The Social Skills Guidebook: Manage Shyness, Improve Your Conversations & Make Friends, Without Giving Up Who You Are, by Chris MacLeod

My copy: 9780994980700 This book was written by the same guy running the SucceedSocially.com website, so if you're already a devotee of that site, then much of the info in this book won't be a surprise to you. However, if you like reading paper instead of screen like me, then it's probably worth getting for yourself. … Continue reading The Social Skills Guidebook: Manage Shyness, Improve Your Conversations & Make Friends, Without Giving Up Who You Are, by Chris MacLeod

A 30-Hour Workday: or I’m an Idiot…

Okay, I found myself in this position for 2 reasons: (1) I gotta be careful of what I wish for, like wanting more work hours and experience. (2) When people are getting fired/moving in BOTH work places, and you're the only one who can do the job in each...well, there's bound to be overlap at some point.

#024–Is it okay to ban kids from certain restaurants (or at certain times)?

DISCLAIMER: I am not a parent, so I will humbly request that you put your pitchforks & torches away for a few minutes...or at least go sharpen the blades in a quiet corner. Thanks. I don't know how I ended up reading or researching on this a couple of weeks ago--I just know it's an intriguing … Continue reading #024–Is it okay to ban kids from certain restaurants (or at certain times)?

What is Japanese Architecture?: A Survey of Traditional Japanese Architecture, by K. Nishi & K. Hozumi

My Copy: 9781568364124 I'm not an architect, never been to the classes, never even stayed at a Holiday Inn Express before, so take some of this with a grain of salt if you want. However, there is enough in What is Japanese Architecture? to get a lay-person to either ask the right questions, or be able … Continue reading What is Japanese Architecture?: A Survey of Traditional Japanese Architecture, by K. Nishi & K. Hozumi

The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed, by J. D’Agnese & D. Kiernan

My Copy: 9780307453662 Finally! A book useful for those (poor schmucks?) among us who don't have that same, steady paycheck every week or two (or month). My prayers were answered when I found this, jaw dropping to the floor. I read about half a dozen books regarding budgeting, personal finances, goal setting, etc., but there was … Continue reading The Money Book for Freelancers, Part-Timers, and the Self-Employed, by J. D’Agnese & D. Kiernan