Monday, September 19, 2022

Thursday, August 18, 2022

We start The Swerve Book by Stephen Greenblatt on 9/18

 We start The Swerve Book by Stephen Greenblatt on 9/18

We will read up until

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9/18/223
9/25/225
10/2/227
10/9/22end

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

We start our next book Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit on 8/21

 We start our next book Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit on 8/21

each week we will read up until

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8/21/227
9/4/2215
9/11/22end

Sunday, May 15, 2022

On 5/29/22 We Start AI 2041: TEN VISIONS OF OUR FUTURE by Kai-Fu Lee & Chen Qiufan

On 5/29/22 We Start AI 2041: TEN VISIONS OF OUR FUTURE by Kai-Fu Lee & Chen Qiufan

each week we will read up until

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5/29/222
6/5/223
6/12/224
6/19/225
6/26/226
7/17/227
7/24/228
7/31/229
8/7/2210
8/14/22end

Friday, April 22, 2022

Voting List

 

title and authordescriptionproposed byrankpages
Moral Freedom by Alan Wolfeventures into the minds and hearts of Americans to determine how we really think about morality in today's age, focusing on traditional values of loyalty, self-restraint, honesty, and forgivenessKevin3224
Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry DanaWritten after a two-year sea voyage from Boston to California on a merchant ship starting in 1834. With his writing I can almost feel I am on a sailing ship trying to make it around Cape Horn or anchored off a very early California. I know I will read this book a couple more times before I depart this planet.Kevin6420
Emma's War by Deborah Scrogginsonce a disturbing love story and an up-close look at Sudan: a world where international aid fuels armies as well as the starving populationKevin7416
Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnitradical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political historyKevin2184
Swerve by Stephen Greenblatta beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functions without the aid of gods, that religious fear is damaging to human life, that pleasure and virtue are not opposites but intertwined, and that matter is made up of very small material particles in eternal motion, randomly colliding and swerving in new directions. Its return to circulation changed the course of history. The poem’s vision would shape the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein, and—in the hands of Thomas Jefferson—leave its trace on the Declaration of Independence.Kathy4377
AI 2041: TEN VISIONS OF OUR FUTURE by Kai-Fu Lee & Chen Qiufanimagine our world in 2041 and how it will be shaped by AI. In ten gripping short stories, they introduce readers to an array of eye-opening 2041Doug1452
The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. WilsonHow did humanity originate and why does a species like ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, even a destiny in the universe? Where are we going, and perhaps, the most difficult question of all, "Why?"Doug5219

Sunday, April 3, 2022

On April 17 we start How to Live by Sarah Bakewell

 On April 17 we start How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell

up until the following the following chapters and pages

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4/17/22464
4/24/227123
5/1/2210182
5/8/2214227
5/15/2216274
5/22/22endend

Monday, February 14, 2022

On Feb 27 we start Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

 On Feb 27 we start Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

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2/27/22brief history of lawns59
3/6/22equation of life111
3/13/22but it works174
3/20/22follow the yellow237
3/27/22who are i292
4/3/22oracle to sovereign346
4/10/22endend