that's about the extent of my worrying.
Instead, lets all read this marvelous article on Fahrenheit 451, one of my all time favorite books.
Since I was a tiny girl, I've been a voracious reader. Fahrenheit 451 was always very personal, and a terrifying vision of a world without books.
When I was about 10 or 11 and whining to my mother, "I have nothing to read", she popped over to our bookshelf, grabbed a copy of The Caine Mutiny, by Herman Wouk, and thought, "This'll keep her busy for awhile." Wrong. I happily devoured the entire book in about a day and a half, staying up late into the night and laughing like a loon at 3 am, when Willie offered his hat as a receptacle for his shipmates to spit up in when they had to climb to the crow's nest.
Over at the American Institute for Economic Research, Barry Brownstein, professor emeritus of economics and leadership at the University of Baltimore, penned one of the best articles I've ever read about Fahrenheit 451, and compared it to the world we live in now.
I've witnessed the decline of our once wonderful library in Post Falls, to the point where I'm not even all that interested in visiting it - what was once a weekly event colored with anticipation and excitement.
While Brownstein's article parallels Fahrenheit 451 with the censorship of today, it reinforces my belief in the powers of citizen journalism.
We will not be silenced.Fahrenheit 451 Predicted People Would Demand Tyranny
Wishing my Jewish friends an enlightening, joyful, and profitable Sukkot, which starts tonight at sundown and continues for 7 days.
The seven days of Sukkot—celebrated by dwelling in the sukkah, taking the Four Kinds, and rejoicing—is the holiday when we expose ourselves to the elements in covered huts, commemorating G‑d's sheltering our ancestors as they traveled from Egypt to the Promised Land. The Four Kinds express our unity and our belief in G‑d’s omnipresence. Coming after the solemn High Holidays, it is a time of joy and happiness