The Alchemist

I read the Alchemist for the first time around 1996, almost a decade after it was originally published.  Like many books I’ve read long ago I had forgotten most of it.  It was a chance encounter seeing it featured as a book to digitally borrow from my library app and I listened to it during…… Continue reading The Alchemist

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Dhammapada

Finished the Dhammapada today. Here are my highlights: For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time:  hatred ceases by love, this is an old rule. If a traveller does not meet with one who is his better, or his equal, let him firmly keep to his solitary journey; there is no companionship wtih…… Continue reading Dhammapada

Meditations – Marcus Aurelius

Meditations – Marcus Aurelius I just finished Meditations and have written down quotes from it that I wish to remember.  As I’ve described in this post, I’m absolutely astounded at the knowledge of the Ancient World and just now realize what a disaster the fall of the Roman Empire was for the progress of human…… Continue reading Meditations – Marcus Aurelius

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The White Witch of Rose Hall

I just finished the White Witch of Rose Hall which I read in preparation for an upcoming trip to Jamaica.  I love history and researching Montego Bay learned that one of the only surviving plantation estates is Rose Hall.  According to my research the only reason it survives is that former slaves were afraid to…… Continue reading The White Witch of Rose Hall

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Reality Is Not What It Seems – The Journey To Quantum Gravity – Carlo Rovelli

I was hoping I could write this post during the quiet early morning where I could be at peace and really think.  But life has been too busy recently and I wanted to get this written. I saw this book mentioned somewhere and is one of the few I’ve immediately ordered based on a review.…… Continue reading Reality Is Not What It Seems – The Journey To Quantum Gravity – Carlo Rovelli

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