Making Space

Saturday, 28 February 2009, 17:11 | Category : Life, working
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For someone with few friends, and a small family, and an increasingly large job, I seem to be an incredibly busy person. I think its mostly because of how many things I *want* to do – things that I’m constantly collecting information about, that are always getting transferred from to-do list to to-do list. I […]


Wednesday, 18 February 2009, 10:29 | Category : Life
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I discovered a new kind of fear today – I logged into GoodReads, and it said “currently reading – nothing!” I’ve never been reading “nothing!” in my life. Help please! Recommend a book – quick!

Rice Farming

Thursday, 22 January 2009, 22:08 | Category : Life, working
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I finally finished reading Outliers by Malcom Gladwell. I didn’t like it as well as some of his previous work, but there were still some interesting theories. My personal favorite related rice farming to success in math courses. The relevance for me was less based on the math course success, but on the diligence of […]

Cheap Books

Tuesday, 30 December 2008, 14:39 | Category : Life
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So, I recently read an article about shopping for bargain books online, and what it does to book retailers. (Bargain Hunting for Books, and Feeling Sheepish About It) Since I work for a publishing company, it did give me a few pangs of guilt. I’m guilty of both buying and selling from, and like […]

Seth Godin Changed My Life

Wednesday, 12 November 2008, 21:07 | Category : Life
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You think I’m kidding when I write this, but I’m not. Between the presentation he gave at the LinkedIN conference last Thursday in New York and his book “The Dip” I feel like I see the light. Yeah, crazy, I know! But the whole book is about knowing when to keep going and knowing when […]

When I grow up…

Friday, 17 October 2008, 22:47 | Category : Life, working
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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I wanted to be when I grew up. Things that I remember telling people: A corporate lawyer (yes, even at 9 I wanted to be a corporate lawyer, not just a lawyer) President of the United States (at 10, I was securing votes from my mom’s college […]

Love Reading? Love New Books?

Monday, 14 July 2008, 14:02 | Category : Uncategorized
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Then you might love “Read It Forward” from Random House. Just by sending an email, you can get free advanced reading copies of forthcoming books. I was able to pick up a few copies of books at Book Expo America earlier this year – and its great to be able to read a book before […]

Books That Have Touched Your Life

Wednesday, 2 July 2008, 19:08 | Category : Uncategorized
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There’s a post on LifeHacker that answered an interesting question – what books have touched your life the most? Of course, the winner was the Bible, but there were a few other interesting contenders: The Ayn Rand Collection (mostly just the author in general) Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Zen and the Art of Motorcycle […]

Eggs, Milk & Vodka

Friday, 9 May 2008, 15:10 | Category : Funny or Dumb
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A short story based on lost and discarded grocery lists. I laughed. And I read my shopping list to see what people would interpret from mine. Enjoy! Eggs, Milk & Vodka

Liner Notes

Thursday, 9 August 2007, 0:36 | Category : Uncategorized
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I got new CDs today – Fergie because its good workout music, and Joss Stone because Tara recommended it. While I was adding the songs to my iPod, I decided to read through some of the liner notes. I hardly ever read liner notes – I just by real CDs because its easier to have […]