Archive for March, 2007
2556 of11,326 place
25:39 5K, 54:25 10k, 1:24:36 15k
|Hope of the Wicked Master Plan to Rule the World|
Under the Banner of Heaven : A Story of Violent Faith
Author: Jon Krakauer
Book Type: Hardcover
Subject: Science Fiction & Fantasy
These are the books I ordered this week.
Hope of the Wicked recommended by my cousin Vince Forst. A hard to find book that I got lucky and auctionsniped at ebay.
Fallen Dragon recommended by Leo Leporte on his podcast. I rarely read Sci-fi, but I keep trying.
Bad Things… Good People – cant remember who recommended Rabbi Kushner books.
And Under the Banner of Heaven – bec a Mormon friend told me to read it and my brother Steve recommend Krakauer and has met him.
The last three my thanks to http://www.paperbackswap.com were right in the inventory and shipped immediately.
Now, when to read them?
I ran down New Hampshire Ave past the Watergate to the Lincoln Memorial.
I ran from Lincoln down the middle of the Reflecting Pool (I have never seen it empty before) to the Capital.
I ran the Capital Steps and back to the Lincoln and up the steps.
By the end I couldnt feel my arms or legs from the cold. I recovered this feeling after 10 minutes in the shower!
Next run Gate River Run 9.3 miles on Saturday!
TO ALL THE KIDS
WHO SURVIVED the
1930’s 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s !!
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we
rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking
As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.
Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and
NO ONE actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank koolade made with sugar, but we weren’t overweight because .
WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING !
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day.
And we were O.K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down
the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo’s, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD’s, no surround-sound or CD’s, no cell phones, no personal computers!, no Internet or chat rooms…….
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no
lawsuits from these accidents.
We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang
the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law!
These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success! and responsibility, and we learned
HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!