COMPLETE: Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 054 - jo

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Post by Availle » December 3rd, 2017, 7:35 am

Oy, lots of stuff going on here!

I know this is not how we do it, but... may I please reserve one section? I have recorded already - a whooping 74 minutes - but I need to edit, it'll take a few more days. Thanks! :D
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Post by soupy » December 3rd, 2017, 8:05 am

The Process of Hat-Making Explained is PLOK :thumbs:

Thanks Phil.

I liked the beginning of the article.
Turks are said to assign as a reason for not wearing Hats, that they are put together by witchcraft. There is certainly a great deal of ingenuity in the practice, and some effects produced whose causes are as yet unexplained: but, with all due deference to these turban gentlemen, it is presumed that they have objections beyond what is above stated, some of which are as follows:—First, their country is destitute of the most essential material—FUR. Second, the climate being extremely sultry, stoves, irons, and scalding water are not likely to become favourites. Thirdly, being compelled by their religion to keep their heads close shaved, a Hat, above all human inventions, would be the most ridiculous covering they could adopt.
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Post by pschempf » December 3rd, 2017, 8:16 am

Thanks, Craig. I don't know how accurate his historical observations are, but they are amusing. :lol:
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Post by Sue Anderson » December 3rd, 2017, 8:35 am

Availle wrote:Oy, lots of stuff going on here!

I know this is not how we do it, but... may I please reserve one section? I have recorded already - a whooping 74 minutes - but I need to edit, it'll take a few more days. Thanks! :D
Do you want two??

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Post by Availle » December 3rd, 2017, 8:41 am

No, I only need one; there's a lot of mistakes in this one - anything longer than 40 minutes of recoridng and I'm getting tired, making lots of mistakes. I guess the end product will be around 60 minutes or so.

Thanks! :D

It's this one:
On gravitation and relativity; being the Halley lecture, delivered on June 12, 1920, by Ralph Sampson (1866 - 1939)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Allan_Sampson

https://archive.org/details/cu31924012340646
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Post by Sue Anderson » December 3rd, 2017, 8:53 am

Availle wrote:No, I only need one; there's a lot of mistakes in this one - anything longer than 40 minutes of recoridng and I'm getting tired, making lots of mistakes. I guess the end product will be around 60 minutes or so.

Thanks! :D

It's this one:
On gravitation and relativity; being the Halley lecture, delivered on June 12, 1920, by Ralph Sampson (1866 - 1939)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Allan_Sampson

https://archive.org/details/cu31924012340646
Thanks, Availle, the section is yours. :)

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 3rd, 2017, 8:13 pm

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Post by soupy » December 4th, 2017, 6:08 am

It worked for me.
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Post by soupy » December 5th, 2017, 9:03 pm

One day Karl Marx was reading Kant's works on Pedagogy ...

Religious Education by Immanuel Kant 1803
translated by Buchner, Edward Franklin, 1868-1929,
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https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=loc.ark:/13960/t51g19x7w;view=1up;seq=227

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf054_religiouseducation_kant_cc_128kbs.mp3

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 6th, 2017, 7:29 am

soupy wrote:One day Karl Marx was reading Kant's works on Pedagogy ...

Religious Education by Immanuel Kant 1803
translated by Buchner, Edward Franklin, 1868-1929,

Craig
Thank you, Craig; this was well read and PL Ok. :) Kant's final words certainly speak to our times:
"...guard against children estimating men according to their religious practices; for, in spite of its varieties, there is, after all, everywhere unity of religion."

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Post by ColleenMc » December 12th, 2017, 6:19 am

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"Conflagration in the Bowery" by anonymous, New York Times, December 29, 1851

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 12th, 2017, 9:06 am

ColleenMc wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyourav ... us_cmm.mp3

"Conflagration in the Bowery" by anonymous, New York Times, December 29, 1851
Thank you, Colleen! :) What I found of particular interest in this account was the details about all the many small businesses that were affected by this fire and the estimated worth of their losses. Misery for those who lost their livelihoods in the fire in 1851-- yet primary source material for a historian or sociologist in 2017.

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Post by ColleenMc » December 12th, 2017, 9:09 am

I found that fascinating too, as well as the huge variety of careers the shop owners had, that no longer exist -- thread and needle sellers, harness makers, daguerrotypist... It was also pretty amazing that they were able to gather the exact amounts of insurance that the victims had or didn't have (my heart broke a bit for the printer/publisher with the $25K loss and no insurance!).

I've been enjoying digging around in the NYT archives and would like to contribute more article readings to future NF collections, if you think they are a good fit.

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Post by soupy » December 12th, 2017, 12:08 pm

Conflagration in the Bowery is PLOK :thumbs:

Lots of female owned businesses in 1851 :D

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Post by Sue Anderson » December 12th, 2017, 4:45 pm

ColleenMc wrote:I found that fascinating too, as well as the huge variety of careers the shop owners had, that no longer exist -- thread and needle sellers, harness makers, daguerrotypist... It was also pretty amazing that they were able to gather the exact amounts of insurance that the victims had or didn't have (my heart broke a bit for the printer/publisher with the $25K loss and no insurance!).

I've been enjoying digging around in the NYT archives and would like to contribute more article readings to future NF collections, if you think they are a good fit.
Hi Colleen, These "human interest" news stories are a great fit for the nonfiction collection, and more would be welcome! :)

I have to admit that this particular piece, with its enumeration of the many trades and niches within which it was once possible for individuals to earn a living (maybe not a great living, but a living nevertheless) made me pensive. The way technology touts the greatness of things like self-driving cars... We need the arts and crafts, and plumbers, electricians, and truck drivers; we more ways of earning a living that give individuals a sense of self worth, not less...
soupy wrote: Lots of female owned businesses in 1851 :D
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A well taken observation, Craig! :)

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