Thursday, April 23, 2015

Daily Thoughts 04/23/2015

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Still Life With the Head of Dante, John Quenton Pringle, between 1886 and 1890

Daily Thoughts 04/23/2015

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library this morning.  Malinda Daniel Hodge will be doing an Open Microphone at the library today between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

I read some more of Around the World in 50 Years on the way to work.  It is interesting reading about Kiribati and Tuvalu both islands that will be completely underwater within 20 years.  There is also quite a bit about difficulties with visas, flight connections, border crossings, and permissions to travel to certain countries.  Some of the countries which Albert Podell visited have already disappeared.

We had a book club today for the book, Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m..  The next book we plan on reading is Americanah A Novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

There was a Google Docs class from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.

The poetry open microphone went well and was well attended.  News 12 was there and interviewed Malinda Daniel Hodge who did some excellent singing.  Quite a few people read their poems.  A few of them had attended the Mount Vernon Poetry Workshop.

On the way home, I read some more of Around the World In 50 Years.  The book is quite political because the author travels to many places which are dangerous to outsiders.   Towards the end of the book, he is attempting to travel in some very difficult places, Saudi Arabia, Mogadishu, Rwanda, and South Sudan. He is attempting to finish his travels.  Albert Podell also goes to places which have different views of the world than the United States like Cuba and North Korea.

Web Bits

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