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Friday reactions – 27 July

Coming off of a full and tiring week I have a general recommendation and a specific one as well. From a broad perspective, I encourage you to have things you do in life just because they are fun. This can feel like a luxury that is tough to justify, but as Stephen Covey argues in… Continue reading Friday reactions – 27 July

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Friday reactions – 20 July

I’ve mentioned this on Twitter already but earlier this week I saw the comedy special Nanette from Hannah Gadsby. I highly recommend checking this out if you have not done so. It is at different points funny, moving, insightful, raw, and encouraging. She hits on a lot of interesting themes (including some extended discussion of… Continue reading Friday reactions – 20 July

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Reading and watching in 2018 – part 2

The list of things I read and watch quickly gets long so I decided to break them up at the half-way of the year. Check out part 1 if you’re interested in what I’ve watched and read so far this year. Below are notes for the second half of 2018. Enjoy. Read: What it Means… Continue reading Reading and watching in 2018 – part 2

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Monday musings – 9 July

Brief notes on some of what I’m thinking about at the start of this week.   Gratitude: Coming off of a weekend with beautiful weather, lots of time outdoors, and several fun activities with my daughter – all of which have me energized heading into the week. Expectation: This week I am heading into a… Continue reading Monday musings – 9 July

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Monday musings – 2 July

Brief notes about what’s on my mind heading into this week. Gratitude: There’s a group of guys at work with whom I play a regular game of Dungeons and Dragons; yes at my age it’s fun to fully express my nerd-self and spend a few hours every couple of weeks role playing, drinking beers, and… Continue reading Monday musings – 2 July

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Two more graphic novels

As the year winds down here are two more quick notes about graphic novels I read this past week – books 47 and 48 for the year. The first is volume 2 of Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky’s hilariously inappropriate Sex Criminals, subtitled Two Worlds One Cop. While the story remains consistently funny with few… Continue reading Two more graphic novels

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The Sixth Gun vol 2: Crossroads

My 46th book for the year is the second volume in Cullen Bunn’s outstanding horror western graphic novel The Sixth Gun. With art and lettering from Brian Hurtt and colors by Bill Crabtree this volume continues the tale of six mythical weapons that can bring about the end of the world. The second volume of… Continue reading The Sixth Gun vol 2: Crossroads