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The Book of Ecclesiastes

The Book of Ecclesiastes Background The book of Ecclesiastes is written by Solomon, the author of Proverbs and Song of Solomon. In this book, Solomon is looking for something that lasts, for what is worthwhile in this life. He ponders how we are surrounded by people living for this world and they are still empty […]

Exploring Texas Wilderness: A Mini Guide

Exploring Texas Wilderness: A Mini Guide   Those who are from Texas already know it: Texas is HUGE. From the mountains of west Texas to the canyons of the panhandle to the beaches of South Texas, this state packs a lot into its borders. I have lived in Texas for 25 years and still have yet […]

Books Read in 2020

A list of the books I read in 2020, with summaries of my favorites.

Kingsville, Texas

We lived in Kingsville, Texas for just over a year. Here’s some of our favorites.

Never Split the Difference: A Summary

Chris Voss, former FBI hostage negotiator, wrote the fantastic book Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It. Here is my summary of the key points from the book. Never Split the Difference  Bargain Hard Three types of negotiating personalities:  Analyst: methodical and diligent, not in a rush, systematic in their […]

The Woodlands, TX & Falls Church, VA

Part Two of the Two Weeks of Travel: December 2020 edition The Woodlands, Texas We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas day in The Woodlands, Texas. We enjoyed lots of walking along the many walking trails, going to Trader Joe’s, and sitting outside in the nice weather.  Falls Church, Virginia Located 20 minutes from Washington DC lies […]

Glacier National Park in Winter & Lewiston, Idaho

Two Weeks of Travel: Christmas 2020 PART ONE – Glacier National Park and Lewiston, Idaho After almost a year of greatly reduced travel, especially for my husband, we spent the last two weeks of 2020 on the move. We tried to make it as relatively safe as possible, only going to see small amounts of family […]

Key Points: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell This is just a summary of Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point. It was a very interesting book and I would recommend actually reading the full thing. Key Idea #1: It is only an epidemic once the Tipping Point threshold has been crossed.  -Tipping Point: when a trend turns into […]

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