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Daniel Goble
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Second Quarter Report
Another three moons have come and gone... which means it's time for another life update! Here are my top 11 highlights of the quarter: 1,2 &3: Mindy and I have gone on three major trips: a backpacking trip in Uwharrie National Forest near Ashboro, a camping...
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Mid-Year Reflection: Creativity
My two watchwords for the year have been connection and creativity. As the summer solstice draws near, I'd like to reflect on each in turn. Today: a meditation on creativity. Creativity includes the ideas of invention, production, new connections, and art. ...
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Evolution and the Fall
     I've been working my way through this book for the better part of a year, and finally wrapped it up a few weeks ago while sitting around the campfire at Kevin Lloyd's bachelor party. Similar to The Believing Primate , which I read a few years ago, this...
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Summary: Grit by Angela Duckworth
      Grit is a book and a concept I've heard a lot about over the last few years, and has been on my to-read list for a while. Fortunately, my mom bought me this book by "In a Nutshell Publications" that summarizes each chapter in a couple pages and gives ...
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All Joy And No Fun by Jennifer Senior
     This is the first parenting book I have ever read-- though I'm not sure it should be called a parenting book. In fact,  All Joy And No Fun appealed to me precisely because it was not about the effect of parenting on the kids, but on the parents. And in...
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First Quarter Report
So many things have happened in the last 3 months that a simple list seems most appropriate. So here goes: My first Missionary Medicine Intensive Obstetrics talk went very well. I'm getting better at swimming. Mindy and I learned a lot at a marriage confere...
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The Road by Cormac McCarthy
**SPOILER ALERT** I would not recommend most people read this book. It is utterly dark and hopeless. But if you're like me and derive deep satisfaction from engaging with uncomfortable ideas, then by all means, stop reading this post and pick up The Road ...
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7 Things I've Learned from 1 Year in Boone
1. How to bundle up for really cold temperatures. The essentials: four layers on top (base layer, shirt or turtleneck, fleece, and shell), two layers on bottom, a couple pairs of gloves and socks, a scarf, ear protection, and facemask. Anything less, and yo...
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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Introduction The title invokes a broad sweep of history, philosophy, and psychology-- an impossible range of topics for one book, or many. And on its face, the book seems to only focus on psychoanalysis, with the author's experiences as a Jew in Nazi concen...
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2018: Year of Creativity
2017 has been a good year for me, Mindy, the blog, the dogs, the cat, and most other entities in my immediate circle. I hit 50% of my goal to blog on 1 book per month, and would have been 100% if the dogs and house had not kept me more busy than anticipated...
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