Thursday, February 5, 2009

Next Topic: Nobel Peace Prizes

Thank you, Scott Monty of Ford, for replying to my post on how I think Ford is behind in the hybrid race, nay, marathon. I had a great Part 2 where I was going to draw comparisons to Ford and the Biblical parable of The Prodigal Son in order to explain why everyone is so excited that Ford is devoting substantial resources to hybrid technology. Thank you for setting me straight, and I guess this means that I should only blog about things I have some knowledge about. Crap.

Well, in that respect, let us, Dear Reader, move on to the next topic. I just finished the most amazing book:

Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope by Shirin Ebadi.

This book provides a surprisingly intimate look at Iran from a woman's perspective. Dr. Ebadi takes readers through the political history of Iran and allows us to see her experiences in the ever-changing political and legal climate. She is a very courageous woman, and I was most struck by how she continues to carry such hope and love for her country, even after all that it put her through. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is literate and likes to read.

The most exciting part is that I get to have lunch with her today. Also, she is the keynote speaker for Marquette's Mission Week, and her address will begin at 4:00pm at the Alumni Memorial Union in the Monaghan Ballroom. The event is open to the public, unfortunately tickets are sold out, but they are having a first-come, first-serve simulcast seating at AMU 157.


Scott Monty said...

Thanks for the shout-out. But rather than appear to silence the discussion on our hybrids, I'd invite you to Dearborn to check out what we're doing first-hand. Consider it an open invitation; if you give me advance notice, I can connect you with some of the brightest minds working on this stuff.


Ms. Quarter said...

Thank you, that would be pretty awesome, and, as a true academic, I relish the chance to learn more...about anything, really. I've never been to Detroit - my experience with MI is limited to a Circle Lake MI tour I took a few years back. Holland, Traverse City, and Aloha State park were the extent of that trip.