Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Your Papers, Please

Item: 1968 Alien Address Report

Book: A Guide to Keynes by Alvin H. Hansen

Review from wikipedia:
A Guide to Keynes is a non-fiction work by Alvin Hansen, about the life of John Maynard Keynes. It was first published in 1953 . Hansen’s guide, 237 pages long, seeks to explain Keynes’s General Theory chapter by chapter in a fashion more accessible to the beginner. Alvin Hansen was once referred to as "the American Keynes", brought the 1930s Keynesian economics revolution to the United States.

Lord John Maynard Keynes: the man, the myth, the legend.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Dear John

Item: A Reevaluation of Emotions

Take a letter, maria...

Book: Herzog (Penguin Classics) by Saul Bellow
A novel complex, compelling, absurd and realistic, Herzog became a classic almost as soon as it was published in 1964. In it Saul Bellow tells the tale of Moses E. Herzog, a tragically confused intellectual who suffers from the breakup of his second marriage, the general failure of his life and the specter of growing up Jewish in the middle part of the 20th century. He responds to his personal crisis by sending out a series of letters to all kinds of people. The letters in total constitute a thoughtful examination of his own life and that which has occurred around him. What emerges is not always pretty, but serves as gritty foundation for this absorbing novel.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Interesting Book of the Day

Over 165 photos and illustrations bring you step by step from raw skin to velvety soft buckskin and then show you how to create beautiful garments and useful goods. You will also learn how to make rawhide and hide glue, tan in a wilderness setting and the best way to skin. History, humor and science make Deerskins into Buckskins not only practical, but fun!

Designed to be easily understood by the beginner yet rich with details for the experienced, this book teaches tanning as a natural process. No chemicals are needed! All the tools and materials are waiting around your home and land. While the tools are simple, having a great method is the key. This book has that method (see the following reviews).

Buckskin is durable, soft, washable and warm. A hand-made garment for people all over the world for millennia, it breathes and stretches with your body, cuts the wind and won't tear on briars. It is excellent to wear hiking, hunting or around the house. Plus you don't need to hunt. Deerskins that would otherwise go to waste are available every fall from neighbors, locals and butcher shops.

This photo highlights just a taste of what's in store for the novice buckskinner
who cracks open this book:


Is it just me or does this guy bear a striking resemblance to Chris Pontius of MTV's Jackass fame, as seen below:

Chris Pontius

Monday, August 1, 2011

Full House

Item: Diet advice

Cabbage Juice
3-4 times a day
(2T - 1/2c) empty stomach
5-10 minutes before meal
Relieves stomach inflammation

Book: Reshaping It All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness by Candace Cameron

Candace Cameron Bure first became known to millions as a co-star on the hit ABC television series Full House. Today, like her brother Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains, Fireproof), she is the rare Hollywood actor who is outspoken about her Christian faith and how it helps overcome certain obstacles.

More than a testimony, here is a motivational tool that will put readers on the right track and keep them there. In addition to practical advice, Candace offers a biblical perspective on appetite and self control that provides encouragement to women, guiding them toward freedom.
Bonus Full House video: DJ's Eating Disorder