Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Kill Devil Hills: fog; mad cows; information; cheap books; 2015 review
A foggy day here. Doesn’t matter. I love it all.
A couple of days ago Alan sent me a video from California showing a large shark approaching a small boat whose occupants became, shall we say, agitated.
By chance I had seen an article online earlier that day about cows killing more people than sharks.
In trying to locate it again, I came across a piece listing eleven species that kill more of us than sharks, who are responsible for fewer than six deaths world wide a year.
Yet I somehow think a movie called, MOOS or CUD is not likely to be as successful as JAWS.
Less, despite the evening news, you still suffer from the delusion we are an intelligent species, a congresswoman who denies climate change was asked what information could cause her to change her mind. Her reply: “No information could cause me to change my mind.”
About a week ago Larry sent me a link to inelegantly named Bookbud.com which sends a daily email of ebooks on sale. The service is free, so I signed up and have since obtained four books that I otherwise would not have; today a novel, THE WINEMAKER. None cost more than $1.99 and one, a biography of Mary Shelley, the wife of the poet and the author of FRANKENSTEIN, was free.
If you read ebooks, you might want to check out Bookbud.
I think we can safely say it was a very good year.
I wish Steve and you many more very good years.