Monday Morning …

Homework 1

If we are enriched by the books we read, why aren’t I a lot smarter …?

A small selection of books partially unread or waiting on my desk to be absorbed and analyzed.  Not all the books, read and unread, which live in my house … just the  ones at the top of the list this week. 

Some represent paid work, some are volunteer efforts, and some are just for fun … All seem to me to hold value for me and others, if we simply read, reflect, and act.

The perception does exist among some that what we read is both a window into our interests, values, and beliefs, and a dandy measure of what we bring to a work equation.

With all this in mind …

What’s on your reading list?

Wondering where the time will come from in the Heartland ….


My Titles:

Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology by Todd B. Kashdan and  Joseph Ciarrochi

Take Charge of Your Talent: Three Keys to Thriving in Your Career, Organization, and Life by Maruska and Jay Perry

Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior by Leonard Mlodinow

The Golden Years: Healthy Aging and the Older Adult by Christopher W. Bogosh

The Book of Psychological Truths:  A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Really Good Thinking for Really Great Living by R. Duncan Wallace

Extraordinary Beliefs: A Historical Approach to a Psychological Problem by Peter Lamont

Winning On Purpose:  How  To Organize Congregations to Succeed in Their Mission by John Edmund Kaiser

2 thoughts on “Monday Morning …

  1. John, yowser, where is your fun book old sport? Can you tell I just watched Gatsby? There was a guy who knew how to have fun. Of course it didn’t end so well. Now if had just read more….

    I think the answer to your question is that you realize how dumb you are. In comparison of course. It is the way I feel and I think it a great step forward I am convinced it comes from reading all those books, especially the fun ones. Thank you Jack Reacher.

    Bob in NH.


    • Hi, Bob … thanks for commenting.

      I have fun books too, but you won’t see them here:)

      Good point about the perspective shift that comes from reading … we really do realizech how much more exists than we will ever know.



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