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Book Club – Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead

Beth, one of the founding members of ICK, hosted this week’s Ladies of ICK book club (LICK) – we discussed Rand’s Fountainhead then she cooked from a 1930s menu from the Waldorf Astoria – to get into the era of the book.

Beth cooking the dinner:

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The group watches Beth cook while chatting about the book:

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The Way of Adventure

Great book for anyone looking for inspiration – written by Jeff Salz , PhD – an anthropologist and adventurer I heard speak at my company’s Fall meetings. The talk was incredible – he has visited the most remote places (even attempting to hike through the southermost parts of Argentina in some pretty brutal terrain. Continue reading →

Recommended Book – 102 Minutes

“102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers” by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn

This moment-by-moment account of 9/11 at the World Trade Center puts you in the buildings as the chaos unfolds, but more importantly, it uses historical record to point out that the fate of those trapped in the buildings was set in motion decades before when special interest groups (real estate and construction) effectively put space (rental income) over the safety of the occupants. It’s a disturbing tale that repeats itself more and more often in America – if a company can squeeze a few more million a year out it, to hell with the impact on ordinary Americans. Continue reading →