[Hpr] HPR_AudioBookClub

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Fri May 9 12:28:18 PDT 2014

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I'm checking my calendar (read, asking my wife) to make sure, but I've consumed the book and am hoping to make it.

On May 9, 2014, Ken Fallon <ken at fallon.ie> wrote:
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>Already finished the book but I won't be able to make the recording
>due to the fact that it's in the middle of the night.
>On 2014-05-09 21:14, Patrick Dailey wrote:
>> Thanks, Charles. It seems like people just keep getting busier and
>> busier these days. I certainly feel that way about my own schedule.
>> If ever you can make one, you're more than welcome.
>> On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 3:11 PM, Charles Thayer <catintp at yahoo.com
>> <mailto:catintp at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>> I have trouble making and keeping plans for live events these
>> days, so I could not even commit to having listened to this book in
>> time for the recording.
>> Sorry.
>> Someone asked me whether my units series could cover distances on
>> a galactic scale, such as astronomical units, light years,
>> parsecs, and so on. That would require a preliminary show on rates
>> of speed and reckoning distances from indirect evidence, and then
>> developing the space distances from that basis.  Since Neil
>> deGrasse Tyson got me into this situation with his Cosmos series,
>> we should get him to do that show.
>> I'm sure he could fit that into his schedule. <nose grows 2 cm>
>> Now that would increase our listener base... I don't think it
>> would bring in many new hosts, but you never know.
>> Charles in NJ
>> Sent from my iPad
>>> On May 9, 2014, at 2:31 PM, Patrick Dailey <pdailey03 at gmail.com
>> <mailto:pdailey03 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> Hey, all. As of today no one has said that they plan to be at
>>> the
>> next AudioBookClub recording. No one has said that they won't be
>> there either, so I don't know where we stand. If I've picked a bad
>> time to record the show, someone please tell me.
>>> There was only one other person (Colin) on the last recording
>>> with
>> me, and it was a good show (imo) because of him, but we could have
>> definitely used more people. I believe the book club is (or at
>> least should be) more about people than books. The idea behind the
>> show was/is to encourage participation in HPR, and to lower the
>> barrier to entry as much as possible. If it's not doing that, then
>> I'm doing something wrong.
>>> I don't think the show should be a monologue or a book report,
>>> and
>> I fear that we may be heading in that direction. If anyone wants
>> to help out, please let me know.
>>> -- Thank You, Patrick Dailey
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>> -- Thank You, Patrick Dailey
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