Wednesday, December 7, 2022

On Dec 18 we start Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

 On Dec 18 we start Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 

datepgchp
12/18/2262Tending Sweetgrass
12/25/22skipskip
1/1/23120Picking Sweetgrass
1/8/23175The Honorable Harvest
1/15/23223Sitting in a Circle
1/22/23277Old Growth Children
1/29/23341People of Corn, People of Light
2/5/23385end


Monday, October 3, 2022

Voting list

 These are the books provided that we will vote to read

title and authordescriptionproposedpricerank
Biohack Your Brain: How to Boost Cognitive Health, Performance & Power by Kristen Willeumierreveals how you can change your brain by making simple and easy modifications to your lifestyle. Combining clinical experience with revolutionary science, she details how biohacking your brain can boost your cognitive performance and so much more.Jim$72
The Moral Animal: Why We Are, the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology by Robert Wrightunveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral codes and public policiesKevin$22
RISING TIDE: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America. By John M. Barry.Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of almost one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of African Americans north, and transformed American society and politics foreverKevin$26
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY. By Jean-Dominique BaubyBauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letterKevin$15
FERMAT'S ENIGMA: The Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem. By Simon Singhstory of the pursuit of that grail, and the lives that were devoted to, sacrificed for, and saved by it. Here is a mesmerizing tale of heartbreak and mastery that will forever change your feelings about mathematicsKevin$14
HOW THE MIND WORKS. By Steven Pinker.explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and other fields to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and contemplate the mysteries of life.Kevin$22
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmererreflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in returnMarcella$111
Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaportaprovides a new model for our everyday lives. Rich in ideas and inspiration, it explains how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. It’s about how we learn and how we remember. It’s about talking to everyone and listening carefully. It’s about finding different ways to look at things.Marcella163

Monday, September 19, 2022

We Start The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson On 10/16

 We Start The Meaning of Human Existence by Edward O. Wilson On 10/16

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10/16/227
10/23/2213
11/6/2215
11/20/22end

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

chp
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

chp
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

chppg
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

Sunday, January 9, 2022

On Jan 30 we start Body of Work by Christine Montross

 On Jan 30 we start Body of Work by Christine Montross

chppg
1/30/21561
2/6/218135
2/13/2111209
2/20/21endend