Book Review – Death: An Exploration: Learning To Embrace Life’s Most Feared Mystery

I had the fortunate opportunity to read Death: An Exploration: Learning To Embrace Life’s Most Feared Mystery by Loren Mayshark. I am not sure I would have read this book if it was my choice. However, Loren gifted this book to me, and after reading it, I am glad I did. As I read the book, I was struck by the fact that this was a personal exploration for Mayshark. It originated with the death of two family members before he became an adult. I have my own ideas about death and it was fascinating to see viewpoint of another. Read the rest of this entry

My Top 5 Podcasts of the Week – 5 March 2017

My Top 5 Podcasts of the WeekI am a little behind in reporting my favorite podcast episodes. At the beginning of the period, there were no really good episodes coming out. However, I recently went on some long trips and I heard a number of great episodes. So, in this post, I will share what I discovered. Topics covered include living on $25k per year with no income, working solo and surviving, mind-mapping, writing better blog posts, moving your pins around seasonally, tweet chats, waking up early, and more.
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Book Review – Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking

Did you know that most of our presidents did not grind out a long political career? They took Smartcuts to the highest position in the land. In Shane Snow’s book, Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking*, he listed a number of smart ways to move faster to your goals. I enjoyed reading this book and the lessons learned. Read the rest of this entry

Book Review – Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success

Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success by Napoleon Hill is a book that has been hidden since 1938. Outwitting the Devil reveals its important message in a unique and controversial way. Basically, Napoleon Hill interviewed the devil to find out how to live a better life.

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Book Review – Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest

One of the benefits of my job is that I get a week and a half off over the Christmas holiday. During these extended breaks, I sit down and watch the entire HBO series called Band of Brothers*. To me, this series is a great look at leadership and sacrifice. One of the things I had not yet done is read the book upon which the series was made. Last week, I finally had an opportunity to read Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest and I am glad that I did. The HBO series follows the book quite closely; however, the book did share some details that could not be adequately shown on film. This was the second book I had read from Stephen Ambrose. I had previously read The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s Over Germany 1944-45. I like the relaxed story-like pace of his books.  Read the rest of this entry