Tuesday, January 26, 2010

new history book to read.

heard this on NPR the other day. Looks like a good book to pick up read.
Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State (Hardcover)
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122946351

The comment on that page by john hamilton is right up the alley with what james kunstler writes in "the long emergency":

"...The future does not bode well for the kind of system we have now - infinite growth of economic output, increased spewing of greenhouse gases, increased attempts at futile empire building, increased degradation of the environment, and infinite growth of population. All of these things take place in concert, in a synergy of dysfunction for the planet. It won't last."

2014 comments:  Hmmmf.  I don't think I ever finished that book, need to check it out again.  Kunstler:  I occasionaly visit his blog, if and when i remember.... 

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Book Review

Just got done reading "The Long Emergency". Very well written and thought out. Learned a lot ! We might have to go back to horsepower. No not that horsepower, like a real Horse, with four legs, Power.

Started reading "How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk". Wow a very practical useful book. Not just for people who have young children. Published in 1980 ! Where have i been that i missed this book... ?

Both books recommended to me by my sweetie Harriet. How nice to have such a clever girlfriend !

Happy new year everybody. I have been quite busy. Hope to get some bicycle engineering posts done in the future. Meanwhile i will just post general happenings and such.

2014 comments: Whoa !  Harriet is now my wife :)