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Friday, 6 November 2009

reading during camping

Life in a work camp in the Southern Downs of Queensland could be so monotonous and boring.
an endless cycle of work, eat, sleep, work, eat, sleep again, work, fart, work, eat, drink, be lonely, etc.
and on it goes.
Three weeks am on this work cycle for. Ah no rest for the wicked!

So to break the monotony, and the loneliness, I tried checking out the sights and the local wildlife...
I'll have some notes on these later, but for the time being, I also need to stimulate the mind else it will go stale, if not mad.



There are some good ideas and reading in the above set.
One just has to separate the chaff from the grain.

Naomi Wolf is an advocate of feminist causes and progressive politics, but her recent book The Treehouse deals more on the inspirations that her father impressed on her, and the wisdom and practicalities necessary in the continuing evolution of an activist to a pragmatist.


And one can find inspiration not just from their parents, but also from the great thinkers, speakers, writers, scientists etc. Listen also to the dull and the ignorant, for as the poem goes: they too have a story.

The set below includes entertainment and popular musical culture.
I may have mentioned Dawkins' book A Devil's Chaplain before which covers Science, Darwinism, Religion, tributes to departed friends, other essays etc. It's worthwhile.

David Suzuki's The Sacred Balance keeps popping up. There must be something in it too.