Today’s Information Filter –
Happy Fathers Day Downunder
Welcome to my information filter blog where I try to select interesting ‘stuff’ from what passes my eyes when reading, surfing, watching or listening. Enjoy or not – that is the way information goes.
Today in Queensland it is 71 days after the winter solstice (22 June) 43 weeks till we are back in Winter again! In Brisbane 10-24C with Sunrise at 6.03AM and Sunset at 5.33 PM.
Tweet of the Day–
President Obama’s 2019 summer reading list has been released & we couldn’t be more excited! Looking for a recommendation for next listen? Check out this list for your next must have #audiobook: https://t.co/NXE3wNKqem@POTUS44 @randomhouse @doubledaybooks @VintageAnchor— Penguin Random House Audio 🎧 📚 (@PRHAudio) August 15, 2019
|Today’s Book of Interest|
by Clive James-
In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that “if you don’t know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do,” James moved his library to his house in Cambridge, where he would “live, read, and perhaps even write.” James is the award-winning author of dozens of works of literary criticism, poetry, and history, and this volume contains his reflections on what may well be his last reading list. A look at some of James’s old favorites as well as some of his recent discoveries, this book also offers a revealing look at the author himself, sharing his evocative musings on literature and family, and on living and dying. As thoughtful and erudite as the works of Alberto Manguel, and as moving and inspiring as Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture and Will Schwalbe’s The End of Your Life Book Club, this valediction to James’s lifelong engagement with the written word is a captivating valentine from one of the great literary minds of our time.
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|Today’s Blog of Interest|
|20 Jazz Funk Greats Interesting blog with lots of music clips to while away teh hours./td>||Jazz Funk Greats|
|Today’s Poetry of Interest|
|The Light of A Candle by Yosa Buson|
|Today’s Podcast of Interest|
Cinema Roundup Podcasts|
Most recent is here Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
|Today’s Photographer of Interest|