Category: Life

    Reading List 2017

    A look back at what I read in 2017, broken into the top fiction and non-fiction books, see previous years 2015, and 2016. You can see my Goodreads Year in Books 2017 for the complete list. I set out with the goal to read 25 books in the year and ended up one book short […]

    Running Stats 2017

    A year in review for my running in 2017, see previous years 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016. 2017 was a good year of running, not quite as consistent at beginning and end, but good training in the middle for the Redwood City OktobeRun half-marathon, which I posted my best time in many years.   […]

    Book Review: Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath is an American classic by John Steinbeck written in 1939 about the great depression and a Oklahoma family who lost their farm and packed everything up to try to make a new life for themselves in California. I’m sure I read the novel in high school or at some point, but […]

    Book Review: Little Brother

    After a major terrorist attack hits San Francisco, the government creates an Orwellian surveillance society, a techno-savvy teenager rebels back — a geek focused coming of age story. The author, Cory Doctorow, is quite knowledgeable and explains technology well. Even though the story was written almost 10 years ago, the technology topics still hold up. […]

    Book Review: Creativity, Inc.

    Ed Catmull’s book Creativity, Inc is an excellent book for both the history of Pixar, and the business lessons managing creative teams and people. First off, I’m biased. I love Pixar. I love their movies. I’ve watched several behind-the-scenes and making of movies about Pixar. I was even lucky enough to get a tour of […]

    Reading List 2016

    A look back at what I read in 2016, broken into the best fiction and non-fiction. You can see my Goodreads Year in Books 2016 for the complete list. I set out with the goal to read 20 books in the year and ended up reading 30, woot! My goal for 2017 is 25 books. […]

    Running Stats 2016

    A year in review for my running in 2016, see previous years 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 2016 was a great year of running, I went out running over 100 times, my most ever. It was also the second most total miles, I ran more in 2011 when training for a full marathon. I really […]

    Running Stats 2015

    A year in review for my running in 2015, see previous years 2011, 2012, and 2014. Another weak year of running, the encouraging part is I’ve been more motivated late in the year. I’m aiming to be more consistent for 2016, and hope to get another race or two in. I’m getting much slower too, […]

    Reading List 2015

    A look back at what I read in 2015, broken into fiction and non-fiction and ordered most recently finished first. Basically, this is my Goodreads Year in Books 2015 list, but with a little more than ratings; also only a few people follow me there. Fiction Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – A good psychological […]

    Running Stats 2014

    A year in review for my running in 2014, sadly I didn’t get a single run in 2013, you can see 2011 and 2012 stats. Two kids under two does not leave much free time. I got a bit back on track in 2014, but still a bit behind my previous year, though I did […]