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The Germans are always good for coming up with words to describe sensations that Americans don't seem to have words for. Is there a German word for the feeling that you get when you've been hiking with a heavy pack for a while and then take the pack off and feel bouncy? Like Harrison Bergeron after he takes the weights off? And if there's an English word for it that I just can't think of, please share. Any other language, for that matter. I know it's a long shot, but...
Mine are all on a shelf in my closet, still in their envelopes. If you have to use a degree to impress people coming into your office, I kind of think you've already lost the battle.
Marcus Aurelius' Meditations and Plato's Republic. Both great so far.
Is an executive DBA program worth it? I'm currently an appointed official in the public sector but know that, as with all positions, my time will come to an end in the next few years. I feel like consulting will be the next step in my career (I don't like lobbying very much), and I'm wondering if getting my PhD now would be worth it. I also have a juris doctor and an MBA, if that helps.
Just read The Hike by Drew Magary. My favorite book of the year. Don't really know why. I just liked it a lot.
Rereading The Tommyknockers by Stephen King and starting The Fireman by his son Joe Hill. Tommyknockers gets a lot of criticism, but I'm really enjoying (it's been at least 20 years since I read it). Beats the hell out of 11/22/63.
That's my normal reading pace. Has been ever since I can remember. And I absorb it. The benefits of having two bookstore owners as parents and no friends to distract me as a child.
Depends on the subject matter. If it's John Grisham, I can do about 90-100 pages per hour. If it's something with more meat, around 70-80. Grief Observed took me forever, but I found it extremely thought provoking. I've always been a really fast reader - was the second person done on the Bar Exam, (but certainly not the highest scoring). It's kind of funny at work because subordinates hand me things to read and I read them and hand them back and they don't believe I...
The ESPN Hype Machine Wheel has apparently landed on Texas A&M as an up-and-coming national championship contender. The same Texas A&M team that was taken to double overtime by a Tennessee team that committed seven turnovers.
Had a lot of airport time this last week so I finished: Sapiens by Harari. Sort of Guns, Germs, and Steel but less overtly political and apologetic. Interesting book, but rehashes the Neo-Luddite Jared Diamond idiocy that hunter-gatherers are superior and we should abandon modern society and get back to hunting and gathering. The Difference Engine by Gibson and Stirling. Something about Stirling's writing nags at me. It's like he's repeating himself or something. ...
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