Thursday, July 6, 2017

And still hot


Currently reading RETURN OF THE BIRD TRIBES by Ken Carey. Stand alone. Nonfiction.

Exploring the transformative impact of Native American spirituality on contemporary events

Published in 1991; 242 pages. A friend of mine is running for mayor but we're on different ends of the political spectrum. I challenged her to read a book that I recommended and I would read a book that she recommended. This is the book she recommended for me. It's not a hardship because I like New Age stuff though I'm not a fan of Native American things -- probably comes from growing up with it all around me. I can't stand things pertaining to Lewis and Clark, either. The book I recommended for her was THE SECRET KNOWLEDGE by David Mamet. We'll see how it goes. I'll be seeing her next weekend.

I've also been reading THE GREAT QUESTIONS OF TOMORROW: The Ideas That Will Remake the World by David Rothkopf. Nonfiction.

We are on the cusp of a sweeping revolution—one that will change every facet of our lives. The changes ahead will challenge and alter fundamental concepts such as national identity, human rights, money, and markets. In this pivotal, complicated moment, what are the great questions we need to ask to navigate our way forward? David Rothkopf believes in the power of questions. When sweeping changes have occurred in history—the religious awakenings of the Reformation; the scientific advances of the Age of Exploration; the technological developments of the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the Industrial Revolution—they have brought with them, not just new knowledge, but provoked great questions about how we must live. With the world at the threshold of profound change, Rothkopf seeks the important questions of our time—ones that will remake the world and our understanding of it. From the foundational questions: "Why do we live within a society?" and "What is war?" to modern concerns such as "Is access to the internet a basic human right?" The Great Questions of Tomorrow confronts our approach to the future and forces us to reimagine fundamental aspects of our lives—identity, economics, technology, government, war, and peace.
Published  2017; 128 pages. Digital loan from the library. Really only that many pages? I thought it was more. Hunh.

There didn't seem to be any fireworks last night. The skies looked stormy so maybe that held people off. Woot!

Still tired though. When the alarm went off this morning, I really wanted more.

Stay cool out there.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

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