Books


What does it all mean?

What does it all mean?

The joy and the pain of being human are bound together like a knotted cord, and what gives meaning to that twisted reality is that we all share it. This is everyone's truth. This is a shared experience.

Making time to read & Recording what I've read

Making time to read & Recording what I've read

I am not a fast reader. I currently read 3-4 books per month and it's not about speed, or getting through; it's about engaging in story and ideas. I have a reading routine: certain genres at certain times of day. And I record what I read in my bullet journal and at Goodreads.

Using the public library (mostly for digital books) and finding good titles to read

Using the public library (mostly for digital books) and finding good titles to read

Most of the books I read are digital library loans. I also borrow hardcopy books from various libraries of which I'm a member. Occasionally I buy a digital title, less occasionally I buy an actual paper book. I keeping a (long) running list of the books I want to read at Goodreads.

Starting a book series and my devotion to a good story

Starting a book series and my devotion to a good story

Fiction helps me understand the mind, heart, and body, the life experience of "the other", in the most relatable way possible, through story. It expands my cognitive and spiritual consciousness.

November for November's Sake

November for November's Sake

In November you face the inescapable truth that this year's growing season is over; September teases, October dazzles, but November tells it like it is. And I appreciate the honesty. Something is coming to an end, and there is comfort to be found in acceptance (and warm sweaters).

A season of discomfort

A season of discomfort

Making changes can resolve a present discomfort. But when we resolve this discomfort, a new one will arise. After you encounter this pattern enough you start to clue in that discomfort is part of the human experience.

Containers & Possibilities - Questions about connectivity, productivity and technology

Containers & Possibilities - Questions about connectivity, productivity and technology

My current problem with the internet, and connectivity in general, is the way it fills every space of my life because it can and because I've let it.