“Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.”
― William Shakespeare,
Another month has come and gone, and a bunch more books have been read! This month, I got a great idea for a new reading challenge, so stay tuned for more on that! In the meantime, check out what I read this month: Continue reading “May Books”
My latest book I was sent to review is a little different than my normal choice.
A stylish, illustrated gift book from an award-winning artist that profiles
notable cat-loving men throughout history in words and pictures. Continue reading “Of Cats and Men”
This past month I knocked out a lot of books. I owe a big part of it to my marathon recovery week, where I think I read one a day. The best part of this month is that none of the books have any relation. There are business books, running books, a kids book, a cookbook and more! Read below to see what all I read and what I thought of them. Continue reading “April Books”
From storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages.
I read a lot of books. Some of them I review on here, but a lot of them I read and just move on. So going forward I want to at least touch base and give my overall opinion on those I don’t review completely. Continue reading “March Books”
This week, I read The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and The Power of Seeing. This is by no means a light read, but it is interesting. Continue reading “The Inkblots”
I’m fortunate enough to work at a company that values women, but I realize that not everyone is as lucky. In Own It: The Power of Women at Work, Sallie Krawcheck talks about the future of women in business, how we are changing it, and talks about life lessons she’s learned in her 30+ year career on Wall Street. Continue reading “Own It: The Power of Women at Work”
We have this idea in America of the self-made man. We love to celebrate individual achievement. We have these icons like Steve Jobs and Henry Ford and Benjamin Franklin, and we talk about how amazing it is that they did these great things and built themselves up out of nothing. I think the self-made man is a myth. I’ve never believed in it. I can honestly say that I’ve never achieved anything on my own. Whether it was my parents encouraging me to follow my dreams, or mentors like Jim McDonald who saw something in me, or classmates like Greg Chamitoff who challenged, me to do better, I owe everything I’ve ever accomplished to the people around me- people who pushed me to be the best version of myself.