I stopped by to see my friends at Tomorrow Pictures the other day. Drew was busy working with some footage from Australia down in the editing room, so rather than interrupt his train of thought I just hung out in his office and took the opportunity to browse his bookshelf, looking for something I hadn’t […]
On a lighter note, I read book 5 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – last weekend and saw the movie this past week. The book was, of course, much better than the movie. I understand that parts of the book needed to be cut to fit a script into a reasonable […]
Salon: We are meant to be here [physicist Paul Davies’] new book, “The Cosmic Jackpot,” will challenge even the most open-minded readers. Without ever invoking God, Davies argues for a grand cosmic plan. The universe, he believes, is filled with meaning and purpose. Sounds interesting. Added to my to-read list.
Before last week’s vacation, we stopped by the used book store to pick up some light “mind candy” for the trip. I was looking for some of John D. MacDonald‘s books that I’d not read yet, but there weren’t any of those on the shelf. Nor were there any copies of Cell available either. I […]
I just finished reading, upon recommendation from Rick Klau, a techno-thriller called Daemon. Wow. Scary wow. Not Amityville Horror scary or The Shining scary, but Andromeda Strain scary, or Rainbow Six scary – enough “reality” to make you believe that, though the whole story’s an unlikely one, parts of something like this could happen. [much […]
For Mike (and the rest of us too), I’m going to add a 16th book to my list of Books to Jump-Start 2007: Keith Ferrazzi’s Never Eat Alone. Though the book jacket blurb may sound like it’s all look out for number one, self-serving business “techniques,” there’s more to it. Like Tim Sanders, Ferrazzi’s point […]
Tim Sanders, author of the excellent books Love Is The Killer App and The Likability Factor, suggests a few books for us to read in the upcoming year. It looks like a good list to me, most were already on my to-read soon list. In addition, here are some from my book list that I […]
I read a fascinating book this weekend, Ian Wilson’s Murder At Golgotha. Subtitled “Revisiting the Most Famous Crime Scene in History,” it’s an interesting look at Jesus’ crucifixion and other events during Holy Week from a forensic and analytic perspective. While not proving the Bible to be 100% factually correct (neither completely possible nor necessary […]
One of my favorite nonfiction authors, Steven Johnson, has an article in today’s New York times: The Long Zoom. He writes about Will Wright’s still-in-development game, Spore, and the way it can help people take a set back to look at the bigger picture and how their actions are connected into it. Sporeâ€™s players will […]
On tonight’s LOST: a nice hat-tip to a particular author.