Get On With It

Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

Tag: books

  • Designing the mind

    Designing the mind

    Do I need to read another book on self-improvement, and did this book help me learn anything new? I would say yes and yes.

  • Opposites attract

    Opposites attract

    I just finished reading Encounters with the Archdruid by John McPhee. Enjoyed it more that I thought I would. The premise isn’t all that exciting, like most McPhee books (his compendium about the geological history of North America won the Pulitzer prize!), but it was hard to put down. The portraits of the main characters […]

  • Irruptions

    Irruptions

    I’m completely entranced with this book. Allow me to present an example on the secret life of birds, Goldfinches edition.

  • Noticing birds

    Noticing birds

    Birds are cool, and most only live for a year. Look out and look up, there is a lot to notice out there.

  • What I learned last week (#64)

    What I learned last week (#64)

    Learned last week: Keep running, the story you tell yourself can change everything, thinking about the end, the wide-world of shoelaces, and more.

  • The side of the mountain

    The side of the mountain

    It’s the sides of the mountain which sustain life, not the top. Here’s where things grow.

  • What I learned last week (#60)

    What I learned last week (#60)

    Learned last week: St Andrews is cold, the power of great feedback, concierge car buying, and more.

  • What I learned last week (#59)

    What I learned last week (#59)

    Learned last week: No one can explain flying, how to not take things personally, icebreaker questions, and more.