self help manual.  The difference in this self help manual is that he cites real life practices and promises glowing results which seem a bit far fetched at points.  However, a lot of what he is writing about does have real life backing. The message is one of success through meditation.  It is not about having deeper religious experience or enlightenment.  It is about how to calm oneself down, be more compassionate, have more self control, and be a more successful person.

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