Books of February

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This past month was a much more relaxing month of reads than January. There’s Paris through the experience of David Lebovitz; more surrealism with Murakami; futurism with The Martian; a very detailed and heart wrenching Native American experience; and a history podcast (new to me) on old world Hollywood, etc… All in all, mostly unheavy. The cold and weight of the weather was enough to soldier through. I needed a bit of simplicity and escape. Books of February

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The Map

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All over it. Bits from this past week worth reading… …or subscribing to. The Knife has been a particularly great resource for me; quality news discernment sans bias. It was founded in 2014, but seems to really be growing now that we are in this mess of much and conflicting ideologies. The Cultural Remedy for Main Street, How to build a free and virtuous society I really enjoyed this short excerpt out of the new book Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It by David L. Bahnsen The need of the hour is to empower a renewed sense of responsibility, including facing the consequences of our actions. Our crisis of responsibility cannot be overcome … Read More

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Books of January

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In which I reached peak news fatigue. Greatly looking forward to a month of relaxing literary pursuits. Books of January 2018 Ok, I am due some junk food reads… My brain is exhausted with all the non-fiction, plus the emotional toll some of it can take. More is certainly not better in most cases. One certainly can’t sip out of a gushing fire hydrant. In doing that digging deeper I mentioned earlier, I question my motivations sometimes. I’ve been wondering why I feel so invested in certain topics and research? Generally, I’m not being paid to; I’m not getting a degree in the topic; nor am I needing to be formidable in a debate. Hmm… I’ve been really feeling this (desk … Read More

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Books of December

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In which I didn’t really read; but I did a lot of listening. I cover a few podcasts and the one book that is nearly done but took the bulk of my month. The month’s reflection was written under my personal admonition to tie up loose ends before plunging too far ahead. Books of December  

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Books of November

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I picked up. I put down. I shifted moods, or I just couldn’t find a good groove. Only at the end of the month did I hit my stride. The November 2017 reads is now live. I am excited and anticipatory for a few upcoming books. It’s hard to not consider larger themes of this past month, in my personal life and generally. I still have no idea what I’ll reflect on in this Sunday’s evening post. This time of year I sense most people fall into two categories: very spirited and celebratory or emotionally and monetarily strained. In either case, I like how this season serves as a reset button, even if it’s just a slight perspective shift. There’s much to be grateful for. I always … Read More

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