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Discoveries 4

      1 minute read

Respect yourself, thrive in midlife, Lost City of Oz on the big screen, SubwayDoodles, and…

Discoveries 3

      2 minute read

Colonialism, changing the world, improve your focus, software estimates, and…

Discoveries 2

      1 minute read

Advice for writers, Dan Rather, systems not goals, helicopter parenting, and…

Discoveries 1

      1 minute read

Flooded school library, find your purpose, Silicon Valley scammers, Stranger Things on Netflix, and…


Reading list

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Books I’ve read (since I started keeping track), ordered chronologically. Also, take a look at my top reads posts.

Top reads for 2022

      13 minute read

In no particular order, these are some of my favorite books that I read in 2022.

Top reads for 2021

      5 minute read

In no particular order, these are some of my favorite books that I read in 2021.

Top reads for 2020

      9 minute read

In no particular order, these are some of my favorite books that I read in 2020.

Top reads for 2019

      4 minute read

In no particular order, these are some of my favorite books that I read in 2019.

Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck

      9 minute read

A growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

      2 minute read

Challenge your presumptions about feminism. Embrace your own version. Basically, don’t let women be treated like shit.

A Reporter’s Life by Walter Cronkite

      5 minute read

An enjoyable description of the twentieth century, told through Walter Cronkite’s life experiences as well as his prominent journalistic pieces.

Untangled by Dr. Lisa Damour

      20 minute read

Dr. Lisa Damour breaks the topic of girls’ adolescence into seven stages, allowing the reader to see the progression from child to young woman.

1984 by George Orwell

      5 minute read

A classic novel by George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair), it portrays the gradual evolution of the 1940’s world as we knew it into a dystopian society of 1984.

Wyatt Earp Speaks! by John Richard Stephens

      1 minute read

The author attempts to tie together the real story of the gunfight at OK Corral and Wyatt Earp with original source information from several disparate sources.

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

      1 minute read

Checklists don’t take the place of experience and knowledge. They free our mind from having to remember each step we must take on the path to completion.

Dating Smarts by Amy Lang

      1 minute read

If you’re a parent to a pre-teen or teenager, buy this book. Read it. Have your child read it. Discuss it with them. Openly.

Animal Farm by George Orwell

      1 minute read

Short in length, this is an easy read with plenty of subtext and meaning that still applies in our world, even 70 years after it was authored.

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzat

      1 minute read

An interesting tale of courage and strength told through the eyes of a young teenage girl.

Dream Year by Ben Arment

      6 minute read

If you’re feeling curious and open-minded, this book will help you move your hobbies and passions forward into something more tangible.

Getting Things Done by David Allen

      7 minute read

Besides the expected organizational tips and suggestions, the author’s basic premise is to find a system that works best for you.


Doc plan - Template

      less than 1 minute read

A documentation plan template for technical writers that work in software engineering and/or technical fields.


Thoughts on Grace Hopper Celebration 2018

      21 minute read

A guy’s thoughts after attending Grace Hopper Celebration 2018 in Houston, Texas with 20,000+ women…and a few hundred men.