*Brief little side note before you dig into this: This piece is going to reference a great deal of work from the mythologist Joseph Campbell, who is widely known for The Hero’s Journey. And while I can proudly say I’m a gigantic Campbell nerd, John Romaniello is a true Campbell expert who has written on the topic a million times over. It would be folly of me to try and explain the importance of...
November was a busy month. I left Atlanta, which meant moving halfway across the country. There was a Thanksgiving holiday, 5 days of which involved my dear friend Alicia staying with me. But nonetheless, I still got some solid reading done. Other months may have more books, but each book this past month was a strong choice, so the quality wasn’t lacking at all.
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What is a man? Not in the narrow gender definition. The more open to interpretation definition of a man. Someone who has masculinity and vigor flowing through their veins? What does that look like? Who do you think of when you think of that version of a man?
I am a man of man of many flaws, but I am unafraid to face those flaws head on. Dishonesty, ego, pride, bias, and bigotry are my enemies. Yet I recognize all of those live inside of me. I am a warrior. I will not tolerate hatred and mistreatment of others just for being different. I stand for what I believe in, come to the aid of others, and will not allow those who live a life of hate...
Your boy got a ton of reading done during the month of August. A fair mix of heavy reading, some introspective shit, and just good fiction. Oh, and some Hemingway. Always some Hemingway. Here’s the August Reading Romp.
For most of my short time on this gigantic rock hurtling through space, I have not been an early riser. I have detested mornings. I have viewed them with a contempt that was typically reserved for only truly terrible things in this world. Things like people who don’t say thank you when you hold the door open for them.
April was a solid month of reading. It was no different from other months in that I was all over the map as far as topic and author are concerned, but that’s my style. I typically don’t like digging hard into one topic or author for an extended period of time, because it’s easy for me to get burnt out. There’s a decent smattering of fiction, personal development, and even...
What’s up with it my fellow bibliophiles? I hope your February treated you well and offered up plenty of time for you to read. I didn’t get as much reading done as I would’ve liked. Between my birthday, a trip to stay in the mountains with my family, and then a week long trip to Austin there was a lot that kept me from being able to read.
Gluttons of the written word, how are you? It’s been a good long while since I’ve put out a Reading Romp. A couple of months to be exact. I meant to put together a list of all the books I read in 2015, but I’m a world class procrastinator. I still need to get around to that, and I probably will later this week.