Actions > Words

Sitting at a restaurant reading while I eat is a normal thing for me. People know me as that guy. They make assumptions like that I only read paper or Kindle then ask when I show up using the other. Last week a guy sat next to me and kept me from reading due to… Continue reading Actions > Words

Movie Before Book? Or Book Before Movie?

She asked what I was reading. So I told her Dust of Dreams and showed her the book. She said I am smart. This launches into a weird conversation culminating in the question. She asked, “Is it weird I watch the movie before reading the book?” A little over a year ago a friend asked me the… Continue reading Movie Before Book? Or Book Before Movie?

Resolution Progress 2012: Second Quarter

Today is the 183rd day or midpoint of the year, so where am I with those goals? Reading goals should be at 50%: Complete unfinished novel series. 13 of 27 done. That is 48%. So I am a little behind. American History and Decision Making. 4 of 10 done. That is 40%. So I am a little behind. Science. 6… Continue reading Resolution Progress 2012: Second Quarter

How to Fit Reading Into Your Schedule

Some people identify me as a reader. Fifty books a year sounds way beyond them. Even ten books a year can seem unattainable. Lifehacker’s How to Fit Reading Into Your Schedule and Actually Finish the Books You Want to Read is an okay start. Its suggestions: Schedule a Daily Reading Time Organize or Join a Book… Continue reading How to Fit Reading Into Your Schedule

Resolution Progress 2012: First Quarter

Today is the end of the third month, so where am I with those goals? Reading goals: Complete unfinished novel series. 7 of 24 done. That is 29%. I should be at 25%. So I am a little ahead. American History and Decision Making. 2 of 9 done. That is 22%. So a behind 25%. (A quarter… Continue reading Resolution Progress 2012: First Quarter

2011 Resolution List

For 2011 I had three reading goals: Complete unfinished novel series. DONE – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) – Rowling, J.K. DONE – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) – Rowling, J.K. DONE – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) – Rowling, J.K. DONE – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) – Rowling,… Continue reading 2011 Resolution List

2011 Resolutions

My resolutions for 2010 involved a lot of reading, improving my cooking repertoire, improving my photography repertoire, and having fun in the present. In goal accounting for 2010, 2 were successful and 2 not. Except for the reading goal, the other three were well outside my comfort zone.  I forgot my statement for the resolutions in 2009.… Continue reading 2011 Resolutions