Friday, July 3, 2015

Daily Thoughts 07/03/2015

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Writing the Declaration of Independence, Jean Leon Gerome Ferris,Oil on Canvas

Daily Thoughts 07/03/2015

I checked the Twitter and Facebook for the library.

I started reading The Unincorporated Man by Dani Kollin and Eytan Kollin.  It starts with a man being revived from cryogenic sleep.  This is a science fiction book about money and the future of money.  It reminds me a little bit of Frederik Pohl's book, The Space Merchants.  There is also quite a bit in it about the use of electronic currencies.

I enjoyed reading Lowes Moore Chronicle From the Boys and Girls Club to the NBA.  It had a strong message to avoid alcohol, drugs, and partying and stay on the narrow path.  The parts about basketball were the most interesting parts.  Reading about the Continental Basketball Association was a bit different.  The story revolved around basketball, morality, and god.

I read some more of Inequality What Can Be Done.  I am reading about how the study of inequality and personal wealth has changed.  This has happened because there are better census records, accurate administrative records for taxation, and regular household surveys in many places all over the world.

I read the manual for my digital camera.  I also took a few pictures.

I read a little bit more of The Mindful Way Though Stress.  The book is supposed to take 8 weeks to finish with all the different meditation exercises in it.  I am finding them to be relaxing.   It is a little bit more than a book meditation.  It also focuses on changing a persons mindset.  Some of the exercises are about writing down and acknowledging positive experiences.

Web Bits

How to Almost Ruin a Great Library

NASA is Suiting up WIth Boston's John F. Kennedy Library

Timmins Public Library Reverses Decisions on Boys Only Robotics Event After Girl's Petition

Woman Gets Library Card 73 Years After She Was Denied Book in North Carolina for Being Black

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