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Books I Read On Sabbatical 2015

Amy and I take an annual one month sabbatical completely off the grid. This is something that each of my partners and their families also do – we rotate throughout the year and the other partners completely cover for whomever is on sabbatical. Based on the experience of the past two years, this has had…

Book: The Inner Game of Tennis

When I played tennis as a teenager, I remember reading The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by Tim Gallwey. Near the end of my recent sabbatical + birthday vacation, after almost seven weeks of tennis where I played at least five days a week, I decided to read it…

Christmas Morning with The Velveteen Rabbit

It’s a beautiful almost snowy morning in Boulder. Crisp and cold, but subdued. Amy is on the phone with a cousin, Brooks is asleep on the floor, and Cooper is whining a little every now and then but generally happy to be on his tether chilling out after running around the yard like a maniac…

Awesome Near Term Sci-Fi – David Walton

My idea of a really good afternoon on a three day weekend is to lay on the couch and read a book. Other than a nap in the middle of the experience, that’s what I did today. I read the Supersymmetry by David Walton. It’s the sequel to Superposition, which I read earlier this year. They are…

Book: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

One of my favorite things in the world to do is lay on my couch and read. Last night I finished Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance. I didn’t expect to love it because I’m usually disappointed by biography written about people who are still alive. I loved it and…