Wednesday, December 9, 2015

My 12 (out of 12) Books of 2015

This past year was mostly one to forget. But one highlight was actually accomplishing my New Year’s resolution to read one book a month. My goal was to read at least half an hour a day, which I would do on my lunch break at work. After I was laid off, I would try to read at least an hour a day, which I did most days. Some days I would skip, others I would read 2-3 hours. Most of the books I chose to read were ones I heard about over the years and finally decided to read. Others were autobiographies of people I admired, and some were recommended to me by family. The following is a list of the 12 books I read along with some thoughts about them (in no particular order):


"Meemaw, put this weather on and do this with your hands."

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

When you have no chance in hell. And you take it anyway.



This is Gerry Woo. You most likely don’t know who he is. You don’t need to, either. But I do, and I think about him on a semi-regular basis. Since I first heard about him over ten years ago, I haven’t been able to forget him and probably won’t for a long time.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Vegas '06


It’s summer vacation. Danny, Mohammed, and I are 19, broke, and bored out of our minds. We decide to go to Vegas. Just the three of us. Because our other friends are smart enough to know that if you can’t gamble, drink, or rent a hotel room, what’s the point of going? But we take off anyway, optimistic and hopeful for adventure in my mom’s Toyota Camry.