Wow. I’ve never enjoyed a book so much I assumed I would find so incredibly boring. I doubt I could have gotten through it by reading, but in audiobook form (which I got free on Apple Books) it was fantastic.
I just canceled my Amazon Prime membership, hoping that will dissuade me from buying as much junk. I had to confirm the membership cancelation 4 times before it took effect. At least I didn’t have to do it over the phone…
📚 Well, that was most of the books I’ve read in the last 2-3 weeks. I cut back a bit on the podcasts I listen to, which freed up some listening time for audiobooks. I’ve been enjoying this.
How could I not love non-fiction about winning the national science fair by blowing shit up? We watched October Sky many years ago. Apparently I liked it enough my wife bought me this (hardcover) book that was the basis for the movie. I never read it. A couple years ago I donated it to the public library. I came across the audiobook on Hoopla and finally read (listened to) it. Good stuff.
This was utterly delightful. What a life.
Audiobook available free on Hoopla.
This is more of a personal journey than a how-to. Mildly interesting. Short read.
Audiobook available free on Hoopla.
Fine, I guess. This is clearly aimed more at people who are dealing with parents’ estates than with downsizing their own stuff. The author is far more lenient with recommendations on what to keep and what to discard, so this might appeal to some people more than others.
Available available free on Hoopla.
Not for everyone. Quick read. I wanted to like this more than I did. There are some good nuggets in here, but there’s also staggering hubris (e.g. “None of my clients have ever relapsed”… bullshit). I also could have done without all the anthropomorphising (the things and the home don’t have feelings). The nuggets can be summed up easily:
- Decide what to keep.
Decide where to keep it.
Audiobook available for free on Hoopla.
Great collection of essays, fast & easy read, lots to think about.
📚 Finished reading: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, ISBN: 9780486784755
Great book, not at all what I expected based on film and TV depictions. I got the audiobook free from Apple Books a while back.
Seen on my run. This morning The Boy ran the entire Black Squirrel Half Marathon course (including 1900 ft of climbing).
Seen on my run.
It’s been a joy to spend the last decade with this great little guy.
It was a joy to see our friends’ bluegrass band, FY5, play in Old Town Square last night.
Seen on my run. The Boy is training for a marathon this fall. We ran a very hot 10 miles today.
Here’s a video I made while spectating the Broken Arrow Sky Race 52K at Squaw Valley on June 22.
I really wanted to get there one second faster.
Friday: Western States check in and relaxation.
Thursday: Squaw Valley again. A lot of snow has melted since last weekend.
Wednesday: Duncan Canyon, around mile 27 on the Western States course.
Tuesday: Michigan Bluff and Eldorado Canyon, around mile 55 on the Western States course. We were all shaken by the events of Monday evening, but my wife, son, and all the Sheriff’s deputies insisted I carry on with the race preparations for this weekend.
Monday: Everything is fine now.
Near the end of their hike and my run, our 9 year son ran ahead of us on the trail, took a wrong turn, wondered around the forest for hours while we frantically searched for him, encountered a bear, and was eventually picked up around sunset by the search and rescue team we requested via SOS on our satellite tracker (we were an hour drive from cell signal). Many thanks to the Placer County Sheriff Department for coming through for us in a big way.
Monday: Devil’s Thumb, around mile 47 of the Western States course.