Reading

I enjoy reading, to put it mildly. This space will be updated with a summary quote as I finish a book, with the most recently read at the top.  Please do not view this page as a wholehearted endorsement of the text, but rather as the continuing pursuit of a person plagued by curiosity.

Moonwalking with Einstein:  The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer

A journalist’s exploration of memory through history while preparing for competitive memory events.

“If the essence of creativity is linking disparate facts and ideas, then the more facility you have making associations, and the more facts and ideas you have at your disposal, the better you’ll be at coming up with new ideas.”

 

Finding God

 

Finding God in My Loneliness by Lydia Brownback.

 

“. . .if we pursue Christ above all, we’ll find what we’ve been restless for all along.  Self seeking breeds loneliness; self-forgetfulness breeds fullness. (2017:21)”

 

 

Prisoners of Geography

 

Prisoners of Geography:  Ten Maps that Explain Everything about the World by Tim Marshall

 

“The land on which we live has always shaped us.  It has shaped the wars, the power, politics, and social development of the peoples that now inhabit nearly every part of the earth” (2015:1).