Tag: books

Steal Like an Artist Steal Like an Artist, by Austin Kleon, looks like a book worth looking at. The project started as a talk based on a list of 10 things the writer wished he had heard when he was starting out. This list itself is valuable advice: TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Convicted Terrorist Sentenced to Read Malcolm Gladwell Book Who would ever have thought that Malcolm Gladwell would emerge as a weapon against terrorism? We’re talking eco terrorist, Rebecca Rubin who got 5 years for arson, and also was ordered by Judge Ann Aiken to read Gladwell’s David and Goliath to show how the underdog can […]

Top 10 Most Beautiful Places to Read Books. My den is nearly as cluttered as these places, but it is lacking ornate woodwork or a Venetian canal just outside the door. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

13 “top 100 books” lists compiled into a list of 623 books, soooo, if you’ve got a LOT of time on your hands, like the rest of your life, this might be for you. On the other hand, it’s fun to peruse the list to see how many of the top, say, 10 you’ve read. […]

Whenever I notice coincidences occurring in my life I pay attention because I believe the universe is giving me a gentle nudge to take a look. My latest series may seem trivial but let’s not forget that the kingdom was lost for want of a horseshoe nail. Who knows what wisdom we lose by not […]

I’ve been reading quite a fascinating book lately, Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion, by Paul A. LaViolette, Ph.D. I don’t recall how I came to buy this book because I’m not big on reading anything that promises to tell me the secrets of. Some of the math in the book was daunting for me, but you […]

In his book, 59 seconds–Change your Life in less than a minute, Richard Wiseman writes of his research on giving college students free alcoholic beverages in exchange for their taking simple tests along the way to measure their drunkenness. As they drank more and more the students walked a straight line less and less, got […]

Two-bit Guru | Barcamp7 Followup | Photo of post-it drawings from BarCamp

There were lots of highlights for me at Milwaukee Barcamp 7, beside my own sessions on Meditation and Communication. The Green Hour was fun and informative, and ditto for a session on Minecraft (trying to keep my knowledge somewhere in range of my Grandkids’), the 3D scanner and printing systems were cool, and Charlie’s bee […]

“You never know where you’re going to find something useful.” ~Two-bit Guru~ Once upon a time—this story isn’t a fairy tale but they do have some things in common—there was a psychology professor whose early traumatic experiences during WWII caused him to develop a revolutionary way of organizing his life. And there was a football […]

Worm tea may have had its origin in a series of eight agricultural lectures given in 1924 by the spiritual scientist, Rudolf Steiner. These teachings are available in his book “Agricultural Course: The Birth of the Biodynamic Method.” To my way of thinking, Steiner thoroughly understood the link between the spiritual and physical realms. He […]