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Shoo! Nothing Here.

I realize people occasionally still find this blog somehow. I haven’t touched it for a while. Today I have stripped it, leaving only the basics and nothing else. Should you decide to stay, be warned that these are all but ramblings from previous lives.

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Book 7 of 24: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Book 7 of 24 of A Year of Books. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. Read: March 2018. The thing that drives me into reading these types of books is obsession. Obsession of the writer, the scientists, and the discoverers all throughout our time who studied every nook and cranny of the universe […]

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Book 6 of 24: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Book 6 of 24 of A Year of Books. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Listened to: March 2018. I signed up to Audible’s 30-day free trial to listen to the Ready Player One audiobook. Normally I like actual reading more. It allows me to speed up and slow down my pace depending on my level […]

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Book 5 of 24: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Book 5 of 24 of A Year of Books. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. Read: March 2018. Last night – which is a Friday night – I spent after hours talking about Haruki Murakami’s memoir while sipping red wine in our office common area. It was our second Book […]

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Book 4 of 24: Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

Book 4 of 24 of A Year of Books. Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson. Read: February 2018. I told my version – faithful and invented, accurate and misremembered, shuffled in time. I told myself as hero like any shipwreck story. It was a shipwreck, and me thrown on the coastline […]

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Book 3 of 24: You Are Not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier

Book 3 of 24 of A Year of Books. You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto. Read: February 2018. We should instead seek to inspire the phenomenon of individual intelligence. “What is a person?” If I knew the answer to that, I might be able to program an artificial person in a computer. But I can’t. […]

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VIDEO: Vevey and Bern, Switzerland with The Favrels

Vevey, Switzerland and Bern, Switzerland. 2016. Staying in The Favrel home in the beginning of my first trip to Europe. More travel videos at youtube.com/vidasioson.

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Book 2 of 24: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Book 2 of 24 of A Year of Books. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Read: January 2018. Everyday, our beagle, Sky would start barking at 5:00am for my dad to take him out to pee. On the weekends, my dad leaves him out in the lanai/garden after his walk. After an hour or […]

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Book 1 of 24: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Book 1 of 24 of A Year of Books: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. Read: January 2018. I love long haul business flights. Being alone forces me to spend time with myself without much disturbance. In the plane I am suspended in the air, disconnected, in a state of being neither here nor there. […]

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A Year of Books: Ripping Off Mark Z’s Challenge

By now you probably think I’m a total rip off of other people’s ideas. And I am, without doubt or shame. After creating my Life Goals Template, which was inspired by Chris Guillebeau, one of my major goals for the year was also stolen from Mark Zuckerberg’s A Year of Books.  In 2015, Mark announced that […]