My Copy: 9781593082567 (image by bookdepository.com) I admit, this is one of the more approachable religious/philosophical texts that I've tried to read. I think part of that is the intro and the translation. That said, much of it is not that hard to grasp, and some other parts are like "whaaa?" Tao Te Ching has … Continue reading Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu
...and another author I recommend seems to be in the same boat. Ah, how the media have bristled with evangelical preachers/ celebrities denouncing American society and insisting these storms and other natural phenomena are like God wagging it's finger at us and telling people to stop being naughty and repent. Yeah, because the couple in … Continue reading I’m tired of the “God’s Punishment” crap we keep getting from preachers wanting their 15 minutes (more) in the media…
A lovely sequel to "The Holy Man," whereby the Holy Man, Joe, must help his replacement, Anna, learn what she must because he is growing older. However, Joe's original teacher, Chen, is sick
My Copy: 9781573225328 (image from amazon.com) "If you look on everyone you meet as a holy person, you will be happy." (pg 5) This oft-repeated quote by the Holy Man (named Joe) sums it up just right. This book, and it's sequel, were given to me for my birthday by my mother. She had a … Continue reading The Holy Man, by Susan Trott
My Copy: 9780671027032 Of all the books I have, this is one of the handful that if someone asked to borrow it, I'd fork it over even without a guarantee of return. It's THAT necessary and THAT good a book--too good to hoard like gold, even if that's what it is to a clueless introvert like … Continue reading How to Win Friends & Influence People (special anniversary ed.), by Dale Carnegie
My Copy: 9780394724690 Though some of the technology mentioned and tricks-of-the-trade may be outdated (published in 1976 after all), it must be doing something right if it's still in print today. The Craft of Interviewing contains a slew of wisdom from an editor of Writer's Digest magazine who warns us in the introduction, "For no … Continue reading The Craft of Interviewing, by John Brady
I admit to watching too many wushu/kung fu/martial arts flicks over the years, good and bad alike. So when I grew curious about martial arts and bought several books, this one found its way on my shelf...