Tuesday night: Tavis Smiley had a great interview with Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Tulane, regarding his latest book on the first week of Katrina. Brinkley criticizes the feds and the mayor of New Orleans, on the air and, apparently, in his book. I think it was amazing that he managed to get his family out of New Orleans and then immediately got cracking on preserving stories for history.
“If you’re stupid, don’t vote.” An argument against letting the non-informed from voting.
Summer reading: Neil Degrasse Tyson’s companion book to the Nova series “Origins” (with co-writer Donald Goldsmith). Some physics and astronomy stuff that flew over my head, but very well written and very genial voice – kind of like a having a good friendly guide trying to set you on the right direction in appreciating Space, the Final Frontier (apologies to the Star Trek folks).