It goes without saying that 2020 was a weird year for all of us but in many ways, it allowed me the time to read a lot more than I have in most years previously. The launch of The Deckle Edge Podcast helped too, as I try and read everything I can the author has … Continue reading 2020 Books Read in Review
Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin is a gastro-intestinal surgeon in Houston, TX. When he was a young boy, Dr. Azimuddin along with his family was incarcerated in a refugee/civilian prisoner of war camp for two years following the India-Pakistan War of 1971. After almost fifty years he is finally telling his story though his book, The Boy Refugee: A Memoir From a Long-Forgotten War. In this episode, the shares his life and experiences.
An interview with Brendan Bernhard Gaffney about his upcoming book, "James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints" published by Lost Art Press.
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
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
Tim Grover has been personal trainer and performance coach to no less than Michael Jordan, Dwayne Wade, and the late Kobe Bryant, among others. So, its fair to say that he knows a little about performance. Success is winning an NBA championship, making a million dollars, or achieving whatever your personal goal is. Tim Grover’s … Continue reading Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S. Grover
How To Be a Gentleman by John Bridges I recently read A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and was struck by the primary character, Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov. Rostov is such a consummate gentleman, that I was inspired by him to brush up my own act just a bit and re-read How To Be … Continue reading How To Be a Gentleman: A Contemporary Guide to Common Courtesy by John Bridges