Book reviews: Following the Path vs. Being where you are

I coincidentally finished two books this week that were surprisingly on complete opposite sides of the "book-review" spectrum for me.  The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life by Michael Puett in audiobook format and Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn as a regular book. The Path is based on a very … Continue reading Book reviews: Following the Path vs. Being where you are

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Book review: Wind, Sand and Stars

We take for granted the freedom and effortlessness of flying in airplanes. This book is a reminder that less than 100 years ago airplane pilots were explorers, adventurers with a rare view of our world. Antoine de Saint-Expuéry's view of the 1930s world is beautifully captured in Wind, Sand and Stars. This book was a recommendation … Continue reading Book review: Wind, Sand and Stars

Book Review: What the dog saw and other adventures

This collection of Malcom Gladwell's essays gives insight on things like decision making and critical thinking while challenging you to question assumptions with examples and stories. My experience with this as an audio book was that it was mostly interesting and sometimes entertaining but I longed for the ability to "look up from the page" … Continue reading Book Review: What the dog saw and other adventures