Happy 4th of July
BOOK OF THE WEEK
This book came out in 1994 and I first read it in early 1995 and have reviewed it a number of times since, including just last week. I think it is still an interesting read and it is still disturbing, perhaps even more so than I thought it was in 1995. It is only 112 pages readable pages.
Creating A New Civilization
By Alvin and Heidi Toffler
The book describes society in terms of three waves of the change, and the impact those waves had on the existing social structure. The first wave being the agricultural age, which took thousands of years to play out. The second wave of social change is the industrial age, which is lasting around 300 years and now a third wave has arrived–information age.
MOVIES OF THE WEEK
I’ve been watching Season 5 (The first season in color) of The Avengers and find it pretty entertaining. The show is typical of the production values of mid-60s.
The Avengers – Season 5 (1967)
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Good Morning Vietnam
By Creedence Clearwater Revival
ART OF THE WEEK
American Flag Baseball Bats
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE OF THE WEEK
Signers of the Constitution of the USA
Jonathan Dayton, aged 26, was the youngest to sign the Constitution, while Benjamin Franklin, aged 81, was the oldest. Franklin was also the first signer to die, in April 1790, while James Madison was the last, dying in June 1836.
Virtually every signer had taken part in the Revolution; at least 29 had served in the Continental forces, most of them in positions of command. All but seven were native to the thirteen colonies: Pierce Butler, Thomas Fitzsimons, James McHenry, and William Paterson were born in Ireland, Robert Morris in England, James Wilson in Scotland, and Alexander Hamilton in the West Indies.
JOKE OF THE WEEK
You should subject your educational decisions to cost benefit analysis, rather than hoping the government will tax some one working in a factory to pay for your education so that later you can become their boss, if you are fortunate enough to even get a job.
If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.