Showing posts from September, 2013

God's Workings

More than most books in the bible, Ecclesiastes drew on life experiences to determine God's workings on earth.

Malcolm Gladwell’s Latest Work

I do love most of Malcolm Gladwell ’s books. The Outliers and What the Dog Saw are two of my favourites. Hence it was with joy that I received the news that a new book is on the horizon – David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants .   Even if you do not yet have the opportunity to read the blurb for the book, it is somehow clear what the theme of this book is.   In these world of mismatched strengths and constant grapple against the odds, I am happy to welcome this book into my library as soon as it is out. Oh..yes, the release date is the 3rd of October, 2013. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants: Malcolm Gladwell: 9780316204361: Books ISBN : 0316204366 ISBN-13 : 9780316204361

Thinking About Thinking

“The Intelligentsia of the artistic and vaguely anarchic clubs was indeed a very strange world. and the strangest thing about it, I fancy, was that, while it thought a great deal about thinking, it did not think.   “Everything seemed to come at second or third hand; from Nietzsche or Tolstoy or Ibsen or Shaw; and there was a pleasant atmosphere of discussing all these things, without any particular sense of responsibility for coming to any conclusion on them.”   ( G. K. Chesterton, Autobiography; House of Stratus, 2001 )   Tags: Intelligentsia , Nietzsche , Tolstoy , Ibsen , Shaw , Chesterton , Autobiography   Autobiography of G. K. Chesterton: G. K. Chesterton: 9780786101726: Books ISBN : 0786101725 ISBN-13 : 9780786101726

Joy & Pain

Joy and pain are meant to be enjoyed and endured respectively. Especially when it comes to pain, I think it must be embraced and welcomed. Resistance and loathing only makes pain stronger.