My Copy: 9780785808725 (image from abebooks.uk.com, different design from what's available today) I've had this book on my shelf for roughly fifteen years, and hadn't so much as cracked it open til this week. I suppose there was a reason for that. I had to struggle to hit the 100 page benchmark before giving up. … Continue reading Essential Tibetan Buddhism, by Robert A.F. Thurman
Somehow this step never occurred to me. I was so busy trying to keep these plants alive and going (after so many seedlings have died and gone back to ground) that I'm surprised to see a tiny banana pepper plant that has a four or five inch green pepper already hanging from it. Yay--something is … Continue reading The plants are just starting to thrive… but when do I pick the fruit?
Boy I love going to get a massage. When I let the craziness of the past weeks drift away, I can really think, and think really hard about what I need or want to do most. My initial goals about music and art and reading books haven't changed a bit, but I really have to … Continue reading I’m giving myself the rest of March to clean up the place: house, pantry, body, all of it.
My Copy: 9780316253031 (image from amazon.com) Well, now I'm back to my Canadian author after the holiday. Chris Hadfield is probably the best known astronaut of the 21st century so far, and no wonder when you read this book and see what all he got involved in. I haven't had the chance to read many … Continue reading An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, by Col. Chris Hadfield
I've spent the past few days on several job sites, and I'm getting more and more annoyed each time I sit at the computer and try every combination of keyword and such that I can think of. Maybe I'm picky, or maybe I'm too broad in my thinking, but my results aren't terribly helpful. I'm … Continue reading #075–Why are Job Search Websites so NOT Helpful… or is it the Employers Posting the Jobs That Make Them Seem That Way?
My Copy: 9781596916005 (image from Bloomsbury Publishing) The Soiling of Old Glory is a book I had to read for a class in college, and it's probably the only one I've reviewed and re-read several times. This is a book that's very well put together. It's the biography of that photograph of the young man … Continue reading The Soiling of Old Glory: The Story of a Photograph That Shocked America, by Louis P. Masur
My Copy: 9780470584774 (image from bn.com) I think we all have that book on a shelf where we wonder, "did I really need to get that book, and how many more years will it sit there before I read/get rid of it?" Well, I wish like hell I'd read Clarinet for Dummies a lot sooner--I'd … Continue reading Clarinet for Dummies, by David Etheridge
My Copy: 9780764147128 (image from amazon.com) Well, it's up to a 4th edition right now, but no matter what edition we're talking about and how many links and internet apps and such, Barron's Painless Grammar is still a great guide for anyone who needs either a brief refresher on grammar rules or needs a new … Continue reading Barron’s Painless Grammar (3rd ed.), by Rebecca Elliott, Ph.D.
My Copy: 9781879505629 (image from bn.com) I've read about Walter Murch before, and just refreshed my memory of some of the things he talks about in this book by watching Apocalypse Now (and it's documentaries) again. In The Blink of An Eye is not an autobiography or technical guide, but very much a perspective on … Continue reading In the Blink of An Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing (2nd ed.), by Walter Murch