The King’s Speech: good movie, very bad history. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine. The Book Club spent Christmas Day at the movies. We started out with True Grit:… Read more The King’s Speech: good movie, very bad history. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine →
CNN Heroes 2010 – Top 10 CNN Hero: Anuradha Koirala – Special Reports from CNN.com.� “A great revolution in just one individual will help to change the destiny of all humankind.” Daisaku Ikeda, Japan. Humanity is given very little time to change destiny. The question is – do we have the courage to accept a transformation, even a revolution, in our lives?
“I’ve learned that terror doesn’t happen because some group of people somewhere like Pakistan or Afghanistan simply decide to hate us. It happens because children aren’t being offered a bright enough future that they have a reason to choose life over death.” — Greg Mortenson Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace One School at a Time via Goodreads | Greg Mortenson quotes. Don, Thomas and I are literally on the road when we read Three Cups of Tea. When we go back and forth, to and fro,… Read more On The Road with Three Cups of Tea →
Cambridge “What is your idea of earthly happiness? To be vindicated in my own lifetime.” — Christopher Hitchens #Hitch-22: A Memoir# via Christopher Hitchens quotes The snowstorm began early morning… Read more Day 7 – Walking with Christopher →
“Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay.” — Christopher Hitchens For the last week, I have been walking with Christopher Hitchens. Every morning, rain, snow or shine, I grab my iPod and head out the door for work. The time frame between home and work is approximately 25 minutes so I have 50 minutes/day with the voice that comes through the stereo headphones. I accomplish two important tasks: 1) Exercising the body and 2) Exercising the mind. For over two years, I have… Read more Christopher Hitchens and Hitch 22 →
Just finished “Out of Egypt” – an intriging and fascinating story. It is fiction of course, but very authentic-not at all un-Biblical. I think you would find it interesting with some ideas that we normally don’t think about. But that is not why I am writing to you. She includes a very short autobiography that I know you won’t want to miss. I will bring it along next week-end.
We are on the road for most of our life, whether in the car, on a plane (jet), bus, or sky-train. We use bikes, skies, snowboards, skateboards, and roller blades to get us… Read more On The Road Book Club →