paradise It’s been said that what you read, far more than what you hear or see in the A-V media, determines your worldview, what you believe. Rayne has just published her current nightstand reading list. Here is mine. Links are to book reviews or author interviews, not booksellers.

  1. Why We Run by Bernd Heinrich – Ostensibly about the physiology of running, but actually more about the evolution of all species physically in response to their species’ survival needs.
  2. Seeing in the Dark by Tim Ferris – A wondrous study of the skies and sky-watchers, one of the NYT’s seven best books of the year.
  3. Maybe One by Bill McKibben – An encouragement to reduce family size and celebrate small families.
  4. The Age of Access by Jeremy Rifkin – A frightening book about the ‘commercialization of everything’ and the ‘control and management of information’ (i.e. it’s not as free as we’d thought).
  5. Beyond Growth by Herman Daly – The definitive text on Environmental and Social Economics.
  6. In the Box Called Pleasure by Kim Addonizio – Fiction.
  7. Beyond Civilization by Daniel Quinn – The ideas in my essay “The Third Way” said much better, and less densely ;-)
  8. Selling to VITO by Anthony Parinello ? Tactics for getting to see, and then engaging, CEOs and other senior officers.
  9. Minding Animals by Marc Bekoff ? The emotional, intellectual and spiritual lives of animals.
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7 Responses to HOW TO READ THE WORLD

  1. Dave Pollard says:

    Well, as you can see, I can now post again (though it’s taking an hour, only after multiple timeouts to upload). My new images, unfortunately, have still not made it up. This is really getting annoying.

  2. Dave Pollard says:

    Hurrah, picture showed up, only 90 minutes after first posted. Considering Radio sync’s the www folder with the cloud every 10 seconds, that’s a lot of timeouts. Something must be very wrong in Userland.

  3. Rayne says:

    The comments are a total whack-fest today, too. I didn’t follow my best practices and write in Notepad first, lost a very succinct comment after clicking “submit” — the comments went “Server not Found” on me and lost the comment. Damn! Glad you were finally able to get your list AND photo up, could be a good sign.

  4. Dave Pollard says:

    Thanks, Rayne. No such luck with a follow-up post, alas. It’s still sitting in timeout limbo, along with the accompanying image.

  5. Marie Foster says:

    I have not even tried doing art yet on Baby Blog. Did you notice that I renamed it that. It was like I had this vision of an infant when I first installed it. All potential but no real form.I have only been blogging for a week and already this little life has got more substance and form. It has its ups and downs but it is growing every day. Maybe someday it will be as good as yours.

  6. Marie Foster says:

    Opps… I just wanted you to know that I put Minding Animals on reserve at my branch of our library.WOOT! No one can convince me that there my dog and cats are not looking at me with both wonder and dismay, or at least their equivalent of those emotions.

  7. Dave Pollard says:

    mlf: I think ‘baby’ is a great metaphor for a newbie blog. I also think that, given the shelf life of technology, a ‘blog year’ may be comparable to a ‘dog year’ i.e. equivalent to six or seven of ours. I still don’t know what I want How to Save the World to be when it grows up. Are you going to rename Baby Blog as it gets older?

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