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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Big City Girl

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“In the beginning was the city. Before mankind existed, before even the primeval sea had fully receded from the land, Marduk, the creator of everything, made the city…the name of the first city was called Eridu.” This was written on a clay tablet dating back 2,5000 years. It was written in Babylonian as well as the older Sumerian language. It is a real place outside of Iraq. Purchased out of curiosity, I immensely enjoyed City, A Guidebook for the Urban Age. I anticipated it would cover the evolution of our cities but was pleasantly surprised by how thorough the research would be. So many insights into all the actual components of a city: the building of skyscrapers which make up … Read More

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My Mind in this Month

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The first month of the new year has been super busy, inspiring, and goal-oriented focused. Evidence by all the books I’ve devoured, relaxing too. Here’s an image. I will do a little review on City, which a perfect follow-up to Debt, The First 5,000 Years I’ve been carrying around Technology in my purse for the last month, because I hate to be anywhere where I have to wait and not have something to read, grrr! It is in chronological order and just super cool. Seth Godin is coming to Dallas next month; of course i have a ticket. I love all the quotes in his V is for Vulnerable; and the other awesome inspiring book, Steal Like an Artist. Madeleine Albright … Read More

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