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Books of 2014

Time to look back and share my books! I continue to love reading and I can feel the passion I have for learning and my love for knowledge expanding with each page I read. Here are the books I've read and listened to throughout 2014. There have been more hospice themed books this year as I continue to grow in my knowledge and understanding of the healthcare spectrum. 

Books of 2014  Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J. I. Packer Crazy Love, Francis Chan On Death and Dying, Elizabeth K├╝bler-Ross Final Gifts, Maggie Callahan and Patricia Kelley
The World According to Mr. Rogers, Fred Rogers
The Starbucks Experience, Joseph Michelli
Speaking the Truth in Love, Kenneth C Haugk Caring Criticism, William J. Diehm
Proof of Heaven, Eben Alexander

The use of an iPhone to play audiobooks has made my audiobook section grow substantially from last year!

Audiobooks of 2014  The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Michael Pollan
The Giver, Lois Lowry
The Fault in Our Stars, Joh…

Found Object - Beverage Opener

I have only a vague recollection as to where I found this bottle opener. My best guess is that I found it while leaving Trader Joe's one evening. They sell Shipyard beers there and I am guessing it was a promotional item to go along with the beers. I neither opened the opener nor kept it for very long. I only drink one or two alcoholic drinks in an average month. I have been enjoying a few hard ciders lately! I do enjoy trying all sorts of different beers and hard ciders and even this new thing called a "hard root beer." This past year, I have enjoyed experimenting with trying the fall beers they sell at Trader Joe's. It's helpful that you can buy only one from a pack instead of having to purchase an entire six pack. It makes it easier to just try one. I didn't really care for a lot that I tried. There was one from Magic Hat Brewery called Hex. That one was super! It was probably the best fall beer I have had. My wife doesn't usually care for them, but e…

Something Went Wrong

I was driving down the road and noticed a truck in front of me. I looked at the image of Sherwin Williams on the back of the truck. For clarity, I have included that image at the top of this post. I laughed out loud to myself in my car after I looked at this illustration. Hopefully no other drivers noticed this oddly timed LOL.

I thought, "Sherwin Williams really doesn't understand how gravity works!"

I'm not looking to go deep into a full exposition of how gravity does work, but I'll give you a flavor. If gravity was accurate in this image, you may wonder how the can was being suspended in mid air! If you could resolve that issue, you would think about how the paint would fall to the surface of the earth and smother the poor earthlings below! I think that's how the dinosaurs went extinct. The paint would coat the outside of the earth. Sadly, it wouldn't drip off as in the logo. It would just continue to cover the land. That makes the slogan, "Cover…