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Reflections on retrospectives

I’m a huge believer in learning from the past; as Yogi Berra might have said some of my best mistakes are in the past. There’s a lot we can learn by reflecting on both what went well and what didn’t work out at the end of a project, an Agile sprint, a meeting, or a… Continue reading Reflections on retrospectives


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The Wicked + The Divine vol 2: Fandemonium

For my 31st read of the year I came back for more of the comic book phenomenon known as The Wicked + The Divine, and in volume two I must say writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie (along with colorist Matt Wilson and letterer Clayton Cowles) have done it again only more so.  Volume… Continue reading The Wicked + The Divine vol 2: Fandemonium

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Stepping Stones: Memoir of a Life Together

My 30th book of the year is one I gave my wife as a Valentine’s Day gift in 2013 and only now got around to reading myself.  It is a memoir written jointly by Alice and Staughton Lynd about their involvement in communities promoting peace and justice over the past roughly 60 years.  From involvement… Continue reading Stepping Stones: Memoir of a Life Together

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Usagi Yojimbo – Book 2: Samurai

Stan Lee calls Stan Sakai’s stories of Usagi, “one of the most original, innovative, well executed comics books anywhere,” and I can understand why.  The book I read (my 29th for the year) tells the story of a young rabbit (all the characters in the series are anthropomorphized animals) who studies to become a samurai… Continue reading Usagi Yojimbo – Book 2: Samurai

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Baltimore volume 1: The Plague Ships

The first volume of Baltimore by Mike Mignola is the 28th book I’ve read this year; it tells the opening chapter in the story of Lord Baltimore and his hunt for the ancient vampire Haigus.  The hatred between Baltimore and this vampire is personal and their war has raged for years before the opening of… Continue reading Baltimore volume 1: The Plague Ships