Archive for January, 2010|Monthly archive page

Day 396 January 31, 2010

In 5th line on January 31, 2010 at 8:06 am

“Carol spoke next.”~~Men Made Easy: How to Get What You Want From Your Man by Kara Oh

Consider this an owner’s manual for the man in your life.

Day 395 January 30, 2010

In 5th line on January 30, 2010 at 8:59 am

“It is important to stress that all of the genetic mutations were occuring in all of the populations but only increased in frequency when they provided an advantage.”~~Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin’s Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives by David Sloan Wilson

Wilson shows how evolution touches every aspect of our life. Clever examples.

Day 394 January 29, 2010

In 5th line on January 29, 2010 at 8:53 am

“The American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its list of mental and emotional disorders in 1973.”~~The Jesus Machine: How James Dobson, Focus on the Family, and Evangelical America are Winning the Culture War by Dan Gilgoff

Is James Dobson the most powerful evangelist?

Day 393 January 28, 2010

In 5th line on January 28, 2010 at 8:45 am

“That’s what Chapter Four is all about.”~~Your Money and Your Brain: How the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich by Jason Zweig

People make  a lot of bad decisions when it comes to money. It could be our brains.

Day 392 January 27, 2010

In 5th line on January 27, 2010 at 8:31 am

“At the end of this period you can see your way around the theater, but your vision is not sharp.”~~How to Really Fool Yourself: Illusions For All Your Senses by by Vicki Cobb

Fun, educational stuff!

Day 391 January 26, 2010

In 5th line on January 26, 2010 at 8:23 am

“A week earlier, aboard the Vandyck, Roosevelt had written to the minister gently reminding him that Don Domicio de Gama had volunteered the Brazilian government’s help in transporting the expeditions unwieldy boats and five tones of baggage overland to the Paraguay River to where they planned to begin their descent of the Tapajos.”~~The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard

Teddy and his group of followers go on a life-threatening expedition.

Day 390 January 25, 2010

In 5th line on January 25, 2010 at 8:19 am

“Not much later, in Flanders, I had occasion to see him kneeling with bowed head as the tericos were preparing for combatand the chaplains were going up and down the rows blessing all the men.”~~Purity of Blood by Arturo Perez-Reverte

A father and two brothers rescue their daughter/sister from a convent where she is held by an evil priest. Swords, sword fights, and the Spanish Inquisition. Fun!

Day 389 January 24, 2010

In 5th line on January 24, 2010 at 8:11 am

“Miss Porter told me,  that when he was first introduced to her mother, his appearance was very forbidding: he was then lean and lank, so that his immense strructure of bones was hideously striking to the eye, and the scars of the scrophula were deeply visible.”~~The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell

Considered the finest biography ever written.

Day 388 January 23, 2010

In 5th line on January 23, 2010 at 8:07 am

“Is this really possible? I asked.”~~How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman

Do doctors always make the right diagnoses? What happens when things go wrong?

Day 387 January 22, 2010

In 5th line on January 22, 2010 at 8:03 am

“The more sensory experiences you have, the more material your imagination has to work with.”~~Photography and the Art of Seeing: A Visual Perception Workshop for Film and Digital Photography by Freeman Patterson

The art of visual design with photographs to show / explain the elements.