A review of Bishop Michael Curry's book, "Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times."
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Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins I’ve written before about my interest, if not utter fascination with human performance. In particular, I’m attracted to stories of people who find ways to push themselves far beyond what the rest of us think possible. And so, I read with particular interest and curiosity, Can’t Hurt Me: Master … Continue reading Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
The Boy Refugee by Khawaja Azimuddin, MD In 1971 the Indo-Pakistani war erupted though depending on your perspective, the causes of the war might be different. Oppression, genocide, and nationalism are all potential, if not unusual culprits, and tensions were building in the region for some time. But if the causes weren’t completely clear, the … Continue reading The Boy Refugee: A Memoir from a Long Forgotten War by Khawaja Azimuddin, MD
Wine Folly by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack In my younger days I was a beer aficionado. Not a beer snob, per se, but a person who enjoyed beer of many styles and many brewers. From a Bud Ice Light to a Chimay...there was a time and place in my life for it. But then … Continue reading Wine Folly: The Master Guide by Madeline Puckett and Justin Hammack
Body of Water by Chris Dombrowski Like a glass smooth, cerulean flat stretching to the Caribbean sun, Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World’s Most Alluring Fish by Chris Dombrowski is deceptively simple above the surface but complex, moving, and alive below. On its surface, Body of Water is a history of … Continue reading Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World’s Most Alluring Fish by Chris Dombrowski
I and Thou by Martin Buber A German Jew, Martin Buber was a writer, a scholar, an activist and, perhaps, a mystic, and in 1923 he published Ich and Du, usually translated as I and Thou. I and Thou may be his most well known and influential book, but a close friend once remarked, “You … Continue reading I and Thou by Martin Buber
Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke Among the things about which I am most interested, improving the quality of my thinking and of my decision making rank high on the list, so after listening to a Tim Ferriss Show interview with Annie Duke, I was excited to read her book, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter … Continue reading Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts by Annie Duke
Convictions of Faith by R. S. Basi Convictions of Faith is an historical novel by R. S. Basi, set in the Kongo Empire in the late 1600s and early 1700s. The novel tells the story of Dona Beatriz, or Kimpa Vita, a young girl born into a relatively well-to-do family who after a transcendent, near … Continue reading Convictions of Faith by R. S. Basi
The Code. The Evaluation. The Protocols. by Jocko WillinkMake your Bed by Adm. William H. McRaven Lately I’ve been reading a lot of books that I would not classify as self-help, but as help-self. Books that recognize the potential within each of us, if only we would get out of our own way, get off … Continue reading “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…and Maybe the World” by Adm. William H. McRaven and “The Code. The Evaluation. The Protocols. Striving to Become an Eminently Qualified Human” by Jocko Willink