It would take a substantial amount of fire to cook that much meat (30 X 12 = 360 pounds) AND at least four hours for the cooking. Plus at least four hours for the eating.
Farther on, he says that the band of Indian Chiefs en route to Washington, D. C. ate Nine Pounds of meat daily ——— each.
I feel it has made life richer in picking up subtle context and in-jokes as part of the conversation, and I certainly dazzled during trivia night when the literature category came up.
Your mention of discussing with Lisa about a book and that seems very important as well for synthesizing the ideas and connections. To that aim myself I joined in some online discussion groups done by barnes and noble that were interesting. Two of note were Michael Crighton’s State of Fear and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Of note, I was not a frequent reader while in school, but it was picking up that book by Adler that changed my course.]]>
Not everyone has access to the internet.
Sure. Not everyone lives close to a library either. Actually, more people probably have a phone line (and thus, the opportunity to use the net) than proximity to a library.
Physical libraries are adapting to cultural change.
This has to be the best item on the list. Libraries adapt to cultural change, and, by implication, the internet does not? The mind boggles trying to conceive of the thinking that would put an item like this as an argument for paper vaults.
Library attendance isn’t falling — it’s just more virtual now.
Uh, yes… Thanks to what? The internet, by any chance?
I could go on and on, but I think this should be enough. I’m not saying libraries are useless. Librarians that think the internet is, though, are.]]>
Also have a look at Emma (seven parts) by Kaoru Mori. A lavish manga about a love story between a maid and a tradesman’s son in 1899. An impossible romance in a victorian setting. Very detailed and well researched, apart from being a good story.]]>
Looking forward to more book reviews!]]>