thinking thursday.

Web89logo Every Thursday, a few links that follow the wanderings of my addled holiday brain. And a link to an actor of some note.

mind :: my brain and yours

Librarians rock. (And so do writers)

Speaking of writers, this new book, Highway 89, is gorgeous. Written and illustrated by photographer Ann Torrence (one of her photos is in Life is a Verb!), it is a beautiful testament to Highway 89 in the U.S. As Ann said of it: "It isn't so much a travelogue as a transect of America that is changing so fast, and how people are working together to keep what they value in their world. I like to say that I took the same picture at Tucson's Mariachi conference, the Mormon Miracle Pageant and the Blackfeet Indian reservation. At first glance, they are all kids in cute costumes, but what those pictures are really about are the parents and grandparents who are using those activities to teach their children 'who we are.'" That's what art does–it teaches us who we are. Please take a look and support her art and work in the world.

Here are some other books to think about reading.

Art in Hard Times (Thanks to Maxine Rothman)

Home Fires: Something Worth Fighting For

Transcendental money. (Thanks to Gwen Bell)

body :: my place and yours

Need help with your kids' bedtime tantrums?

Exercises for better concentration.

I know where I'll be on March 5, 2010. (Thanks to Kaje Housman)

soul :: my heart and yours

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

The complexity of Hanukkah.

Some kind of love. (Thanks to Beth Patterson)

Sometimes hobbies are hard work.

Trust and influence–the real human currency.

A final thought :: The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. -Lin Yutang

(image from here)

3 Comments

  1. Maureen December 17, 2009

    Ann Torrence is fabulous.

  2. Maureen December 17, 2009

    You might find this of interest:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/350org/4036585966/

  3. Sally December 18, 2009

    As the writer daughter of a librarian, thanks!

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