Cult Musicians

A Cult Musician is someone that has an eclectic artist point-of-view or who likes to perform in new or multiple genres of music. The fifty musicians explored go from Yoko Ono to Bobbie Gentry to Sun Ra. The one thing they have in common is great, sometimes greatly overlooked, musicality.Continue Reading

COVID-19

Well-researched scientific, but without science jargon, study on how COVID-19 started, what warnings were ignored, and how we can do better in the future. Because, unfortunately, there are more pandemics in humanity’s future.  Questions and Answers from the Book When did Chinese scientists first talk online about the mysterious pneumoniaContinue Reading

Touch of Evil

The 1958 Orson Welles film, Touch of Evil, is analyzed from a filmmaker’s perspective. Unfortunately, there is little new information here. It reads like a master’s thesis regarding other’s writers’ analyses of the film. 10% of the book is the Notes section referencing other sources. Another 5% of the bookContinue Reading

Doing Agile Right

There is definitely a way of Doing Agile Right and, unfortunately, a way to do agile completely wrong. This book describes both so you can quickly see what your agile team is doing correctly and incorrectly. Agile sounds so good. Faster results. Quick setup. Self-management. More innovative solutions. So whatContinue Reading

Rosemary's Baby

What is Rosemary’s Baby? The answer is surprisingly much more complicated than a 1969 horror film directed by Roman Polanski. The movie has a gothic woman-in-danger who-can-help-her plot. Newlyweds Rosemary and struggling actor, Guy, find the perfect apartment in New York City. And the neighbors seem so friendly. But thenContinue Reading

#EntryLevelBoss

I agree with the author of #ENTRYLEVELBOSS that as you get further into your career, you lose empathy for those just beginning theirs. I think this clearly laid out plan of attack would be very useful. If not for the full-time gamers in their parent’s basements, at least for theContinue Reading

Thinking Inside the Box

If you love crosswords, you must read Thinking Inside the Box. It started in 1913 with a quick fill-in for a newspaper’s Sunday FUN color section. In 1924, the first crossword book was published, which included a sharpened pencil for $1.35. That same year saw the humble crossword puzzle haveContinue Reading