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8/2/14-8/6/14


Saturday August 2, 2014 To DreamHaven Books for Michael Merriam's reading.

DreamHaven had a rack of free books. One I took was The Year 2000, published 1970 (ed. Harry Harrison.) Among glimpses of that future year:

The US and the Soviet Union will have solved their pollution problem, and will be the world's most prosperous countries.

New York City will have a dominant Black majority, and a white minority. And apparently no Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans....

Smoking tobacco will be as respectable as it was in the 1950s.

Some female Australian government employees will go topless at work.

The reading was good. Merriam read from published work, and a bit from his Fringe Festival show.

Tuesday August 5, 2015 The Indonesian Hobbits didn't exist, it seems. New expert analysis of the original skeleton shows Down Syndrome rather than membership in another human species.

***Attended the National Night Out event at Van Cleve Park.

Wednesday August 6, 2014 Minnesota Daily (U of MN student paper; weekly during summer) story on research study at the U which shows female hormones make addiction more likely.