Journal - Book Notes

I like to share what I learn—opinions, notes on books I’ve read, and advice from anything I consume. I believe that when you keep information to yourself, you end up living off your reserves. But when you give away everything you have, you are left with nothing, which in turn forces you to look, to be aware, and to replenish.

Book Notes

The Icon Book

Studies of road signs typically find that iconic signs can be read at twice the distance and in half the time as word signs.

May 7, 2022

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Born To Run

Your feet are like a minnow bucket full of sensory neurons, all of them wriggling around in search of sensation. Stimulate those nerves just a little, and…

April 30, 2022

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Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

Because their system of counting was based on the number 20, the Mayans naturally divided their year into 18 months of 20 days each, totaling 360 days….

January 29, 2022

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The Fine art of Small Talk

Take the risk. We cannot hope that others will approach us; instead, even if we are shy, it is up to us to make the first move.

December 12, 2021

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The Wood Fire Handbook

The bark of several tree species has some fire resistance. You will get a better, quicker fire by always facing the clean split surface towards the heart…

October 18, 2021

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Buzz – The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine

Alcohol The term “proof” dates to the 17th century when various means were devised for checking, or “proving” that a beverage had the alcohol…

December 3, 2020

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The Essential Fishing Handbook

Some notes in this post have been added from additional sources outside of this book. General Spinfishermen and baitcasters can…

August 2, 2020

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Salt Fat Acid Heat

Salt All salt comes from the ocean Should you use more salt? No. You should use salt better. Add it…

July 25, 2020

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One Magic Square

Commercial seeds in shops are increasingly based on fewer varieties, may be genetically modified, and are often impregnated with toxic substances to ensure shelf life. Most…

February 17, 2019

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Dreaming in Code

When you buy a typical commercial program – or “shrink-wrapped software” – you receive a file that runs on your computer anytime you need it. This…

February 5, 2019

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Upper Midwest Gardening

Soils typically have four components – sand, silt, clay, and organic matter Nitrogen ensures normal vegetative growth and a healthy green color….

January 26, 2019

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Jam On!

JamMashed fruit pulp cooked with a sweetener to a smooth, congealed consistency. JellyThe strained juice of fruit cooked to a translucent and congealed consistency.

December 12, 2018

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Flow

Religions are only temporarily successful attempts to cope with the lack of meaning inline. They are not permanent answers. People can lose…

November 14, 2018

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The Subtle Art of not Giving a F**k

Conventional self-help advice which tells you to visualize success and think about the type of person you want to be only reinforces the idea that you…

October 4, 2018

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The War of Art

If you find yourself criticizing other people, you’re probably doing it out of Resistance. When we see others beginning to live their authentic selves, it drives…

September 2, 2018

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Zen & the Art of Happiness

If who you are and what you have is what you want, if you’re satisfied with the conditions of your life, congratulations – do more of…

August 13, 2018

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Wine

Burgundy and Bordeaux are the top tier Wine is the fermented juice of grapes or fruit Three colors…

July 1, 2018

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Imagine yourself living in a space that contains only things that spark joy. Isn’t this the lifestyle you dream of? The best…

June 4, 2018

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The Art of Public Speaking

Research has shown the 75% of the movie audience is composed of young people from the ages of 17 to 25. Therefore, all scrips will contain…

May 10, 2018

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The Sonic Boom

Studies have shown that the sounds of slot machines make people overestimate how much they’re actually winning by as much as 24%

October 22, 2017

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Master Your Metabolism

Your body can’t work the way it’s supposed to if any of your hormones is out of tune. Once one loses the beat, they all follow….

September 3, 2017