Quit or Persist? Know When NOT to Quit a Book.

Since many of us don’t read for pleasure only we should be careful not to discard a book because it’s not a thrilling rollercoasters ride. Some books I struggled with—that bored me or overwhelmed me— also gave me valuable insights and context for understanding the world and human nature. Consult your ‘Why’ before you discardContinue reading “Quit or Persist? Know When NOT to Quit a Book.”

Mini Review – Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant (Part 2) – The Near East

The second part of this tome (1200+ pages) is focused on the Ancient civilizations of the Near East; Egypt, Persia, Babylonia, Judea etc.. 📝 “It is in the nature of an empire to disintegrate soon, for the energy that created it disappears from those who inherits it.” 📝 Persia was founded by a stoic people,Continue reading “Mini Review – Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant (Part 2) – The Near East”

It’s Out of Control! What The Laws of Human Nature will do to your To-Read-List

Is your To-Read-List (TRL) growing faster the more effort you put into working your way through it? I know the feeling – and I feel it might be especially true for non-fiction readers. Every good book opens up your eyes for new topics and bombards you with new exciting ideas of what to read upContinue reading “It’s Out of Control! What The Laws of Human Nature will do to your To-Read-List”

Thoughts on: “Mutants” by Armand Marie Leroi

Spontaneous sex change, cyclops and mermaid syndrome and conjoined twins. The tall and the very short. Albinism and rapid aging. No stone is left unturned when Armand Marie Leroi’s takes us on a journey though the biology of the bizarre – and beautiful. This book “..is not only about the human body as we mightContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Mutants” by Armand Marie Leroi”

Lab Report: The Sock Experiment.

The Lab Report – 003 – “Socks Sucks”: The motto is that you are not allowed to complain about not having “enough time” until you have certain systems in place that removes unnecessary complexity. Ones those are in place, then at least you have tried your best – And automation and simplification of everyday taskContinue reading “Lab Report: The Sock Experiment.”

My Book Year in Review – Part 1

⚖️ This year had a rough start with severe work-life balance issues but now I feel I have greater momentum than ever going into 2019. 🛠 I promised myself to make 2018 a very practical year and it has been just that! A lot has been done during the year that I’m very proud of:Continue reading “My Book Year in Review – Part 1”

Thoughts on: “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

At the age of 6 the narrator abandoned his favorite hobby; drawing. Grownups kept mistaking his depiction of Boa Constrictors who swallowed entire elephants, for drawings of hats… 🐍 🐘 —- “Grownups never understand anything by themselves and it is exhausting for children to have to provide explanations over and over again”. —- The narratorContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry”

Thoughts on: “The Journey to the East” by Hermann Hesse

This short and sweet books became the next stop for my Hermann Hesse obsession. —- The story has magical, almost mystical feel to it. Almost impossible to understand at times, but we are being warned, that the story about to be told about the journey to the East, is an untellable story. It’s not justContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Journey to the East” by Hermann Hesse”

Thoughts on: “Demian” by Hermann Hesse

The story revolves around young Sinclair and the difficult task of finding ones self. Growing up in a protected and pious middle class home he eventually has to face the real world. Sinclair gets a new mysterious classmates, Demian, who guides him to detach and revolt from the superficial world of form and awaken toContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Demian” by Hermann Hesse”