Daily Archives: June 16, 2019

Con Los Años Que Me Quedan

As is generally the case, I found a lot that was deeply thought-provoking and personally relevant in the sermon given today by our retired pastor.  He asked the simple question:  “are you content,” and then commented on various ways that … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Usher

Admittedly, Usher missed a nomination in his first year of eligibility for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, so he has not been snubbed to nearly the same degree as that of other artists, even within his own genre … Continue reading

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Book Review: The War Of Art

The War Of Art:  Break Through The Blocks And Win Your Inner Creative Battles, by Steven Pressfield This book is one of those volumes where the author gets to relish in being a jerk and views himself as superior to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Design Of Everyday Things

The Design Of Everyday Things, by Donald A. Norman It’s nice to know that I’m not the only person who has serious problems with doors.  In the course of my life I have far too frequently ended up walking into … Continue reading

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Book Review: To Engineer Is Human (2)

To Engineer Is Human:  The Role Of Failure In Successful Design, by Henry Petroski There is in this particular book a sense of the dynamic nature of engineering and the sort of tension that exists between a desire for safety … Continue reading

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