Reading 2015 Summary

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

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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Rules for Reading

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Reading is a habit that needs to be cherished and cultivated. During my teen years, I always had my nose 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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It All

Where did it all begin?

Some are amazed by the wonder of it all.

Some have it all.

Some end up throwing it all away.

Some have seen it all.

Some want it all.

Some want to get away from it all.

Some ask, “what is it all about”?

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Triple Homonyms

There are a lot of homonyms running around out there in the wild.  Finding three words that can be pronounced the same but are spelled different is more rare. I’ve collected this list of triple homonyms over a period of time.  They are words that are spelled differently, have …

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On Being a Reader

During my childhood and teen years I was a voracious reader. But, as I entered my adult years with all the responsibilities of life, I gradually read less and less. It got to the point, I could no longer remember the last book I had read. I resolved to change …

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The 360 Degree Leader

The 360 Degree Leader - Book Review

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During my performance appraisal at work this year, my boss recommended I read, "The 360 Degree Leader" by John C. Maxwell.  So, I did.  I didn't know how well I would enjoy the book when the table of contents indicated a rigorous, methodical layout …

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'South Carolina: A History'

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I just finished listening to South Carolina: A History by Walter Edgar. In a way, historical books, such as this, are boring and fascinating simultaneously.  The book goes in to great detail on the early history of the Palmetto State and the efforts to carve out a settlement in the …

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