Hmmm, I'm at work, lets see what I can do....this certainly makes a pleasant change from whining about parenting.
OK, I'll do two just cause I want to....the first is from Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner, which I found fascinating, it is a mathematician/economist's look at why we do what we do, and among other tempting tidbits, it pointed out that McDurfals and crack dealers use exactly the same business model. Hmmm.
Here's my quote...
Criminals who would have previously been set free - for drug-related offences and parole revocation in particular - were instead locked up. Between 1980 and 2000, there was a fifteenfold increase in the number of people sent to prison on drug charges.
This was actually quite an interesting book, and I would recommend it.
I'll also do another one, cause I am currently reading Free the Children by Craig Kielburger which he wrote, with a little help, when he was 15 and starting out his work with Free the Children. I was actually lying in bed last night thinking that I have to give this book to Eldest. I think she would love it and be inspired by it. and maybe get a little perspective
So, in honour of enslaved children everywhere, I will also quote from
It's Our World Too: Young people who are making a difference, how they do it and how you can too! by Phillip Hoose, which I would also very very highly recommend.
Finally, the children would chose the winning design, and architects would build it in 1994, using money that the children had raised. It would be ready by August of 1995, in time to draw the world's attention to the bombing of Hiroshima and to their commitment to peace.
So there you go, I will tag anyone who wants to play, but I am hoping that Beth, Hula and Beth play along.