September 27, 2011
I also have been reading the library's One Man's Wilderness by Sam Keith, a book about Richard Proenneke. Proenneke was an adventurer that built his own cabin and tools in the Alaskan wilderness.
I also got a copy of Constitutional Government in the United States by Woodrow Wilson. I'm interested to read about his interpretation of the Constitution which has apparently been pretty landmark for the last hundred years. I think he was such an interesting president to lead the nation during World War I, help to found the League of Nations, which the congress did not endorse. Interesting in that there is some parallels to the United Nations and how it's not exactly a elected representative force of our populace.
I also checked out a copy of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré. It's apparently an upcoming movie with Gary Oldman.
September 23, 2011
Hettinger Island. As there were no previous names on record, it took about six months of government processing to name it. It now shows up in the national Geographic Names Information System, and probably in a few years in actual maps.