Last night we "escaped" the heat by heading to the Bagdad Theater to see Thom Hartmann speak about his new book, Threshold: the crisis of Western Culture. We haven't read it yet, though Mike did brave the line to buy the autographed copy, but I'm excited about it. Thom shared some stories and insights from the book that were actually new to me. I feel that so often I listen to people speak of politics, culture, society - the general state of the world - and they say the same thing, and it's always depressing. While not particularly uplifting, this lecture did leave us both thinking.