cell phones, GPS, zucchini, red pandas, Malcolm Gladwell, nationalism, globalization, Greece, people who think they can drive but don’t know how to merge
The Idea of Europe – George Steiner a short 60 page essay that everyone should read and think about. My big idea that came from my reading ” Europe committed suicide the day it formed the European Union”. and a great line of Steiner’s in discussion of liberal education ” when God talks to himself, he sings in algebra.”
The Red Tent – Anita Diamant still one of my favorite books of all time. It would definitely be in my sacred bundle of 5 books that I would take with me if I could only have 5 to read for the rest of my life. Opens an amazing conversation about tradition, values and inter-generational transfer of knowledge.