Archive for June, 2007

Where’s Johnny?

June 19, 2007

I spent last week camping in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with my eldest son and his Boy Scout troop. I am now clearing the backlog of work that always piles up on vacations. I’m hoping to post something appropriate for the Heinlein centennial in the next couple of weeks, so check back soon.

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John’s Reading Report – May 2007

June 1, 2007

Here’s what I’ve read since my last report:
Time For the Stars, Robert A. Heinlein
The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
I Am a Strange Loop, Douglas Hofstadter
In progress:
The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God, David J. Linden
The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God, Carl Sagan (edited by Ann Druyan)
Change: Principles of Problem Formation and Problem Resolution, Paul Watzlawick et al.
Teach Yourself Spanish Complete Course Package, Juan Kattan-Ibarra
On Deck:
1776, David McCullough (Still…)
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, Daniel C. Dennett
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer, Neal Stephenson

Heinlein Quote of the Month (June 2007)

June 1, 2007

“At least once every human should have to run for his life, to teach him that milk does not come from supermarkets, that safety does not come from policemen, that ‘news’ is not something that happens to other people.”

– Jake in The Number of the Beast.