Category: Book Reviews

  • I’m A Terrible Parent and Proud of It

    I’m A Terrible Parent and Proud of It

    I’m a terrible parent. Just a few weeks ago I left my kid stuck in a tree in our yard for an hour. She wasn’t very high, her head barely reached past mine, but she was stuck. Both my wife and I figure that some harm will happen to our children so we try not […]

  • Books Read for February 2022

    February was all about fiction this year. I read all three books in the Silo series by Hugh Howey. No spoilers, but it’s listed as “horror” and I think it’s more a thriller. Think of a plan to get people to live underground and just destroy the world now before it happens at the hands…

  • 4 Focus Areas for a Purposeful Life

    4 Focus Areas for a Purposeful Life

    A few times in the last year I’ve heard someone read Ikigai and got a lot out of the book and recently it was my turn. Ikigai roughly translates to “the happiness of being busy”1, but as I read the book it felt more like your ikigai is your life purpose if we wanted to…

  • PlayDHD by Kirsten Miliken

    PlayDHD by Kirsten Miliken

    While ADHD has been recognized in children for a while now, it’s a fairly recent recognition that it extends into adulthood for many. This realization is where Kirsten Miliken positions PlayDHD to help by proposing that the best non-medication way to deal with ADHD in adults is to introduce more play into their lives1. Miliken…

  • Forget the American Dream – The New Better Off

    Forget the American Dream – The New Better Off

    When you think of being “better off” what is it that springs to mind? Do you think of homeownership, that white picket fence, and all the other trappings that come with the American Dream? The New Better Off by Courtney E. Martin is all about how people are changing their mindset away from generations past…

  • 4 Lessons from The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin

    4 Lessons from The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin

    I’ve read a few of Seth Godin’s books over the years and The Icarus Deception is the one I’ve got the least out of so far. It follows the same pattern as Seth’s other books, loosely related short essays on a topic. It always seems like he collects the blog posts he’s written and turns…

  • Two Famous Memoir’s – iWoz and Wishful Drinking

    Two Famous Memoir’s – iWoz and Wishful Drinking

    Today we’re going to look at two different memoirs from famous people. First, we’ll talk about Steve Wozniak’s look at his life in iWoz and then we’ll talk about Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking. iWoz Steve Wozniak is the other founding Steve of Apple Computer. He’s the technical brain that invented the first Apple computers. He…

  • Time Off by John Fitch and Max Frenzel

    Time Off by John Fitch and Max Frenzel

    Many of us would love to have more time off for ourselves, at least we say that’s what we’d like. The truth is a bit more complex than that, in that produce far more than generations past, but get paid less for it and work longer hours. Part of this is addressed in Time Off…

  • Four Thousand Weeks – Time Management for Mortals

    Four Thousand Weeks – Time Management for Mortals

    Did you know that you have about 4000 weeks to live from beginning to end? Thinking of it like that reminds me of the life calendar which is a sobering look at how little time you have to hang out with those that you love. While this book is designed to help pull you up…

  • Footprints – Our future fossils

    Footprints – Our future fossils

    I got Footprints in part because my daughter is a huge dinosaur nerd and anything I can learn about fossils is a great thing to pass on to her. In this book, David Farrier digs into the trace fossils that our current society will leave around for the future. Trace fossils are footprints, arrows, burrows,…