2017 Reading Highlights

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Wed 13 July 2016. Tags: reading,

2017 was a another good reading year. I discovered several new authors and book series that kept me entertained as I completed 64 books during the year. It seemed to be a year of reading book series as you will see in some of the selections below. A part of …

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Living the Legacy

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Mon 04 July 2016. Tags: Family,

On the way to our recent family reunion, I was thinking about genealogy and those that had passed on. They were not famous or wealthy, there was never a great inheritance handed down. They were simply decent, loving, hard-working people. Somewhere along the line, they left everything behind, family, friends …

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Road Rd

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Thu 23 June 2016. Tags: reading, language,

I got a big kick out of a couple of roads in downtown Lake Jackson, TX. They are named 'This Way' and 'That Way'. Guess there is someone in Lake Jackson with a sick sense of humor. I can hear them giving directions now, "Well, go straight and make a …

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Reading 2015 Summary

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Sun 17 January 2016. Tags: reading,

I completed 2015 by reading 64 books. There were some enjoyable highlights.

Science Fiction "Forge of God" and "Anvil of Stars" by Greg Bear are in the classic science fiction mold. In addition, Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: Space Odyssey and Rendezvous with Rama were fascinating. First time reads for all …

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First Church Reading List

Written by shakiestnerd in Faith on Sat 18 October 2014. Tags: faith, reading,

Reading is a good habit. With that good habit, we can also develop a bad habit of reading book after book in one or two genres that we are particularly fond of. In trying to combat that trap, it's good to look for additional sources of reading inspiration. My wife …

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Back on the Market

Written by shakiestnerd in Family on Thu 26 June 2014. Tags: home,


Update: SOLD! It's good to be homeless for a while.

We tried selling our home two years ago, but it did not sell. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise because we were able to rent it to our kids for a year to aid in their transition …

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Rules for Reading

Written by shakiestnerd in Reading on Thu 26 June 2014. Tags: reading,


Reading is a habit that needs to be cherished and cultivated. During my teen years, I always had my face in a book. Unfortunately, I reached a point around there year 2000 where I couldn't remember the last time I had read a book from cover to cover. That was …

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Life Tools 2014

Written by shakiestnerd in Technology on Tue 14 January 2014. Tags: Technology,

Life Tools - 2014

There are certain resources that are essential to managing the business of your personal life.  When I started working, personal computers did not exist.  So, the minimum things I needed to mind my own business "back in the day" went something like this.

  • A checking account (and …

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