I’ve made some additional tweaks to my PressForward installation so I can begin using more of its full power. It’s a fantastic WordPress plugin that gives you a built in RSS reader and so much more!
📖 Read pages 86-100 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The trip down the river is very close in its dialogue to the version in the original 1974 movie version.
Poor Tycho has been sick all week. Hopefully we’ll be able to get him back on his feet.
📖 Read pages 73-86 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
We get the story of the Oompa-Loompas and Augustus goes up the pipe. Parables about benign exploitation and colonialization followed by a short tale of gluttony.
Waiting for the good stuff…
Iced caramel macchiato and chocolate chip scone while writing.
I found Boffo the monkey and got a lollipop!
Rx refill for Tycho’s thyroid meds.
Two chocolate frosted old fashioneds
📖 Read loc 1440-2080 of 12932 (16.08%) of American Amnesia by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson
Examples and discussion of how markets can manage to fail and why we need good government to fill in the (gaping) holes.
There’s also some good discussion of rent seeking behavior here too. The more I read, the more I think this should be required reading for everyone. I could see a need for taking just the first three chapters and expanding them out into their own book.
📖 Read pages 58-73 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The big day finally arrives and the children enter the chocolate factory with Mr. Willy Wonka. We see the chocolate waterfall and river and see the first Oompa-Loompas.
I’m not quite sure how Mr. Wonka (and interestingly he’s always called Mr.), managed to get sunlight down into his underground chocolate room–I’m presuming all the edible plants grow somehow.