Little Brother

We are back from Salt Lake City… A little the worse for wear, heat and too much food… For a city that may be the most boring city in the North American Hemisphere, it can sure take a toll… 

Anyway, back to the “grind.” I’ve already got caught up on my commodity trading, issuing an order to get into Dec. Oats, and Dec. Cotton (they haven’t filled yet), and get caught up on all my communications… I’ve got my new training cycle built (see the athletics page if you’re interested). And now have my blogs updated…

So, how should I spend the next four hours?

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While I was out in SLC, I picked up a FANTASTIC book called Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

LittleBrother

It may be the best book I’ve read this year… And don’t let the fact that it was written for the teen/young adult market fool you… This is a book that EVERYONE should read, and pay head to! The politics of the novel are definitely to the left (for all you elephant lovers out there), but for all that, this is a story that needs to be read (and understood) by everyone… Incapsulating the novel in twenty-one words: it is about the value(s) of freedom vs. the “need” for security… And what that means — especially in 21st century America…

    “Little Brother sounds an optimistic warning. It extrapolates from current events to remind us of the ever-growing threats to liberty. But it also notes that liberty ultimately resides in our individual attitudes and actions. In our increasingly authoritarian world, I especially hope that teenagers and young adults will read it—and then persuade their peers, parents and teachers to follow suit.” —Dan Gillmor, technology journalist, author of We the Media on Little Brother

Check it out!