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The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Kindle Buzz and Twitter

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Ever since I heard about the Kindle a few months ago I have been excited about the electronic reader's possibilities for the troubled newspaper publishing business. Time Magazine's tweet asks "Will Amazon's Kindle rescue newspapers?" Here from the NYT-Twitter is a link to an interesting story about Amazon's release of a more expensive model of the Kindle reader, with a bigger screen. Students in an experiment will use it instead of text books. People can read their newspapers on the wireless reader, as well as the most popular application books, and now magazines.

Journalist John Dickerson in someone I follow on Twitter, because he regularly writes stuff like this: "At 40 I'm still hopeful that there will be a National Magazine Award for desk and bookshelf reorganization in avoidance of deadline." My kinda guy. I thought I was the only one who had discovered this procrastinator's trick.

The New York Times also twitters this fascinating little tidbit. They say that women are nearly a work-force majority. Can you believe it?

And speaking of work, Astronaut Mike Massimino, who Twitters as "Astro Mike," will soon be leaving on the shuttle with the crew headed for the big repair job to the Hubble telescope. His tweet, 11 hours ago said, "Just had breakfast with my crew, really bright lights are on in crew quarters when we wake up to help the shifting of our sleep cycles." An Astronautics link announced yesterday that the European-built Node 3 starts its journey to the International Space Station.

I close with a couple of updates from my favorite Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

  • May 2, 9:30 AM: "Baucus and I to lunch w Obama WHouse Wed to discuss Health Care reform."
  • May 6th at noon: "Just had a hamburger w obama at WH. Hour lunch discussing health care reform and four Ag/EPA issues"

Peace to all. . .

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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

  • "A Return To Love: Reflections On the Principles Of a Course In Miracles" by Marianne Williamson. Harper Collins, 1992
  • "A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Chicken Soup For the Unsinkable Soul" by Canfield, Hansen and McNamara. Health Communications, 1999
  • "Compassion in Action: Setting Out On the Path of Service" by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush. Bell Tower Pub., 1992
  • "Creative Visualization" by Shakti Gawain. MIF Books, 1978
  • "Finding Values That Work: The Search For Fulfillment" by Brian O'Connell. Walker & Co., 1978
  • "Fire in the Soul" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1993
  • "Further Along the Road Less Traveled" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
  • "Guilt Is the Teacher, Love Is the Lesson" by Joan Borysenko. Warner Books, 1990
  • "Inner Simplicity: 100 Ways To Regain Peace and Nourish the Soul" by Elaine St. James. Hyperion, 1995
  • "Insearch:Psychology and Religion" by James Hillman. Spring Pub. 1994
  • "Man's Search For Himself" by Rollo May. Signet Books, 1953
  • "Mythologies" by William Butler Yeats. Macmillan, 1959
  • "Myths, Dreams and Religion" by Joseph Campbell. Spring Pub. 1988
  • "Passion for Life: Psychology and the Human Spirit" by John and Muriel James. Penguin Books, 1991
  • "Peace Is Every Step" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Bantam Books , 1991
  • "The Heroine's Journey" by Mureen Murdock. Random House, 1990
  • "The Hope For Healing Human Evil" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1983
  • "The House of Belonging" poems by David Whyte. Many Rivers Press, 2004
  • "The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth" by M.Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1978
  • "The Soul's Code: In Search Of Character and Calling" by James Hillman. Random House, 1996
  • "The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought" by Jaroslav Pelikan. Little, Brown & Co., 1990
  • "Unconditional Life" by Deepak Chopra. Bantam Books, 1992
  • "Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation" by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Hyperion, 1994
  • "Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice" by Thich Nhat Hahn. Doubleday Dell Pub. Group, 1974

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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.