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  • edX

    I get mailings from edX regarding free online courses. I got an email yesterday regarding a new course titled Religion, Conflict and Peace that may be of interest to some. 8 week self-paced course with 4-8 hours per week study. Take a look:

  • Re: What music are you listening to?

    I've been listening to Winter Songs by Ola Gjeilo this week. There are some incredible pieces of music on the album but my favourite is without doubt Across the Vast Eternal Sky that I am going to commit to learn on piano. One such rendition can be found here:

  • Reading Lists

    For the first time I'm actually committing to paper (digital paper), a reading list of books I would like to read next year.

    My reading is usually a good mix of fiction, non-fiction, mindfulness, self development and work.

    How many of you make such a list so not to miss out books that you'd really like to read at some point?

    Here's my 2018 list so far then, including two new ones thanks to @federica from the other thread.

    1. Snow Leopard
    2. Great Expectations (re-read)
    3. The Exorcist
    4. Long Walk to Freedom (re-read)
    5. Man's Search for Meaning
    6. Harry Potter 2
    7. The Malay Archipelago
    8. East of Eden
    9. Casino Royal
    10. From Russia With Love
    11. Fire Under The Snow
    12. Dracula
    13. The Light Fantastic
    14. Equal Rights
    15. Harry Potter 3

    15 books may be a little ambitious but it's a target and not too far off this year and doesn't include any business related material that'll squeeze inbetween the others.

  • Solitary Confinement

    Interesting brief interview with Terry Waite who spent 1760 days in solitary confinement!

    I sometimes think it would be nice to have the opportunity to see what it's like but it wouldn't be the same if done intentionally and had a fixed duration. I have no plans to get kidnapped any time soon!

  • Re: Switching to e reader

    I admit I have a rather splendid collection of books by the Folio Society on my shelves. I moved away from Kindle and started buying high end physical books instead. They're as much art as they are literature! Kindles are convenient for sure but nothing beats a real book.