Monday, June 19, 2017

No, Monday, I didn't.

The weekend was good. Had circle, went to Mom and Dad's on Saturday to deliver a lemon meringue pie for Dad for Fathers' Day and had class last night. The instructor had me take a leadership role, saying I was ready -- we're only at week 9 of 32 weeks. I did fine but holy schmoley.

There's been a bit of drama there. A student got asked to leave. Started with seven, two left immediately deciding apparently it wasn't for them, and not this. We're down to four. 

Just sayin' ... 

I'm currently reading THE DICTATOR'S HANDBOOK: Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith. Nonfiction.

For eighteen years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been part of a team revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the “national interest”—or even their subjects—unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction. Governments do not differ in kind but only in the number of essential supporters, or backs that need scratching. The size of this group determines almost everything about politics: what leaders can get away with, and the quality of life or misery under them. The picture the authors paint is not pretty. But it just may be the truth, which is a good starting point for anyone seeking to improve human governance.
Published 2011; 354 pages. 

Nothing on TV for me tonight. I need to meditate, deal with dinner, hang with the boys, read and go to bed.

Have a good one ... see you tomorrow....

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

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