The ultimate Bill Gates reading list — Quartz

books bill gates reading list

Could be something here for your memorial weekend reading list.  One hundred eighty five books compiled and read since 2010.  That’s about twenty three books per year or about two per month.  What’s your pace?  Mine is no where near that at the moment.  Time to step it up!

-John

So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled all 185 of the books mentioned on his blog, which dates back to January 2010, and organized them by topic.

Source: The ultimate Bill Gates book recommendation list — Quartz

Be careful of the water you drink…

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Photo by Vinícius Henrique on Unsplash

There is the ancient story of the king who drank poisoned well water that made him insane, and his subjects and underlings were all afraid.  Then they too drank the water from the well and rejoiced, seeing their king return to sanity.

Be careful of the water you drink.

excerpted from the GKIC No BS Inner Circle Gold Letter May 2018.

Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85 – The New York Times

American Pastoral is a terrific book and movie.  Currently, my only exposure to Philip Roth I’m sad to say.  I have some work to do to catch up 🙂 . The brilliance and insight of a story like American Pastoral is both admiral and humbling.

-John

In the course of a very long career, Mr. Roth took on many guises — mainly versions of himself — in the exploration of what it means to be an American, a Jew, a writer, a man. He was a champion of Eastern European novelists like Ivan Klima and Bruno Schulz, and also a passionate student of American history and the American vernacular. And more than just about any other writer of his time, he was tireless in his exploration of male sexuality.

Source: Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85 – The New York Times

Happy World Turtle Day!

world turtle day 2018

Incredibly, in celebration of world turtle day this guy showed up on my lunch time walk today.  I encourage you to get out on your lunch hour and walk.  It will change your perspective, energize your afternoon, and you will discover new things.

-John

 

Dog visits funeral home for 1 last goodbye to beloved owner

When your puppy first arrives, it’s hard to imagine a time when you might have to say goodbye in the end.  Years pass quickly, however, and now our little puppy, Allie (pictured below) is going on eight years old.  Still some good time left, I hope.

What happens, though, when the reverse happens, and your puppy might be forced to say goodbye to you?  This is a touching story about how a funeral home handled this tragic reality.

-John

When the man who raised her from a puppy, Andy Baelieu, died from a sudden heart attack, the 13-year-old mixed-breed dog was right by his side. “After the paramedics could not revive and save Andy, Sadie laid down beside him and was snuggling his hand,”

Source: Dog visits funeral home for 1 last goodbye to beloved owner

allie with bone
The bets walking partner I’ve ever had. I’m looking forward to more, Allie 🙂 -John