2013 Book List

I didn't get through as many books as I had anticipated this year, but this was my book list of 2013.
  1. Next, Michael Crichton
  2. Red Sorghum, Mo Yan
  3. The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
  4. On Food and Cooking, Harold McGee
  5. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
  6. Inferno, Dan Brown
  7. World War Z, Max Brooks
  8. Cockpit Confidential, Patrick Smith
  9. Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain
  10. Present Shock, Douglas Rushkoff
Many more are going to get carried over until next year, starting in just a few days. I didn't even quite make the one-book-a-month requirement. Oh well.

A Tutoring Note

So, I get this e-mail from one of my tutees this afternoon:
Dear Kevin, 
I hope you are enjoying the holidays!
I also wanted to let you know that I got a 95% on the Chem test. I got the highest grade in the class. Thank you very much for your help.

Most Fuel-Efficient Automaker in America

Mazda Line Up 2014

Mazda is recognized as the most fuel-efficient automaker in the U.S, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency., based on total 2013 production. (And Mazda has accomplished this without expensive hybrid technology.)

Link - http://www.epa.gov/fueleconomy/fetrends/1975-2013/420r13011.pdf

The Longest Minute

Video by Moms Demand Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

Link - Moms Demand Action: No More Silence