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I’m a sucker for “Best Of” lists. It can be anything, movies, tv, podcasts, restaurants, people, and honestly anything & everything you could possibly rank. As I’ve detailed other places, books have taken over my life in recent years (I think it will be a life-long addiction), so I’ve gravitated more and more towards book lists.
Late in 2015 I discovered the audiobook / ebook renting website Overdrive and started searching online for books I wanted to borrow from my local library. I like reading (or listening) to the best, so I started making “best of” book lists about subjects … Continue ReadingAugust 4, 2016
The last four years I’ve made a personal goal to finish an average of a book a week (52 books a year). I’ve accomplished that goal, if only just barely, every year, nearly doubling that number in 2015. I decided to not set a goal for 2016 and just finish books at whatever pace I finish them. I have several Neal Stephenson and Doris Kearns Goodwin books on my shelf that I want to read, so not putting a time constraint on myself seemed like a good idea.
Well, five months into the year with no target and I’ve already … Continue ReadingJune 24, 2016
My existence in the universe amounts to almost nothing. I’m a flea on a speck, rocketing around a hydrogen and helium blip in ever expanding nothingness. The speck we call Earth will eventually be overtaken by the Sun as it too expands in a ball of flame taking everything we hold dear with it, just as the universe will eventually cool down as it expands and dies. I too will die, my exact fate somehow more uncertain than that of the universe. It’s none of those impending deaths I’m thinking of now. No, all that’s on my mind is the… Continue Reading