“The dictionary definition of a Christian is one who follows Christ; kind, kindly, Christ-like. Anarchism is voluntary cooperation for good, with the right of secession. A Christian anarchist is therefore one who turns the other cheek, overturns the tables of the moneychangers, and does not need a cop to tell him how to behave. A Christian anarchist does not depend upon bullets or ballots to achieve his ideal; he achieves that ideal daily by the One-Man Revolution with which he faces a decadent, confused, and dying world.”—Ammon Hennacy - Wikiquote
So I made it my New Year’s resolution to read a book every week this year. I have been really terrible about reading, not counting magazines and blogs, for the last few years. So I thought this discipline would remedy that. I started slow with some re-reads and I moving onto more interesting books. I am trying to maintain a wide variety. This year for me is going to be about filling gaps in what I know and trying to figure out what to do with my life. I hope reading about what everyone else has done and thought might steer me in the right direction. The list will be updated frequently. Any suggestions are welcome, but I am picky and I can’t promise I will read all recommendations.
“We were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides. And so what shall we wonder at? Our murders and massacres and missiles, and our irreconcilable regiments? Or our treaties whatever they may be worth; our symphonies however seldom they may be played; our peaceful acres, however frequently they may be converted to battlefields; our dreams however rarely they may be accomplished. The miracle of man is not how far he has sunk but how magnificently he has risen. We are known among the stars by our poems, not our corpses.”—Robert Ardrey - Wikiquote