The last few months I’ve been reading a book called “Thank You for Arguing,” which is dedicated to understanding and improving the important art of rhetoric. Of all skill sets in life, I’d imagine that the capability to utilize rhetoric effectively in personal or group discussions will likely have the largest impact on your career [...]
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Having completed Catch 22 a month ago, it was time to pick up a new book. I’d asked for a Wolf In White Van during Christmas. John Darnielle is one of my all time favorite writers, but only as a singer songwriter in the Mountain Goats. His song writing is truly exceptional, taking [...]
I began reading Dune while in Belize. It is an epic tale of a prescient son who would become leader of a foreign sand planet, Arrakis (or Dune, to outsiders.)
The characters and ideas presented in this book are very unique. It covers off on the interesting side of interplanetary economics, biology and science. It adds [...]
A good friend had told me about Cormac McCarthy some years ago and it’s taken me a while to actually pick up any of his works. After scanning Amazon, it seemed like The Border Trilogywas a good place to start. Turns out that premonition was correct, it is quite good.
The first of three novels is [...]
Oh those forgotten things.
Forgotten and remembered today.
While up at the lake for Thanksgiving I forgot the McCarthy trilogy I’d been reading in Alexandria, Minnesota with about 50 pages left. So that’s on hold. I also forgot my extremely warm winter vest in Cloquet, Minnesota.
In the mean time I’ve started rereading a classic rendition of Walden, [...]
I’ve been reading Cormack McCarthy lately, and he’s a truly impressive writer. And he’s writing about Texas/New Mexico after the turn of the 20th century. It’s positively engrossing.
In addition to that, I picked up a video game called Red Dead Redemption, which is centered around the old West. So it’s wild, wild west here as [...]
It’d been a while since starting to read children’s books, so it was time to switch it up and read something out of the ordinary. Being from central Minnesota and having heard so much about Garrison Keillor due to working in St. Paul, it was time to see what all the hype was about.
First seeing the [...]
Another double book review. But first, an explanation of why.
Two weeks ago, Teresa and I took off to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a family vacation with her parents and siblings. The coast there is really something to see. There are large spans of sand, roughly 100 yards, from the shore to large [...]
I hadn’t read C.S. Lewis since being very young. We always had a few of the Chronicles of Narnia books in hardback floating around, but never the whole set. So I saw the set a few months ago and decided to spring back into my childhood for about 800 pages.
I’m not religious, though I was [...]
During business school, I took a lot of time to learn about finance and started scratching the surface of economics in general. I don’t know why it happens that way. As you get older, the importance of economics and money just seem to become more important. I never considered myself a “finance” type of person, [...]