Category Archives: Books

August 16, 2011 – Compassion.

One of the recurring things about the RID project is that it’s upped my compassion factor. What other people need. What other people might find important. Or necessary. Or useful. So, today I RID this book about compassion – and … Continue reading

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July 16, 2011 – Glued to the set.

This book, about the TV shows that shifted American culture, was a good enough skim/read. But today, as I RID it, I think about not just RIDding the book, but maybe how much television I watch as well. One of … Continue reading

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July 14, 2011 – Flagwavering.

This is the kind of book I used to purchase that made the RID project so good for me. It’s a sociological study of where people display American flags, and what the symbolism means. A fascinating topic, if you ask … Continue reading

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July 10, 2011 – The trick sometimes is not ever to take possession.

This may be my proudest RID ever. I received this as part of my TED bookclub mailing. I realize I’ll never read it…so why even take possession? It goes off to someone else today. Allowing  them to read, treasure, and … Continue reading

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July 9, 2011 – Monet.

Yesterday, Renoir. Today, Monet. Suffice it to say…my coffee tables getting more organized. And for me? I’ll keep ONLY the books of art that truly connect with me. So, don’t expect to see any contemporary artist collections on this blog. … Continue reading

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July 8, 2011 – Renoir.

Today, I RID this book of Renoir art. Didn’t really connect to me – I received it a number of years ago. I think I was holding on to it as a good coffee table book – but frankly, I’ve … Continue reading

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July 7, 2011 – Dictionary.

A couple of days ago, I RID a thesaurus. Today, my second dictionary of the RID project. I think this illustrates a major story arc of the project. When I started, I felt like, “Okay, I can give away a … Continue reading

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