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Books

  • Currently reading: Move The Body, Heal The Mind by Jennifer Heisz 📚

  • Finished reading: How to Calm Your Mind by Chris Bailey 📚

    A nice balance of storytelling, research, and actionable advice. Chris doesn't get technical or ramble on pointless stories, either. It was an easy-to-read book with a few actionable takeaways.

    Here are my notes.

  • A book review of Antinet Zettelkasten by Scott P. Scheper

    Finished reading: Antinet Zettelkasten by Scott P. Scheper, 📚 a book about how to create an analog Zettelkasten (slip box) that acts as a “communication partner” for thinking and creating. After seeing a couple of videos from Scott and keeping up with his website, I expected this book to … read more

  • Currently reading: Antinet Zettelkasten by Scott P. Scheper 📚

    If you are interested in analog note-taking, this is the book to read—the book details the analog Zettelkasten system and how and why it works.

  • 📚 Stolen Focus by Johann Hari

    I finished reading: Stolen Focus by Johann Hari 📚 Stolen Focus does not provide a personal step-by-step guide to remove distractions from our lives. Instead, it is about how this “Attention Crisis” impacts society. Here are some of my notes about the author’s points in this book. What impact is this … read more

  • 📚 What I’m Reading

    I’ve been jumping between 3 books this week. The first is Fairy Tale, by Stephen King. I’m about 3/4 of the way through and have to say it’s excellent. I highly recommend the audiobook. The next is Stolen Focus by Johann Hari. Another book is about how the distractions from today’s technology are … read more

  • Currently reading: Stolen Focus by Johann Hari 📚

    It’s when you set aside your distractions, he said, that you begin to see what you were distracting yourself from. - Stolen Focus p27 💬

  • Currently reading: Stolen Focus by Johann Hari 📚

    As a kid, I’ve always struggled with focus and attention, even without digital distractions. I’m a daydreamer. Today’s digital tools have made our lives simpler, yet at a cost. Even as I read the introduction to this book, I noticed I picked up my phone at least twice.

    Staying focused becomes more manageable when working on something I enjoy—writing code, building something, solving a problem. It’s easy to get into focus during those times. We can’t always be in deep focus. What do we do when we’re not?

    I’m hoping this book is not only about scare tactics. I’m not expecting some miracle cure, but perhaps a guide through my own thoughts to help figure out what works for me.

    I hope I can stay focused enough to read through the nearly 300 pages in this book. :)

  • Just received my physical copy of Daily Creative: A Practical Guide for Staying Prolific, Brilliant, and Healthy by Todd Henry 📚

    This book was highly recommended. I’ll try to take my time and read it as intended, one day at a time.

  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

    I have started to tackle Meditations. I usually don’t read this book, but I thought I would try it. I am taking notes as I go. I just write down what comes to mind as I read each part, even if my interpretation is completely off. Introduction His real name is Marcus Annius Verus.- Born in A.D. 121.- … read more

  • I Didn't Do The Thing Today

    While over the past decade, “Productivity” books try to teach you how to be productive and get things done, “I Didn’t Do The Thing Today” jumps on the recent “Anti-productivity” bandwagon and reminds us that to be genuinely productive, we need to relax, rest, and embrace the unexpected. I Didn’t Do … read more

  • Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

    Finished reading: Project Hail Mary: A Novel by Andy Weir 📚. Project Hail Mary is a story by the same author of The Martian, Andy Weir. While The Martian’s story is grounded in the science we understand today, Project Hail Mary goes beyond that and adds more sci-fi but does so without breaking the … read more

  • Currently reading: Clean Architecture: A Craftsman’s Guide to Software Structure and Design (Robert C. Martin Series) by Martin Robert C. 📚

  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

    I have started to tackle Meditations. I usually don't read this kind of book, but I thought I would give it a try. I am taking notes as I go. I am just writing down what comes to mind as I read each part, even if my interpretation is completely off. IntroductionReal name Marcus Annius Verus.- Born … read more