Monday, January 21, 2013

Daily Thoughts 01/21/2013

Daily Thoughts 01/21/2013

Today is a national holiday, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday.  Many people consider it a national day of service.

I read some more of The Case for Mars.  Robert Zubrin is describing the process of building the first Martian colony.  He describes how the first indigenous buildings may be made of glazed brick and consist of underground vaults.  He also describes how to build agriculture domes on Mars.  There is a discussion of the need to have a more vegetarian society on Mars. This book reminds me of Elon Musk's statements about how he will build a Mars colony.  The plans seem quite similar.

I also read some more of Librarians As Community Partners.  They are writing about how books with universal themes can be used in programming and outreach.  Some authors like Dr. Seuss, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Alice Walker, Jack London, and Beverly Cleary are able to reach people at a very basic level.

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