Sunday, May 24, 2015

Daily Thoughts 05/24/2015

Young Woman Reading a Scroll, Ishikawa Toyonobu, Late 18th Century

Daily Thoughts 05/24/2015

I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.  I also checked the times for different events at Book Expo America.  I am going to Day of Dialog on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

I read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short book, We Should All Be Feminists this morning.  It is based on her TEDx talk in 2012.  The book makes an argument that women should be treated more equally and have more opportunities to succeed.  It is not a diatribe against men.  She says she likes to be a woman and dress nicely.  She dislikes having to be escorted by men to restaurants and clubs and wishes that she would be acknowledged more often.  Chimamanda is Nigerian so her views are a bit different than the western version of feminism.  The book is short.  It is 52 pages long and easy to read.

I watched two episodes of Earth A New Wild Where Humans and Animals Meet on dvd.  One focusing on plains and another focusing on forests.  The episodes were about how humans can better live with animals and plants in the wild.  People are not taken out of the picture in this documentary series.

Web Bits

NYC Poetry Festival on Kickstarter

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