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Origin Story

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything By David Christian Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2018 Every religion, every culture, and every nation has its origin story. Origin stories tell us who we are, where we come from, how … Continue reading

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On Writing

On Writing:  A Memoir of the Craft By Stephen King Scribner, New York, 2000 I’ve posted before that there are two kinds of books about writing: those that focus mainly on the craft of writing, and those focused on the … Continue reading

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Narrow Road to the Deep NorthBy Richard FlanaganAlfred A. Knopf, New York, 2014 The Narrow Road to the Deep North is brilliantly written and utterly harrowing. During World War II, an estimated 200,000 Asian civilian laborers and 60,000 Allied … Continue reading

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Blackfish City

Blackfish CityBy Sam J. MillerHarperCollins, New York, 2018 A warrior woman comes to the city of Qannaq in a small skiff accompanied by an orca and a polar bear.  Who is she?  Why has she come?  What’s her plan?  That’s … Continue reading

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Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (2nd Edition)By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al SwitzlerMcGraw-Hill, New York, 2012 Have you ever had a conversation with someone and they suddenly got defensive? Maybe you were talking with … Continue reading

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Principles

Principlesby Ray DalioSimon & Schuster, New York, 2017 I don’t often read books by celebrity CEOs. They can be jejune; more a testament to the author’s ego and less about providing any real insight or substance. Principles by Ray Dalio … Continue reading

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Seven Books in Seven Days

I recently did one of those social media challenges where you’re supposed to post one thing each day for seven days.  In this case, the “one thing” was the cover of a book you love. I thought I’d recap my … Continue reading

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