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It’s Cocktail Time!
What am I reading?
Ron Allman is an associate professor of
journalism.
unChristian: What a New
Generation Really Thinks about
Christianity... and Why It Matters
,
by David Kinnaman and Gabe
Lyons.
Kinnaman of the Barna
Institute wrote this book to
research what Americans think
about Christianity. Kinnaman
found Americans have a very negative view of
Christians, especially in the areas of hypocrisy,
salvation, anti-homosexuality, isolation, politics,
and judging. The authors go in depth on these
areas and explain how Christians can behave
to change public opinion about Christians and
Christianity. Even though the book is about
Christianity, the authors are objective about their
findings. Anyone interested about American
values and attitudes will appreciate this book.
Tubes: A Journey to the Center
of the Internet,
by Andrew
Blum.
Blum searches for the
Internet – not the concept of
the Internet, but the actual,
physical Internet. There is a lot
more to the infrastructure of
the Internet than computers
and wires. Blum goes into the
history of the Internet, how
it evolved and where it hides, usually in plain
sight. The Internet is not a cloud, a web, or an
information superhighway. It is actually more like
a series of tubes” than the metaphors we use.
Free: How Today’s Smartest
Businesses Profit by Giving
Something for Nothing,
by Chris
Anderson.
This book was available for free
for download onto a Kindle,
which gives insight into the
message of this book: You can
make money by giving stuff
away. The “stuff” given away is
not promotional items or cheap freebies but rather
the actual, full product. Anderson explains how
this new concept of “free” works. For example,
a band may allow fans to download songs and
albums off their website for free but make money
on concerts these happy fans attend. Maybe an
author gives away a book – like Free – in the hope
of readers buying copies of his other books.
People come from all
over the world to explore
Kentucky and tour the
legendary Kentucky
Bourbon Trail. Lucky for IU
Southeast, that bourbon
trail begins just across the
river.
Kentucky is bourbon
country, and Louisville
native and IU Southeast
biology lecturer Susan
Reigler has researched the history of bourbon and the
bourbon industry for many years.
The Kentucky Bourbon
Cocktail Book
,
published by The University Press of
Kentucky in 2009, was co-authored by Reigler and Joy
Perrine, an award-winning bartender in Louisville.
The following is an excerpt from and a recipe featured in
The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book
that just so happens
to have an IU Southeast connection.
Joanna Goldstein’s Bourbon Sidecar
Joanna and I go to dinner at Jack’s every Tuesday night
after the rehearsal of the Indiana University Southeast
Orchestra. (Joanna is the conductor and I play trumpet.)
She’d tried a bourbon version of the classic cognac sidecar
made by a colleague and asked Joy to make one for her.
The following drink was the delicious result.”
2 1/2
ounces Old Forester
1/2
ounce triple sec
Splash of sweet and sour mix
Squeeze of lemon
Shake all ingredients over ice and strain into a chilled
martini glass with a sugared rim. Garnish with a slice of
orange.
About the Author
Susan Reigler is a visiting lecturer of biology at IU
Southeast. She has a B.A. in biology from the University
of Louisville, a B.A. in music from IU Southeast, and a
M.A. in zoology fromOxford University. She specializes
in the history of science, insect population genetics, and
wildlife habitat conservation and
management. She has taught at IU
Southeast for 11 years and was an
award-winning staff writer for the
Louisville
Courier-Journal
for 15
years. She is also the author of
The
Complete Guide to Kentucky State
Parks
and
Adventures in Dining:
Kentucky Bourbon Country
.
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