Reading Group at Abundance - December 10, 2009 7:00pm
The Abundance Reading Group has joined with the Sierra Club Book Discussion Group for our monthly book discussions.
Next Meeting: Thursday, December 10th at 7:00 in the Cafe area. Meet the author. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, December 10th at 7:00 in the Cafe area. Meet the author. Refreshments will be served.
Vapor Trails A Novel by Roger Salient and Bob Siegel
Vapor Trails exposes intrigue at the highest corporate level which unravels when one senior executive defects from the dark conspiracy in order to escape from the burden of his past, regain self respect and open himself to the potential of a new love. Grounded in carefully researched science, this book was written by two authorities in the area of sustainable business.
Roger Salient, Executive Director of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at Case Western Reserve University, has held a number of senior executive positions in the energy and transportation industries. RP Siegel is an award winning inventor, freelance journalist and environmental advocate.
At last, a thriller centered on the global climate disruption issue, based on solid science and told from a perspective that shows both the business and the environmental side of the story.
Prior book discussions:
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Bill McKibben
"More" is no longer synonymous with "better." McKibben explores the need to pursue prosperity in a more local direction, producing more of our own food, generating more of our own energy, and even creating more of our own local culture.
The Farm as Natural Habitat: Reconnecting Food Systems with Ecosystems by Dana L. Jackson(Editor), Laura L. Jackson (Editor), Nina L. Bradley (Foreword).
Glorious Adventure by Carter Catlett WilliamsCarter Catlett Williams of Rochester, NY, was born in Texas in 1923. Following college, she earned a Master of Social Work degree, specializing in medical social work. In 1951, she married Thomas Franklin Williams of North Carolina; they have a son and a daughter. Her husband, Frank became one of the first geriatricians in this country. After the child-raising years,Carter returned to social work in a day program for elders in Rochester and as consultant to several nursing homes. She became deeply concerned about the downward turn she observed in the lives of elders who entered nursing homes, and identified the use of physical restraints, which were placed on many people, as a destructive practice.
[from http://www.pioneernetwork.net/Store/GloriousAdventure/] This book pictures a woman reaching her fullest vibrancy as an elder,once she ventures into inner territory that had seemed too forbidding in her earlier years. Letters from the father she could not remember were the means of coming to know him, learning of his love for her and hers for him, and coming to terms with his death. Too many of us believe that there is little of worth that happens in later life. We dread our own aging, as though adventure and passion are used up and all that remains is a penchant for repeating the old stories. Glorious Adventure shows how much awaits us, if we dare.
Once she saw restraint-free care in a Swedish nursing home, she joined with others to spread the word that such practice was possible,and she spoke widely across the country. In these travels she met others who were forging new and very different approaches to elder services. Together with other leaders, she helped shape the first conference of people pioneering the transformation of nursing homes — and the Pioneer Network was born.
Carter recently has devoted most of her time to writing her new book based on the memoirs of her father: Glorious Adventure