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25 posts tagged with "life"

What I'm thinking of reading 02 January, 2019

I am looking for things to read. Always. We subscribe to the New York Times to be delivered in paper form on Sundays, I always go right for…

Another Year In Review 01 January, 2019

Another year in the books, and somehow they each seem to be crazier than the last. 2018 was really separated by the end of July into two…

Bringing Up Bébé 29 June, 2018

Bringing Up Bébé is a book memoir combined with a book on parenting advice. The main point is that the culture of parenting in Paris is…

Shoe Dog 12 March, 2018

Shoe Dog , the autobiography or memoir by Phil Knight, is a thoroughly engaging and entertaining account of the rise of the most iconic…

Between the World and Me 30 January, 2018

A letter from a father to his son, Between the World and Me is something that got inside my brain. I had a lot of thoughts while reading…

The War of Art 22 January, 2018

Another book made it onto my list for a reason I can no longer remember. I decided to pick up The War of Art and power through it because…

Two Years of Skydiving 16 January, 2018

On July 13, 2013 I did a tandem skydive. It took me two and a half years to finally get around to signing up for a first jump course, the…

Hillbilly Elegy 24 December, 2017

When one gets married, there is an expectation of a gift or favor given to the attendees by the bride and groom. Taya and I had both been to…

Lullaby 22 May, 2017

Chuck Palahniuk is one weird dude, I knew that after reading Fight Club . Reading Lullaby has solidified my opinion. Describing this book…

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying 19 September, 2016

I have delayed writing this post for over a month now. I read The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying because the Tibetan Book of the Dead…

Life updates 07 August, 2016

The last non-book post I wrote was on New Years. Some things have happened in my life since then. Shit a lot of things have happened. I…

When Breath Becomes Air 27 April, 2016

I heard about When Breath Becomes Air coming out probably because of the New York Times article that the author wrote, but I am not…

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 29 March, 2016

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is not at all what I thought it was going to be. I had envisioned a book that had some general…

The Bell Jar 29 February, 2016

Thank goodness for leap day as I managed to technically get in another book in February. I forgot why I added The Bell Jar to my wishlist…

The Goldfinch 23 February, 2016

I was in an airport bookshop and saw The Goldfinch on the shelf. I picked it up and glanced at the back cover, decided that yes I would…

Siddhartha 30 January, 2016

I am not sure where I had first heard of Siddhartha , but it has been in the back of my head as a book that I should read at some point…

Year In Review 01 January, 2016

My New Year's resolution for 2015 was to read a book a week. I was successful in doing this in total, even though I did not follow a linear…

Mindset 08 November, 2015

Pop psychology books are usually not my bag, but I have had Mindset lying around for awhile after someone gave it to me and I finally…

Flow 06 June, 2015

I am usually not a fan of psychology books, especially not pop psychology, and even more typically not a fan of what could commonly be…

Silicon Wasteland 07 January, 2015

I have recently become more disillusioned with the culture around me and which I am a part. When I was working at Facebook, I had…

End of an era 19 December, 2014

It has officially been over a month now so I feel ready to write about this, after 7 years and 8 months, Lauren and I have broken up. I know…

10 ways Facebook is actually the devil 04 July, 2014

Read This First (added later) This post was never intended to be a justification of Facebook or of the arbitrary experimentation that is…

Everything Quiet 21 June, 2014

I have recently started reading Quiet , a book about introversion. I am an introvert, something that has always been clear to me, and in…

Something new 03 May, 2014

As of about three weeks ago, I no longer work at Facebook. I am now at a start-up called Flexport , which I doubt many people have heard of…

Filling in the gap - Work 02 January, 2014

Okay so even though nearly every post was lost from my last blog incarnation, unless I can miraculously recover them, I am going to write…

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