Monthly Archives: March 2009

Teachings of the Compassionate Buddha

I don’t remember where I got this book. I think someone gave it to me? Could be. I also don’t know where this label stuck to a page came from. I was just thinking about Little Earthquakes the other day … Continue reading

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Hindu Scriptures

Hinduism is the world religion about which I think I know the least. I suppose I should probably re-read these Hindu Scriptures that I just happen to have laying around the house. I suppose I could also go ask Rebecca … Continue reading

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Fabric of the Cosmos

Brian Greene is a physicist, string theorist, cosmologist. He’s written a few books on the subject and like Michio Kaku (who I also have a few books by) he excels at bringing an understanding of complex subjects like these down … Continue reading

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Escher

This one I pulled out of a box of books to sell at a garage sale. I do like MC Escher (he’s my favorite MC) but this book is pretty small and it’s just tiny images of his work without … Continue reading

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Food of the Gods

Terence McKenna is kind of a personal hero of mine. I first read about him in Wired a long time ago, in which he was described as the sort of intellectual heir of Timothy Leary and also as a “Guy … Continue reading

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Flatland

This book was written by schoolteacher and theologian Edwin Abbot in 1884.  Flatland is a weird little mathematical science fiction story about some creatures that live in a two dimensional world, and one of them encounters a three dimensional being … Continue reading

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100 Poems

Many people seem to love ee cummings. I guess he’s ok. My taste in poetry tends towards the rigid and classical, but I can see how you might like this sort of thing. This is Rebecca’s book as are most … Continue reading

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Post Office

This was one of the first books that Rebecca gave me to make me read. She has a real thing for Bukowski, and I had never read his stuff so I gave Post Office a go. I really liked this … Continue reading

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The Journey of Self Discovery

The rule when I worked at a comic store was that all customers should leave their bags in a front area of the store where we had a rack for such things.  This was to hopefully cut down on kids … Continue reading

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A Canticle for Leibowitz

This is one of my favorite of all post-apocalyptic science fiction books.  In A Canticle for Leibowitz a group of monks keep safe the esoteric knowledge of science and engineering from the ravening hordes. I like when I get a … Continue reading

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