Friday, July 06, 2012


I love this!  Inspiring doesn't cover all the emotions this remarkable man evokes.

An interesting article about photoshopped images of girls in Seventeen Magazine and an eighth grade girl's mission to change the practice.  Way to go, Julia Bluhm.  (found via Read in a Single Sitting)
Work on the boro jacket continues.  It has proven more time-consuming than I initially imagined.  I've worked all day on it several days.  It doesn't require much thought, and I can watch television while sewing, but is taking MUCH longer than expected to finish.

During breaks from stitching, I do chores.  All the mundane parts of life.  I set the timer for various chores and when the timer goes off, I reward myself by going up to the studio for another couple of hours.

During shorter breaks, I sit outside and read in 5-10 minute segments.  Right now, I'm reading The Secret Lives of Codebreakers: The Men and Women Who Cracked the Enigma Code at Bletchley Park.

It is an engrossing read, not at all dry or difficult.  The bits about Alan Turing are so funny; it is tragic that his life was so short and that he received such shameful treatment after the war because he was homosexual. In 2009, the British Government issued a public apology for "the appalling way he was treated."  A brilliant and eccentric man, Turing's work laid the foundation for modern computers and helped shorten the war.

But Turing is only a part of the fascinating story of Bletchley Park; Sinclair McKay has done a brilliant job in painting a picture of the unsung heroes who spent the war doing highly secret work.  The entire story of Bletchley Park is inspiring.

The book is due out in September, and I'll post a full review on my book blog closer to the publication date.

Looks as if this summer is going to be as hot and dry as last summer.  I'm prepared to lose plants, especially those that weren't well established.

HI HO-- time to do the laundry!

1 comment:

  1. I have not read a book for pleasure in quite some time. My job requires so much reading, that it's often the last thing I want to do these days.....


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