Friday, May 09, 2008
Book: The Known World
The Known World by Edward P Jones is a haunting tale of the South. Henry Townsend, a free slave, runs his own plantation. The fictional county of Manchester Virginia comes to life. Frightening.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
I went to my Harvey Mudd reunion yesterday. I was surprised how few people from my class showed up. And then by the time dinner came around, was surprised how many actually showed up. I'll have to work on making sure more of them are linked in.
See you in five years! And I think the suggestion of having a picnic off-campus in the summer makes for a fine idea. Might be time for me to organize something. I you just invite people -- will they show up?
The engineering department is going to kick off a "one in 1000" donation campaign. They want 1000 donations of $1000. Well, in 50 years -- assuming 50 engineering graduates... that means nearly 50% have to donation. Ambitious.
The highlight of the day was Prof Benjamin and his mathemagics show. Someday I'll be able to square large numbers in my head, calculate the day of the week you were born, and more. I'm going to read his book Secrets of Mental Math
Labels: books, Mudd
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Book: In Dubious Battle
What happens if the fight you've chosen does not matter? That things will continue to be the same. Would you give up everything? Would you run? Steinbeck's novel makes us decide which side of the line we stand on and how far we'd go.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Books: Online and everywhere
Some links to books online (and not just places to buy them):
And some places to store your books:
It looks like I will start using Libary Thing to track the books I read or audio books I listen too. And someday, perhaps all of the ones on the shelf will get added. Go go 43 folder power!
Labels: books, technology