Books and the Recording of History

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With today’s dawning of the new Bush Presidential Library at Southern Methodist University, I wanted to share a few related links. Here is a very thorough review with Dallas’s new architectural critic for the Dallas Morning News. This is his first interview here. What a treat for him. Can you imagine only one bookshop remaining? I really hope this isn’t the future of books. Sad. Now that every upright and mobile person has a smart phone, we can all capture history in the making. When Everyone is an Eye-Witness, What is a Journalist? Great question.  

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Know Thy History

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So humbled and appreciative to be on the other side of an horrific week, literally living hell: murderous Gosnell abortionist on trial, Islamic extremist Boston bombers, ricin mailed to Obama plus one, and the West, Texas explosion. Counting blessings and hugging the ones we love. You know it’s a busy week in news when the egotistical brat known as Justin Bieber comments on the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam patronage directory ‘she would’ve been a Belieber’ like his other tween followers. He needs to get the shit beat out of him in a bar fight. He’ll get there, no doubt. I don’t think he’s old enough to drink yet. As we know, everything ‘goes down in history’. Let us not … Read More

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Words in Spine

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This list of the 25 top books every kid should know (or own, or read) brought back great memories. Which is your favorite? I haven’t posted a literary update in almost 2 months. Granted, one of these books took about a month itself. Hillary Mantel is a British author whom writes narratives based on fact, framed inside pivotal historical moments. A Place of Greater Safety is set during the French Revolution. It is long, slow, and completely worth it. All the great characters like Robespierre, Marquis de Lafayette, and Marie Antoinette are here. I follow Rolf Potts on twitter. He is one of the most prolific travel writers and has been in Conde’ Nast publications, sponsored by National Geographic, seen … Read More

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Animal Spirit

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Why are some people (mainly woman) more prone to dressing up their domestic animals? No doubt, it is the motherly doting nature. These zoo animals are hysterically fashionable. Some people really do get pets instead of children.   Like everything in the universe, there is the other extreme. The most dangerous and the largest cat in the wild is the Amur. If you were born and bred to survive the arctic Siberian weather terrain, you’d be a badass too. As the encyclope­dic reference Mammals of the Soviet Union puts it, ‘The general appearance of the tiger is that of a huge physical force and quiet confidence, combined with a rather heavy grace.’   ‘Picture the grotesquely muscled head of a pit … Read More

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Success and Happiness?

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  From This is a Book What is the most important thing? Probably will surprise you! To achieve success and happiness, we often have to do a lot of what we don’t want to (the drudge work, the minial jobs, the ass-kissing ladder climbing) in order to reach the end result. Work. Work ethic. Every person’s level of success is different; that’s what’s so great about the power of personal satisfaction. Sometimes we need to exorcise demons before we can move forward. A lot of people use the big Burning Man event as their spiritual mecca. Here are the projects which have been approved for this year’s event.

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