Books

The Artist’s Guide to Gimp

The Artist’s Guide to Gimp

nope, I am not an artist (a wannabe maybe), but am studying this book, as I use The Gimp for all my photo manipulating. Here is the lesson for making one’s own brushes.

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First, Break All The Rules

re-reading this, and unlike before I am getting something out of it.

Guess now I am ready for the book.

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From Drucker

“There are always more productive tasks for tomorrow then there is time to do them and more opportunities than there are capable people to take care of them- not to mention the always abundant problems and crises”- Peter Drucker from “The Effective Executive” page 110

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By October 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Books I’ve Read More Than Once

1. The Bible: well I haven’t read it front-to-back, but jumping around. A lot. And I am sure at least 2x. Now I plan to study certain sections a bit more carefully.

2. Lord of the Rings (Tolkien): About 9 times over a 40 year period.

3. The Hobbit (Tolkien). At least 8 times, probably 9 (along with #2).

4. Zen in the Martial Arts (Hyams): 2 times, though not recently.

5. Zen in the Art of Writng (R. Bradbury): 2 times. Second time recently.

6. Zen in the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Pirsig): 2 times (maybe 3). And intend to read again.

7. Writing Down The Bones (Goldberg): 2 times, second time just last month.

8. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Verne): 2 times. Once as a youth, and second time upon owning a Kindle (classics are free).

9. Fireside Book of Chess: 2 times. Once as a youth, and later as an adult.

10. Whittling and Woodcarving: 2 times. Once as a youth, and later as an adult.

I am surely leaving out some, those are off the top of my head.

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Waging Heavy Peace

Waging Heavy Peace

25% through this. And yes, I am getting something out of it.

Will report,…

some day.

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By October 8, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Ahead of One’s Time

Ahead of One’s Time

Is anyone ever really ahead of his or her time?

Are they are part or, a product of, the time in which they developed?

Would they be ahead of their time? Or in tune with it?

And if they are in tune with it, does that mean that those around him are not?

Isn’t that sad?

Time to re-read “Illusions” by Richard Bach.

Ilusions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

 

I read. A lot. But mostly non-fiction. Books on writing, business books, philosophy, science.

But about once a year I read one or two works of fiction. Literary and occasionally, “popular” novels.

This year I read “Gone Girl”.

The 1st half was rather boring and I thought I had made a mistake in my selection.

Then it cranked up and would not stop.
“More twists than the Appalachian Parkway” a friend wrote.

And she was correct.
There were a few weak sections in writing, but overall I enjoyed it.
Even the abrupt ending. Which basically left the sequel to one’s imagination.

If you like stories, with dark undertones, read it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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