500 Books

09.16.2014 Books and Literature

The number of books on the shelves of my office, by a quick estimate, is around 500. I consider that a good start. There are another 1,000 or so on the shelves in the family room. And many, many more stacked on practically every available surface throughout the house (and an unknown number packed away in […]

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Movies, Books, The Imagination, And Enjoying Them All

03.26.2014 Books and Literature

It’s getting so that I can’t go on the Internet anymore. I am a movie lover. One of the great joys of my youth was to go to a movie theater and see a movie, any movie, typically something I had not even heard of. I’d go in, sit down, and when the lights dimmed […]

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Simple Productivity Task Of The Day: Put Away Business and Self-Help Books

03.24.2014 Business

Business books bore me. So do diet books, learn how to get rich books, improve yourself in three easy steps books. Eventually, you will, as I have, come to a simple realization: reading books like these are a form of procrastination. Put these books away. Take a deep breath. And just do the work.

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Take Two Books And Call Me In The Morning

03.03.2014 Books and Literature

I read and enjoy eBooks. They are inexpensive, convenient, and so easy to purchase. And yet I remain a dinosaur. There is something about having a physical book close by that calms me. When the pain in my back creeps up, when I’m overwhelmed by life and work, there is nothing that calms me more […]

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Ask For Books And Music

01.07.2014 Books and Literature

When it’s your turn to receive gifts, your birthday or any other special day, and friends and family ask you, “what do you want?” be prepared. Even when you can’t think of anything else, you can have a list of books and music prepared that you might enjoy. It is very, very risky buying books […]

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