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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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Low volume 2: Before the Dawn Burns Us

My 27th book this year is the second volume in Rick Remender’s incredible graphic novel Low.  Again I was astounded and delighted by the story of hope that Remender continues to weave in this futuristic and bleak setting.  Greg Tocchini’s art, Dave McCaig’s colors, and Rus Wooton’s lettering all continue to be great.  This volume… Continue reading Low volume 2: Before the Dawn Burns Us

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Low volume 1: The Delirium of Hope

When was the last time you read a comic book – or any book for that matter – that left you feeling better about your life and the world?  When have you read something that wasn’t just beautifully illustrated and grippingly told but that also brightened your outlook?  My 22nd read of 2016 did just… Continue reading Low volume 1: The Delirium of Hope

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People > Process > Product

You’ve likely heard many of the jokes before.  There are three kinds of people in the world: those who can count and those who can’t.  Or there are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don’t.  Or maybe even there are two kinds of people in the world:… Continue reading People > Process > Product

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Agile theory and messy reality

By temperament I am somewhat of an intellectual.  I enjoy abstract conversations and discussions about the “right” way to do things.  My personality type – according to tests like the Myers Briggs Temperament Indicator or the Enneagram – tends to the idealistic, meaning I place a high value on integrity and push myself and the… Continue reading Agile theory and messy reality