Recently, a few people asked me where I find the books I read. The honest answer is that I find most of them through Amazon, either directly or indirectly, but I found that I hesitated to give that answer.
Thoughts on Memoirs
Who's reading all of these memoirs? It must be someone, because I see all kinds of hubbub whenever a new memoir from some famous person comes out, whether that's a celebrity or a politician (who these days seem really to be little more than wanna-be celebrities who happen to have actual power over people's lives).
Intergalactic Update 2022
Change, that inevitable symptom of all-consuming entropy, that will only stop when entropy wins its final victory, is afoot. It doesn't always feel like it, but IGC Publishing has accomplished a lot in the past year, and I'm looking forward to even more in the year ahead.
Announcing: Books to Read
Those detail-oriented readers may notice a change to the site's main menu. The "What I'm Reading" link has been changed to "Books to Read." This is part of a series of small changes I'll be implementing over the next few months to better emphasize to potential visitors what the site is all about, and what they can expect to gain by coming here.
It was probably in the sixth or seventh grade that I first can recall being referred to as a "renaissance man." Like many of the appelations which have been applied to me throughout the years, I adopted this one and made it my own.
5 Minutes a Day
Five minutes a day is not some kind of magic number or formula, but merely a stand-in for the idea of incremental, rather than drastic, changes to create new habits and routines.
The Father of Invention
In woodworking, and a lot of other fields, there exists a variation on the saying “a poor woodworker blames his tools.” The thought that if only I had those tools, or those resources, or that setup, I wouldn’t be having this problem is a convenient and difficult-to-disprove balm to pride and psyche. It’s also a crutch that can ultimately retard a person’s ability to improve.
A Close Encounter with Ryugu
This Saturday article thing is probably not going to continue being every week, no matter what the past three weeks might indicate. However, I did want to share this article I read in Science about an asteroid sample return mission to Ryugu, a C-type asteroid that is, as the saying goes, in the neighborhood, (by … Continue reading A Close Encounter with Ryugu
The Audiobook Moment
xpanding for the past few years, to the point where major authors from Gladwell to Sanderson are releasing some of their new pieces first as audiobooks, and only later sending them to print (if they send them to print at all). The way people are talking, this is a new thing, the next big thing to accompany the podcast moment.
None of those advantages have changed, but I've recently reached a position where the possibility of having bookshelves again is more viable, and I've been thinking about what kinds of books would be on those shelves. Mostly, my physical book collection consists of nonfiction tomes, and books from my childhood. Contemplating this, I've been thinking how nice it would be to have some of the books that I've read on Kindle, the ones I've really enjoyed or reference/re-read very frequently, as "real" books. Yet buying duplicate books seems terribly inefficient.