Thoughts on: “”The River of Doubt” by Candice Millard

In 1912 Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest by some crazy saloonkeeper on his way to deliver a speech on his third term election campaign. The bullet was slowed by his spectacle case and speech manuscript in his inner pocket, which kept it from reaching his lungs or heart. With blood dripping from hisContinue reading “Thoughts on: “”The River of Doubt” by Candice Millard”

Best Books of the Year: #1

#1 “Levels of Energy” by Frederick E. Dodson —-— Here is something they didn’t teach you in school! The premise of the book is that there are clearly defined levels of consciousness. Basically, people experience reality differently – and act and think in a certain ways -depending on their energy “level”. Dodson lays out hisContinue reading “Best Books of the Year: #1”

Best Books of the Year – #2

#2 “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains” by Nicolas Carr —-— Having anxiety about how the Internet is changing us? As we enjoy new ways of consuming information, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? ——- WHY THIS BOOK? ——— The book is incredibly interesting and explains aContinue reading “Best Books of the Year – #2”

Best Books of the Year: #3

#3 “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse —-— Hesse influential book about a wealthy Brahmin son that casts off a life of privilege to find spiritual fulfillment. A short read and profound read! ——- WHY THIS BOOK? ——— “This book is scripture posing as literature and is best read after getting what you thought you wanted.” –Continue reading “Best Books of the Year: #3”

Best Books of the Year – #4

#4 “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson —-— The gripping biography of the most prominent innovator of out time. ——- WHY THIS BOOK? ——— Parts goes to Isaacson for being able to write a 600 page book without any real low points, and parts goes to Steve for being such an interesting fella! Anyhow – it’sContinue reading “Best Books of the Year – #4”

Best Books of the Year – #5

#5 “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer —-— Christopher McCandles was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness in 1992. He had left society and family behind, burned his money (literary) and set off on a journey to find the true essence of life, far away from job security, conformity and aContinue reading “Best Books of the Year – #5”

Top Books of the Year – #7

#7 “The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei” by John Stevens ———————————— The “1000-Day Marathon”, a big part of their practice, takes 7 years to complete. For the first 5 years they run a marathon a day for 100 days straight. This is repeated 7 times. For the last 2 years the distance is increased toContinue reading “Top Books of the Year – #7”

Niche Books That Really Tickled My Fancy!

Now and then you need something completely different to spice thing up. I wanted to highlight a few cool books that stand out from what I usually read: —————————————— “Masters of Doom” by David Kushner Heavy metal, dungeons and dragons, huge egos and code! It’s the the story of Id software, the creators of legendaryContinue reading “Niche Books That Really Tickled My Fancy!”