Category Archives: Good Books

The Sharing Habit – Sharing My Reading Highlights

I read a lot, and it is generally a solitary activity for me. I enjoy discussing interesting books, but I have yet to find a good book club that consistently reads books that I find interesting. Plus, I like to read on my own schedule. There’s something to be said about having that control.

Game of ThronesWhile I continue to search for the perfect book club, I frequently try to rope family and friends into discussing my favorite books by recommending them. This rarely works. (Except for A Game of Thrones. I’ve talked three girls into reading all 5,000 pages. I’m very proud of this trivial fact.) Continue reading The Sharing Habit – Sharing My Reading Highlights


Reporting Out on the Gardening Habit

GARDENING-TOOL-facebookIt’s been a month since I started my gardening experiment. Actually the box said Chia Obama would grow full in 1-2 weeks, so perhaps I’m a little late in reporting this out. What can I say? I’m a slow learner.

At this point, I’m ready to call this experiment complete. The results were far from perfect (Chia Obama turned out more like Chia Doc Brown from Back to the Future), but the seeds did grow into something and I got $13 worth of entertainment value. As such, I consider it a success.

Here is what I learned: Continue reading Reporting Out on the Gardening Habit


The Reading Habit

booksYou may have noticed that I include what I’m currently reading in the right hand column of this blog and it changes pretty regularly. I have a reputation for reading lots of books. My coworker Dave teases me that I always have a book recommendation to follow up on a conversation we are having.

Other people have also observed that I read a lot of books. They ask how I’ve been able to do so. I assume that is because they too want to start reading (or simply read more).

It’s actually pretty simple to start reading, but like many things in life being simple doesn’t mean it’s easy. Continue reading The Reading Habit


Brunch is Awesome, But Stay Away from the Buffet

Chief_ONeills_Brunch_1What do you think of brunch? It’s awesome, right? I mean, what’s not to like? It’s Sunday and you already woke up too late, but not too worry, brunch starts at 10:00 am so you don’t need to wait for lunch to start and you can still get breakfast. And who ever wants to choose between breakfast and lunch anyway? Brunch conveniently solves that conundrum by simply offering both at the same time.

I mean seriously! Saying you’re anti-brunch is like saying you are pro-cancer. Who would ever say that? Continue reading Brunch is Awesome, But Stay Away from the Buffet


Goals for 2016

Do you have a New Years Resolution for 2016? Did you have any resolutions for 2015? How did they work out? Did any resolutions stick for the entire year? How about for a couple months or even a week?

It’s demoralizing to come up short on a goal, but don’t feel bad if your resolution didn’t last, you’re in the majority. 25% of resolutions are broken within the first week and 54% are abandoned before 6 months. Continue reading Goals for 2016