Riffing on Books and Life – Arts & Sciences Literary Blog by interactive new media author & artist Terry Bailey

28Oct/16

On Liberals, Geckos and Microloans

 

Kenny Loggins presents his Footloose at Pasadena's Vromans Books.

Kenny Loggins presents his Footloose at Pasadena's Vromans' Books.

Well, it's time for me to get back on the book and science lecture review wagon! I've been working more on short stories and my interactive multimedia book series, Light 2.0, and have neglected writing about the nonfiction and real life learning going on in my world.

Over the next weeks, I'll write about a great new book I am reading, Listen Liberal, by Thomas Frank (Of What's Up With Kansas fame), and a fun lecture about how JPL/NASA scientists are modeling climbing robots after geckos! (who knew??), and an eye openening lecture at Caltech last week that surprisingly pulled the Wizard's curtain on microloans. I might even make mention of some comments Kenny Loggins (of Loggins and Messina and House at Pooh Corner fame) made about the state of being a musician in the US; recently I heard him speak and perform at Pasadena's Vromans' Books when he came to introduce his new children's book and song, Footloose.

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