Blog (and Me) at Rest

Sharon June 29th, 2008

So I’m leaving shortly for a week of vacation – visiting family on Cape Ann near Boston with a brief interlude in New York City.  Don’t expect much, if any, posting here, although I will be checking email occasionally.

 A few updates, though.

1. If you are in New York City on Wednesday (July 2), definitely come see myself, James Kunstler, Colin Beavan and Michael Hogan discussing “Catastrophe” – what it might look like, what we need to do.  I think it is going to be both fascinating and fun.  The panel is 6-8 at the Atlantic Gallery – I’m told their capacity is only 100, so it might be wise to arrive early if you can.  I’m really excited about this panel, and I think the whole evening is going to be fascinating – the art exhibit is supposed to be amazing (and who knew Kunstler painted?). More info here.

2. On Monday, July 7 we’ll have the first discussion in the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club, starting with Heinlein’s _The Moon is a Harsh Mistress_.  I’ll talk a little about it in relation to “The Wasteland” as well, so if you feel like reading the Eliot, you might look it over.  We’ll spend 2 weeks on Heinlein and move on to Niven/Pournelle’s _Lucifer’s Hammer_ after that. 

3. On Tuesday, July 8 my Food Preservation and Storage Class will begin, and you all can follow along on the blog. If by some chance you requested a spot in the course and you have not heard back from me with information about how to register and what to do in advance, could you please email me at [email protected].  I’m having some problems with disappearing emails, or emails appearing on back pages of my account, and so I’m a little worried I may be missing someone. 

Ok, have a great week everyone, and I’ll be back next Monday!



7 Responses to “Blog (and Me) at Rest”

  1. Ailsa Ek says:

    Ooh, I love Cape Ann! Have fun, and I hope you get good weather!

  2. Sarah says:

    OK, I love books with post apocalyptic themes, so I’m so excited about this book club, and I’m definitely not the only one. I went to put Lucifer’s Hammer on hold and discovered there are already three holds on it! There’s only one copy in the whole Indianapolis system, and I can’t help but think the Post-Apocalyptic book club is causing the run on this 1977 title.

    I work in a public library in a different town, and we don’t have a copy, so I’m going to ask about ILL tomorrow, and maybe I’ll check a used bookstore. There’s no way I’ll get to the front of the hold queue in 3 weeks, especially since it’s over 600 pages.

  3. Hummingbird says:

    Hi. Neither of the county public libraries in this rural area have a copy of “Lucifer’s Hammer.” I have read the review on Wikipedia. Does anyone know where I could get a more extensive sysopsis online–sort of like “Cliff’s Notes?”

    I am rereading the Heinlein, which I read forty years ago. I just read “Wasteland”, but couldn’t make much out of it. Hope our Professor can shed some light.

  4. Jara says:

    Kunstler is a lot of fun, but he definitely doesn’t live up to the meaning of his surname (in german) when he gets the brushes and paints out ;-)

  5. hmm.. thank you very much. usefull information

  6. Janet13 says:

    Super. It took almost a day to find this info. Thanks, great job. :)

  7. barricas says:

    Hey, Thanks for the info!

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